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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

11 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 25, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10222

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall I had the best time! Mostly I wanted to relax and get away from reality for just a little while and experience different countries. I would tell anyone who is hesitant about cruising to go for it.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
I was prepared for the lines and long waiting but when we arrived it was no lines. I was like the Cruise Gods were on our side that day lol. We left out of New Orleans!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was really good and the drinks were too.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Mostly we were by the pool or the balcony taking in the beauty of the sun and ocean, especially at Sunrise. We also attended two shows, Burn the Floor and Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is for 21 yrs old and up lol! It was so funny seeing people’s reaction to the show but it enjoyed it. We also just walked around and viewed different floors on the ship and the casino. Also we played in the arcade but it was limited on games.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
I enjoyed Burn the Floor, Rock of Ages, and the Hypnotist. That show was really fun/funny!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
For the most part the staff was friendly and courteous. We made a friend from the cafeteria who was from Belize, which was one of the stops and she was telling us about her country and what to do and visit. We saw her almost each tome we went to eat. Room steward was ok, he left us some towel animals from time to time lol. Overall good experience.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For it to be a cruise ship the rooms were very spacious and clean.

Ship tip

Just enjoy the moment because it goes by quickly. For excursions do some research before the cruise you may find better deals. And always set your watch and cellphone to ship time! Plus, always be back an hour early before the ships leaves the port.

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
My second fav stop. Costa Maya is so beautiful. We took a trolley bus to the beach side and walked up and down the beach and spent some time shopping with local vendors. When we came back to port there was this little lounge area with a big pool. We took the chance to enjoy that area before getting back on the ship.

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
Nice relaxing beach day with a water park theme. Also on exhibit was an animal a a butterfly sanctuary. I guess it’s perfect if you want a day to wind down.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Just like Costa Maya but more lively. By this time we where wore out and didn’t get a chance to do an excursion so we just walked and toured on our own. Next time we will do an excursion.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
My favorite stop on the cruise! We went to the Mayan Ruins and the ride there was fun, going from city life to remote jungle. Never would have imagined I would be in a place so beautiful. Also went shopping and got some really cool things.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Similar to Ocho Rios, people were aggressive but not overly aggressive. Coming off the ship to the port was so peaceful and serene. The picture I took was like from a postcard. We walked down the street past the port to the local vendors and got some cool stuff to take back home. Maybe next time we will take an excursion.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Beautiful place. We just walked around and enjoyed the scenery. Also I went in their bank to exchange currency and the bank was really modern! Very relaxing.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Such a beautiful place but the people are overly aggressive. That made the trip to Ocho Rios less fun and I wanted to like the island.

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5

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