Wilted Promises and Stressful "Vacation"

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 20, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 14848
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

When booking, we were promised a new ship; clearly, once aboard, we realized that "new" may have meant 20 years old new. The first night and peppered throughout our stay, screaming, tantrum-throwing children kept us awake on our anniversary cruise (residents were in room 14850) and when we complained, we were told the children were sick and were yelled at from their balcony. Classy, right? Apparently, the sea was too choppy to disembark at Stirrup Cay, so we only had a day to spend in the Bahamas (Nassau). We re-boarded the ship at Port Canaveral because it was wall-to-wall people with little to no transportation anywhere off the pier port. The ship was at all times extremely crowded with an international tour group that was pushy, self-serving, and rude. The saving grace wasn't the food, though--it was the spa experience we often went to for quiet, solace, and to hear each other speak. The entertainment of Second City and Rock of Ages was masterful, and we enjoyed our cabin care provider, Radwell. Otherwise, we will go back to Carnival Cruising--they have it down to a science and compensate when things go awry, unlike Norwegian. DON'T DO THIS CRUISE!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Radwell was the best!

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Layout was strange--bed not even aligned with television for easy weather or news viewing. The bathroom was good, but the closet doors banged throughout the night, so we used a towel to keep it quiet. It felt like my first apartment.

Ship Tip

Try to avoid this ship, cruise line, and experience altogether--try Carnival!

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
No compensation for losing this day.
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