Ok, so I have now tried the Studio rooms on the NCL Epic. Even though they are now advertised for the solo traveler, that is not for whom they were originally designed. Some bright person had this idea that they would be low budget interior cabins all aligned parallel to the corridors maximizing the use of otherwise potentially wasted internal space.
Along with the studios, There is also the Living Room” the Lounge area with key card access restricted to those in the studios. The important thing (besides the tables and chairs) is that there is the same kind of coffee machine that you find in the Lufthansa lounges allowing you to make your own lattes. cappuccinos and expressos effectively saving a lot of money.
But anyway – the original concept didn’t work. The cabins are in no way are big enough to have a parent (or so) in one cabin with monsters offspring in the small connecting cabin. There is simply hardly enough storage space for me with my one carry on suitcase, let alone someone with a normal size suitcase. The idea two peoples’ stuff is just ludicrous.
So anyway, this is the cabin.
The fact that I can easily fit the whole room into one photo has to tell you something.
In reality, I have lived in smaller single dorm rooms. Since all of them had single beds they did have more floor space which meant that you could have that all critical item – a desk. Here they have a small table which fails to have a drawer making it almost useless for any items since the clearance between it and the mini shelf directly above is less than 10cm. Some of the storage is kind of cool – the small stool that goes with the table has a lid that pops off so that you can put things inside. There are also a couple of wicker bins that fit under the bed.
Since the bed is a normal size bed made up in the usual ship fashion from two singles with a filler piece to make a full size bed there is plenty of room under the bed to slide suitcases.
It is interior, it is safe. And did you notice the walls – I have finally arrived …..