You'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The two lower beds can be converted into a queen-size bed and the convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. You'll also have a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are aft-facing, the view from your balcony is amazing and truly unforgettable.
Since we were travelling into the Panama Canal we chose an aft cabin with a balcony. We had a perfect view of the operation of the locks of the canal. The room was more than big enough for my wife and me and for our luggage. Everything was kept clean and everything in the cabin worked well. Read entire member review >>
My boyfriend and I really loved this cabin. Deck 9 is a great location with everything you want being just below you on decks 6 & 7, and above on decks 12 and 13! It is not the location for the lazy types as it is a bit of a walk from the stairs/elevators. Directly across the hall is the art gallery storage area and twice we encountered a hallway full of art piled up (you'd think they would treat the art a bit more carefully..) but it was not a problem at all.
The room is directly above the wake, and being in the back of the ship, you will not get an insane wind breeze at all. Sitting on the balcony is extremely comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed sleeping with the balcony door open each night to hear the soothing sound of the waves.
As far as space goes, there was plenty of storage space for all of our belongings. Although the room can accommodate 4 people, I cannot image 4 adults having a good time sharing that space. It was not small and I didn't feel claustrophobic, but it was not large by any means.
If I were to cruise again, I would love to be in an aft balcony. Read entire member review >>
Loved this cabin. Will be awesome after dry dock. Comfy bed, larger bathroom nice shower head (adjustable) hubby liked that and larger closet. Fridge eye level not close to floor. Sufficient storage. Quiet. Nice size balcony. Great view of Panama Canal and you can stay in your pajamas to watch the locks Read entire member review >>
We stayed in an aft facing balcony cabin on deck 10 (10168). I had originally booked one on deck 9 but after reading some posts here on CC about the larger balconies on deck 10, I called and switched. Thank you CC! I also read that the balcony cabins on NCL were smaller than those on RCI and when we first walked in it appeared to be true. But after looking closely, they are shorter but wider. My opinion is that the space is the same and I prefer NCL’s wider stateroom. We had ample storage space which is a good thing because DW tends to overpack. The layout of the bathroom was great and no clingy shower curtain. I thought the coffee maker was a great feature that NCL provides. Read entire member review >>
Compared to NCL Epic and a few other cruise line ships, there is a lack of storage compartments. We used the couch seating area for storage. Being a convertible couch there is no underneath storage.The bathroom is divided into 3 stations: Shower, sink, toilet. Each station has enough room for an average size person to turn around. If you carry extra weight or are a tall and wide person, you will bump. We did not use the coffee pot. Next time we will ask that it be removed. For us there were enough hangers in the closet. With planning what and when to move items from and to the luggage, we made efficient use of the shelves. Small safe with digital button code above the shelves. It is too high to see clearly because I have progressive lenses. At least it was not on the floor in the back of the closet.
Nice thing about an aft cabin is that there is very little passageway traffic. The first day there a few people in the morning looking for an open deck viewing area. One night there was a couple looking for "the front of the ship." Politely noted to them to look at the carpet in the passageway. The carpet pattern has schools of fish. All of the "fish" swim in the direction of the bow.
Art show storage was across the passageway. Although attempting to be quiet, some mornings they banged and bumped carts loaded with framed paintings. To me not a problem, but I was aware of who was outside my cabin and what they were doing. Read entire member review >>
Smaller than your average balcony, and definitely not worth the extra money. This was the first time I've ever cruised that the room steward didn't introduce themselves and check to see if we needed anything. Read entire member review >>
I took advice from previous postings and booked an aft balcony stateroom. I concur with a previous review - an aft stateroom balcony provides the grandest vantage point for viewing Marjorie Glacier and Glacier Bay in general. It was worth every penny to be able to sit outside and soak up the scenery as we moved through Glacier Bay and during transits to other ports. We have amazing video and photos from the balcony. A great touch was having park rangers onboard to provide narration over the ship's intercom system.
One note about a prior review complaint about stateroom 8634 being too noisy because it's over Bliss Lounge: If you are sensitive to noise, you will want to go higher. However, we had no noise or vibration problems. My advice- pack ear plugs and use them if you need them. Read entire member review >>
Just perfect. Plenty of room for our suitcases and clothing - there were two of us on the week long cruise. Lots of drawer and shelf space. Cabin was clean and nicely maintained. Everything was in working order. Nice shower with soap dispenser and shampoo dispenser which was enough for me. There was a shelf in the shower for my wife's things. The toilet area was a bit cramped but it worked. The bed was comfortable enough and queen size. The aft balcony was a real plus. When the wind off the ocean was cold, the aft balcony was fine. And did not have to worry about the 25 mph wind from the ship moving forward. Deck 10 aft is an excellent place. Room was quiet and conveniently located near excellent dining choices. Steward was great. Read entire member review >>
the aft cabin was great for viewing the Alaska scenery. The cabin was in need of updating and the furniture needed to be replaced. It also was cramped for the three of us. The bathroom was made way too small due to them having a sliding door in the toilet area. Read entire member review >>
Aft Balcony (B1) 10168 was great! The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. (2 twins form queen). Good storage space and don't forget to put luggage under the bed! Bathroom was good size for a cruise ship with sliding doors for the shower and separate toilet area for privacy. Plenty of shelves for stuff. I liked the fact that the hair dryer was in the room near the balcony door which freed up the bathroom. Our balcony was larger than BB balconies or other afts on different decks. It was 10 ft x 8 ft. Deck 10 so only cabins above and below. No ash, little wind and little vibration. Awesome view of the wake and on each side! Our daughters had the inside across from us (10167) which had the head of their beds facing forward instead of side to side. Their bathroom was different with the toilet area and sink area together. (They did not have the slider toiler area that we did). Read entire member review >>
Great balcony. Room for 2 loungers, 2 chairs, and a small table. Only draw back was people in above cabin smoking and dropping their ash and cigarettes which wound up on our balcony. Read entire member review >>
We were fortunate to book two side-by-side BA staterooms on the very back of the ship, deck 9. I cannot say enough good things about the view from these rooms! Wake view and you can see both port and starboard views as well. We saw so many whales feeding in our wake while heading into Juneau. Amazing! The room was fine with regards to size. Suitcases fit under the bed perfectly. Another tip with the rooms is to buy a clear over-the-door shoe holder to hang over the towel bar on the bathroom door. Great suggestion from another CC member to hold all of our toiletries without cluttering the counter of the bathroom. Also, we definitely made use out of the in-room coffee maker while in Glacier Bay. Bring some of the hot chocolate packets back to your room from the Garden Cafe, heat up some water, and voila! Yummy goodness while viewing the glaciers from our balcony. Read entire member review >>
Closet and storage space was OK. Tiny bathroom and the smallest staterooms in the Fleet. Our room was across from the art auction storage closet - noise in the hallway at all hours. Tripped over ice chests in the halls and small buckets of cleaning water the entire week. Disembarkation in port was routed through stateroom hallways making it difficult to get into or out of your room if you were unlucky enough to be on deck 4.
Balcony railings in need of varnish, windows weren't washed, deck wasn't mopped for excess water. Read entire member review >>
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