One thought that always comes to mind when planning a cruise is “What do the staterooms look like”? Is the room large enough to comfortably fit my family of four? Does the room have plenty of storage?
We recently sailed on the NCL Jade and chose a balcony stateroom. While it’s more expensive than an interior room, I like the extra space a balcony provides and obviously, the view. It’s also where my husband and I escape to in the evenings, while the kids sleep.
Our Stateroom #9082
Norwegian Jade Rooms:
The balcony rooms on board the NCL Jade are approximately 205 sq. ft. with a 38 sq. ft. balcony. This is slightly smaller than some other staterooms, but is well designed with function in mind and makes good use of the space.
There are floor to ceiling glass doors leading from the stateroom to the balcony. The balconies are large with plenty of room for all four of us to enjoy the outdoors at the same time. You’ll find a small table for your wine, coffee or book and two chairs for relaxing as you watch the scenery go by or, to be technically correct, as you go by the scenery!
Walking into the stateroom, you’re presented with an immediate view of the sea or port. The staterooms are an inviting, open area providing plenty of space and abundant storage.
You’ll find the closet area on one side and bathroom on the other as you enter. The closet area is generous with plenty of room for clothes, shoes, odds and ends and luggage, if necessary. Open shelving provides a place to stash most of your clothing. I designate a shelf to each member of the family. You’ll also find a safe- perfect for stashing passports, extra cash, jewelry or iPads.
Opening the double doors of the closet reveals a location to hang items, organize shoes on the floor or stash a suitcase. Two robes are also provided for your comfort and convenience. Life jackets are stored on the top shelf within easy reach, but hidden out of the way.