Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Don't like freestyle and ship to big

Sail Date: June 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

We did not care for the large ship experience or the freestyle experience. The ship was clean and in good repair but its to big. The number of people make it difficult to enjoy many of the amenities they offer. Everything cost extra and is pretty pricey. We had 2 rooms, 1 with extra large balcony which was nice but we couldn't use it to much. Didn't like the fact everyone above can see below because of the way they are payed out. 

Food and Dining
Food was ok. Not bad but not spectacular. The dining room was best. The cafe was a lot of the same choices every day.
Service and Staff
We had a great cabin steward! He was very attentive and he made new towel animals every night for our grand-daughter. Sometimes he would put them in funny locations. Once he hung a monkey from the curtain.

We had a really nice woman server in the dining room the 2nd night and tried to have her every other night and they had her at small tables so we couldn't be seated with her. The ladies by the door of the garden cafe were funny. They sprayed your hands with hand sanitizer and sang little songs. "Washy-washy, Happy-happy". Sometimes they had a guitar and tambourine and were so playing.
Any of the entertainment was difficult to attend because the gathering locations were to small and there was no room. Also most of the activities were an extra cost. They had a cupcake decorating I wanted to take my granddaughter to but it costed $39 pp. for 1 cupcake.
Children's Programs
We attended a few of the kids family programs. They were not very crowded and not heavily attended. Some of the music was not appropriate for kids.
Onboard Activities
We had 4th of July fireworks and they lasted all of 5 minutes. Everyone seemed expectant that there were more. We played putt-putt and that was a very nice green. You had to wait for your putters for about 15-20 min but not to bad.
Destinations and Excursions
We booked not through the ship. There was lots to do in Bermuda. We went to tobacco bay for snorkeling and it was very worth the day!
Ship Quality
Cleanliness was very good. Design was not well thought out for the number of people.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The terminal was very confusing. They had you waiting across the aisle from where you board and then walking across the flow of traffic to board. Disembarking was simple until we arrived at the terminal and one of our bags was missing. you have tickets on your bags but no one gets them checked to make the bags aren't stolen.
Cabin / Stateroom
Roomy, clean, large bathroom (something we have never had on a ship) the complimentary breakfast with room service is very small and the $7.95 cover charge for anything else is not worth it.
New York, New York
Expensive to park. We parked at the airport for cheap and took a shuttle and taxi. Going was so simple. Leaving was difficult because the terminal staff sent us upstairs with all our bags and the taxi driver wouldn't pick us up. We finally found a driver who would pick us up.


To big and not well laid out. The focus seems to be on dining options that cost extra. Free dining areas are small. We tried to make reservations for our group of 7 and they said we didn't need them. We got to the dining room and there was a 45 min wait. We ended up going to the cafe. ;(

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