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Mini-Suite with Balcony (MB): Norwegian Star Cabin Reviews

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Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabins

61 Reviews
These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, include a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention the private balcony with great view.

Mini-Suite with Balcony (MB)
Decks: Deck 11
Cabin
Rating
Comments
11126
Taste of Mexico Jdeszily
The Cabin was nice for the four of us. We had a king bed and the girls trundle twin beds. There was a curtain between their beds and ours that could be closed at night for more privacy. Bathroom was fine with a bath and shower doors and doors to close off the toilet area. Liquid soap, shampoo and shower gel was provided as well as a hair dryer and robes. Please note there was no bar soap or conditioner. The balcony was very roomy compared to the Getaway ship we were on last time. There was plenty of room for two chairs and a small table. We asked for the fridge to be emptied out so we could store our own soda and water that we brought on board in a cooler. Ice was provided by the room steward every day in an ice bucket. TV movie selection was minimal and we never could get the PA system channel or the ship’s bow cam channel to work. They did provide shore excursion tips and repeats of on board game shows you may have missed. Storage is minimal but we kept the suitcases under the bed. We shared the closet which did have multiple shelves and hanging space and the girls shared the 2 drawer unit. There were 3 small night tables and a breakfast table and chair. There was also storage above the TV/fridge area. Since the walls are metal we used part of the wall to hang the daily news with magnets and the kid’s activity programs. Some of the outlets were European style so be sure to bring a multiple plug to extend your power outlets. We also had an “octopus” with multiple charger cables. Our room steward kept the room clean and we tried to keep it organized to make it easier to find things. Fresh bath and pool towels were provided every day. Our room was directly under the market café so around 6 in the morning we could hear stuff moving above our heads. After a few days we were used to it but if you’re a light sleeper I would avoid this area of deck 11.
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11512
Noisy! Avoid if possible. This room is directly across from the Crew Door which means lots of opening and closing at all hours. Lots of carts being pushed from that room. Some talking, but in general the stewards were really quiet. The biggest problem with the room is that it must be located under a main plumbing valve because we kept hearing this sound like a closet door rolling back and forth, and finally figured out that it's the sound of many, many loos flushing. All day and all night. :-)
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10136

Cabin was spacious enough for two comfortably and the balcony was of a good size. Quiet area on ship with good access to pool and spa.


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11670
Good, But Not Awesome wonderland62

Perfect size, lots of storage room. Loved the extra room in the bathtub. Loved the heavy curtains - lots of nights sleeping in!


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11056

We were upgraded to a mini suite from a regular balcony. We were nicely surprised at the size of the room and the balcony. The bed was very comfortable. The couch was nice for napping and lounging, nice and firm...never opened it up. There is a lounge chair and two standard chairs with a small side table (they out new ones out our cruise) on the balcony. There is a mini fridge (with mini bar that we always have removed). Small coffee/tea set up, flat screen TV and a small safe that fits quite a bit more than it looks (I really like having the safe at eye level thus time most are I the closet and are down lower. There is plenty of storage and our bags fit under the bed. We spent a lot of time in our room this cruise as we were trying to have some down time and were tired from tours. This was a great place! Movement was good on the rough days and half way between the forward and mid ship stairwells put you close to everything. http://youtu.be/eNrFipreIGI


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11516

Room 11516 was right off the stairs and elevator near the front of the ship which was convenient. On our floor there was very little noise, however, above us were family suites and apparently kids who were not supervised as they ran up and down the hall above us. Lots of thumping above noise.
We loved the balcony and thought the room was spacious, including the bathroom. It was clean, but worn.
Our room steward was excellent, cleaning our coffee pot sometimes twice a day. There was plenty of storage and closet room for 2 people and I think if you had 4 it would be tight, but durable.
We slept well and felt little if any ship movement as we sailed the Baltic. Aside from the noise above, I would book this room again.


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11506
February Break sgarcia70
Great mini suites! Roomy, ice bathroom! Pillows not great. Room service limited options.
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11052
Smaller than similar stateroom category on other cruise lines. Wood furnishings need refurbishment. Closet located next to side of bed makes it difficult to hang and retrieve clothing. Bathroom adequate size and includes full size but. Bedding and linens comfortable. Hair conditioner, body lotion and robes not provided (these are standard in this category stateroom on other cruise lines). Very heavy hairdryer. No information in the room regarding ship deck plans, crew bios, etc. No recycling bin.
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11516
11516 was on the low end of the 107 mini-suites on this ship. It was larger than a room with a balcony, although it did have a wide balcony. The bath was large, with a separate compartment for the toilet. The shower and bath were a combo unit, with an excellent size tub. Plenty of space for toiletries. The bed areas and sitting area was divided by a heavy drape. Beds were very comfortable with excellent linen. Plenty of cabinets and racks for clothes. The sitting area had a large movable table for eating breakfast in the room. This is a luxury. TV was small and tube model (I didn't think they still made them). Fully stocked frig with extra space for things you might bring back from the dining rooms. Carpets clean and fresh, the room seemed to bet dusty very fast and the steward has a small bit of trouble keeping up with it. Decor was nautical wood paneling and art. Good lighting, 2 110 v sockets, working hair dryer, provided bath robes, and large deck chairs and table. We like this room a lot. Some of the higher level mini-suites come with a Butler, but I actually was glad mine did not, I don't need a four o'clock appetizer!!.
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11688
Great cabin, perfect for two and perfectly located. The Spa, gym and MDR very convenient!
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11186
3 star for this Star webbycan1313
airline like bathrooms with suction air toilets bed was solid, somewhat hard , bbut aok great curtains that blocked the heat and SUN out mini bar was all extra even the bottled water on top of the credenza was extra
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11556
Great cabin, room was plenty big enough..toilet closet was a little small, but doable. Balcony had plenty of room too.
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11506

Mini Suite- 11506, not worth the extra money, smallller than others I have stayed in (same category)

Small Closet for a mini suite
Bathroom Nice size had a bathtub with a separate water closet
Nice water pressure on the shower
Balcony was a nice size. Great view
TV was an older tube set with poor picture quality
Noise was minimal
Steward knocked on room door if you slept to late (even with do not disturb sign up)

OVERALL - Not worth the extra money get a Balcony Cabin


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11672
Nice cabin but it creaked all of the time. We were under the Teen Center but it wasn't a problem because there were very few children on this cruise. Liked having a curtain between the bed and couch area. Really like having a coffee maker and the cabin steward kept us well supplied.
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11188
It was okay, I guess... retiredredleg
A bit noisy, as the Market Cafe was directly above, but we liked the fact there were no neighbors aft of our room. Good size for two, but more would have been an issue.
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11036
We had a mini suite. Size of room was nice. However, the room needed dusting and some minor attention still when we got in. the TV was really small and dated. Overall, the room seemed tired.
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11686
Back from the NCL Star CounselorCruiser
We had 11686 which was at the back right next to the spa and
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11680

mini-suite deck 11, #11680:

noisy often, under kids area with running noisily above our heads;

dusty room, balcony could use more privacy from neighbors by having more partition between them;

deck 11 is convenient to go to fitness center and buffet restaurant above on the stairs nearby (also elevators very close to this room)


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11532
The portside mini-suite was mid-ship forward and had excellent views departing the World Cruise Center, coming into Cabo with magnificent views of Arch Rock, and was excellent in and out of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. Well laid out and more generous than we expected, fit two adults and two (large!) teenage boys comfortably even on days when we preferred to hang out in the room and watch movies. The balcony was well protected from wind and the chairs reclined sufficiently to relax in the sun. There was ample storage for four with an addition of an over-the-door shoe rack for toiletries and small items and a power strip for chargers.
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11662
11662, 11666, 11668 mini suites Aft balconies beneath the buffet. We did not notice any buffet noise despite our location. The outcropping of the buffet does overlook these balconies so if you're big on privacy you may not like this cabin. (The cabins forward of this one are beneath the outcropping and have significant overhand which shields you from sun) Very convenient to buffet and spa. Loads of storage space, although the space between the bed and closet is a bit tight.
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11516
Great location close to elevators, very little noise, and more spacious than expected.
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11516
First timers! dendon
Tiny beds, very noisy location.
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11006
Great time dtcajr
Tiny closet, but adaquet. Nice balcony, but the glass on the railing was dirty. Wife grabbed a towel and cleaned the streaks. Not that big a deal. Mostly quiet, but hey it's a floating hotel so your going to get some noise. Actually we were up front 2 suits from the front on the 11th floor so there was not much traffic. However it's very rocky. Not for the sea sick proned crowd.
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11506
Great for two - pretty good for 4. able to store clothes/items from 5 pieces of luggage. very nice.
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11056
This was a great cabin, usually very quiet as it is under the card room or library.
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11516
Never On NCL Again CruiseGeek123
Hallway too noisy. Kids running up and down the hallway.
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