Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The poorest of my seven cruises for reasons noted above. I have sailed on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and previously on Norwegian. The video game room and associated cost plus the extra pay for shows left a bad taste in my mouth. Staff were unable to correct the associated problems even though they were informed the charges were made by an underage special needs child.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Most of these were great but were shut down a large portion of the time due to weather or travel. The biggest disappointment had to do with video games and video rooms. These were open at all hours for all kids. The charge is $2 per video game and they last for minutes. There was little or no supervision. My ten year old child had his card taken by older kids who used it to run up a substantial bill. When he informed the officer, they simply took the card back but did nothing about the charges. There is no max amounts and, if your like me, you assume from past cruises that the charge card can only be used for soda, etc and has a max amount of $50.


2 out of 5
The main shows required additional charges of over 30 per person. I have been on seven cruises and not experienced this. The charged show took up center stage so nothing else was available for family during this time.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
These guys were awesome. My children loved to go to the kids clubs.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Do not allow you child to have their own card and have them stay out of the video area.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
This area is beautiful and free beaches make a fun day for the family.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Pretty simple procedure but there was long lines and people in the back of the ship used the elevators there and then cut in front of people standing in line for 15 minutes.
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