Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Just OK, not great

Sail Date: May 17, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

Overall cruise was just ok, not great. PROS: Ship was super clean, staff were fantastic, room was great, teen program was wonderful, and Bermuda was gorgeous. CONS: Food was mediocre at best, often overcooked with way too much salt. Main pool and hot tubs were inaccessible due to overcrowding and the same people hogging it all day long with no one making sure everyone could have a turn. If you didn't claim your spot as soon as it opened, you didn't get in. Onboard entertainment was terrible, with the only exception being the Rock of Ages show, and even in that the sound mixer had the bass so loud you could barely hear the solo singers. The pool band Jammroc was awful, and often let passengers go up and sing. If I wanted to hear passengers sing I would go to karaoke. The only other onboard act was a duo named Arvin & Emily who sounded great, but they sang only slow songs and would repeat the same songs every show. Many activities had an extra charge, and many of the "seminars" were just infomercials to get you to buy products from the spa or gift shops.

Ship Quality
Ship was very clean and well decorated.
Food and Dining
Food was overcooked and way too salty. Not a lot of variety.
Service and Staff
Staff were excellent, seemed happy to interact with passengers.
Poor quality performers, boring music acts. Only Rock of Ages worth seeing.
Children's Programs
Kept my 13 year old son busy the whole time. He had the best cruise of us all.
Onboard Activities
Not a lot to do unless you pay extra fees.
Destinations and Excursions
Bermuda was absolutely gorgeous, by far our favorite island we have been to.
Cabin / Stateroom
Plenty of room, bathroom was great.
New York, New York
Traffic getting to the port was bad, but once in the terminal it was great.
Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda


If you want to be able to use the pool or hot tubs, better get there at the time they open or you're not getting in.

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