Studio staterooms offer a full-size bed, lighted recess above the bed, a 26-inch television, bath with a separate sink and shower, window to view corridor, and private keycard access to the Studio complex and lounge.
I stayed in a Studio cabin on Deck 11. I had previously been in a Studio cabin on the Escape in 2016. The studio cabin layout is nearly identical to the one I had on the Escape. The only difference was the lack of mood lighting for the Breakaway's studio cabin. Not a big deal. I only have two negative things to say about the cabin experience.
The first is the excessive wear on the furnishings (cabinets, floors, etc). This ship is into her 5th year so it is time for a dry-dock and hopefully the issues with this and other cabins will be addressed. The second was the lack of soundproofing in the cabins. You could easily hear crew working in nearby rooms late into the night. I understand the crew has work to do and it must be done at particular times. Being this was the first ship in her class, I feel there were some design flaws that were hopefully addressed in future builds.
When you stay in the studio cabin, you have access to the Studio lounge where coffee drinks (cappuccino, espressos, etc. via a coffee machine) and pastries are available all day. Also in the evenings a bartender will be available to order drinks. We had a solo travelers meet n greet each evening in the Studio Lounge that was hosted by a member of the cruise staff. Our solo travelers host on this sailing was Benjel. She was absolutely fantastic. She made dinner and show reservations for us, made sure we were aware of events happening that evening and the following day. I cannot say enough nice things about Benjel!
I did encounter multiple times where the coffee machine in the studio lounge was non-functional. I had to call and make multiple visits to Guest Services. Each time I called or went by, they did address the issue and get the machine working. However, it continued to break which was very frustrating in the morning or late evening when you wanted a cup of coffee. Another sign this ship in overdue for some upgrades and refurbishment. Read entire member review >>
Loved cabin, mattress could have been a little firmer
perfect size, lots of storage
Even though adjoining, it was quiet
Access to forward elevators very good
Access to Studio lounge and snacks a few steps away
Always fresh snacks, Water and orange juice 24 hours Read entire member review >>
Great economy of space, everything fit just right, I was comfortable throughout the cruise.
Steward "Bubbles" was very helpful with any cabin related needs. Great response to the single inquiry I made regarding a light in the cabin. It was repaired promptly. All in all, an excellent experience. Thank you! Read entire member review >>
Let me preface this review with a little background. This was only my 3rd cruise. The first was on NCL Jewel upon which I sailed solo in a mini-suite because I was afraid a balcony cabin looked to small compared to a hotel room. My second cruise was on the NCL Sky in a mid-ship balcony cabin which I really loved. This cruise, due to price, I stayed in a Studio Stateroom. I went into the cruise with the thought that the room would be an experiment because I was fearful that I would hate it because of being too small and not having access to the outside via a balcony.
I was very pleasantly surprised! The room is small, don't get me wrong, but due to it's design I didn't perceive it as being small. In fact I really liked the room. The toilet area was no more cramped than any cruise ship toilet closet. The shower was fine for turning around and bending to wash legs etc. The bed was and actual full size mattress instead of two twins pushed together. Finally, as everyone has reported, the amount of storage was excellent. There was even a large basket under the bed to use as a hamper for worn clothing.
In future cruises would I still stay in a balcony or larger stateroom if money allows? – Of course I would. However, I would easily book a Studio Stateroom again on any NCL ship going forward if the deal was too good to pass up.
One final note: The Studio Lounge is a great place for good coffee and danish in the morning. There were also daily meet-ups for solo travelers with an attentive staff to provide information, help with hard to get reservations, and provide activities. Read entire member review >>
I really loved my studio room. It's just enough for 1 person and had plenty of closet space and areas for storage. The only drawback to the room was, I could hear the man next door to me snoring every night accept the first night. Meaning, that the walls might be a little too thin. When I came in at night or afternoon, I did let the door SLAM just to give him a jolt. This person barley left the room. No matter what time of day or night I came in, he would be in the cabin snoring. I had to ask the steward to arrange my bed covering on the other end of the bed so I would hear less of the snoring. Read entire member review >>
Small but plenty of room for solo traveler. Two sliding door closets and plenty of shelf space. Baskets under the bed can also be used for storage. Shower is in the room but that's okay with me. Cabin was clean and every thing worked fine. Enough outlets for all my devices. Read entire member review >>
Loved the room. Hard to find this area at first. the room is tiny. A bed, sink in the wall, toilet closet and shower are separate. Sliding doors for hanging clothes. 2 baskets under bed that I didn't find until I was packing to go. Read entire member review >>
Perfectly adequate for 1 person - great storage & I overpack. I would have liked a drawer but just used the shelves. 1 solo traveler was complaining that the Breakaway studios are smaller than the Epic studios but he complained about everything. Even the lighting was great once I figured it all out. Read entire member review >>
The Studio is small but very well organized. It has ample space for a single traveler. My only regret is that it does not have a small refrigerator. The Studio cabins give you access to the Studio Lounge which has a coffee/espresso machine, juice, water available 24/7. In the morning there are pastries and muffins and cookies are available the rest of the day. It is a great place to mingle with the other solo travelers. Read entire member review >>
The Solo Studio was the size of small bedroom sans the dresser, replaced by a shower stall and the head. The shower was temperature controlled yet very small. Ample storage space for a single person, firm comfortable mattress, and small shelf for sitting on the edge of the bed to write on. There is no table and chair so there is no place to eat, yet exclusive access is provided to a common lounge area for a continental breakfast, snacks, and to mingle with other solo passengers. Ship's WiFi signal was good but Internet access was expensive. Few TV channels were available. Voicemail and automated wake-up calls are available. Read entire member review >>
Although hard to find at first since they are tucked away in an inside passageway, the studios are perfectly fine for one person. Certainly not luxurious - the room doesn't even come with a tissue box - but its fine to sleep in for a few hours a night. Read entire member review >>
Our room steward, Bagus, was actively cleaning every day and introduced himself from the first day on board the ship. The room was spotless and although small, space was very well used. The benefit of this cabin is that it lies just steps from the Studio Lounge. A great choice! Read entire member review >>
Studio was bigger than expected. Adequate for one person. Did not like the lack of a window. Could not tell when it was morning. Other than that it was good, and the studio lounge was convenient as it is equipped with a cappuccino machine, wine vending machine, cakes and cookies, water and orange juice,and beverage vending machine. Nice. Read entire member review >>
There is enough space in a studio for one person and the bed is very comfortable. This room however being close to the ice machine above that drops vast amounts of ice into a bucket every 15 mins 24/7 is not recommended. i could also hear crew members running up and down metal stairs. Also 11551 experienced the same noise problems and 11539 is next to a crew locker which is seriously noisy every morning. Read entire member review >>
It was small but hey how much space do you really need for one person and how long do you actually plan on spending in your room? I thought there was plenty of space and well lit plus the bed is very comfortable. I'm going back in October and will have another Studio room and hey those in the studio cabins have our own private lounge can't beat that perfect 10 Read entire member review >>
Very small but very efficient. Plenty of space for all of my things. Comfortable bed. Shower was too small though - I tended to shower down in the spa. Loved having access to the Studio Lounge for coffees and snacks. Read entire member review >>
I was on the end of a row which I thought would be quieter with only one neighbour. I was wrong. My room was right next to the Crew Locker door and every morning the trolley would come out and the noise it made going over the steel ramp was awful. I put earplugs in and I could still hear it. I heard a woman complaining on Guest Services about banging and crashing and she was on the 14th deck so I don't think it matters where you are. Read entire member review >>
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