Balcony (BC): Norwegian Spirit Cabin Reviews

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With room for up to three guests,Norwegian Spirit staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.

Balcony (BC)
Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11
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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 9032
Oct 2016
Comfortable and the balcony was quite spacious. It met our needs well. We took along an extension cord with USB plugs as there is only one outlet per cabin and we had multiple devices to charge.
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Cabin 11630
Oct 2016
Just OK - needs remodeled = shower swings from hot to cold
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Cabin 10552
Oct 2016
cabin is dated and in need of minor repairs . clean
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Cabin 9032
Oct 2016
Sadly we were not happy By: Nuttycruisers
Cabin was small - not a deal breaker but the bathroom was not clean when we boarded. The bed was TERRIBLE. We didn't meet our steward until day 10.
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Cabin 11530
Oct 2016
All service personnel excellent. Noise from the fitness center after 10:30PM. Strong chemical smell from bathroom drains until a drain pipe was replaced.
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Cabin 10560
Oct 2016
Great Cruise of the Mediterranean By: Lindalovestraveling
Our cabin was quite roomy, fine for 2. Nice balcony. Our cabin steward, Christina, was so sweet and accommodating. Bed was super comfy, plus lots of comfy pillows. Adequate space around the sink in bathroom for toiletries, good water pressure in the shower.
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Sep 2016
old, torn bedspread, uncomfortable mattress, smell of sewage throughout, mildewed and rusted bathroom.
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Cabin 11510
Sep 2016
Had a GREAT TIME... By: Flamencacha
My cabin was fine. Bed very comfy. Loved my Towel animals. The bathrooms have a unique setup. A glass door in the shower, sink in the middle and a glass door for the Toliet. Efficient. The room was and adequate size and plenty of closet space. Location on the ship was nice one deck up and you were in the pool area.
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Cabin 11050
Aug 2016
We had 2 connecting balcony rooms, 11050 & 11052.. The closets had enough storage for 3 of us, but when the couch was pulled out into a bed, you had to step on the bed to get to the balcony. More of an annoyance in the mornings trying to get ready and the only outlet being at the vanity. You can't pull the chair out to get ready. So we would have to take all of the bedding off and fold up the chair to have some room. The pull out couch was very comfortable, they brought in an egg crate pad. The bathroom was small, but served it's purpose. The hair dryer in the bathroom is a joke, and your regular hair dryer will only work on the outlet by the vanity. FYI, bring an extension cord with multiple outlets. There is only 1 plug in the room. Perfect location for sailing into Venice, as all the sights were on our side of the ship. We were able to sit comfortably on our balcony and see everything!
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Cabin 10112
Aug 2016
Disappointing cruise By: Rodney123
Good space but ensuite had quite a lot of mould.
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Cabin 11022
Aug 2016
The Ports are the Hero By: Cvrs3swan
Cabin fit-out was "tired", however clean and comfortable. Bed was very comfortable.
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Jul 2016
Supposedly for 3 - but not at all feasible. The third is a fold out chair - like the ones in some hospital rooms and no one is going to be in a good mood sleeping 12 days on that! The queen bed had two mattresses put together - so forget cuddling, cause you'll sink into the mid space. Walls are not sound insulated (but the balcony glass doors are?) so I hope our fervent wishes for our noisy neighbours to be laid low with diarrhea came true, cause I don't think they left the cabin for a couple of days and things quietened down a bit. Water out of the faucet in the bathroom ran yellow, brown and black more than a few times. Angle of the toilet seat - whoever designed it, perhaps sits on the commode with their legs crossed, but for the rest of humanity it's a geometrically ridiculous set up.
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Cabin 9026-9022
Jul 2016
Best Trip Ever By: Igmufy
Wish it was a little bit bigger.
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Cabin 11516
Jun 2016
We had a balcony cabin on Deck 11. The air condition was feeble, and no amount of conversation with Guest Services made much difference.
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Cabin 10538
Jun 2016
Old, dated, hotel 8 is nicer.
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Cabin 9072
Feb 2016
Miserable By: Dkingnh
Horrible smell, really run down, dirty balcony, and a very uncomfortable bed.
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Cabin 11132
Feb 2016
Good layout and the bathrooms were nice. It was nice to have the mini bar in the room. The beds were comfy>
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Jan 2016
Very small and not enough storage. Bathroom was incredibly small.
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Cabin 10558
Jan 2016
Bathroom tiles need immediate care and cleaning.
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Cabin 9556
Jan 2016
The cabin was very similar to the cabin onboard the NCL Dawn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG19F6XOQz0). The room had enough room for the three of us staying in it, and there was a lot of storage as well. The balcony was very nice, although you could tell it was old. The pull out couch was strange and not like some of the nicer ones on the newer ships. Also the TV is in a weird location and so the remote did not always connect with it. The bathroom was VERY old and a little gross, and also broken into small compartments that were strange. Overall though, the room served its purpose and there were no issues with it. Even when something didn't work (the air conditioning for a few hours), crew members were there to fix it right away!
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Cabin 11530
Jan 2016
Disappointed By: tc525252
Cabin was fine with a small, but nice balcony. A little rocky being so high, though!
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Cabin 11022
Dec 2015
Needs improvement By: dreamcruiser525
Very tight for 3 adults. Never again. It did have a fridge. Use cannot use you own hair dryer. 1 outlet in entire cabin. Balcony small in width. No bed scarves of bolster pillows.
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Cabin 10600
Dec 2015
Average, somewhat dated room. Thin, hard mattress. Balcony is ok, not well kept and they have bolted panels to adjoining balconies. Used to be able to open up to adjoining room, very disappointed that I was told we could open door to make balcony bigger with friends next door and they are solid walls now.
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Cabin 9158
Oct 2015
The smell of sewage in the washroom needs to be fixed.
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Cabin 10088
Oct 2015
Tired Ship By: cwalk5022
Typical cruise ship balcony cabin. However, the balcony is very small. In the queen bed arrangement there is a bedside cabinet on only one side of the bed. Only a small thing but annoying when nowhere to put my clock, drink, tablets etc.
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Cabin 10006
Sep 2015
Norwegian Downhill By: medicbarbi
disgrace - broken doors, ripped drapes, sewer gas smell, broken and scratched furniture, no electrical outlets - like staying in a Motel 6.
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Cabin 11008
Jul 2015
Disappointed with the cabin, water leaking from the shower under the wall and onto the carpet. Wet carpet was very smelly and felt dirty. Black mould in the shower, and we found mouldy meat slices behind the drawers after noticing a bad smell every time we opened them!
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Cabin 9202
Jun 2015
Excellent Value! By: cold atlantic
25% of view obstructed by curved piece of the ship.Pay for upgrade to midship cabin.Bathrooms need redo.
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Cabin 11538
May 2015
Cabin was small but felt a little larger because of the balcony which was nice to have for our sea days in particular. Nothing special, but it was nice to be located close to the buffet and other activities on deck 12.
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Cabin 11138
May 2015
Cabin 11138
May 2015
Cabin 10102
May 2015
Awesome Itinerary By: sunloveratlanta
Smallest cabin we have ever had with a balcony. Little drawer space but shower was bigger than some we have had.
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Cabin 7068
Apr 2015
Only good in parts By: Linda, Sidcup
A little worn, but clean and spacious. Generous wardrobe. Shower and washbasin space more than adequate, but WC space cramped and awkward. Balcony very welcome.
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Cabin 9556
Mar 2015
Using the Spirit By: harry37
On the narrow side, balcony on the narrow side, bathroom well laid out
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Cabin 9670
Mar 2015
Very convenient location by the stairs. Cabin quite adequate except for lack of bedside unit on one side of the bed.
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Cabin 11010
Sep 2012
If you have a cabin with a pass thru door to another cabin it will be extra noisy.
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Cabin 10260
Jun 2012
our cabin was excellent- middle of the ship, balcony, nobody across from us, quiet neighbors, close to the elevators. The closet space was fine. The only complaint I have is the air conditioner blew in your face in bed all the time. We had to deflect the air flow on one side so we could sleep.
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Cabin 10668
Apr 2012
The cabin, Category BC 10668, as expected was small, but plenty big enough for the two of us. Our stuff fit into the drawers, closets, and cubbyholes. I don't see how a third person would fit in the room. The balcony held two chairs and a small table. We missed the lounges we had in our aft balcony on RCI during our last cruise. The best part of the cabin was the shower that was easy to control and had good flow. The two cons of the cabin were the thin walls (we could hear our neighbors and their tv set, which they left on well into the night) and the unpleasant odor in the toilet on the first two days and last two days of the trip.
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Cabin 10678
Feb 2012
Just steps to back of ship & kids pool area and up to Raffles. Quiet hallway, but wall between cabins are thin or our neighbors had loud voices.
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Cabin 10686
Feb 2012
Great Cruise Vacation By: kahlolin
Our stateroom was a larger size than most, as it was tucked into the back corner of the deck. Not a wheelchair accessible room, it still provided ample space for the wheelchair - we did not have trouble getting around it. The layout of the room is a bit odd - the bathroom door would not fully open, as it hit the side of the bed. The closet was large, lots of shelves. The balcony is a larger size then most regular balconies. The room was very quiet.
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Dec 2011
Overall - a mixed bag, but we had fun! By: newcruiser123456789
Cabin was smaller than what I would have liked given that we paid for a balcony but it was perfectly fine. The bathroom was oddly laid out and uncomfortable - especially the toilet area. We are not big people (
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Cabin 10516
Sep 2011
Poor service By: jenniecraig
tiny room could hear both neighbors coughing laughing etc. heard the toilet and shower everytime
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Cabin 10016
May 2011
large shower,small toilet area but manageable,great bed and small pull out sofa Deck 10 room 10016,very quiet close to elevators
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Apr 2011
Overall Good Time By: mississippicruiser79
small bathroom. hard bed (but somehow i slept great). too many smokers on the balconys around me.
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Cabin 10516
Feb 2011
Great location, near elevator, very quiet. Near front of ship but still only a few minutes from just about everything one needs, food, drinks, pool, and entertainment.
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Cabin 11008
Jan 2011
Back to Back Holiday Retreat By: klingoncruiser
Room 11008 has a really tiny toilet area! The room is so small that when the hide a bed is out at night, you have to crawl over it to get to the balcony. TV is as bad as all ships in shows and very out of date.(analog) The door to the next room will allow smoke and noise into the room. This can be a problem if you neighbors are not considerate.
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Cabin 11522
Sep 2010
Our Cabin, stateroom 11522, was in a great location, right near the elevators and only one floor down from Raffles Food Court, pools, spa etc. The cabin itself was very congested for three people. The pull out sofa was EXTREMELY uncomfortable and you could feel the springs through the very thin mattress. In order to compensate for the uncomfortable pull out sofa, we placed the sofa pillow on top of the thin sofa mattress to sleep on. This allowed for much more comfortable sleeping. The queen sized bed in the room, on the other hand, was very comfortable. Closet space was very small. The bathroom was quite spacious compared to other cruises that I had been on. We had a very nice balcony that could sit 2 people comfortably.
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Cabin 11508
Aug 2010
If you have a third person in your room you cannot open the balcony door due to the third bed. You can hear EVERYTHING that goes on in the room next door. No fridge.
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Cabin 11016
Jul 2010
Our cabin, 11016, was good. It was a balcony and the bed was comfy. The bathroom was small and occassionally the toilet area smelled like raw sewerage. One night, there was a private party upstairs in the Galaxy room and so the main doors were closed. However, people would open the door about every 10 seconds and it squeeked and slammed shut. Kept us awake most of the night.
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Cabin 11010
May 2010
Clean fresh carpeting in cabin, great sight lines to starboard side bridge wing for cast off, bathroom tiling coming apart with grout missing on shower floor and sticking up making it a cutting hazard to your feet.
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Cabin 11008
Apr 2010
The rooms are just way too small. Tiny bathroom that you can barely sit on the toilet and was very slow to flush. Shower was about the largest area in the bathroom. We used the couch bed and had to crawl over it to get to the balcony when it was in use. The walls are thin and will need your neighbors to work with you for quiet. The position of the room is great. The hall is quiet and only a short walk to the elevators and stairs. Only one flight up to most of the good things on the ship.
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Cabin 11000
Mar 2010
Forward cabin 11000: right under the Galaxy of the Stars. It was somewhat noisy between 10 pm and midnight so if you're not a night owl, this may not be the cabin for you. We liked having passengers on only one side of us and there was not much foot traffic down our wing of the ship. Being so high up and so far forward, we worried about getting sea sick but this was not a problem for us. We're 1st time cruisers so we don;t really know if sea states of 3 and 4 are unusually calm but that could have accounted for the lack of seasickness I suppose!
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Cabin 11508
Mar 2010
First Time on NCL By: sheepboy
Small closet, nice balcony, small cabin, beat up sofa, money on the floor from previous guests (pennies), TINY TV, very nice cabin steward, great location.
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Cabin 11520
Feb 2010
11520 NCL Spirit Just by the elevator forward just below the spa. Quiet location with a nice balcony.
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Cabin 11002
Jan 2010
Just not our bag By: mchall6252
Our cabin was directly below the night club - bad, bad idea unless you're going to be in the club until it closes. It was very, very noisy until the club closed, 2 am one morning! The cabin was ok, the balcony was good but we rarely used it because of the terrible weather. The bathroom was very good and very roomy. The closet was plenty large enough and there was enough storage for all our belongings. The cabin lacks AC outlets, but I brought a multi-outlet adapter and that worked out just fine. It was convenient enough to everything.
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Cabin 11528
Jun 2009
Cabin seemed smaller than other balcony staterooms on other ships.  Balcony was wide enough, but very shallow. Storage space doesn't look like a lot, but it was surprisingly good - plenty of room for luggage under the bed also.  Bathroom very small, but shower has sliding door as does the toilet. Furniture a bit worn out.  Bed incredibly hard and uncomfortable.  Cabin walls very thin and you can hear your neighbors pretty clearly.
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Cabin 11016
May 2009
Felt too small, great location near elevators and stairs. 
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Cabin 10510
Apr 2009
Very far forward, further to walk to dining rooms. Quiet. Excellent room steward (Benji). Loved the balcony. Lots of storage.
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Cabin 10528
Apr 2009
NOLA Spirit By: echoes_sdn
Large closet, great bed, nice access to activities on the ship, private balcony was small but provided a ton of enjoyment.
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Feb 2009
Balcony glass dirty, old furniture, very clean
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Cabin 11516
Dec 2008
Convenient to library (coffee) and elevators, but no hallway noise problems. Drapes need replacing and balcony door was heavy and hard to open. Was under the fitness center, but only once heard footsteps above. Loved the spacious and compartmentalized bathroom. Had plenty of storage space.
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Cabin 11000
Nov 2008
Cabin 11000 on the Spirit was great. Good A/C, load of storage, great head divided into 3 areas. Shower big enough for a fat man. Not much noise from above. View off the balcony almost puts you on the bridge.
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Cabin 11016
Sep 2008
Rooms small but nice. Enough closet space could use more draw space..Balcony was small but great..Loved being on the 11th level..and the new beds arewe confortable!
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Jul 2008
Needed more drawers, otherwise it was a great room.
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Cabin 11000
May 2008
In Good Spirits By: golfcrazynjbob
noise above and small but functional. Sounded like chairs or carts being moved around all the time specially at night.
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