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xxmac19393
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jan 19, 2015

O'Sheen's Irish bar is the best place to go for an enjoyable sit down breakfast. It is also great for lunch, where you can even be served at the bar!

snooks
Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 02, 2014

Deck 16 burgers are great. Deck 16 no wait for breakfast omelets. Large posters on wall are the kiosks and book your activities right away. Bring ear plugs. If you go to Taste for breakfast you get a decent order from a menu breakfast.

carrieanderson7
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jan 10, 2015

Loved all the restaurants on board including the Buffet! Lots to do for kids.

pskwirut
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jan 10, 2015

If there's a show or restaurant you really don't want to miss, make a reservation well in advance online, or you might miss out. Also, be prepared to spend more onboard than you might have on other cruiselines.

hennypenny09
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 07, 2015

you should book all of your activities or entertainments ahead of time, otherwise you have no show available if you wait till a last minutes. We had so much fun at Bingo games

lovestocrusie
Contributor Level: Second Mate
Nov 15, 2014

Rock of ages is a good show, but get on ship and make free reservation immediately. theater cant hold everyone on ship so even of you don't know you're gonna go, grab your seats. if you don't go, then just don't go. show is an hour and 45 min. a real Broadway show so get comfortable.

AndrewNewJErsey
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jul 27, 2015

Just go with Carnival. Might not be as big or as glamorous - but at least they care about their passengers and not just the money they can make off of them

vbroderick2
Contributor Level: Purser
Nov 03, 2014

Be sure to see Burn the Floor, Rock of Ages and Jungle Cirque. Also, try the hamburgers and salads on the 16th deck, outstanding.

bert5611
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Dec 23, 2015

Don't book a room on the Aft portion of the ship for the top floors unless you tend to stay up until 1 in the morning.

TheCruiser12345
Contributor Level: First Mate
Dec 08, 2015

Tip: If you want no lines on the pool deck for the water slides and an open pool, spend one of your port days onboard when most people are off the ship. One of the best days was that day because we had the ship to ourselves during the day, and then we saw a great Second City performance that night!!

phelpsh0936
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 19, 2015

Breakaway was organized very different from any other cruise we have been on. You had to make reservations to see the shows, instead of having open seating in the theater every night. This was a great idea, but it should have been in the pre-cruise material, so we knew what was going on.

figmosity
Contributor Level: Purser
May 20, 2015

Gotta try the Uptown Grill on the 16th floor for a fabulous burger. But don't go between 1:00-2:30...waited an hour for it!

ManhattanMom
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Feb 26, 2015

Eating at 6/6:15 prevented any wait in the main dining rooms. Burger joint (cannot remember name) was great (albeit a long wait - but worth it). If you are prone to seasickness, the large ship was great for not rocking too much.

Dreamlover
Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 21, 2015

We ate mostly at O Shehans which was always open,and Savor,both were good.

Dawna27
Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 02, 2015

Take advantage of all the offered shows.. they are fantastic!

Nilsomarcruise
Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 02, 2015

Go to relax and take advantage of the anytime dining experience. The French Bistro is excellent.

armandjr
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Jan 27, 2015

Best waterpark on the seas. Tell Evan G'day.

bsteinlaw
Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 31, 2014

Make sure you make your show resevations as soon as possible.

BernieMcA
Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 29, 2014

Try to eat anywhere but the Garden Cafeteria whenever possible or only during off peak hours. Bring a large reusable cup for drinking, as the glasses and cups are small. It was tedious to keep asking bar tenders and wait staff for pop and other beverages. The cup provided leaked.

OlgaNYC
Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 25, 2014

Theater is rather small. If the show does not require reservations it gets really packed. Come early if yiu want good seats.


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