Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda

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2 out of 5

"To Ever Return" That Was The Question

Sail Date: September 20, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony


This was not the class ship it could have been! Four thousand people and lots of nasal, high pitched noise prompted us numerous times to retreat to our cell where the only available chair for guests, willing to pull straws, was the toilet!  Our suitcases occupied the couch because in order to use the closet shelves, one would neccessarily end up with curled feet, falling back on any poor soul seated there. Awe, the beds.. somehow confused with ironing boards in the design phase of the ship’s layout…but  other passengers may not have noticed if they were smaller people who migrated from areas where mats served the same function.  Good thing or we wouldn’t have been able to walk one foot in front of the other around these (beds) to the tiny balcony.    The stewards were excellent, as was the "Garden Cafe" food when you could get to it without being crushed in the rush. There seemed to be enough to do if you were children and they were many and adorable!  The decibel levels of drums  from 9 to 1 were so load, that in order to sleep, you would have to close your balcony door instead of enjoying the sounds of wave crashing that many people wait for a cruise to experience first hand. Just as well .. made jumping overboard  less of an option. And  being prompted “ to voluntarily use your towels more than once to save water ” assured us that the captain and officers most surely do. We always thought that the sea water, from which NCl  gets its supply, was nearly endless. What fools we are!,    We have spent most of our lives at or on the ocean so we do love the rolling seas..We are like kids. It really doesn’t take much to amuse us. That part was excellent even as we almost ran out of verses to the "Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer on The Wall " travelling  ballad in our efforts to find more sophisticated things to do on-board.   As for Bermuda, it would have been nice if there had been some warning about the ants on the local beaches..but inhabiting a cabin with less than 12 square feet of foot space toughened us up enough to take them on.    All in all, we have decided on  A SMALLER, CLASSIER SHIP NEXT TIME, a much more interesting destination, even more waves and motion, and a lot more respect for our patronage. Gratuities for management..Are you kidding?!   Vi and Bruce Ryerson   
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Physical Security late at night around elevators should be in place on all floors.

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