Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review
Review summaryWe had a wonderful cruise on the Breakaway. I was nervous about the ship since there were so many negative reviews. We experienced the opposite. The staff were all so friendly and always said Hi with a smile. They work hard but still seemed eager to please and were happy. The food was very good and came out hot and quickly. We never had a long wait for food or drinks. Our the steward Renaldo was great and a pleasure to meet. The concierge Martina was energetic and always willing to assist you. I think this was the best Haven experience we have had with NCL. The only complaint, as others always say, the casino is terrible with all the smoke. NCL really needs to separate the areas on the older ships like they have with the Joy, Bliss and Encore. It's such a terrible design.
Food and Dining
La Cucina Italian Restaurant
This was a great meal. We were so happy since we had a horrible experience at La Cucina on the Getaway. The food was fast, hot and tasted great. The service was excellent.
We normally don't do the MDR places but we decided to on this cruise. We were greeted and seated very quickly. The staff were professional and friendly. The food came out quickly and was very good. It was a nice dining experience.
Our favorite place on NCL. Excellent food and "show". You get so much food! I knocked a star because this particular restaurant was hot and smoky as if the ventilation wasn't working properly.
Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian
One of our favorite places on NCL. Attentive staff and a wonderful menu. Ask for the fried calamari!
O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille
Pleasantly surprised that we really enjoyed this place. Never really ate here on other cruises. The food was good and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Saw Velvet here. Probably the worst experience of the cruise. The show and performers were not very good. The dinner part had a sub-par meal and slow service. The Cirque shows on the other ships were so much better. Definitely not something worth paying for.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Book reservations early for shows and dining. If you have issues online call in and ask for help. Don't wait till you board.