Norwegian Epic Balcony Staterooms have room for up to three guests and feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an incredible view. They include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more.
This was 2 back-to-back cruises, and we had to change rooms from 10075 (BE) to 12125 (BA) as we could not book the same room both cruises. Rooms were identical, except 10075 had an irregularly shaped balcony which was slightly bigger than the rectangular ones. We took the configuration with the bed by the balcony. My sister's first room was the opposite, and she said there was a lot more storage in the room where the bed is closer to the bathroom. I didn't check it out myself but she said storage was deeper. I agree that the drawers were very shallow and the closet above the drawers was essentially useless but we had enough storage for our stuff. You can put stuff in behind the back of the sofa, and there is a cupboard above the bed as well. Read entire member review >>
Cabin, 10022, which was rated for three people, is so incredibly small that two people (one 5'11' and the other 5'6") had a great deal of trouble fitting into the cabin. Only one person at a time can walk the tiny aisle between the walls of the cabin and the bed and the couch. No way could three people fit it! The bed is circular, which means that the bed is significantly shorter on one side than the other. The 5’11’ man was at least six inches longer than the bed. Feet hung over end of bed, leading to severe back ache. This cabin is the smallest cabin we have ever been in after over 30 years of cruising on many different lines. The shape of the cabin wastes tons of space adding to the closed in feeling and smallness of the cabin. Read entire member review >>
Our room was very nice and clean. The accommodations were well-appointed and impressively roomy given the small square footage. We were very impressed with the clever amount of storage available. The most impressive part for us was Alex our room steward. Alex was a pleasure and he was so polite. Alex was far more than just being professional in doing his job, he was very personable in greeting us each day. It was so refreshing to be greeted with a smile and a genuine interest in us and he always asked how our day was going. Alex was like one of the family and he made our vacation very special and memorable. We are grateful that he took care of us for the week. Alex is truly an asset to the NCL organization. He was a blessing for us first timers. Read entire member review >>
We were very happy with our steward. We cannot remember his name but he was so pleasant and helpful. Our room was always in excellent shape. All the staff we encountered were excellent, very hardworking and would help with anything you needed. Read entire member review >>
If you sat on bed someone would have to crawl over bed or have you get up to get to shower. Specialty restaurant Cagney's service so slow we gave up on after dinner coffee. Food was ok steak over cooked but took so long to get ate anyway. Read entire member review >>
We had balcony #10104. The cabins are TINY and the weird shape only make matters worse. If you have any privacy concerns I'd consider another ship. The toilet and the shower are separated by the entranceway and both are fairly translucent. They are separated from the main cabin by a flimsy curtain. Only sitting on the balcony with the blackout curtain closed provided any privacy for the cabinmate showering or using the toilet. Read entire member review >>
The curved wall design made the cabin smaller and narrowed the space between the king size bed and the desk so that if one person was sitting on the stuhl in front of the desk/dresser then it was not possible to pass behind to the sofa side of the cabin! Another total design failure was to separate the toilet, sink and shower in three units where the shower was on one side of the entrance and the toilet on the other side of the entrance. Toilet had a curved sliding door with obscure glass which didn't provide any privacy. The sink was at the bottom of the bed on the desk wall with very narrow area between the foot of the bed and the sink! The design of the toilet practically made it to hear even the number of toilet paper sheets pulled by the other person in the cabin who was maybe sitting on the bed or on sofa. Small TV on the wall was not swivel therefore hard to watch if you sit on the sofa especially on the balcony end of it since the sofa was also curved! There was not enough room in front of the sofa to have a coffee table. When you sit on the sofa you basically face the wardrobe. Read entire member review >>
Cabin is nicely positioned near rear elevators and since it's behind the elevators, not much hallway traffic which makes it a quiet spot. You will feel some vibration from the stern thrusters when docking in ports, but that usually doesn't last long. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony stateroom was 10031 on Deck 10 Forward. I found the interior space somewhat tight for a 17-day trip. The little toilet room is way too small also. The metal piece on top of the toilet paper dispenser is so heavy that when you pull to get more squares, the roll rips immediately. Doesn't anyone else need more than 1 square like me? There's no need for a metal piece to cover the paper... just annoying. The shower doesn't stay consistent in terms of temperature. The sink was absurdly tiny. I had trouble keeping the counter dry when washing my teeth or my face, let along shaving. The lighting throughout the stateroom - above the sink, in the little toilet room, in the shower, and in the cabin overall - wasn't nearly adequate. In fact, it was pretty poor, especially in the toilet room and above the sink. Easily fixable for NCL, and very annoying.
Our stateroom attendant, Christine, was absolutely fabulous. She was on top of things and extremely personable. She made sure, every time we ran into her, to ask us what she could do for us to make us happy and/or more comfortable. She was really great at making towel animals for our stateroom as well. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was crowded because of curvy walls. Our bed was closest to the door so you had to go around it to get to the balcony. The rooms next to us had the couch closest to the door and it felt much more open. Read entire member review >>
Small cabin with a glass door for bathroom - NOT private at all. Toilet sounded like a jet engine when flushed - could hear them going off all over the ship (at 3 a.m., etc.). Poor lighting, small bed - my feet hung over the end of the bed! Not very clean. Balcony was especially dirty. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very small and there was only 14 inches between the end of the bed and the drawers. I am 6'1" and my feet hung off the end of the bed. Very odd shape of the room also. Not the best use of space. Read entire member review >>
The Epic staterooms are well designed with lots of storage. Beds are very comfortable. Sleep quality was excellent as there was no noise from surrounding cabins.
We found the separate shower and toilet facilities a very useful design.
Tea/coffee facilities in the cabin are a bonus. Read entire member review >>
Well located aft of the back elevators . Oddly shaped room but the real issue is it is just too narrow . The curves in the wall attempt to disguise this . Renato our steward was efficient and polished . Balcony was an issue . 9th floor is uncovered plus all the decks above look down on you as those decks are set back .
I didn't have a problem with the "deconstructed" bathroom setup but DW did . A note on the most uncomfortable toilet seat ever . Torn balcony curtain was quickly fixed . Read entire member review >>
Our cabin while a bit small was adequate for the two of us. Again, Renato was excellent and we thank him. Interestingly, we have been back for 1 week and yet to receive a survey??? HMMM!
Two hanging closets, one for dress-length cloths and one shirt length. Enough drawers and cabinets for storing your personal things, a safe (naturally) and of all things, two of the three backrests on the sofa can be opened for additional storage! There is also some storage space above the bed.
We had some reservations about the shower and toilet being part of the room and not in a separate space like other cruise ships but this actually proved to be a benefit. There was a curtain that could be drawn for privacy when using the toilet and an opaque glass sliding door that could be closed for privacy as well. The shower was bigger than most cruise ships (see RCCL and Carnival) and bathing was much easier than we had previously experienced.
Room temperature control was a bit spotty but overall comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Although an aft cabin we didn't feel the ship moving and we had a very comfortable bed and excellent cabin boy. To switch the bedside lamp on look for a switch on the head of the light. It took us a while to work out. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was a touch narrow so that two people could not pass between the dressing table and bed, this is probably why they manage to fit 4,100 guest on board. There was no bathroom, the shower and toilet were 2 separate plastic cubicles/ pods at each side of the cabin entrance, I hated the wash basin which was mounted on the end of the dressing table near the base of the bed, it had a tall tap/faucet that leaned in to the basin and made it impossible to wash your face over the basin. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was very nice no company's where I had been on before was noise y when docking because we was mid ship deck 10 HAD no noise or vibration room cleaning amazing spotless Read entire member review >>
Nice size balcony, however cabin is very narrow. The layout is very strange, as you can see the silhoutte of a person in the toliet or shower. Also the sink is very tiny and in the room which we didn't like. Read entire member review >>
the cabin was very good, the cabin was kept clean all the time and Christopher went out of his way to make sure we got 2 copies of the newspaper and he did brilliant towel animals. Read entire member review >>
Truly amazing cabin! This is a balcony cabin at the front of the ship. It is near the front lifts and therefore with easy access to the theatre (front deck 6) and the garden café (front deck 15). The room had what I considered the best layout. These rooms are unique as many have said before due to the wavy walls and the location of the bathroom, neither of which caused any concern to us! In fact they were positives!
You come in to the toilet on the left and the shower on the right; both of which are a good size and don't feel at all claustrophobic. After the shower on the right wall is the sink - this is perhaps the only negative as the sink is quite small and shallow and the tap is fixed so you couldn't wet your hair for example (?!) The rest of the wall has the wardrobes, drawers, tea/coffee maker and TV. On the left is a sofa which follows the curve of the wall. The sofa is also the 3rd bed. After this is the bed. I did a lot of research on the rooms and felt this layout was the best (sofa then bed) as it gives you more leg room as you walk in the room and has a better flow towards the balcony! I did even more research on the balconies as I had heard about some being overlooked. This section of deck 9 is inset to the rooms below on deck 8 so its set back and is not overlooked, which was precisely what I wanted. The balconies are of course amazing! We spent many late nights watching the stars with a cup of hot chocolate (in true cosmopolitan fashion!) There's a variety of lighting options and the bed is incredibly comfortable offering the best night's sleep ever! Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nice, the lighting was very poor and hard to get ready. Balcony was rusty and dated. But our room was always clean and Rum who took care of our room and was very pleasant and friendly. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nice but the rounded bed made it difficult to negotiate the pathway to the balcony and door. Shower and toilet were well arranged with a sink outside that area. Ice was available daily. Room steward Mark was very helpful. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin, but crowded with the huge sofa. I would rather have had a couple of nice chairs in the room. The balcony was great! I would rather have had two standard twin mattresses pushed together instead of two half ovals. Read entire member review >>
There is a surprising amount of storage space in the cabin. We do wish both storage cabinets had hanging space. That would have been nice but we did have plenty of hangars so we were set. We also utilized the space behind the couch and the cabinet with the safe for clothes. We had viewed a youtube video on the rooms so we weren't surprised at the frosted glass "doors" around the shower and the toilet area. Thankfully we aren't shy but if you are, there is a curtain that you can draw across the area for a little more privacy.
The Bed - I'm only 5'2. and I can say the bed was kind of short. My feet reached the edge of the bed so I can only imagine that those who are much taller will have feet hanging over the edge. I'm not sure with the sq footage of the room that there is anything that can be done about that. A longer bed would simply take away from the limited walking room between the bed and the wardrobe. I have no other complaints regarding the size of the room. It's meant to take care of the most basic of needs. Shower, sleep and restroom and changing clothes. And I love the basket under the sink for wet towels. And the balcony was nice to have. Two chairs and a small table. Perfect for coffee or juice in the morning! Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony room. The design of the rooms are curved and therefore the beds are rounded at the bottom. If you're under 6 feet tall you'd be fine otherwise your feet will hang off. The toilet area and shower area are opposite each other, right at the entrance door, they are closed by a lightly smoked plexi glass sliding door. No privacy. Read entire member review >>
Average sized stateroom The beds are shorter than a regular bed and my husband had to sleep on a 45 degree angle. There wasn't enough room to walk by each other in the room. No table in the "sitting" area. There is only one plug, so bring a power bar so you don't have to decide which thing you'd like to charge. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was spacious with many good technical features (TV, lighting, aircon control, phone, soundproofing) and a lot of storage space; it was a huge plus to have a balcony at an affordable price. Tea & coffee machine was also a bonus, though the actual tea and coffee were both poor quality, as was coffee throughout the ship. The controversial bathroom layout seemed to work well; the bed was comfortable but (because of the curvy layout) was not long enough for a 6-footer and the duvet material had balled badly up through washing. Read entire member review >>
In our group of 5 we all had balcony staterooms that were beautiful. Mine was custom decorated with a bottle of wine, cake, and chocolate covered strawberries. There was plenty of room for all of our clothes and personal belongings. If fact we did not fill up half of the cabinets in our room. The balcony was awesome with two chairs and a table to relax and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises. There was only one outlet that we found in the cabin but we had brought a power strip so we were able to charge all electronics. The only down side to the cabin was that the bed was too hard for me. However, my boyfriend stated that it was comfortable. The cabin boy was great and he seemed available 24/7. He was very helpful with every question we had. He would make animals out of towels everyday that brought a smile to our faces. Read entire member review >>
Balcony excellent size, cabin storage good, bed too small and rounded at sides, 6'1 husband's feet stuck out from bed a foot! Sink too small next to bed could brush teeth and sit on bed. Hard to squeeze by foot of bed to get to balcony and sofa, because we had to pull bed from wall so husband could fit on bed. This cabin would have a 3 star rating if it weren't for the excellent size of the balcony. Read entire member review >>
As has been reviewed & discussed elsewhere on the net, the standard balcony cabins are impractical, uncomfortable, awkward and just plain stupid. When you step into the cabin you are
actually in the bathroom with the shower on one side and the toilet on the other each enclosed by
semi-transparent sliding doors resulting in very little privacy. A tiny sink is located at the foot of the smallish bed making it impossible for 2 people to squeeze past each other. There was ample closet space and the balcony was a good size. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in cabin 10284 which is a balcony cabin. The room was very small with little to no room for 2 average size people to move around. The bed was round and my feet hung off the end every night which made sleeping difficult (i am 6'1"). Storage was good...that's all I can say that was good about the cabin. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 10072 is a balcony stateroom (standard) on the left hand side of the ship. To us this seemed to be the side always looking out to sea which is nice if you like that. We tend to like something to look at but then again it all depends on your route!
The cabin was excellent. Slight squeeze in certain spaces such as the narrow passage between the foot of the bed and the fitted cupboard/work top area but nothing to get worked up about. The wavy walled cabins on this boat mean that the cabins top and tail with their neighbouring cabins. This means the layouts alternate from bed close to the door to bed close to the balcony. Unfortunately this cabin is the former. The location of the bed can make the entrance feel quite cramped, especially if there are more than two of you. In the other arrangement there is a lot more free space around the sofa which makes the entrance feel more open.
Sound proofing is excellent and this is aided by the location of the cabin. Close to the lifts at the front of the ship, but not so close so as to mean a lot of foot traffic past your door. Also separated from the main activity decks by 3 decks below and 4 decks above so you are pretty much guaranteed not to be disturbed at all.
Balcony is a standard size, well clear of the protruding life boats so the view is undisturbed. Room posses a stupid amount of storage. There is a full and half height wardrobe, 3 large draws, 3 cupboards on the main fitting (one with a safe), the bed has a cavernous space beneath it, the sofa backs hinge forward revealing two more cupboards and there are two sliding drawers attached to the underside of the sofa! This is topped off with two smaller cubby holes in the wavy roof lining. So if you brought it there is space for it.
Lighting scheme was really well done and we loved the frosted glass shower and toilet enclosures, very fun! Read entire member review >>
Cabin 10279. This was an aft location where there was a slight bumpout for balcony space. It was also in good proximity to the Aft Elevators. Storage was great. Bed was near the door, couch near the balcony.
On this ship, I prefer the cabin closer to the Forward Elevators. Read entire member review >>
Great room in quite location had all items that you would require decent size balcony - cupboard above sink for toiletries this was a nice touch which I have not seen before.
The only thing if anything it was lacking was electrical sockets - we had two but in this day and age of cameras, e books , phones etc and a kettle all wanting charging another few in more accessible places would have been appreciated Read entire member review >>
Actual cabin was okay, my only gripe is that the balcony was uncovered and I feel that it would of been nice if someone could of told us that when we booked. Even when I got in contact with NCL and they eventually got back to me, they weren't really concerned. Lets face it they had our money by this stage. Read entire member review >>
My spacious (for one) balcony was so pleasant that I thoroughly enjoyed spending all of Days 9 and 10 in it due to a cold. I chose a stateroom with the bed closer to the balcony door. The ship has incorporated a pioneering method to maximize the overall use of space: mirrored room designs with curved walls, so that half of all balcony cabins have the bed close to the balcony door. The bed is closer to the sink, bathroom, and shower in the other half. Even if I had a room with the bed closer to the sink, I don't think it would have made much difference, as I had no issue with water splashing or spilling. Nonetheless, it was nice to sleep right next to the balcony doors, which happens to be quite similar to my home situation.
There was plenty of storage, again for one, even on an 11-night cruise, and lighting and other furnishings were well laid-out. Hint: You can turn off the display on the phone, which otherwise serves as a sort of night light.
The shower was more than roomy enough for one. The bathroom was fine for me (5' 8", 200 lbs), but larger persons could find it tight.
All of the materials in the room appeared to be of high quality and durable. Read entire member review >>
Good bathroom. Good Shower. Cabin has "wavy wall" architecture where there are no straight walls but rather a serpentine structure. Detracts from the overall mobility in the cabin. Good closet and storage space. Good balcony. Doors very hard to open due to the closing spring. Read entire member review >>
Balcony Cabin - curve design.
Narrow cabin, very comfortable bed and great lighting.
Account info on tv, tv channels good.
Sofa - waste of space
Separate loo and shower/sink - found absolutely fine. Read entire member review >>
Large enough balcony cabin and although a bit small, the balcony itself was handy. Nice touches in room such as coffee maker and fridge (just don't use anything out of it as they are not cheap!) Read entire member review >>
cabin 10064 balcony.nice cabin but don't like wave design,bad bathroom design.sink too small and away from bathroom. don't like curved bed - feet stick out of bottom. comfortable mattress. no space at end of bed to walk. great balcony which offers tranquility away from the madness. lots of storage space. state rooms away from entertainment as having cruised with Carnival in which our cabin was over a karaoke bar, is why we like design of ncl ships. Read entire member review >>
Cabins 10031 and 10035 - Tons of storage space, fits 3 adults, unobstructed balcony view, balconies can be open between them. The balconies are covered. Tiny shower, the sofa bed fits just one and is a bit on the hard side. Has cabins both above and below it and is very quiet. Not too much ship movement. Read entire member review >>
10052 Great balcony size
Cabin seems smaller but it is because of how they situate the bathroom it is actually very nice size and lots of storage very quiet area and hallway Read entire member review >>
I explained my cabin in my review. But again, if you are 3 people and they are selling you a standard balcony room, Don't take it!!! Book larger or book another cruise line or ship Read entire member review >>
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