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.
We liked that they added USB plugs around the cabin. The storage was great. The sofa bed was hard as a rock. My teenagers were very uncomfortable. Bathroom was really good size. Just wish the shower door and toilet door were actually colored/fogged (they were clear) so 2 people could be in there at same time. Read entire member review >>
I like this room. Great view from the balcony, and on the same side of the ship as the dining room. There was some noise from whatever is above but I'm a pretty good sleeper so it didn't bother me. Read entire member review >>
We splurged a bit on a mini suite because it was our first time and this particular cruise wasn't very expensive. We would have been fine with a regular balcony cabin. We liked the layout of the bathroom with the toilet partitioned off. With both doors closed it gave a lot of privacy. Our cabin steward was a man named Wilfredo, and he was very attentive and friendly. The TV was a bit small, but we only used it a couple of times, and I understand the TVs were all going to be replaced during the refit anyway. I noticed a bit of wear and tear in places, but absolutely nothing that bothered me, and as I said, the ship was about to go for a refit anyway. Our cabin was very close to the front elevators and was directly under the ship's library. I picked the location in hopes it would be quiet. I was not disappointed. Read entire member review >>
We had a ‘mini-suite’ which as smaller than the mini-suites on Holland or Princess. It was more of a standard Balcony room on those ships. The only difference I could tell from the NCL Pearl mini-suite room and their balcony room was the size of the couch. It was a little larger and the size of the room may have been somewhat larger (but not by too much). It was roomy enough and had lots of drawer space and a decent size closet. There are only Two 110 volt (3 prong) plugs on top of desk area. So bring extension cord or power strip as needed.
The bathroom was unusual with the ‘compartmentalized’ toilet area. At first I thought it was strange but I ended up really liking the layout. There was big tub/shower – the only downside for me was how deep stepping into the shower was for me. We had great water pressure and the toilet never acted up.
The AC/Heat worked the best we have ever had on any ship. Amazing…even while in port. Also – the hair dryer was very powerful. First time I used one on a ship (normally I use the one I bring because they are usually very weak and not very hot).
However, the bed was very hard and flat – it really needed to be replaced. It would have really hurt my back but luckily I brought a thin air mattress (camping style). The couch was a good long size but this was also very, very hard to sit on. Even the chair at the desk was very hard so we brought in the chairs from the balcony to sit on. It was doable.
The TV was very, very small and I think it was an outdated plasma style. It you sat at an angle you couldn’t see what was on the screen. There was a channel (22) that showed the time, weather, ships position and played music (instrumental – very nice). It was the only music channel. This is the station where you could listen to the Captain/Cruise Directors messages (for example when you are in your room and hear them speaking over the intercom in the hallway it won’t come through the cabin speakers unless it is important info). You can also listen to the Panama Canal expert talk about highlights and historical facts as you go through the locks.
There was only a couple of movie channels – one was primarily for family/kid type movies (channel 35). So that only left one channel (channel 36) which showed standard movies but the same movies over and over again – even on multiple days. Not much variety which was disappointing. In the evening we like to watch a movie before bed but there wasn’t much of a selection like there was on Holland or Princess. There were a few other channels that showed a couple of sitcoms and few other type programs such as food network or sports. There were also channels that talked about the jewelry/art sales or what’s in port. I would have liked more regular movie channels because we don’t stay out in the ‘clubs/bars’ all night and enjoy watching a movie in the evening.
I loved the small single serving coffee pot (used small coffee ‘pods’). You could also use for just hot water for tea. The water on the ships really upset my stomach due to my IBS issue so having a way to use bottle water for coffee was terrific.
The room steward we had was fabulous – so friendly, professional, and helpful. Read entire member review >>
This cabin has much more room to spread out and kept organized. It's got it's own tiny tub which is beneficial on days that we over worked our bodies. The bathroom is bigger then other many other cabins we have had. I like that we can hand wash things and hang our wet swim suite on the laundry line in the tub area. You have to ask for extra towels. Something to put on your preferences. Women need two towels one for the body and one for the hair. The TV in the room is small with a limited choices but we there for those things in the whole of the ship. We prefer the smaller ships so we aren't stamped by so many other peoples. Read entire member review >>
Our first time in a Mini-Suite. I liked the larger balcony that you get on deck 11. Our balcony roof did not extend all the way out like most balconies which gave it a more open feel and allowed my GPS to get a signal. I was able keep a track of most of the cruise by leaving my GPS on the balcony. The tub/shower gives you a little more room to shower but the tub wasn't used. The TV was a very small flat screen. We may go back to just a balcony next time to use $$ for other things. Read entire member review >>
Good size and great use of space. Plenty of storage.
Don't particularly like a bath tub instead of a shower, but that' nothing but an attempt to find something to say on the down side! Read entire member review >>
We had room 11522, mini-suite with balcony; comfy beds, great view, and a nice bathroom with a tub (note; the facet is very unusual, (temperature control) but once you figure its okay). Room was near the forward elevators which we thought might be an issue, but did not hear much outside noise. One of the good things about being forward was that we didn’t have to wait long for an elevator. Had a problem with the air conditioning, but were able to work it out in a couple of days. The only issue I have (small one) is that I wish that announcements would be made inside the cabin, by the time you hear it outside in the hall, and get to the proper TV channel, it is over (the only time there was an announcement that we heard in our cabin it was a mistake). Be aware that this is the last cabin balcony before the overhang from the 12th deck begins. Read entire member review >>
Our group of 5 reserved 2 mini-suites and we were simply amazed at the roominess inside! Three women in one mini-suite had plenty of room to unpack entirely with everything tucked away in drawers and the massive closet. We packed hangers from home to help ensure everything could be hung immediately. Our bathroom was nice and large (for a cruise ship) and our shower had a tub with glass enclosure (no curtain sticking to us!). We brought a small multiple-outlet to allow for charging of multiple items.
We asked for all items to removed from our small refrigerator so we could store some items we brought on board (Gatorade, water, etc.).
Our steward, Paul, kept everything clean and remembered that we liked ice every night. He always greeted us by name and he was attentive to anything we requested of him.
We've always had a balcony cabin before and I got a little spoiled by the extra space in the mini-suite. Read entire member review >>
Stayed in the cabin with hubby and two sons (ages 11 and 14). We were quite happy with the cabin. It was clean, large enough for our modest needs, and cleverly designed. It was quiet (I think spa or library is above) and located close to most things. We rarely needed to take the elevator. The steward, Jerome, was so helpful and a sweetheart. I hope he is treated well by Norwegian because he certainly represents their company well. Read entire member review >>
Nice size for 3 people, with 3rd using fold out double. Think it would be cramped for 4. Nice balcony. This mini is near the aft stairs, which is convenient to buffet, outdoor lido deck dining (and ocean viewing!), and pool area, yet with no perceptible increase in noises. Rarely heard a bit of movement above in the buffet dining area. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony suite on Deck 11 toward the back of the ship. It was near the elevators per our request. I have a bad ankle. It was nice to hop up to deck 12 for breakfast at the buffet for us early raisers. The room was the best we ever had. It even had a mini fridge to keep our bottle water cold and a tub in the bathroom. The view from the balcony was wonderful. We really are spoiled now. Read entire member review >>
The cabin I had, 11010, as well as the cabin in Hawaii need to be updated. Carpet, bedding, and upholstery were pretty worn and the pillows were like rocks.It was a quiet location, spacious, with plenty of storage. Read entire member review >>
Closet great size - plenty of hangers. Great drawer space. View was great. It was a mini-suite; however, it was pretty cramped for a mini-suite. I had 3 adults (me, 20 yo, 19 yo) + 15 yo. Kids are tall. I might upgrade next time. Not super convenient for getting to/from staircases. Read entire member review >>
The mini-suite with balcony was very spacious. Being on deck 11, we could feel side to side swaying with the swell at sea, but not enough to make me seasick. We found the sofa to be very uncomfortable and hard. The cushion kept sliding off the sofa-bed. The bathroom was very nice. The shower-tub combination was large. The closet was very spacious and allowed enough room for all of our jackets and clothes. The bed was large and very comfortable. The TV was too small for the cabin. A larger screen TV would be more appropriate, even though there wasn't much to watch anyway. We mainly watched the movies and the live webcam channels. The balcony was a good size for the deck chairs. A larger table outside would have been preferred. Read entire member review >>
11002 & 11004--adjacent, not connected. We were right next to officers' entrance to bridge, but no excessive noise. Nice location--quick hop up to fitness, spa, pool areas. Spacious balcony, plenty of room for 3. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was very nice. Good layout--nice to have the toilet to have the door shut--so I could go without stinking out my wife while she was fixing her hair. They allowed us to have our balcony door opened to the balcony of the other couple we were traveling with which was very nice. The room (11128) was right below one of the food areas and we heard every night a worker's shoes clomping around. But it never was too late and we didn't hear it too early--so it never kept us awake. We loved being right below the buffet in the morning--walk one flight up and we were there. And it wasn't too bad of a walk to go to dinner just a couple of flights down. We were close to the elevators but didn't hear any noise from them and funny thing is we didn't use them because of the perfect location. Read entire member review >>
NCL Pearl stateroom 11022 Starboard forward. Mini suite with balcony. Plenty of drawers and closet space. Several other little shelves and spaces to store stuff. Safe, hair dryer, coffee maker, robes, soap,shower gel and shampoo dispensers. This stateroom has a tub with a removable shower head so you don't have to get your hair wet if you choose. The closet has a hidden light and a drop down shelf. You'll find life jackets on the upper shelf. The balcony has two deck chairs and a small table perfect for watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee. Jerry the room attendant is very knowledgeable about everything on the ship. Don't hesitate asking him anything. NCL is lucky to have him. He'll also bring you softer pillows if that is your preference. The room is located just below the Card Room and it's quiet. Don't be worried about noise. There's a little wear on carpets on furniture, but it's all clean so no complaints here. Read entire member review >>
Mini Suite, deck 11, port side, room 11508. Great room, Quiet. Close to the elevator.
Great view. Room size was fine. For two people it felt large. Not sure with four people. Read entire member review >>
11020- standard mini suite with balcony. Across the hall from a crew dishwashing or laundry station that occassionally had loud noises and doors slamming. No noise from above (lifestyle room is above) or below. Close to elevators. Read entire member review >>
#11500. Great spot, all the way forward (but only if you LIKE feeling the motion of the ship). Also right next to the bridge viewing room (which if you're into ships & navigation you'll love). The mini suite itself is very spacious, plenty of closet space, and a great balcony. The bed is soft and comfortable, and the curtain dividing the sitting area from the bed is a smart addition. Read entire member review >>
We found this to be a great location, just steps from the aft elevators/stairway. It was just below La Cucina but we never heard any noise at all. The size is quite good and the larger bathroom in the mini-suite is a major plus. Read entire member review >>
We had booked the mini-suite with balcony on the port side. The suite was very nice. We had ample storage space. The bathroom was a decent size too. The balcony was large with about a 4-foot high railing. I was worried about safety for my curious five year old but I thought the balcony was safe and the door to the balcony takes some effort to slide open. The suite had a queen-sized bed with a convertible sofa. There was also a curtain partition between the bed and sitting area for privacy.
We had read some reviews about noise in the cabin from the deck above. We did not experience any of that. I think our suite was below one of the less trafficked areas. We met a family who was in 11572 and 11574 and they told us that they were below the kids club and they heard thumping noises all day. I think it is very important if you book on deck 11 to make sure that you are not below one of the highly trafficked areas. Read entire member review >>
Great Bathroom, Comfy main bed but creaky Sofa bed. Less expensive than mid ship mini-suite but almost mid-ship. Close to garden buffet but furthur away from showtime theater. Read entire member review >>
Cigarette and cigar smoke wafting in was very unpleasant. Perhaps NCL would consider segregating smokers to avoid exposing those who don't smoke to the fumes. Cabin was very comfortable, otherwise. Well designed and livable. Only other comment is to allow people traveling together in adjoining rooms to open the partitions that separate the balconies. Thank you for a wonderful cruising experience. Read entire member review >>
Large bathroom - separate area for toilet. Bathtub/shower with door. The couch was hard and I think it would be uncomfortable to sleep on. The bed was great! Good sized closet, lots of drawers. Plenty of room under the bed for suitcases. The balcony was a good size and comfortable for two. Very little noise at night. We could hear the sports court above sometimes during the day. Very far aft, so alot of walking. We could definitely feel the motion being on the 11Th deck, but didn't hear any docking noises at all. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nice and spacious with a very comfortable bed. Loved the fact that the drapes really had great darkening effect on room. Had a mini suite and was very pleased with it. Had a very nice sized bathroom with shower and tub for a ship. Read entire member review >>
Right on top of the elevators, but you would NEVER know it! Totally quiet til we opened the door. And I mean right on top of the elevators... take a look at the deck plan. Deck 11, starboard side, by aft elevators. Read entire member review >>
Mini-suite Deck 11 Aft. A balcony stateroom would have been too small for two people - the mini-suite was perfect. Great bathroom, lots of storage in the closet and many drawers. Cabin was always quiet. We did occasionally hear passengers outside on Deck 12 above us. We were close to the aft elevators and just one deck down from the Garden Cafe (buffet) so meals were convenient. Read entire member review >>
Our mini-suite was 11624 - on deck 11 which is the highest deck with passenger cabins (unless you splurge for a Garden Villa or Courtyard Villa on deck 14). The mini-suite cabin is large. The bathroom was spacious with a separate toilet enclosure, a sink and a full-size bathtub. There is a large queen bed with 4 pillows. The extra pillows are nice. There was also a sofa, plenty of drawers and closet space and a small balcony. The balcony includes a very small table and 2 chairs. Read entire member review >>
Tons of closet and storage space, great bathroom - light years better than our hotel in Miami! Balcony was wonderful. Great view. Very close to the front of the ship, which was close to the pool, and made us walk a little further to all that food - a good thing! Read entire member review >>
Great location. Easy access to the buffet for breakfast or just a morning latte. Low traffic area since it's just beyond the aft elevator lobby. No noticable noise from the restaurant above. Fun to go out on the balcony and watch the Pilot jump on and off the ship when entering and leaving the port! Read entire member review >>
Large balcony, close to buffet and elevators, some footsteps heard from above at bedtime but not bad, otherwise well soundproofed, plenty of storage for 4, comfy beds, great bathroom, nice decor. Read entire member review >>
Careful where you book. Cabins Deck 11, 608-616 are extremely noisy from 3AM on. Facilities are fine, especially the balconies which we opened to connect. Beds are superior. Read entire member review >>
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