If your a chain smoker, you can leave your package at home. The ship supplies more smoke than you will require all through the midship!

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 09, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9405

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Look a little further and find a different cruise, There are plenty of wonderful cruise lines/ships out there. I will avoid "Costa line" and "Norwegian line" in the future. based on my many cruise experiences.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Restaurants were just ok, Buffet was horrible, Broke $3000 bridgework (tooth) on there rotisserie chicken ) bone fragment in breast. desserts were terrible except Rhubarb cobbler.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
venues a bit small for crowds. All the HOT TUBS (Broken) they were room temperature not hot as the name indicates. Even with me asking them, to direct me to one , or actually making one HOT nothing was done to remedy situation.


4 out of 5
Ballroom dancing show was surprisingly fantastic, rock show pretty good.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
with compulsory tipping all services deteriorate as a general rule. Te service was adequate perhaps, but the poorest on any ship we have been on. (25 cruises)

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Layout was a disaster. Instead of having the casino (with its smokers) in one small area, as one other ships, it was spread through the hallways. Midship with its 3 or 4 story mezzanine , all the smoke poured down to all levels of the ship. We couldn't even try the Asian restaurant because of a blue haze in the air and dry cough it caused. I had smokers cough for a day after leaving the ship. Also they had a loud stage in the mezzanine disturbing all guests on 3 floors, whether you were in the sports bar, ora restaurant, there sales pitches for one thing or another blared up the 3 floors.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was the smallest cabinet we have found in 25 cruises, but it was fine for us.

Ship tip

I would suggest you book different ship

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

2 out of 5
always rush hour

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
fantastic snorkeling here

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
not exactly a cultural experience but nice facilities. Don't expect to snorkel in the dirty ocean water, but pool was nice.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
enjoyed our ruin visit ( private)

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
enjoyed our (private) food tour, for real mexican food.


2 out of 5
Horribly smoky line up went through the smokiest part of the ship. They could ventilate the ships smoke out of the ship but they dont do any, it smelled extremely smoky right from the time we boarded through disembarkation. No attempt is made on this ship to change out the air.
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