April 2015 - Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Bahamas
My husband and I returned a week ago from this trip. Our expectation's were more than meet.
We love to travel, road trips, resort and cruises. Out of all we like cruises the best. We love being out on the ocean and seeing different places. We have been on seven cruises. We have been on Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian.
Princess and Royal Caribbean have set dining times, more pampering, excellent food such as lobster in the main dining, great entertainment and formal night is fancy.
Norwegian is freestyle dining, good service, entertainment and food good, formal night casual. We had been on a Norwegian cruise many years ago and were not that impressed with the ship. This cruise changed our minds.
We were reluctant to go during spring break. We had done a spring break on another cruise line, it was so crowed with kids and teens everywhere. We thought we would experience that again especially with such a large number of people on the ship. It was the only time we could go so we did.
The ship has so many choices of what you could do and where you could be for any age, They had areas for children, teenagers and adults. There was never the sense of being crowed with so many people.
The buffet usually had quite a few people but the line moved quickly and we always found a place to sit. There was never much of a wait for the main dining rooms even with out a reservation. The food and service were good. We did try one of the specialty restaurants, Le Bistro, the food was excellent. If you want seafood or an expensive steak you do need to go to a specialty restaurant. We were satisfied with the main dining rooms. We really liked the freestyle dining, which helps when it was a shore day.
The service was really good. The difference we found in the cruise lines is that with NCL you had to get your own beverages (buffet), there was no one to fill your coffee cup. However,the empty plates were cleared off constantly. There were other differences too, such as no chocolates on your bed, we had to get our own luggage tags. NCL and Royal Caribbean have the towel animals on the bed at night. Princess cruise lines does not do that.
Entertainment was good but not as many choices as the other cruise lines. Princess had the best entertainment.
We found that this cruise was exactly what we wanted. After being on six previous cruises all we wanted to do is relax. There was plenty to do on board if you wanted and there was plenty of places to relax and get away from the crowd. That is what we did.
We did go ashore on all the stops. Our first stop was Cocoa Beach. We just wanted to do a short excursion and then enjoy the ship while most were off. Cocoa Beach was nice but the waves are high.
Great Stirrup Cay is absolutely beautiful. The water calm and clear, The beach and water are rocky so you need to wear shoes.
We went to the Atlantis in Nassau. Atlantis is beautiful but very expensive, The dig and predator tank are really nice.
The ship was well designed and beautiful. We would recommend this trip!