Good cruise...except for the Coronovirus us threat

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 07, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11230

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was the last cruise before the industry suspended sailings due to the Coronovirus. NCL handled that well and we will sail with them again!


4 out of 5
Slower due to extra Coronovirus but that was a good thing!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great. Speciality restaurants, especially French were fantastic!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Did not use these a lot got overpriced Vibebeach Club passes so spent time there when it was open but closed 2 days due to the wind


4 out of 5
Most shows good. Did not like the main show Six. Burn the dance floor and velvet excellent

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well designed and very clean with a lot of extra cleaning due to the Coronovirus threat

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mini-suite. Clean, worked well. Balconies smaller then other lines.

Ship tip

Expect very long delays when tendering on and off the ship! This was NCL’s biggest missed. 3 hours or more wasted time for 2 poets as a result!

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
Got on and got off. Did nothing here.

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

Weather, 50 mph winds with large waves. Very disappointed as this was the port we were mostly looking forward too. But NCL can not control the weather!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Docked here which is far better then tendering. Just hit a few shops, had a drink and snack at Margaritaville and got back on the ship. Kind of a dirty port.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Horrible tender times. Nice day but got sun burned standing in an hour long tender line to board the ship!

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Here again, horrible tender times. Had a great beach day pass at Mr. Sanchos we booked on our own. Will do that again but we only got 2.5 hours there due to 4 hours wasted on tender time.


4 out of 5
Very smooth. Lines long but they moved!

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