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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 11, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5704

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I was surprised at how huge the Breakaway is. It is loaded with fun activities and venues (bowling alley, ropes course, water slides/shoots, mini golf, Margaritaville, and much more. Yet as big as this ship is, it was so easy to get around. Signage is at every elevator and stairs. It has kiosks on every floor forward and aft to handle all your needs including signing up for shows. The food lines and restaurant services were always fast. Never waited more than 5 minutes to get seated and there was never a line at the buffet. There was always a place to sit on the buffet area. Food was excellent! Entertainment is the BEST I've seen on my 13 cruises. Drinks are pricey on NCL. They need to real them in a bit. I really enjoyed cruising with NCL so much so I bought Next Cruise deposits on board which I've never done.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

This was the funnest bar on the ship. Centrally located with the best bartenders.

Moderno Churrascaria

5 out of 5

First time doing this type of dining. Good food and interesting service.

Savor Restaurant

5 out of 5

Excellent food and excellent service!!

Taste Restaurant

5 out of 5

Excellent food and excellent service!!

The Manhattan Room Restaurant

5 out of 5

Excellent food and excellent service!! Added bonus is this restaurant has shows and entertainment included while you dine.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Ropes Course

4 out of 5

This course was way more than you'd expect on a ship. Quite a bit of ropes. Only problem was it was closed too much. Hard to take advantage of because of it's limited hours.

Breakaway Casino

3 out of 5

The casino was very 'broken' up. It had a smaller main room and ran thru the hallways with slots. Kinda weird to get around.

Mini Golf

5 out of 5

This course rivals some of the best land courses and it's very well maintained.

Shore Excursion Desk

5 out of 5

Fast, friendly service. Always got answers to my questions.

Internet Café

1 out of 5

Too pricey. NCL needs to lower these prices.

The Marketplace

4 out of 5

This was located up by the pool area during the days at sea. Kinda of a neat idea - you didn't have to leave the pool to shop.

Slide

4 out of 5

These slides are huge and fun. Only problem was they were closed a lot.

Guest Services

5 out of 5

Always short lines and fast, friendly service.

Pulse Fitness Center

3 out of 5

Very basic fitness rooms. Not really big enough unless you went very early. Plenty of sweat towels and all the basic equipment.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Spiegel Tent

4 out of 5

What cool venue. I didn't do the show here because of the price but everyone said it was excellent. I did the Escape Room event here and it was very well put together.

Spice H2O

5 out of 5

Discovered this area too late in the cruise. I hug out here most of the time after I found it. Go here first to enjoy good sunbathing, and the big screen. Wish there was a pool back here tho. The night time parties were the best!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

See the shows - Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor. Both shows are excellent and got standing O's .

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Cabin Entrance Atrium Artwork Huge basketball court Awesome course Regular and Race shoot slides Mini bowling alleys The executive crew/staff Big slides Nice layout Nice inside cabin Entrance
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