April 2016 - 7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Breakaway
Impressive ship, housekeeping issues
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.