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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 18, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We had an excellent experience on the Norwegian Breakaway.  We had previously cruised and enjoyed our experience with Carnival, but this ship had a lot more to offer as far as on-board activities, dining options, etc.  Our cruise director, Julie, was very welcoming and presented a variety of excellent shows/entertainment.  Some of our favorites were Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, and the Cirque specialty show (which wasn't free, but was worth the extra cost).  

While there were 24-7 delicious (and complimentary) food options, the specialty restaurants were impressive, especially Teppanyaki which we dined at twice it was so good!

We booked excursions for 5 of the 6 stops through Norwegian, and all worked out well logistics-wise and were a ton of fun.  Our favorites included ziplining excursion in Saint Thomas and the seaturtle/shipwreck snorkel & beach excursion in Barbados.

Our only complaints were the location of our room (at the very front of the ship which was very susceptible to waves and ship-related noise) and that some of the prices on-board were a little high (specifically drinks and photographs).

Overall, a great experience and we can't wait for the next Norwegian cruise!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Take advantage of all the offered shows.. they are fantastic!

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Old San Juan is an easy walk with a lot of shopping/restaurant options.
5 out of 5
Ziplining!!
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Seaturtle/Shipwreck snorkle & beach was the highlight of our trip!
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