Much better than I expected !!!!!

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 15, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11216

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

The ship, Breakaway, was beautiful, the cabin was pretty with plenty of storage space for 2. The balcony was small, wish it had been bigger.

Lots of activities and the shows, Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor were terrific.

We had the upgraded dining package and our favorite restaurant was Teppanyaki.. Moderno was a very close second. We also loved Cagney;s and La Cucina.

The buffet was pretty good, but at times very, very crowded and very difficult to find seating..

I loved the waterfront area and also 'Maltings" lounge.

The staff works very hard and could not do enough to make your "voyage" as pleasant as possible.

The biggest downside was the disembarcation.  It took over 90 minutes of standing on a very long line which snaked around deck 7 to finally exit the ship. I suggest that improvements be made immediately, it was so frustrating to stand on an endless line and it almost spoiled an otherwise wonderful week.

We also loved the private island of "Stirrup Cay". We had a great beach day and the barbecue was a lot of fun.

Music, music everywhere on the ship and the sound of music just added to the fun atmosphere.

My husband and I would definitely book another cruise on "The Breakaway". My sister won the same cruise in November and I told her not to be surprised if we wind up joining her for another fun filled week..


The convenience of leaving from NY cannot be beat and the views were spectacular !!!!!


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Thumbs up except for tremendous overcrowding at times in the Garden Cafe.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Something for everybody !!!!!


3 out of 5
"Rock of Ages" good but definitely not for children so do not let them tag along!!!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
no kids with us but the children on the ship looked like they were having a blast

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jose, our room steward was great!!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the cabin but wish the balcony was bigger!!! Storage was not a problem for 2 people in the cabin and the bed was very comfortable!!!

Ship tip

Make reservations for the specialty restaurants and the shows before you cruise otherwise you could be out of luck.

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Lots of fun, great weather, and a very relaxing day at the beach!!!

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
We spent the day at the "Atlantis" on Paradise island and shopping on Bay St.
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