A step lower than expected

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 20, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Ship is only six months old, expected no loss of shine.  Shine is gone.  First, in fairness the service was pretty good for such a big ship.  Next, there were plenty of things to do during daytimes.  However, three things were not as expected.  One; the evening entertainment in the theater was not atpar.  They had ONE comedian/magician.  For a ship with 4,000 paid guests, ONE show other than broadway shows is not acceptable.  Not everyone wants to see singing and dnacing every night.  The comedian had two shows.  He had a regular show as usual, then another night an 11:00 pm adult show. The Director of Entertainment ought to fire the guy.  He told almost all the same jokes each time.  Then we left as the "magic" show was the same, too.  Two; they dumped the "chocolate buffet."  Nothing seems to have replaced that?  Three, they dumped the "lobster night."  Now, I suppose there comes a time when costs are cut, but if that is not enough, the nightly menu has also been cut by at least one dinner choice a night, as well as at least two appies.  No more shrimp cocktail, and no more second soup, or chilled soup.  The food is okay, but there's no more going home bragging or embarassment in overeating.  Nothng to overeat....  If you get past all that, and try hard, (or have never cruised) the staff were generally hard working, and bar choices plentiful.   

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Plenty of lounge sun spots. If you want to be by pool, like all ship get there early. But, plenty of acceptable places. Unique was fireworks one night (though only 10 minutes, tops).

5 out of 5
Metered NYC cabs are fair unless you ask too many questions. :-)
3 out of 5
Nothing nearby, pay to play.
3 out of 5
Crappy shopping compared to Caribbean ports.
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