Site-seeing Western Caribbean Experience

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 18, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time site-seeing the ports were fun and ship was also nice. We didn’t win anything but drank and ate a lot.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was fast and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Our favorite specialty dining was Teppanyaki everything was excellent. Cagney steaks were good too. Moderno churrasco was disaster. First off a long wait even though we had reservation because the lost the reservation of the party in front of us. So we waited nearly 40 minutes while they sorted their arguing. 2nd no churrasco only flank steak that was shoe leather hard. All meats were raw and bleeding. We didn’t eat had dessert and left. The regular daily options no longer offer shrimp cocktail. In fact the only shrimp we saw was at hibachi speciality dining. Buffet omelette were the only thing we liked. The main dining service was excellent very attentive. All dining options closed after 11pm except osheehan which the buffalo wings are good. No midnight pizza after dancing and drinking.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Great food quality service

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

The best hibachi ever had!!!

The Manhattan Room Restaurant

5 out of 5

No Shrimp cocktail :(

Taste Restaurant

4 out of 5

No shrimp nor lobster :( but food was good. It’s the same menu as Manhattan and Savor restaurants

Savor Restaurant

4 out of 5

Where is the shrimp and lobster? The ravioli in lobster sauce isn’t lobster sauce only the 1st day. But good food

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

4 out of 5

Long wait but fajitas & buffalo wings are good. Great drinks.

Moderno Churrascaria

1 out of 5

Hard steak long wait No churrasco

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the roping obstacles and fitness center. The slides and pool were nice when not overcrowded.

Ropes Course

5 out of 5

Fun and good workout.

Aqua Park

5 out of 5

Long lines but it moved

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Burn the floor had a nice performance they repeated again the last night. There were many paid shows offered. The comedy Warren B Hall and Jorge . Maddequino were very funny

Headliners Comedy Club

5 out of 5

Warren B and Jorge were very funny

Breakaway Theater

5 out of 5

Nice size theater great view not matter where you sitting. Bar has long lines

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Manhattan dining service was excellent good food quality and fast service. Very attentive. We had an issue the first day during the drill finding everything in my room open security never got back to me.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The soap dispensers in the ship rarely worked had to constantly use hand sanitizer or run to our room to wash hands

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
14 AFT end of ship (think room 14276) has a panoramic view and it’s even better while at port. You can see everything. The balcony has 2 loungers to privately tan in your room or relax. The balcony is PERFECT (our favorite part). The room itself is narrow and smaller than average balcony. No draws little storage and small closet. Little room to walk. The smallest I’ve ever seen. The Spice H02 club is on the 16th floor so if you don’t party until midnight don’t expect to sleep because you will hear the loud music and feel the trembles after midnight it’s peaceful.

Ship tip

Manhattan dining is the best but gentlemen must wear pants shorts are forbidden otherwise try taste and savor similar food.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Took the free trolley and metromover siteseeing

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
We took a private excursions off ship Daniel Johnson Monkey & Sloth Hangout monkeys, sloth, chocolate factory, island tour, it was great. Then dropped off at the west end beach for almost 2 hours. Loungers $5 to rent massage for $10 and hair braiding offer. Shops cigars beer $1 must have change otherwise cc $10 minimal. Port area and most of the island is rundown and poverty is evident otherwise I would give it a 5 star.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Private island run by cruise line walked to beach kayaking. Solar boat rent $60 an hour for 4 people is much better than pedal boats with no canopy.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Excursions are pricey and everything is very far. We did the Mayan ruins 2 hours drive and it was extremely hot.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
One of favorite ports plenty of stores shopping is cheap and beaches are good. Water parks at beach’s. Mr Sanchos and Playa Mia

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Long lines but It was smooth. We didn’t eat breakfast because the buffet stripped all the food away at 8:45am even for ice and juice we had to hunt. Luckily on the 7th room we found some pastries and coffee before going into diabetic shock.

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Port Playa Mia
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