Dissapointed with the Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 12, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

I've been on several cruises. Most of them on NCL. I have really enjoyed all of them except for this one. The Breakaway is poorly designed for the amount of people they stuff on that ship. 4000 passengers and only one pool area. It was almost impossible to get a lounge chair in the pool area. I brought my 15 year old son and he couldn't even enjoy a pool. Had to use the kiddy pool witch was only waist high on him since he is 6 feet tall. The hot tubs were only lukewarm. Lacking elevators in the middle of the ship because of that circus tent that most people don't even enjoy since it is extra money to go see that show. I will say we never had to search for a seat for the buffet. I didn't like having to reserve a time to go see the shows either. Better luck next time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was alright, but less impressive than I've experienced in the past.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn't get to enjoy many of the activities due to lack of elevators and too much walking.


3 out of 5
Had to make reservations to see the shows, so we missed a lot of it. Sad!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The ropes course is really cool!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew is always fantastic!

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
They put too much and too many people on this ship for the size. Crowded!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I liked the stateroom a lot! Our first time with a balcony.

Ship tip

Get to the pool deck early if you want a chair. Plan you room placement carefully since there are no elevators in the middle of the ship. Lots of walking, I'm not lazy, but it wastes a lot of precious cruise time.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Went to Ellens Stardust Diner on Broadway. Casual food, but really fun!

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
The beach is ok, but there's not a lot to do there.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the beach all day! The water is beautiful!

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Went shopping, but the locals are a pain in the behind!
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