Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Southern Caribbean - Breakaway

Sail Date: November 29, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Cigarette smell in ship. Beautiful water. Ports smoking restrictions were great! Plan on an hour wait for everything. Bring a watch. Disappointed compared to other ships. Minimum cost for taxi rides per person were $40 no negotiating below the price. Behind the scenes tour was extremely expensive for a ship attraction. Everything is $ on ship. 10 photos for only prints ($160). They had great laundry deals/price and folded very well. Buy a specialty dining pass package ahead of time. The steak and Italian was not worth the price. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Shower hose needed to be longer and more electrical outlets.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
You could smell the cigarette smoke, Seats very uncomfortable in Theatre. Touchscreens did not work and had to wait in line at guest services for 45 minutes. Room cards ink ran off cards with (hand sanitizer/sun screen) had to get 3 cards from guest services.
Destinations and Excursions
No help from the Travel Desk...Our NCL cruise to Hawaii was much more helpful. Port tourism office more helpful than ship (Ship staff does not have content on destinations)
Onboard Activities
Not enough entertainment during rain days. Had to get to Atrium and Theatre very early to get a seat.
Service and Staff
Gemil, our housekeeping person was great! Many of the other crew member struggled with English.
Food and Dining
Food was salty. Last night my son got sick. You could smell cigarette smoke in the restaurants.
New York, New York
Cab ride to and from Penn station $17 metered fare. Leaving ship you will be husseled for more money.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
If you are their on a wednesday visit the Pina colada founing place before 5pm they are closed after. The National Park service free shuttle and forts provide a great view for about $14 combined.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Castries, St. Lucia
Bridgetown, Barbados
Basseterre, St. Kitts
The railroad was a great expierence and you get a great feeling of the island.


Japanese was very entertaining going.

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