August 2016 - 7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Breakaway
Good, not blown away
The best part of the cruise was being with family on vacation. Because other family members wanted to cruise on the bigger boat, we left out of NY even though we live in Mass. I think the Breakway is too big, there were way too many people and I think because of that the service suffered. This was my 6th cruise, 3rd on Norwegian. I am a single mother traveling with my 6 year old and other family members. I thought the pools were too small and didn't really want to be in the kiddie pool, but I understand why there is an adult only pool because what adult wants to be with all the splashing kids? On the last day at sea a kid puked in the kid pool so they let them in the adult pool and that was the best day at sea, because I could actually hang out with my daughter at the pool and still feel like a grown up. I don't love freestyle dining, I really like having a seating time and a dedicated wait staff. Plus when we went to dinner we were told it was a 45 min. wait. That is not freestyle "eat when you want" in my opinion. The food was good, but I was not blown away. One night in the Manhattan restaurant I had to ask for a wine list and the waiter had to find one. That should be automatic when you sit down, here's your menu and wine list At the end of the night someone came over to apologize that they didn't spend time at our table but it had been too busy. We did really like the Indian buffet and Bavarian buffet at lunch.