Can anyone tell me about room 5508 on the Star? It is an oceanview but does anyone know if it is a porthole or a window. Is this an ok room as far as noise and traffic? We have never cruised before and while I don't expect that any of us will get seasick my dh was convinced that we needed to be able to see outside, "just in case". I had previously booked an inside cabin, midship on deck 9 and when I called TA about moving to an oceanview she moved us to the front of the boat.
Thanks again for the wonderful information. I had tried looking on ncl.com before but I didn't notice that I could click on the room number and get more detail. I was able to find a room, 5636, that is available on our sailing and have emailed our TA and asked her to move us. I really appreciate your help.
Well no luck so far getting moved. I am starting to question why I used this TA (referred by family). I feel like I have had to direct her at every turn. Maybe I have an unrealistic idea of what TAs do but I would think that they would want to do the best for their clients that they can. I had to prompt her to find a better price to start with - she quoted me a price higher than NCL, then said that her group rate was less and in the end we went with an individual rate that she called and got from NCL while I was in the office. I should have probably done it myself but was trying to share the business since I know that they get a commission. Then when we decided to see if we could upgrade from an inside to an outside room I even gave her the room we wanted (which happened to have a window and is coincidently still available according to the website) and asked for midship but she booked us in the forward room.
I asked if she could move us to a midship picture window room in category E. Her response was that they were sold out. She said the only other category open with a window would be category G with an obstructed view of the lifeboats and it would cost more money. I know that a category G is cheaper than category E and according to the website there are at least 7 category E rooms open that are midship with a window.
I know that in the long run the room will not really matter that much and the porthole view will likely be fine but its a bit frustrating.