Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

Huge ship, like living in a small town!

Sail Date: March 22, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

The Breakaway cruise was fun with my daughter, but there were a few problems. Lack of communication was a large one. No one told us we had to have the TV on, and tuned to a certain channel, to hear announcements made. There was no general information booklet specific to the ship in our minisuite. Other passengers agreed with the lack.

Shore excursions were very over priced.

The mid ships Atrium on deck 7 was where most of the free entertainment happened. On a ship carrying over 4,600 passengers there were only about 100 chairs available.

Too many things cost extra and then were generally way overpriced.

My daughter has life threatening allergies. The Maitre d' met with her daily to plan for the next day's food. Service and food in the "Complimentary" (baloney -  I paid for them!!!) dining rooms was excellent.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Too many entertainment programs cost extra, beyond the price of the cruise.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ship's excursions were generally way overpriced. Best to book them in advance, but no guarantee of the weather. The Clamshell rentals on Great Stirrup Cay are definately worth the $30 for the shade and a place to leave your stuff.
Cabin / Stateroom
New York, New York
Port Canaveral, Florida
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
The snorkeling was fun, but there were so many people on the island the water did get stirred up. We were there 15 years ago, before the unfortunate current amount of development took place.
Nassau, Bahamas
the snorkeling was really fun.

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