May 2015 - Norwegian Breakaway to Bermuda
We loved the Haven on the Breakaway. The cruise within a cruise concept was perfect for us. We made use of the entertainment and specialty restaurants that couldn't be found on a smaller ship, but were more than happy to retreat back to the Haven for the lounge, restaurant, pool area, and sun deck. The staff was terrific, and we enjoyed the other Haven guests we met on the trip. We stayed in the Haven Courtyard Penthouse Suite. We had looked at pictures and diagrams prior to the trip, but frankly we were still disappointed with our cabin. It was the smallest suite cabin we've ever had, and was much more a mini-suite. Although the bed was great, there was really no other place to be comfortable in the cabin. The 'couchette' is a folding bed, and hard. There are two small chairs next to a tiny dining table that seem to tilt forward, we felt we were sliding out of them. Folding chairs would have been better. The balcony was exceptionally small. The bathroom was too small for a hairdryer, so it was necessary to sit in front of the cabin door to use it the permanently attached dryer. There was a magnifying mirror circle on the wall mirror by the hairdryer. Unfortunately is was too low to use while standing, and to high to be used while seated. I don't think we'd ever choose the same cabin, but we'd stay in the Haven on the Breakaway again in a heart beat.