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These staterooms sleep up to two guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.

Balcony (BB)
Decks: Deck 10
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Cabin 15090
Great Cruise!!!! CUontheC
Cabin was standard....nothing special....but we did not expect anything different from what we had. Enough room for clothing and room under bed for suitcases. Angelo was our room steward and he was great. We had the cutest towel animals every night.
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Cabin 10650
Nice Cruise !!! Ricardo13
Very nice balcony room with a very comfortable bed which was adverized as a queen but seemed more like a king. The room was small but bath and balcony larger than anticipated.
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Cabin 9588
Family Reunion mitchk220
All of the cabin reviews I read about were accurate. The room is small and electrical outlets are few. No irons or ironing boards but if you call housekeeping it will be brought to your room quickly.
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Cabin 9th deck
Great Cruise Bobby02882
Recommend strongly getting a cabin with a balcony. Large enough, plenty of room to store things. Comfortable.
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Cabin 10006
Excellent Value majoranna
The 'Queen' size bed is actually 6ft. wide and would easily sleep parents and a child. Very comfortable. Small sofa and table - the sofa pulls out to make an extra bed that would accommodate a teenager or two small children, bit of a block out though to the balcony. Good size balcony. Shower/wash basin/toilet rather more roomy than some reviewers would have us believe. Depends on your size - 20 stone plus and you might struggle. Coffee and tea making facilities but beware the bottles of water behind the ice bucket/tray - they are not gratis and are charged out at $9 + each if you use them. I put the phone on the small side table underneath so I could use the table. There is no side table the other side of the bed it just goes straight on to the sofa.
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Cabin 10032
Extremely Small compared to other ships we have been on. The pull out sofa was a disaster as there was absolutely no room to move. If you need a second bed, make sure you choose a cabin with a pullman bed instead.
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Cabin 10640
3 Generation Cruise pittsgrove
We were pleased with our cabin and found enough storage for all our belongings. The bathroom seemed it bit larger than on our other cruises and the balcony was large enough to relax outside when weather permitted. Space between the foot of the bed and the wall was a little tight, but that is to be expected. Our room adjoined that of our son's family which made it convenient for us to share child care for our 3 & 4 year old grand daughters. We were able to put them to bed and take turns going out for the evening with no worries. The little couch opened up to a bed just the right size for the 2 of them, but would probably be too small for older children.
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Cabin 10660
Nice cabin located port and aft, 2nd to last cabin. Slightly dark, comfy bed, very quiet. The stairs above us is closed off to passengers, and we had a cabin below us..Steward , Kusari, was excellent. Great location to go up 2 flights to the outside aft buffet/bar, or to the pool area mid ship..
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Cabin 10012
Cabin 10012 is the smallest cabin that I've ever remembered having. Very little storage space and the lighting is awful.
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Nice cabin, loved the balcony. The cabin was clean. Bathroom was laid out poorly. Toilet area was odd and uncomfortable.
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Cabin 9082
Very nice cabin. Clean with few signs of wear and tear. Great storage . The only negative was the mattress which was horrible - killed my back which impacted my whole trip.
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Cabin 8048
Poor Food Robertac1004
Very small no storage. Bathroom tiny
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Cabin 10th deck
Great Cruise! tiredlady
As all cabins on ships, it was fairly tight, but there was plenty of room for clothing and other stuff we brought. There could have been a few more hooks - that would have been welcomed. Also a couple of outlets. There are only 2 - one near the hair dryer and one by the coffee machine. You can ask them for an extension cord, but just bring one. It said it would accommodate 3, but it would have been really difficult unless the third was our own medium sized child. The bed sagged somewhat. Lots of good pillows - we did ask for extras the first day. Nice touch to have bathrobes in the room.
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Great Time Kit975
One of the biggest cabins we've had on a cruise. Comfortable. Nice shower. Always clean.
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Cabin 10538

This cabin seemed small to me. The attendant was wonderful and serviced the room 2-3 times a day. We were mid ship and had great access to the spa and gym if that is what you are looking for. The balcony was fabulous and I really recommend splurging for this extra. Plenty of room for luggage under the bed. Plenty of hangers and room for clothes. The cabin was quiet and the bed was really really comfortable- we got great sleep. A little further to the buffet and kids club.


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Cabin 10150

Our cabin steward (Tao) was first class in every way. No cabin complaints whatsoever. VERY CLEAN. The bathroom was immaculate. Light switches, door etc. were all in proper working order. Walls, furniture, bedspread etc. were all clean. The bathroom size is what to be expected for this class room. The shower was awesome with plenty of hot water and pressure.


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Cabin 11510

Best stay ever for the money Jacob our house keeper was the man. When I come back I plan on staying were ever Jacob is working so if your smart put him in the villas.


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Cabin 10592 and 10590

Well our cabin was nice and clean when we first entered.. Upon meeting Ryan Piorque, (our friendly housekeeper) he assured that our stay was comfortable and made every night a memorable night for our 5 year old daughter. Our Cabin was cleaned every morning upon leaving for breakfast. After breakfast we would hang out in the room for a bit to get dressed and then leave. Upon entering our room in the evening our cabin was set up for bedtime with fresh towels for us to use in the morning. Every day there will be a towel animal set up in the bed which caught not only our attention but our 5 year old. Ryan is very customer oriented and should be recognized for what he do. Thank you!


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Cabin 10650
The cabin was much smaller than expect. The vanity was in an awkward location at the corner of the bed, so if I was sitting at the vanity, my husband would have to climb on the bed to get to the other side of the room. The bathroom was normal sized for a cruise ship and got the job done. The king size bed was two twins pushed together, as most cruise ships do, but unfortunately mine and my husband's feet would hang off. I am only 5'6
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Cabin 10024
Great balcony room - I will NEVER get any room that does not have a balcony. TOTALLY worth the money!!!!
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Cabin 10130
Balcony 10130 is on the starboard side of the ship, aft. Quiet location with cabins above and below. Balcony and room small, but ample storage space for 2 people. Not sure how it would be with 3-4 in the room. Since it is in the back of the ship, it is quite a walk to get to some locations, but hey....what a way to burn extra calories.
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Cabin 10652
Wonderful time on GEM Angles kisses
Quiet location, spacious closet for 2 people. Do smell smoke if next door neighbor was smoking. If 4 of us in the same room then it is small for 4.
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Cabin 10538
Cabin 10538 was a perfect cabin for me...the location is exceptional, close to the forward elevators, great views from the balcony. Plenty of storage for folded garments & the closet, and the hanger count, was good as well. Love the bathrooms on NCL & this one was no exception. Loved that it had a full power hairdryer. Next time I book the Gem, I'll definitely book this cabin.
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Cabin 10024
We had a regular Balcony room...was small, but very nice. Did the job. :)
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Cabin 10534
We always try to choose a cabin that is close to the Forward elevators. This assures that we can move around the ship easily. There was a large family that had multiple staterooms and we had to call security one night when they herded all of the children into the room next to ours and they were noisy after 11 pm. Security handled the situation very well, and we had a peaceful time for the duration of the cruise. Being a Latitudes member has some benefits, but we are now convinced that booking directly with NCL is more expensive than booking on other Websites. NCL promises the lowest price, guaranteed; but, after you pay for the cruise and find less expensive prices elsewhere, it's too late! In the past 3 years, we have had no less than 5 cruise consultants with NCL. The turnover must be horrible!
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Cabin 10522
Only one , small toilet
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Cabin 9680
The cabin 9088 was a nice location but it seemed that it was noisy just outside the balcony window at night like something was loose and hitting the balcony. Other than that it was a nice cabin for as much little time we spent in it.
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Cabin 10660
I liked the in room coffee pot, bed was comfortable, closet space was adequate, bathroom was small but we'll laid out and workable for 2 people. Sitting on the balcony was great. quiet location close to restaurants. inadequate free programming on the tv.
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Cabin 10140
Small room but quite adequate for 2 people. Bathroom well equipped, balcony excellent with lovely views. LCD TV, coffee machine with coffee and sugar replenished twice a day. Very clean. bed large and very comfortable. Hallways very quiet
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Cabin 10156
Not everyone's GEM Twice_a_year
Cabin too small. The shower very good but the commode way too small. The balcony very small.
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Cabin 10128
About what one would expect. A bit bigger would have been nice. Balcony was nice. Coffee maker was a welcome plus.The bathroom was well laid out given the size.
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Cabin 10034
A Gem of A Trip brownie32
Balcony cabin may be a little smaller than other lines. Bathroom cramped, especially for larger people. Close to foward elevator, very convenient.
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Great views from our balcony, cabin on the small side.
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