Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Great fun, but beware of poor ventilation in casino!

Sail Date: February 09, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We had a great time on the Breakaway, and it was just what to doctor ordered (a break from this miserable winter!)  We were concerned about being on such a large ship, but it was a non-issue. Service, food and entertainment were excellent.,  Ports were okay, certainly not among our favorites, but this was about getting away, not the destinations.


However, and it's a big however, the air pollution from the casino was literally intolerable.  My husband has emphysema, and we had to route ourselves to avoid the casino area, and as the area is three decks high, we avoided the areas above and below as much as possible.  We were not alone in our complaint regarding this area.  We understand that a great deal of the ships revenue is generated in the casino, but it's a sad world that pits profit against health concerns.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Great room steward!
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
New York, New York
Port Canaveral, Florida
We would have preferred to days in Nassau or even Great Stirrup Cay!
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
If snorkeling keep going to right end of the beach
Nassau, Bahamas
try to connect with a private tour, much more thorough and affordable


If you're looking for sun, and not traveling with children, the decks above the pool deck are some of the nicest and quietest!

Without a doubt, the best show onboard was Slam Allen in Fat Cats!

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