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.
We enjoyed our cabin very much and felt it was spacious enough for our cruise. It was kept neat and clean and the bed was the best we have ever slept on. We thoroughly enjoyed our balcony. Read entire member review >>
Dirty, dusty half empty beer bottle on our balcony when we arrived on the ship. Sticky counters and balcony furniture. I would like to see what kind of gesture NCL will make for an absolutely terrible cruise. Please don't offer us a cruise credit for another cruise because there won't be another cruise on NCL. This is to answer the How many cruises have you been on question below. One NCL 14 other cruise. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was large, bathroom huge. Everything available for someone who is mobility impaired. Clean, well maintained, Port side of ship. If you want to see the lava flow from your balcony you would need a starboard cabin. For the Na'Pali coast, this cabin was perfect Read entire member review >>
Clean, worn cabin that is okay for 2 people and maybe a small child. It is tight but it works.
Sheets etc were worn but this was right before refurbishment so we think that is why it was also really inexpensive.
Book deck 9 in the middle to minimize motion sickness and get a really quiet cabin. Read entire member review >>
Upon entering our cabin, we encountered a stench that smelled like crap. We have never had this problem on any of our previous cruises. We immediately contacted someone to come in and take care of the problem. They came in to freshen the room and take care of the smell. However, the crap smell appeared throughout the cruise. We mentioned it again to the manager of the cabin steward and she said that other passengers had mentioned the smell and it was a "technical problem". She offered to have the steward "freshen the cabin" and sprinkle something on the carpet. I don't think that ever happened as we had to sleep with the balcony door open in order to get some fresh air.
The cabin is also very small and seems to be one of the smallest cabins we've ever stayed in. It was reminiscent of a cabin on our first cruise in the mid 90s. Severely in need of an update. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in a standard balcony cabin on the starboard side with great views , a little smaller than other cruise ships also a little dated but none the less very comfy our cabin steward was Ronald who gave very good service in a relaxed and friendly way Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was very comfortable and the views from the balcony were excellent. One of my pet peeves when traveling is the water pressure (or lack of it) in the shower...I was shocked at how great the shower was. Our cabin steward was quite friendly and very attentive. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was just okay. Bathroom very small, shower tiny. Closet just okay. We book mini suites now for increased bathroom size, better storage and larger vanity. Smallish balcony. Read entire member review >>
AC cabin 8554 is 1.5X size of standard balcony. Foundation bedding was odd, extra padded mattress pads added to help disguise lumpiness and hardness. No sofa due to room configuration, 2 very hard uncomfortable and narrow chairs instead plus one desk chair. Good amount of storage space. Small flat screen TV. 2 outlets at desk with low power hair dryer. Closet has dowel bar that detaches and comes down to WC height for ease of hanging and retrieving clothes.
5 drawers and numerous open cubbies for your stuff. Doorways 36" per ADA requirements. Sink undercut so you can wheel up to it. Grab bars on both sides of toilet plus 2 in no threshold shower area. Shower chair holds 300 lbs. Liquid soap and shampoo, no conditioner. Panic buttons and rocker panel light switches and climate controls within WC height. Steel ramp out to naroow balcony, about 4 x 12. Just cabins above and below, good location near elevators but crew door just opposite, very noisy on last night as luggage was being removed through that door. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony on the Port side (best view of the NaPali Coastline!). Actually, much more room than I had thought, lots of little nooks and crannies--- don't miss the little cabinet in the bathroom. (Just give it a pull,and it will open.) Read entire member review >>
My only recommendation is that when assigning cabins you ask if you prefer to be away from family's with small children. Although we all adore children and small grandsons of our own, the cabin adjoining 8688 had a family with small children that were fussy and crying the whole trip.
my guess is that the children were having a time with the jet lag. Children are usually on a pretty tight schedule and in our case there is a 5 hr difference. This makes for tired adults!
That's my only complaint!! Read entire member review >>
9678 - great location, about 10 cabins from elevator and stairs, port side closer to back of boat. Safe, hairdryer, lots of hangars, plenty of storage, shelves, balcony big enough for 2 chairs (loved it), small shower and if you are a large person, you definately would have trouble, we are not. Clean, because it is balcony stateroom, make sure you ask for robes. Dailies always provided. Read entire member review >>
I reserved a balcony cabin. Plan to pack light as the closet and drawers offer limited space. I found it helpful that I was able to place my suitcase under the bed thus freeing up some space. The closet was fully stocked with wooden hangers. There is ample connections for your electronics and there is even an Ethernet port. The bathroom is stocked with liquid hand soap, as well as shower gel and shampoo. The location of my cabin was aft which suited me as the restaurants and bars I frequented were also located aft. One negative comment is the noise coming from the next cabin. The family next door was travelling with small children. Sometimes the children could be heard. Read entire member review >>
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