Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Norwegian Cruise Line
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Norwegian Cruise Line
- Read thousands of Norwegian Cruise Reviews
- Compare the best Norwegian Cruise Deals
- Write a Norwegian Cruise Review
- Find Your Norwegian Roll Call
See posts about:
Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Spirit

Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian Star

Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian Getaway
Pride of America
Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Sky

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old February 25th, 2011, 11:24 PM
nibs07407 nibs07407 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fsuhockette View Post
We were aft 13278 & loved it so much we booked it again.
Glad to hear you loved it so much. I booked 13099. In hindsight I should have booked more forward. I thought I was doing good booking closer to mid so not right under the kids club. I didn't realize about no mid ship elevator, never dawned on me. Do you think I am far from the elevator? It didn't seem too bad on the website but of course that is not the same as walking it. I guess it's considered mid ship but it seems I guess forward mid. Any idea if we have a decent balcony? Thanks.
Reply With Quote

  #22  
Old February 25th, 2011, 11:50 PM
FLCruiseGirl FLCruiseGirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Posts: 435
Default

We recently booked 8187. Why should we avoid deck 8?
Reply With Quote

  #23  
Old February 26th, 2011, 10:28 AM
crimmper's Avatar
crimmper crimmper is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Queens,NY
Posts: 891
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruisin'cockney View Post
Not true! We were in 9075 and were not overlooked and were perfectly happy with our balcony. It is true to say that parts of deck 9 are uncovered and overlooked but not all.

In case someone needs a visual. Picture taken from Deck 11 cabin#11245


  #24  
Old February 26th, 2011, 12:49 PM
skt4cruise's Avatar
skt4cruise skt4cruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 491
Default

We have cabin 12091, its a B6 large balcony, near mid ship elevators.
Any pictures by chance from outside?
Can you ask for extra chairs for the balcony, our dd & sil are across the hall in 12089, so we can share our balcony with them easily.

Many cabins have been reassigned, so you have to check the before May 11 or after May 11, to see how yours is classified. Our cabin was classified cheaper prior to May.
__________________


We always go back to Celebrity...

Stela Solaris Greek Isles 2000
Marco Polo Norway Fjords Aug 2002
Celebrity Century W. Med.Sept 2005
NCL Jewel Athens to Istanbul Sept 2007
Carnival Victory June 2008
British Isles Crown Princess Aug 12 2009
Celebrity Equinox Holy Land Oct 18 2010 (Luxor)
NCL Epic Transatlantic April 14, 2012
16 Night TransAtlantic Cruise on Celebrity Reflection April 20, 2013
14 Night Celebrity Eclipse Iceland July 5, 2014
12 Night Silhouette Scand/Russia August 22, 2015
14 Night HolyLand on Celebrity with family 2016(not booked)
Reply With Quote

  #25  
Old February 26th, 2011, 01:02 PM
skt4cruise's Avatar
skt4cruise skt4cruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 491
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crimmper View Post
In case someone needs a visual. Picture taken from Deck 11 cabin#11245

Aha, I am able to see our cabin from this picture, one deck up, on the next corner, thanks!
__________________


We always go back to Celebrity...

Stela Solaris Greek Isles 2000
Marco Polo Norway Fjords Aug 2002
Celebrity Century W. Med.Sept 2005
NCL Jewel Athens to Istanbul Sept 2007
Carnival Victory June 2008
British Isles Crown Princess Aug 12 2009
Celebrity Equinox Holy Land Oct 18 2010 (Luxor)
NCL Epic Transatlantic April 14, 2012
16 Night TransAtlantic Cruise on Celebrity Reflection April 20, 2013
14 Night Celebrity Eclipse Iceland July 5, 2014
12 Night Silhouette Scand/Russia August 22, 2015
14 Night HolyLand on Celebrity with family 2016(not booked)
Reply With Quote

  #26  
Old February 26th, 2011, 02:56 PM
fsuhockette's Avatar
fsuhockette fsuhockette is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MawsonLakes View Post
Hi,
we are staying in 13278 on the 2nd of October. Hope you don't mind if I ask some questions.

What is the balcony like, looks like it is semi enclosed from the photo's I've seen, do you have any photos. Were you able to get sun lounges on your balcony. Its a standard balcony. Maybe slightly larger than any other aft. We would have had plenty of space for loungers but never asked for two. Maybe the next cruise. And its not enclosed. Its very open and a very lovely room!

I've seen posts motion issues, I don't think this will be an issue but it would be nice to hear your opinion. Also noise levels. I chose the room thinking it is a nice quiet spot what do you think? It is a very quiet spot as far as hallway noise goes. We only noticed the party in Spice H20 once and it wasn't annoying by any means. The vibration/noise is VERY loud when docking and leaving ports. We didn't mind it though b/c we were able to get up early, enjoy the view of the port while backing in (E. Caribbean) and get around for our excursions. Its just a bit startling the first time you hear it. As long as you're aware its going to happen you'll be fine.

We never had any motion issues and we had rough seas. My husband gets sea sick easily and took meds daily to be safe but we never really noticed it - except one night and thats only b/c the cocktails were flowing WAY too easily for me and the 'spins' with the gentle rocking of the ship made it seem a whole lot worse than it was.

Any photos of the room you would like to share would be appreciated. Can you believe we hardly took any pics of the room and none of the balcony. Here are two I have that are worth while.





Regards
Deb







Quote:
Originally Posted by nibs07407 View Post
Glad to hear you loved it so much. I booked 13099. In hindsight I should have booked more forward. I thought I was doing good booking closer to mid so not right under the kids club. I didn't realize about no mid ship elevator, never dawned on me. Do you think I am far from the elevator? It didn't seem too bad on the website but of course that is not the same as walking it. I guess it's considered mid ship but it seems I guess forward mid. Any idea if we have a decent balcony? Thanks.
You are most definitely not too far from the elevators.
__________________
Carnival - Bermuda - May 1997
Princess - Alaska - June 2004
NCL Epic - Eastern Caribbean - September 2010
NCL Epic - Eastern Caribbean - February 2012

Reply With Quote

  #27  
Old February 26th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Bars7816's Avatar
Bars7816 Bars7816 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,430
Default

We were in 11192 Port. It has the larger balcony with lots of room and great viewing area. It was in category BD standard balcony at that time. May now be called "larger balcony" with a new category number.

But the big issue is that this cabin has the bed next to the deck -- couch next to bath. Avoid the other "wave" configuration with the bed next to the bath -- couch next to deck. In this type of standard balcony, the sink is at the foot of the bed! No lie.
__________________
Norwegian Breakaway Florida/Bahamas 2013
Norwegian Epic Eastern Caribbean 2010
Norwegian Pearl Glacier Bay 2007

Norwegian Dream Western Caribbean 2004
Norwegian Sky Sawyer Glacier 2003
Reply With Quote

  #28  
Old February 27th, 2011, 08:25 AM
mmemichele's Avatar
mmemichele mmemichele is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 5,669
Question

WHAT???
I'm sorry I did not understand Which is 11192 good or not so good ???
How far from elevators .The corridors look vERy long!!

Michele
Reply With Quote

  #29  
Old February 27th, 2011, 10:20 AM
pocketsofposies pocketsofposies is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turtle171 View Post
Can you comment on cabin 9025? I know it's on deck 9 but it appears to be partially covered and larger than average. Your pics and comments will be appreciated.
My family and I were in adjoining cabins 9021 and 9025. Just left the Epic yesterday in fact. The balconies were HUGE and covered. (well 9025 was 3/4covered) I would highly recommend these cabins for the location but really the balcony was a major plus! I haven't downloaded pix yet but I will post some a little later for you so you can see how fantastic it was.

Last edited by pocketsofposies; February 27th, 2011 at 10:22 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #30  
Old February 27th, 2011, 10:23 AM
fsuhockette's Avatar
fsuhockette fsuhockette is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmemichele View Post
WHAT???
I'm sorry I did not understand Which is 11192 good or not so good ???
How far from elevators .The corridors look vERy long!!

Michele
Michele

I think what the other poster is saying is that you want the curve of the floor plan nearer the balcony. It appears from the floor plans online that it is. And 11192 doesn't look to be too far from the elevators - besides, as I can attest, walking on the ship might be a bad thing...I gained 6 or 7lbs!
__________________
Carnival - Bermuda - May 1997
Princess - Alaska - June 2004
NCL Epic - Eastern Caribbean - September 2010
NCL Epic - Eastern Caribbean - February 2012

Reply With Quote

  #31  
Old February 27th, 2011, 11:26 AM
cruiselover75 cruiselover75 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pocketsofposies View Post
My family and I were in adjoining cabins 9021 and 9025. Just left the Epic yesterday in fact. The balconies were HUGE and covered. (well 9025 was 3/4covered) I would highly recommend these cabins for the location but really the balcony was a major plus! I haven't downloaded pix yet but I will post some a little later for you so you can see how fantastic it was.
I would love to see pictures. I am trying to figure out which cabins are adjoining and some of the deck plans are not that clear. What category cabin did you have?
Reply With Quote

  #32  
Old February 27th, 2011, 01:32 PM
turtle171's Avatar
turtle171 turtle171 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington, DC area
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pocketsofposies View Post
My family and I were in adjoining cabins 9021 and 9025. Just left the Epic yesterday in fact. The balconies were HUGE and covered. (well 9025 was 3/4covered) I would highly recommend these cabins for the location but really the balcony was a major plus! I haven't downloaded pix yet but I will post some a little later for you so you can see how fantastic it was.
That's wonderful news! We are going on 3/19/11 and were worried that the location may be a problem. Did you think that the steps or elevators were too far away? Can we fit a lounger on the balcony? Is the cabin reasonably quiet? Do you think that there is any major difference between the port or starboard side of the ship? I would love to see your pictures. Thanks.
__________________
  1. Carnival Carnivale 09/78 E. Caribbean
  2. NCL Norway 08/85 E. Caribbean
  3. NCL Crown 08/90 Bermuda
  4. RCCL Sovereign of the Sea 05/94 E. Caribbean
  5. NCL Windward 09/94 S. Caribbean
  6. Star Princess 11/95 S. Caribbean
  7. Celebrity Zenith 11/96 Caribbean
  8. Sky Princess 03/97 Far East
  9. Carnival Ecstasy 08/98 W. Caribbean
  10. NCL Marco Polo 06/99 Mediterranean—Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Italy, Malta and Greece (B2B cruise)
  11. NCL Marco Polo 06/99 Mediterranean—Athens to Turkey (B2B cruise)
  12. Carnival Destiny 07/00 N. England
  13. Carnival Spirit 07/02 Alaska
  14. Caribbean Princess 04/05 E. Caribbean
  15. RCCL Rhapsody of the Sea 08/06 W. Caribbean
  16. Cunard QM2 12/07 S. Caribbean
  17. Carnival Pride 05/09 Bahamas
  18. Carnival Elation 08/09 Mexico
  19. NCL Sun 08/10 Baltic Cruise
  20. Celebrity Constellation 11/10 Transatlantic
  21. Carnival Pride 01/11 Bahamas
  22. NCL Epic 03/11 W. Caribbean
  23. RCCL Enchantment of the Sea 10/11 E. Caribbean
  24. Carnival Legend 07/12 W. Caribbean
  25. Holland America Westerdam 11/13 E. Caribbean
  26. RCCL Allure of the Sea 09/14 E. Caribbean

Reply With Quote

  #33  
Old February 27th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Bars7816's Avatar
Bars7816 Bars7816 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,430
Default

Sorry. 11192 is a terrific cabin. It only appears a great distance from elevators. And, anyway, you will need to walk off those O'Sheehan's brownies.
__________________
Norwegian Breakaway Florida/Bahamas 2013
Norwegian Epic Eastern Caribbean 2010
Norwegian Pearl Glacier Bay 2007

Norwegian Dream Western Caribbean 2004
Norwegian Sky Sawyer Glacier 2003
Reply With Quote

  #34  
Old February 28th, 2011, 08:28 AM
mmemichele's Avatar
mmemichele mmemichele is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 5,669
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bars7816 View Post
Sorry. 11192 is a terrific cabin. It only appears a great distance from elevators. And, anyway, you will need to walk off those O'Sheehan's brownies.
My son LOved the brownies on Adventure and Freedom OTS so he will enjoy these as well
Merci

Michele
Reply With Quote

  #35  
Old February 28th, 2011, 11:31 AM
tmknies tmknies is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: orange, ct usa
Posts: 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by niiaka View Post
avoid any balcony on deck 14 between these numbers 14054-14096. It is so difficult to get to cabins.
I disagree. We just stayed in 14074 & 14078- adjoining cabins on the 1/12 sailing. We had no issues with the cabins. I agree that it was like a maze to get to them but no worse than walking to the end of a hallway from the elevators. Cabin steward was fantastic, section of the floor was quiet and no noise from above.
__________________
tk
1998 RCCL Monarch of the Sea's
2000 RCCL Monarch of the Sea's
2002 Carnival Destiny
2003 HAL Zuiderdam
2004 NCL Star
2006 RCCL Mariner of the Seas'
2011 NCL EPIC
Reply With Quote

  #36  
Old February 28th, 2011, 01:30 PM
pocketsofposies pocketsofposies is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cruiselover75 View Post
I would love to see pictures. I am trying to figure out which cabins are adjoining and some of the deck plans are not that clear. What category cabin did you have?
I don't remember the category, but it was one of the cheaper balconies. I see that for next year, 2012, it is in a different category b/c of the large balcony.
These cabins were adjoining but not connecting. We were able to open the door between the balconies so we could move from room to room easier, instead of going through the hallway. We had to close it at night though because the ship's movement made the doors want to swing. Great rooms, highly recommend them.
Reply With Quote

  #37  
Old March 4th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Doradaxplorer's Avatar
Doradaxplorer Doradaxplorer is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kent UK.
Posts: 29
Default Are these cabins ok?

I have 2 cabins, 12112 and 12116 are these cabins ok in a good area? Also they have assigned my children the cabin no 12116 which is infact the cabin I wanted as it's bed is near the balcony, can we just change rooms or would we need to tell NCL? We are paying for both rooms.
This will be our first time on a NCL ship.
Reply With Quote

  #38  
Old March 4th, 2011, 11:11 PM
sdmike's Avatar
sdmike sdmike is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 9,169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FLCruiseGirl View Post
We recently booked 8187. Why should we avoid deck 8?
A lot of the balconies are uncovered (not private) and you may be right over the lifeboats that jut out from the sides and partially obscure your view of the ocean.

To the OP. We loved being on floor 14 towards the front. 14022 to be precise. Very easy access to the garden cafe and the rest of the pool deck, and nice and high for the view.





Our room had an extended cover over it, which was great in the raging heat of the caribbean in the summer



Hellooooo down there

__________________
My Reviews:
Jewel Alaska 2012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1684157
Epic Western Caribbean 2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1246585
Carnival Paradise 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1468875

Epic Info:
From the Deck Chair trip Review - Epic: http://avidcruiser.com/ftdc/2012/03/...-report-day-0/
Malcolm Oliver's Cruise Blog - Epic: http://malcolmoliver.wordpress.com/n...iew-june-2010/
Epic "hull" cabin info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1522322
Epic uncovered balcony info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1523109
Dragable deck plans: http://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/Ma...rwegian%20Epic

Other NCL Info:
NCL Dining Guide: http://www.ncl.com/sites/default/fil...e-06202014.pdf
Helpful NCL documents http://www.ncl.com/downloads/docs
NCL ship Virtual Tours http://www.facebook.com/Norwegiancru...85302731539795
Shop NCL: http://www.nclgiftshop.com/

HOW TO USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.p...arch#faq_basic


NCL Jewel - Alaska 2012; CCL Paradise - Mexico 2011; NCL Epic - Inaugural Western Caribbean 2010; RCI Vision of the Seas - Mexico 2008; Disney Magic - W Caribbean 2005; RCI Viking Serenade - Mexico 1996; RCI Sovereign of the Seas - E Caribbean 1994



Last edited by sdmike; March 4th, 2011 at 11:12 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #39  
Old March 5th, 2011, 08:06 PM
bahamaman's Avatar
bahamaman bahamaman is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 337
Default

Booked 13280 aft balcony for April. Had a balcony cabin towards the front (hull balcony) 10001 last July and while it had a good amount of room, besides being enclosed,it was rather windy while underway.
Reply With Quote

  #40  
Old March 5th, 2011, 08:27 PM
anything anything is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: nyc
Posts: 40
Default anyone ever in 8184 on the epic??

My wife and i are sailing april 9th eastern carib. on the epic any details about this balcony room??????? 8184, is it covered or not? oh btw this is our very first cruise so any pointers would be nice to
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Cookie ConsentCookie Policy