Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Time, Planning on Doing Again, Dining Issues

Sail Date: August 25, 2013

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

This is an amazing ship with so much to do a week is not enough.We were supposed to sail to Bermuda, one of my favorite places, but were detoured by Hurricane Cristobal.

Ship layout is very good. Almost everything is located in the center. Ship is easy to navigate. Slides were a lot of fun and the lines moved pretty quick on a sailing that was full. Kids had a blast in the water park.

Had connecting balcony cabins and that worked out well. Balconies are small but still enjoyed sitting outside with a drink enjoying the ocean.

Food was alright. Never went hungry but nothing memorable either. Would like to see Norwegian have cookies out during the day. Desserts looked fancy but did not taste good. Either no taste or phony sweet taste. This is a keep it simple area.  Also did not like having to buy something to eat with my coffee at the Atrium Coffee bar. Do not mind paying extra for the coffee but Carlo's stuff was not very good. We ate in Teppenaki one night and that was amazing. 

I am not a fan of the reservation system. If you did not do it months before it was tough to get in anywhere. Kind of goes against the whole Freestyle concept. We saw many empty tables but supposed there was no availability. Sadly this to seems to be the trend and I think it goes opposite of what the cruise lines intended.

Plenty to do on this ship and I do plan to sail again.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Hibachi place was amazing and the only great meal we had all week. Food was just OK. Wish they had cookies out during the day instead of these fancy looking yet tasteless things.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Got diverted to Florida/Bahamas.

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