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These staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to four guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa sleeps two more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.

Family Balcony (B2)
Decks: Deck 9 | Deck 10
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tight but storage spaces for things help the flow. Nice beds
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10106
Never Again on Norwegian parkeroliviasnana
It was good...spacious and we loved the balcony...just wanted to open it and share time with family. It was made to open...they just refused to open it.
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11114
The room was great. It was much bigger then what I was expecting and the bathroom was a great size.
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10094
NCL Disapoints testers907
Cabin was excellent for a family of two adults and two young children, would not have been great if our children were teenagers.
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10646
Everything was kept clean and the bed was always turned down in the evening. Our Stewart was very friendly. We really enjoyed making a new friend.
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We were on deck ten, can't remember which cabin, but it was perfect. Only a few steps from the elevator. Our steward was excellent and we tipped him every day for the service.


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10594

Nice, quaint nothing spectacular. A little difficult to open the door at times but decent.


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9364

Cabin 9634 was of decent size, but when set up for sleeping you could NOT access the balcony without some tricky maneuvering. Many bumps on heads... The pullman is directly in front of the sliding doors. Not the greatest in design... FLAWED! Our steward made up the room by 6 pm, essentially rendering our balcony useless when the skies were light until 11pm. The beds were HORRIBLY uncomfortable. The sofa sleeper, although wider, was like a rock slab. My daughter complained of it nightly... and it would fall apart! The foot piece is brought in from storage to extend the bed out, held on only by a weak velcro strip. The pullman was pretty uncomfortable too, but my 13 year old didn't seem to mind. Another fatal flaw in the layout, when the cabin is set up for 4 single sleepers, as we were... (Single mom and 3 teen children) the ladder to the pullman does not securely attach to the pullman... lots of near falls. We alleviated that by setting one bed on a slight diagonal, but it wasn't perfect. BE WARNED! The bathroom was of decent size for a cruise ship, although of all the ships I have been on Holland America has the biggest. Storage? TERRIBLE for a family of four... there was one closet, 4 useable cubbies and 3 drawers. I wound up moving the teapot and ice bucket tray to accommodate more storage. There was too much extra furniture (chair, and 3 tables...). Hindsight, I should have asked for their removal completely to give us more room, but we needed the space to set binoculars and miscellaneous items on. The main beds... not terrible, but mediocre. The bedding consists of a mattress, 2 layers of nasty looking foam (looked like carpet padding) and a mattress cover. The sheets were silky soft and much enjoyed after a long day of walking in port.


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10120
The cabin worked just fine for us except they do not have a coffee maker in the room. That is a definite negative for us. We do like the larger flat screens they used to replace the old tv's.
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10108
Great balcony, great location , a bit small for 4
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9114
Very small balcony room! TV was antiquated, a small 11 inch tube type on the shelf. Flat screen TVs are so inexpensive now, and the Jewel still has this awful tv in service. Edges of carpet around room was not vacuumed, center of floor was clean but no effort taken for cleaning edges!
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9118
good size cabin and toilet facilities, ample storage, convenient to activity decks. TV screen too small. Watch your head on the shelf where the tv sits.
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9118
118 - cute little cozy room which is what you would expect on a cruise - we had a crib and then my older daughter's bed came OUT OF THE CEILING at night - our cabin attendant would pull it down and make it up for us - she loved this and it was a real space saver!!
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10092
Balcony cabin is smaller than on the other cruises we have been on. The pull out couch for 3rd person is horrible. It's way too hard. My son ended up sleeping between my husband and I because he absolutely could not get comfortable. A featherbed or egg crate on top might have helped. Pull down berth is nice, but our steward didn't leave ladders. That made it interesting until we hunted one down.
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10610
Cabin 10610, very comfortable, and adequate for 2 adults and kids, mid ship and quiet location. Lighting is dim and bathroom is small
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9644
Since there were 3 adult women the room was a little cramped. For 2 it would have been fine, space wise. It wasn't taken care of very well, dusty, dirty glasses, not always filling ice bucket, expired items in the refrigerator. The shower was nice.
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10596
Poolchick poolchick
Good size cabin with balcony. 3 rooms away from elevator and didn't hear a peep. Coming home, the water was rough and the hangers in the closet were knocking into each other. My husband tied the belt from the robes in the closet to the hangers to stop the noise. No one told us that if you have a room next to your friends, the balcony opens so you can all sit together without going into the hallway. Leaving the gangway we saw the doors open. I like to watch TV at night to fall a sleep and I must have seen the same shows a dozen times. The news was current but the TV shows were all recorded. I lost count of how many times I watched Malcolm in the middle.
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9144
Perfect location, quiet, nice size bathroom
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10096
Good location. Convenient location to elevators and quiet. Balcony is the way to go
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9144
Directly opposite aft elevator bank. Very quiet room overall though given the location. Has a door to the cabin next door going aft (9146). This room has a third berth which comes out of the ceiling by the balcony. Room is in great shape with no visible signs of wear.
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10106
Great location. Mid-ship is very convenient and being on deck 10 allowed us to walk up or down to many activities. Love the fact the balcony dividers can be opened up.
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10606
Excellent location, more spacious than most.  Would happily stay there again
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9638
Great balcony, quiet location. More than adequate storage for 2 people.
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10110
Limited drawer space but good overall storage. Wonderful bathroom layout. Comfortable balcony.
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