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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9445

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

This was fun because we went with a large group; twenty eight people. We had a bad experience with the staff at the Manhattan Dinning room. We were ousted because our men We’re not allowed to wear dressy shorts and shirt. We saw ladies being allowed in wearing hoochie shorts and skirts showing their butt cheeks. When we asked the staff about this , they said that was okay. They said the men could wear pajama bottoms but not long dress shorts. We were treated disrespectfully and we felt that we all dressed better then most. We were ushered and relocated to another dinning area for the rest of the week. Here we were treated much more respectful . The boat was nice but all but four ended up sick after cruising in this ship. It could have been better cleaned prior.


4 out of 5
It was good but hard to understand the speaker explaining it.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffet was barely warm the food was fresh part of the time. High sodium in everything and little flavor. The sit down was hit or miss as well! Some was excellent other times it was horrible.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
There were plenty of activities but too crowded to enjoy.

Breakaway Casino

1 out of 5

This smelled of cigarettes and smoke and it was unbearable!!!! Needs to be separate spaces , better ventilation and Odor eliminating methods.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The dining room was good but the states room was subpar. The sheets were dirty when we arrived. I found crumbs in them and it wasn’t covering g the mattress. Towels were brought into the room dirty from someone else I found fresh lipstick and makeup on them. I had to hunt the staff down for clean ones. Also the room wasn’t always being cleaned or bed made.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The smoking lounge was directly next to the kids play area. That is inappropriate to be situated like this and very unhealthy. The casino were filled with a knock out stench and Norwegian should have a separate location for smokers and non smokers. There were times we had to pass through the smoke of the casino to get to other areas of the boat. This exacerbated my asthma.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Sheets were dirty when arrived I found crumbs in the bed and sheets were not covering mattress . Towels were brought in dirty and beds weren’t made everyday. One night only did they come in to turn down bed.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
Cruise Did not stop because if rough seas

Falmouth, Jamaica

2 out of 5
Beyond port was dangerous. But the immediate area was nice.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Enjoyed this beautiful island

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Very nice place but I don’t like being constantly solicited


5 out of 5
Great went very smooth
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