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Old January 19th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Primary difference between 'regular' and 'sideways' cabins are that 'sideways' are generally more square-shaped than rectangular...

On some other lines, such as HAL, certain 'sideways' cabins are considerably larger than 'regulars' in the same class....not sure about the ones on NCL.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 07:39 PM
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For what its worth, I was just in a sideways room on the Dawn last week and there was no couch. Also, as for not having much room to get out of bed because of the table/stool at the foot - just move the bed! We rearrange our room as soon as we get into them,lol.

For the sideways one to make more room with the queen set up, just turn the bed so the head of the bed is against the wall with the pull down bed on it with the bed centered.

You will have more than enough room on the mirror wall side to get out and around the foot of the bed and still have room for both night stands if turned longways.

There is even room in the standard rooms to do this to make more floor space by the desk/chair/vanity.
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We rearrange our room as soon as we get into them,lol.

We seem to always rearrange as well.


For the sideways one to make more room with the queen set up, just turn the bed so the head of the bed is against the wall with the pull down bed on it with the bed centered.
Holy cow...I never thought of this. We always end up pushing one side of the bed toward the wall in order to have a bigger walk way on one side and the other person that sleeps up against the wall just climbs out at the bottom (no biggie for us). But I had never thought about turning it sideways for even more room. Thanks!
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We moved EVERYTHING in my parents cabin last week,lol. the room steward (who was AWESOME by the way) looked into their cabin right after we did it and just goes, "oooh, you moved! very nice!" lol!

They had a regular setup obst ocean view and we turned the bed so the head was centered as I said before so my mom could put her fan on the ledge under the window and my dad could put his cpap machine on the vanity table.

on our first cruise(on the Sun) I had a inside with my friend and when we got there it was set up with the beds next to each other and the couch parallel to the beds under the pull down. So we moved things so the beds were each against opposite walls with the couch longways between them.

It made a TON of floor space. Literally you could have stood 10 people in the open space. We just put the nightstands together like a coffee table in front of the couch.
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We moved EVERYTHING in my parents cabin last week,lol. the room steward (who was AWESOME by the way) looked into their cabin right after we did it and just goes, "oooh, you moved! very nice!" lol!

They had a regular setup obst ocean view and we turned the bed so the head was centered as I said before so my mom could put her fan on the ledge under the window and my dad could put his cpap machine on the vanity table.

on our first cruise(on the Sun) I had a inside with my friend and when we got there it was set up with the beds next to each other and the couch parallel to the beds under the pull down. So we moved things so the beds were each against opposite walls with the couch longways between them.

It made a TON of floor space. Literally you could have stood 10 people in the open space. We just put the nightstands together like a coffee table in front of the couch.

LOL, that is AWESOME!! You sound a lot like me.
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Your countdown clock says your on the jewel next year- what port/sailing date? we'll be on her jan 5th out of Nola
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Your countdown clock says your on the jewel next year- what port/sailing date? we'll be on her jan 5th out of Nola
I'm on the Jewel this year. Dec 15th. My countdown says 10+ months.
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yeah, I suck at math. didn't even try to add it up, just seemed like it should be next year.

We SHOULD be cruising every Jan from now on. Weve decided not to do xmas anymore and just go on a cruise.

January works well for all of our sceduals and its off peak season so its cheaper. My cabin for the Jewel will work out to be only $440 including taxes.

And its a sideways one again, of course
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yeah, I suck at math. didn't even try to add it up, just seemed like it should be next year.

We SHOULD be cruising every Jan from now on. Weve decided not to do xmas anymore and just go on a cruise.

January works well for all of our sceduals and its off peak season so its cheaper. My cabin for the Jewel will work out to be only $440 including taxes.

And its a sideways one again, of course
That sounds like an awesome deal. We got ours for $1450 for 3 people, which I think it was $556 for the first 2 and then $338 for the third person. We sailed the week before Christmas this past year (2012) and it was HECTIC!!! I said I probably wouldn't do it again, but I had already booked the one on the Jewel for this year before going on that one. I have a friend from our previous Epic cruise that has booked it as well, so no turning back now. It will just be another hectic Christmas. hehe
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Can someone tell me if you notice more noise from the hallway? I'm assuming since the cabin door opens right near the feet of the beds that any noise from the hallway is pretty noticeable? I'm a light sleeper and wonder if this type of cabin is worth it to me. Thanks.
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Can someone tell me if you notice more noise from the hallway? I'm assuming since the cabin door opens right near the feet of the beds that any noise from the hallway is pretty noticeable? I'm a light sleeper and wonder if this type of cabin is worth it to me. Thanks.
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I did not notice any difference in noise.
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I did not notice any noise in ours either. Actually I have never noticed any noise in any of the cabins we have ever been in other than our last cruise, which was the Star and a regular cabin and I think we must have had some very loud talking neighbors around the times that we returned from port each time. They must have had a great time in port.
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I am an EXTREMLY light sleeper and I had no problem with noise waking me up. And I don't drink either so I wasn't just knocked out,lol.

Actually the reason I decided to get the sideways cabin last cruise was so that there wasn't people on both sides of me. Just crew closets on both ends. That way there wouldn't be anyone to keep me awake at night.

My cabin for our next cruise is also sideways set off all by itself. I think Im officially hooked on "lone" cabins
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I'll reiterate most of what's already been said with a few helpful notes for others.
  • Sideways cabins have a better layout. This makes them feel larger. I prefer the sideways layout.
  • They MAY be handicapped. Check this on a deck plan, they will look (and are significantly) larger and have a handicap symbol.
  • The size may be slightly larger (a few square feet) then other insides. This is dependent on the ship.

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Do all the rooms have the bathrobes and a coffee maker on the Star. Which places to eat are included in your fare. TIA
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No, all of the rooms don't come with bathrobes. It depends on the room you book and your "status".

The 2 main dining rooms are Versailles and Aqua. The Blue Lagoon is open 24/7, the buffet, you can find hot dogs, nachos and popcorn at Kings Pub. Then they have cook outs on the pool deck on certain days and times along with a small buffet out there.
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No, all of the rooms don't come with bathrobes. It depends on the room you book and your "status".
insides don't usually have coffee pots either but if you ask your room steward, they can usually obtain both for you.
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[quote=Bug & Sprouts;36760485]I am an EXTREMLY light sleeper and I had no problem with noise waking me up. And I don't drink either so I wasn't just knocked out,lol.

Actually the reason I decided to get the sideways cabin last cruise was so that there wasn't people on both sides of me. Just crew closets on both ends. That way there wouldn't be anyone to keep me awake at night.

My cabin for our next cruise is also sideways set off all by itself. I think Im officially hooked on "lone" cabins [/quot

We just got off the Jewel and had a sideways cabin, 9651 aft. I haven't been in an inside cabin since 2001, but this was the smallest cabin I have ever seen. I opened the door, and I could have literally fallen into the bed. The picture someone put up without the couch was exactly like ours.
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NCL now only has coffee pots in balcony and higher categories.
Other cabins can request one from the steward and IF a pot is available you could get one.

Eating in the two main dining rooms, buffet, and Blue Lagoon are included in fare.
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I love the idea of moving furniture!

If you have beds apart, is there a way to move one sideways against the wall? I'd love to see a photo of beds apart sideways inside.
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