Sail Date: May 01, 2013 Ship: Norwegian Breakaway Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Family (older children) Reviewed: 4 years ago
The ship was amazing, brand new, clean and well designed. I didn't particularly like having to walk through a smoky casino to get to some places. But other than that it was really nice.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Did not care for Freestyle cruising at all. We had been on many other cruise lines and always had assigned dinner times and seating which was so much more organized and never a wait. This ship you could go anywhere, anytime you wanted but so could all other 4000 passengers which made for long wait times, sometime 45 minutes to wait for a table and then once inside dinner took nearly 2 hours every night. Too slow! Also many restaurants had an upcharge of $20-$30 per person. Didn't like that either. Should all be included.
3 out of 5
The few shows we did go to were average. They charges a $40 charge for some other shows. First time we had encountered that. We heard many onboard speaking of how distasteful that was. We skipped those. It was hard to make any show if you ate in the dining room. They didn't open til 530 and you could not be served and gone by 7:00
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
There were a few staff that were extraordinary but the majority were not. Some even unfriendly.
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