March 2015 - Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Bahamas
Our family was on this sailing, and we had agreat time. We all loved Great Stirrup Cay! I wished we had spent two days there rather than stop at Nassau. Felt like we were being badgered and ripped off in the market and the cost to get to a beach was unreasonable at $50 pp. We spent most of our meals in the dining rooms vs. the Garden Cafe buffet due to the more calm atmosphere, but the repetition of the foods/stations made the buffet and the 1,000 people in there at once manageable. We ate at O'Sheehans - not our favorite, but the kids lived it. I got the meat loaf, or should I say...fancy feast wet cat food slab. It looked and was disgusting! We really enjoyed the burgers at the Uptown Grill, but it had funny hours and was closed on our first and last days at sea due to inclement weather. I'm guessing all sailings between October and May it is closed those days as well.
I would have loved a covered roof over the pool or at least warmer water. Most of the days on board the water was chilly. On the day in Nassau the pool was almost bath like, the following day it was so cold I didn't want to put my feet in. The kids pool is too small. The teenagers are crammed in with kids 4 and up. On our sailing we were told there were almost 1,000 teens on board. Seems a pool at Entourage would have been useful. Unfortunately, a child vomited in the pool on the sea day following Nassau, causing it to need draining and refilling. Our kids lost almost this whole day of swimming.
On a sadder note, I paid $13 per frozen drink or $10-12 for other drinks....not one could I feel the alcohol effects of. I spent quite a sum and did not have a buzz once! I'm no drunk, usually two drinks and I giggle, three and things are super fun, four I'm pretty much drunk and ready for sleep. My husband drinks Gentleman Jack on the rocks, he was 100% certain if was watered down. The taste and color were completely off.