Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

couple's getaway

Sail Date: November 06, 2016

Reviewed: 23 days ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The goal of our trip was to experience a cruise and rest.

Had we booked according to destination and itinerary, we would have been greatly disappointed.

Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin was comfortable and we didn't feel too much movement on the water. Great location on the ship. Very happy we had a balcony as the sun decks are extremely crowded.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting off the ship was quite the process; there should be an organized (floor by floor) order to disembark.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
the itinerary was changed, at short notice. We were very disappointed as the beach day was cancelled and the stay in Nassau was very short (1pm - 8:30am). All these changes were announced the week of the trip and we were not compensated for the change in plans.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
I noticed that the arcade and bowling were available - but at a fee. For a family with three children, this would be great added cost. Not encouraged to bring the children on a trip like this.
Entertainment
There were a few shows and were repeated throughout the week. For such a large ship )and apparently full) there should have been a different show offered every night. The entertainment that was offered, was great.
Service and Staff
All service (room stewards to hostesses were gracious and did a very fine job.
Food and Dining
We didn't purchase the beverage package and it was challenging to get a drink (water, juice, coffee and tea) because the bars did not serve us (although they had the drinks); We had to go into a restaurant and wait to be served a drink. Also, non alcoholic drinks are not served at the casino tables - they will only serve alcoholic drinks if playing at the casino tables; very inconvenient.
New York, New York
Port Canaveral, Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
Shopping is abundant until 5pm. Although we were in Nassau until the next morning, all the shops closed by 5pm.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Extremely disappointed that this part of the trip was cancelled. Renovations began months before our departure date - this should have been disclosed when booking the trip. Norwegian should have compensated the passengers for those wishing to go to a beach instead of advertising beach excursions at a fee. Not impressed with the manner in which this was played out.

Tip

Book specialty restaurants and shows as soon as you are able to online months before departure.
All the restaurants are amazing (breakfast, lunch and supper).
If you have an aversion to cigarette smoke, smoking on the casino floor (which is an open floor) is permitted;better ventilation is needed



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