These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
Small, functional, and met my needs. You either love an inside cabin or you don't. If you like an inside cabin, purchasing the IX category means you will be assigned a cabin by the cruise line, and it will likely be far forward or aft, but it is the most economical way to travel. Use the money you save for specialty dining, drinks, or shore excursions. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very well serviced each day and evening. Paul was absolutely very attentive to every detail.
The beds were comfortable and the bathroom space was quite adequate. I loved the shower. Read entire member review >>
Forward cabin, could really feel the rocking of the ship. Small cabin, one one bunk bed folding down from the wall, the 4th bed is hidden underneath one of the standard beds and the cabin steward pulls it out in middle between the two beds when he/she turns down your cabin. So while the 3rd person sleeps on the bunk, the 4th person will sleep closer to the floor than the 1st and 2nd.
We actually loved the location because we were so close to the stairs and elevator. It sits right above the main theater, but we never heard or were disturbed by any activity on deck 7. The spa and gym are just 4 flights up and the entertainment floors just one down, so the location made it very easy to get around. Read entire member review >>
We put in for "inside guaranteed," which meant that our cabin would be assigned by NCL at a time of its choosing, but that we might luck into an upgrade. As it happened, we were assigned (we did NOT ask for it ... I've noted on the message boards that some folks take offense to non-handicapped travelers using an ADA room) an ADA-accessible room, which was close to double the size of a regular inside cabin.
For our purposes (four people in one cabin), that was a fantastic stroke of luck. In terms of the room itself and given that we'd only paid for (and expected) an inside cabin, we couldn't have been more pleased. It included a couch that pulled out into a double bed for our two kids, and there was still enough space that both we left it as a bed (folded out) the entire cruise.
The bathroom was much larger than others and there was a LOT of storage via the closet and cubbies. Bathroom was fine in terms of water temperature, pressure, etc.
The only downside (partly due to the location all the way in the aft of the ship) is that it was rather loud -- not due to other guests or staff, but due to the vibration and creaking of the ship. A couple of nights, we were woken by rattling noises that we were able to correct simply by pushing on the wood of the built-in desk/cabinets, which proved effective (though, obviously, I'd have preferred to remain asleep).
One minor snafu was that we inadvertently pressed the emergency call button (installed for mobility-impaired guests at the head of the bed four or five times simply by pressing a pillow up against it unknowingly. Guest services called each time and we had to tell them "sorry" and reset the button. Something to watch out for, I guess. Read entire member review >>
To say the cabin (inside stateroom) was small is an understatement. The cabin had a queen size bed, table, chair, and stool. The table was tucked underneath a counter and the stool stacked on a chair. Even with the stool on the chair in the most out of the corner place possible there was insufficient space to actually walk around all three sides of the bed - you could walk on the sides you get in/out on but not round the corners. Having no table and chair/stool would have been better.
Also the bathroom, while not as small as it could have been had one interesting feature. The toilet is oriented in such a way that you can not actually sit on it with your legs in front of you. Instead they have to be off at an angle. Apparently this is not a unique thing as the comedian actually commented on it during one of his routines. Read entire member review >>
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