April 2016 - Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Bahamas
NCL has become my favorite cruise line due to its casual atmosphere, high quality entertainment and freestyle dining arrangement. The Breakaway is a large ship but never seemed overcrowded although it was a spring break week and pretty full. Interior hall cabins seem claustrophobic. Glad I had an ocean view. Housekeeping surprisingly poorer than expected for such a new and classy ship. Room not fully cleaned and was smelly when I first entered and that was not rectified later on. During the course of the week I encountered several ladies rooms that were dirty/smelly/leaky even during slow times. Also several latches/hinges broken! Shouldn't the cleaning staff report broken items to the maintenance staff? Worst thing was the layout of the ship with the Casino in the middle dominating 2 floors and causing horrible cigarette smoke smell throughout that area. However, despite these small failings it was a great trip.