Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by russ1508: Lots of great, only one problem area
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Lots of great, only one problem area
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
We arrived at the terminal earlier than we expected at 10:45 am. We were signed in and on board at 11:15 amazing! They had the check in process down pat and smooth.
We had a balcony cabin on deck 14 and found it to be small, but efficiently laid out. The bathroom was larger than other sailings on Norwegian, while the balcony was tiny it was large enough for the two of us. One thing that we did notice that the brochures do not tell you is that the overhang from deck 15 blocks the sun on the balconies on 13 and 14 for the rear 3/4 of the ship. If you love the sun, book a balcony cabin below deck 12.
The dining options were great and the waterfront was a good idea. Keep in mind that this cruise was docked in Bermuda for 2 nights and the waterfront did not have to deal with bad weather and wind while in port. I would imagine on cruises that spend all evenings at sea, one may have a different view of the usefulness. The ship in general made you feel that there was far More less than 4000 passengers with 2 exceptions; the sundeck on sea days and the Casino in the evening. The area around the pool is a problem on all cruise ships with limited seating and people hogging deck chairs. I do not know what can be done about it to solve the problem. The Casino on this ship was the disappointment in that it was located around the stairwell between decks 6,7 and 8 and stretched into the corridors on deck 7. It just felt like it was an afterthought and was extremely hot and uncomfortable after dinner.
One of the best surprises was the uptown bar and grill on deck 16. When the buffet was crowded we went to 16 and found a nice selection for breakfast and lunch.
The shows were all good quality and we really enjoyed Cirque in the Spiegel tent. I did not think that I would like making reservations for the shows, but I must say it did make the seating easier.
We went to Cagney's and happened to be there when the "burn the floor" troupe were performing in the Manhattan room. Our seats in Cagney/s were near a large window that had a great view of the performance
Disembarkation was very easy and we were off the sip by 8:30 am.
overall a nice ship, friendly crew and great time. Less
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Cabin review: 14222
Cabin was small but efficient. Some quirks were the card insert to keep the electricity flowing. Remember to bring a card to keep inserted and tell the steward that you need the card left in when you are charging your devices, otherwise you will find that they have not been charged. The balcony edoor must be locked in order for the A/C to work in the room. This took a little getting used to.
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