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.


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.


3 out of 5
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