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Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony
You will have the perfect romantic getaway in these Penthouses that sleep up to three guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath with shower, in addition to the living area and dining area. Because these are aft-facing, they offer an amazing view from the large balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.

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Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (SF) Cabin Reviews

Wonderful Trip : Cabin 9232
Sail Date: April 2019
Beautiful room, we loved the view from our balcony and the bed was amazing. I also loved the private vanity area and the amount of storage.
Beautiful room, we loved the view from our balcony and the bed was amazing. I also loved the private vanity area and the amount of storage. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
This was my first time cruising in a suite and I have to say, I don't think I can cruise any other way in the future. It was so amazing to have that rear-facing view the entire cruise, especially through the Panama Canal. The balcony ... Read More
This was my first time cruising in a suite and I have to say, I don't think I can cruise any other way in the future. It was so amazing to have that rear-facing view the entire cruise, especially through the Panama Canal. The balcony had two reclining chaise lounges, two patio chairs, and two small tables, so it was plenty of space for sunning, watching the stars at night, or throwing a small Panama Canal cocktail party. One of the things I loved most was the private dining for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast was usually at Moderno restaurant, with a lovely buffet including smoked salmon and the same menu choices each morning (stay away from the seafood brioche, but the French toast is amazing). Wish they had gourmet coffees, though there's a Nespresso maker in the cabin. You can get fresh squeezed orange juice - at a price. Really should be included, I think. I wish the restaurant were open for breakfast later than 10am though. Lunch for suite guests is in Cagney's Steakhouse. As a pescatarian, there were few options for me, but the scallop and shrimp risotto is amazing, I ate it three times. As with breakfast, the menu did not change. We benefitted from having a concierge (Monica) who assured we had dinner reservations every night. We traveled with three other couples, and though they were not suite guests, we were able to include them in our regular or specialty restaurant reservations. We often changed our restaurant or number os guests, and Monica took care of it by telling me, "consider it done." She gave me 4 copies of a printed out list of all or reservations, once made. She also made sure we could take advantage of express exits at our ports of call. I wish she could have helped us with show reservations, but on the Norwegian Star this is not possible; however, we had no problem finding seats, usually at the 9:30pm show (we like sesting near the front). We also had a butler but we didn't use/need his services much. He brought us treats every afternoon, but it's not like we needed more food on a cruise ship! It was often something sweet (cookies, tarts) and/or small sandwiches. My other favorite thing in the site is the bathtub. They provided bath salts, and I loved soaking after one of our Level-3 activities (scuba diving, climbing the volcano...) The bathroom is about 50% larger than a regular cabin bathroom. There is plenty of storage space too - drawers, shelves, etc. and two safes. More than we could use, actually. The closet is large too, with doors on two sides so you could walk/see through it. Others rave about the Nespresso machine. Yes, it's there, but I like cappuchino not espresso, so I generally brought a small container of milk in from breakfast to put in my espresso, when I made it (there's a small fridge in the room, but you have to pay for what you use. We learned this the hard way). Since everything is on the ship, there's no need to stock with what you like, unless you do not wish to venture out of your cabin to get it. The room also has bathrobes (nice for the trip to the jacuzzi from the LA/Pacific part of th cruise) and slippers (which we never used). There are two USB ports, one under each bedside lamp, but you would never know this - they are not easy to find. As a suite guest, you get expedited boarding and disembarkation. The expedited boarding worked nicely - and my parents joined us with no problem. But there was really no advantage to expedited disembarkation - Miami was a mess, and my longest, slowest cruise ship exit ever (this is my 5th cruise). Overall, I loved the experience enough that I would rsther cruise less often and pay more to take advntage of the suite than to cruise more often, not in a suite. I will do it again, and likely with NCL. And in this same room, if possible (end, starboard side, 10th floor, just below the spa). Read Less
Greece Norwegian Star : Cabin 8172
Sail Date: September 2018
Cabin was great. A little bigger than a balcony room. We had the Aft-Facing balcony that allowed us to see both sides coming into the port. Other people have complained about this room and the noise of the Bliss Lounge below but we ... Read More
Cabin was great. A little bigger than a balcony room. We had the Aft-Facing balcony that allowed us to see both sides coming into the port. Other people have complained about this room and the noise of the Bliss Lounge below but we never heard anything. We had an espresso machine in our room which was GREAT! You don't have to leave to get coffee. We really didn't take advantage of the the Butler and amenities of having a suite since we were with 8 other people. Every afternoon we had snacks in our room, champagne when we arrived always chilled. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
Cabin: The Penthouse cabin (a first for us) we had was great. Almost like a small one-bedroom apartment with enough space to actually move around without bumping into furniture (or one another). Lots of storage space so none of our ... Read More
Cabin: The Penthouse cabin (a first for us) we had was great. Almost like a small one-bedroom apartment with enough space to actually move around without bumping into furniture (or one another). Lots of storage space so none of our belongings (nor luggage) needed to be in the open. The cabin offered a balcony large enough for two lounge chairs, two chairs and two small (1 foot diameter) tables to set your drinks on. Being on the back of deck 10 on the Star had one disadvantage: the chairs closest to the railing got wet every morning because moisture (or rain) would run off the enclosed and angled deck 11. Regardless of this minor disadvantage, at the right price, we would book this type of cabin again. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Aft penthouse 10726. On the maps it shows a side wrap. This is a service area. You can't get to it, but the perk is no neighbors on that side. The balcony is a decent size just narrows slightly on the right side. No equipment ... Read More
Aft penthouse 10726. On the maps it shows a side wrap. This is a service area. You can't get to it, but the perk is no neighbors on that side. The balcony is a decent size just narrows slightly on the right side. No equipment blocking views or anything. The suite to the left appeared to have a very slightly larger balcony. It has two loungers, two chairs, and a small table. It is in the shade sometimes and full sun sometimes, depending on which way the ship is facing. Chair pads got soaked one sunny day in port - probably from windows above being washed - and it took 2 days for them to dry. Maybe bring them inside the suite if you are not using them to keep them dry. The room is a nice size, lots of closet and drawer space and very quiet. No noise concerns at all. It is tucked back in a corner. If you book this suite watch out for the crazy balcony door. Even when open 2 feet wide, it would spontaneously slam shut on its own and lock itself, while we were outside on the balcony. We got locked out twice and it was not a pleasant experience having to yell for neighbors' help very early in the morning. I would book this cabin again. Concierge perk was great and used more than I thought. Didn't see butler much at all and perishable snacks were obviously dropped off hours before we returned from port and were warm when we returned. Amenities included average size bottles of conditioner and lotion as well as the regular shampoo and body wash. So unless you are picky, no need to bring extra lotion or conditioner. Would book this cabin again for the quietness, the size, and the balcony - just watch out for the door! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Excellent room. Clean. Not as large as I thought it would be. I thought we would be able to entertain in there and it was too small. There is a queen bed so it couldn't divide into 2 beds. There was a small sleeper sofa that pulled ... Read More
Excellent room. Clean. Not as large as I thought it would be. I thought we would be able to entertain in there and it was too small. There is a queen bed so it couldn't divide into 2 beds. There was a small sleeper sofa that pulled out that was very comfortable and the queen bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was huge and the closet was huge. Read Less

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