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Mini-Suite with Balcony (MA): Norwegian Epic Cabin Reviews

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Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabins

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The Mini-Suites with a Balcony have room for up to three and feature curved walls, a sitting area, two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and a luxury bath with shower or tub. The also include additional bedding to accommodate two more guests and a private balcony with an amazing view.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (MA)
Decks: Deck 11 | Deck 12
Cabin
Rating
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10088
Overall, Loved It brianlev105
We were in a mini-suite cabin. #10088. GREAT location. Its not really a "suite" as others mentioned, but its a bit bigger than a regular balcony room. Seemed pretty roomy (for cruise standards). Bed was comfy, and it was clean. Room steward was very good. Bathroom set up is a bit unusual, but we got used to it. Its not that bad
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8050
Reviews led me to not expect much. Aside from the awkwardness of the curved sofa (my Mom sleeps on sofas for support, and this wasn't great for that), it was a great room. We only noticed noise when the boats were lowered for tenders (plus the toilet flushing was also loud), but the balcony was spacious, as was the room, and there was a ridiculous amount of storage space. Multiple cabinets we didn't even use (tip: the sofa back is also a cabinet!). The suite was super convenient to the elevators/stairs and some other conveniences. We found it very comfortable and didn't notice noise from any other flats as was previously pointed out. However, I definitely recommend a balcony on this ship as it has less outdoor space than any other cruise I've ever been on.
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12074
We did not care for the curved layout of the mini suite. The cabin was narrower than we would have liked. It's an adequate size for two people only. The cabin was on the port side, away from the dock when in port. The cabin was close to the forward staircase and elevators. We did not hear excessive noise from either. We liked the balcony. Lifeboats were several decks below but did not impede the view. Our cabin had a shower/tub combination. We made do with the toilet situation. The cabin had plenty of storage. The bed was oddly shaped and a bit short but comfortable. There is not enough lighting for the ladies to put on makeup. Shaving in the sink was a bit splashy. Our cabin had dirty carpet and a ring around the tub, signs of a ship that has been well used and needs freshening! DO bring a power strip if you must bring electronic devices DO bring your own coffee (and non-dairy creamer if you need it) DO close the drapes when leaving to help keep the room cool DO read the daily newsletter. Remember to set your clocks as needed and book your tender in advance. We arranged in advance to see the Haven on debarkation day. We were expecting a short guided tour only to have the Guest Services agent say "Go up and look for yourselves. If the room doors are open and the room is being made up, then the guests are gone." A more professional tour of the Haven rooms and facilities would have been appreciated.
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11255
For it to be a mini suite it was the smallest suite I ever been in. Carnival suites are huge!
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13055
AAAAAAA-MAZING debinkw
Cabins are small but have tons of storage space. I would NOT say that more than 3 people would fit into our mini suite. The cabins are very clean and well maintained every day (albeit it could be 3 or 4pm before your cabin is cleaned). The washroom is split with the toilet on one side of the room and the bathtub/shower on the other (both had a sliding door). To get privacy you would close a curtain. Saw some amazing sunsets from the balcony.
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11266

Attractive, excellent storage, small, not very comfortable sofa became very uncomfortable third bed. Liked separation of sink, shower, wc. Good sized shower for ship. Nice veranda--glass railing opened up view.


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12257

Loved the cabin, except the sink being in the room...thought this was kind of a weird concept.


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12075
Epic. Not again darienill

The room layout is a disaster.
Not having a separate bathroom means that any toilet use at night means a loud flushing sound similar to a train going thru the room. The sink is smaller than the one my dentist has. The tub shower was roomy and the sliding doors work great. The step over for the tub was a little high. You stood in the entrance to dry off. There were a lot of storage compartments but some of them were only a few inches deep. Suitcases went under the bed if you could jostle them in. Bed had rounded edges so you had various amounts of your feet hanging out. Reading lights were a good idea. balcony was good size. There was BBC, CNBC, FOX plus two movie channels with older movies on the TV. Safe in the room and a fridge that we never used.


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12253
Wonderful Cruise sue.rielly

Can't understand negative comments regarding the cabin.
Yes bathroom was a bit strange (sink in bedroom and curtain seperating bathroom from cabin. Bath and toilet did have a door for privacy) but soon got used to it, after all it is a double cabin, so you sdhould know your partner pretty well anyway.
Loads of storage space, in fact ran out of stuff to put in cupboards. Cases fit under bed, so nothing on show unless you want to put on show.
Balcony a good size with nice furniture.

Loads of storage space


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12074
Brilliant room with a bath and bed near the balcony which works well. The balcony was a good size, but looked out on to life boats - though that didn't bother me I know some people moan! Near the forward lifts but no noise at all and really easy to get to your room. I'm a light sleeper but didn't notice any noise from neighbours or corridors.
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12265
We were very happy with this cabin choice. The bed is near the balcony which makes the room layout much more functional and there is a ton of cabinet space. The room has a large tub/shower combo and there is plenty of shelving space in and around the sink/medicine cabinet area. We had a small coffee maker and small refrigerator in the room. Outlets are scarce so pack an extension cord or power strip. There was only one outlet near the fridge & coffee maker and if you bring along any media devices you'll be glad you packed it. There was an outlet in the med cabinet but it's set up for an electric razor so if you have an adapter bring that also. The cabin is close to the aft stairs and elevators which makes getting around much easier and it was very quiet. We enjoyed having our balcony on the right/starboard side for this cruise. We faced west on our first 2 sea days and enjoyed the sunshine and sunsets from our balcony and we had great views of the bay while we were docked in St. Maarten & St. Thomas.
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11261
11261 - Close to aft elevators/stairs. Sink located next to the sofa. Lots of storage. Nice, private balcony.
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12252
Amazing views.... paper thin walls and a room full of children in the adjacent room was a constant source of noise, screaming and running in the room.. how they found space to run in these rooms is simply mind blowing.
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12078
Toilet and shower separated, not really closed with the cabin door between. A lot of space for clothes, etc, but much narrower mini-suite than all the other I had. No real closet, just 2 very small penderies. No space between the separate beds.
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12246
Great Cruise! brownz
Cabin roomier than expected, wonderful bath/shower, lots of storage, just ok balcony. Not noisy at all.
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11078
Nice time, but..... travelhappy527
Now for the cabin. It was a nice room, clean, and ready for our occupancy but poorly laid out. The bathroom sink is located IN the living/bedroom area of the cabin. If one of us got out of bed earlier than the other and wanted to brush our teeth we woke the other person up. There was no way to block the sink from the bed. The shower/water closet could be separated by a curtain, but that didn't mask the noise. In our opinion this was a poorly designed cabin for people on vacation. Our cabin steward was very attentive and made sure our needs were met. We did notice the towels given to us for the shower and for the pool were sometimes very frayed. We felt these towels should have been used for something else besides the guest rooms. For the price paid for a cruise it seems the towels presented for use could be better quality.
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11082
A lot of storage...Bed comfortable, but circular foot of the bed not good.
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12246
12246, very quiet - never heard a sound from above or below or the corridor. Spacious, lots of storage and big balcony.
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12086
NCL Epic kontraxed
We had a deluxe family balcony room (D2) room 12086 on the 12th deck. The toilet and bath have been discussed to death. I will say that the toilet, even with its sliding glass door and curtain, leaves nothing to the imagination. You will hear every tinkle, grunt and groan and certainly partake of the aroma. The little sink is very little and does splash even on low water pressure. No one has mentioned that if you're left handed as I am, the sink is a real pain to use. The room is nice but small and tight for two people to walk by each other. There were a lot of cabinets and drawers. The balcony could comfortably seat three adults. I don't understand why there are never electrical outlets by the bed. We use CPAP machines and had to get an extension chord. Worse, the outlets were hidden inside a cabinet! The flat screen TV was nice but there was almost no commercial programming on it. The bed was firm but oval shaped and short. I'm six feet tall and my feet hung off the end of the bed. The room looked nice but was not very functional.
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11250
Deluxe Family Balcony(11250) was ideally located for me. I was 3 floors below the SPA and exercise area where I spend most of the day and 4 floors below the pool entrance and H20 Spice. I was within 100 feet of the elevators but NEVER heard any noise nor was I ever disturbed. Room had a tremendous amount of storage space.
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12256
We were in the aft third, and our cabin was wonderful. Especially impressed with the storage areas.
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11261
We found absolutely no issues with the cabin. We separated toilet/shower/sink we felt were a plus. one person did not tie up all three at the same time. The bed was outstanding and very comfortable. At 6ft3, I had no problem with it. There was more than enough storage space. The cabin attendant was not over bearing as you get on other ships. We had to lounge chairs brought up to the cabin and spent many outs watching the views from out balcony. We never heard another person in the hallways.
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12082
Epic Sized Christmas mydreamvacation
Cabin is very small but good location
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12253
Cabin was very nicely decorated but fairly small for what you expected. The separate bathtub and toilet enclosure were horrible. Lots of storage but two of the closets (there were three) had no coat hangers and at least one should have been all shelves which are much more useful. No noise problems but a long walk to the Buffet area at the other end of the ship. Balcony was fine but more comfortable chairs would have been nice. Lighting and A/C were fine and bedding was very good although I found the bed too hard.
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11268
Solo Brit Jen Noble
11268 + 12567 Had to change after first week for some reason! Studio cabins: could do with a few more hooks on back of door, otherwise ideal. One of the best beds I have ever slept in. The studio corridor area is a bit 'trippy' - would not like to walk down it drunk!! lol Usually go camping so the studios were great! Could stand up!
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12082
My cabin somments are in the body of my review
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12252
The wave design makes the room too narrow. Bed is too short. Plenty of storage and closet space. Sink in the room is bad design, with sink too shallow. Shower door and tolit door should be opaque not translucent.
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11268
We made EPIC memories! intrepid_guy
11268 - New Wave. Deluxe Family Balcony. Large shower with tub, plenty of closet space and cabinets to spare. Very comfortable bed. 3 person occupancy using sofa bed. Split bathroom perfect for multiple people to multitask. Very near elevators, but no noise.
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12252
12252. Lots odf storage. Great location near stairs and elevators. Midway between key decks 15 and 6.
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