Up to four guests can stay in these Mini-Suites that come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view.
Mini-suite that would be prefect for 2-3 people only. Plenty of storage; teeny bathroom; beds were comfortable. Our room steward was great! He was willing to take everything out of the mini-fridge so we had room, even though it was clear they were told not to (they wanted to just move it up to another shelf). Read entire member review >>
Cabin was well appointed, and welcomed with sparkling wine. But there was a noise problem and we complained with adjacent cabin. Guest Services responded quickly, sent wine and chocolates, but some night, not all, were still noisy. We didn't complain again, but won't book 11th floor again. Little disappointed in some nice things given to us by our other favorite cruise line, Celebrity (like binoculars and umbrella for our use, hair conditioner & other cosmetic items, tote bag, etc.) but we will continue of course to enjoy future NCL cruises. Read entire member review >>
The cabin itself was adequate. Location was great because it was easy to run up one level to the buffet to grab drinks or a snack to bring back down to our cabin. The only noise from the buffet above us was children running or the clack of the ladies high heels on dress up night otherwise it was quiet. We had a great steward that took great care of our cabin and seemed to always be tidy. Read entire member review >>
Comfy bed...slept like a baby! The bed is too close to the closet...you can't open the closet doors all the way. This was a minor problem and overall it was a great room with a great view! Read entire member review >>
We stayed in a Mini Suite - cabin 11610. I had read some bad reviews about this cabin but we loved it. Our room steward Roberto Carlos was wonderful. The room was always clean and well stocked. It was on Deck 11 which was ideal because we could quickly run up to the buffet to get a quick snack, coffee or other beverage. It was also really close to the pool so if you want to run back and forth it was really convenient. There was a bit of noise from the buffet upstairs but not bad, we have been in worse hotel rooms with people running outside or yelling. I would recommend it. Read entire member review >>
A great steward, good layout, coffee maker in the room for our own coffee, continental breakfast picked up from the buffet the night before, a water pitcher with lots of ice, no schedules, that's what makes a great cabin and a great cruise! Read entire member review >>
Noisy for sure, there was a water tank or something above the room, and constant swirling water sounds that could get quite loud. Safe broke, toilet broke, slider door broke. Bed was comfy but the sofa just used for storage it was so uncomfortable to sit on. Read entire member review >>
Great location - would recommend highly - not noisy (with exception of one night, a child jumping off the seats in the café!).
Nice size for us four - two smaller kids shared sofabed and they loved it (recommend asking for topper the first night). Read entire member review >>
I was so disappointed in the cabin. It barely fit four of us (two teenage boys). What was the worst, however, was the SMELL. It smelled of dirty men's t-shirts...and this was BEFORE the boys entered the room. I had a hard time sleeping the first night because of it. Our attendant did not leave any beach towels in our room, nor did he make a towel animal the first night like some of the other attendants. He was adequate, not great. Once he knew I spoke to the hotel director, however, it seemed the room was cleaner and more organized and he put extra effort into it. The balcony was fine though it was rusty in some areas. The bed was nice and firm. It seemed more like a small King than a queen and there's a hump in the middle b/c of it being two beds being pushed together. I never showered in the bathroom as I got the spa pass (best $300 we spent) and showered in the stalls there. There weren't enough outlets in the room. I don't know if surge protectors are allowed, but we only found two outlets to charge four phones, one apple watch and a jockey cell charger. It's important to charge the phones and download the iConcierge app to text your family throughout the ship. Someone on Cruisecritic suggested I call Verizon before we leave and just get charged the $2/day international fee. That worked well in port. Besides being too small, smelly, rusty and the housekeeping being just adequate, the cabin was fine. There's a curtain between the two beds for privacy. Limited TV stations and movies (which is adequate on vacation). Read entire member review >>
Excellent cabin. Good location. Good room steward. Plenty of room to store our clothes and luggage. Had bath tub, though we didn't use it. Balcony gave us wonderful view throughout our sail. Read entire member review >>
Small room compared to other lines. Nice bathroom layout and size. We appreciated the separation of the pull out couch with a curtain from the main bed for privacy for the adults. So much easier for the kids to go to bed when the y aren't staring at mom and dad. Read entire member review >>
We had an adjoined cabin which we shared with room #11540. Loved the blackened curtains that separated the bed from the sofa bed. Bed was comfortable. Our kids slept on the sofa beds and did not complain. For a cruise cabin, we felt that the two adjoining rooms were big enough for our family of 8. Balcony was nice. I felt that there was plenty of storage space for all of our stuff (we brought 8 suitcases and 7 backpacks!!!) Bathrooms were spacious although I felt that they didn't get cleaned properly daily: Floor seemed dirty, counter and toilet didn't seem wiped down, etc. Read entire member review >>
Having read a cabin review of the cabin we had first selected, I called NCL and requested a change - same deck and category - and NCL was accommodating. Our cabin was smaller than anticipated, having been in a Junior Suite on the other cruise and I seriously would not have been comfortable with 4 persons. But for me and my spouse - we were comfortable and without our puppy, the bed was roomy and very comfortable. Our cabin steward was always helpful and kept our room sparkling clean. Read entire member review >>
Spacious, lots of storage, comfortable beds, great shower and bathtub. Décor a bit burlesque, not my taste, but fine and kept spotlessly clean by cabin attendant Barrington. Read entire member review >>
The attraction of this cabin was a full size bathtub, which my wife likes. The cabing was tight but roomy enough for all our stuff. I recommend taking a 3 way plug for your electronic devices, Internet is available for $55 for 100 minutes. It works ok but can be slow during high traffic times. The beds were typical cruise type beds, nothing fancy. Coffee machine and Hair dryer included in the room. Flat screen TV had 4 or 5 channels that were ship centric. The others were a couple of movie channels, a kids channel, Fox News, MSNBC and ESPN International Read entire member review >>
DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!!!. Remember how seats at old stadiums might say "OBSTRUCTED VIEW"? Well, 11608, 11610, and 11612 should say "OBSTRUCTED SLEEP". Turns out these rooms, that NCL graciously upgraded us to, are under a kitchen I believe that services the buffet. The first night it took me hours to fall asleep due to the constant sound of running water. There are water pipes running over the ceiling of the room, and a number of them converge out on the balcony. There is also a large drainage pipe going through the balcony. When it wasn't the running water, it was I can only guess the moving of heavy equipment across the floor as they cleaned the place. And that went on all thru the night. It was only after our children complained to us that i realized we were "all in the same boat". But, we decided not to complain about it, because we doubted the ship could move us anywhere else decent, and we didn't want to have 3 rooms scattered about the ship. My belief is don't get mad, get even. I have now experienced RCL, Princess, and NCL one time. I would like to try HAL and Celebrity before I decide if I have a favorite cruise line. Right now they all seem pretty much the same. I'm sure if we had stayed at our family balcony cabins, right now NCL would seem pretty good to us. BUT, the cabins we had, they should be sold at 50% of the normal price, and with a WARNING. Read entire member review >>
Rooms – We had a mini-suite, plenty of closet space and drawers. The empty suitcases fit under the bed. There is a mini-bar but it will be sealed when in Texas waters. The only outlet is on the desk so take an extension cord and three way plug. They give you plenty of coffee for the pot and the ice bucket was always filled. Sometimes I tip the room steward a little something extra at the beginning of the cruise, but I didn’t this time and his service was excellent. I did leave something extra in the room when we left. The walls are metal so I took some magnets. The rest of our group had a balcony stateroom (identical to our room (no tub) but everything smaller) and the inside cabin was the queen sized bed and very little extra. The toilet in the inside had very little legroom when seated Read entire member review >>
This was a good location- close to the elevators. We thought we would be just below the library and photo studio, (nice and quiet), but we miscalculated and were not quite that forward. We apparently were just below the pool deck where the ping pong table is located, and thus we did hear the noise from those activities at points during the day. Read entire member review >>
Very nice. Very comfortable bed. No outlet for my CPAP close to the headboard. Santiago our steward had the proper extenison cord for me in about 5 minutes. He checked to make certain is worked. Bathroom had a nice tub and was spotless. Loads of high pressure hot water in the shower. A second area could be created by pulling a drape. A desk was provided and a sofa. Very very nice. Read entire member review >>
We had a mini-suit in the forward to mid section of the ship (11526). Our room location was fabulous for the areas we probably visited the most - pool area, buffet for breakfast/lunch, stardust theater for shows, exercise room and spinnaker lounge. The room size was nice for a family of four and we loved having the deck for outside viewing. The interesting part was that there were no outlets in the bathroom for hairdryers (only low voltage razors), which I thought was odd and a bit inconvenient. With that said, there were a desk area that you could use for make-up and hair. My only complaint about that was poor lighting for that purpose in that area. Definitely bring a power strip with you. Storage space was overall adequate - we found a place for all our stuff and we had a lot (4 large suitcases and 4 carry ons - I don't know how to pack lightly and the Alaska weather created extra packing challenges for me). Read entire member review >>
Mini Suite 11502. Great location. Quiet. Right by the bridge viewing room. Needs a TV upgrade. Wireless doesn't work to good but if you bring a cable and hard wire your laptop it works better. 2 decks below Spinnaker lounge so its is easy to get soda or drinks. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11520, and 11522 had the beginning of the gym above them, so early in the morning, sometimes at 6AM, you could hear a person running on the treadmill. Pound, pound, pound... Read entire member review >>
Labelled a mini-suite but the emphasis is on the mini and not the suite. Very tiny, barely enough room to move around the bed area. If the pull out couch is ever pulled out, I think one would lose all floor space available. This room was under the buffet restaurant seating area so not a lot of foot noise. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom 11604 was midship just below the main pool area and main Garden Cafe where the buffet was. Being on the port side I think we were underneath the kitchen as we rarely heard any feet running down the halls above us. It was really quiet. And handy to the buffet. Made it easy for the kids to zip up for ice cream and juice on their own (6 and 9 year old boys). The mini suite is nice, lots of room and enough storage for the 4 of us with no problems. My trick is to use an over the door shoe organizer to keep all of my extra stuff in and make it easy to clean up the room so the stewards would have an easier time with turn down and make up. Next time I'll bring something to make the cabin door easy to recognize, my 6 yr old kept missing it. Back to space, I stored the suitcases under the bed and just threw dirty laundry onto the floor of the closet to keep it out of the way. A handy thing I saw others do was to holepunch their key card and put it on a lanyard around their neck, that was handy. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 11122 located starboard side aft by the stairway to the buffet. Great location to run up and grab a cup of coffee or a snack without bothering for room service. We did occasionally hear a bit of noise from the buffet. Not enough to offset the great location. I feel the "Mini Suite" is well worth the few extra bucks for the room. Some folks feel the room doesn't matter because you are never in it. I believe, in my humble opinion, if it's nice enough you would spend more time in it. I'm not a Bingo person and love sitting on my balcony with a "cup o' joe" watching the ocean go by from time to time. Read entire member review >>
Overall the cabin was in good condition. Noise from above the cabin during daylights hour such as chairs being scraped across the deck above made it noisy during the daylight hours and going into and out of ports. A vent was dislodged under the desk during the entire voyage and one of the desk chairs was missing a foot/tip to glide across the carpeting. Read entire member review >>
Great location, about halfway between forward and mid elevators. Quiet, no noise from above or below. Great balcony, nice bathtub and hand held shower. Lots of closet and drawer space. Read entire member review >>
category AF #11522 Mini suite
Nice room ,although not much larger than some standard balcony rooms we've had . Very clean ,adequate closet and draw space ,No flat screen TV ,no dvd/cd player,no in room music , Nice cold re-frig.,good control over heat and AC .
Bathroom had plenty of space ,plenty of hot water. Small for a mini-suite. Read entire member review >>
We were booked in 11002, a starboard AF mini-suite, pretty much identical to the AF that we had on the Gem a year earlier. We were very pleased with the location and accommodations - spacious, plenty of storage drawers, roomy closet with lots of hangers, spacious balcony, coffeemaker, a safe that was eye-level, a desk with two chairs (the hair dryer was stored in one of the desk drawers), a roomy sofa that could be made into another bed if needed, a small (old-style CRT) tv, a small coffee table, a curtain that could be drawn to separate the tv/sofa area from the beds, a bathroom with a full tub, and a mini-fridge that was stocked but still had enough room for the bottles of soda that we had carried on. We were originally intending to have the steward empty the fridge but we decided that it really wasn't necessary.
We picked 11002 because it was the last AF on the starboard side and it was under the spa, which (to me) meant the likeliness of noise would be close to zero (this proved to be true). We also thought that 11002 would have only one neighbor, which also reduced the chance of noise. However, we didn't know that there were several cabins forward of our cabin that were used for crew members. In fact, Darin Wyman (our Cruise Director) was right next door! As it turned out, noise was never a factor at all.
Since 11002 was all the way forward, it did lead to lots of walking when we wanted to do anything at the stern of the ship (mainly dining in Tsar's Palace or the Great Outdoors, or going to the Galleria Shops). However, for our purposes, it was still a convenient location since it was below the Spinnaker Lounge and above the Stardust Theater and Jewel Club Casino (all places that we frequented).
The two beds had been prepared as a single bed. We asked the steward to separate the beds and it was done later in the afternoon. We also requested extra towels to be supplied throughout the cruise - no problem there either. Two bathrobes were hanging in the closet and two beach towels were laid out on the bed.
The bathroom was partitioned into three sections. On one side was the toilet, separated from the rest of the bathroom by a sliding door. In the middle was the sink area with several small shelves on the wall, probably adequate for most people's toiletries. A liquid soap dispenser is mounted on the wall. There is also a shelf under the sink with a built-in trash bin. Also mounted on the side wall is a Kleenex dispenser. On the left side of the bathroom is the tub. The tub is very deep, so getting in and out of the tub may not be as easy as at home. There's a clothesline above the tub and the tub has a 3-part sliding door, not a curtain. The tub's water controls might be a little tricky to some: instead of a cold water knob and a hot water knob, there is just a single water knob (on the left) for water pressure. The temperature of the water is controlled by a knob on the right, with the temperature indicated in degrees Celsius. Read entire member review >>
We had the perfect location - 11th deck aft near elevator - very quick walk up one flight to buffet. Balcony was nice but not private - you could look into your neighbor's rooms from rail area (in our case was nice since we had 3 rooms in a row) - We had a luxury bathroom with tub and toilet in it's own area - lots of storage and a curtain to divide bedroom from living area. It was nice not having to take the elevator to go to pool and buffet. Read entire member review >>
Noise warning: we had cabin 11132, which is located in the starboard aft section of the ship. At times there was considerable noise from the area above us (buffet tables). While this didn't bother us, I would strongly recommend against this cabin or cabins in the same general area if you're sensitive to noise. On last year's Gem cruise, we heard virtually no noises in cabin 11120, which is located a few cabins forward, so perhaps it's just the last few starboard cabins to be wary of. Read entire member review >>
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