These Oceanview Staterooms sleep up to four guests and have either a picture window or porthole, with an obstructed view. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more.
As we envisaged spending very little time in the stateroom on this cruise we opted for a restricted view Outside cabin. This came with excellent storage and, as our Macedonian steward, Bojan (Bobby) quickly found us additional hanging rails, we found that our wardrobe facilities were the best we had ever had and the cabin was a lot easier to move around. Consequently we were feeling very pleased with our cabin choice. That changed that night when we discovered that we could hear and feel the music from below. However as we reckoned that the show would be over by 10:30pm, we would be OK. MISTAKE! Room 8558 is not above the Stardust Theatre, it's above Medusa Night Club and they don't finish till midnight. Every beat of the bass, every snap of the drum reverberated through the cabin and, of course, a compère had to urge the wild, whooping recognition of every song performed. And that was the way the following evenings too.
The cruise was full, no flexibility on cabins, but Customer Service Desk were very sympathetic, and said that they would try to see if they could arrange something. As it happened an Inside Cabin became available for the rest of the first half of the cruise, but we were likely to have to return to 8558 for the second leg. Happily, Customer Services agreed that we could keep our stuff in the original room but sleep in the indoor room on deck 10. Following that we got to deck 10 for the second leg of the cruise courtesy of a no show. Interestingly, we found the new cabin less generous in storage and far less manoeuvrable. Read entire member review >>
The worst part of the ship was the stateroom. To me, it was totally clautrophobic. There was way too much closet space and the bathroom was super cramped and laid out weird. There are two partitions in the tiny bathroom, which separates the toilet from the sink area and then the shower. I did not have a tub. The shower was large, but I missed not having a tub. I am a small person, 5'1" and 118 lbs, and I was knocking my elbow constantly in the toilet area. I cannot imagine how larger and taller people survive in this bathroom. The room itself was also very small. The other really bad layout is the halls. I guess NCL doesn't want to have wide halls so they can have more rooms. But the hallways are very narrow, making it difficult to navigate when people are coming from the other direction.
Also the walls are paper-thin between staterooms, so I got to listen to conversations from my drunken neighbors each night before they went to sleep. My stateroom was quite distant from the reception area, but I could often hear the piano player in my room. Read entire member review >>
We had an outside cabin with a VERY obstructive view. The cabin was tiny. The room was efficient, we had ample storage, a comfortable bed, and it was always clean. Not a cabin you would want to hang out in, but it served its purpose. Our traveling companions had a balcony room, again tiny, but the balcony was really nice. Their cabin also had a coffee maker (ours did not) which was a nice touch. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was in a good location on Deck 8, convenient to the Blue Lagoon for 24 hour food service. We were over the karaoke bar, but the stage was on the other side of the ship so the noise was faint. We brought a small fan with us, just in case. On a few days, we did see a few people working on the life boats, but it didn't bother us. We never saw our neighbors on either side. Plenty of space in the cabin, bathroom was very nice. Read entire member review >>
Our Steward was changed near the end of the cruise but both guys kept the cabin neat and tidy with towel displays on the bed every night. The bed was very comfortable and The cabin was quiet, in fact I slept better on this cruise than I do in my own home. The bathroom was roomy and the shower was a good size and powerful. Our cabin was bigger than the hotel room we had in Rome. We had an outside cabin with an obstructed view. Our cabin was very convenient to the stairs/elevator and floor eight was handy to everything. No complaints here.8 out of 10 Read entire member review >>
ITINERARY: 7-DAY ADRIATIC, GREECE & TURKEY FROM VENICE It's an old Hawaiian boat, still decorated in the (tacky) Hawaiian theme. They just changed the name.Once again, beautiful memories of our cruise. (The Adriatic, Greece and Turkey this time) Sadly, next time I'll consider other lines as well. With only one complimentary restaurant, (two different dining rooms, same menu) Otherwise, it's expensive cover charges or the mob,plastic plates, cold food and no pllace to sit in the buffet. Perhaps none of the cruise lines enforce no smoking rules, but it's awful not having anywhere in deck to relax without cigaret smoke. Instant headache and your clothes and then your cabin smell like cigarets. We had washing hanging in the room every night.LOL!I love the staff and their attitude, but I can still see the zombies wandering around the buffet with their plastic plates, lost souls hoping to find a place to sit. And in the snack restaurant, watching folks give up and leave when they didn't get waited on. Luckily, there were some great folks to talk to, so the half hour to get service went quickly. The staff works so hard, but they are just overwhelmed at times!Happy happy, washey washey! Read entire member review >>
Cabin clean, adequate, bathroom tiny, all worked well, bed comfortable. Hangers were the sort that have to be unhooked from a loop so you don't steal them, which was annoying. Wished I had paid extra for a balcony. Nowhere to sit except the bed and one chair. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8485 - cabin was clean, large amount of closet and shelving/storage, quiet location, TV had range of channels including live sport, view was obstructed by lifeboat and lowering mechanism Read entire member review >>
8575 is a restricted veiw lifeboats oceoneveiw cabin its still nice to see daylight,
its midships so very handy for all services fridge handy but no tea/coffee making as EPIC, constant ice good ,plenty of hot water lots of storage very clean
cabin Read entire member review >>
8096 is an obstructed oceanview handicapped cabin. There was hardly any obstruction as the emergency boat mounted outside was below our window. We could see everything. We were pleasantly surprised at the size of our cabin. Our NCL agent booked us a handicapped room, which apparently has the largest bathrooms on the ship, similar to the suites. My parents shared a queen bed, I had a separate twin, the view was hardly obstructed. TV was a nice flatscreen and closet and makeup counter was very large. Room was so comfortable, we spent a lot of time hanging out inside the cabin for once! Read entire member review >>
Because of handicapped bathroom which we needed we had very little storage space. It would have been helpful if we could have stored suitcases under the beds but they were too low to do that. Read entire member review >>
Handicapped room, quite spacious. Despite having a partially obstructed view, the lifeboat blocked only the lower third of the large window. Good location very close to aft elevators, and one to two floors above the entrances to the 2 main dining rooms. Read entire member review >>
very quiet cabin on 8th deck obstructed (lifeboat) view. easy to get to comfortable clean. Never turned on TV, plenty of room in closets and hooks. Nice decor with LED reading lights. Only gripe was the toilet was so close to the wall. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was comfortable though the bed sagged noticeably. Could hear the lounge singer in the main lobby every night. Obstructed view cabin, so life boat right outside our cabin. However, one window had a clear view through the wide open space in the middle of the life boat. The life boat was noisy when waters were rough. Read entire member review >>
We had an ocean view cabin, which was a equivalent to a 3 star hotel. We were surprised to have a handicapped accessible room, which provided about double the amount of space of similar rooms and was especially noticeable in the bathroom. The location was quiet with few rooms nearby that allowed easy access to the rest of the ship. The room itself was clean and our cabin attendant was great. It was a nice surprise to have an animal made of towels sitting on our bed every evening upon our return. Read entire member review >>
Heard a small clanking sound at night a few times. Might have been from life boats as I had a partially blocked oceanview cabin. My neighbors were quiet and I could rarely hear anything from them, but when one sneezed hard repeatedly I did notice it. Someone in their cabin was smoking a bit and I would notice it in my ventilation system. That would be my only issue. It wasn't strong but smoke bothers me and I don't even a slight scent of it in my room.
Overall everything was fine. There was nothing that marred the trip or made me say that I wouldn't stay in this room again. From the right window you can see the ocean through the life boats. I choose partially blocked rooms just to get some natural light in, however I do think I might go for the balcony next Spring as I hear it's great having one and it's the best way to travel. Read entire member review >>
We enjoyed an extra-large HA cabin with an ocean view obstructed by the aft-most starboard lifeboat. It was very handy to the aft main dining room that we prefer, but catching the only elevator that takes a walker-bound person to Deck 6 was tricky and sometimes frustrating. Read entire member review >>
Our obstructed view, 8566, had a life boat in front of our window. The entrance to the life boat and the exit were opened so we had this ocean view in front of our window.
When we entered the room, the beds are on the left side. On the right is a short "hallway" with the bathroom on the right side, the closet at the end of the "hall way". The refrig, vanity etc are on the left side of the "hallway" Read entire member review >>
Hallway was quiet and little outside noise was heard. Eastern music could sometimes be heard from the adjacent cabin however. I thought the cabin was very well appointed. The bathroom less so because they had attempted to divide it into 3 with interior sliding doors. The WC in particular was poorly sited and therefore cramped. Read entire member review >>
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