We (hubby, Mom & I) cruised on the Breakaway the week before Christmas out of New Orleans to Western Caribbean & had only 1 bad-weather day (in Cozumel)! Only negative was the embarkation/debarkation at NOLA Cruise Port! I got to snork
Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail date: December 16, 2018
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Cabin type: Suite
Cabin number: 11803
Traveled as: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Review summaryWe took the Breakaway cruise the week before Christmas, and had only one bad-weather day (in Cozumel)! Way better than our typical Mississippi Winter weather. We took my Mom--it was the FIRST cruise any of the three of us (hubby, too) had ever taken! Mama's almost 80 and hubby & I are mid-fifties. Only negative was the embarkation/debarkation at NOLA Cruise Port--UGH! I got to snorkel in Belize, but Cozumel snorkeling was canceled, due to weather. The last day, Mama and I toured the Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya--spectacular site/tour & weather, too! Breakaway Haven was great also! Glad we booked our Haven Aft Balcony Suite--it WAS VERY "SWEET"! 😉
Food and Dining
Okay. Too dark! Not enough wait staff.
The Haven Restaurant
Good food, courteous staff, clean, elegant setting. However, service was way too slow--sometimes even missed out eating meal, b/c we had to leave for excursion or other scheduled event. Also, since I'm allergic to shrimp/shellfish, my choices were VERY limited, thus I tired of the same food. I finally went to eat in the main Garden Cafe, just to have a greater variety/more food choices!
The Haven Lounge
Nice, although the inside areas WAY TOO small & crowded, especially when we had our luggage awaiting transitions!
Even though we reserved MONTHS before cruise, our wait was 45 minutes, with NO place to sit! And, I'm allergic to shrimp/shellfish, so they couldn't serve me from the grill! However, they did well in bringing my separate but matching dishes well-timed when others were served from grill. Chef was delightful!
O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille
Very good! Great authentic setting & good food! Need more servers.
La Cucina Italian Restaurant
Very GOOD! Nice atmosphere, service, & delicious food! Especially tasty desserts! Best onboard!
The Haven Private Sundeck
Fabulous! Even a bit TOO LARGE--would rather some of the sundeck space had been added to the INTERIOR lounge area!
In Haven, they were SUPERIOR! Above & beyond expectations!
Nice, but ridiculously UNSTAFFED & INaccessible books (locked glass doors on shelves)--preventing us from USING/reading the great selections stocked in there!
Nice area. Wish it was "attended" by hosts/hostesses all the time, to consult, help, direct, answer questions, etc. It'd be a good CENTRAL place to staff someone for just GENERAL help.
AWESOME! SPECTACULAR! JAW-DROPPING! BEST entertainment of the cruise! Food was good, but could have been upgraded a bit.
Excellent! Amazing talent!
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Take a YOUR of ship the FIRST day, while at sea! Book excursions & entertainment WAY EARLY before cruise. And, take "happiest" /small gifts for