Never Again

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 28, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5774

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

I'm not one to complain, and rarely leave reviews, but after this experience I have no desire to ever do another cruise again. The days when you're at sea, if you don't secure a chair with a towel by 7am, you don't get a chair up top. The boat was miserably crowded and you spend your time waiting in lines for everything. For the amount of money I spent on airfare, lodging and extras, I could have had a much better time at an all-inclusive, so I'll chalk this up as lesson learned. Also - don't bother paying for kids drink packages if you have an adult beverage package because they never swipe your kids cards and it's just an extra way to make $$$. More importantly, don't bother buying any upgraded wifi package because the wifi on the ship is awful.

Embarkation

3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Average at best, and very, VERY SLOW service. The ship was over-booked and painfully crowded.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
My kids enjoyed the water slides, and that's about it.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
The kids club staff wasn't friendly, and it was poorly organized. If you can get my 9 year old to call you rude and unorganized, you've accomplished something.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The staff were friendly for the most part, and I know they get paid poorly and their working conditions aren't great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship is designed fine. It's simply over-booked and has more people than can be comfortably accommodated.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Way too small. I'd never book it again.

Ship tip

Don't go with kids. Don't go over the Holidays, and save your money and go to an all-inclusive resort.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
It's Mexico...

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Best one of them all.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 out of 5
Worst port by far. Dirty, nasty and just filled with panhandlers.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

2 out of 5
The beach is full of massive rocks that have not been removed or graded down. The beach was insanely crowded and I'm amazed nobody got injured trying to walk around.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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