Very clean with plenty of space & storage; small TV with Movie & Sports channels, great sized balcony with 2 chairs & small table, safe for valuables and good sized bathroom with sliding door separators for shower & toilet.
Amazingly comfortable bed and no noticeable noise throughout. Read entire member review >>
The extra charge for the aft-facing balcony paid off on Glacier Bay day, when we had our front row seats to the glacier calving activity. I was worried that we would feel the ship movement more, but that wasn't a problem at all. It was a quiet room, but sometimes hard to get into because there was a storage room directly across the hall where all of the ships "art work" was stored. Staff were always moving things in and out of that room, at all times of the day. Read entire member review >>
This was a quiet cabin location, not close to elevators. (Also means quite a walk from the elevators). Clean and comfy and well maintained. Nice balcony. Very much liked the footprint of the bathroom area (no clingy wet shower curtain sticking to your legs like on Carnival). I wasn't on cruise to watch TV but come on!! That is ridiculous! Read entire member review >>
Great location as its midship (convenient and the least motion, especially important for round trip Seattle itineraries). Close but not too close to mid ship elevators. Only staterooms above it. 2 floors down from the buffet & pool and 3-4 floors above lots of other stuff. Small, but plenty of storage (once we moved the bedding taking up half the shelves to the top of the closet). In need of new furnishings and carpet (stained & worn). We loved the large shower with a real door (no curtain) that went all the way up (so anyone at the sink doesn't get splashed). The toilet has a separate compartment, but its clear glass, so rather pointless. Read entire member review >>
Location was good. Being very particular about cleanliness, I think it should have been cleaner upon arrival. Several areas were not dusted and there was dust especially around the area on the table with the coffee pot etc. The container with the sweetners did not look like it had been cleaned in quite some time. The coffee and sweetner was never refilled throughout the entire trip. I brought tea bags to the room from the breakfast area every day. Read entire member review >>
The inside 10599 was an average inside cabin. Quiet. 9552 was a great midship balcony for traversing the Panama Canal. Bed was comfortable enough. I used the Spa for showering. Read entire member review >>
As expected, but we've had this type cabin before. Having the balcony for an Alaska trip was well worth it. During our cruise to the glacier, lunch was spent there with tapas that I brought back from the Deck 12 buffet (Garden Palace) with the wine that we had in our room. Read entire member review >>
Clean and berry efficient. There was a lot of storage and out family of 4 fit nicely. The shower is awesome and the bathroom is a good size. The kids had bunk beds, one came out of the ceiling and the bottom was the pull out couch. They loved it and every morning the steward would put the beds away and every night he would turn the beds down and set up the bunk beds. The balcony was divine. More spacious than I thought it would be with 2 chairs and a table. Read entire member review >>
Our room was mid-ship. I was very happy with the cabin. We had a balcony and enjoyed seeing the sea life. I went with a friend so I was happy there was room for a small table between the beds. I thought the bathroom was large enough. The cabin steward was very friendly and attentive. Read entire member review >>
The cabin size was adequate, but having an uncomfortable sleep sofa as the only "seating piece" other than a desk chair wasn't very pleasant. There was adequate storage under the bed for our suitcases and the drawers and closet space were adequate. The shower was excellent but toilet room was definitely designed for smaller people. The toilet was even slightly turned because there wasn't enough room for your legs to have stretched out straight. Lighting was marginal; a few decent reading lights would have been nice. The TV had to have been the smallest flat-screen ever made. The selection of watchable channels boiled down to FOX and MSNBC, which was pretty lame. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was on the small side with a small balcony, but adequate. The bed and pillows were comfortable. The shower was particularly good for a cruise ship. The TV was tiny. The storage space was adequate for 2 people. The room was quiet and conveniently located. Read entire member review >>
We had a gorgeous cabin! I had upgraded us to a BX (guaranteed cabin) about a month before the cruise, and we lucked out with a balcony cabin on deck 10. 10106 was far enough from the elevators to not be disturbed by the noise, it was plenty spacious for 2 adults and a child. I loved the bathroom layout, and the amount of storage in the cabin. Having a balcony was absolutely amazing, I could never go back to just an oceanview stateroom now. Read entire member review >>
The ship itself was very clean. It does not have a huge atrium like other ships but it is well done. The ship was tastefully decorated for the holidays without going over the top. It turned back around on December 22, so maybe more festive atmosphere for the Christmas cruise. Some areas of the ship you could hear holiday music, which was nice. Every staff member we met smiled and was very friendly. These people work so hard and are away from love ones for months at a time, yet they are trained to give us a great vacation experience. We had a balcony room 10116 aft (back of the ship). It was a good location. The buffets were on the 12th floor so we just used the stairs. It was very quiet in the hallways outside of our room. The room itself was smaller than Carnival or Royal Caribbean ships, by maybe 10%. But the bed was very comfortable. The balcony was also small but you could sit with 2 people. The bathroom was better than Carnival or Royal Caribbean. The toilet and the shower had sliding doors instead of the curtain. That made it feel spacious and more high end. The water pressure was awesome, so strong. And the water got really hot. That’s a huge plus in my book. There was no change in the pressure if you flushed the toilet and ran the shower at the same time. Read entire member review >>
My wife and I had a BA (Cabin with balcony) and loved it. Plenty of room to hang your clothes and great and comfy bed. Bathroom certainly big enough for one at the time.The Cabin Crew (male) was absolutely fantastic, helpful, cheerful and very good with towel animals every morning! Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9626 is a nicely appointed cabin on the port side, good for a family of 4. Fit and finish was excellent. Everything worked well. No rattles or squeaks. Sliding glass door to the balcony was heavy, but solid and locked well and tight, completely shutting out the outside world. This cabin is located officially aft but very close to mid ship, and is surrounded on all sides by other cabins, so it's quiet. Deck 9's hallways run bow to stern so it's easy to get to everywhere on the boat without going outside when it's cold/rainy.I was pleasantly surprised that the room has THREE available 120VAC plugs (in addition to TV and hairdryer!), so I didn't need a power strip, although I used an extension cord so all the cellphones could be recharged on the top shelf above the TV away from the sticky fingers of younger family members. They confiscated my festive LED x-mas lights on the first day and left a letter citing fire hazard (LEDs a fire hazard? really!?) but we got them back on the last day. Fridge is reasonably sized but thermo-electric so takes about 24 hours to cool down anything not already cold. Good storage in the cabin, so we could stow everything for the entire family under the queen bed or in the drawers/closet/shelves. The cabin comes with the standard hotel-issue small coffee maker, which was nice to be able to make coffee/tea/hot-chocolate after hours when the buffets are closed -- which surprised us. Unlike Carnival which has juice/coffee/cocoa availalbe 24hrs, NCL shuts down over night!Heat/AC in the room functioned well, and highest and lowest settings were able to make the room too-hot or too-cold and we kept it within one or two clicks of middle most of the time. It has a timed "quick cool" setting which I'm sure is quite useful when the boat winters in Miami.The cabin has a pull out 3rd "twin" and a drop down 4th sub-twin-sized upper bunk. Both are perfect for children, but would be small/uncomfortable for large adults. A little challenging to get to the balcony when the top bunk is down as the upper and lower bunks overlap the "desk" which makes for a bit of gymnastics, but that's the price you pay for 4 peas in a pod. The bathroom was well designed with solid frosted glass doors for both the head and shower which allowed up to 3 people to be in the bathroom at the same time (shower, sink, head) with moderate family-privacy. There was excellent ventilation in both the shower and head stalls. No odors at all and even after four showers in a row it dried out completely within an hour. Even towels hung up on the clothesline inside the shower stall would dry out in a 1/2 day. Like with the rest of the room, everything was well designed, well built, and fit and finish were excellent with no rattles or squeaks. It seems that nearly everything was designed for quietness. With the door closed to the bathroom the normally volcanic blast of the uber-toilet would not wake fellow cabin-mates. We didn't even know the adjacent rooms were occupied until we saw them in the hallway!The balcony had two standard chairs and a small table, with floor-to ceiling sliding glass door to the cabin that opened 4' wide. The balcony had a glass front which the cabin steward cleaned daily. However the height of the teak railing was such that it perfectly obstructed my sight line to the horizon when sitting in a chair, so I had to either sit up with perfect posture or slouch uncomfortably to have a good view while sitting. This was the only design issue about the cabin that fell short of perfection.All in all a great cabin for location, features, and comfort! If we were going to do this again, we would probably pick a deck 9 cabin in the same spot but on the starboard side for the northbound coastline and southbound sunset views. Port side still had island views up the inside passage and west bound sunset views on departure day, so it's not really that much of a difference. Read entire member review >>
We had a 10th deck balcony cabin (first time for a balcony for us). The cabin was adequate in size but had lots of nooks and cubby holes for our things, so it made the cabin seem larger during our trip, since luggage, clothes and souvenirs were never in the way. Read entire member review >>
Cabin #10052 - Great location mid-ship. Very quiet, did not feel the ship's movement too much. Plenty of storage in closet and drawers. Under-the-bed storage is a plus too. Read entire member review >>
BA room 9620
Smaller space than other ships we have been on
There was adequate storage space
The bathroom was larger than others and the separate toilet with a door is a nice touch as is the coffee maker in the rooms
The balcony was average size for a couple of chairs and a small table
The color scheme of the rooms is very colorful with lots of pastels
The beds were pushed together as requested but the since the room is rather small they were pushed up against on wall which made it intersting getting in and out of bed on that side Read entire member review >>
Cabin 10560 mid ship balcony. Plenty of closet space, hangars, drawers and shelving. Very quiet and fairly private balcony. Sofa lacked cushioning and don't believe for a moment that it sleeps 2 adults. Toilet and shower area very small for larger size passengers. Room well sound proofed. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin was amidships stateroom 9588 Port side slightly Aft on the deck 9 it was 20ft away from the lifts. It was very quiet every night. We enjoyed great views from our balcony. The bathroom was small but very well designed, no problem. Read entire member review >>
Cabins 10108 and 10110 were very clean. This room was a connecting room with our teens since we prefer to travel using two bathrooms to get ready. Awesome views. Comfortable chairs. Quiet rooms. Temperature control perfect. As usual cabins are small. Drawers and shelves and closet available. Liked the shower had a sliding door instead of curtain. Shower had unscented low suds shampoo and body soap. Toilet had sliding door but it was very very tight even for us "normal weight watchers type." Chair rail always in view if sitting down. TV programming was very limited and basically useless as a form of entertainment. Coffee maker and hair dryer provided. The bottle of water was $6 plus gratuity. Two or more pillows available. Black out curtains on windows. Don't expect chocolates at night on your bed next to the towel animal. Remember to change the sign on the door to make up room when you leave. Great access to elevators and food. BEST ADVICE: Lift bed to slide luggage underneath and out of the way. Read entire member review >>
9080 was in a perfect position. Close to the stairs/elevators. Quiet location with minimal movement. Lots of storage. The bed was very comfortable and when we checked it had at least 3 foam overlays on the mattress. Furnishings were bright, modern and clean. The room had a coffee maker, flat screen TV, fridge and safe. The bathroom was divided into 3 sections by screens. The choice of a shower screen instead of a shower curtain shows that NCL listen to their passengers. All in all a great cabin. Read entire member review >>
Great room, midship near the elevators. Very quite. Nice balcony. Plenty of storage. Bathtub was too deep. Hard to climb in and out. Didnt use it anyway. Would have preferred a walk in shower. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a mini-suite right off the mid ship elevators. Very convenient location. Plenty of room for three adults. The bathroom is the largest I've seen on a cruise ship. The pull out couch makes into a bed, but it is very hard. Would sleep 2 kids, but close quarters for 2 adults. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony---Extra seating room with a couch--Closet too close to the bed. Fantastic bathroom with full tub/shower and separate commode room--Needed lounge chair on the deck. We had adjoining rooms on the deck that they would not let us open. Read entire member review >>
We've had balconies the last several times we've cruised including the last two cruises on the Pearl and the Jewel. Strangely enough this room seemed slightly smaller. Who knows - maybe we're getting bigger. :-) There was only a few inches between the bed and the wall (don't recall that last time). Otherwise room was fine with lots of storage space and in a good location on the ship. Read entire member review >>
Great storage space, toilet has its own compartment separate from the sink, small balcony, very comfy bed. Cabin 9066 is very well located on the ship and is quiet.
If you can afford the Villa's, those suites look amazing. Read entire member review >>
The balcony stateroom was adequate for two people. The bathroom was bit small but adequate. The balcony has two chairs and a small table. We had privacy from our neighbors with tall walls on both sides (although you can still hear them.) The room has safe, mini fridge, and a hair dryer. Read entire member review >>
Best bathroom of any ship we've ever been on. Great space for clothes, too. Nice area by the balcony door for makeup and hair dryer. Balcony not tiny, but not big either. Sadly, rust on the balcony and damage and missing varnish on the wood railing. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was, clean, beautifully located near the forward elevators, on deck nine. Our stewards were great!
The problem: We hadn't been in our cabin for more than 30 minutes when the room filled with smoke, and we couldn't find the source. Eventually, I found a vent in a shelf space in the dressing area. I had put my DH's shirts there. I quickly moved them, but if we didn't get up and out by the crack of dawn, every morning while dressing, we would suddenly be hit with the smoke smell. One morning I was in the shower with the bathroom door closed when it hit. And whenever we had something wonderful to see out on the balcony, a hand with a cigarette burning rested on the rail -- upwind of where we were standing. The cruise was great but the smoke smell after all these years of no smoking rooms in hotels was really a downer for us. The steward and the steward supervisor were very solicitous and sorry, but other than bringing us a diffuser, which helped with the stale smell, there was nothing they could do. When I reached the airport, I looked to see which cruise lines don't allow smoking in the cabins and on balconies. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in a BA room. # 10574. It had a balcony and i would say that was the best part of that room. I thought for the money that room was kinda of small. I am 6'5 230 lbs and my feet hung over the bed. Trying to sit down and use the toilet was a joke!!! Go to one of the public restrooms, much more room to do your business. The shower had plenty of room for me and the sink area was ok. Was kinda hard for two of us to get ready at the same time. I would say it had plenty of room for your clothes to be put in drawers or the closet. If you want to get 3 in that room good luck! Read entire member review >>
I covered the cabins in my main entry, but cabins 10613 and 10614 were excellent to us. We had no complaints and were very pleased by them as we were expecting cracker boxes based on other reviews. They are not super large, yet they were good-sizes and we spent our downtime in them reading, sitting around talking, watching movies, and eating room service when we chose to sleep in or stay up too late. ha ha The bathrooms were good too, especially having shower doors on the walk-in showers. There were blow-dryers in the rooms too, and built in lamps by the headboards for reading. There is plenty of storage space for suitcases under the beds, and the mattresses, pillows, and linens were very comfortable. There is a little square table in each room and you can telephone for room service or any other information you need from your cabin. You can also telephone from one room to another by simply dialing the room number. They provide automatic shower gel and shampoo in the showers and automatic soap at the sinks in each cabin bathroom. There were refrigerators in each cabin just as in higher end hotels, with items you can purchase if you like. There is also a small stool under the make-up table in each of the rooms, and a free standing chair for the little square table. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony (BA) . We had 3 people staying there. The double bed was comfortable but the extra bed was terrible. It was like sleeping on a wooden board. The bathroom were made for midgets. I had more room on Inside cabins on other ships. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was in great location. Completely surrounded by cabins so no ship noise. Easy access to midship and after elevators, although forward elevators were a bit of a walk but unobstructed the entire way. Read entire member review >>
We picked our cabin well,Cabin 10054 Forward starboard.Easy to get to from any where. Enough room for what we needed. We wish the bed would have been a double not two singles pushed together. Made a ridge in the middle. Closet space was fine, bathroom (shower only) was ok toilet space could have been a little better. View was fine, ruff seas did not seam to bother us.We were not there to stay in the room. Read entire member review >>
Good location--slightly aft and not too far from elevators. Did not feel cramped. Three drawers, several shelves and good size closet for clothes. Very nice bathroom. Small couch and desk. Very comfortable beds. Refrigerator, coffee maker, and storage safe nice pluses. Balcony great. Read entire member review >>
Quiet cabin. Great starboard balcony view. Ample balcony with 2 chairs and small table. Small sofa/table and an additional side chair. Desk/vanity with mirror and hairdryer. Ample shower with sliding glass door and separate area for commode. Ample closet and drawer space. Our suitcases stowed easily under the bed. Read entire member review >>
We upgraded to a balcony and we were glad we did. The balcony was wonderful and the room was bigger than the inside cabin we originally had. We had three in our cabin. It was just fine with three for the 1-night cruise. I would not even mine having three in a cabin for a little longer cruise. The third bed was in the sofa. We also had a fourth bed in our room,I believe which we did not use. It was in the ceiling it looked like. I also loved the shower. It was the biggest shower I have had on a cruise. The toilet was a little cramped though. the room did not have as much storage as I would have liked. It had a medium sized closet. There was four shelves and three drawers. No drawers were in the bedside tables. The safe was the biggest I have ever had on a cruise.The TV was not very big. Read entire member review >>
Very glad I picked a room mid ship. It had less rocking than when we were in public areas that were either far forward or aft. It was a standard balcony room. Very small, but pretty. Loved having a balcony. Read entire member review >>
Tiny room, decent size balcony. Almost too small for two people. Plenty of storage in the closet, under beds, shelves next to closet, under the sink.Small bathroom as expected. Great shower.Quiet area. Cabins above and below. Close to fitness center one deck up. Far from all dining. Read entire member review >>
Great location towards aft of ship. Very quiet. Directly above the Blue Lagoon restaurant, but no noise ever heard. Easy access to buffet, but long walk to the front area of the ship (person with mobility problems could have a problem). Beds were comfy, room was clean and in good condition. Read entire member review >>
Great room! Well organized storage space. Small room but designed well and felt more spacious than it was. The bathroom was separated into three small areas and was less cramped than our previous cruise. The room was situated in a great place - not too close to the elevators/crew areas. Warning: Walls are thin! Read entire member review >>
We booked the highest level balcony cabin (10th deck, midship). However, the cabin was noticeably smaller and had much less storage area than any other cruise ship we've been on (10th cruise). This was due to a nice size shower and mini-fridge. When the bunk bed was pulled down in the evening, it was very difficult to access the balcony (bunk bed was laid out across the width of the sliding glass doors and covered the top half of the balcony doors). The bathroom was very nice, but I would have preferred a larger cabin than a larger bathroom. We did not utilize the mini-fridge, and it took up too much space that could of have otherwise been used for storage. Nice overall decor. Small flat panel TV. Would have thought there would have been a larger TV in a balcony room. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony; middle of the ship; bit of a longer walk to elevators; missed having shelves by the balcony; need a power strip; could sleep four people if two people were small and you don't need your own space. Soap is lavendar scented. Read entire member review >>
Nice size balcony. Good sized room. Quiet in middle of ship. Enough space for 4 suitcases. Bed- terrible- pillows- terrible. Double beds pulled together so fall into a crack. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9562. Great balcony. Very quiet location for the seven days. Convenient location mid ship and a little more stable when the ship is rolling. A tremendous amount of storage. Bathroom was great and surprisingly roomy. the robes are a nice touch although they took them our last night on board. Must have thought we really liked them. Read entire member review >>
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