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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

14 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 29, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13766

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The Breakaway is a big ship. That being said, it was not crowded. Reservations in specialty or other restaurants was not a problem. There were not many children on this cruise so most activities were always available. 


I was surprised that there were not many scheduled FREE activities on board for the five days at sea. The stateroom TV had the same three episodes of Mike & Molly, Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half men for the entire cruise. No Discover, History or other channels.


Even though all the staff were extremely polite and helpful they were at times clueless as to what was going scheduled or when. Restaurant staff (especially) in the Garden Cafe  could not describe most of the food they were serving.  One young lady told me a white sweet sauce for the apple cobbler was caramel.  The egg chef did not know what over easy meant.


Hidden items; unless you knew to ask, Smoked Salmon  was never displayed. Nor were Gluten free items, sugar free deserts including some flavors of ice cream.  Peanut butter. I did not find out to the eleventh day that Blue Moon beer was available, not on menu. Same with select Alcoholic beverages.


Snack time (after returning to ship before departure) there was a large cheese selection, no crackers, chips, salsa or guacamole. 


With a few exceptions, all restaurants served same food. Specialty Restaurants did have their own menus.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Persistent odor in Bath room that could not be remedied.

Ship tip

Garden Cafe is best place for breakfast, snacks and lunch. Large (repetitive) display with varied regional food offerings (Chinese,Indian,British,Italian and more). Eat your fruit ( Cantalope, Banana and Grapes) early in cruise, they run out fast, than canned only.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Roseau, Dominica

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
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