Nice ship, accommodations could be better

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 02, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 11878

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

Ship is very nice, food great, my husband & I always book a balcony cabin and I was very disappointed with the poor or lack of ventilation in the casino area, too much cigarette smoke. I know that there are more non-smokers than smokers so the cruiselines should dedicate one whole side to us, the non-smokers. We pay just as much or sometimes even more for the same staterooms and we should be able to enjoy our balconies. I couldn't leave my door open because the cig. smoke was getting into my room. We like to sit outside on the balcony, have our first cup of coffee and enjoy the ocean air but like I mentioned already, something HAS to be done about the smoking situation. All of our friends and family we travel with are also non-smokers and we all share the same frustration about the cig smoke. I know that there is a Carnival ship that is non-smoking but it has a limited and/or short itinerary and it departs from Florida, so we can't book that one all the time. If CARNIVAL can do it I'm sure other cruiselines CAN do it also.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food was great, a lot choices, very nice dining rooms

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
a lot do and choose from


5 out of 5
Cirque show beautiful, food very good, worth the money.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
pretty helpful and very friendly

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice design, big, new

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
smaller than we expected, no drawers, unfortunately balcony on same side with cig smokers

Ship Tip

All the free dining rooms had great food, different menus to choose from. I recommend to try them all. the Garden Cafe was also very nice, very clean, we all liked the convenience of the sinks by the exits to wash our hands after meals. The specialty restaurants, great food and entertainment.

Ports Of Call

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Live here

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Nice port, many things to do and choose from

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
One of the best Islands we've been to

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Been there before but we'll always go back. Beautiful Island
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