Sailed: 10 months ago
Traveled As: Family w/young children
Room Type: Suite
The new flag ship the BREAKAWAY is nothing more te media Hype and a big promo to get your money.. For One.. They do net tell you that all the GOOD attractions on the ship are A La Carte extra, even the "Ice bar" had a $20 cover to get in & just look.. Cirque De Sol Lie show was good, but again an EXTRA charge..
To get sun up on deck.. you had to ge someone to basically get there # 5am before sunrise & HOLD a good spot.. unless you want to PA EXTRA for the CIP deck with private pool & bar.. The pool was way to small to accommodate 4500 plus people. There were little to no activities for adults.. unless you include shuffle board, bingo, book reading etc.. unless your were under 15 then you had 3 clubs & plenty of things to do.. The night entertainment was horrible.. except for Fat Cats with Slam.. he was great.. but the club was small so you had 2 get there early..
The other act FIRE & ICE was a cheap glorified lounge act.. should be called melting ice.. because you would rather hear & watch melting ice than them..
Other than that there was no place for an adult 2go get drink & hear real goood LIVE music.. I cannot believe it..on all the cruises I have done.. there is always plenty of live music.. The BREAKAWAY had a jazz band in the Manhattan room that took a break every other song.. Grand Slam band in Fat Cats.. that was it.. even Fire & Ice was a vocal & keyboard for the 80's with drum machine.. Even Cirque was pre recorded tracks with a live violin on top... ridiculous...
Then the DJ in the nite club played the same playlist everynight and only Catered to one type of musc... SHAME! Then main thing that got me even more pissed. was to ge from Ship forward to aft on any other cruise shi they have some sory of Promenade that you can walk thru if you wanna stop thru a shop fine.. if not it is not forced.. on the BREAKYOURPOCKETSAWAY you either have to walk through the casino (in which they allows smoking, so whatever appetite you had or just ate is destroyed with somke in you hair clothes tastebud) Or you can walk thoru the open air gift shop.. more efforts to get you to spend money.. by the 4rd night you get tired of hear "Can I have your room so I can charge you up the a$$ for an astronomical price.. Even then buffet SHUTS down locks the door after 11:30 (What cruise does that) were you et even get water.. I have spent so many after midnights with my fellows passengers trying to find working water fountain.. unless you wanna pay $!10 for a bottle of water in yur mini bar...
Also when we docked in Bermuda another cruise ship came in right behind us, so now you have 4500 on our ship 3000 on another all trying 2 do the same overpriced things at the same time in Bermuda.. Cruise ships are the vegas of the seas.. all the care about is milking every penny you have.. they heard you on & off the ship like cattle, tell u waht 2do & how much you have to pay.. & that is the bottom line..
So in conclusion unless you have very very extremely deep pockets for $200 massages, $75 per person shows, cramped deck unless u pay VIP and you have a bunch of ill mannered untrained children & want them to roam free to disturb OTHER peoples vacation...
Break yourself for the BREAKAWAY....
|Destinations & Excursions||over priced.. if you book an excursion WITHOUT NCL its $50-$75 less|
|Onboard Activities||nothing to other then daily, bingo, shuffle board, or seminars from people who have not mastered the english language|
|Entertainment & Activities||horrible activities * night life other than Fat Cats, they should walk the plank for that.. all the good shows were a la carte|
|Ship Staff Quality|
|King's Wharf, Bermuda||PRICED|
the buffet was cattle feeding, shuts down totally @ 11:30 you cant even get a drink of water... if you go to the bars and ask for water, they look at you like you are wasting there time unless they can SWIPE you room key for a charge..