Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Mostly a good time

Sail Date: February 28, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

  We just got back and have to say the staff was excellent. They were very friendly and accommodating. The food was mostly good, with a few hits and a few misses. For example we found the NY strip steak to be fatty and chewy but the Prime Rib (only offered on the last night in the Manhattan room) was much better. Apparently there have been cutbacks in the kitchen, no more shrimp cocktail or escargot.

  The activities staff was energetic and made us laugh with their antics. They kept us entertained with all the games and contests. 

  It happened to be the week school was out in Montreal so the ship was loaded with French Canadians. For the most part they were nice but some bad apples spoiled the whole bunch, especially the bratty kids who don't know how to use an elevator (let us off please before you barge in). There was even a fistfight during the cruise! The cruise line can't help that but just a word of warning to fellow travelers to check the school calendars before booking!

  We had a 12th deck balcony cabin and I recommend that you book any deck except the 12th because that is where the kids camp Splash Academy is located and we heard tons of kids running and screaming on the way to camp.

   Overall it was a fun trip and I was limited to the times we could go. Otherwise I would NOT have gone when Montreal was off from school.

Embarkation and Disembarkation
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Onboard Activities
As mentioned by previous posters the seats in the theater are horrible. Every one of them had a hard piece of either wood or metal on the back of the seat and we were very uncomfortable most of the time.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
New York, New York
Port Canaveral, Florida
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Get on an early tender as the beach fills up quickly. Bring your own umbrella from home if you want shade.
Nassau, Bahamas

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