Fun time despite ship too crowded!

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: August 21, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8160
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We traveled with family and had a great time BUT this was my first mega ship and my last! The pool area was overcrowded all the time! The pools are too small for the amount of people. The area taken up by the Haven suites & the slides leave very little room for anything else. The H2O adult area was also over crowded all the time. Had we not been traveling with family and been just a couple I would have been totally disappointed since there was no were to just relax. I was on the Dawn previously and even though entertainment after 10 was nill at least we were able to enjoy a lounge chair and read a book! There was more entertainment on this ship but it overlapped too much so you had to choose and then there were big gaps afterward with nothing to do except for the Bliss lounge which was very young. The shows filled up so it was hard to see those if you didn't make reservations well in advance. Didn't want to wait in line for 30 min to find out IF we could get seats. Very disappointing! Too many extra costs on this ship as well. Dinner in the main dinning rooms had several "extra pay" items and a lot of dinner repeats. What we did have was very good but very salty. A lot of the staff on this ship were very nice but definitely seemed overwhelmed too. Unfortunately we had several that were just plain rude. We paid over $3000 for two people and yet there was still so much extra to pay for. I would rather go to an all inclusive resort for the same money and have more to do and be able to relax!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinner in the dinning rooms was good but too salty. The buffet was good and much less salty.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Dueling Pianos was a lot of fun. Loved the band in Fat Cats ....silky smooth......

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Bam Bang and Pancho were wonderful. Pancho was our waiter in the Manhattan Room and Bam bang in Taste and the buffet.
Hostess in the Noodle restaurant was extremely rude!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Benjamin was great.
The dummy card to keep the electric on was annoying since we were trying to charge things and he kept taking it.
A clock in the room would be very helpful!

Ship Tip

You can get breakfast and lunch in the specialty restaurants at no extra charge (mini buffet, etc). We didn't find that out until half way through our cruise.

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