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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 24, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14702

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was sold out ship, but the crowds were not too bad. I love the Freestyle aspect and usually cruise Norwegian because of it. I wish we had longer in Costa Maya. We had a good time -

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Loved all the specialty restaurants we tried - Moderno and Cagney's. Taste and Savor we good, too. O'Sheehan's was uneven and service was slow.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The Thermal Suite was lovely. We didn't use the very crowded pool area.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Syn Normand's Pour House was great! We went several times. Burn the Floor and Rock of Ages were also outstanding. The Cirque show was good, but not up the the standards of the others. Randon's performances were very relaxing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our ship steward, Ryan, was great. They need more bartenders. The ones they had were very good, but overworked!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I like it except for one very big thing, the smoke from the casino infects a lot of the ship, since it's part of the open central core.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great for two - like the glass shower enclosure versus the cloth shower curtain.

Ship tip

Book your shows/meals in advance. It's a big ship, but manageable.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did an independent excursion to the Discover Mexico Park - Chocolate and Tequila tasting. It was very nice.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
We took a ship sponsored excursion to the Lamania Ruins/New River. It was great - but strenuous (if you climb). We were the first tender off and the last tender back - so book this one through the ship if you go.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Very relaxing and low key. We just hung out on the beach/pool.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
We went to Maya Chan - one of my most favorite places! The stop needs to be longer!!!!!!

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
It was orderly and fairly quick, but we had to wait in lines through the Casino - cough cough. The smoke smell clings everywhere!
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