These balcony staterooms are located either forward or aft. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with amazing views.
The cabin was nice, a bit cramped compared to other ships we have been on. The desktop space was also a bit small, but that is being a bit nit picky. The bed was very comfy and we spend a lot of time on the balcony as the weather was ideal. Read entire member review >>
Would have liked to have a separate hair conditioner to use with my own sulfate free shampoo. Showers are tiny and impossible for females to shave their legs. Towels weren't very good quality. Cris, our cabin steward was great. We loved the animals he made out of towels every day. Read entire member review >>
Smaller than other cruise lines I've been on. Norwegian wouldn't let us select what side of the ship we wanted to be on even though we scheduled it almost a year in advance. As a result we were stuck on the port side (left side) on the 10th floor with angled girders that obstructed our already limited view. I paid for two balcony rooms (one for us and one for my in-laws). See remarks above Read entire member review >>
Yes, the cabin was small. With a little ingenuity, we were able to navigate the room with no trouble. Suitcases under the bed. Life preservers on the side of the sofa bed. This created extra space for our clothes to be put on the top shelf of the closet, which also had a light.
And, if you needed to iron your clothes, all you had to do was ask your room attendant. Nice.
Our cabin was SPOTLESS. Out attendant, Hurley.....he is the BEST!!!
Never had to ask him for anything extra. Always greeted us by name and with a smile. Ice bucket always filled. Towels always at the ready. Turn down service on time.....
Nice to sit on the balcony and not be seared by the sun.....along with total privacy. Wonderful. The shower was GREAT. Fantastic pressure, never a problem during the entire cruise. Room service in the morning was excellent. Always on time. Read entire member review >>
Perfectly adequate cabin for a cruise ship. Don't forget, you're basically only in your cabin to sleep. All day you're either out sightseeing or enjoying dining or other amenities on the ship. We had a nice king bed, TV for news and movies, and a small refrig and coffee maker. The balcony was nice to sit on in the morning enjoying the harbor view and coffee made in our room or delivered via complimentary continental breakfast service. Bathrooms on ships are tiny.... enough said. Room steward service was excellent. All requests promptly met, i.e. towels, ice, etc. Read entire member review >>
The room was "cozy", but not cramped for us. Everything seemed to be in very good condition. We packed efficiently, so everything fit.
We were in an aft balcony on the 10th deck, a few rooms from the stairs/elevators. Views were great, and only one flight up to the Aloha Buffet for breakfast!
Being directly below the buffet, the rumbling of the servers' prep carts would gently wake us at about 5-5:30 in the morning --- the first few times we thought it was rumbling thunder! We'd normally get up about that time, so it didn't bother us, but late night partyers might not be as happy.
(Interesting anomaly... sometimes the toilet didn't flush when you pushed the button, but would flush 30 seconds later... weird.) Read entire member review >>
We began our journey on deck 4 with a window. The room was adequate and being able to see the water is important to us. However, upon embarkation, I asked about paying for an upgrade if one were available. After 48 hours, we were given the option to pay for an upgrade to an 8th deck cabin with a balcony/lanai. We were very pleased that were made the upgrade. The cabin was larger and the deck was fabulous; we spent many hours reading, viewing the stars and watching the sea birds. Read entire member review >>
Rooms were small but clean. Pack lightly as there is very little drawer space but plenty of closet space. We had connecting rooms but the door that connected our room was very heavy and required some 'muscle' to open it. Forward ship location was a great location if you visit the theaters often. Read entire member review >>
We had connecting Cabins everything was fine, great location great room stewards we had 2 different one for each room! Though we liked cabin location while in port we would have rather been on the other side when we left Kauai! Read entire member review >>
The bed was comfortable, I had a balcony, which was great. The showers are a tad small but the pressure is good and I didn't expect a huge bathroom. If you're tall, ask for a bed extender to be put on. They can also move the two twins into a king for you. I slept very well on the ship and normally have a difficult time sleeping while travelling. Read entire member review >>
This one was TINY. We had three drawers, and two half drawers, for four people. We had to ask them to remove extra linens so we could put some clothes in bins in the closet. We had to put away the sofa bed (loveseat width) just to be able to walk to the balcony. Read entire member review >>
Smallest cabin ever but decent for us. Lots of storage and bathroom was nice. Huge balcony!
The couch I was sleeping on was like a rock, very uncomfortable! Cabin was well maintained. Read entire member review >>
Standard size for a balcony, disappointed in the bathroom shower, it had a shower curtain and should have been glass door, especially with the rough waters that you travel through. Having a shower with a curtain gives you no security when the ship is tossing around. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was perfect. Our cabin steward, Paul, was very nice, always checking to see if everything met our standards when we would see him in the hall. Very accomodating when we needed fresh pool towels etc. Read entire member review >>
Small, small and small!! My husband could not fit his size 13 shoe end to end in the space that was at the end of the bed. Balcony is obstructed on either side; however, this also makes it private. Cabin steward, Edwin Pacada was EXCELLENT!!!!! It is right around the corner from elevators, so that makes it nice. Never heard any noise from rooms nextdoor or from the party deck. Read entire member review >>
Room was located on Deck 11 on the Forward side. It is a few steps away from the Pool Area. Despite its proximity, there were no issues with noise at night, since most evening activities are inside. The only noise you might possibly hear is when they pack up the lounge chairs at 6-7PM. Great view and no obstructions at all. Cabin size was also good for a Norwegian ship and never felt cramped. Read entire member review >>
Deck 11, room 11040.Pros: This was a fantastic deck to be on and surprisingly not noisy even though we were very close to the pool area. The room is very close to the elevators and it makes it very easy to get around the ship. The room was as functional as it could possibly be considering the size. The room was clean and the deck was a good size considering the rest of the room. Cons:I had read that the rooms were small, but I was shocked at how small it really was. Only one person at a time can really move around the room while the other one has to sit on the bed. The shower / bathroom area is incredibly small. I couldn't imagine how uncomfortable the shower would be if you had a large build, or were overweight. Never met our room attendant even once during the entire 7 days. The room was always cleaned but it was weird to never meet him / her. 2 of the 4 drawers for clothing storage were broken. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nice, although the overhang from Deck 12 was not good as it did impair our views. The arrangement of the drawers and storage in the closet area was a little tight. Although there were drawers near the media center, they were basically unusable for clothes since it was all the way across the room. Storage in the bathroom, as is usual for a cruise ship, is just NOT enough. This was our first time this far forward and this high up. I think I prefer to be more aft and on a lower deck - much more convenient to getting around that way. Read entire member review >>
The good: We were on the port side and had a great view of the Napali Coast from our balcony. The balcony itself was worth the money, would definitely get this again since it makes the room feel bigger and more open. Seventh Deck aft is close to many of the restaurants, and not too high that we were affected by any large swells during the tropical storm to the north.The bad (but not the ship or company's fault): Hallways could be noisy especially with kids running up and down. People need to teach their children not to run indoors. Other than this, didn't hear much from the other cabins. Wish we could hear some of the announcements in our room, but we did got all the important ones. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was well laid out, with enough storage space for two women using twin beds. I love having a balcony on cruises to view arriving or leaving ports or just watching and listening to the sea. Cabin #8584 was amazingly quiet, and the sailing was so smooth we sometimes wondered if we were moving. I just wish they made sure the doors and drawers opened properly before we set sail. Read entire member review >>
Very small room overall. Plenty of storage however. Balconies are not as private as I would have like but still glad to have the balcony. Room was not cleaned very well before our arrival. Dust everywhere, smudges on mirrors, hairs. Tiny TV. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7668 was in a great position - no noise and close to lifts. Cabin was small and 2 people struggled to get round it. Very comfortable bed, a sofa and coffee table, small TV. Good storage space, mini bar which could be emptied and used as fridge. Coffee making facilities and hairdryer provided. Balcony small but had 2 chairs and a small table. Perfect position for viewing the sail past the Na Pali coast. Read entire member review >>
8646 and 8648 DO NOT BOOK these cabins
the life boat beneath these cabins is used forteh tender at KONA
we were awakened 3 days in a row at 6am by the nose fo crew lowering the life boat Would recommend a balcony port side on the 9th deck Read entire member review >>
We really enjoyed this room as it is above the life and tender boats. It was great to watch them the morning we were in Kona. Also helped with my fear of heights without taking away from the view. The room is was plenty big enough for the 2 of us. Luggage under the bed and lots of shelves in closet to put things. It is about halfway from mid to stern stairs/elevators so it's close and easy to get to everything! I would stay in this room again or one close to it. Read entire member review >>
We had cabin 8578, a mid-ship balcony. We chose this cabin to help reduce sea-sickness, and found that it was not very rocky, even when cruising fast on the open ocean. Also, the accessibility of fresh air from the balcony was very helpful with sea-sickness. This cabin gave us great views of the Napali coast during the sail-by, and also a nice view of the mountains when docked in Kaui. The cabin had a few maintenance issues, such as a broken door and a door lock that sticks - but these were minor problems that did not detract from our experience. Read entire member review >>
Little space between foot of bed and wall. Closet small. Good thing luggage could fit under bed or I don't know what we would have done with suitcases. Small bathroom.....shower stall. Location was fairly near elevator...but not noisy. Room was adequate but not as large as other balcony rooms on other cruise lines. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was 7644 being there was 3 of us me and my fiance took the double bed which was bigger than normal and my mum took the sofa bed which she said was so comfortbale and had no complaints. The room had a lovely balcony we had the lifeboats to the right of the room but to be honest in no way shape or form did this effect our views we had amazing views and the screen between rooms meant we didnt see the people in the next state room. we had the usual mini bar what i loved we didnt have to pay for the hairdryer - on Royal carribean we had to pay for the usage of it but here it was included.
We had loads of space for all 3 of our clothes and dresses in the wardrobes and mum didnt have to worry about the sofa bed as our assistance done all this for us, they made animal towels every day for us and our room was spotless our balcony was very spacious we fit 3 chairs and a table out on it and remember if you book this room you are port side aft which means you get to see the Napoli coast from your room :) Read entire member review >>
I loved the balcony. It was covered and I didn't feel like I would blow off the ship. We were on the port side so we could sit on our balcony and view the Nepali coast which was beautiful. It wasn't far from the elevators but not so close so as to be noisy. The room was cozy and had very clever storage options. The bed was comfortable. Read entire member review >>
8602 - deck 8, on the port side of the ship...about mid-ship.
Tiny balcony. Cramped cabin. No access to PA announcements in the cabin. Couch very uncomfortable. Closet and drawer space was sufficient. (we travel rather light). We had good view. The life boats were below our level. Short walk to the mid-ship elevators. No hot water on three days in the morning. Very clean. Adequate lighting but you just about have to turn them all on with the single switch in order to have sufficient light for reading. The bed mattress was so-so. We slept well....but we were exhausted at the end of each day's activities so it was easy to drop off to sleep. Read entire member review >>
room 8118, the worst side of the ship to be on, but we took our chances and got a balcony cabin to save money if you let them pick the cabin numbers for you. great central location with a tiny bit of a blocked view because of the lifeboat barely in the way if a whale floats by. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7540: Small shower. Very comfortable bed. Located near stairs and elevators, but at the opposite end of the ship from main dining rooms. Small but adequate balcony. Plenty of storage space for luggage. Edging on pull-out bed cover is quite worn. Quiet location - we never heard the engines when pulling into port. Read entire member review >>
We loved cabin 8090 except when docked in Kauai because the starboard side didn't have a view but all the other times are view was awesome.I would also go to port side when leaving Kauai up on the top decks.Plenty or room in closet and store bags under bed(even if you over pack).Bathroom was small but not as bad as it could have been.Balcony staterooms are the way to go unless you can afford suites & villas. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony cabin located midship on deck 10 was an excellent location. Very quiet and close to the elevators. It's size was adequate with plenty of storage space including under-bed storage for suitcases. A dispenser for shampoo and soap was in the shower. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was small but always clean and really it was roomy enough. Our cabin steward was always cleaning it when we were away. We had a cabin with a balcony which was our favorite part. Sitting out on the balcony at night was very relaxing with a beautiful view of the ocean and the full moon. I might add that we were exactly mid-ship on the 8th deck right by the elevators which was extremely convenient to everything...and we were not bothered by the elevator traffic/noise. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony cabin didn't have nearly the storage space of our son's inside cabin (due to his cabin not having a sofa, I suspect) nor the storage we had on Carnival or Disney, but was far more spacious than our inside cabin for three on Celebrity for the Baltic Sea Cruise (where I couldn't even get to the bathroom once our son's "chair" turned into a "bed" at night). We were only a few doors away from the elevators but the cabin was plenty quiet other than for when we opened the balcony door to hear the ocean and then we once could hear from our bed a guy on his cell phone on the next balcony. We had a refrigerator, but it was full of stuff they want you to buy and even were it empty, it wouldn't have held the plate of chocolate covered strawberries our NCL rep gave us for our anniversary. I loved having the balcony to relax out on late at night and star gazing was great out at sea, as usual. Read entire member review >>
See the main portion of my review. Note that I believe that the location was quite convenient to everything... We did have two complaints about the specific cabin - the blanket cover had some staining and there was a slight smell of urine & mildew in the bathroom - in hindsight we probably should have complained but we have suffered through far worse in our travels. Read entire member review >>
This was a great balcony because it was a low priced balcony on deck 7, it was on an end by the life boats so it had a curved balcony rail rather that a wall on one side which gave us a wonderful board view forward. I believe there are 12 of these balconies on the ship. Read entire member review >>
Starboard deck so were on the best side for most docking. Conveniently located just below Deck 11 with the buffet. Deceptive in the amount of space there really was. Well-thought use of every available space. Ample storage - drawers, hangers etc. Balcony was a real bonus - plenty of room and great for time-outs. Read entire member review >>
We had a port balcony stateroom. We were very impressed with many of the staff of the Pride of America and were happy enough with the rest. Our housekeeper was very personable and we felt spoiled with his towel creations each day. The Hawaiian-theme music in the hallways was charming as are the tiny Hawaiian-theme pictures and the cool carpeting. The trek to our stateroom, at the very end of the port side of the ship, proved wearing toward the middle to end of the seven days, however. Next time, we'll pick a different spot on a cruise ship. The picture on the wall in the stateroom was weird....looked like magnolias with little dog noses as the center of the flowers. Too bad we had to have that as the main picture in our cabin. The shower was the tiniest of the tiny. Didn't have a decent shower the entire time. I think even showers on houseboats are larger. The comforter on the bed kept falling off all night and our fellow travelers, another couple, mentioned this quirk, as well. The matress and the pillows were not the most comfortable either. We requested different pillows, but the replacements were just ok, even though an improvement over cement blocks. The chairs on the balcony aren't the most comfortable either, not that we stayed their that much, anyway....but, when we did. Read entire member review >>
Stayed in cabin 8168 with balcony. Never heard any noise from any of the public rooms. It was also close to the elevator/stairway and it was on the right side of the boat to see the lava flow on Big Island. Read entire member review >>
We were upgraded from a BK Balcony to a BB Balcony, port and aft. It was the perfect size for us (although it should be noted that we are slim people). To summarize: great shower head though small space, adequate storage, small tv, great views from balcony, nice bathrobes, lots of mirrors. Read entire member review >>
NCL chose the room while I was booking. I wanted midship for motion control. The other plus is that you are never more than half the ship away from anything. I specifically asked which side sees the lava sail by and was correctly told starboard. I don't like their policy of allowing smoking on the balconies but my cruise was quiet and smoke free. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was near the center of the ship and close to elevators. It was quiet and convenient. Room steward, Catilina, was WONDERFUL!!! We really enjoyed the balcony, and wouldn't consider a cruise without one now that we have been spoiled! Read entire member review >>
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