Pay Extra and Make Reservations for Shows

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: August 18, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This is my 9th NCL Cruise. This is the only one I booked online as the others were directly from NCL. Ship is big, staff is friendly. As on most cruise ships the pool is too small and you need to get a chair by 830am. NCL staff does a poor job at pool. They say they will move towels left unattended but they don't. Water park is fun and lines weren't long, especially Port days. In order to see a show you need to make reservations and I believe this can be done before the sail date. I saw one show as the others were already booked. Only shows available had a cost which is ridiculous!! Second City Comedy show is basically the same show I've seen from them on my previous cruises. Magician/Comedian was FANTASTIC. Cruise director not very good. I tried Cagney's and La Cucina and all I can say is food is borderline. Three main restaurants have same menu every night with a Chef's selection. I had dinner at the buffet most nights. Embarkation/Disembarkation is a breeze. I tried calling for upgrades from NCL prior to sail date. NCL has a policy not to offer upgrades unless you purchased DIRECTLY from them. My status a s a GOLD Latitudes member didn't help me. For this reason, This was my 9th NCL cruise and my LAST NCL Cruise.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
No variety. Same menu every night.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
Comedian Hilarious, They charge for shows

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Get used to waiting behind staff at buffet line to eat and find a seat

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

It seems that I was always waiting behind a number of cruise staff at the buffet and in trying to find a seat. I think the staff should not eat with paying passengers. NCL disagrees with me obviously as this has been a constant on every NCL Cruise. Do the early walkoff in NYC. 730am.

1 out of 5
tip the overpaid dock workers
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