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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 20, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Embarkation was a nightmare due to the computer system crashing but overall was a great cruise. It was our first NCL cruise but would definitely cruise with them again.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining areas had great food and service. Did not eat at any specialty places. Buffet was ok only ate lunch there after pool time.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

2 out of 5

Food was good but had major issues. Ate lunch with a friend and we each ordered an appetizer and entree. We received one of each and when we asked the waiter about the other app and entree he said "its coming", he never came back to refill drinks or bring the food so we ended up leaving. 2 tables next to us never got food or drinks either. That night they were the only place open late so our party of 4 went to grab a bite after leaving a club. 4 people ordered food and inky 3 people actually got food. The waitress was very good but seemed confused as she began clearing the table even though we kept sayingvthe one person had jot not received his food. His wife asked for a manager who then blamed the waitress. We clarified to the manager this had happened at lunch the same day and that yes the staff should check on their orders but something was clearly wrong in the kitchen and not the waitress in this situation. She continued to blame the waitress and disregarded our complaint. All told the food was good but everyone we talked to to seemed to have issues getting food here.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool was nice but small as is the standard on most cruise ships. Smoking area near adult pool should be moved. The enclosed area has window openings so wind blows the smoke all over you if your chair is nearby. Not a smoker so did not enjoy that and felt it would be better suited in a non common area.


5 out of 5
Rock of Ages was spectacular and Syds Pour House Band were phenomenal! Velvet was not all it was hyped up to be so save your money. Game shows were tons of fun but would have been nice to have some later in the evening as some were on while most people were at dinner.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Huge bathroom and lots of closet space. Balcony was small but nice.

Ports of call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Great beaches! Ate lunch on the pier afterwards at a small local food kiosk.

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Beautiful beaches. Did the Kon Tiki excursion. Was great fun!

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We booked a day at Atlantis on our own and had a blast.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We walked around San Juan and went through some of the cute shops, the beautiful Cathedral, and had dinner at a local restaurant with amazing food.


5 out of 5
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