Will try to be objective and make this concise. First, we are seasoned, middle aged cruisers w/ 20+ cruises logged on RCCL, Celebrity, Carnival and Princess. We had heard mixed reviews about NCL but got a good deal on a balcony cabin ($649) and thought we'd give the line a try.
First the Pros:
*Cabin 8200 on the 8th floor aft had ample storage and comfortable bedding. Each guest has a reading light. Balcony size was good w/ two reg chairs and a small table. Décor was pleasant. Small fridge, hairdryer, coffee maker (!), dispensers w/ shampoo and shower gel.