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Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (SF): Norwegian Star Cabin Reviews

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Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony Cabins

42 Reviews
You will have the perfect romantic getaway in these Penthouses that sleep up to three guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath with shower, in addition to the living area and dining area. Because these are aft-facing, they offer an amazing view from the large balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (SF)
Decks: Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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9732
Beautiful suite with gorgeous aft views of the unending ocean. The wraparound balcony was fantastic as we had views of the portside. This gave us fabulous views of the fjords. Of course we were spoilt with butler service, afternoon canapes daily, welcome champagne, Lavasso coffee maker and free DVDs. NCL now charges for room service at USD 7.95 but suites are exempt from this charge. We had breakfast insuite most days...such decadence to be served in the suite with outstanding views. Small peeve was we wished the balcony was deeper so the deck recliners could be side by side instead of facing each other....but hey who's complaining?
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8172
Cabin is just OK, but noise from the theatre below was sometimes disconcerting. Because there are only one or two suites on this deck, cabin service was delayed, forgotten, or sometimes just didn't happen.
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10228

The cabin was great. Great storage space, large closet, a sitting room for my wife to do her hair and make-up. A single couch/bed that was great to sit and read in while watching the wake of the ship. The balcony was large enough to sit in the sun on the lounge or have an afternoon nap. But, one of the best features to the staterooms was the coffee/espresso machine and the table for four to sit and enjoy any of the room service meals brought to our room by our Butler Leo! Ashook, our room steward, did an excellent job of ensuring the room was spotless and well stocked, but also answered any questions we may have had as to where to go, how to get there, or to be sure everything we did onboard was perfect!


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8172

We enjoyed aour "small" suite and it is small by suite standards on the STAR.
Very comfortable for two people.
We loved the Espresso / Coffee Machine included in our room
Great cabin for viewing the Panama Canal.
After the first set of locks, we watched the whole canal journey from our air conditioned cabin
Open the sliding doors and place your cabin chairs under the air conditioning vent and enjoy!
Very small balcony for a suite.
Balcony contained a comfortable lounge chair, small table and two chairs.


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9232
Cabin 9232 Penthouse suite aft starboard was fantastic. It was spacious and has a wrap around balcony we loved. There is room for two loungers side by side and two chairs and small table on the teak balcony. The area that wraps around the side of ship is only wide enough for one person but allows you to see much more than those that have only an aft view. We didn't experience vibration issues from thrusters and absolutely adored watching the Ship's wake form. There is a comfortable love couch, chair and round glass top coffee table as well as a four chair dining table, bar area, plenty of counter space and a closet that has double door and is accessible on two sides. There is a spacious and comfortable vanity although the lighting is not ideal but ok. There is one outlets and it's in the vanity area, so you need a multi-plug cord if you bring chargeable electronics like we did. The bathroom has a spacious sit down tub and plenty of counter space around the lavatory. The John can be private using sliding doors. When we sail on the Star again, we will definitely seek the ads Penthouse on either port or starboard side.
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10726
Nice balcony in the aft-corner of Deck 10. Across from supply closet, some noise in the morning. Mostly quiet. Lots of storage, full tub, nice vanity, espresso maker, table and 4 chairs.
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9736
This is a great cabin if you don't mind lots of motion. The view is fantastic, the balcony is long but not very wide, the hallway is very quiet and the cabin is nice and roomy.
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10226
One of the best aft facing cabins. Only has one neighbor so noise is minimal. It's also under the spa so no noise from above. Balcony is a good size and views from the aft are unbeatable.
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9232
Wrap-around Balcony was amazing! Loads of closet space. Very private and quiet!! We loved this suite!
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9236
9236 is aft and a penthouse. The balconys on decks 8 and 9 are not as large as those on 10, thus two loungers and a table are almost too much for this area. There is plenty of room for storage and closet space is quite good. The problem comes when two are trying to get ready at the same time as the tiny hallway leading to the bathroom is just that...tiny. We prefer aft as we can listen to the wake, few people come into this area unless they belong there (it goes nowhere) and it is wonderfully quiet. The only time we heard or felt anything amiss was one night when the band played so loudly that the vibration of the bass 'thumped' in our cabin until about 1:00 a.m.
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8172
Nice size suite. Plenty of closet space and drawers. Also plenty of hot water for showers at all hours. Since we were aft, our balcony was a little noisy from the wake of the ship, especially when going over 20 knots. The bed was extremely comfortable. The room steward was very effecient and our room always looked neat. The towels were large and very nice.
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10728
Cabin was plenty big enough for 2 people. Bathroom was a good size with a large tub/shower combo. Very large closet which can be accessed from in front of the bathroom and the hallway as you enter the cabin. It is a long walk back to these AFT penthouses but a good opportunity for exercise. Fantastic view off the balcony which was large and very quiet.
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Our cabin was an aft-facing penthouse, formerly marketed as a Romance Suite. We thought the cabin was terrific and there's not a thing I can say about it that isn't positive. The bed seemed to be larger than queen sized, with a very comfortable mattress and bed linens. Plenty of storage space, including a huge closet, very comfortable bath area with dressing table and mirror, and a large balcony with two lounge chairs. The decor in the cabin and all of the amenities were top notch as far as I'm concerned. Large color tv, DVD player with a DVD library available, dining table, and a small sitting area with two chairs (one which extends to a bed) and a coffee table.
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8672
DO NOT STAY IN THIS ROOM UNLESS YOU PARTY WITH THE SPINNAKER LOUNGE UNTIL 2:00AM - COULD NOT SLEEP DUE TO NOISE/MUSIC.
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9236
Dark, balcony in need of refurb, difficuly access to main closet and bath, small for a penthouse suite, great view of aft, noisy due to engine wake when on the balcony.
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8170
8170 AMAZING penthouse aft cabin, plenty of storage, great bath, biggest plus is the wrap around balcony. Loved it crusing the inside passage.
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9732
Cabin 9732-Nice large wrap around balcony.
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10226
Very private location, lots of storage space, well appointed, perfect for romance, awesome balcony
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Our cabin,  a mini-suite on deck 11 forward, was spacious and very comfortable.  The closet was a very nice size - thanks to a previous post I had read I found the light in the closet (red button in the back under the top shelf) - with lots of shelves and plenty of hangers (Yes, I over-packed and had too many clothes)  There was a king sized bed, a sofa, a small table and two chairs.  A wall unit housed the 13" TV, a coffee maker with supplies for regular and decaf coffee (that were replenished daily), and  refrigerator/mini bar which was well stocked with beverages which were priced comparable to the bars.  We had a full bath, including a regular sized bathtub which was a nice surprise!  The toilet was separated by a sliding glass door which provided some privacy if two people wanted to use the facilities.  The best part of the cabin was the shaded balcony with two lounge chairs.  Our sliding glass windows provided magnificent views, even from the bed! 


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10228
Loved the coffee maker and bed! I miss them now that I'm home. The balcony was great very large. The amenities were nice. Room was tastefully decorated.
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9236
Star is Magical msydpdx
An aft penthouse, romance suite or BA are the most quiet you can get. The sound of the wake, 24/7, is just wonderful. The view is spectacular and you can always watch the bow cam on tv from the deck to see what's coming. Storage is excellent for clothing and personal items in the suites and 2 safes are a great luxury. The balconies on 8 and 9 are small, but for a one week cruise they are fine. Just remember the embers rain down at night and the water from above in the early morning!
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10228
Very spacious! Lots of room in the closet, plenty of drawers, big balcony. I especially liked that you were able to draw curtains around the bed so that you could leave the balcony door open to hear the ocean. Finally having a room at the back of the ship offered spectacular views.
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