Good crew, but food, activities and shows poor.

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 48

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

11 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13764

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Hadn't been on NCL for a year and they have definitely cut back on food quality. Their larger ship design is far inferior to RCL.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Main dining room menu's unappealing and food was consistently served cold despite good service. No shrimp or lobster. Creme brulee only on one night. NCL has dumbed down their menu so much ate in buffet 3 nights which we have never done before.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Trivia was too hard and didn't have enough. Skewed more toward activities with charges, eg, bingo, deal or no deal, etc. Activity staff especially Cassie, Simba and another who yelled Wow all the time irritating. Movies were several years old.


3 out of 5
SIX sucked!!!! Definitely do not recommend. Other entertainment okay.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best thing about the cruise. Cabin attendant and waiters were especially good.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Activities held in atrium which did not have enough seating for popular events. Few places that were quiet enough to read. Pool space inadequate for size of ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size. Especially liked the size of the shower.

Ship tip

If you are going to eat in the dining room choose the Manhattan room with its entertainment.

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port

Stop cancelled due to high winds.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

Stop cancelled due to high winds.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Great beach. Very safe place.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

1 out of 5
Did not feel safe enough to leave pier area.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Camera system to go thru customs great.
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