Somehow, we made it home from the Breakaway! Beautiful but poorly designed boat

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: July 26, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 5100
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We were so very excited to go on the Breakaway after only having been on Carnival before--we can't wait to go back to carnival.

With regards to our room:

1)It was right next to the crew door, so we heard that door all the time.

2) It was right under the theater that had Cirque Dreams-so we heard that twice a day if we tried to rest in our room

3) NCL kept from us the fact that Bermuda has "Cup Match" (a cricket match) for 2 of the 3 days that we were there-a national holiday that shuts down Bermuda for 2 days. They only told us as we got on the boat with a note in our room. They knew, but didn't tell us because they knew they couldn't fill the boat I they did.

4) Over 4,000 guests and 1 main pool-are you kidding?

5) Bumpy ride on the way back rom Bermuda. Before you flame me for this one, here's the story: It was so bad our bunk bed that was in the ceiling fell out and other guests reported that they fell out of bed. But, it wasn't just rough weather. We were told this happens every week on the last day of this run because the captain has to floor it while going against the current to get back on time. So every Friday, you can be sure this boat is rocking. I would rather 12 less hours in Bermuda and not getting sick the next 24 hours. (I NEVER get sick, but got sick 5 times because of this). We had to sleep in the lobby because our room rocked so bad-and several others did the same.

We don't expect perfection and are not entitled people at all, but if NCL doesn't entice us to come back somehow, we never will

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
nice but unknowledgeable

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
clean but awful design

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
read above comments for more about our terrible room experience

Ship Tip

a bigger boat isn't better if it is just bigger because they packed more staterooms on it.

3 out of 5
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