Not really sure what the balcony class was but we had a nice cabin on deck 10 great view, bed was very comfortable ( the Ultimate Beverage Package might have helped), and the cabin was of average size compared to cabins I've been in on Royal, Princess, Costa, and Carnival. The only complaint was the layout of the desk, sitting stool area with the mirror. If the wife was sitting there doing hair and makeup, there was no way to get around the bed without climbing over the bed. the bathroom was roomy with a separate area and a door for the toilet. Air conditioner worked well, cabin was very quiet. Read entire member review >>
Tiny and poorly appointed. There is barely enough room to get in and out. I was told that the room would have enough room for a wheelchair (definitely NOT so) and room for three people (maybe VERY short and skinny people). Bathroom must be entered sideways. Don't drop the soap in the shower or you'll have to exit the shower to pick it up. No table, no desk, no ships directory, no writing paper, no pen, no place to put toilet items, not even a Gideons Bible.
If you decide to watch some TV, be prepared to sit right up on top of the 15" (NON HD) screen. The actual picture is even smaller that the screen. There are 15 or 20 channels dedicated to touting the onboard (EXPENSIVE) amenities, or repeating safety instructions, etc. There is ONE movie channel with five repeating movies for the entire ten day cruise (NO choice). ONE channel that shows random old TV shows (Usually old sitcoms during the day and cartoons at night....NO choice) ONE sports channel (hope you like soccer). There are also thirty or so pay per view movies at $9.99 apiece. I chose to pay for a movie but the TV set is of such poor quality and so hard to see that it was a waste of money.
The room steward was great, efficient, polite and very helpful. He did his best to make us comfortable but it was an uphill battle. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was towards the rear of the ship and very quiet. The stateroom itself was as we expected, meaning small but sufficient for its intended use, which to us is sleeping, showering and enjoying the balcony, for the most part. The bathroom was the same size as the one we had last year on the Dawn which was a porthole room. Decent sized shower with great water pressure, and a toilet which has a door that can close it off from the rest of the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and our steward was wonderful. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was the smallest we've ever seen. Impossible to move around, lighting was horrible, it didn't smell clean and furnishings were in disrepair. We love cruising but this was NOT a good one. Norwegian should notify potential passengers BEFORE booking if a port stop will occur on a national holiday - we arrived in Halifax (the highlight stop of the cruise) on Canadian Thanksgiving when almost everything was closed. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was adequate and our room steward was wonderful. I appreciated the configuration of the bathrooms, which allows more than one person to use a different section of it at the same time. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was standard....nothing special....but we did not expect anything different from what we had. Enough room for clothing and room under bed for suitcases. Angelo was our room steward and he was great. We had the cutest towel animals every night. Read entire member review >>
Very nice balcony room with a very comfortable bed which was adverized as a queen but seemed more like a king. The room was small but bath and balcony larger than anticipated. Read entire member review >>
All of the cabin reviews I read about were accurate. The room is small and electrical outlets are few. No irons or ironing boards but if you call housekeeping it will be brought to your room quickly. Read entire member review >>
The 'Queen' size bed is actually 6ft. wide and would easily sleep parents and a child. Very comfortable. Small sofa and table - the sofa pulls out to make an extra bed that would accommodate a teenager or two small children, bit of a block out though to the balcony.
Good size balcony. Shower/wash basin/toilet rather more roomy than some reviewers would have us believe. Depends on your size - 20 stone plus and you might struggle. Coffee and tea making facilities but beware the bottles of water behind the ice bucket/tray - they are not gratis and are charged out at $9 + each if you use them. I put the phone on the small side table underneath so I could use the table. There is no side table the other side of the bed it just goes straight on to the sofa. Read entire member review >>
Extremely Small compared to other ships we have been on. The pull out sofa was a disaster as there was absolutely no room to move. If you need a second bed, make sure you choose a cabin with a pullman bed instead. Read entire member review >>
We were pleased with our cabin and found enough storage for all our belongings. The bathroom seemed it bit larger than on our other cruises and the balcony was large enough to relax outside when weather permitted. Space between the foot of the bed and the wall was a little tight, but that is to be expected. Our room adjoined that of our son's family which made it convenient for us to share child care for our 3 & 4 year old grand daughters. We were able to put them to bed and take turns going out for the evening with no worries. The little couch opened up to a bed just the right size for the 2 of them, but would probably be too small for older children. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin located port and aft, 2nd to last cabin. Slightly dark, comfy bed, very quiet. The stairs above us is closed off to passengers, and we had a cabin below us..Steward , Kusari, was excellent. Great location to go up 2 flights to the outside aft buffet/bar, or to the pool area mid ship.. Read entire member review >>
Very nice cabin. Clean with few signs of wear and tear. Great storage . The only negative was the mattress which was horrible - killed my back which impacted my whole trip. Read entire member review >>
As all cabins on ships, it was fairly tight, but there was plenty of room for clothing and other stuff we brought. There could have been a few more hooks - that would have been welcomed. Also a couple of outlets. There are only 2 - one near the hair dryer and one by the coffee machine. You can ask them for an extension cord, but just bring one.
It said it would accommodate 3, but it would have been really difficult unless the third was our own medium sized child. The bed sagged somewhat. Lots of good pillows - we did ask for extras the first day. Nice touch to have bathrobes in the room. Read entire member review >>
This cabin seemed small to me. The attendant was wonderful and serviced the room 2-3 times a day. We were mid ship and had great access to the spa and gym if that is what you are looking for. The balcony was fabulous and I really recommend splurging for this extra. Plenty of room for luggage under the bed. Plenty of hangers and room for clothes. The cabin was quiet and the bed was really really comfortable- we got great sleep. A little further to the buffet and kids club. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin steward (Tao) was first class in every way. No cabin complaints whatsoever. VERY CLEAN. The bathroom was immaculate. Light switches, door etc. were all in proper working order. Walls, furniture, bedspread etc. were all clean. The bathroom size is what to be expected for this class room. The shower was awesome with plenty of hot water and pressure. Read entire member review >>
Well our cabin was nice and clean when we first entered.. Upon meeting Ryan Piorque, (our friendly housekeeper) he assured that our stay was comfortable and made every night a memorable night for our 5 year old daughter. Our Cabin was cleaned every morning upon leaving for breakfast. After breakfast we would hang out in the room for a bit to get dressed and then leave. Upon entering our room in the evening our cabin was set up for bedtime with fresh towels for us to use in the morning. Every day there will be a towel animal set up in the bed which caught not only our attention but our 5 year old. Ryan is very customer oriented and should be recognized for what he do. Thank you! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was much smaller than expect. The vanity was in an awkward location at the corner of the bed, so if I was sitting at the vanity, my husband would have to climb on the bed to get to the other side of the room. The bathroom was normal sized for a cruise ship and got the job done. The king size bed was two twins pushed together, as most cruise ships do, but unfortunately mine and my husband's feet would hang off. I am only 5'6 Read entire member review >>
Balcony 10130 is on the starboard side of the ship, aft. Quiet location with cabins above and below. Balcony and room small, but ample storage space for 2 people. Not sure how it would be with 3-4 in the room. Since it is in the back of the ship, it is quite a walk to get to some locations, but hey....what a way to burn extra calories. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 10538 was a perfect cabin for me...the location is exceptional, close to the forward elevators, great views from the balcony. Plenty of storage for folded garments & the closet, and the hanger count, was good as well. Love the bathrooms on NCL & this one was no exception. Loved that it had a full power hairdryer. Next time I book the Gem, I'll definitely book this cabin. Read entire member review >>
We always try to choose a cabin that is close to the Forward elevators. This assures that we can move around the ship easily. There was a large family that had multiple staterooms and we had to call security one night when they herded all of the children into the room next to ours and they were noisy after 11 pm. Security handled the situation very well, and we had a peaceful time for the duration of the cruise. Being a Latitudes member has some benefits, but we are now convinced that booking directly with NCL is more expensive than booking on other Websites. NCL promises the lowest price, guaranteed; but, after you pay for the cruise and find less expensive prices elsewhere, it's too late! In the past 3 years, we have had no less than 5 cruise consultants with NCL. The turnover must be horrible! Read entire member review >>
The cabin 9088 was a nice location but it seemed that it was noisy just outside the balcony window at night like something was loose and hitting the balcony. Other than that it was a nice cabin for as much little time we spent in it. Read entire member review >>
I liked the in room coffee pot, bed was comfortable, closet space was adequate, bathroom was small but we'll laid out and workable for 2 people.
Sitting on the balcony was great. quiet location close to restaurants. inadequate free programming on the tv. Read entire member review >>
Small room but quite adequate for 2 people. Bathroom well equipped, balcony excellent with lovely views. LCD TV, coffee machine with coffee and sugar replenished twice a day. Very clean. bed large and very comfortable. Hallways very quiet Read entire member review >>
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