Cool and hip, right down to the funky lighting and flat screen TV, this exclusive key card access-only category is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. These staterooms have a full size bed for one guest and a window view to the corridor. Studio guests have private key card access to The Living Room, which is a shared private lounge that boasts a bar, two large TV screens and comfy seating for hanging out, reading a book or just enjoying a drink before dinner. Awarded "Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers" by Porthole Magazine in 2012; Norwegian Epic is the ship of choice that was specifically designed and priced for the solo traveler. (No single supplement required)
Cabin was clean and in perfect condition.It is big enough for one person.Design is nice.
Unfortunately the designers obviously didn`t try out their ideas if they are practical at all.
The water tap is way to close to the side of the basin.It is very difficult to wash the hands properly. The light sensor in the toilet is placed way to high and the interval is way too short.It is simply not funny if you have to stand up every 12 seconds to keep the light on !
Also the bed is very comfortable, but a little bit too short for me (185 cms/ 73 inches). Read entire member review >>
In a nutshell, I adore The Studio Cabin Complex and Studio Lounge and who ever thought this up was a genius. I have yet to meet anyone that hasn't liked the Studios. Go to youtube to see a number of videos of it. Read entire member review >>
My cabin was 1 away from the lounge and get as close to the lounge as you can as some can be very far away. My sliding door in front of my safe was off the hinges and I took it off and they just took it out of my room. The doors are a pain in the studio, but everything else is great. Don't forget to look under the bed for the 2 big bins for clothes. My cabin door was hard to open, but got used to it after a while. I would definitley pick this cabin again as it's on the same floor and insanely close to the lounge (which has the best coffee maker ever) and the bartender (there from 5-7), Nelli, is the bomb! Read entire member review >>
A wonderful NCL first designed for the solo traveler. All that a solo traveler needs in a small space with modern funky lighting but could do with a little more storage space. Plus, exclusive use most of the day of the Studio Lounge. My studio was well maintained apart from a missing wardrobe door and kept very clean Read entire member review >>
Although the ship underwent refurbishment a year or two ago, I'm a bit disappointed about the condition of the studios, as I've stayed in the same one previously. It could use some attention, as the closet doors don't work very well and there is a broken piece of the wall that would be difficult to fix except in a refurb capacity. Despite this, I still enjoy the studios. Read entire member review >>
Studio cabin has all that you need. The shower is smaller than a regular cabin and not suitable for larger people. The studio cabins have an attached separate lounge area where solo travelers meet up and mingle. Read entire member review >>
HIGHLY RECOMMEND studio cabins!!! It's cheaper for two people to get a studio cabin that's adjoined than it is to split the cost of a normal interior cabin (same sq ft). Only you get two big beds, two sets of closets, two bathrooms. It's just better to have more space. The cabins are so well designed. Very functional & plenty of storage & closet space. They kind of reminded me of a tiny house in the way it functions. Loved that you have to be staying in the studio area to even get into our hall way to access our rooms. So not just anyone can go wandering down your hallway. Adds to the ease of mind as far as security goes. The Lounge wasn't all I was hoping for. The bar was only open 2 hours a day. There wasn't generally anyone hanging out in there as I had hoped.
Our housing staff was amazing. The head of our section (Roma) saw us going into our cabins & took it upon himself to introduce himself. He knew our names by the cabins we were at. Was so friendly & welcoming! I really enjoyed every interaction with him I had which was sometimes more than twice a day. I loved that they touched up your room twice a day. Once in the morning to tidy up & replenish the Norwegian items in your room & again in the evening to turn down your bed, give you fresh towels & your daily newsletter. The daily towel animals were an adorable little something to brighten up your day, which I really appreciated. Read entire member review >>
Wonderful! Already stated above. All the other cruise lines need to wise up about these studio cabins. I few more lines have them but they are on the bottom decks. This one has them on Deck 10,11, 12 depending on the ship. And the newer the ship the more studio cabins they are creating. Read entire member review >>
this cabin needs work on closet doors, one was missing when i arrived, the other one became stuck in front of sink and had to be removed, i requested it stay off during my stay once it was finally removed. Read entire member review >>
There was a lot of storage, my shower flooded one night and I couldnt get anyone on the phone to assist, it wasnt til my neighbor had water in her room from mine, that we finally got it remedied Read entire member review >>
Small but adequate for one. Extremely poor lighting even with all the lights on. Difficult to apply makeup. Shower door would not close all the way so floor would always get wet. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nice, small but still had a Queen bed as well as 2 closets with hangers a safe, and plenty of open and closed storage spaces to put clothing and other needed items. Nice size shower, toilet room is a little small and I agree the motion sensor should be set to more then the 30-40 seconds it is set to, just wave your hand around over your head and it comes back on. Read entire member review >>
Liked the cabin. With only one person in cabin, the shower and toilet facilities didn't bother me. Enjoyed not hearing people in the hallway, since studio cabins have their own private hallway with key access. Would definitely stay in studio cabin again. Read entire member review >>
I really like the solo cabins. Norwegian certainly has that down! As a 70-year old single man (widowed) and living on a budget the solo cabins make it affordable. I couldn't stay at a local hotel and eat for a week for the price I paid to go to the warm climate of the Caribbean. This is my second time on the Epic and the ONLY reason I chose it was because of the solo cabins. This time I took a friend with me. The fact that we both had our own cabin (side-by-side) gave us the needed privacy but, having chosen the cabins with a door between the rooms, we could have time together without having to go out into the hallway. The cabin was convenient in all respects: bed was comfortable (and big), room layout was great and designed so that all my clothing could be put away without crowding. I wish more cruise lines would do the solo cabin thing. Read entire member review >>
Don't book it. I was in 12350 and my mistake was not verifying what was next to it. There was a large mechanical room (A/C) and it was loud in the cabin. I was very disappointed and almost walked off the ship but guest services did help out after about 3 attempts to discuss it with them. They did move me to 11500 which was a little quieter but there was a housekeeping cabin next to it and you could hear things moving around when the seas were rough. Then the last night I had to move back to the cabin as someone was coming on board for that room. It was a little bit of a hassle, packing and unpacking. I kind of think the solo cabins overall seem to be a little louder in the hallways, etc. Other floors didn't appear to be as loud in the hallways either. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was comfortable enough. The bed was comfortable and there was a television showing a combination of news, sport, film and NCL based channels. The Sport 24 channel was most welcome as I was able to watch a live premier league match involving my team! All in all quite small but you don't expect much more for the price and you don't go on holiday to hide away in your room!
The only slight complaint is that I would have liked just a little bit more room in the shower as I could barely move my arms without bashing into the shower screen (maybe sacrifice some storage space?). The steward, Akeisha, was really friendly and helpful. Read entire member review >>
One of our reasons for choosing the Epic was the availability of ‘solo’ cabins. This is a great facility, and of course we’d read a lot (and seen a lot of pictures) before we got there. So there was little to surprise us – and everything lived up to expectations.
We had two cabins next door to each other. Although the solo cabins is (obviously) for single occupancy it has a full king size bed – this allowed for very little space between the bed and the wardrobes, and insufficient room to take the stool out from under the dressing table. There was ample hanging and cupboard space, wash basin, shower cubicle and separate WC. Everything you’d need as a solo room occupant.
In the solo cabin, just to give a little extra room, maybe a queen size bed (with one mattress), would be better than two singles taking up the limited space?
The bed was very comfortable. Two pillows provided (I’m sure more would be provided on request if required)
The shower had really good water pressure. There was hand wash, body lotion, shower gel conditioning shampoo and good size bar of soap – everything seemed catered for.
The solo cabins are inside rooms. This was fine, good air conditioning – and good night’s sleep in a black out! Turned TV on in mornings (channel 22) to see ‘view from the bridge’ – nice to see where we are, see us arriving at a port, and get a good idea of the weather.
Many reviews have mentioned the mood lighting in the cabins. After a week…I’m still not sure how it all works – maybe it’s a matter of taste.
You need to use your key card to access the corridors which have the solo cabins. This may give some peace of mind to anyone a little nervous about travelling alone.
Within the solo ‘complex’ there is a lounge which provides tea/coffee/water, continental breakfast, evening drinks – and is a meeting place (6pm each evening) for solo travellers to gather, where, if they choose, they can arrange to have dinner, attend shows together etc.
Our cabin steward was Mark – excellent service. On the first day, he saw me in the corridor and greeted me by name before we’d even met or he’d seen me in my cabin – how did he know me??? I asked for extra coat hangers and they were immediately delivered. The cabin was kept spotlessly clean and the regular animal/towel displays bring a smile to the face.
Really admire the facility of solo cabins. More lines should be following Norwegian’s lead in providing such accommodation. Minor changes to use of the space (more relevant size bed!) and getting rid of the disco lights would be a welcome enhancement. Read entire member review >>
The studio was nice and very quiet (except at 3a.m. but that's ok.) The door came off the track, lighting needed to be fixed but staff were there & got it done.
Loved the studio concept - we met for drinks each night at 6 and compared notes.
Didn't necessarily hang out with others but very nice people/fun. Read entire member review >>
Cabin is very futuristic and neat however my particular room was not as flash as some of the other solos. I was able to go into 11518 and instead of a curtain over the closet she had an actual door. She also had an upgraded type of bedding and bed and 4 pillows. I only had 2 but again, not a huge complaint at all. Read entire member review >>
They took advantage of the space inside the room so you won't feel like in a container. There is a two-bed-in-one, so you should have plenty of space to move around the bed. You also have a wardrobe that also contains part of the bathroom. With a sliding door you can access to your clothes or you can wash your face. To the left there is a TV with a bedside table and to the right you have a shower and a toilet with his own door.
You can access your timetable using the tv and sing up to those events you would like to see.
There are two shifts for cleaning, so you have plenty of opportunities to get your room clean. You will also find a schedule on your bed when you come back to your room. Read entire member review >>
my cabin was very clean at all times. Although small was enough space for one person.
my cabin was a bit away from the studio lounge. A great idea for solo cruisers, not having to pay double. The solo lounge is a good opportunity to meet new friends to share the wonderful experiences NCL has to offer. Read entire member review >>
Studio cabin...LED lights...nicely organized storage...roomy shower and modern bathroom...comfortable bed, but actually too big for room and capable of sleeping two people ... Read entire member review >>
Cosy but big enough for one person, large comfy bed. Can be a bit noisy but that's irrelevant to me as once I take my hearing aids out I can't hear much. Liked the studio lounge just for studios. Staff were wonderful. Read entire member review >>
Comfortable, spacious for a solo cruiser, wonderful room steward. Perfect location in the middle of the ship. Close enough but far enough from the studio lounge and never far from one of the elevators. Read entire member review >>
Large comfy bed, adequate storage. Everything you need for a one week cruise. The noise from the neighbours showers carries between adjoining rooms. Not sure whether they offer non adjoining rooms, but choose these if you can.
It is good to be near the studio lounge if you wish to mix and mingle, but not too close! Read entire member review >>
This cabin might be too close to the studio lounge for some guests.
Beware also, that the cleaning cart may be either very near or in front of this cabin during cabin cleaning/turnover cycles.
All in all a perfect location for those Norwegians who want the best use of their time on board. Read entire member review >>
Cabin Stewart, Christy, was excellent, very attentive to all needs and kept the cabin spotless and always stocked with towels, ice, etc. I noticed since my last cruise on the Epic the studios and general area have become a bit tired and badly need a facelift. Obviously the refurbishment didnt include the cabins or corridors. In comparison to ROYal Caribbean, I will never sail with NCL again, despite the water slides (which are used by a minority on board) the whole ambience needs looking into. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin with no connecting door. Further away from the Studio lounge than some but it meant that it was quieter and it is also near the rear lifts so is easy to get to. NCL studio cabins are amazing. Everyone I met loved their solo cabins. Read entire member review >>
As a Solotraveller, this cabin is perfect. Big bed, enough storage space. (suitcase fits under the bed)
They don't have a Minibar in the Studio cabins. I don't Need it as I like to be at the public places to have a drink or be in the Studio Lounge which is the "Living Room" for the Solotravellers. You have a coffee machine there ans some light snaks during the day Read entire member review >>
Studio cabins loved it, yes its small but did not spend a lot of time there – it has great storage….not one but two hanging spaces (bring your own extra hangers) large wicker baskets hidden under the bed that do not impede you storing two large suitcases behind, so everything is tucked away out of sight. The cabin attendants really want to help just ask and they will happily provide – extra towels, pillows, ice – get to know them its well worth the 2 min conversations every day. The beds in the studio are very comfy, leave a card permanently in the light slot for ease of use, just remove at night to ensure all the lights go out for pitch black sleep, but do bring earplugs as you can be disturbed by fellow solos or the odd ships creak, I was in 11570 located conveniently near the rear lift/stairwell but further from the Lounge which did not bother me. Yes arriving early morning into port you get juddering but so does every cabin it is what it is, you're on a ship!
Bring conditioner girls the shampoo and shower gel are provided but no conditioner so be prepared. Hairdryer provided works well and you have ample mirrors and good lighting for makeup in the Studios much better I'm told then the regular cabins elsewhere. Studio Lounge is well stocked with hot drinks and free cookies early evening but get there fast as they are all gone by after dinner, plus the Lounge bar is only manned during the solo gatherings. Read entire member review >>
Ideal for the solo traveller. Plenty of storage. Very comfortable bed. Mood lighting intriguing. Cabin steward, Woody, was efficient, friendly and very helpful.
Studio Lounge area - a real bonus. Open 24/7 and a great place to meet up with other solos. Tea/coffee/hot chocolate, pastries and snacks available all day. Bar open in early evening Read entire member review >>
The Norwegian Epic was the first ship in the Norwegian fleet to have solo studio cabins. The original is always the best as the studio cabin featured four multi-lighting schemes over the block containing the sink and closets. Featuring the colors of white for day, blue for night, red for love and green for the sake of it, the color change feature is missing on the newer Breakaway class ships. As a 100 square foot room, if you know how to pack it right, you have plenty of space to move about. The room was well maintained and the bed was soft to sleep on. I would NOT recommend staying in this specific cabin if you’re a night owl as when the ship pulled into port you were vibrated out of bed and definitely awakened. As a side note, this room was not a connecting room so I could blast my music from a portable speaker as loud as I wanted to. The room was so far aft that it had its own separate entrance from the aft elevators with separate keycard access. Given the amount of vibration felt in the cabin during the morning hours, I will not pick this room again as I like to be up late. Read entire member review >>
I loved my very hi-tech cabin. The changing colored lights entertained me greatly. The TV was huge. Everything was just perfectly placed and lots of storage was available. Next time I'd be sure to get a cabin further away from the entry door, because people coming and going could be a bit frustrating. I loved putting on the outside camera on my tv and listening to the soothing music as I drifted off in my space-age cradle of comfort! Read entire member review >>
These cabins are a decent size and immaculate. The beds are very comfortable. Good sized television and lights that change colour in the cabin. Good storage space. There is no natural light but a one way window looking on to the corridor. Read entire member review >>
Excellent . Towel animals cheered up . Room very quiet n good matteresses n could sleep very well. Quality sleep even though we slept very little . It was mid deck with no window but the darkness helped . Room temperature was excellent and good linen . Cabin was perfect Read entire member review >>
cosy cabin w/ a big double bed and mood lighting. I thoroughly enjoyed playing w/ the lighting. glass-enclosed shower w/ cheap shampoo and gel in wall dispensers. I always bring my L'occitaine hair/face products. enclosed toilet opposite shower. lots of closet space and suitcase fits under bed. quiet. no cabins touched mine. Read entire member review >>
Firstly the cabin, I had an inside studio on deck 12 cabin 12524 I chose this because it was next to a storage cupboard and not too far from the lounge. The position was perfect. The cabin itself was a bit of a shock when I first went in (my 2 previous cruises had been balcony cabins) it is small and dominated by the double bed.
Lights ....... the colour changing lighting was very annoying , (to keep it white press the sun picture on the key pad next to the bed) the telephone was lit up too and also annoying, this I learnt from the cabin steward could also be turned off by touching the light bulb symbol . Once the lights were turned off it was still not totally dark there were 2 blue circular light buttons (for the reading light) above the bed that kept me awake !!! TIP I only realised on day 6 that if you take your card out of the slot by the door these will go off too but remember where you have put your card and have a torch handy because if you need the toilet the lights will be off.
Oh the toilet light was also annoying (when your card was in the slot) in that it was on a timer and it didnt give you very long!!!!!!!!!! be quick otherwise (as a lady) you need to stand up and wave at the sensor also the toilet is tiny and I am only 5ft 3 if you were tall it would be a squeeze ,no sink either that is behind a sliding door next to the bed .
Storage................. the sliding cupboard doors also annoying , the wardrobe didnt have a long enough drop for maxi dresses so all of my dresses including my evening dress were bunched up at the bottom , luckily I had none that would crease but some ladies had to keep their dresses in their suit case which luckily all should fit under the bed . There are no drawers so I had to keep underwear in bags on a shelf . not enough storage shelving for jewellery either, TIP the little stool under the TV the lid comes off and I put handbags in there. Read entire member review >>
My cabin was 2 minutes away from the Singles' lounge and the lifts/stairways. It was very peaceful inside the Stateroom. My cabin was above the sea level. There was plenty of storage and if needed you can ask for more hangers. Excellent Shower with body gel and shampoo and a hairdryer is provided. Lighting was good and you were able to manage how bright or low you wanted them to be. There is a telephone and this also can wake you in the morning if you want to be woken at a particular time.
There are lots of cupboard space for all your toiletries etc. plenty of plug sockets and you need to have the two round prongs to adapt your UK plug. There is space under the bed for your empty suitcases. There is a digital safe inside one of the cupboards. You can have your clothes cleaned if you wish, for a sum of money. There is a comfortable double bed and plenty of towels. The room is cleaned every day and bins are emptied at least twice a day. You can decide if you want to have your room cleaned or have a sleepy morning. The service in these cabins is as good as anywhere on the ship. Read entire member review >>
great for one person
plenty of room
I took a mobility scooter and while the studio corridors were a little narrow still managed to get in ok and have room to store it in the cabin
lights were a little dim but not a great problem
don't understand the moans about the small toilet and shower I didn't have a problem Read entire member review >>
Larger than I envisioned. In a very quiet hallway. Shower was very small and hard to bend over in for this bigger than normal girl. I was always leary that I would gouge my eye out on the faucet handle, bending over to wash my feet. The faucet handle in the sink is also pointy and I became very conscious of being aware of it, if the ship rolled while I was washing my face. I did not want to be jabbed in the eye.
Loved that I could reserve my entertainment from my TV in my room, I used this feature profusely. I used the wake up call feature a lot. I ordered breakfast a lot, as I wanted to relax in my room in the AM and not fight the breakfast crowds. I liked the movies featured on the TV. I got sick of all the news stations on the TV, I prefer not to hear news when I'm on vacation. I feel I am even on vacation from all that stuff and don't want to hear it. So I didn't use any of the news stations on the TV. They were wasted on me. Read entire member review >>
Studio cabin 11576 was the last cabin at the aft of the ship. It was cozy and comfortable and the bed was very comfy as well as the pillows. It didn't have a mini fridge or coffee maker but it did have a hair dryer. Shower was small but adequate. Nice sized flat screen tv in the room allowed me to watch movies in bed and simply relax. Read entire member review >>
Loved the studio rooms. I will do this again. The studio lounge has a great coffee machine for a daily latte, which I enjoyed. This is a benefit for solo travelers. Anywhere else on the ship, there is a charge for specialty coffee's. Read entire member review >>
The ambiance lighting was killer. My brother had another one of these and he kept reminding me how the ambiance lighting reminded him of his new car's lighting. I have to admit, it was lovely. The bedding headboard and sideboard was white leatherette and reminded me of being inside a cool club or maybe an insane asylum! All jokes aside, it felt like I had a chamber on a space ship or a really posh-designed G6 with its circular porthole looking out to the hallway (which of course I always closed off). Highly recommend this cabin category! Read entire member review >>
It was small, but plenty of room for one person. I was worried that, since the bed is right next to the hall, that it would be noisy, but for the most part I could hear very little. I could actually hear more from the room next door; let's just say that I knew when that room's toilet was flushed and the phone rang. I liked being relatively near the lounge, as I took advantage of the (filtered) water and the hot tea that was always available. I wasn't bothered at all by the doors to the lounge opening and closing. Read entire member review >>
Excellent cabin and steward (Cyrus). When you open the door for the first time you think "What have I done!? This is TINY!" By the 2nd day and so on, you are thinking "This is more than enough room" and you very pleased. No issues with room, layout, or amenities. Honestly - the hair dryer onboard is better than the hairdryer I have here at home. I wish they sold them in their gift shop! Read entire member review >>
This room was right at the end of the corridor where the door to enter the Studios was. I immediately requested a different room as people were going back and forth and the door was slamming every two minutes. As it was spring break I knew I was in for no sleep for the entire week if I stayed there. There was a terrible stain on the carpet and there was mould in the shower. I asked to move and they said to wait until the ship had left port at 4pm and they could see if there was a spare cabin. Thankfully, at 8pm they called to say I could move to 12541 which was way better but was a connecting room so i could hear the guy in the next cabin coughing and doing his business. Read entire member review >>
My studio cabin was perfect for me. I'm sure it's great to have a window or a balcony, but I like to sleep in a very dark room anyway. The layout was excellent, well-planned, and did not feel cramped at all. The bed was comfortable too! The location of the cabin was good. It was just 2 flights up to the buffet and sun deck, and the Studio Lounge was also convenient. My cabin steward (Jayson) was always very friendly and greeted me on the first day to show me different features of the cabin and answer any questions I had. I had several nice conversations with him when I passed him in the hall. Read entire member review >>
This cabin was fine for me. There was adequate storage, however a few clothes hangars in the closet with the safe would have been welcome and provided some function to that space. The shower was good and the other facilities fine. The bed was VERY comfortable. The room was clean and the cabin personnel very pleasant and helpful. A very big plus was being able to go to the studio lounge 24/7 and get a coffee or tea, cookies, yahourt, fruit or sometimes sandwiches. It was much closer than any other snack option. Read entire member review >>
Beautifully arranged space with plenty of storage for one. Good value for the money. Some good tips I received for the room:If you like your room absolutely black at night, bring some black electrical tape to cover up the light switches that glow blue. Also, the phone screen can be dimmed by pressing the light bulb icon on the upper right corner of the screen.Bring extra hangars and suction cup hooks that can go in the bathroom for drying swimsuits, etc.Don't forget the two baskets under the bed for additional storage. Read entire member review >>
Select Studio cabins not near any staff supply doors or near the Studio Lounge door. Either end of the ship would be quieter but take you a few extra minutes to get to the lounge if that is a concern. Read entire member review >>
Studio Cabin - Very Small but FunctionalThere is a solo supplement - Studio rate is not the same as the Per Person rate in a double occupancy.Funky lighting was more interesting than I thought however it was very hard to get enough lights turned on for well lit reading.Room height not that tall.Shower stall height low. I was OK at 5'7" but someone pushing 6' will have real problems.Floor space adequate to change clothes and do jumping jacks, but no more.Area was very quiet but very far away from the studio lounge. As I spent more time in the studio lounge than expected, this meant much walking.Studio lounge had programs from 5-6 every night. Some were useful, some not. Generally OK and of greater value than expected. Read entire member review >>
Completely comfortable and well thought out with two small exceptions. It would work far better to put the television recessed into the bathroom bulkhead or a swing down from the ceiling rather than off to the side of the bed. And that would leave room for a couple more drawers.The reading lights are abysmal. I saw the reading lights in a standard cabin - little lights on goosenecks and they were far better. Change them.And, I was forewarned about all the indicator lights from the various lights, switches and buttons and brought some opaque tape to block them or I would have been miserable, but I'm a light sleeper and prefer a pitch black room at night. Ventilation was great, bed was comfy, pillows ample and fluffy. Shower was small, but the showerhead was great and the water pressure fantastic. I was almost unaware of the adjoining cabin even though we had a door rather than a bulkhead and only rarely was aware of traffic in the hall outside my cabin. Great soundproofing. Read entire member review >>
Excellent cabin in a good, central location. Very quiet. I couldn't hear anything from my neighbors or in the hallways. This is a connecting room. Shampoo, body wash, and liquid hand soap are provided, bring anything else, including bar soap, you may need. Read entire member review >>
My studio was the last studio in the corridor right at the back of the ship, it was very quiet, the door outside let you out in to the main corridor and you had to have a solo travellers key to get through it so there were only a few people using the door mainly me and the lady opposite me. My only issue with the position was how far it was for the studio lounge, next time I will get a room closer. But that was personal preference, I used the lounge a lot and walked miles! The room was spotless all week, size was good for me and I had no problems with all the bits and pieces. There was a tv, hairdryer, washing line over the shower, safe, laundry service bags, loads of storage and European and American plug sockets (5 in total I think). The bed was very comfortable and I slept well although I often woke up early with all the banging around of the ship coming into port each morning. The guys servicing the cabins were friendly and helpful and were great when I locked myself out of my room! I had an issue with the shower not draining very well but I think a few people did so maybe it was to do with the ship rather than my room. I didn't have an issue with the colour changing lighting like so many people seemed to, I thought it was nice, I mostly set it to daylight but not always. There were main lights over the sink, shower, toilet, tv and bed so you could turn the mood lighting right off if you wanted. The towel sculptures was a lovely touch and made you feel special even though there were families spending much more I am sure. Overall I felt it was good value for money and made my week easy and comfortable. Read entire member review >>
cabin 11515 studio very noisy as can hear staff banging around in room behind so wakes you up early in morning..cabin directly next to studio lounge so great location but the noise spoils it.11510 studionear studio lounge not to noisy ..recommended. Read entire member review >>
The cabins are fine for a single traveller on a short trip -no more than 7 days, due to limited wardrobe space. It has "mood lighting" and enough room but is let down by a tiny sink and inconsistent water temperature in the shower. It was also impossible to change the room temperature despite having a control for the purpose! Read entire member review >>
Great SOLO studio , very close to get to the solo lounge and next door is a storage cupboard for housekeeping so no noise from neighbours! Really close to get to lifts too. Read entire member review >>
The studios are very well designed. Slightly cramped next to the (large) bed but otherwise plenty of space. Separate toilet and shower. Bedding (downie) and pillows of a high standard. Unusual lighting and window on to the corridor (not see thru on the corridor side. No extraneous noise. Access to private lounge close by. Excellent choice for the single traveller. Read entire member review >>
The Studio room I was in 12569, I initially thought this would be a great room as it was the most AFT that was available, as well as being right at the entrance to the studio area so no long walk down the corridor, unless you wanted to go to the Lounge/Living room in which case it was a long walk, but that wasn't the problem.. the problem was the moment people would come through the studio corridor entrance the door would slam shut.. each and every time!!! Do yourself a favor and unless you can sleep through anything, do NOT get one of these rooms close to the exit. Since I was staying up late, I opted to sleep in most days until at least 10 and that was just impossible pretty much an hour before we hit the ports people were heading for breakfast and so it was non stop slam, slam, slam Read entire member review >>
Didn't see the cabin Stew all that much in the studio area. Got a chance to check out the haven...def a must next time.
Boat seemed to rock a lot, staff said it was because it was so big. Read entire member review >>
Small, as expected, but ample storage. Studio lounge a huge plus. Hallway could get noisy. Poor lighting. Super comfy beds! Better than I ever expected it to be. NCL really set the bar for this! Read entire member review >>
I found the Studio Cabins to be roomy enough for one person and very comfortable. I did spend some relaxing time in there because this trip was supposed to be some much needed R & R for me. The studio areas were quiet and you could be as sociable or reclusive as you wanted. Read entire member review >>
Standard studio cabin. It wasn't too close to the studio lounge, so if you plan on spending a lot of time there, be ready to walk. This cabin was on the aft part of the ship, so it had good access to the elevators and stairs that went to the main dining rooms. Read entire member review >>
Studio cabin 12516, very near the studio lounge one floor up, can hear the toilet flush in the next cabin, but not too often. Can hear people passing by the door and can hear the passage door opening and closing. None of which was really bothersome at all. Other that the issue with a missing shower door replaced with a flimsy shower curtain, I would book this same cabin again. Hopefully the shower door will be installed when I next cruise on the Epic. Read entire member review >>
The studio cabins seem to be a new cruise concept. The Norwegian Epic is one of the first ships to offer these studio cabins for solo travelers. The cabin itself was very tiny. I'm a tall guy and I felt squeezed into the cabin. I had to ask the steward how to turn on the lights. It involved the use of my key card. If I wasn't careful, it would have been easy to leave my key card and get locked out of my room. I'm not sure why they installed these crazy colored lights. You can set them to one color or you can have them on a rotation. It seemed novel at first but after some time it was just annoying. Storage was at a premium but this seemed common in any of the staterooms not just the studios. The walls were thin and I could hear everything my neighbor was doing. Read entire member review >>
Standard studio cabin, plenty of storage for 1 person. Great location, as not too far from elevators, but in opposite direction to the lounge, so should be quieter. Narrow corridor in all studios. Perfect for young professional travelling alone. Read entire member review >>
I loved my studio, I thought it just the right size for a single person, would be crowded with two although the bed could of fit two. Didn't mind the inside cabin at all, spent most of my time on deck. Everything was put together very cleverly. The price was excellent and the fact a customer didn't need to pay a single supplement was the biggest plus for me. Read entire member review >>
Can hear neighbor next door at times, very very close to stairwell and elevators, convenient for going to Spice H20, Mandara Spa, Manhattan Room, Cagney's, or Moderno. Not so convenient for those who will be spending a lot of time in the Studio Lounge. Read entire member review >>
NCL Epic 11511: Initially sliding cabin doors wouldn't work; fixed during first evening. Could have used about another 6" between bed and fixtures. Cabin was very quiet, bedding luxurious and conducive to over-sleeping. Lighting, as with all of the studio cabins, was not the best. Occasionally the commode area light wouldn't turn on (sensor). Shower just fine. Didn't leak. Very happy with the cabin, generally. Read entire member review >>
I'm a huge fan of the Norwegian Epic Studio rooms. Other than a wierd lighting system, I have no complaints at all. A creative use of a small space, quite comfortable for one person, and the studio lounge (The Living Room) is a great place to meet and mingle. The lounge has the only free cappucino machine on the ship, continental breakfast in the morning and snacks the rest of the day. There's an evening gathering each day to meet up with other "solos" and arrange dinners or activities together. I enjoyed just sitting in the lounge from time to time and chatting with whomever came along.
There's a video on UTube that explains some of the oddities of the cabin lighting, etc. Read entire member review >>
cabin 12520 perfectly situated for the Living room, far enough away not to hear door noise from passageway yet near enough to nip down in your boxers for a coffee in the morning etc.
To create space at a mirror for you ladies move the table and stool from under the tv to the gap between toilet and shower then you have a mirror and a light over you!! Read entire member review >>
Heavy door to hallway close to this room needs a pneumatic close as it slammed all night every time someone returned to cabin. I also think the stewards were over-matched here, at least mine seemed that way. He never quite got it all right. Read entire member review >>
NCL EPIC Studios are well designed for single people, what else might you expect? Great ilumination with 5 differente colors you can choose from, system and nice glass/plastic shower walls. Nice wood floor and excellent studios privacy and location throughout the ship. Read entire member review >>
The studio cabins are located in the middle of the ship and run a long area. It had private living room space where folks can meet and relax. Only the TS people have access to it. The cabins itself was enough space for everything. It may be better than a tiny closet in NY. Plenty of privacy. Well appointed placements of TV and sink and shower. Read entire member review >>
My cabin - great storage space - 2 closets, under and around basin storage, 2 wicker baskets under the bed. Storage in the stool at the dresser under thhe tv. Could not hear any noise.. however my shutters did rumble a bit when docking. Comfy bed. Great cabin steward Orthos. Shower and toilet sections were small but fine for me. Can't really complain at all! Read entire member review >>
double bed (Nice)
large flat screen TV
11503 just right distance from solo lounge
hairdryer, no fridge but didn't need one
some light gets in through window to corridor (there are shutters though)
hallway very quiet due to only solo members can get in here Read entire member review >>
We each stayed in a Studio Room (12560 & 12562) and it was delightful! I wasn't sure what to expect because I'm a bit claustrophobic and have never liked the idea of an inside cabin. Much to my surprise, the room was not confining at all. It was absolutely perfect for one person. Generous amount of storage, well lit, and easy to move around in. The shower was small, but the wonderful rain shower head had good water pressure and plenty of hot water. There was also a real hair dryer in the room - what a treat! I had a fantastic room stewardess, Lea, who was very attentive and left me towel animals each day. As for the location of our rooms, it was perfect. They were right outside the aft elevators - very convenient! It was a long walk down the hall to the Studio Lounge, but we only went there once a day for cappuccino in the afternoon. I'd rather be close to the elevator and the stairs which we used several times a day. The room was quiet - no noise from above, below, or in the hall. Read entire member review >>
The Solo Cabins are a bit of a shock upon first sight, but I found enough space to put away all my belongings and once I adjusted the lighting to my taste, I was satisfied. The lights constantly rotate from red, to purple to blue to white, and I kept it on white for the maximum brightness. Someone told me it was romantic, but it was beyond my ideas of romance.
I had never gone on a 7 day cruise before and never on an inside cabin, but it was just fine. It was quite cozy when I wanted to lay in bed and read. The toilet and shower compartments were a bit small, to say the least, but still adequate for an average size person.
This cruise was the smoothest I have ever been on, whether it was being in those waters in April or the ships stabilizers, I can't say, but you hardly knew you were at sea sometimes. Read entire member review >>
T1 Studio Cabin #12521: Small but delightful cabin with plenty of storage. Shower is a bit cramped, but nothing that can't be dealt with. The location is great, just down the hall from the Living Room/Studio Lounge and a very short walk from the FWD elevators... When I could remember whether I was FWD or AFT! Read entire member review >>
For 100 square feet, it is really well laid out. There is BRAND new carpeting which was laid during the week I sailed. Previous carpeting had lipstick stains on it. Noisy upstairs folks woke me up during the morning hours with scraping along the bulkhead floors. Read entire member review >>
The studio cabins are designed very well. The shower is incredibly small...but it gets the job done. Like I wrote in my review, if you think the studio room is too small, you are spending too much time in there! Read entire member review >>
If you are a smaller than average individual (height & weight)you are going to feel cramped any where you go on this vessel. It is not designed for those even average or above average in these areas. Interior Design is questionable as to the amount of privacy Americans expect for peronal activities. No absolute privacy from view in many cabins. More like a hospital, curtains all over the place Duh! Second class at best. That is not my idea of an innovation. It is more like a reduction in services for a higher price by substituting an exasperating amount of technology to replace class. Technology is "modern" art not "Art;" it is a sub-set of all art. A more well rounded presentation could help me get over being surrounded by plastic flowers. Most of the hotels that I frequent use real flowers. Thanks but no thanks! I am not sure the NCL marketing department fully understands what the word "innovation" means. I think they are just like most corporate marketing geeks. That use words that deceive you and in their ambitions to sell their mothers to the underworld. There are better managed cruise lines out there. Keep searching! Read entire member review >>
I found the Studio to be great, honestly the only recommendation is to put a blow dryer in each Studio so that the passenger does not have to ask because a lot of passengers do not even know to ask. There is space in the shelves next to the sink. A suggestion for consideration is that I noticed a lot of older passengers in the Studios and by made taking out one of the beds in the Studio it might make it easier for them to move around and get in and out of bed in the middle of the night. I had no problem and enjoyed the double bed but then I did not spend much time in my room and had no problems crawling on the bed if I needed. One other thing that I noticed is if the seas were rough the closet doors would come open so maybe a little hook might stop that from happening. Me I put my shoes at the bottom as a jam and it worked. Read entire member review >>
small studio cabin, Needs a closet or two. Not just that cubby you want to call a closet. not enough space to store luggage. The sink is a joke,lol. The water closet is wayyy too small, also the shower stall. Can you give the studios a proper night stand and counter space? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the studio lounge!!! I cruise solo as often as I can, and this was such a nice concept. I hope the other cruiselines give us something similar. Read entire member review >>
Studio is perfect for ONE cosy and cool, lovely insulated feel, the bed SUPER comfortable (a queen) with 4 pillows and 3 extra cushions. ask for a sheet if you are a "hot" sleeper blankets are VERY warm. The room had lots of little cubby holes and big baskets as well as room under the bed for bags etc I had trouble finding out how the lights worked (you have to put your room key in the slot as you walk in) good lighing options. daylight, romantic, changing from blue to green to red. I had no trouble with the sink, as it was really a fine size. (I heard it was bigger than in the state room?)same with shower. the singles also share a little meeting place, which is stocked with snacks ands you can get a light cereal breakfast there. Finding your way into the middle of the ship confused some people. very private and mostly quiet. VERY narrow hallways Read entire member review >>
Storage space, sink, shower, bed, all fine. Toilet light was on sensor and I would prefer to have it remain ON rather than go off after a few seconds. Reading light for bed was inadequate. Didn't like changing colors of recessed lighting and it was not clear that the symbols near the telephone would change the colors. The large bed took up 1/2 the room and for a single, was unnecessary. I would prefer to have a smaller bed and more room to move about. The use of room key card for main lighting switch was no problem as I am used to that in European hotels.
My cabin 11515 was surrounded by crew space and noisy. However, the location was good relative to the stairs and elevators with Garden Cafe, Kids Space, and pool area located right above on decks 14 & 15. Read entire member review >>
12543 I loved it!!! but the walk was like a hike to get to living room or anywhere else. I was not allowed to use the exit path for life boat drill that was was printed on the back of my door. I was later told at the desk that because it was a crew's stairway I couldn't use it for the drill but in case of a real emergency I would be allowed to!!! That makes no sense to me!!! Weren't we trying to know what we should do in a real emergency?? I had no idea which way to go after I was turned away from that. I walked about half the length of the ship and then down from 12 to 5th deck and then back half the length of the ship..on the 5th deck. Not a pleasant thought if the ship had been in trouble!!!!!!
My little cabin: cozy and nice...temperature control was great....lights rather funky, but OK. I hated to leave it when the cruise was over!!! Oh, across from the snack room (Which wasn"t ready yet) Read entire member review >>
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