April 2015 - 7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Breakaway
Not impressed with the "NEW" ship. The ships pool area is very small and the area where the stage is had no "dancing room". We prefer a smaller ship with less people. Service was ok. Disappointed when we found out the Lobster tail dinner and Chocolate buffet were no longer available. The Atrium area where entertainment was going on did not have enough seating, lack of couches and chairs to relax in. They placed high back chairs in the front row, making it difficult for others to see, especially short people. Too many wooden bar stool chairs, they had them in Headliners and upper level of the Atrium, in O'Sheehan's, again not comfortable especially for short people.
The theater chairs were very uncomfortable. Your tailbone sat on the frame of the chair. Had to slouch in order to get comfortable. Poorly designed.
Our Stateroom was narrow and balcony was small. We could hear our neighbors t.v
Every time I went out on my balcony the person below me was smoking. There is NO SMOKING on the balcony, but rule did not apply to them. Many times I was unable to sit and relax. This ship is very accommodating to smokers. Smoking areas at all the bars, and a special smoking room near the pool. Of course the smoke billows out of the room. Annoying. We are non smokers. You can smell the smoke from the Casino throughout the Atrium.
If you are taking a bus transfer be sure your driver knows his route so that he gets you to the pier promptly. We had a very traumatic experience and came very close to not making departure.
Entertainment was excellent, that was one thing they had going for them. Also, the bathroom was a good size and the shower stall was the biggest I have experienced.
My husband and I will not do this cruise again. We tried it and found out it is just not our thing.