Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

NCL Breakaway April 2015

Sail Date: April 12, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

My husband and I returned a week ago from this trip. Our expectation's were more than meet.

We love to travel, road trips, resort and cruises. Out of all  we like cruises the best. We love being out on the ocean and seeing different places. We have been on seven cruises. We have been on Princess, Royal Caribbean  and Norwegian.

Princess and Royal Caribbean have set dining times, more pampering, excellent food such as lobster in the main dining, great entertainment and formal night is fancy.

Norwegian is freestyle dining, good service, entertainment and food good, formal night casual. We had been on a Norwegian cruise many years ago and were not that impressed with the ship. This cruise changed our minds.

We were reluctant to go during spring break. We had done a spring break on another cruise line, it was so crowed with kids and teens everywhere. We thought we would experience that again especially with such a large number of people on the ship. It was the only time we could go so we did.

The ship has so many choices of what you could do and where you could be for any age,   They had areas for children, teenagers and adults. There was never the sense of being crowed with so many people.

The buffet usually had quite a few people but the line moved quickly and we always found a place to sit. There was never much of a wait for the main dining rooms even with out a reservation. The food and service were  good. We did try one of the specialty restaurants, Le Bistro, the food was excellent. If you want seafood or an expensive steak you do need to go to a specialty restaurant. We were satisfied with the main dining rooms. We really liked the freestyle dining, which helps when it was a shore day.

The service was really good. The difference we found in the cruise lines is that with NCL you had to get your own beverages (buffet), there was no one to fill your coffee cup. However,the empty plates were cleared off constantly. There were other differences too, such as no chocolates on your bed, we had to get our own luggage tags. NCL and Royal Caribbean have the towel animals on the bed at night. Princess cruise lines does not do that.

Entertainment was good but not as many choices as the  other cruise lines. Princess had the best entertainment.

We found that this cruise was exactly what we wanted. After being on six previous cruises all we wanted to do is relax. There was plenty to do on board if you wanted and there was plenty of places to relax and get away from the crowd. That is what we did.

We did go ashore on all the stops. Our first stop was Cocoa Beach. We just wanted to do a short excursion and then enjoy the ship while most were off. Cocoa Beach was nice but the waves are high.

Great Stirrup Cay is absolutely beautiful. The water calm and clear, The beach and water are rocky so you need to wear shoes.

We went to the Atlantis in Nassau. Atlantis is beautiful but very expensive, The dig and predator tank are really nice.

The ship was well designed and beautiful. We would recommend this trip!


Ship Quality
Well desingned and beautiful.
Food and Dining
The main dining was very good.
Service and Staff
The staff were excellent and personable.
The entertainment had a good variety.
Children's Programs
There was alot to keep them busy.
Onboard Activities
There was plenty to choose from.
Destinations and Excursions
The destinations were all nice and the excusions well designed.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our steward was excellent.
Port Canaveral, Florida
We did beach time at Cocoa Cay
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Absolutely a beautiful island.
Nassau, Bahamas
Very pretty.


O'Sheehan's is a a great place to eat as well as get a drink.

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