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#21
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Originally posted by fsuhockette
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.
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Originally posted by Cruisin'cockney
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

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#24
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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.
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Originally posted by crimmper
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!
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Originally posted by MawsonLakes
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.





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Originally posted by nibs07407
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.
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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.
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#28
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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!!

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#29
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Originally posted by turtle171
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.
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Originally posted by mmemichele
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
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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!
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Originally posted by pocketsofposies
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?
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Originally posted by pocketsofposies
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.
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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.
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Originally posted by Bars7816
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
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#35
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Originally posted by niiaka
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.
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#36
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Originally posted by cruiselover75
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.
#37
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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.
#38
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Originally posted by FLCruiseGirl
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



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#39
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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.
#40
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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