Beautiful Ship too crowded in August

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: August 17, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9766
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The pros:  The ship was beautiful and clean.  The shows were the BEST I've ever experienced on a cruise.

The cons:  An August cruise was painfully crowded.  Not enough chairs to accommodate all passengers on full ship.  There were fights and I heard someone had to be removed from the ship by the time it arrived in Bermuda (2 days going to Bermuda is too much of that experience).  The pool was so crowded, I wouldn't dream of entering it.  God knows what is happening in that water.  Also, I don't like being nickeled and dimed for everything on the ship from water and pizza in the cabin to a $20 per head breakfast with characters (we've already paid for the food).  The specialty restaurants had no better food, the only positive was that there were less people in them.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some food was delilcious and some was just cruise food... Nothing was terrible..

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
they loved the water slide, walk the plank etc.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Burn the floor and the circus show was excellent but I don't like being charged for entertainment on a cruise

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
We already paid for the cruise, it was terrible we were being charged for entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The cruise director Julie was exceptional.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was very nice, but the balcony wasn't clean when we arrived

Ship Tip

Try to go to restaurants other than garden cafe for breakfast, it's too crowded

5 out of 5
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