Freestyle? Not really!

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail Date: November 01, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 13856

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

This was my first time on a Norwegian ship, and a first sailing from New York. i expected a lot from the ship since it was so large. However, the cabin was smaller than I have had on other lines, the balcony was tiny, and all the corridors were almost impassable for two people. The food in the buffet was not bad. The idea of freestyle cruising left a lot to be desired. You had to make reservations for almost everything. If you reserved a time for dinner in one of the main dining rooms, you still had to wait 5-10 minutes for a table. i had a reservation for Rock of ages, and when i got there (5 minutes before the show) there were no seats left. what is the purpose of reservations then? They would pack up all the lounge chairs on the deck right after sunset, so there was no place to sit and relax on deck after dark. One night I went to watch a movie in the aft deck, and people wound up sitting on cocktail tables because there were only 20-30 chairs. The crew in general were not as friendly as I am accustomed to at all. They have a beverage package which we took, but you still had to pay 1-2 dollars per drink service charge. One thing I did enjoy was the ropes course. That was a lot of fun. Also, the adults only pool had someone enforcing the no kids rule, which was good. There were several events on the main deck, but there was no room between the pool and the stage. Very poor layout for such a new ship. In all, very disappointing.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Never got in, reservations? hah!

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Staff would say hello only if spoken to first.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
poor layout and small rooms and balconies

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
very small. You needed a cardkey to turn on the lights. if you wanted to charge something you had to leave something like a credit card in the slot.

Ports Of Call

New York, New York

3 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
took the shuttle to the beach, great fun and inexpensive too

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

3 out of 5
never got to go ashore, waves too rough for tenders

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5
Be careful, we arrived after dark, and the area near the port seemed seedy and almost dangerous.
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