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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: June 21, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9748
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was overall our 14th cruise and 3rd with NCL.  

PROS:  the ship was beautiful, clean, well maintained and had lots to do. The food was good, but not extraordinary the employees friendly and there were plenty of things to do.  There was a ropes course, a mini golf course, rock climbing wall, people size chess game, video games, trivia contests, pool games and much more.  You could be busy all day or not at all.   We liked the comfortable dress attitude, however, when we tried to make a reservation for dinner for our large group we were told that the reservations for the night were filled.  Each night due our size - 8 - we had to wait for dinner.  JULIE the Cruise Director was fabulous, she even jumped in on some of the dance shows.  Fireworks on the open ocean - really cool.

ICE BAR:  Gotta go just so you can say you did!!  Really cool and really cold!!

CONS:    Overall my husband and I felt that they were trying to fit TOO MUCH stuff on the ship.  The hallways were barely wide enough for the workers cart and one person - two people could not walk side by side down any hall.  WE had a balcony room and felt the set up could be better - the space between the closet door and the bed was approximately 18 inches.  NO LOBSTER night - my children were very disappointed.  NEVER saw my room steward--dirty cups were never removed.  POOLS:  Were small and there were only 2 of them.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The activities were great, but the Atrium where they hold them is too small.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Rooms felt a little tight

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Felt cramped - room between bed and closet door too small - 18" MAX
Balcony smaller than usual
Bed was comfortable

Ship Tip

Manhattan Restaurant is nice and even better if you can get a table by the window.
Ice Bar - a gotta go to

5 out of 5
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