These Mid-Ship Balcony Staterooms are located on a middle deck and offer easy access to great restaurants, activities and more. This stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a convertible sofa to accommodate more, a sitting area and balcony with fantastic views.
The cabin (mid-deck with balcony) was very tight for two people to move around in and the shower was extremely small (not sure how some of the very large people we saw on deck even fit in the shower). Read entire member review >>
Room was nice, great hair dryer. Definitely bring your own shampoo and conditioner, what they supply you would not want to put in your hair. Closet and storage space was good, we were very comfortable in the room. Tiny bath but that is normal. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was SMALL. The smallest balcony cabin we've had on any ship. There was very little room between the bed and we kept having to step aside to let the other person pass. The balcony was also very small. To use the foot stools which only worked if the chairs were at an angle, it still meant having your feet sticking through the railing. Read entire member review >>
Nice location on the ship handy right across the elevators and never heard them. We had three in our room all woman so we put the beds together to make more room to move around. Read entire member review >>
Our agent helped us pick a room with rooms above and below--not the cabaret or such--and it was very quiet. We had no issues with any equipment and the steward kept our room spotless. A bit smaller than on HALs Zuiderdam, but just fine!! Read entire member review >>
Small but efficient. Enough space under bed for empty suitcases. No shower or bathroom issues. Quiet....rooms above and below, thanks to our travel agent! Port is nice to watch Napali coast sail by from balcony, starboard for watching any lava flows after leaving Kona from balcony....but there are lots of public viewing spots. Read entire member review >>
Standard size cabin. A little cramped on the right of the bed leaving limited room to access. the overhang on the balcony meant that the sun would never shine on the actual balcony. Read entire member review >>
The room was pretty good. The shower was very small. There was ample storage room. Sheets were only changed weekly. The climate control was very good. Steward did a grEat job. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was small. We knew it was going to be small. We had no problem with the size of the cabin. Yes, the shower was really small, but the problem with the shower was the varing water temperature from cold to hot, with no control over the temperature. We did not use the ship internet as we were in American ports every day, and two nights in port overnight. The hotspot on my phone worked well for my laptop. There were also sufficient electorial outlets.
The TV worked well, although we watched very little. The cabin safe worked flawlessly. The balcony was adequate. There was fresh ice in the cabin each day. There was room under the beds for our suitcases. The a/c control worked very well and was easy to use. The small closet was well organized with plenty of shevles. Read entire member review >>
Ok, I have done 21 cruises with many cruise lines and been in every type of cabin. I usually select balconies. Our cabin 9570 was a midship balcony cabin. I have to be honest, the cabin was tiny! Workable, yes. the main part of the cabin is about 25% smaller then that of NCL's newer ships. The worst was the bathroom. The whole bathroom is about 3 1/2 feet square for a toilet, shower and vanity. I have read the other reviews about the bathrooms but I figured they were just kidding. I am 6 feet 4 inches and 300 lbs. and I could barely get into the shower. Its a good thing they provide liquid soap because if you you dropped your bar soap you would have to get out of the shower to retrieve it. Both my wife and myself found it easier to sit on the toilet to use the sink because it was so low. I could literally sit on the toilet with my shoulder against one wall and raise my other arm and have my forearm out the door! I know this ship is NCL's cash cow but I would never go on this ship again for that reason. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 10562 which was a balcony. As other reviews say the tenth floor balconies have a overhang from the pool deck above. we actually liked this as it gave us total privacy while on the balcony. We were on the port side so got a great view of the Napali coast on Friday afternoon. Could easily hear the narration on the TV when we turned up the sound and pointed it towards the balcony. Plenty of storage for the two of us. Bed was comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was nice and had everything that a person would need.. the only thing that might need some thought is the choice of TV entertainment was very minimal for late evenings after the ship's entertainment was over... The movies never changed for the entire cruise...
The room was small for two people to get around but we managed and didn't spend too much time in the rooms to make it a concern. Read entire member review >>
very small cabin. refrigerator initially leaked water. had it replaced. 2nd refrigerator broke down on 2nd day in cabin. had to get another refrigerator. 3rd one worked! bathroom very small...virtually no counter space to put toiletries...used the bottom shelf under the sink after lining it with napkins, tissues, etc. there was no trashcan (or even room for one) in the bathroom. very tiny shower. bed was twin bed & was small but comfortable. balcony was small but functional. lots of shelves, drawers, cubbyholes for putting items in. closet sufficient for 2 people. had enough hangers. very small tv (flatscreen) - looked to be maybe 19" or 20" in size. cabin location was very convenient for areas on the ship that I went to the most...Aloha Cafe, Hollywood Theater, Atrium Lobby, Guest Relations, etc. Read entire member review >>
The room was great except the balcony was not what we were use to. You could only see out the front with no side views. If you want privacy that would be great but if you like being able to see more than an ocean view room I would not recommend this room. It is on the level below the pool and you hear chairs being moved around. Read entire member review >>
Very small, once they open up the sofa you can't move in the room or access the drawers under. Bed was hard woke up with back pain every morning and there was a sound of running water going down the walls in the bathroom non-stop, it sounded like someone was taking a shower. If you closed the bathroom door, it wasn't too loud but if the kids left it open in the middle of the night you wake up it was so loud. Read entire member review >>
Overall the cabin was very good, Clean & enough space. One major downside was the toilet was not working for about 18 hours. It took 2 calls & one visit to the Guest Service desk to finally get the toilet fixed. NCL Guest Services never followed up to see if the toilet was fixed. Read entire member review >>
Was fine. Typical size, did have a small sofa. Two chairs , table and footrest on balcony. Coffee maker in room -excellent! Good closet and quite ample storage. Nice baskets in closet and lots of shelving in room. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was smaller for a balcony and you want to be on the starboard side to have the land in view on your trip.
The cabin has a fridge and the tv is a flat screen the beds are comfy and the pillow are good. Read entire member review >>
Very small, dingy. When we walked into our room through a small hall there was bed immediately right there. Dirty carpet. Small drawers which were very hard to open and close (one broke mid cruise). Very small closet space. There was a couch which was very dirty and we had to cover it with towels so we do not see how dirty and worn it was. Balcony door did not open properly, only half way. Balcony very small with side and ceiling obstructions. Balcony chairs uncomfortable with a tiny table. Windows dirty. Balcony railing had rust all over. Overall - horrible!! Would not recommend. Read entire member review >>
Cabin is a typical cruise ship cabin. It's small but well-designed. Our steward kept it tidy - at least as much as he could with all our "stuff" in there.
If you get a balcony, try to get the port/left side. When you cruise the Na Pali Coast, you'll want to be on the port side. HOWEVER, if lava is flowing into the ocean when you cruise, they also go past that and you would then see it best from the starboard/right side. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was very small, but clean and nice. The balcony afforded us beautiful views when we sailed past the Napali coastline. Our cabin steward Karl was outstanding, and took very good care of us and our cabin. I really loved the little towel animals he left for us! We also had no trouble at all getting new beach towels when we needed them; we had to have them replaced more often than our regular bath towels!
I also really enjoyed the robes we had the use of. Read entire member review >>
Large enough for my wife and I. More than adequate storage space. Enough clothes hangers in the closet for us. Shower temperature was very good, as was water pressure. Great views from the balcony with no obstructions. Cabin located on starboard. When the ship first cruises by Kauai's amazing Napali Cliffs, the port side cabins have the view. But the ship turns around and the starboard cabins have a great view as the ship heads for Honolulu. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is very small, would have been fine with 2 people but we had 3. Bathroom also very small, especially the shower, which was barely big enough to fit one normal-sized adult. However, the space is designed extremely well with lots of drawers and shelves, and storing luggage under the bed is a necessity. Having the balcony was great and made the room feel larger. Read entire member review >>
Spacious as they go. Loved the midship location! We were near the elevators. Noise was never an issue but it sure was convenient for one who has gotten lost on several ships! I never lost my cabin on this ship. We had adequate storage space and loved the balcony. However, if you are getting a balcony cabin, get one on the other side of the ship. You will have the best view of the Napoli coast from the other side and you will have the ocean view in Kauai instead of the port side. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was fine. 170 sq. ft. is large enough for two people and NCL has done a great job of adding many nooks and crannies to store all of your stuff. Take slippers if you want them as NCL doesn't provide any like you get on some other cruise ships and take hair conditioner if you need it. Read entire member review >>
We had a port side mid ship balcony stateroom which was great to sit on and watch the beautiful Na Pali coastline. On a sunny day this would have been more magnificent but alas it was fairly cloudy but still enjoyable. Bathroom is small but no complaints. Room colourful in line with the Hawaiian theme. Read entire member review >>
They upgraded our cabin from BX - no problems with the cabin. Great sliding door and room darkening curtain. Bath was a little tight (same in all rooms we are told by crew). Mid sized closet. 3rd bed pulls down from ceiling which made room bigger. Note - we always move our life jackets under the bed as they take up lots of closet space. Read entire member review >>
Way, way to small, the bed was nice but right on the wall to the bathroom and the so called couch was like sitting on cement. The table and chair in the room was so small. Towels were like sandpaper. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was a little smaller than on some of the larger ships but it was well appointed and suited our needs just great. Plenty of storage under the bed to hold the suitcase once emptied. Read entire member review >>
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect, the cabin was small but functional. We had 2 twin beds combined into 1 king and in order to walk between the bed and the cain wall we had to turn sideways. I don't know if this is standard or not but it was interesting. The bathroom was tiny, imagine an airplane bathroom and double it. I am a fairly big guy, 6'1" 240 pounds and I cannot imagine how anyone bigger than me managed to use the shower. The cabin was clean and the steard was very attentive. Read entire member review >>
Small but comfortable. Good bed. Small balcony but adequate. Well positioned. Bathroom efficient but small.Room quiet except for the occasional noisy early morning guests walking down the passage. Room well serviced every day. Read entire member review >>
Tiny room. Lots of storage (for 2 people). Comfy bed. Small tv. Great balcony. Quiet location. Large overhang on balcony- so no getting wet if it rains! Near elevators. In forward of ship- long walk to buffet if that is an important factor. Read entire member review >>
We stayed on Deck nine cabin 9586. We found it to be very comfortable. Plenty of storage space. We didn't use any of the drawers. Seem to be room for all our clothes plus. Plenty of hangers. Bathroom was adequate. Enough room to towel off comfortably. Right side of mirror in bathroom opens up so you can store your deodorants and such in there. Didn't realize this at first. Nice shelf for shampoo and stuff in the shower as well. Toilet flushed well, no complaints there. Room was well stocked daily, twice daily with towels. Balcony was a dream. We are so glad we got a balcony. We skimped back on some things for our tip but are so glad we went the extra mile for the balcony. It made the whole experience that much nicer for us. Your own little place in Paradise out of the hustle and bustle of the main decks. Also our room 9586, very quiet. No noise problems what so ever. Enjoyed to the max! Read entire member review >>
We stayed in room 11024. Good sized room with what I thought was a HUGE balcony. It is on the starboard side which is best for night viewing of lava at Kilauea, but has the shorter time to view the Pali Coast as the captain cruises longer on the port side for that. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony as it was protected and private from all sides. Closet was smaller than I have seen before but still adequate. Great location mid ship as it was close to the elevators. Port side view was great. Read entire member review >>
It was one of the biggest cabins I have had in the new ships. Small, but right sized balcony, large bathroom, lots of room to move around. Storage a bit small, but manageable. Beds were comfortable and service good after the first night. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin, cabin # 10102, was great. Not noisy and no smokers on the balconies adjacent to us which made it nice since we are not smokers. It was convenient to the stairs and elevators, just a deck down from the buffet so great location for popping in for breakfast before heading off for the day. Read entire member review >>
balcony cabin 10098--plenty of room to store clothes/ suitcases. Two doors from stairway but very quiet--only change I would have liked is if we were on the other side of the ship our view would be much better. We were always on the docked side--not much to see there. Up one flight was buffet and pool area. Easy to find your way around. Read entire member review >>
The best amenity in the shower: several small racks stacked in the corner of the shower. The lowest one at the perfect height for propping a foot for shaving legs!
Our cabins were located aft on level 10, which meant we were under the Little Italy restaurant. I was concerned when I found out it might be noisy, but except for a few late night short-lived cleaning noises, it was fine. Anyone on level 10 aft on the starboard side probably had lots of noise from the Aloha Cafe.
The port side was best for views in port and leaving port, except for Maui. Read entire member review >>
Small shower, small closet, great big balcony, but would have been nice to convert some balcony space to room space. Located close to stairs for easy pool and Aloha buffet access. Read entire member review >>
Midship balcony is smaller than the aft cabins but it was adequate and on the couple of nights where the seas were rough i was glad to be midship. Of course, I love higher decks. Nine worked out well not too far up or down to any activity. Port side for Napali coast but if the volcanoe is cooperating the starboard is the choice. I loved the fact that smoking was in very contained areas. Read entire member review >>
Quiet, well-placed, good view. Good storage for contents of two suitcases. It was an adjoining room with a door between, and conversation next door would be able to be heard.
But the bathroom was TINY! A plus-size person would not fit in the shower. Read entire member review >>
10034 (I may have listed category BB but I really don't recall what Category it was.
Anyway, These rooms have about what any cabin would have but run a bit smaller when compared to most we have been in. We got a balcony and I was glad. This room might have been too small without the ability to step out from time to time.
Coffee machines in the room with Hawaiian coffee. Should help those who can't take the ship's coffee. Also a pre-stocked refrigerator. Again, the usual stateroom items.
Robes for use.
Fair sized Balcony
It is across from a room steward's entry door but we didn't notice any major noise as a result. Staterooms above and below so no public areas above or below, front or back.
Small but efficient closets.
A bit less bathroom shelf space for toiletries than usual.
Overall stateroom is pretty tight where moving is concerned. We did a good deal of stepping aside and backing up in this room when we found ourselves in the same spot.
General appearance was good. Read entire member review >>
Fair size for the cabin grade we had. Will always have a balcony as it was a treat to view coming into port and extended the size of the room. Hallway was quite as there were very few kids in our area. Much better than many hotels. Getting off the ship for final disembarkment needs some work. Hard to hear the PA system with the number of people in the area. Missed our call but we were able to find all of our luggage easily as most others in our time group were gone. Read entire member review >>
Deck 10 balcony cabins had a problem I didn't realize until after booking. The supports come up on both sides of the balcony so your view is obstructed somewhat to the forward and rear. But as a positive, you have a little more privacy from your next door neighbors. The other problem with it is that if you have cigarette smokers below you who are rude and ignore the rules about not smoking on the balconies, then the smoke is drawn right up into your balcony and cabin.
As far as whether starboard or port is best, we felt like starboard was a good choice. The volcano viewing could be done right from our balcony and it was late at night, so that was nice. For the Na Pali coast, you have to be out on the port side, but it is still daylight, so we didn't mind sitting up on deck waiting to begin that part. As far as views in port, you always dock in a warehouse area, so I don't think one side or the other really matters. And if you are in port all day like we were, you aren't sitting there anyway until after you depart. Read entire member review >>
Loved it. Great view. NO noise. End of bed really close to wall so bounced off them in the middle of the night when going to the bathroom. Plenty of space for stuff. Suitcase fit under bed so easy there. Maybe more hangars would have been good. Read entire member review >>
Very Small Cabin
Directly below recreation deck...lots of noise from above.
Not a good balcony due to superstructure that supports Deck 11 overhang. Creates narrow balcony view and inability to talk to those on adjacent balconies.
Avoid Deck 10 balcony cabins... Decks 8 or 9 are much better. Read entire member review >>
We seemed to have enough room for the two of us. The closet and drawers were ample and the balcony was nice because it was in the 10th deck it had a covering from the 11th so it was great in case it rained. The only draw back was the sliding door on the balcony was horrible to open and my wife haqd trouble doing it by herself. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin 9144 was very nice but a little tight for two. Good balcony and quite. We were near crew area but did not hear anything except last night when they were collecting luggage. That was not even bad as it did not last long as everyone in our area put luggage out fairly early. I would ask for this cabin again. The location was somewhat far from our muster area which was in Little Italy. Read entire member review >>
This cabin was very quiet even though it was under the pool. We didn't consider the balcony's view obstructed because of the overhang and the supports for the upper deck. We felt it gave us more privacy. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was as good as you can get on this ship without going into the big suites. Closet was almost unusable, somewhat noisy from the pool deck, hallway was very quite. Balcony was OK, but had a big overhang from pool deck which blocked the view somewhat. Jemma, our cabin steward was GREAT. Not enough drawers and almost impossible for 2 people to move around. Read entire member review >>
The category BD was smaller than expected but adequate. The luggage fit neatly under the bed. The bathroom was not as bad as some I've had- particularly the lavatory which was fine. The shower was tiny and hard for me to move around in. All in all, it was fine for the price. Read entire member review >>
9096 (Starboard) - Close to elevators and stairs, but far away enough to be quiet. Sufficient storage space. Store your luggage under the bed as well as the life jackets to give you an additional shelf in the closet. Flushing toilet is like loosing aircraft cabin pressure. Read entire member review >>
good location, no excessive noises or busy areas around. If we were to do this again though, we would pick a cabin on the starboard side so that we could have enjoyed the view of the lava flows at night (around the edge of Hawaii) from our balcony. We were on the side where you could see the Napali coast (on Kauai) from our balcony, but it was overcast when we passed by there. Read entire member review >>
roomy enough. balcony fine. bed comfortable.
Noisy---from 2 or 3 am---above us setting up the Aloha Cafe. Woke me up every morning; I never changed from east coast time to Haw. time because I woke up so early every morning. Most nights I was asleep about 9pm. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was adequate and clean.
Great location - mid ship.
Shower was ridiculously small.
Lots of storage space.
Would've liked an alarm clock in the room and a better selection of tv channels.
Towels were iffy at best-Some days the cabin steward left them and some he did not - very frustrating. Read entire member review >>
nice balcony, comfy bed, lots of storage space, wonderful airconditioning- stayed nice and cool, shower temperature was hard to regulate, loved having a safe for valuables, loved having a refrigerator and coffee maker, very clean Read entire member review >>
Typical cruise ship cabin. nothing special. Balcony was a little obstructed on deck 10 due to ships construction. Get a port side cabin for Hawaii....repeat.....Get a port side cabin for Hawaii.....repeat.....Get a port side cabin for Hawaii!!!!! Read entire member review >>
Small, but efficient room. good sized balcony, 2 lounge chairs and table. Hair dryer on table with mirror..great..not tying up the bathroom. Layout good. beds can be single or moved to kingsize. Lots of drawers, adequate cupboard..lots of hangers!!! Look for cabinet in bathroom that you mught miss. Also extra space below sink. We were near elevator, but no noise problem, very convenient. Read entire member review >>
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