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Price: $$     Size: XL     Built: Apr 2013    

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Norwegian Breakaway Bahamas Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

Ship is beautiful.  Food is excellent.  Entertainment is excellent.  Not enough quiet space.

Very crowded.  At times way too noisy. One room in particular (The Atrium) was far too small for the activities held there.  It was adjacent to Guest Services and a bar and café.  Norwegian really must relocate these activities

Debarkation could have gone a lot smoother.  Norwegian blamed it on customs but I have a feeling this was not the first time there was a delay in leaving the ship.  It is a lot of people to process.  I believe our experience was the norm.

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Mailloux Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

My family and I had a great time on the cruise.  The food was delicious. The staff were outstanding ! However if we could do anything different we would pick a cruise that would spend more time at the Islands. By the time we disembark the boat got a taxi and got to our destination we didn't have much time to spend relaxing before we had to make our venture back. Overall everything was fabulous and I was treated like a queen

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roie33
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cruise from hell

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

room service sucked had to wait almost 2 hours for a pot of coffee..........boat was a rocking nightmare.....could not smoke u want that is an invasion on my rights and all agreed.

 

my trip was just a night mare never again

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NCL Breakaway, 7 day Caribbean cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

The ship was large and well laid out.  The food was excellent and the accommodations were great.  The only problem we had was with the entertainment.  On all other NCL cruises we were entertained every night with some sort of performance, with the Breakaway we did not have a show or performance going on every night, either nothing or the same thing two nights in a row, otherwise the cruise was great and I would do it again.

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The NCL Breakaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

Great Cruise!!! Wonderful private Island! Kids had a blast! Staff was amazing! Only downfall which is a huge mistake on behalf of NCL.  Ruining a beautiful atrium with cigarette smoke.   That took enjoyment away especially eating at "La Cugina" and other specialty restaurants. Non smokers have to pay the price.  They got the architect of the ship wrong.  The casino should be placed in a isolated area.   For that reason we won't be cruising until policies are corrected.  A better job containing the air needs to be done. 

Hopefully there's hope! 

 

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rajneesh
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wonderful cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

It is an excellent cruise, with numerous avenues to keep getting entertained. The itinerary & timings are as published in the site. The staff is very professional & mature & of course led by an excellent hierarchy who interact every now & then to check the inconveniences. The food, bar other activities are awesome. My son who is 2 yrs old had a wonderful time. Only the irritation experienced was during disembarkation which i feel should be more organized. Overall a great experience & i strongly recommend the cruise for all ages.

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jzatt
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Too much "at sea"

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

Ship, food and crew were fine.  Itinerary was lacking, especially with 2 days at sea for a 7 day cruise and worse, bypassing the island due to weather.  

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Mostly fun....some crew attitude poor.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

Most of the cruise was ok. My luggage tag got ripped off & I didn't get my suitcase till 8:30 at night. That was not optimum. The ship is nice enough....just maybe too big for my taste.... too many people. But the worst thing was a crew member named Kevin who was a judge at a karaoke show who was insulting to me when I made a comment about his opinion of one of the passengers in the contest. I think part of his job is to handle passengers in a more respectful way. If he can't take the heat he should find another job. I will be filing a complaint with the cruise line as well. If you like lots of crowds & an unorganized disembarkation you will be ok.

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fxrs84
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Bummer

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

 

Can't blame the weather on anyone, but I can say that the Breakaway is designed for mostly outdoor events wether it be dinner or entertainment. So when you and 4000 other people are stuck inside for the whole cruise, it sucks!

I would have loved to experience the ship and the voyage as it was designed but Mother Nature and the Fun Police deiced it was not going to go that way!

Food was ok, entertainment was alright, crew did their job. Too many people.

 

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ManhattanMom
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Big Boat; Bad Weather; Still Pretty Good

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2015

We have cruised 8 times before, 5 of which were on Norwegian. We tried the Breakaway because we love cruising out of NYC and the Great Stirrup Cay day is our favorite. We prefer a smaller boat (already booked for the Gem next February) and the weather did not cooperate so we missed Great Stirrup Cay. It's also hard to determine whether I would have preferred the bigger ship if the weather was better (likely yes, but I'm not sure). That being said, we still had a good time. I would like to give this 3.5 stars, but that's not an option.

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xxmac19393
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O'Sheen's Irish bar is the best place to go for an enjoyable sit down breakfast. It is also great for lunch, where you can even be served at the bar!

Loved all the restaurants on board including the Buffet! Lots to do for kids.

If there's a show or restaurant you really don't want to miss, make a reservation well in advance online, or you might miss out. Also, be prepared to spend more onboard than you might have on other cruiselines.

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