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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

9 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 05, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10130

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall this cruise, based on several past cruises, was a disappointment. When we wanted to spend time in a quiet place, they were difficult to find and those that are considered as quiet areas (library and card room) were full. Using the atrium for game shows is a bad choice of space. With Guest Services, IT Manager and Shore Excursions all in the atrium, it was quite often impossible to carry on a conversation with these staff people with shouting to be heard. If the staff feels it has to provide entertainment here, consider easy listening type music, not raucous, loud music. Very dissatisfied with this cruise. BTW, we had invited another couple with us on this cruise; they too were disappointed with the experience.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Skyy Vodka Ice Bar

1 out of 5

What a joke-waste of shipboard space

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Weather not conducive to much pool time and do not do rock climbing or fitness centers. Would have been been great to have a greater selection of movies, there were just not enough shown. Why would games, with a high noise level be played in the atrium? Everyday one game or another was in progress with the resulting noise making it virtually impossible to communicate with Guest Services, CruiseNext and Shore Excursion personnel or the IT Manger, without having to shout to be heard. Really bad!

Jogging Track

2 out of 5

Way too short


2 out of 5

Video Zone

1 out of 5

Waste of shipboard space

Box Office

2 out of 5

Why pay for entertainment on board?

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Exemplary! All of them.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
All areas of the ship were cleaned and well maintained. The ship’s layout left much to be desired. There were just not enough quiet areas, the areas designated as quiet areas were quite small and frequently filled. Sea days were especially problematic; the only way around the ship ship involved using your elbows to get through.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Be prepared for a crowded and noisy cruise; consider taking earplugs along.

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

4 out of 5

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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