room had a balcony, slept two, but i felt like it could have slept 4. king bed, couch. tons of storage. every possible space was set up for storage. hangars were too big for closet - when ship was rocky, the hangers bumped into the wall and made noise. at night i had to take the hangers down. don't know what type of balcony state room it was, but i'd get that room again. no clock in the room. i don't like the body wash, bring your own soap. shampoo is good though. Read entire member review >>
Pillows were horrible! Even with several of them, you did not get good support. Mattress was lumpy.
Bathroom had plenty of storage space, shower worked well.
Lots of storage in cabin via shelf space, no drawers. Beware of metal edges around mattress and sofa since you will be saying "ouch" a lot if you don't. They are basically platforms on which the cushion/mattress sits. Also, drawers under sofa may not be fully shut so your toes will hit it first as you approach the sofa. Read entire member review >>
The couch was closer to the window in this cabin and the bed was closer to the closet. Although this cabin was right at the elevators, we did not hear any noise from people going by. (Thanks fellow cruisers for being considerate.)
I loved being on Deck 9 Aft. We were very close to all the MDR's and Moderno, just a deck below. (Absolutely no noise from the restaurants below and no smoke or noise from the Waterfront below as well.) Also, it was a short elevator ride up to 15 to the Garden Cafe.
Since the bed was so close to the closet it was tight to get into the closet. I think I would have preferred the bed being close to the balcony.
The balcony for this room was at the point where the ship jutted out, so the balcony was a triangle shape and had a bit more room than the other balconies. Read entire member review >>
This is an accessible cabin, just off of the deck 10 stairs/elevator. It is HUGE. The balcony is not, though. You will not be able to turn a wheelchair around while on this balcony, like you can on the Jade and Gem. Read entire member review >>
This cabin is forward, very little movement felt on this itinerary. Great balcony, views, etc.. Long walk to elevator but not complaints. This was the largest stateroom I've ever had on 8 cruises. Read entire member review >>
The room itself felt much smaller than other balconies I had stayed on before. The balcony itself also was much smaller and literally only had room for two chairs with very little leg-room. The bathroom had a shower (no tub) which felt slightly larger than a regular cruise-ship shower. The water pressure was good and the water temperature was great. There is no conditioner offered (just a hand-pumped, conditioning shampoo mix) and soap near it. We brought our own but I wish we didn't have to.
The good: I heard rumors that the 10th deck can smell of cigarettes - i did not have this experience at all.
The bad: the room was apparently too close to one of the clubs because i heard the loud bass of the music every day until about 2 or 3am. Also, i think the room was close to the engines or something because there was a constant vibration in the room. I joked with my husband that it felt like a cheap motel room's vibrating bed. Read entire member review >>
The cabin on deck 8 forward was very noisy with the theatre below booming through the floor and on the deck a game which consisted of smashing large plastic discs together. If we cruised on the NB again it would be a couple of decks higher up. Read entire member review >>
Arsen was awesome!! He did a great job!!! The cabins are small and the balcony is the tiniest of all the cruise lines we have travelled with however overall we were satisfied!!! N Read entire member review >>
Balcony Cabin 9144: Appearance-wise this cabin was in great shape. Once you dug a little deeper you found more issues. The easiest one to fix was the closet door which was off the track. Harder issues to fix were the electrical problems. The cabin’s electrical system shorted my electric shaver and sparked when I plugged in my re-chargeable camera battery. Both of these issues were brought to the attention of the Hotel Director who sent an assistant housekeeping supervisor along a day later who then sent an electrician. The shaver outlet in the bathroom was replaced. Beds were in a twin config. The stateroom steward Rosario was more social than attentive. Our cabin was constantly missing items in a normal day or night turn down. Read entire member review >>
Good room, lots of storage and shelves for clothes, bathroom larger than most other cruise lines, but the balcony was the worst on any ship we've been on. Terrible. Useless for two people. Read entire member review >>
Best bathroom configuration we have seen in a while. Plenty of bathroom storage.
We did not like having the bed jammed up against the balcony door - we prefer the couch area over there. There is no storage near the hairdryer making it awkward to have a place for brushes, etc. while you are doing your hair.
Couch was like a concrete slab but the drawers under it were welcome storage.
The bed was hard and definitely needed an egg crate top which we got on day 2. Read entire member review >>
The cabin itself was very nice and everything was comfortable. There was plenty of storage and shelf space for everything we brought. Note, we only had 2 people in the cabin, so if you're travelling with children, you may want to bring a folding shelf to hang in the closet.
Be aware that there are only 2 outlets and neither are by the bed. Read entire member review >>
Victor was our cabin steward and didn't want for anything. He was very accommodating. I love the balcony and having the opportunity to have the fresh air come into the room. Plenty of room inside the cabin. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in 12878, a balcony on the starboard aft. On our last cruise we stayed in a family mini-suite which had a large balcony. The balcony for 12878 was large enough for two chairs and a small table. The cabin's location was convenient to the stairs and elevator. The cabin was quiet.
Our cabin steward did a nice job. We were short on wash cloths on the first day but had them brought in later the first night. After we left a note for the steward letting him know we need extra towels every day, he took care of us. Read entire member review >>
We were on the left side of the ship in the aft section. When docked in Bermuda, we were facing directly the fort on the Royal Naval Dockyard. We were 3 or so doors from elevator. The steward, Ren was excellent! Read entire member review >>
Smallest Balcony on any ship I have been on, disappointing. We didn't spend any time on the balcony. We usually have breakfast out there and an afternoon drink.
Otherwise, the room was good. Location of room was the best! Read entire member review >>
Our cabin slept two to four people with a king-size bed and a large sofa that could easily sleep two children. The storage space was good with a lot of shelf space in the closet and around the room. The bathroom was compact with a nice shower and lots more shelf space. We enjoyed the balcony every day. We were aft as none of us has a problem with motion on a ship and even in 12-foot waves one day, motion isn't particularly noticeable anyway. We were also very close to the aft elevator (there are only two sets of elevators on this huge ship). That made it convenient to the restaurants. Read entire member review >>
The balcony cabin is typical of the family balcony cabins on the Breakaway. The shower and storage in the bathroom are larger than normal. The couch is made more for a 'hide-a-bed' than for comfort sitting, but the time spent in the cabin is minimal. The balcony itself is just wide enough to have two 'side chairs' sideways. Hardly worth more than just to go out to see the temperature or to view the seas/dock. Probably better to stay with an outside cabin unless you just need the fresh air. Storage is adequate, but not extensive. About 60% of the closet is a hanging area, while the rest is shelves (with a large top shelf). There is a narrow closed cabinet and a "corner cabinet" next to the refrigerator under the counter that again are limited in what can be accommodated. There are two US plugs, so if you have lots to charge, bring an electric strip. Read entire member review >>
Cabin had two beds pushed together, followed by a sitting area which had a couch, and then the balcony. The bathroom was smaller than my other experiences on other cruise lines. Read entire member review >>
The cabin had a very nice large balcony off the back of the room however H2O night club is above and the room shakes from 11pm - 2/3am from the music. The room is a standard room with a large balcony, we did enjoy the large balcony. Read entire member review >>
We had 2 adjoining balcony cabins on deck 13/forward. Cabin size was as expected and nicely appointed. Space was efficiently utilized, storage was not a problem for us as we had 2 cabins with two people in each cabin. Bathroom was very nice and seemed bigger than other ship bathrooms I had been on. TV provides ship info, few program channels, major news networks, and allows access to your on board acct. Some activities can be booked thru the TV which was a nice time saver. Room Steward did an admirable job. We were definitely let into the room before it was "ready". Had no other issues after that. Kids got a kick out of the towel animals. Guess they don't leave mints on your pillow at night anymore... Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was actually quite nice. The bed was very comfortable and there was a surprising amount of storage space, so we were able to put everything we brought away and have plenty of room in the cabin for the two of us. We were also delighted with our gigantic balcony. We were at a point where the ship narrowed and our balcony got really deep as a result. There was enough room for two chairs and two chaises, so we used it a lot. Inside, sitting wasn't as much fun. We had a futon-type sofa that was quite large but not all that comfortable to sit on, and there was no chair, just a stool that had a hard top so it could double as a little coffee table. The top also came off for storage. This wasn't fun to sit on and not too steady for things like drinks. We also thought it odd that we always had ice in our ice bucket, but nobody ever brought water, not even water that we had to pay for. We did watch a little television, but unless you were willing to pay for movies, there wasn't much to bother with. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of room. Bring extra card to keep lights/outlets on. Bathroon good size but no outlets. Hair dryer is in main cabin area, with 2 regular 110 outlets extra. Single serve coffee maker. (if no coffee maker in room, ask steward and they will supply). Fridge is small, I emptied the pre set collection of drinks and filled with my own. Tip:bring canned drinks as they fit better laying down and stack for more volume. I fit 1 2litre bottle, 3 water bottles and a few cans in.
Unless you are Huge, the balcony is plenty big for 2 people. This room has bed next to closet and is a little tight on that side. Closet is large enough for regular loads, but take off provided hangers and leave on floor.They clank when hanging in rougher seas.
Plenty of storage under bed for at least 3 large suit cases, and 2 storage areas under TV and next to fridge. also in rolling cube under desk area with more room for small bags under it as well. Read entire member review >>
Good clean cabin with okay storage. Towards the back of the ship and occasionally had the shakes, I think when the speed was up.
At night, we could hear the thumping from the Disco. Read entire member review >>
Reasonable size, large closet, good sized bathroom and shower, fridge. I would have liked drawers rather than shelves but they worked out well and avoided a prior situation with a child in the adjoining cabin slamming drawers just for fun. Balcony was small but private. Read entire member review >>
We overall loved our cabin. We were deck 10 forward - between mid ship and forward. For the most part it was very quiet and not too far from the forward elevators and stairs. The room was a decent size for two people, and very modern in décor. Lots of storage, closet space, nice bathroom and shower (especially for a cruise ship) and comfortable bed (like Marriott-style). Balcony was small, but we knew that from the other reviews, and we barely used it anyway. We enjoyed it more for being able to open the curtains and see out, and all the natural light that it brought in. Read entire member review >>
As I stated in my overall review our cabin was great. It was neat and clean and very comfortable. Closet space is a little small for two people but we were able to fit all our clothing. The hangers in the closet should be replaced by some other type of hangers. Our steward Catur was great and took care of all our needs and requests. The first day we did have a problem with our shower being clogged and the water flooding the bathroom floor but we called and reported it and it was taken care of while we were out of the cabin and it was fine for the rest of the trip. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was a decent size. We had 3 people in our cabin and didn't have a problem. I find it very annoying that you have to keep the key in the slot for the lights and ac to stay on. We used our aaa card which kept the ac and lights on when we left the room. This caused our room steward to think someone was in the room which made him not turn down our room one night. I tried to explain to him about the card, but I don't think he really understood. He made towel animals every night for us. Read entire member review >>
The room was fine. Clean, comfortable bed and good storage space. The shower was fine for me, but a little tight for my husband who is 6'1". Good space for toiletries in the bathroom also. Read entire member review >>
Loved this cabin! Lots of storage, very comfy bed and large bathroom. We were on deck 9 which was an easy walk down to restaurants and up to pool. Right near the elevator which is what we prefer. Ironing board came quickly! Read entire member review >>
Plenty of storage but small, hard for two adults to get around at same time. Coffee pot was a nice touch even though we had to ask the room steard everyday to stock it. Bathroom was normal cruise ship size. Balcony was tiny. The air conditioning was great, the room was actually cold!!! Read entire member review >>
Very bright and cheery! Plenty of room for what we needed. The bathroom was spotlessly clean always! Lovely comfortable bed and good quality linens. Our steward Mark was great too! Read entire member review >>
Cabin was well appointed. Bathroom was small but very nice. Especially liked the removable shower head. It was convenient for those mornings when I only wanted to wash my hair! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was spacious with cubbys and draws literally everywhere. It was a first for me to have the Cabin Steward re-clean the room before using. When we opened the room and we thought the room hadn't been cleaned yet. There was toothpaste on the morror and the shower had definitely not been cleaned. Within the cabin itself food was splashed on the wall near tv, remote was sticky and whole cabin needed a good gone over. The Steward claimed he had cleaned it but had difficulty getting shower to look clean. Huh? I asked him to please clean the room again. We returned about two hours later and it sparkled and remained so the entire week. In this stewards defense he more than made up for it in service each day and was still compensated. Read entire member review >>
Family of four fit, small but adequate. Clean. Balcony small but relaxing. Enough storage space for all of us. Bed was closer to balcony so made getting into the closet easier. Pullman bed from the ceiling but we didn't use it. Bathroom served its purpose. You can see the firework display from the balcony. Read entire member review >>
CabinOur balcony cabin was smaller than similar cabins on other cruise lines. The balcony itself was tiny, suitable for standing only. The room layout was quite strange. It contained a double bed, narrow desk built into the wall, and a sofa. The sofa however was obviously an afterthought as it completely blocked access to the closet. The only way to hang anything in the closet was to kneel on the sofa. The closet itself was quite narrow. So narrow, in fact, that when the ship rocked, the hangers banged alternately into the door and the back of the closet. We had to rig a towel to silence them. The height of the closet bar was so low pants hung by the cuff crumpled into the floor rather than hanging straight. There were only two electrical outlets in the room, both on the desk. Thus, one could not leave electronic devices such as e-readers charging by the bed at night. Nor could one leave a device charging when the room was unoccupied. The lights and outlets are live only so long as your key card is in a slot by the door. When you leave with your key card, the outlets go dead.The bathroom did have a bright spot. The shower stall is glass, including the door. This provides a much more effective water containment system than the flimsy shower curtains we have experienced on other ships. Read entire member review >>
Great room for two people. Quiet. Balcony is on the small side (only about 3 feet deep) though, and not private. Guests walking on deck 7 can look up and see you, as can guests in balconies below you on decks 8 and 9, since those balconies extend out further than this cabin. Plenty of shelf space in the room. Bed is near the balcony, sofa if near the closet, making room seem larger and providing easy access to the closet. Room safe is small, will not hold an SLR camera. Bathroom is large enough to move around easily but shower is rather small; does not accommodate 2 people easily. Read entire member review >>
Great little balcony room in a fantastic location. Get off the aft stairs, turn left, and it's just around the corner. The location made it super simple to get places, and as someone who has zero sense of direction, I couldn't lose my cabin! Balconies are smaller on Breakaway than on most other NCL ships, but we didn't find the size diminished our use of it. This cabin is on one of the bump outs, it is NOT a corner one with a larger balcony, but because of its position on a bump, has a view that can only see a handful of cabins in either direction, not everything. There's not a lot blocking the view here, which is fantastic. You can see the lifeboats below, but it didn't bother us. Read entire member review >>
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