Our balcony view was delightful. We were very far forward and on the starboard side. Going North, we saw EVERYTHING coming into ports. (I suppose going South, you would want the port side?) We watched the City of San Francisco appear early in the morning, then sat and drank coffee on the balcony in our NCL robes. We docked at Pier 27 and for the day, had a deluxe apartment in the sky, overlooking Coit Tower and the TransAmerica building. Unbelievable. I liked the bathroom set-up and we had tons of storage (under the bed and in all the drawers, shelves and lighted closet. Read entire member review >>
Like all ship rooms it's slightly small and the bathroom is not for the obese.
We are average sized people so it suited us and even better there's a sliding door on the toilet and the show - bonus!
Can't fault really. If you're picky and want lots of space, you'll be be disappointed but it's exactly what we though it would be like.
Slight tight getting past the end of the bed though. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony cabin. Yes they are small and a little dated, but they are just like all other ship cabins. They are more than adequate - no complaints. We have a great cabin steward! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was a balcony, on deck 9, the last starboard cabin all the way aft. Cabin was your normal balcony cabin. One thing I did like was the bathrooms. The shower was larger than any shower that I had on any cruise line and the tolet had a door to shut it off from the rest of the bathroom. Our cabin steward was great. Did a wonderful job keeping our room up. Friendly without be intrusive. Beds were not as comfortable as some I've had, but not as bad as others. I loved having a coffee pot in my room. Read entire member review >>
Toward the front of the ship, but away from anything potentially noisy (engines, nightclubs, fitness center). Good A/C, nice view from the balcony, all the stuff in the bathroom worked. No complaints. Read entire member review >>
the cabin was nice , the cabin boy not so much we got 3 towel babies the whole cruise and 2 were the same. he didnt make up our room till 2or 3 in the afternoon and if we were in there he didnt like it . turn down was always late at night. not what we expected for a haven mini suite. Read entire member review >>
Overall, the cabin was kept spotlessly clean. I found it to be small and with very little storage, even though I was traveling as a single. The bathroom was cramped and there was very little space to keep toiletries. I ended up hanging my toiletry bag and keeping things in it. The balcony is tiny and that is where you can see the age of the ship. I think they could do a lot better to spruce up the look of the balcony, and replace the chairs with more comfortable furniture. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very clean and in great condition, and kept that way by our awesome steward. The balcony was the best part, and we enjoyed just sitting out there watching the view go by, (ships, islands, whales, porpoises, and glaciers). Read entire member review >>
Tattered and worn. When we checked in there was a pair of stretch pants and a dirty sock under the couch and a small green pill laying in the carpet. Really gave the feeling that maybe the room had been barely(if at all) cleaned between sailings. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was very good well appointed & spacious, Regular daily house keeping was done with towel animals changing everyday. Very nice gesture. It was a large bacony with absolutely unobstructed view But was very windy. It is impossible to keep the balcony door open & at the same time open the door.
Bathroom though small but was enough & with all amneties cofee maker , TV was in place all the daily activities were well informed Read entire member review >>
Love being 2 decks up from the Tsar's Palace and other things on deck 7. We walked down to dinners and breakfast. Nice being near the aft elevators to zoom up to the buffet. It is a bit of a walk to the Stardust Theater.
After having an aft mini suite on our last cruise, I was worried that this balcony might feel cramped. There was enough storage. Bringing magnets for keeping the dailies and other needed info off the tiny desk helped. Never used the coffee pot. Fridge, safe and TV worked fine. Read entire member review >>
Cabin: overall B+
Faucet in sink in bathroom had terrible water pressure and you had to wait for hot water and then it was VERY hot. If you turned it slightly back toward cold, that is what you got. Maintenance came by but we just suffered through. Shower was perfecto!
Our steward, Dipesh, was just the right amount of friendly and attentive yet unobtrusive. Read entire member review >>
Too much furniture. Bathroom really small I read other reviews and Yes the bathrooms are really small unless you purchase a mini suite or higher. The room felt tight and you only get 8 tv channels which repeat after 2 days. Sorry not again. Read entire member review >>
Balcony room on the 9th floor right before the aft facing rooms. Was a good walk from the elevators but was a good thing for us as we ate alot and never visited the gym. The walk was very much needed after all the eating we did. The room location was great with respect to no disturbance, great room service, great room steward (steward in rooms near the aft facing balcony/suite was assigned to us and he was great). The best part is Steward makes the room twice a day and always left a towel art animal on the bed after the 2nd service. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was clean & well kept. Enough storage for two. When beds are twin it was tight, but when moved together a little more room. We used the balcony daily for continental breakfast and it was great. Also for the glacier viewing. Quiet deck, close to elevator, and Al Francis was terrific steward. I would chose this cabin again. Read entire member review >>
We were on the Jewel in July 2014 and stayed in an inside room (10077), but this time we spent the extra for the balcony. When opening the door the closet and bathroom layout are very similar. As compared to the inside the Balcony bed is placed on the side wall. The balcony has a convertible sofa bed, and this space is the biggest benefit as it allows a small seating area that doesn't exist in the inside rooms.
The balcony room is nicer than an inside room, but I will continue to look at the price difference when booking as there are plenty of great views available from public areas, so I don't feel the need for a balcony for this. Also the balcony doors do not do as good a job at blocking sound, so we found it easier to sleep in the inside room. Read entire member review >>
As mentioned above, the cabin was the smallest we have experienced in our dozen or so cruises thus far. Bathroom especially tight although the shower door was nice instead of the usual shower curtain. Ship seemed to be efficiently run and well maintained. Read entire member review >>
Great room. Loved being on the port side. You could the ports of Cozumel and Roatan from our balcony. Room was not huge but was comfortable for 3. I stayed in this room with 2 of my children. My husband and daughter were across the hall in an inside cabin in 9507. 9514 was definitely tight when the sofa bed was pulled out. Not a ton of storage. But the location was great. Very quiet area. No complaints! Read entire member review >>
Great deck to be situated . Close to the elevator. We were on the perfect side of the ship while cruising Sawyer Glacier and while coming into port,we could always see the ship dock which was fun. Read entire member review >>
the cabin was smaller than what the NCL video portrayed it to be. It shows a 19 inch or bigger flat screen in the video and what we recieved was a 13 inch or smaller dinosaur, it was very very disappointing AND DISGUSTING. there was no coffee maker in room. the steward for our room was awesome. 9016 Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9522 is in much need of reupholstering and new rugs as this ship is really starting to show its age. We moved the couch to a different area of the cabin and the rugs needed a through cleaning. The balcony had a dirty, wet washcloth on it all week from the last cruise. Read entire member review >>
9150 Handicapped balcony cabin very convenient to AFT stairs and elevators including one designated to go to MDR ramp level (others go to stairs only level). Garden buffet 12 AFT also very convenient as Moderno/Blue Lagoon Deck 8 midships. 1 1/2 x the size of standard balcony cabin, 36" doorway fits scooters and wheelchairs, ramp to balcony available. Bathroom is ADA compliant with sink, toilet and no-threshold shower ideal for WC. Call bells and touch pad light switches also located at WC height. Quiet location between 2 decks of cabins. Read entire member review >>
cabin 9050 is a balcony located on the starboard side and forward. Cabin is quiet and offered easy access to the forward stairs and elevator. We didn't hear any noise above, below or outside the stateroom. Being on the starboard side offered great views of the ship arriving in Ketchikan and Juneau. No issues with the room. Read entire member review >>
This is a family cabin and sleeps 4 comfortably. However, it will not sleep 4 adults, but if you are traveling with younger children(below 10) this cabin is a great option. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9654. Good cabin and balcony, quite close to stair well. No noise as located between 2 stateroom decks. Occasional 'ping' heard from the lift, but you get used to it! Read entire member review >>
We had booked 3 balcony cabins, 2 on deck 10 and ours on deck 9. Our cabin was right at the aft elevator bank, but it was larger and much more comfortable than the cabins on deck 10. It was still quiet, so we loved it. Read entire member review >>
Our room had plenty of space for two people. Bathroom also had enough space to move around as needed. Felt a lot of ship movement from the cabin. Could not hear noice from hallway noice. Read entire member review >>
I was in cabin 9046. It was very comfortable. The bathroom was not very clean when we first entered but, after we called about it, our stewards cleaned it again and it was satisfactory for the rest of the cruise. I like the balcony and sat out there and read quite a bit. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin was a balcony and it is larger than other ships, the bathroom was a good size for the room, a little cramp getting in the closet, we were on deck 9 forward very quiet. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9006 is very near the front of the ship. I'm told that the front is a little bumpier than cabins toward the middle and back. Since this was my first cruise, I have nothing to compare this to but a couple of nights, it was pretty rough to me. The cabin itself was small but very organized with enough storage space for both of us. The balcony was great and the room was very quiet. We had no problems with this cabin at all and our steward was absolutely wonderful. The room was spotless and and clean every time we returned to it. Read entire member review >>
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