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These Family Mini-Suites with a Balcony are perfect if you want to bring the kids. With room for up to four they feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, an upper bed and a sofa bed. In addition to the sitting area, luxury bath with shower or tub and your own private balcony, where the whole family can hang out and enjoy the view.

Family Mini-Suite with Balcony (M3)
Decks: Deck 13 | Deck 14
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Family Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 13245
Oct 2016
EXCELLENT EPIC SHIP!!! By: Chitowntrotters
The cabin (13245) was excellent! The only small negative I'd say is (yes) the beds are a bit short if you are a tall person but its nothing that should affect your cruise. The sink outside the bathroom concept is a great idea as it allows two people to get dressed at the same time. Comments I read such as: complaints about the small sink and water splashing onto the bed from the sink, and complaints about the frosted sliding doors on the shower and toilet are ridiculous and petty! Also the lifeboats below did not obstruct our view at all. The storage space in this cabin was unbelievable and make sure you look for all the not so obvious spaces.
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Cabin 10269
Aug 2016
The cabin was actually pretty nice. The third bed was oddly shaped and not very comfortable, and a bit difficult to deal with, but this cabin would have been nice if only two people were using it.
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Cabin 13044
Jun 2016
The cabin was roomy with tons of storage and a relatively large flat screen TV. While the bathroom layout is unconventional, it was wonderful having the large tub/shower. Balcony was large enough for two chairs with small tables; I would have loved to have a chaise. The bed was so comfortable! The mattress provided really good sleep.
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Cabin 11088
May 2016
Still Fans of NCL By: Frejoh
Overall we liked the cabin very much. It was comfortable for 3 adults, and had storage far beyond what we could use: 3 hanging closets, 1 full length, and cabinets everywhere. I liked the curved walls design, a clever way to open the space and make it psychologically seem larger. Many have criticized the bath layout, and while it was bearable, I would say we are not big fans. The curtain provides only a little privacy, but the commode and shower were both quite spacious. My favorite bath so far was in balcony cabin on the Norwegian Pearl- private and reasonably sized shower, commode and sink. The stateroom was equipped with a large Samsung flat screen TV, and as many movies as you should need on a cruise. Beds were firm and very comfortable.
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Dec 2015
Poor, Poor, Poor By: Hibee1973
Cabin was in no way a suite but was ok
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Cabin 13210
Dec 2015
CABIN 13210 ROOM REVIEW My bed was SO comfortable it was unreal. Former reviews had me thinking I better take a blow up pool float as to avoid some hard bed. NONE of that was true. At least now. And there was ZERO scent coming from bathroom - so I found none of that to be true but brought essential oils just in case. Essential oils will float to surface and block any undesirable scents. Save that trick for Carnival. I picked Norwegian Epic Cabin 13210 because it had a bath tub. I am not a shower person and it was amazing that few knew which cabins had a bath tub-including my travel agent. I had a mini suite and I was able to get 30% off the double occupancy as a single. So, no singles are not quarantined to the lower cabins unless they want to be. And EVERY single I ran into liked their rooms below! And these were lawyers, doctors and so on. My Cabin was impeccably clean and my steward just so wonderful. His name was "Roady" and he created penguins, bunnies and so on-with towels to surprise me each day. I tipped him 50 Euros on day one because I recognized THAT would be my closest most important ally and relationship on the ship. And I was correct. The first day is wild so ask your fridge but UN-stocked the next day of your cruise. Meaning items you do not want to be charged for taking up space in your fridge. I think room service does that-any department answers their phone right away. And they know your name. I had ordered several cases of bottled water to be delivered before I even boarded the ship-four in fact, ($70) I could have gotten by with just two. But water is the second most important thing to your health. Thank heavens I do not drink alcohol because the beverage package can upset some. This served me well. I think with the beverage package people think they can drink until they drop. I also ordered an orchid flower arrangement that lasted the entire trip and was lovely to gaze upon. They last so long I gave them to my steward as I left-as well as the extra bottled water. The water, Spa pass, and flowers were nothing compared to the overall price of my trip. The other thing I heard a lot about is the bathrooms are so thin you can hear your partners every move, Well, you can run sink or bath water for "white noise." Otherwise I found it very well laid out and no, I would not be sharing a room with someone I was not in love with-so maybe the great surprise comes when two people go who are NOT into "seeing" each other. I saw enough curtains to deal with that issue-so this may have been an old issue. So the room was nice in every way and I cannot find any fault with the ship in general. There was so much to do, I could not possibly do everything. The balcony was lovely and I spent a lot of time out there. The balcony was large.
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Cabin 13210
Dec 2015
CABIN 13210 ROOM REVIEW My bed was SO comfortable it was unreal. Former reviews had me thinking I better take a blow up pool float as to avoid some hard bed. NONE of that was true. At least now. And there was ZERO scent coming from bathroom - so I found none of that to be true but brought essential oils just in case. Essential oils will float to surface and block any undesirable scents. Save that trick for Carnival. I picked Norwegian Epic Cabin 13210 because it had a bath tub. I am not a shower person and it was amazing that few knew which cabins had a bath tub-including my travel agent. I had a mini suite and I was able to get 30% off the double occupancy as a single. So, no singles are not quarantined to the lower cabins unless they want to be. And EVERY single I ran into liked their rooms below! And these were lawyers, doctors and so on. My Cabin was impeccably clean and my steward just so wonderful. His name was "Roady" and he created penguins, bunnies and so on-with towels to surprise me each day. I tipped him 50 Euros on day one because I recognized THAT would be my closest most important ally and relationship on the ship. And I was correct. The first day is wild so ask your fridge but UN-stocked the next day of your cruise. Meaning items you do not want to be charged for taking up space in your fridge. I think room service does that-any department answers their phone right away. And they know your name.
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Cabin 11090
Jul 2015
Mini suite rooms were spacious enough for our family of 3. Bathroom set up was different but didn't bug us at all. TONS of storage. The "bed" for our son (looks like a sofa) was hard as a rock. Loved the balcony and twice sitting out there saw dolphins jumping in the sea.
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Cabin 8070
Jun 2015
Good not Great By: familyfun1909
What they call a mini suite was the worst cabin I ever had even before I could afford a balcony. The curved design made it odd to negotiate at night. The toilet area of the split bathroom was so tight it was barely usable. The bed was very short, so it is a good thing no one in the family is tall. I am glad we did not spend much time in it.
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Cabin 13233
Feb 2015
Mixed Emotions By: NJshorecruiser
Our room was very nice & since we are a couple, we didn't mind the bathroom setup. Our room steward (wish I could tell you his name), was nowhere to be seen until the last day when he came to get our luggage (which we walked off ourselves due to an early flight). On other NCL cruises, the steward knocked on our door & introduced himself & made sure that we had whatever was needed. Not on the Epic though. No worries, it didn't make or break our vacation!
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Cabin 13225
Jan 2015
We Loved this ship! By: PROUD MARY 638
beautiful cabin, great location. bed near the balcony... very nice.. close to the elevators. convenient. plenty of storage.
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Cabin 14059
Apr 2013
First time on NCL By: rabidpup
Great large balcony. Lots and lots of storage. Bed a little small but bearable. Toilet, Shower setup very nice. TV entertainment a little lacking.
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Cabin 13048
Feb 2013
In the minisuites, there are two configurations: Couch by the door and bed by the balcony, or bed by the door and couch by the balcony. As in 13048, the couch by the door is CLEARLY the better option. When you walk by the split bathroom, you have an open area next to and in front of the couch. Plenty of room by the sink and room to get by the stool and make-up mirror. Huge closet spaces as there are three closets. So much storage room that we didn't use it all, and sliding the suitcases under the beds was very easy. Temperature controls were easy to use, and lighting was soft with controls by the bed as well as the door. The balcony had room for two chairs and a lounger.
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Dec 2012
Cabin was very well laid out and lots of storage space. Bed was really top notch. Cabin was extremely well noise insulated and we had great views.
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Cabin 13040
Jun 2011
Johnson Family Cruise By: avhomes
See above review----
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Cabin 13229
Mar 2011
Originally booked - 11320 (aft, rear-facing) - NO!!! Tiny and smelly... "Upgrade" Family Deluxe - 13229 (mid) - Yes! Plenty of closet space... Both cabins - strange design of the cabin. Shower and toilet areas are separated by the entrance foyer (I don't know how to describe better)... When you step out of the shower into this foyer and someone, expected or unexpected, walks in... hmmm... I will leave this to your imagination... Comedy on TV - funny, but in reality and you - not so sure... :)
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Cabin 14053
Mar 2011
Sensory Overload By: jodiny
Interesting design, comfortable, great balcony. Weird necessity to keep key card inserted at doorway to keep lights on.
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