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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 14, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11144

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very confused by bad reviews of the Breakaway. We can’t say enough about the the service or the ship. We had a wonderful time! The only bad part was that the cruise ended and we had to leave the Breakaway!!!

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Check in was very easy and fast. We were assigned a boarding number and then waited 30-45 minutes to board the ship. Terminal was crowded and chaotic with little or no direction from anyone at NCL. Hopefully, their new terminal will run more smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We were quite impressed with the main dining room, Manhattan. We mostly ate dinner around 7:30 or 8:00. Seated immediately. Service was A plus. Food was very good! We also tried Savor for lunch. Again, service was top notch and food was very good. O’Sheehan’s service was also very good. This is a fun spot on the ship because you can also see and hear the fun activities in the atrium. The Garden Cafe (buffet) was kept immaculate and the food was always replenished and fresh. The tables are cleared and cleaned very quickly. We enjoyed lunch at the buffet. Great place to grab a burger or slice of pizza. It can get very crowded but we never had trouble finding a table. We ate every breakfast on top deck at Magaritaville. The buffet is smaller bu has everything you need for a great breakfast. We enjoyed the peaceful outdoor atmosphere!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We spent our sea days at Spice H20. Top deck, adults only. No pool, but it does have hot tubs, rainfall showers and an awesome waterfall feature, all great for cooling off! The atrium had constant fun activities with plenty of seating and extra seating at O’Sheehan’s for enjoying the atrium shows. Casino was a lot of fun. Plenty of give and take on the machines. Drink was the best I’ve ever seen in any casino! The servers were on the ball. The casino hosts were fun and personable!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We saw Burn the Floor and Rock of Ages in the main theater. Both shows were very good. Talented singers and dancers. Make reservations online before your trip and get there a half hour early for good seating.

Children's Programs

We had no children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service on board the ship was A plus. Restaurants, bars and our room steward were on the ball and helped make our vacation wonderful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Getting around the ship is fairly easy to master. The entire ship is unbelievably immaculate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was kept very clean by our awesome steward, Ryan. Cabin was cleaned early in the day and restocked with towels, etc twice a day without fail. Room has abundant storage options. Our only complaint was the awkward position of the closet to the bed. Hard to look in the closet with bed so close.

Ship tip

Enjoy breakfast for free at Margaritaville on the top deck. Outside and never crowded!

Ports of call

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
Beautiful place. I am opposed to NCL having contracted the island out and charging their passengers for food and drink that they’ve paid for in their cruise.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Very nice port with nice pool. Unfortunately, we are beach people and have never seen seagrass as bad as it is in parts of Mexico right now. It smells and looks gross. Everybody seems to be doing their best to get rid of it, but I think they are fighting a losing battle!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Great shopping but very aggressive vendors.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
We were in the walk off line very early, but outside the ship, the port is so crazy and chaotic, especially when there are other ships disembarking.
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