Would have prefered Carnival or Royal Caribbean

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 25, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10780

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Good food, terrible staff, okay entertainment, drinking package is a rip off and over priced. Package policy is rediculous how everyone in the room needs to buy one. Seems like they will do anything they can to take your money.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
I have been on 8 Carnival Cruises and 1 Royal Caribbean, this was my first time cruising on Norwegian, you can not compare Norwegian to any of the others. Norwegian was by far the WORST out of the 3. The drinking package was absolutely crazy expensive and even if only one person in the room wants to purchase it, they make everyone else in the room buy it. over $700 per person... Also, you can only buy it the first day and when we went to buy it the first day, the lady told us to think about it and come back. When we came back the second day, she lied to the manager and said she told us that we had till midnight to buy the package... which she never told us because we would have bought it that day if we would have known. We also had to skip the private island since the waves were too rough which stinks because I have never been there before. After 10 cruises, this was the first that skipped a spot. There wasnt many shows to go to since they only had rock of ages and burn the floor, unlike carnival and royal that have many shows a night to go to. The comedy shows were pretty good but the comedians performed the same skits mulitple nights so once you saw it once, you didnt want to see it again. The self serve ice cream machines were broken 95% of the time which was ridiculous. The food was really good but the wait times for dinner was annoying since they dont have a time dinning like royal and carnival. So there would be a 45 min wait for dinner. Also, one of the nights, the buzzer for our wait time for dinner didnt go off and after an hour of waiting for dinner we went back to ask why it didnt go off and they gave us an attitude and rushed us through dinner since they were closing in a half hour. Mind you, there was only two of us eating, so it was so rude how they were rushing us. The staff was not personable what so ever. They didnt care to get to know you, or even say hi when passing in the hallway. Carnival is the way to go! They treat you like you are actually on vacation. The entertainment director DanDan was actually very good, he was so much fun and made the game shows fun. I WILL NOT be cruising with Norwegian again.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was delious. Drink package is a rip off!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The rock climbing wall, ropes course and mini golf were all next to the boats sewer system and made the whole area smell absolutely terrible. Families were even leaving the area since it smelled like fecies the whole time.

Pool

4 out of 5

The only good thing about this ship was that the pools had adult only sections that they strictly enforced. So it was nice to not have crazy splashing kids swarming the pools like crazy like they normally do.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The burn the floor performance was so good, rock or ages main singer needed a lot of improving

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Not personable what so ever

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cleanliness was very good, the size was very spacious and the overall comfort was good too. No complaints about the room

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
Nothing special, just florida. went to cocoa beach which was nice

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port

They cancelled this port due to waves being too big

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Went to atlantis which was gorgeous

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Terrible lines to wait in. I like how carnival just lets you get off on your own
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