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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14176

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

Enjoyed the cruise. No bad experiences. We love cruising and look forward to our next. Breakaway was great ship.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Had priority boarding. Embarkation was a breeze. When we boarded we went straight to Garden Cafe. We were first up there on deck 15. Had our pick of table.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We made our dinner reservations months out. First night was in Taste dining room. Great food and atmosphere. Second night was our favorite Cagney's. The prime rib was wonderful. The third night was our least enjoyable. The Manhattan main dining room. The dining room is very large. The large number of people made service slow and noisy. I rated dining 5 stars because I'm a more reserve person and this experience is personal preference. The Savory was also good. This is the best place for sit down breakfast. We ate breakfast here five times. Another great experience was eating at the Ocean Blue. We ate outside on deck and watched the sun set. The fish was excellent. Only ate at buffet on embarkation. Food was good but it's a mad house with everyone scrambling for buffet. The ice cream is great from the self serve. Great experience overall with dining.

Taste Restaurant

5 out of 5

Taste is same as Savory except on different side of ship. Taste does not open for breakfast. Just like Savory smaller, better service and quieter than Manhattan.

Savor Restaurant

5 out of 5

This is a hidden jewel on the Breakaway. We preferred this resturant for breakfast especially. Dinner is same as Manhattan and Taste. Service is quicker than Manhattan. I presume because Savory is smaller. Another reason we preferred over Manhattan is less noise. All dining room food is great.

Ocean Blue on the Waterfront

5 out of 5

Love this resturant. The weather cooperated and we ate on deck outside. Was wonderful to sit outside and watch sun set. The fish was delicious. One can pick from four differ topping or ways prepared. Service was outstanding.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Love Cagney's. Have eaten at Cagney's on every cruise. I especially like the prime rib. The deserts are outstanding. Have never had bad service.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Did not participate in on board activities not because of poor activities but personal choice. I like to just relax on our balcony.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The show's on Breakaway was best from any cruise. Six is the best. The singing and dancing in Burn the Floor was great.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was comfortable, very clean and the size was adequate.

Ship tip

Eat in the smaller dining room, ie Savory and Taste. Better service than Manhattan. Savory great for breakfast.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Best port I've sailed from. Business around Port cater to cruise industry.

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

Could not tender because of high waves

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Not Ocho Rios but Falmouth. Falmouth is better organized and cleaner than Ocho Rios. Jamaica is one stop that vendors outside of port area are anointing. If going outside area go with an excursion guide.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Had excursion that visited Turtle farm, and rum distillery and Rum cakes. Enjoyed both. Guide was educational about b as banking economy and real estate. Also stopped at Govenor mansion and famous peoples homes.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Enjoyed tour through Shore Excursioneer. Visited different communities and catholic church. Stopped downtown enjoyed shopping and eating at local restaurant. Weather was very warm but not unbearable. Probably would be miserable in Summer.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Disembarked as fast as we walked. Did not have any wait time except a few minutes waiting to catch elevator on 14 floor. Was off boat by 8 AM
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