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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
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Review: 1
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Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 21, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 13431

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

Vey basic cruise, does not have what we were looking for in a cruise. We have done over 25 different cruises, including getting married on a Norwegian ship.

The food was sub par for a cruise line. with that said it wasn't bad but was not what a cruiseline normally offers. In main restaurant we had a prime rib that was dried out tasted like liver, and some Asian dish that was horrible. On all cruises in the past 30 years I was offered at least 1 night lobster. This cruise it was an extra $20. That's ridiculous

The noodle bar is clueless, not only did they forget parts of our order, what they did give us was totally wrong. My wife has a gluten allergy and can only eat rice noodle not the normal noodles that are made with wheat/gluten

They offer food 24hrs but from a greasy over cooked restaurant with extremely poor svc and un friendly hostesses. Room svc is an charge of $7.95 plus gratuity.

Top floor buffet was closed between 11pm-12 am. That is ridiculous on a cruise line that is promoting drinking,gambling and entertainment until the wee hours.

Waiter service to table was horrible in all bars with the exception of Shakers. The young lady and gentlemen were on top of everything in the martini bar, really impressive.

Waited in whiskey bar for 20 minutes waiting for svc, waitress was to busy talking to other cruise staff. It took one of the ships entertainment directors who happened to walk by, asked if we were ok, we said we were waiting for service, 15 minutes later they walked by again and saw that we still didn't get served, they called the beverage director to come down to the lounge and then she got to work. Days later the service returned to next to non existant.

Chairs couches were all hard as rocks with the exception of the chairs in the casino, they want you to stay and keep gambling, but feel that they want you to move on in the lounges where most people have prepaid beverage plan. It was so obvious to someone who has cruise before. Does not make you want to stay and enjoy your drink.

Entertainment was a good quality but with 5000 people on the ship it is always making reservations. And with that many people you would think they would have more entertainment on sea days but was mighty slim.


When you walk through the ship and the air is turned off you begin to smell sour/foul smells. Mostly in the Garden Café buffet on the 15th floor.


3hour wait to get a tendor to their island, that is crazy


Room steward were great, what I would expect on a cruise ship. She knew our names, made a point to say hello, room was well kept and updated.


I thought I was a bit generous on the rating system for this ship.

they provided a service, but not up to NCL or any cruise ship class


If you want a ship to drink, party and just eat, then this is ok for you,

We prefer more than an all inclusive on a ship.


Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
basic fast food, no quality unless you want to pay extra

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
dual pianos was great fun. reservations for nightly show terrible

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
besides Shakes staff/waitress who were great! all other lounge svc and irish restauarant, and noodle bar horrible

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
besides the foul smells on occasion, average, thought certain areas were not taken care of as should be.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stewardess was great, kept our room well organized and always greeted us with a smile and a hello. She was one of the few highlights of the cruise

Ports Of Call

New York, New York

1 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
3hr wait for a tender to get on island

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
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