Lovely ship but food was disappointing

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

11 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 27, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12176

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We enjoyed this cruise but would have liked more entertainment scheduled earlier and better food even in the specialty restaurants!


2 out of 5
Had to wait nearly two hours for wheelchair

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food was disappointing in all but Ocean Blue where extra charges were levied. O'Shaunnesey's was the best but limited menu.

The Manhattan Room Restaurant

2 out of 5

Loud, poor service and poor food.


4 out of 5

Good food. Too loud. Chef was very entertaining.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

4 out of 5

Generally good food but limited menu. Receptionist was unfriendly.

Maltings Beer and Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

Always upbeat and welcoming.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Bridge playing was like an afterthought. Different times many days and sometimes the staff did not show. Finally served us water on the last day but spigot did not work and no one came to fix it. VERY disappointing overall.


2 out of 5

Way too small - very crowded.


4 out of 5

The Atrium

2 out of 5

Too small - could never find a place to sit. Very loud.

Card Room

2 out of 5

Too small and should have been used to schedule bridge. Instead we had to play outside the Bistro. Staff did not always show on time.

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Regin, the bartender, was outstanding - friendly, prompt, remembered our drinks, made great drinks. Jun, our cabin steward was also very good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Atrium too small and LOUD

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
About average. Sofa bed was very uncomfortable to sit on. Plenty of storage.

Ship tip

Breakfast at Margarittaville - always not crowded, no charge, good selection.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Raft on excursion was broken and captain left us sitting for 30 minutes while he went for another raft. Was very uncomfortable.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Have been several times

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
Not much to see.

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Glass bottom boat was good - would have liked to see more fish.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Our tour guide, Joel, was great! Way too far to walk to reach port exit.


4 out of 5
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