Mini-Suites have a queen-size bed (that can be separated), pillow top mattress, a built in vanity area, full closet with sliding doors, television, sofa bed, double sink, and a waterfall shower with multiple body spray jets and a handheld shower head.
Our cabin was very nice, but a little small for three adults. It had shelves rather than drawers for clothing and the bathroom did not have the tiers of shelving you find in most cruise ships. Be aware that only difference between a balcony cabin and a mini-suite is the larger bathroom and shower, which we really enjoyed. As for the balcony size, we found it to be plenty adequate for our Baltic cruise. Read entire member review >>
Size of mini suite was good. Main area size good and good size bathroom with shower and two people sink good.
Unfortunately the bed was very uncomfortable. The lumpy mattress was topped with a thin egg crate topper that kept moving, bending and folding making it difficult to get a good sleep.
Carpet stained and getting tired looking. Read entire member review >>
We really enjoyed our room. Was roomy enough for the 2 of us and had a very large bathroom with 2 sinks and a large shower with multiple jets. Loved having our own coffee pot so we did not have to call room service or go hunting for coffee in the mornings. The balcony was very small but met our needs for this trip. If we had been on a warmer cruise, I would have been disappointed because you could barely sit and have leg room. No real relaxing on it. Had some noise up till about 11 pm but nothing that was unbearable. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is smaller than many of the balcony cabins on the smaller ships but had surprisingly enough room to store all of our clothes and extras. The balcony is very small making it difficult for two people to sit outside and relax. Read entire member review >>
This "suite" is not worth the money. Get a regular balcony. Yes you get a larger shower, but nothing that typically means SUITE was sweet about it. There is a hotel type coffee pot in our room with some off brand coffee-gross. The room attendant (which we never saw or introduced themselves at any point during the cruise) put ice in the ice bucket-thats it-thats what this suite entitles you to. Read entire member review >>
Love the larger bathroom. The shower was spacious and the double sink was great. The cabin could use a stack of drawers for small clothing like socks and underwear. The balcony is very tight, almost too tight to even enjoy the view. Chairs could not set straight looking out into the ocean, but had to set at an angle. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a mid ship mini-suite, and as others have mentioned this is somewhat of a misnomer. This stateroom is the same size as the balcony stateroom, with the exception of the bath (which is where the extra sq. footage comes in). The bath features a large double sink, and a large glassed door shower with rainfall as well as body spray jets. There was more than enough room in the bath to accommodate two people at once. The bed was the standard twin into queen configuration, and not the most comfortable bed we have experienced. The balcony IS small, but you can sit or stand to watch the world sail by... just don't expect to relax there. One thing noticeably missing was the nightly chocolates on our pillows that we have come to expect from different lines. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom (MB): plenty of storage; large bathroom. We upgraded to a mini-suite without a huge upcharge over a balcony stateroom, and were not impressed with the difference between balcony and mini-suite. However, there was lots of storage space and lighting. There were three outlets in the room, so bring a small power strip (we always do). Bathroom had a large shower (exponentially better than the expected, cramped cruise ship shower) and a 'double' vanity (large trough-like sink with two separate faucets). Balcony is uncomfortably tiny; we smelled cigar/cigarrette smoke the entire time and since we're not smokers, we spent little time on the balcony. Read entire member review >>
I highly recommend the mid-ship mini suites. They are incredibly spacious for 2 people with plenty of closet space and room for your luggage. The bathroom felt luxurious for a cruise ship since they are typically so small. The deck wasn't huge but had room for 2 chairs and was all that we really needed. Our cabin steward, Alain, was outstanding. He took incredible care of us and I already miss his smiling face. Read entire member review >>
Where there was three of us we booked a mid-ship mini-suite with balcony (cabin 10228). I always make sure that the floors above and below are cabins and not public areas so that it's quiet. The room was very comfortable for three people, plenty of storage to spare. The balcony is small - as most are on NCL ships - but more than suitable for enjoying reading or staring at the ocean with a cup of coffee. The couch in this cabin is close to the balcony (my preferred configuration). I slept on the couch and the other two girls took the bed - we were all comfortable. Wonderful large bathroom with a delightful shower. Our cabin steward, Gerard, was just about the cutest person we had ever met. He had such a sweet little personality and won't soon be forgotten by any of us.
Take note - Getaway is designed differently and there are no mid-ship elevators - only forward and aft. That being said it wasn't that far of a walk to either from our stateroom. Everything was very accessible. Read entire member review >>
Photos reveal queen beds.........no twin beds. Not clean enough and steward never listened to requests until next to last day. Found underwear on a shelf from someone else. Read entire member review >>
Room: This year we upgraded to a Mini-Suite (I think it is called). There absolutely no difference between this room and a normal balcony room except for the bathroom. The bathroom in these rooms was significantly larger. They had a double sink and a MUCH larger shower. The room was nice but I would not pay for this upgrade- I would just ask for it as a bonus if the price of your cruise falls after you book it. That said, the room was nice. Our room attendant did a fine job of keeping it clean. I have heard people complain about the size of the balcony but this was never an issue for us. It is big enough for two people to sit out there and relax. Read entire member review >>
Really enjoyed the larger bathroom with double sink and walk in shower and the balcony though narrow was nice. Unfortunately that's all the positive there is. We were very disappointed in the bed. The Mattresses used to make-up the queen bed individually sagged and where inches apart in height. We requested the mattresses be turned and then replaced. We don't know if either actually happened, but we do know we were not comfortable and it seemed to us that this was not done.
One evening after the room was made up we came in and found a cleaning rag left in the room and the tissue box left open and empty.
When exploring the mini-fridge we discovered food items left inside from prior guests.
Given the caliber of ship and the fact that it is merely 2 years old we were surprised to have these issues. Read entire member review >>
Our room was very nice. It was a bit bigger than a normal balcony stateroom since it was a mini-suite. I didn't see the regular rooms but this room was about the size of a normal balcony room on Celebrity. The bathroom was GREAT! We had a full sized shower stall with a great showerhead and 6 jets. Nice!
We had plenty of storage shelves - and a very good sized closet with plenty of room to access it. Lots of storage!
The balcony was the tiniest I have ever seen on a cruise ship. We could barely face our chairs forward. But...it served its purpose. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was small for family of 4, not exactly sure why it is considered a mini suite, maybe the pull out couch? Also the bathroom was larger, but did not have any "suite" aspect I am aware of. Balcony is small, as others have noted, but all 4 of us did squeeze out there for the fireworks. Large bathroom, nice shower, great water pressure. Asked cabin steward to empty mini fridge for case of water we brought onboard which was great on excursion days. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nicely appointed and although it was a tight fit for the 3 of us, we managed. The shower was clean, although hard to figure out how to turn on and get the jets right without scalding or freezing yourself. The shower pressure was fantastic.
Our steward, Gil, was a gem. He was wonderful with our son.
The bed was comfortable and if it weren't for my husband's snoring, I would have slept great.
The movie channel was great and we only saw one or two repeats the entire week.
There were plenty of outlets to charge phones/tablets etc Read entire member review >>
Great cabin in a great location. Same size as regular balcony, the bigger bathroom was well worth the little extra $. With 16 year old, 13 year old girls and myself, we needed the bigger bathroom! Read entire member review >>
Room was okay. Beds comfortable but short. Anyone over 5' 6" has their feet hanging off the bed. Bath was roomy, but the step up was awkward. Towels were comfy and plentiful. Shower does contain body wash and shampoo, and the sink has hand soap, but that's it. If you want a robe, you'll have to request it in advance, but there is no guarantee that you'll get it. Smokers in cabins on either side, so our balcony time was limited to when they were not using theirs--the cruise line says smoking on balconies is not permitted, but people do it anyway. Read entire member review >>
This review is long because we rated the room a 3 (and thought about a 2), and I wanted to explain why. You should just skip the following and probably make sure you avoid any cabins above ANY entertainment floors. 9800 cabin is in very close proximity to the Grammy Experience on the deck below. Therefore, it is loud and can hear/feel music from about 5:00 pm to midnight daily. I was not discriminating enough when the travel agent presented us with the room selection. I will not make this mistake again. The carpet was more worn and the beds more bowed than one might expect after only a year in service. There are higher categories of mini-suites in better locations on the ship. I stuck my head in a several to confirm. Also, we are big spa-goers; once on board I learned from several other passengers that they had gotten upgrades which included spa cards (approx $198 per person each) by watching their cruise fares via an app. We tried something like this, but when we called NCL, they said since we booked through a travel agent, we needed to have the travel agent do any fare adjustments. Ours didn't have the info on the spa upgrade or any others that we later learned people on the ship had managed. Also, you simply cannot use your own hair-dryer. I did; it blew a fuse that took out all power on that wall (ie to the TV also). Our cabin steward immediately knew what I had done and got maintenance to flip the fuse fairly quickly, so it is not that big of deal. It would be helpful if NCL was more clear about NOT doing that- and no matter how much you love your own hair dryer, it isn't going to be of use on this trip. In other news, the room itself is powered by having a key card in the slot near the bathroom. I presume they mean for you to use your cabin card. We used the room key from the hotel we were in the night before instead of our cabin room key so that we could keep it in the slot all the time and just pull up and push down when in and out of the room. Just note, when it is not engaged, no power is engaged (meaning you can't charge anything). Our cabin steward did a good job, and the double-vanity in the bathroom was nice. The balcony is small- but there were multiple warnings about that- so we expected it. There are chairs and small table sturdy enough to support a morning breakfast tray. We compared this cabin to an aqua-class mini-suite on the Celebrity Reflection- which we would have rated a 5. Read entire member review >>
We chose a mid-ship mini-suite with the larger bathroom, upgraded shower, doubler sink, etc.. MUCH enjoyed this compared to the claustrophobic ones we were used to! There was still "motion" felt during the sail which we were not really TOO bothered by. On Deck 9, we were above The Mojito Bar, and we DID hear noise, music, etc.. from there at night, but it was pretty much finished my midnight. It also seemed to be where some of the crew would meet and unwind at night as well, so some of that was heard as well. The balconies ARE small, as most reviews mention, it is probably 3'x8', but we were OK with that, it was about being able to access our OWN private view plus HEAR the ocean at night. Some nights there was a negative pressure from that, and there was a whistling created, and it seemed to emanate from an air duct inside the wall near the bed. Door closed for those nights! Coffee maker and hair dryer, safe, mini-bar, in room. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nice. Plenty of storage...most of which went unnoticed until half way through the cruise. Read the placard that provides you with info about the room! Large bathroom with double sinks was a real treat. Balcony was very small but was adequate to sit on and enjoy a glass of wine and a book in the afternoon. Room once made up for the night (over head bunk) did become crowded making it difficult to navigate with multi people in the room. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very quiet and we never noticed any noise. Ship movement was hardly noticable. The balcony was TOO small (4 by 8), there were NO drawers in the main room. Bed was extremely comfortable. You could not see the wake of the ship from the balcony because the life boats are blocking the view. Bed was beside the balcony doors with about one foot of space to get out of bed. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a mini-suite, in the middle of the 10th floor, and that was a very generous name for the small room with the smallest balcony we have ever had! It did have a larger shower than most but the water pressure was so bad you had to stand as close to the shower head you could get. So much for the rest of the shower! They have shampoo and bath gel on the wall but no conditioner so bring your own. No other accessories in the bathroom so don't expect shower caps, q-tips and nail files you take for granted in other ships. Also, you can ask your cabin steward for bar soap and hopefully they will bring you some. Read entire member review >>
Very close to front elevators, but very quiet. Small balcony. Would choose it again though minisuite probably isn't worth a premium over a balcony cabin for solo travelers like me. Read entire member review >>
We had a mid-ship mini-suite with balcony. I didn't see much difference in the size of the room or balcony, but the space was adequate. There was plenty of storage space in the closet and cabinets. There is also additional storage in the drawers under the sofa. The bathroom was the best part. It was quite large in cruise ship standards, with a double sink and adequate storage. The shower had a overhead shower head and adjustable jets. It was good size. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was great. There were three of us -- all adukts and we were comfortable. It was really quiet and we had a pull down upper which was comfortable. Our balcony was small but big enough to enjoy. if yiu have electronics that you want pull in, bring a power strip. There are only two US pugs in the entire cabin. The hairdryer is wired in so it doesn't take one. There power is only on if you have a card in the slot. ANY CARD WILL WORK. It doesn't have to be yiur cruise card. Read entire member review >>
We just got off the Getaway and had a wonderful time. Our room was lovely and the bathroom was to die for- you could have fit 3-4 people in our shower and the sink/toilet area had more than enough room for hubby and I to be in there at the same time. Yes people complained about the balcony but you could sit out there, have coffee or read a book- no it wasn't big enough to stretch out on but the rest of the room more than made up for it- There were just two of us so the space was big- we had plenty of room for our clothes with a decent size closet- I brought extra hangers but on this cruise I probably didn't even need them (first time they actually had enough)- the TV was fine, could have been in a better position to view from the bed but hey who goes on a cruise to watch TV anyway- the service from our cabin stewardess, Rosetta was great!! She was so sweet and we had everything we needed. Read entire member review >>
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