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These mid-ship staterooms can accommodate up to five guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate three more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Mid-Ship Balcony (BA)
Decks: Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Mid-Ship Balcony Cabin Reviews
Nov 2016
The cabin was bigger than I thought it would be and had heaps of storage. The beds huge and very comfortable. We slept great every night.
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Cabin 9244
Sep 2016
A bit small, but very comfortable and well located.
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Cabin 9043
Aug 2016
Average By: pnest
I am not saying our cabin steward was bad, however, we must have been last on his list to clean the cabin, a few times it was 2:30 in the afternoon before our cabin was cleaned, I feel this is NCL's problem as they do not have enough staff to take care of the cabins. I don't feel this review covers what I would like to say. The cleanliness was very poor, they would take the dishes off the tables in the lounge, buffet, smoking areas but never washed the tables down, I went to a table in the smoking area early in the morning where someone had spilled coffee, that stain was still there a 9 PM that night. I had to ask them to wipe my table before I would eat there
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Cabin 0219
Aug 2016
Clean with a great ocean view. Even though it says it fits 5 don't try to sleep more than 3. Bathroom was a tiny bit bigger tan most but had the same shower curtain that made the floor wet. Beds were comfy with the newish sani-type method of making up the linens. Temperature was easy to control after we called maintenance They sent us a sweet plate of chocolate dipper strawberries and wine for our inconvenience. We did not hear any noise from the hall nor other rooms. Nice and quiet.
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Cabin 9038
Jul 2016
The cabin was comfortable for the two of us and was clean. We moved the small desk chair and rolled our luggage under the desk and we had plenty of room to move about. The room was not as worn as we had expected on an older ship, so we were satisfied with the furnishings and décor. The mattress was comfortable and the room was quiet so we slept well. Although the bathroom was small, it was adequate for a seven day cruise. However, the bathroom did smell like urine. I wiped down everything with Lysol wipes several times and that seemed to help, but then the odor would come back. Since we didn't spend a lot of time in the bathroom, we just ignored it. The shower curtain tried to wrap around us when we took a shower, but we came prepared for that with a few heavy magnets which we put on the bottom of the shower curtain. Problem solved!
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Cabin 1055
Jul 2016
Great size and lovely linen
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Cabin 8249
Jun 2016
Vancouver to Alaska By: debndar
The cabin was what we expected. It wasn't any bigger than other cruise cabins we have had in the past. It did have a lot of storage room, which was great. Shelves, cubbies, and a real big closet. Stored 3 big suitcases under the bed with no problem. We never heard our neighbors unless we were out on the balcony. Not a lot of plugs, so I would recommend adapters or extension cords.
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Cabin 9242
Jun 2016
Fantastic Holiday By: Lane vacation
Great cabin with so much storage space
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Cabin 9240
May 2016
Very Good 32 Night Cruise By: garytansley
Very nice cabin. Lots of space. Great location. Not far back to the aft stairs for food and entertainment. Ideal cabin if you suffer from motion sickness. Very quiet cabin compared to other cabins on other cruise lines. Some problem with wind noise but that has to do with wind direction and wild seas around the cape. Once you were in normal conditions it was fine. We did have a water leak at 2 am but no big deal. TV channels ok but I enjoyed the sports channel.
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Cabin 9041
Mar 2016
Mid ship balcony – deck 9. Comfortable bed, spacious and kept really clean and well serviced by our cabin steward. Never had to ask for anything more than the first time and the cabin was always ready by the time we went back to it. Plenty of storage space and even the bathroom was a bit more spacious than other NCL ships we’ve been on. Very quiet cabin.
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Cabin 9231
Mar 2016
Great Trip! By: Lunenburg
Nice balcony cabin on the starboard side of deck 9. Only problem was a weak catch on the closet door so that the few rough days we had, the doors would swing open. Our towel figure acted as a doorstop those days. Terrific cabin steward Roberto, always cheerful and helpful.
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Cabin 0023
Feb 2016
This was a fine cabin. No loud noises from above or below. Balcony was nice.
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Cabin 10015
Feb 2016
The cabin on the port side had few times that port activities required us to close our drapes. But most of the sites on the East to West South America cruise were on the starboard side so we had to go to the Observation Lounge or such for views. The cabin was smaller than our previous HAL experience. Storage worked Luggage under the bed. Refrigerator did not work to cool. But our steward Clint kept us supplied with ice for drinks. Ou rlocation near 8 mid ship elevators was great We avoided the congestion of the four aft elevators for shows and dining. Amenities were few. no fresh fruit, no hair conditioner. The hand soap dispenser ran out of its nice soap. we had adequate 120 v to recharge our iphones and cameras. Shower was small and tight. Grab bar made it possible to stay in the shower and turn. Laundry could not dry in the small damp bathroom bad weather made it hard at times to dry laundry in the cabin. Outdoor chairs worked best for drying. The balcony was private with no one visible or heard except occasional scraping chairs. No smoke came into our cabin or balcony from smokers near by. Our steward provide prompt service. Our evening towel animals were pleasant NCL gave each bed/guest their own daily schedule in the evening which is better than other lines.
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Cabin 0039
Dec 2015
Cabin was great! Everything that I needed with abundant storage. Loved how you felt totally by yourself when on the deck. Room was very quiet and my steward, Rodel, was AWESOME.
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Cabin 0238
Oct 2015
Cabin was fine if a little cramped as it was very narrow, very tight to get past the first corner of the bed about a foot of space. Bed was very comfortable. The only real problem was the noise from the baskeball court
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Cabin 10048
Oct 2015
The balcony cabins are a little larger on this ship I believe. Plenty of room with a coffee pot and mini-bar. Service was good but we had to wait a few times for him and find something else to do while he finished up/or turned down.
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Cabin 9222
Sep 2015
We had 2 twin beds for my mother and I which made it a little tight getting around the end of one bed but other than that the rooms are well laid out for the space they have. Lots of drawers and closet space to unpack your suitcases and store them under the bed. Our cabin steward was very attentive helping us with anything we needed and it was fun coming back to our room every night to find the newest towel animal waiting for us on our bed!
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Aug 2015
Our cabin was fine. The bed was comfortable and the entire compartment was very clean. We received excellent service. Would recommend a balcony for anyone going on an Alaska cruise.
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Cabin 9044
Aug 2015
Disappointed By: Crieghton
Tight cabin space for the money.
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Cabin 8250
Jul 2015
Cabin was fine...not bad and not good.
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Cabin 9036
Jul 2015
There was a problem with the cabin immediately noticeable when we entered. A phone call to the relevant staff had the problem solved in a satisfactory manner. Twice we had the request to 'make up our room' in the key slot on the door, but it was not made up by the time we returned - we had to wait. One of those times was the evening before disembarkation - we still had to pack and we faced a 24 hr+ journey home the next day, so wanted to get back early, get packed and get some rest. On returning to the cabin our attendant informed me that he hadn't reached our cabin yet. I told him to forget about it as we needed to pack and rest. We assumed that when we put the notice in the door, it would get priority. Disappointed with this.
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Cabin 10231
Jul 2015
Breathtaking Scenery By: waterboy6157
The cabin was very adequate with plenty of storage space for everything you bring along. The balcony was fantastic and we will never cruise without one. We had a queen size bed and a small sitting area with a small somewhat worn, couch. The bathroom and shower are smaller than at home but you're on a ship and should expect that. The convenience of our room to the major areas of the ship, (dining, entertainment) was another plus. The room was very clean and we were taken care of very nicely by our steward Felix. Excellent room.
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Cabin 0227
Jul 2015
Double Take By: rdpaquette
The cabin was clean and our stewart raoul was very attentive and made us feel very comfortable. However the bed was awful! It felt like we were sleeping on a pull out couch!
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Cabin 9034
Jul 2015
Cabin 9032
Jun 2015
Excellent By: rhonda26
Loved the balcony! The bed was comfortable and I slept great! It was more spacious than I expected.
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Cabin 8041
Jun 2015
Plenty of room, always kept very clean by our stewardess. Comfortable bed and great views from our balcony. It would have been nice to have had a couple of complimentary bottles of water in the cabin each day instead of being charged for the bottles that were provided.
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Cabin 0244
Jun 2015
Alaska Aboard Norwegian Sun June 2015 By: glennis.burkhalter
We had the best treatment in our cabin and loved the special touches. Each morning and afternoon we were personally greeted and had pleasant exchanges with the crew assigned to our cabin.
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Jun 2015
Alaska on Norwegian Sun By: Sandy from TX
My mom and I had a handicapped accessible stateroom and enjoyed the extra space which that provided. I was not impressed with the bathroom - it seems that we always managed to flood the floor whenever we took a shower, no matter how careful we were
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Cabin 10236
Jun 2015
Second cruise By: PamelitaHiebert
A mid ship balcony, lots of room to move about without bumping into each other. Comfortable bed, lots of storage for clothing and suitcases. We had some water problems(mentioned in review, in our bathroom and some carpeting in hallways and other cabins in our corridor).
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Cabin 9251
May 2015
Cabin 9237
May 2015
Spacious and very functional. Mattress was a bit uncomfortable. Bathroom was small and functional. I didn't find the shower that small or difficult and I'm 6' 2" tall.
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Cabin 9026
May 2015
Happy By: Life at 50
Was clean everything was dusty ice bucket was filled 2 times a day bathroom was spotless and done well. Bed was always made and at night there was a towel animal on bed and a nice birthday note from our Stewart for Paul.No complaints here it was well done.
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Cabin # 0218
May 2015
Our Balcony cabin #0218 on deck 10 starboard side was a great location, just 1 flight to the pool deck and Garden café. Our room was just below the spa facility on deck 11 that there was no nuisance noise at all. It was a very well organized balcony cabin; there were amount of storage spaces, big comfortable bed, and nice balcony with 2 chairs and a small table. However, we found very tiny shower stall in the cabin, even I could not bend myself to wash my feet. It was a practical shower booth but too tiny to do anything but just standing and get shower. We could store our luggage under the bed.
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Cabin 0014
Apr 2015
f you want to get your rest "DO NOT BOOK CABIN 0014"! This cabin is right under the weight room/treadmills. This room is open from 6 am - 11 pm and someone is always in there working out. The weights are constantly being dropped and this sounds like a big "Boom" all day and night long. So if you don't mind being awake at the crack of dawn and not taking a nap during the day, be my guest!!
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Cabin 0038
Apr 2015
Cabin 8642
Apr 2015
A Good Experience for the Price By: skybird564@gmail.com
The cabin (until the drama on the last night) was nice. The living space and storage were very good, everything was clean and smelled OK, the bed was comfortable and the view from the balcony was outstanding. The cabin steward was new to his job and his reflected his personality traits. He did OK.
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Cabin 9047
Mar 2015
Norwegian SUN By: eyenurse4
Cabin size was fine, bathroom shower was a little small. Bed was very comfortable! Enough storage space for all that we brought. Only issue was on day 3 the drain to the shower backed up and water and black stuff came pouring out of the drain. We let service know and we left for our day. When we returned to the cabin later in the day we opened our cabin door and there was a huge blower on our room and the carpet was damp. We called service and they said yes the plumber fixed the drain and the blower was there to dry the carpet!! After several more calls they gave us a 100.00 OBC for our aggravation, why did it take several calls was my issue!
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Cabin 9239
Mar 2015
Great By: Rich2015
The room was perfect for 3 people. Our steward (Marlon) was excellent.......
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Cabin 9040
Mar 2015
An Enjoyable Cruise By: Bethany Beach
CABIN: Typical balcony cabin that definitely was larger than the same category cabin that we had on the Dawn. Slightly more width. The length of the cabin was longer which allowed for a full size desk area and a full length couch. However, this means that for that extra room the bathroom is very small. The shower might have been the smallest we have ever had. I am a small to medium size person and I found it difficult to manage. It is almost impossible to get anything out of the shower gel dispenser. We brought our own liquid hand soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Great storage space in the cabin and closet – so much that I had shelves to spare. Balcony had enough depth to be able to put your chair facing front and still have leg room.
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Cabin 10240
Feb 2015
First NCL Cruise By: LCDREA
Our cabin had a great location, with access to the forward, mid-ship, and aft stairwells and lifts. The bath was small, which is not unusual on "main line" ships, with soap and shampoo dispensers in the shower, and a soap dispenser by the sink. There was adequate storage in closets, desk drawer, and bath for "Freestyle Cruising." We had two comfortable chairs and a small table on the balcony, and the very comfortable bed configured as a king-size. The sofa was adequate, but seat cushion was faded, and in need of "refreshing/refurbishing."
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Cabin 9055
Feb 2015
Fun on the Sun! By: HighSeasFunTimes
Our room was a decent size for a ship. We had the beds pushed together and though there was only a table on one side, I was able to use the "sofa bed" as a night stand. The "sofa" was very hard and I am glad we didn't have to sleep on it! The balcony had the usual 2 chairs and small table and we used it frequently. The bathroom was small but functional. Water pressure was good. Shampoo and shower gel were in dispensers in the shower and liquid soap was by the sink. Our cabin steward Cielo was friendly and always accommodated the few requests we had. We loved the location. It was easy to get to the forward or aft stairs/elevators and being on the 9th deck, it wasn't bad if we took the stairs and not the elevator whether we were going to up to Great Outdoors or down to main dining.
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Cabin 9047
Feb 2015
The Cabin was larger than I envisioned, I had seen youtube videos but they don't do it justice. The bathroom is small, but larger than it appears. The balcony is also larger than I thought, plenty of romm to relax. We spent a lot of time there.
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Cabin 8040
Feb 2015
Good space. Lots of storage room. Quiet.
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Cabin 10213
Jan 2015
Loved every minute of it! By: jollytammy
The cabin was near the Atrium elevators. It was very convenient to be so close to the elevators and the stairs. We were under the Spa area. We had plenty of storage space. We were able to put our suitcases under the bed. The seat area was plenty big with a small little table. We had a coffee maker and a fridge. The fridge was not very cold. The fridge was full of min-bar items, so we moved them to a drawer so we had room for our drinks. We put everything back at the end of the cruise. The balcony door stayed open, which was nice. The balcony was a nice size. When we came into port, or left port, we were always on the opposite of the dock. The bed was comfortable. The shower had a shampoo and soap dispenser. The shampoo was terrible, bring your own. We loved our room and will either book this room again, or it's sister on the other side of the boat. The only noise we heard was sometimes hearing others on the balcony.
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Cabin 9033
Jan 2015
Cabin 8223
Dec 2014
No More NCL By: ihopecruise2
Old and tired, with minute bathroom
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Cabin 9034
Dec 2014
Our cabin was very comfortable. We had a lot of storage space--we couldn't even fill it all up! There were plenty of hangers and drawer space for our clothes. The only thing that was a tad small was the shower stall, but since we've vacationed in Europe, we can cope with a small shower! The bed was very comfortable and we had no trouble falling asleep. We enjoyed having the balcony, which was furnished with 2 chairs and a small table. The location was great--not too far from an elevator, but not close enough to hear people getting on or off. Just two cabins away from us was a family with small children, but we never heard them while we were in our cabin. We actually never heard any of our neighbors, which is more than you can say for some hotels!
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Cabin 9037
Nov 2014
We loved our cabin, it was extremely quiet and a great location. There was more than enough storage for the both of us. The shower was tiny, but at least we had good water pressure. We loved our balcony, we spent plenty of time out there enjoying the beautiful scenery. The bed was comfortable with very nice pillows.
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Cabin 9049
Sep 2013
We stayed in Mid-Balcony 9049. The room was quite comfortable and we loved our balcony. Plenty of storage and closet space. The woodwork was lovely on the shelves and drawers. There was a safe that was easy to use. We never heard anything from the other rooms or smelled any smoke from any balcony. The bathroom shower was quite small but the water pressure was excellent. The small sofa was a bit hard but overall not bad. The Sun is showing it's age with some things a little worn out. Curtains had a few holes in them, mirror was aging in the bathroom on the edges etc. The bed and pillows were excellent. We were extremely comfortable in them. So overall, we were pleased but the room could use a shiny update.
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Cabin 9025
Sep 2013
Disappointed with the Vegetarian Fare By: veggieandgfcruiser
We loved our room. The balcony was wonderful. The service to clean the cabin and the washroom was excellent. I think they came three times a day. We loved the towel animals. We were located close to the elevator and stairs which made traveling the ship very convenient.
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Cabin 10 deck
Jun 2013
Great cabin, roomy, clean. Pillows hard sponge rubber
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Cabin 9046
May 2013
Magical Norwegian Sun to Alaska By: AlaskaAdventurers
We were concerned when we arrived, that 9064 would be noisy because the cabin was right off the hallway to the aft elevators and stairway but it wasn't at all. The cabin was in an excellent location for us. It was on the port side, very well laid out and perfect for viewing the glaciers and inland passage sights from our balcony. Nice afternoon sun shining into the room, too.
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Cabin 0261
Apr 2013
Fun on the Sun By: WishboneS
We were at the back of the ship and it was very quiet except on a couple of mornings when they were moving the tables in the garden cafe. We were close to the elevators that took us to all the public places without a long walk. Great location
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Cabin 9044
Apr 2013
We loved 9044, a midship balcony. Lots of room for storage, extra space and the sofa was nice. We loved having a balcony.
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Apr 2013
Great cruise By: dack
Mid ship cabin, plenty of storage, nice space, great balcony. Very quiet, great view from the balcony. Bathroom had everything you need, nice shower and again plenty of storage.
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Cabin 0001
Mar 2013
0001 - first cabin outside of the staff cabins/bridge area on deck 10. Very quiet room with quick access to stairs and elevators.
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Cabin 9024
Mar 2013
Miami 10 day Sun time. By: darienill
9024 between two stairways and under other cabins. Safe at eye level at end of closet, easy to reach. plenty of closet space and shelves. Haven't seen a 15 inch CRT TV in years. Balcony just enough to sit on, slow close door so it doesn't slam.
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Cabin 0001
Feb 2013
Big Bang For The Bucks By: SouthLyonCruiser
We had balcony cabin #0001 on deck 10. It was the furthest forward cabin we could find that had the features that we wanted - highest deck with cabins above and below. The cabin was very quiet and being all of the way forward we didn't have to have our time out on the balcony ruined by a smoker upwind. The only down side was that the shower was the smallest in my experience.
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Feb 2013
Norwegian Sun By: Duyo
No problem, great cabin ...
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Cabin 0064
Jan 2013
Only one closet, small room, old TV (not flat), great balcony (except it seemed a bit dirty with rust), noise from the deck above (chairs and tables moving around), every morning at 6:30, the side thrusters would shake and rattle our room, very noisy.
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Cabin 1064
Dec 2012
1064 Near bridge (starboard forward) - nice balcony. Bathroom storage limited (bring shoe bag for door). Light in closet! Excellent!
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Cabin 0030
Nov 2012
NCL Sun Nov 14, 2012 By: suepell
Lots of storage space but very noisy from the movement of chairs and tables from the deck above.
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Cabin 10260
Nov 2012
NCL Sun Nov 14-15, 2012 By: waltonflwonder
Our balcony was toward the rear (aft) of the ship & had a "stopped drain" somewhere behind us (starboard side)....had up to 1" of water on balcony 75% of the ENTIRE cruise! Room steward was heroic.....trying to "squegee" off water 3-4-5 times a day, to no avail. Couldn't/didn't use most of the time...really was unacceptable.
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Sep 2012
Sensational Sun! By: Whippets
Good cabin, close to elevators. Little noise on a sailing that had less than 25 people under 18 years of age. Clean and well appointed. We had more drawer space than we could use.
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Cabin 9037
Aug 2012
Our cabin was great, good location, good size and we were able to work with 4 women in the room. A little tight when the beds were all out but plenty of room otherwise. Poor TV options I will say.
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Jul 2012
Our Family Had a Baltic Blast! By: lovenewsights
Stayed in BA Midships Balcony Need King Beds- Don't know how though Bigger Showers WITHOUT Curtains Need to sound insulate balcony floors, so chair legs don't scrape LOUDLY at all hours Bigger TV's with more English entertainment channels- Most were news StateRoom had LOTS of Storage Need New Balcony Curtains that go all the way to floor, because Baltic White Nights Shine Under Curtain Need a Night Light in Bathroom
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Cabin 0055
Jul 2012
We had originally booked an inside cabin, but the price kept dropping and dropping and we ended up getting a balcony room for an extra $100. The room had tons of storage, and the balcony window let in lots of sunshine (at 4 am when the sun rose!) Downsides are the shower curtain that attacked you when you took a shower. You had to leave the bathroom door open to ventilate the room (no fan), so every time someone moved past the door or a breeze from the balcony blew, the curtain clung to you. Annoying, but not life ending. The TV in the room was TINY and straight from 1990, but the programming was good. Location wise, it was great. You definitely want to be aft on this ship, as that's where EVERYTHING is. We were woken up a few times at 3-4am by them moving furniture around above us, but that was it. The convenience of being so close to food and entertainment outweighed the noise. I think the ideal location would have been exactly where we were, but on the 9th floor instead.
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Cabin 0218
Jul 2012
We had the perfect cabin. We had ample space, even with a Pack-N-Play set up in our room. The closet was big. We had storage for all of our clothes and gear and didn't have things sitting everywhere! We were mid-ship and close the the elevators. It was awesome!
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Cabin 9255
Apr 2012
Balcony room 9255. We needed another bathrobe, and the remote did not work when we arrived. I left a note for the steward and it was taken care of right away. There is plenty of storage, both closets and in the bathroom. I am not a fan of the glass doors, I prefer the sliding doors. The last night the wind whistled all night through the doors because of the high winds.
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Cabin 0031
Mar 2012
Loving Freestyle By: RNretired
Cabin 0031 was just the right size for two adults. Balcony great but one lounger would be appreciated. Bathroom is OK but sometimes an "outhouse" smell was evident. Lots of drawer and closet space and lots of hangers. Bed was very comfortable and able to adjust the temperature was a plus. Need to update the TV. Coffee pot and fridge was much appreciated. A magnified makeup mirror would be great at the vanity.
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Cabin 0002
Mar 2012
Size of the cabins on the Sun are great. Lots of storage space. Room 0002 is on the 10th floor, 2 doors down from the Staff Cabins. Location is excellent - stairs and elevators just down the hall. No noise issues.
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Cabin 0049
Mar 2012
NCL Sun and the Western Caribbean By: jackinthebox422
Cabin 0049, 0050 and 0051- Balcony Deck 10 Aft, BC. Balcony and view are awesome and the fact they whole cabin is larger is a nice plus. We saw inside and couldn't do it. To watch the sun rise and fall and sail aways on your balacony can;t be missed or underestimated.
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Cabin 0002
Feb 2012
Cabin 0002 deck 10 port side forward; great location; small room with tiny balcony, but quiet and in a less traveled area.
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Cabin 0059
Feb 2012
Bathroom leaks, bathroom doors show enough damage from water that this has been a problem for some time. Otherwise excellent cabin, quiet and convenient to aft staircase.
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Cabin 0015
Jan 2012
We were in cabin 0015, which was below the fitness room but it wasn't a big deal. Great location for access to the ship, had 8 elevators and stairway very close. Plenty of storage space, TV could have been bigger, but didn't spend much time watching it. Bed was really nice, wider than expected and comfy. Balcony was a good size and we spent a lot of time out there.
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Cabin 0211
Jan 2012
Cabin 0211. Balcony on Starboard side. Location suited us very well, its a few steps from the stairs which take you up to Fitness Suite and pool deck, and across from there is the buffet. also close to the Atrium lifts and on a quiet corridor. Plenty spacious for the 3 of us with tons of storage. Tip: bring a 4 way adaptor, power thingy and some clothes peg to pin your clothes onto chairs on balcony to help things dry off. Another great tip I learnt from a cruise forum is to bring Wrinkle Decrease for your evening shirts - fab product!
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Cabin 9234
Dec 2011
Appreciated mid-ship location during rocky seas. Balcony was great! Seemed convenient to everything and incredibly soundproof. Did have an occasional dripping noise (but we don't think it was actually a drip) coming from one area of the ceiling that we learned to ignore but was a little annoying at first (only noticed when going to sleep).
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Cabin 9252
Dec 2011
Winning -- NCL SUN By: vols_159
Balcony room 9252 Simple room with lots of room! Didn't feel small at all! Its a starboard side balcony
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Nov 2011
Smallest shower I've ever seen.
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Cabin 0231
Nov 2011
Good storage space. Bed arrangement good. Didn't like shower curtain instead of glass enclosure. TV was terrible. Old and bad picture quality.
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Cabin 0222
Oct 2011
Never Again By: Danlee7
This cabin was quite nice. I think the cabin below on 9th deck would have been quieter but this was still a nice cabin.
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Cabin 0211
Oct 2011
Just By: SusieQ4U
Lots of storage place, nice view from balcony. Location is perfect for getting to pool, guest services, Four Seasons, and buffet very quickly. Very close to elevator and stairs.
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Cabin 0256
Sep 2011
Norwegian Sun By: ShadowOak
Great room--very convenient to everything. Plenty of storage. Right by elevators and stairs; up one flight to buffet and pool; down the elevator right to dining room and theatre. Good side of the ship to be on for view from balcony (balcony was very private and quiet and normal size for a ships balcony).
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Cabin 9231
Jul 2011
Beautiful Baltics on the Sun We are a couple who always chooses the itinerary first, and the ship second. We have sailed NCL on several occasions in the past, and have always been pleased with the value offered. NCL did not let us down with their Baltic Sun sailing. Embarkation Embarkation was very organized. We arrived at the port directly from an overnight flight from NY. We took a taxi to the port and waited for them to open at 10:30 a.m. We were on board by 11:30 a.m. We went directly to the MDR that was open for lunch, the Seven Seas, and had a nice quiet lunch. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather on most days of this cruise. We sent up to the sun deck, and took a little nap until 2:00 p.m. and our rooms were available. Public Rooms and Cabins We did not notice any wear and tear in any of the public rooms or our cabin. What I did notice is that the overall decor needs updating to bring some modern energy to the ship. We were in an inside cabin IA, on deck 9. The cabin was larger than any inside cabin and even some balcony cabins we have been in. Plenty of storage space. Deck 9 is the perfect deck if you want a quiet floor, nothing but cabins above and below you. The ship is laid out a little "weird" but it just something you need to get used to. Fitness & Recreation The ship had a nice sized workout room with modern equipment. The Sun also has the Promenade Deck which goes completely around the ship. If you circle the ship 3 1/3 times you have walked a mile. I loved doing that each day. Enrichment I enjoyed both the German Folk Dance show and the Russian Folk show that was offered on the ship. There was also a Russian language class and a Viking history class offered. Dining We ate at both MDRs. We found them almost identical. The food was tasty and plentiful. Every night you are presented with a new menu. The left side has new options and the right side has everyday options. With choices such as salmon, rib eye steak, roast chicken offered every night, you can't go wrong. The presentation of the food can be improved. Also, if you are looking for gourmet fine dining, then the NCL Sun is not for you. We never had trouble getting a table, and most tables had fabulous views through large picture windows. We did notice that 8:30 was a busy time in the MDRs. We ate at two specialty restaurants, and didn't think they were worth the extra fee. We enjoyed the MDRs just as well. For lunch there are several options. I am not a fan of buffet dining because I am a teacher and it always reminds me of a school cafeteria. The Great Outdoors is a wonderful option for those who want a buffet for lunch or breakfast and want to enjoy the out doors. We enjoyed Moderno for lunch. They have a quick sandwich, pizza or pasta option here, and that is what we enjoy for lunch. Most days, weather permitting, the ship had a NCL BBQ for lunch or sail away also. Breakfast can be eaten in the Seven Seas, which we enjoyed for a nice relaxing start to the day including French toast, my favorite, or hubby's favorite, Eggs Benedict. But with this itinerary, a visit to the buffet is in order. The breakfast buffet is like every cruise breakfast buffet I have seen. I did notice something called breakfast pizza in Moderno, but didn't try it. On the mornings we had to wake up extra early, we had room service deliver a continental breakfast including a full pot of coffee to the room. It was always delivered exactly on time. If you enjoy an afternoon snack, there is always coffee and cake, or ice cream available at the Great Outdoors. Entertainment We thought the entertainment was very good. When you cruise, you expect a certain type of show, and all of the three shows we saw were very enjoyable. We also enjoyed the live music acts placed throughout the ship. The musicians on the Sun are all exceptional and very talented. Service All of the service providers were helpful and friendly. Our room steward worked very hard to keep our room clean. We always had fresh towels, and turn down service. The waiters and waitresses always served with a smile. The running joke on the ship is the hostess in the Garden Cafe who sprays your hands with sanitizer. Washy Washy girl. Everybody loved her. Shore Excursions We used both NCL shore excursions with private tour companies. For St Pete, you need to research a private tour operator. Don't be afraid of what you read about Visas. The operators that are mentioned here on Cruise Critic will obtain a special Visa for you. You can see so much more, for less money by using a private tour. The NCL excursions that we did use, were well run and worth the money for those particular excursions if you did not want to DIY. Value for Money This is the number one reason we chose the NCL Sun for our Baltic cruise. If you research other cruise lines and compare, you will notice the large price difference. With the money saved, we spent it on the excursions and special meals in the ports. Don't forget the beautiful souvenirs in Russia. Overall The NCL Sun is a very nice ship and is perfect for the Baltic itinerary.
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Cabin 0049
Jul 2011
Baltic with the Sun -mostly By: John from Scotland
Good location close to Aft stairs, Buffet ,Great outdoors, Seven seas restaurant and Stardust Entertainment lounge. Good sound proofing .Balcony OK for 2 people.Storage good, beds comfortable.air Conditioning seems to be ineffective at night.
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Cabin 0051
Jul 2011
Comfortable beds and bedding. Cabin is well planned.
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Cabin 0043
Apr 2011
Our cabin was quiet with a great view from the balcony. One of our deck chairs had a tear in it but otherwise the room was perfect.
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Cabin 0207
Mar 2011
Small bathroom, comfortable two twin beds with a large sofa-bed, good size balcony, small fridge, safe, coffee maker, and an ice bucket.
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Mar 2011
Ok balcony...under common area of buffet but didn't get any noise problems. They need more electric plugs in all rooms!
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Cabin 0015
Feb 2011
do not book 0015, loud banging noises from weightroom from 630 am till 11 pm!!
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Cabin 9237
Feb 2011
Pleasantly suprised! By: Sharon W
Our cabin was more than adequate. Sufficient storage. Bathrooms older style on this ship and could use an update. Balcony was good and it was a quiet location convenient to both fore and aft of ship. We were starboard and faced the piers when docked on this cruise. Would have preferred port side. Overall this cabin worked for us.
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Cabin 0245
Feb 2011
Great Cruise By: RNretired
Cabin 0245, Enrico was pleasant and accommodating. Lots of closet space and hangers. Wonderful view from the balcony and a quiet location. The coffee pot made a big difference and should be in every state room on every line. Bed linens were comfortable and we slept well. There should be a second nightstand which we missed and a slight larger table in front of the sofa. The balcony chairs were good but one that would lie back like a lounge chair would also be a real plus. TV was good with a great variety of movies and TV shows. A weather channel would have been nice. Adequate room, clean and well appointed. Very satisfied with this cabin.
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Jan 2011
Splendid By: Spookytooth
The Veranda was well worth the ticket price. Cabin Stewart always came through for us and extra pillows were provided.
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Cabin 0022
Oct 2010
Relaxing Sun TA By: mijim
Great location. Not affected by the very rough waters. Great balcony--port side and always in the sun. Needs upgraded TV. Bathroom needs to get rid of hose hair dryer and have regular hair dryer to take out to the large mirror in the room. Also, on the plus side, the circular shower curtain is more comfortable that a shower door.
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Cabin 0040
Oct 2010
The ship shows its age, however, the cabin was one of the best I had in the cruises I have been on. Very large and clean. The sofa would need to be changed, but didn't bother us. We were on the 10th floor towards the AFT. A bit far from the elevators ( which I think they should have more ). We were very satisfy with our cabin. The Balcony was one of the biggest we had, and lots of closet space.
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Oct 2010
NCL SUN -19 days By: Valeen
Our balcony cabin was fine, and location was fine - no complaints.
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Cabin 0039
Oct 2010
Wonderful balcony, very comfortable beds, lots of storage, very small but user-friendly bathroom, a little tight between the bathroom and the bed.
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Oct 2010
Fun on the Sun By: stairgy
Balcony cabin mid ship was excellent
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Oct 2010
We had a cabin on Deck 8, mid deck and it was perfect for the rough seas. THe local was great. Probably need to bring a clip on hanger for long dresses
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Cabin 0003
Oct 2010
Very quiet part of the ship. Being close to the front meant more movement during force 9, 8 and 7 gales. King sized, comfortable bed. Large sofa, plenty of storage and great balcony. Balcony door whistled when strong winds blew from port side. Bathroom compact but functioned well.
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Cabin 9033
Sep 2010
Fabulous! By: RosieCanberra
Cabin 9033 was fine, balcony was large with two chairs and a small table. Heaps of storage space, more than we needed. Large bed plus a lounge - great cabin.
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Cabin 0224
Jul 2010
We could occasionally hear chairs being moved about on the pool deck above us but it was never loud enough to bother us. Our room was close the the glass elevators in the Atrium and they were hardly ever full and getting one was always easy. For eating, however, it was a good walk aft to get one of the elevators down to the main dining rooms (the middle main dining room you could reach easily from the glass elevators, but we usually ate at the aft main dining room).
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Cabin 0030
Jun 2010
Terrific shower notwithstanding the curtain. Too far from the elevators for anyone of limited mobility. But great service from our stewards.
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Feb 2010
Good food, good cruise By: elcuchio24
It was an outside balcony, midship port. Nice cabin, about the same size as Carnival, a little bigger then RCL. Nice large balcony, decent balcony furniture. Basic but ok bathroom. Good storage.
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Cabin 0004
Feb 2010
Where to start!! By: Donaldc134
Was OK other than needing a complete refit. The room as the rest of the ship is getting old and it appears that not much updating has been done,as the little holes in the black out curtains showed!
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Jan 2010
SUN in the Ics By: Holidaygirl
Closet was OK for us two.The balcony was great. The cabin was a very good size. We had no noise or other issues. The neighbours were great and everyone on board was very pleasant and very sociable.
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Oct 2009
NOT SO SUNNY ON THE SUN By: Down-Unders
Our cabin and staff were the best part of the cruise, new robes are a good fit. We always like deck 10 in a BA balcony find it is very quiet. Flat TV screen to read the ships maps would be great, with a busy lifestyle it was always good to relax in our well kept cabin. Don't forget to bring back the chocolates the ladies love them!
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Cabin 9045
Oct 2009
Good location, plenty of storage, awkward layout
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Oct 2009
Hot! Hot!! Hot!!! By: Cruise Raider
Rooms are quite soundproof and ample in size. The closet and bathroom has loads of drawer space, shelving and bin space.
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Cabin 0208
Oct 2009
Loved having a balcony. Makes the trip special. Quiet. Our door stuck - hard to open and close. One night we woke to it being unlatched because we didn't slam it hard enough when we shut it. The convertible sofa bed was not secure - so if we sat on it and leaned back the seat started sliding out from under us. Closet and drawer space is quite adequate. Bathroom and shower is common to most ships we have been on - to be expected and adequate.
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Cabin 9029
Aug 2009
Great location, 10 feet from elevator, loads of closet and drawer space, middle of ship port side, quite quiet for the location
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Cabin 0231
Jun 2009
North to Alaska!!!! By: akaent
Cabin 0231 on BA deck was noisy in the morning as it was underneath the pool deck where they pull deck chairs around.  We heard scaping sounds starting at 6:00 am every morning. 
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May 2009
Fjord Deck - BB Class cabin (balcony) was very nice.  Quiet because it was sandwiched between two other accommodations decks.  Bathroom was a bit smaller than others I have experienced, but certainly enough room.
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Jan 2009
Amazing trip By: John G
Midships,Starboard side. Great home for two weeks. All the comforts you would need. Well worth the extra to have a balcony.
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Cabin 9222
Nov 2008
Great! Lots of storage space. Conveniently located near elevators/stairs.
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Cabin 0217
Nov 2008
Great balcony, quiet room (well sound-proofed), small closet, comfortable, pleasant, efficient bathroom
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Cabin 0020
Oct 2008
Great view. Great Balcony. The cabin cleaning crew just did the basic cleaning. Nothing over and beyond. First time we never tipped over the designated tip.
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Cabin 9044
Oct 2008
Great location - very quiet. Plenty of space!
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