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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11306

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our excursions were the highlight of our trip. The ship was nice and the food was eh. But... all in all the vacation was full of great memories.


4 out of 5
Our Uber found an alternate drop-off area. Passengers stood for hours after waiting in a huge drop-off car line. We got lucky.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was acceptable in all areas of the ship. La Cucina was the only meal that was really good.

Garden Café

4 out of 5

Always quick and easy with open tables.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

5 out of 5

Best food on the ship.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots of room to spread out and explore the ship.

Mandara Spa & Salon

2 out of 5

So ridiculously expensive. We had used spa services on other ships. This one was not even considered.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Very kind and helpful staff. There was a lot of anger and long lines at Guest Services. I’m not sure they were equipped to handle the issues.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious with lots of storage.

Ship tip


Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

4 out of 5
The evening drunkenness was gross. But much to do and see during the day.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Touristy port ... get a cab and go explore. Our day was a complete rain-out.

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
Our Butts Up excursion was great! We passed the cruise ship busses and our cave tubing and atv riding was a huge highlight of our vacation. We highly recommend this company.

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Some of us enjoyed NCL’s island and some took the $20 ferry to Placencia. This small fishing island was worth exploring. Buying handmade from islanders was satisfying. And seeing how natives lived was eye opening.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Our Native Choice excursion was amazing. Their office is a short walk from the pier but so worth it. Lunch with the Mayan people was indescribable!! Awesome !!


5 out of 5
Very easy when you take our own bags from the ship. We left early and used the port luggage transport - $10/bag. We then enjoyed another day in New Orleans.
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