With room for up to four guests, you'll love these Mini-Suites. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a private balcony with a great view. Because it's a mid-ship suite, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Balcony is a must for Alaska cruise, and mini-suite definitely came in handy with three adults. Still, it was a tight fit when the sofa was opened into a bed. Suggest NCL consider moving electric outlets. Used an extension cord to plug in my CPAP, and my mother nearly tripped on it a couple times. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was clean and roomy enough for us to pass each other from one side to the other. No waiting for the other person to come through. Full size bath/shower with plenty of hot water. The bed was extremely comfortable. Our Steward, Karl, provided exceptional service. Read entire member review >>
Love this cabin and its location. Loved the extra room in the cabin and the larger than average bathroom. There more than enough closet and drawer space. Loved the balcony. Took full advantage throughout the cruise especially during the canal transit. Room steward was a little slow compared to others that I've had on previous cruises. A couple of times we were gone to breakfast for a couple of hours and the room was still not made over. Other than that, no complaints. Read entire member review >>
Good size with plenty of drawer space. Bathroom was big enough, but as others have put it, the doors that dont block anything seem pointless. Our cabin attendant Rudolpho was average. We've been spoiled by others, so he didn't impress us. I was constantly clearing old plates and silverware out of the cabin because he just left it there. It was really weird. I feel like the pre-tip gratuity has ruined it for the whole system. Why work really hard if you get the tip either way? Right? The balcony was a good size, but our neighbors down one or two doors (who happen to be Russian) kept yelling loudly on their phones at all hours of the night. The walls between cabins were fine. Mid ship was great. Minimal movement was nice for those who are sensitive. Read entire member review >>
Starboard side of the ship about a 10 second walk to either elevator or stairs. Right beneath the kids area of the buffet. Was very quiet most of the time. Plenty of storage space and room for two people. The sofa area had a curtain between the bed area along with the curtain on the balcony which helped keep room dark. Bathroom was nice with shower/bath. There was a slight smell from the toilet but we had air freshener which helped. Read entire member review >>
Nicely appointed. For our convenience there was both a stocked bar fridge and a coffee maker. The bed was comfy and the pillows soft. The bathroom was a adequate size with a separate room for the toilet. The balcony was a average size with 2 deck chairs and a small table for drinks. The glass under the railing was cleaned daily of salt spray. Read entire member review >>
Loved the cabin. Lots of great storage. Plenty of room. Location couldn't have been better. Close to mid ship elevator and could run up to the pool bar or a quick snack any time. Read entire member review >>
Cabin smelled like toilet in bathroom area. But our steward was able to make it go away. Drawup curtain in bathroom broken (yes, we noticed). Bed comfortable. Coffee maker terrific & mini fridge. Food onboard ship in any of specialty restaurants wonderful. Even "the trough" (Garden Cafe) was also better than before (we've been on NCL Jewel 3 or 4X). Although our Butler & Concierge were absolutely useless, our Room Steward was spectacular and did more to take care of us then the other two combined. Read entire member review >>
We loved our cozy cabin. It slept 4 comfortably (husband/wife in main queen bed, grandma + 2 year-old in sofa bed).
We were originally planning to have a pack'n'play in the room, which turned out to be too small for our kiddo. Then we packed an inflatable toddler bed (Intex brand) for him, but when we got to the cabin, we decided to try having him sleep with Grandma; the inflatable bed would have taken every inch of space under the desk, blocking the path to the bathroom for the sofa bed sleeper, and very likely causing our son to wake up and bang his head on the desk. Although my son has never slept outside of a crib, or with anyone else, he did very well.
We were initially concerned about the extreme firmness of the sofa bed, but both sleepers were comfortable once the foam topper was added. The heavy double-thick curtains separating the two beds were awesome; they really gave the illusion of private space. Grandma was able to go out onto the balcony early in the morning (and close those heavy double-curtains, too) and no one seemed the wiser.
The bathroom was spacious enough. The toilet had a "privacy" etched glass door. (For parents -- we decided NOT to bring a toddler "potty" seat because of space concerns, but ended up not needing it. We just started having our son sit on the potty without it at home the day before, and he was easy-going after a day or so on the ship. Just don't flush around your kids, or they may be traumatized for life about the potty. Ship toilets are LOUD.) There was a (deep but not full-length) tub that was great for our 2 year-old. For the adults, I would be concerned that the shower ceiling may be too low for very tall passengers (there was plenty of room for our 5'9" guests). I couldn't measure, but if you're concerned, I would call the cruise line and ask what the height is in that space.
To keep organized, we brought a shoe organizer for the closet, small pop-up hampers for dirty clothes, and drawstring nylon bags to hold our bathroom products (which we were able to hang on the back of the bathroom door). The three adults tidied up, daily, before leaving the room, to keep it from getting too cluttered.
We asked our room steward to remove the coffee table to give us more space, as well as the contents of the mini fridge. We used strong magnets to hang newsletters, shore excursion tickets and restaurant reservation slips, by the door. While we would have preferred to have a microwave, we used the coffee pot to make hot water to heat bottles. We got milk from the Garden Cafe, just upstairs. Our steward, Arnold, was very friendly and seemed genuinely concerned with our comfort. All in all, we really liked our room and would choose it again. Read entire member review >>
Loved it, plenty of room to move around but of course didn't really spend much time there. Loved the bed and wit the little rocking motion of the ship I slept like a baby and woke ever morning ready to go. Again excellent! Read entire member review >>
We were in 115566, which was just down the hall from the elevators, 1 floor down from the Garden Cafe, and right below the kids club. It wasnt loud, it wasnt crowded, and the only night we had trouble with Kids Club noise was the last night, when I think all 1500 kids on board were in the club. The balcony was really nice, unobstructed, and enough room for 2 chairs, a lounger and a table. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11546, midship suite with balcony. Great location since not too close to noisy elevator but middle enough not to feel ship movements. Generally quiet since we did not hear any noise from the pool area above us. Most noises were from unruly kids running in the hallway. Cabin is on 11th floor and Garden Cafe (buffet area) is on 12th; was close enough for us to just walk upstairs instead of taking the elevator. Room is small but well organized with closets and drawers. Another plus is bathroom has a tub instead of just shower; this may seem small but was a big plus when we need to bath our 1-year-old. We had a king (2 twin converted) bed and a sofa that converted to a full-size bed. The king bed was comfortable but the sofa bed was on a hard size. I brought a mattress topper which helped soften it. Read entire member review >>
Bathroom nice but the lip to get over into the bathtub is very high and must be extremely difficult for some passengers. Main bed comfortable but offering for 3/4 passengers totally unsuitable. Storage enough and lots of room under the bed for the cases. Not the largest cabin I've ever been in, and an interior on a lower deck on another line was just as big. Read entire member review >>
GREAT location. Was worried it would be noisy near the elevators but it wasn't. Terrific cabin steward. One flight away from Pool, Garden Buffet, Kids Clubs. Good amount of storage. Curtain to separate the two areas - queen bed and couch. We had the couch turned down each night for my young adult son and closed the curtain. It was almost like having two rooms. Nice size balcony. Would book a cruise based on getting this cabin again! Read entire member review >>
We had a rocking mini-suite with a balcony, plenty of storage, beautiful balcony, a sofa that became a full size bed, flat screen tv, in room coffee maker, curtain separator that made it seem like 2 rooms in one, and a bathtub shower combo. One of the best rooms we ever had at sea on 15 cruises. Read entire member review >>
11578 was located in the mid section, close to the elevators but not right out there. I was happy with the location. bigger balcony, and it is not exposed. However, it does get a bit of noise during kids club hour, as it is right underneath it. Read entire member review >>
Excellent location -- highest deck for cabins, mid-ship access, close to gym/spa/library/card room/buffet. Quick elevator access to other areas. Plenty of drawers/closet storage. Beds were firm and comfortable. Balcony was a good size (door was very hard to open though!). TV nothing to speak of (extremely small, repetitive programming). Bathroom was excellent. Decent size, great water pressure and temperature (almost too hot at times). Room was generally quiet (no sound leakage from adjacent rooms), but in the mornings, there was pounding sound from the upstairs deck, and at night, I could hear the creaks of the ship. Read entire member review >>
We were in the Mini Suite- Mid ship. The location was very convenient. We could take the steps one flight up and be at the buffet. The gym was also one flight up and forward and also convenient. The suite itself was a nice size for a family of four however the convertible sofa bed was not really comfortable for my two growing boys. An upper bed would have been more suitable for the kids. The cabin steward was very nice and offered additional padding but it still was not comfortable for the kids. We made the best of it but I will not ever book another room without an upper bed. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11552 was wonderful - good size for two adults and two kids, with one heavy curtain dividing the room into two sections plus another to block off the balcony for three total separate areas when changing or otherwise needing privacy. There were four large drawers, two small drawers at the desk, and a wonderful large closet with a light that we didn't notice until we were leaving! The bathroom was AWESOME - glass doors separate the commode on one side and shower on the other from the sink in the center, so three people could be in there at once if necessary. We were right below the pool deck and could hear the music above during the day from the balcony, but it wasn't terribly loud, and I did notice some noise from movement of deck chairs above in the evening, but again, only from the balcony, not the room. Great views from the port-side balcony. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was extremely small for the category. Quiet area of ship. Storage space barely adequate - small closet. Clean, and Winnie was an excellent cabin steward- one of the best we've ever had. Bathtub had very high sides - getting in & out could be a problem for anyone with slightly limited mobility/balance. Not much storage apace in bathroom - 3 small shelves next to sink. Few electrical outlets for chargers, etc. Read entire member review >>
They were a nice size for two people. We were on deck 11 and surprisingly we did not hear the parties from the pool area ( which was directly above us).
I loved having a balcony. The beds were comfortable. It was a bit difficult getting in and out of the closet since it was so close to the bed. I had to sit on the bed or kneel in the closet to get to my shoes which were on the floor with the suitcases. Other than that it was perfect. Read entire member review >>
Great Balcony! Great Room, well worth the extra money, We spent a lot of time in our room, beds are super comfortable, Mid ship is best if you have motion sickness a little less rockin and rollin! Love room service! Read entire member review >>
Noise from kids club located above this cabin is unbearable. Many times I was chased out the cabin by noise from kids running and jumping above and practically could not use the balcony. The noise did not stop until way after 10 PM. Read entire member review >>
Just above #11078 lies a portion of the buffet area... on a ship crowded with kids the patter of their early-morning "feet" can get you an earlier experience than you may have hoped for. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a mini suite with balcony- what a joke. You had to turn sideways to get past the bed to balcony from bathroom. Furniture was marginal. Bed was hard, and the pillows were very hard. Seemed like those cheap pillows that you find in the stores for $ 5. There was no bar soap in bathroom ; nor lotion either. Stewart never bathed and stunk. He was friendly, but had bad body odor. Some other floors had this bad smell also. Some crew I spoke with said there was the same problem in part of the crews quarters. One day, steward seemed slightly annoyed we were not out of our cabin in the morning. Never offered us any food service. Did a good job cleaning. Had to fight in the beginning for more towels. Read entire member review >>
11th deck mid-ship mini-suites on port side is directly under the children's "Underground" with "quiet" time not starting until 10:00PM. The cabins are not inhabitable in the evening until then. Read entire member review >>
VERY noisy due to food carts rolling across floor above all day long from pre-breakfast until late at night. Small mini refrigerator for price. Only 1 chair on balcony reclines. Smoking is allowed by passengers on balconies forcing non-smokers to endure second hand smoke. Read entire member review >>
We loved our mini suite with balcony. You can't beat having your own little slice of paradise. We never heard a peep from neighbors. My husband says he heard noise from overhead (dancing at the pool area.) but, honestly, anytime there was something going on there, we were up participating! Our suite had a tub which was nice for the little one. The 6 & 9 year old preferred the inside cabin because of the cool bed which came down from the wall. Read entire member review >>
11152 is called a mini suite. It is actually smaller than a regular balcony cabin on RCCL Splendor of the Seas that we sailed on last year. It's in the tern of the ship so we had a good view of where we had been. Read entire member review >>
The layout of the mini-suite was poor. The separation between the bed area and the sitting area was non-existent (a curtain could be drawn across to separate them for privacy), the TV on the swivel stand servicing both the areas would be totally impossible to view by more than one party at a time if the maximum 4 people were in the room, and not viewable at all from the main bed if the privacy curtain were closed. The space between the bed and the closet made it impossible to fully open the closet, and you had to sit or stand on the bed to get anything into or out of it. The layout of the sitting area was such that the sofa bed (which we did not use) would have to be opened on top of the desk, or it would have to be designed for only children shorter than 5 feet. The balcony was small, and a low three legged stool that was meant to serve as a table was the only place to put food if you wanted to eat outside. The best feature of the mini-suite was the bathroom, which had a separate commode area and the tub/shower had glass sliding doors rather than a plastic curtain with magnets on the bottom to keep it against the tub. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11572 is DIRECTLY UNDER THE KIDS' SPLASHLAND PLAYROOM. That means that all day long we heard the pounding of jumping and running kids though our ceiling. It forced us out of our room. Read entire member review >>
Mini suite was great. Lots of room. Bar fridge is a great idea. Coffee maker in room. Large bathroom. Very quiet. Large balcony...especially when you have adjoining rooms; balconies are doubled in size then! Read entire member review >>
The mini-suite on 11th floor, the room was great for a family of 4. Nice size balcony. The drawers were very deep and room. Closet right amount of space, the bathroom just enough space. The 11th floor could hear alot of what was going on the 12th floor. We stayed under the kids camp at times it was to noisy. Overall I thought being by the elevator we would get upset we didn't hear anything. Read entire member review >>
Mini suite on 11th floor(11554) was very roomy. Deck was nice/private with two comfortable chairs. Air conditioning was spot on. Very quiet area as there were no cabins across from us. Did not hear any noise from crew space or from above or below. Read entire member review >>
11580 was a very nice room. Clean, well kept and stocked. Bathroom was nice as it had a tub and an enclosed toilet area. Water flowed well and was hot all the time when needed. Balcony could have used a table and 2 loungers, but one was sufficient. The bed was comfortable, but the fold out bed our girl slept on was very hard and she said it was uncomfortable. Good storage, we actually had an entire closet near the balcony that we never used.
However... It is right below the kids area on deck 12. We heard them pounding away up there and running in the hallway in that area, so be warned, there is thumping most of the day while they play. We were not in the room enough for it to bother us, but others may think it was too much. Nights were very quiet though. Read entire member review >>
11046, deck 11, forward, starboard. Mini-suite. Nice balcony. Quiet location, heard no noise from above, below, from adjoining rooms, or from the hall. Had bath tub with glass-enclosed shower. Lots of storage. Closet was in awkward position next to the bed, but we knew that ahead of time. Good hairdryer, magnifying vanity mirror, fridge, coffee maker. Read entire member review >>
Our mini-suite 11084 was very nice. We wished we had been on the Port side to have better views. Marvin kept it spotless morning and evening. Outstanding towel animals,too. The linens were very comfortable. We were situated in the middle of the ship on deck 11. It seems like we did a lot of walking, restaurants on the back and theater and Spinnakers on the front. There was a huge amount of storage and drawers and luggage fit under the big bed.The bathroom had shelves above the sink and under the sink,racks and hooks on the door. Had a nice bathtub and roomy shower. We never used the refrigerator, but did use the safe. We wished for better TV. We got an extension cord to use the cpap machine. Our keys wouldn't work in the door the first day and we joined a long line of people with the same problem at the reception desk. Our cabin was ready before 2PM and our luggage arrived soon after that. Read entire member review >>
Mini-suite with a large balcony. The closet is enormous and there was plenty of storage and drawer space. It was close to the elevator. It was a little noisy during the day as it is located below the Kids' Club, but not horribly bothersome. Read entire member review >>
The location of the cabin was very handy to get to most places since it was near the main stairs, spotlessly clean, lots of storage, great balcony (and on the right side of the ship when at port to see the port.) Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11100 listed as a mini-suite. Large closet that is difficult to get to because of the bed location. Only one person at a time can get into the closet and dress nearby. Kind of clumsy and inconvenient. The balcony was pretty nice but if your neighbors on either side say anything or sneeze while on the balcony you will hear it. We chose this cabin because if was close to mid-ship and did not have a connecting door to the next cabin. Sometimes noise can filter through the thin connecting doors. We did experience some noise from the deck above as it was the Garden Cafe which is the busiest of all the places to eat on the ship. On a couple of evenings I could hear tables and chairs being moved during cleaning time. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11564 and 11562: Can hear kids running above during the day, but quiet at night. Always seemed to be a housekeeping cart beside the room. Right across from a crew area where they store luggage, etc. Read entire member review >>
Full bathroom, good sized balcony - the last cabin towards the aft has a 33% larger balcony than the other mini-suites and does not have the same overhang as the rest so the view is incredible - highly recommended. The mini-suites are very comfortable with plenty of room. I highly recommend the larger room & balcony if you prefer to spend time in your cabin or on your balcony. However - the balcony does not have complete privacy so if you are up towards the railing, you can see all the other balconies on your deck and your neighbors can see you as well. Read entire member review >>
Mini suite = on the creakiest ship I have ever been on. Easy to get to the buffet or anywhere else on the ship for that matter. Remember to keep your door closed at night because they hose off the 12th deck and the water rains down on your balcony. Also, by the end of the cruise I had collected 5 ping pong balls because they tended to land on my balcony when the players got a bit exhuberent! Read entire member review >>
Welcome to Cruise Critic; we're happy you decided to register to become a Cruise Critic Member.
Important: Do Not Use Your REAL NAME as your USER NAME
Important: Please disable your email verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Please add @cruisecritic.com to your email safelist.
Please respect that this is a MODERATED community for people who absolutely LOVE cruise travel or want to learn about cruise travel.
Registration to Cruise Critic's Cruise Community is free! We require that you use a valid e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address before you are allowed to login and post on the boards. Again, please disable your spamblocking or verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Also, as a member of Cruise Critic you will receive copies of our weekly newsletter plus our "Cruise Sails" and one "Member Offer" mailing. Should you not want to continue to receive these e-mailings, simply unsubscribe by following the directions in the newsletter. By agreeing to become a member, you are agreeing to receipt of our newsletters.
Additionally, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed at this link: Community Guidelines.
This is a moderated Community. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Web site and do not wish to be bound by them, please do not use this Web site or continue the registration process. Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any content in its sole discretion. Additionally, if you violate our Community Guidelines you may lose your posting privileges -- permanently -- without warning. By continuing the registration you are agreeing to the terms
These are moderated message boards. What this means is that we do our best to remove all objectionable messages from the boards. It also means that you cannot say whatever you'd like on the forums. If you are looking for an "anything goes" setting, Cruise Critic might not be the place for you. Understand, too, that our community is comprised of folks who LOVE to cruise. It therefore stands to reason that they will have a favorite cruise line or port of call -- in other words, they are "fans" and will sometimes take offense when a brand new member has arrived on the scene to bash a cruise line.
Keep in mind that we do not prescreen posts so there may be a period of time when an inappropriate post is visible. Please use the Report A Post icon located in the UPPER right hand corner of each posting if you wish to report a violation of our Community Guidelines. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Cruise Critic Message Board Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, are in violation of our Community Guidelines or otherwise violative of any laws.
Cruise Critic reserves to right to remove, edit, move or close any thread (discussion) for any reason from the forums without warning. or notification to the Community. Additionally, we also reserve the right to deny posting privileges to any member at our sole discretion.
You hereby grant Cruise Critic the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in our message board community (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
Our mission is to provide a haven on the Internet free of harassment and advertising for our community members' enjoyment. Any company or person(s) that interfere with that mission risk losing their posting privileges.
If you have any questions about how our community is moderated, please address them to our Community Manager via e-mail at email@example.com. Please do not post on the boards.