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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4.4 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: Inside

Cabin number: 8413

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Love the cruise ship & hope to go on it again. Entertainment was started early enough to enjoy during the evening and we could get into restaurants in a timely way. Did not like the port embarkation/disembarkation. Ports were all fun.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Lines were long, New Orleans port does not allow a good flow of traffic. People were terrific. Safety drill was long, drawn-out & negative since we were told to be quiet then they wouldn't give directions in a timely manner so people started talking again & we were once again told to be quiet.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good and prepared well. FreeStyle was nice if you timed it right. During busy times we were given a buzzer to inform us when seats were available. Rooms were nice but could get noisy.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fun ropes course, minigolf, water slides. Plenty of sun chairs. Enjoyable outdoor movies & entertainment. I would love to take my family back on this ship except it is too far to drive for so many people to the port.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Wonderful shows....Rock of Ages & Burn the floor! Smaller venues with Howl at the Moon Dueling pianos & 80s Rock were also great. Didn't like magician or hypnotist. Sound is too loud in Bliss Lounge so didn't stay in there.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wonderful, happy, helpful staff everywhere!!!! Excellent interaction with ship leadership at several events.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Clean & comfortable. The clothing storage shelves would have been more accessible if NOT inside the closet. We spend most of time out of cabin so it was fine for us.

Ship tip

Check it all out since there is much to enjoy. Don't just go to the same places. Go to entertainment at least 15 minutes before starting to get a seat.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the hop on hop off bus tour in New Orleans. Very crowded city. Great food & music.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Like the pier to access local entertainment and a nearby beach walking.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
I usually like this port, but stayed on ship due to tendering for this trip. We've been there several time to take great tours.

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
Walked around city. Enjoyed waterfront bars. Have gone ziplining, cave tubing, river tours in past.

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
I loved the beach but was dismayed that it was so cloudy & full of seaweed. I assume it was due to the dredging operation off shore. Really loved the nature walk also.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
All was right there off the ship. Loved the Mayan dancers and music plus bars & seeing the dophins.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Enjoyable to shop, walk the coast & have a cheap beer.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
They called our tag number toooooo early since we stood in line ON THE SHIP for almost an hour. It was fast once we got off the ship. Traffic made our shuttle from the port also extremely slow. Bad enough that I would consider not going out of NO again.
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