I picked this cruise this year because it fell perfectly with my sons school break but this year was a major wake up call that maybe NCL is not for us...we'll be looking elsewhere for our future endeavors
I was very disappointed. Especially of the fact that I could have died from those toxic fumes. Thank God my husband was able to open the balcony door and I had to actually sleep there sitting up because it was too small for a lounge chair. It caused me to have a asthma attach. My husband is still sneezing now from those fumes. No one came to assist us although I called from the cabin phone 3 times.
My entire cruise felt like a long running chain of very poor communication, very poor event planning, lackadaisical house keeping, and lack-luster customer service (and very expensive drinks but thats expected)
I was also disappointed that the fun-loving Washy Washy, Happy Happy people from my first NCL cruise was nowhere to be found on this cruise. Technically, yes, they were there but they didn't care. There was no washy washy or happy happy from them and they really couldn't have cared less if you disinfected your hands at all. One time i even put my hands out to be sprayed and that person gave me a look like i was inconveniencing them by asking and reluctantly spritzed my hands without hardly so much as even eye contact, much less a word.
We try to enjoy 14 day warm vacation in South Caribbean, but it was too much people and some services were not provide very well, give us negative experience for Breakaway ( This is or 3rd time with it. Previous 2 feels very good.), EVEN for NCL.
This was our first time on NCL and also sailing out of NYC. We enjoyed the 14 day cruise in the early February time frame and would definitely look to do a similar cruise again. We were, in general, happy with NCL. If you like to get into the water in the Caribbean beaches, keep in mind that at this time of year the water might be a little cooler than you're expecting but still refreshing. After all, its still winter. Happy cruising....!!
I can honestly tell you I will never sail with NCL again. I have been on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland and Costa before, and I will make it a point to advise my friends against traveling with this line. Interesting to note that as we met people and asked them about their experience, they shared similar stores. I just wasted a lot of my time and money.
From the first time we boarded the Breakaway, we did not feel welcomed as we were either ignored or we were poorly assisted by the ship's crew. This will be our first and last time booking with Norwegian.
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