Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda

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3 out of 5

NCL Breakaway Cruise to Bermuda

Sail Date: June 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Our cruise was on the Norwegian Breakaway\, round trip NYC to Bermuda. Embarkation was smooth and efficient. However\, the ship was overbooked! We were told there were 4\,600 on board\, including kids\, on a ship with a listed capacity of 4\,000.

Our cabin category was classified as a mini suite\, but it was small. However\, the stateroom bed\, a King\, and bathroom\, double sink and large shower\, were the best we have experienced and this was our sixth cruise on three different lines.

The cabin itself was poorly laid out. For example\, there was no table and the telephone was located on the small vanity that required getting out of bed or standing to answer it. The cabin\, number 13790\, was decorated in typical ship's fashion pale ugly.

Dining in the complementary restaurants on the first two nights proved a burden\, requiring guests to choose between eating early\, enduring long waits or eating late. No reservations were allowed\, so you had to go to your selected dining venue and wait. That is very poor service. My wife and I got the impression that the no reservation policy was to lure guests to the venue in the hope they would buy cocktails while waiting the hour or more to be seated. There was a bar outside every dining room! On the subject of alcohol\, we saw kids walking around drinking beer! And I mean kids! Couldn't have been older than 14. Another disappointment was the bread in the \"Garden Cafe\"\, especially the buns for hot dogs - supposedly a featured item on this ship - were awful! Mostly dry\, hard and always cold. Very unappetizing.

On the other hand the specialty restaurants were awesome! Great food and service.

The entertainment on board was excellent as well. We saw the Broadway show \"Rock of Ages\,\" - not my cup of tea - but well done\, and paid extra for the Cirque show\, which was also excellent\, but expensive.

Debarkation was simple\, fast and efficient.

Overall\, this cruise was geared toward a younger cro

Pros: Room amenities and specialty Restaurants

Cons: Dining room seating policies

Recommends Norwegian Breakaway? No.

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