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.
Liked the cabin, but the location on deck 11 and under the main deck would not be my choice again. Many times smokers just flicked their ashes off the side of the ship, landing on my face, food or beverage. Lots of screaming children on Deck 12 from very early on in the morning. I would pick a quieter deck next time. Read entire member review >>
We upgraded to a mini-suite and I am a mini-suite woman here on out! It provided just enough extra room that we didn't feel like it was too crowded. I could sit at the lighted mirror in the am to do my hair and make-up. The bathroom was the best part of the mini-suite--much larger than previous experiences and the shower was great, although it's not a walk in shower (step into the rather deep tub). This is the first cruise we didn't have much interaction with our cabin steward but our room was always ready when we returned in the am and turned down in the evening, with a whole array of towel animals which we enjoyed! Read entire member review >>
We always book a ‘mini suite’ regardless of the cruise line or the size of the ship. We enjoyed the larger mini suit on this ship – it was bigger than we are used to. The Pearl came out of dry dock in February with common areas updated & remodeled. Our cabin was somewhat updated but not completely – but we really enjoyed it. The bathroom was much larger than on the typical smaller ship we sail on. You should enjoy a mini suite with a balcony. As noted above Deck 11 mid-ship will get noise from the pool area above you. We mostly slept through the noise issue If noise bothers mid-ship may not be for you. Read entire member review >>
first time i stayed in a mini-suite. very spacious. great large room with the 2 twin beds. lots of cabinets, drawers, storage overall & big closet with hangers. large bathroom with big tub with shower, large sink area with shelving, separate area with toilet. lots of towel racks to hang towels, clothes, etc.
had read in other reviews about hearing the noise from deck 12 above at night when the crew is cleaning off the pool deck with is right above deck 11 where all the mini-suites are. this definitely occurred & i could hear the screeching of the chairs being moved late at night. that is one of the drawbacks to getting a mini-suite on deck 11!
the balcony was a nice size with the 2 standard chairs & small table. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was a Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony on Deck 11. We general stay in the same vicinity when we cruise on the Pearl. It is what we know, so we stick with it. The room sleeps 4. A queen sized bed, and a sofa that turned into a double-sized bed, which is perfect for a couple of kids like we had, or good for two adults who like to cuddle. ;) Our cabin steward was Jairus who did a fabulous job...and our daughters raved about the nightly towel animals! The stateroom had sufficient space and more than enough clothing storage. You can view a floorplan on the NCL website. We believe it is comfortable, and, we loved having the balcony. Nothing better than grabbing a couple of drinks and heading out onto the balcony and watch the waves go by. Suggestions: bring a power strip as there is only one outlet in the room. Also, bring some scented clothes drier sheets, as, with the cedar closets and drawers, the clothing tends to absorb that somewhat adverse scent. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was adequate for three; it would have felt roomy for two. Plenty of closet & storage space, and the bathroom was larger than I thought it would be. Sofa bed was pretty uncomfortable for sleeping. The bright colors were cheery (fuchsia & lime,) but the fabrics looked a tiny bit worn -- nothing egregiously torn/faded/stained, but you could tell it's getting near time for a makeover. Balcony was plenty big for two to sit & watch scenery, but felt crowded when all three of us were out there. Read entire member review >>
The layout of the cabin was much more along the lines of a large balcony. We have had mini suites before and they were larger. There was good storage space but very little space to walk around the bed. Very narrow at the foot of the bed if nightime bathroom break needed. Also very narrow from side of bed next to closet. Could not open closet doors all the way because the bed was so close. Read entire member review >>
Room worn and tattered. Fabrics on sofa etc faded and worn. TV too small. Bed was worn out too. I felt like I was in a hammock. Center of bed sagged.
Came back to my room one day and my door was wide open with no one attending our room. Very upset, neighbors said the door had been open for more than hour or so. He cleaned the room but just left the door wide open and left. I trusted the person cleaning our room to be responsible. He left the room and forgot to close our door. Absolutely, upsetting to me and my husband. Even though we did accept his apology, we did not trust him. Read entire member review >>
By far, the nicest cabin we have been in, but of course, we haven't been on too many cruises. It was fairly big as far as cabins on cruise ships go, and the balcony was very nice. For the most part, it was quiet, even with neighbours with smaller children (children were well-behaved). Very clean and plenty of room for four people to put their things, though some of the drawers were harder (and noisier) to open than others. The tiny TV is hard to see anything from the bed, but you don't spend much time watching the very limited TV selections anyway. Read entire member review >>
Cabins are small; it is a ship after all. The mini-suite has space for the bed and a foldout sofa, which we just used as a sofa. So put the emphasis on "mini" and not on "suite". The balcony is very nice, w 2 chairs and a small table. There is actually pretty good storage. We had enough space for all our gear -- but I would consider brining some extra hangers. The bed was comfortable -- surprisingly so given that it just a mattress and there is space underneath for suitcases. We were able to keep most of our clothes and stuff out of sight. As someone said, the TV is small and grainy but I never really used it, so it does not affect my review.
The toilet/sink/shower have glass dividers so someone can have limited privacy while another is using another part. Water pressure was good. Read entire member review >>
I highly recommend the mini-suite! The roominess, as well as the shower with a bathtub, make it an excellent little home for the week. My room steward was the hero of my trip! Read entire member review >>
We opted for a mini-suite this cruise. It is very similar to the balcony room in size but there a few notable differences. 1. The balcony is about 1 ½ feet deeper. May not sound like much but it is easier to walk around each other. 2. The bathroom. On our last cruise the comedian kidded about soaping up the walls and spinning in the shower because it was so small. With the tub shower combo there was much more room. And the toilet had a sliding door for “privacy”, though it was frosted glass. 3. Curtain between bed and living space. We loved this. We like to sleep in total darkness and this way we didn’t get light under the sliding door in the morning and we didn’t see the bright light the was on the thermostat. The "sofa" was very hard and I am glad we didn't have to sleep on it! Other notes on the bathroom: Water pressure was good. Shampoo and shower gel were in dispensers in the shower and liquid soap was by the sink. Our cabin steward Patrick was friendly and always accommodated the few requests we had. We loved the location. It was easy to get to the forward or midship stairs/elevators . Read entire member review >>
11590 is a Mini-suite. Lots of closet space and drawer space. This bathroom has the tub, which for a lot of people would be a great treat. At first I was disappointed that my balcony had overhang from the 12th deck, but soon realized that I loved that overhang. I had shade most of the time and the balcony did not get direct sun and therefore too hot. My only questionable feature was the fact that the kids "Splash" and the teens party area was directly above my room. It could get a little noisy in the late evening. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was 11600Please note this cabin is directly under the garden buffet. In the evenings starting around 9 PM it becomes extraordinarily noisy. This noisyness goes on until around 3 AM. It's quiet until 5 AM and it starts all over again. If that doesn't bother you this is a great cabin. It bothered us. We didn't get a lot of sleep. Read entire member review >>
We do mini-suite to get a bathtub, makes the bathroom and shower space much larger. First thing noticed is that cabins on 11 in middle of ship have very large overhang that blocks almost all sun except at early morn or late afternoon. Overhang also has vertical beam that hangs down from end of overhang. This causes any noise or conversation from adjacent balconies to echo back. We occasionally had very loud talkers on adjacent balcony. I would avoid these cabins next time. Move down to deck 10 or lower, or go aft or forward. Read entire member review >>
11580 was mid-ship and just below the main deck for the pool, kids club and the buffet. Quick access to all the important aspects. Lots of drawers and cupboards for great storage. TV was too small and no kids channel like Nick. No drop down bunk bed in this room, the sofa made into a bed for our 2 boys 11 and 8. And it stayed a bed for the entire cruise. At least with a bunk it can be closed up during the day. This limited the walking space between the desk and the sofabed. This cabin was also right beneath kids club so we could hear the kids jumping around overhead and screeching when we were out on the balcony. It didn't bother us too much as 10pm the club closes down so it was quiet when we wanted to sleep. Read entire member review >>
Great location. Bathroom has dividing partial frosted glass doors on toilet area and bathtub which is nice for friends sharing. Sofa bed was okay, beds are more comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11588. Lovely mini-suite but whatever was above this cabin got noisy from around 9 PM to 10:30 PM. It sounded like kids jumping or chairs being moved. I would recommend a lower deck. Read entire member review >>
If you are on the few suites on Deck 11 portside just aft of the midship elevator well, be warned that your room will be directly below the youth area. All day long you will hear a lot of noise -- mostly the thumping of what I guess were basketballs. I will never take 11576 again. Shoot for 11568 and lower if you want the port side. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin and great location close to elevators and stairs. Bed was really comfortable and bathroom had lots of nice shelves for toiletries. The cover on coach looked like it could be replaced, but all in all the cabin suited our needs. We were happy they had a coffee pot in the room, but need to upgrade the quality of coffee. How about some packets of Starbucks? After all, you are leaving from Seattle : ) Read entire member review >>
Deck 11 mid ship can be somewhat noisy due to the fact that we were under the pool deck and could often hear running and moving of deck chairs above us, especially early in the morning
11042 has a great view from the balcony, this is the best location for glacier viewing
The cabin steward was very attentive and always present and pleasant Read entire member review >>
Our mini-suite was fine. Important to have the blackout curtains as the sun came up way early in Alaska in June. We could probably have saved money by getting just a balcony room instead of a mini-suite. That was my fault but seeing a balcony room onboard, it was just a hair smaller. My biggest gripe was fairly insignificant. The TP holder in the bathroom was just low enough for me to bash my knee on it if I wasn't careful. Just another three inches up would have been perfect! Read entire member review >>
Great cabin EXCEPT it was underneath the children's club (THANKS, TRAVEL AGENT!). We went to sleep most nights by 11 to get an early start. EVERY night we went to sleep with the thumping of children having fun above our ceiling. It was muted thumping, the first night we believed it was mechanical noise. My wife and I easily ignored the noise, but it might bother some.
Otherwise EXCELLENT. Plenty of room in the bath. we could fit 4 easily on the balcony with extra chairs from the room, and 6 if we wanted. The covering was nice the one day it rained - we sat on the balcony and watched whales. Read entire member review >>
Cabins were more expensive and smaller than other cruise lines we have used. We opted for the last minuet cabin selection. We were told it was a two unit upgrade but it was located on deck 11 directly under the kids play area, so it was pretty noisy in the evenings. TV was entirely too small and not located so you could easily watch it from the bed. Remote didn't work, and channels were limited. Movies were rather old. Storage area was adequate and easily accessed. Read entire member review >>
The Mini-Suite (AF)is outstanding and worth every penny, especially for those who spend lots of time relaxing in the room. This is the most spacious, well designed ship cabin and/or hotel room we have every enjoyed! There were only two of us, but a family of four would have been more than comfortable with room to spare and privacy all around! Mom and Dad have lots of privacy in the separate bedroom and bath, and the kids have their own private bedroom and small bath. We used the extra bedroom for luggage storage and the extra bath for hanging wet swimsuits. The master bath is fantastic with a large picture window over a huge soaking-tub that is supplied with fragrant bath salts and a large shower with enough shower heads, sprayers etc. that you feel like you have enjoyed a massage when you get out! The living area is very nice, complete with an espresso machine that is supplied daily with a variety of coffees and teas, sweeteners, and cream. Fresh fruit and afternoon canapes are also supplied daily to the suites. Be sure to take advantage of the special dining in Cagney's at lunch and breakfast for suite guests! It is far better than the zoo at the buffet!
Be sure to bring an alarm clock, as the clocks are not digital and consequently can't be seen in the dark. If you enter a wake-up call in the phone, be sure the ringer is turned up so that you can hear it. For those of us who are cold-natured and travel with someone who is not, it is wise to request a throw blanket for the living area, and one will be supplied. As for quiet, we have learned to always take into account what sort of space is above the cabin and avoid staying below high traffic areas like the kids club or buffet and try instead to be under the library or something like that. Even then, be aware that parents often allow children to sprint up and down the halls of any ship, and it can be disturbing and annoying to those who are trying to sleep. We were so irritated by the constant running of kids in the halls on our last trip that I threatened to put on my running shoes and sprint up and down the hall at 5A.M. on disembarkation morning just to make a point since we had to be on the road early and had to rise early anyway! Read entire member review >>
Balcony Stateroom 11084. There seems to be a water system above this cabin. You will hear water swishing around all night (a bit unnerving on a ship!). And frequently hear LOUD flushing sounds through the day and night. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11068 Mini-Suite Mid Ship.
Very comfortable for two.
Enough for four if necessary.
If you have any physical issues like not being able to raise your knee to waist height do not get a bathtub suite.
It is ok but you need to be flexible due to the depth of the tub and the step into it. Read entire member review >>
Great central location! Buffet and pool deck are just up one flight of stairs. It's below (or very close) to the kids club so I at times, I heard some stomping around from time to time. If I hadn't already unpacked, I'd have asked to be moved. Read entire member review >>
11602: A mini suite on deck 11 towards the rear of the ship. The cabin was actually quite spacious. It was enough away from the elevators and stairwells to not hear the noise, yet close enough that it wasn't a major trek to back to them. As always, never enough electrical outlets but that is why I bring a power strip! Read entire member review >>
Tiny closet...very dark, needs light. Also the closet door hits the bed when you try to open it all the way. The sliding door to the balcony could hardly be opened it was so tight. And there was not enough room between the end of the bed and the wall. Read entire member review >>
The location is ideal. It's central located on the ship, close, but not adjacent to elevators/stairs, only one floor away from the primary areas. No rooms across the hall.
Washroom was good size. Balcony fantastic -- all four of us fit on the balcony fine. Read entire member review >>
The location of our cabin was great. The only issue was the workers above in the buffet preparing at night for the next day. You can hear them rolling carts back and forth. The closet door would "squeek" at night, so I just opened the door a bit. Read entire member review >>
Suite 11586 has sufficient room for 2 adults along with a small child or 2, although 2 adults cannot pass each other at the foot of the bed(s). Very quiet location, close to the elevator, sufficient closet and drawer space as well as plenty of room for suitcases under the beds. Great balcony location, free of obstructions. We were very happy with our suite #11586. Read entire member review >>
Great mini-suite. Larger than the family suite on Disney. Nice layout, huge closet, lots of drawers. Lots of space under bed to store luggage. Bathroom was nice with actual full pressure faucets. Nice touch. It was the perfect location, between mid and aft. No excess noise. Read entire member review >>
Mini Suite 11082 - mid ship on Deck 11 - below Garden Cafe, great location and easy access to Deck 12 - buffet, pool, other common areas; ecellent service, lots of storage, love the balcony; some noise at night from cleaning staff above. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was clean and well appointed. The bathroom is a good size for a ship and the balcony was great; it had a larger than average overhang which was nice. Also, the noise attenuation was excellent; even though our cabin was located on Deck 11 (right below the pool area) we did not hear any noise from above. Read entire member review >>
We loved the mini-suite. But our first 2 nights were under a galley. The noise was horrible all night. Fortunately they were able to re-locate us. We were given a mini-suite that was very quiet. I called NCL before I booked because I was concerned about being under deck# 12. The room was recommended by an operator who had stayed in the room, and said that there were no noise issues. NCL solved this problem for us. Read entire member review >>
We chose to have a mini-suite for this cruise. It was a great choice. The size of the room, the balcony, as well as the bathroom were all pluses. Additionally, we liked the fact that it was on the port side of the ship and we were able to see land much of the trip. There were two down sides. The first is the location of the closet, which was somewhat difficult to access. The second is the fact that we were on Deck 11, which meant we got noise from Deck 12 (the pool deck) when they moved the furniture. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a mini-suite (AF as defined by NCL). Drawers were quite sufficient for storing our clothing, even for all 4 of us. The closet was sufficient, although the door did actually touch the side of the bed when open. The balcony was awesome, but we all did notice that the balcony railing was exactly at eye level when we sat in the deck chairs. Probably should either drop the railing (which I suspect is impossible, due to code regulations) or provide slightly taller chairs -- just enough added height to see over the railing better. Our room was very quiet. Read entire member review >>
our cabin (11576) was in a good location as far as easy access to the buffet, pool and gym (one deck above). the only complaint i had is that the children's camp was directly above us and we heard them running around above us while we tried to sleep (10 PM-ish). other than that, i loved the location of our junior suite. Read entire member review >>
Only one plug in stateroom. Bathroom razor plug works razors only. Specialty restaurant food no better than dining room. Long waits for regular dining rooms unless you make reservations. ONLY ONE ELEVATOR TO SUMMER PALACE!No way out in case of emergency. No accessible restrooms in area either! Read entire member review >>
11088 was a great locationmid-to-aft, not at all noisy either from elevators or neighbors. We had an overhang (from lifeboats?) over out balcony, which was nice because it was somewhat of a rain block when we had rain in Glacier Bay. Decor was nice, and it had plenty of room in the bathroom and for storage. A short walk up one flight of stairs to the buffet, pool, and kids club. Read entire member review >>
Minisuite, mid-ship, great well-sized balcony, close to elevators and stairs (but not too close), directly below pool area, not noisy on Alaska trip but could be on Caribbean. Would easily book same room again. Read entire member review >>
Good location, just a floor below kid's club and buffet - ready access to the pool. Very central on the ship and easy elevator access. A little smaller than expected for a "mini-suite" but expect about the size of an outside balcony with a divider and you'll know what to expect. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom (a mini suite) was very nice on first impression. It was equipped with a very small flat screen TV, a pull out sofa, a queen bed, balcony with 2 chairs and a table, hair dryer, make up mirror, desk, decent amount of storage/closet space and a great bathroom (for a ship) including a separate toilet area, bath tub/shower and sink. Shortly after trying to settle in to our stateroom, we started noticing that it was less than clean. Our steward was far more than disappointing. He was extremely unaccommodating, inattentive to our needs, and there was a very bad communication problem as was the case with most of the cruise staff. He basically ignored our requests to perform he simplest of tasks, i.e., clean out the coffee pot, remove dirty cups/glasses and replace used towels, etc. Yes, we did voice our complaints, however, they appeared to fall on deaf ears! Read entire member review >>
Adequate storage and closet space. Great bath (tub / shower combination. Really comfortable bed. Great black out curtains. No problems with noise other than kids running up and down the hall every now and then. Read entire member review >>
A mini suite was adequate for the three of us. I think a balcony might have been small. We had plenty of space. Storage was not a problem at all. Bathroom was large and the tub was great. Water pressure and temperature was great. Balcony was perfect for us. We had robes in our room, which my wife used a lot especially every time she visited the spa. We also had memory foams on our beds, which were comfortable as anything. We slept like babies. Read entire member review >>
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