Mini-Suites have a queen-size bed (that can be separated), pillow top mattress, a built in vanity area, full closet with sliding doors, television, sofa bed, double sink, and a waterfall shower with multiple body spray jets and a handheld shower head.
I thought the cabin was very small and cramped for a "mini suite". The carpeting needed to be cleaned if not replaced. If you sat on the balcony you had to turn your chair at an angle otherwise your knees would hit the front of it. Bedding was comfortable. The bathroom was larger than I expected and nice. Only 2 outlets available for any recharging, hair dryers, curling irons, etc. No drawers for clothing, only a closet with sliding doors and shelves. If you wanted soda, liquor or water, you had to get it from one of the bars. The steward was not allowed to provide it to you. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was quite large and comfortable for 2 people. Very well designed with great storage space including a very large closet. Some feel the balconies on Breakaway are small; I thought ours was just fine for 2 people.
The bathroom was an A+. Huge shower with terrific shower head and even horizontal jets! Double vanity an added bonus
Only negatives in the cabin: TV was just ok; wanted a couple more channels like ESPN. Also the cabin walls are pretty thin. Kids watched a movie next door and I could hear every word. Read entire member review >>
Great room, the location was mid ship which is great of you don't like the motion of the ocean because I'm susceptible to sea sickness and was completely fine the entire time and the ocean swells were 7 to 8 feet most of the time getting down to the Caribbean. Mid ship may be too much of a walk for people with mobility issues, also the hallways are barely wide enough for a wheel chair so I would suggest if you have these issues get a room really close to the elevator. There was a stain on the bed skirt and it did look like bodily fluid, it was quickly changed out and I honestly don't think the room stewards saw it because they definitely would have changed it out. The room stewards that clean the rooms do a great job service is always top notch on the Breakaway, I even tipped them because they work hard. The bath room had a double sink and large shower, good size balcony only issue is the chairs on the balcony are not very wide or comfortable. Plenty of storage in the closet and drawers nice décor, only have a few channels on the tv and repeat a lot of programming but may have only spent a hour a day watching it mostly to see where we were and checking my onboard account. I cannot stress this enough the cleanliness was similar to a really really clean hospital they are always cleaning and the room is spot less. Read entire member review >>
We booked mini suite 11790 and really liked the cabin. The balcony is a bit small, but for some reason, we were so busy on this cruise (our 9th), we didn't mind. When we did sit there, it was fine; maybe I am just getting used to small balconies (its our ninth cruise). At first glance, I thought there was little storage space in the cabin, but once we discovered the draws under the couch/extra bed, and the storage built into and next to the counter top inthe room, we realized we actually had more than we needed for our two weeks' worth of stuff. There is also a hassock in which things could be stored.
The bathroom was also surprisingly roomy and we were surprised by the spa-style jets in the shower, considering this was not a "spa" mini suite. There was a double sink, which came in handy at times and a shelf ran the length of the two sinks, allowing plenty of space for personal items. there was also a small storage area under the sink. The bed was comfortable tho we could have used better pillows. The room was well maintained by our Steward. The decor was pleasant and subdued, not the garish colors and swirly patterns seen on many of the older NCL ships.
The cabin seemed fairly large and was very comfortable for two. For three, it would seem crowded to me except if the third is a small child. Read entire member review >>
The big bathroom makes the difference in the room. As well as the many settings/jets in the shower. That was a plus. Its also larger (broom) than the regular balcony bathroom. Everything else was the same. Read entire member review >>
Huge bathroom and shower. Excellent shower message outlets. Toilet's flush button was a little funky as if it ignored your input and you had to wait a minute to try again. I really don't think it was a button malfunction, but a timing thing with all the toilets and flushing systems maintaining proper vacuum/pressure or something. The room safe worked well. Balcony kinda small but never really used it. Bed was VERY comfortable (beds pushed together).TV channels were very limited, like 4 or 5 local channels including Fox news and CNN news. Read entire member review >>
Mid ship mini suite on 11th floor (don't remember specific room). Bed was by balcony which was very nice. We felt like there was more room to walk around than when we had a mini suite with the bed next to the closet. Mini suite is very similar to a balcony room---seems like just the bathroom is bigger but it was really nice. Read entire member review >>
Overall very nice last time(2014) we had a regular cabin with balcony(Deck 9) this time after we booked and paid in full the price dropped and, instead of giving us any monetary refund they were nice enough to upgraded everyone of the "rooms" that were part of our travel, to a min-suite(deck 13). Would I spend the difference in money from a regular balcony room to a mini-suite? No, but, it is nice as a free upgrade, that was fine, bathroom was bigger that was about it, so, for 2 people we do not "need" a mini-suite. The only problem I had with the cabin was the air conditioning felt .....not as cold as it did in 2014 when I was on it.
Maybe it was my imagination or I got 2 years older since 2014....lol Read entire member review >>
VERY clean. Modern, good beds and pillows, plenty of storage. Great bathroom. I have never been on a ship with such a large bathroom with a double shower, numerous shower heads and dougle sinks. Again, there was storage in the bathroom as well. We were very comfortable and happy with our rooms. Read entire member review >>
The cabin had a vibrating sofabed so we were not able to use it. The ship crew was not able to fixed the issue, nor move us to another mini suite. Guest services was terrible and not able to resolve the issue. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nicely decorated. It was not as large as what I remembered from traveling on the Pride of Hawaii, but larger than when I traveled on Carnival or Royal Caribbean. The balcony was also smaller than what I remembered on the Pride of Hawaii. The bathroom was large and very nice. There was a dual sink and the shower was very nice. I would have liked some additional room Read entire member review >>
PROS: We had a mini suite (Category MA) on deck 14. The mini suite is a little larger than a balcony. Whet we loved most was the bathroom. Most cruise ships have miniature bathrooms where you can use the toilet, shower and sink all at the same time. Not here, this was normal sized and 2 people can use it at the same time easily. And the large double width sink was very nice. Our cabin steward was fantastic with room service done twice a day. Make sure to use the buttons by the bathroom to indicated do not disturb or make up room status.
CONS: While we loved the cabin itself, deck 14 is directly below the pool deck and buffet. So we did hear some noise above from moving chairs, kids running around etc. Not horrible, but it was there. Next time I would book a deck lower and have no issues. Also our cabin 14204 did have a little creaking noises from the ship when at sea, but nothing horrible. Read entire member review >>
Clean and plenty of room for 2 adult and 2 small children. We were a bit worried about being on the 14th deck and having the pool deck right above us (read some reviews about noise). I can honestly say that there was little to no noise and the children never had a hard time going to sleep. Read entire member review >>
We booked a mini suite with balcony. Room 9202 and this room although not much bigger then a regular balcony but the bathroom is a plus compare to the regular balcony rooms. Bathroom fits 2 people or 3 (if your sailing with a child) very comfortably.
So roomy and spacious! Walk in shower with a glass sliding door. Took a few seconds to figure out the shower nozzle but we got it. Please take advantage of the 6 massage jets. So so awesome. I wished I hadn't of gotten sunburned or I would have enjoyed them so much more.
But my pain was too much so I had to settle with using the regular rain fall showerhead only which by the way IS AMAZING too!
Double sinks! Huge mirror! Plenty of space! For me being 5'3" I had to sit tippy toe on the toilet. A little on the high side for me but my husband sat on the throne just fine☺
Storage in the room for 2 people is more then enough. I have no complaint there.
I do wish that the bed wasn't so close to the closet which made it a little difficult getting clothes out of the closet. You barely have enough room to walk straight. You have to walk in that area sideways. Its a tight fit. It didn't kill me but they could have placed the bed a little farther away from the closet.
Balcony was small but we knew that going in. We spent hardly anytime in our balcony so it didn't matter. This is mid ship on the 9th floor so just know that the waterfront is directly behind you! So part of your view will be obstructed by the roof of the waterfront.
I mean it was not terrible but you will not get a straight scenic shot. With being so close to the waterfront deck, the roof seems bigger. (it is) then if you were on the 14th floor looking down. The good thing about this room is that it was on the opposite side of the waterfront smoking section. Which is filled all the time with people.
Our cleaning lady was friendly. Did not speak much to us but she did excellent. For being on the floor at 8am and still working the floor at 9 at night......she is awesome!
The beds are made twice a day! Which is not necessary for me but it's the way they do things there. We did take mid to late afternoon naps and showered as well so coming back in at midnight or 1am and finding fresh towels as well as the bed made again......it was a plus! Read entire member review >>
We were upgraded to a mini suite from a balcony. The main difference that I could see was that the shower area was larger and had a multiple head water system. The balconies are relatively small but sufficient for two people to use. The size of the balcony should come as no surprise to anyone who sees a picture of the ship before booking. The Epic cabin had more space to store things. Read entire member review >>
Cabins : beautiful ! we stayed in 13780 - mini suite. balcony is a tad small and bedding was crappy and looked worn out and thin but the cabin was spacious and so was the bathroom. loads of packing space. we had 3 large suitcases which fitted under the bed. bathroom also had lots of packing space. there were however lots of creaks and squeaks when the ship was moving, mainly at night. Location near the forward lifts & stairs was great. Norwegian, please improve on the quality of the bedding. Read entire member review >>
Very nice, and fit three adults well. The bathrooms are nice, and the,beds were comfortable. Lots of storage, there ar extra drawers under the sofa bed, and two cabinets in the vanity. Each nite stand has cubbies for things. The safe was easy to use, and the closet had lots of space. You must however bring two items, a power strip, and an old hotel key card. The room lites do not work without a key card in the slit. We had an old hotel key card we left in our slit. Also the slider door must be closed and in the closed position to have a/c running. The power strip is a must because there's only two plugs. We did bring a night lite because the rooms are very dark for night potty calls. Read entire member review >>
Very well laid-out, attractive design. The balcony was somewhat smaller than it is on the Gem, but the feel is still comfortable and spacious enough that you aren't anxious to leave in the morning! I also like the color scheme--it's very modern compared to some other ships. Read entire member review >>
Our room was cleaned quickly and always stocked with the necessities. Our shower was amazing and helped me relax every evening. We were very happy with our stateroom- 13792. We had enough room to be comfortable and the bathroom was sooo nice but the toilet did not flush properly. It often required multiple pushes before there was any reaction. It's a minor issue but it should be addressed. Read entire member review >>
The room in of itself is excellent. We loved the added space in the bathroom. The balcony could be a little bigger but it did the trick. If you use a CPAP you will need to bring an extension cord as the room only has one electrical outlet and it about 10 feet away from the bed. The bad news was that our cabin had an issue and we were ignored when we complained about it. Read entire member review >>
We all (two adults and one child) shared a mid-ship mini suite room. There was ample room in the cabin (about the same amount of space in a typical NYC hotel room). The closet space was more than enough space to unpack and store clothing for three people. Plenty of clothes hangers, too! Our stateroom steward was extremely friendly and took care of everything we needed! The room was extremely clean and well maintained. This ship is now in its third year, and you would expect some light wear. However, I was not able to find any. It shows how well NCL is maintaining their ships! Read entire member review >>
We opted for the mini suite with balcony because our room on The Gem was so tiny. We were disappointed that the room was smaller than we expected. It was fine and could move around freely without bouncing off walls. The bathroom was beautiful and three times the size from the one on The Gem. The balcony was way too small. Read entire member review >>
Tiniest state room I've ever seen. Tiniest balcony I've ever seen. Brown and beige and boring. You can barely squeeze past the bed to get to the balcony, it's that tight. Your shoulders will literally brush the walls near the tv when going by. You can't bend to get something out of the lower shelves in the closet, there isn't room between it and the bed. Never seen anything like this before. Big ship, no room! Read entire member review >>
Our mini-suite was bigger than expected. We were told about the small size of the balcony, but we didn't notice it being exceptionally small. The best part of the cabin is returning to towel origamis in the evening. Our cabin steward was accommodating and so nice. Read entire member review >>
The room is somewhat smaller than most lines & the balcony was very small but the bathroom with a large with full size shower & one large sink and 2 faucets. Plenty of room for storage. The décor is very beautiful, sleek, modern and clean. Cabin steward was very friendly and helpful. Read entire member review >>
The room was narrow...you had to turn sideways to get around the beds, the beds were as hard as the floor (not in all rooms...the cabin next to our's had comfy beds), and the balcony was very tiny. 2 chairs and an itty bitty table. The best part of the room was the Bathroom.... It was large, had a dbl sink and a large shower with safety rails and 8 jets on the pole. The glass door had trouble staying closed on the rocky days but that was nothing to complain about in such a nice shower...and there was a retractable clothes line in there too!!! Read entire member review >>
Cabin location was great, bathroom was the largest ever we have had on a cruise (14) loved the two person sink and big shower. The balcony was very small enough for two chairs sideways. Read entire member review >>
We originally booked an balcony guarantee, but did an upgrade for 20€ each in total to a mini-suite guarantee. We were assigned cabin 13824 a MA mini-suite I think. The layout of the cabin was good, really liked the design of the cabin and absolutely loved the bathroom! Like almost all other cruisers said before, the balconies are tiny! In the cabin we also found our second and last negative thing about Norwegian Breakaway. The cabin was very poorly soundproofed. Maybe this was also due to our neighbors on one side, a family with two young kids. One of the kids was starting to cry and scream very loud every single morning at around 07:30... Even though I am a very heavy sleeper this kid woke me up every morning! Otherwise we really liked the cabin! Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was sufficient for us. We had a mini-suite. The kids loved the bunk beds. The shower was great. There was enough storage for our four large suitcases. We just left them under the bed with our stuff in them and pulled them out as needed. I had read about the lack of hair conditioner, lotion, and bar soap and came prepared, but you'd think they could provide those items. The one ply tissue products could use an upgrade. One thing I wasn't anticipating was how creaky the room was. We were on deck 14 and I was initially worried about noise from above, but that wasn't a problem. The noisy room itself disrupted me numerous times. We had rough seas the first couple of days and the cabin really rocked more than I'd have expected on such a large ship. We brought a sound machine that helped disguise noise from the hallway. Read entire member review >>
We loved the mini-suite with the balcony. There were 3 of us- my husband, our 3 year old daughter and myself so there was more than enough room. The room, furniture, sheets/bedding and towels were very clean. There was plenty of closet space and little shelves/cubbies to store things. There was also plenty of space underneath the bed to put our suitcases so that was really handy as well.We loved the double sink in the bathroom. Plenty of space there for toiletries though we did bring a hanging organizer with pockets to store them since weren't sure about the space. The shower is surprisingly spacious with 6 spray jets if you choose to use them.The water gets incredibly hot which is nice, just as a warning to set the handle to the colder side and turning it up slowly.The balcony was really nice~ the walls give a semblance of privacy but you can easily look around them to your neighbors on either side. Since we were directly below the pool & Garden Cafe, we could definitely hear everything that was happening if we were outside or had the balcony door open. Read entire member review >>
Scuff mark on the wall right in front of the bed. No ledge or bench in the shower to shave your legs. It was quite a bit away from both elevator banks which defeats the purpose of having a mid-ship room that is supposed to be in the middle of it all. Other than that it was a great room. Read entire member review >>
The category MA is not much different than a balcony stateroom.
The bathrooms is a bit bigger (nice size for a bathroom on a ship) and also you have a power jet shower.
tea and coffee facilities in the room.
Shower gel and shampoo are by dispensers on the wall.
No bathrobes or slippers. Read entire member review >>
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