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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by ecrbigfoot

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Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway
Member Name: ecrbigfoot
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Bermuda
Cabin Category: OB
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 4.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money Not Rated
Rates Not Rated
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Breakaway is right...I wish I was able to breakaway from this ship.

I don't have a lot of time to write everything, but here's a synopsis...

I've been on at least 2 dozen cruises on various cruise lines. NCL is the ship I take now only because of my casino host affords me "reduced rates" on NCL. If it wasn't for that, I would not be cruising on NCL.

Here are my concerns with the Breakaway:

1) The configuration of the ship is not prudent to the amount of passengers on board. Typically, cruise ships never feel like they have thousands of people. However, this ship did. There were fights at the pool, the spa was overbooked and there were lines every night at the restaurants. I'm guessing they really took the "NYC experience" to heart.

2) Not enough places to eat...whether it's included or specialty. We felt that since the main seating dining rooms were always booked up, NCL was forcing us to head to the specialty restaurants. That's not fair. BUT, even when they are forcing us to those $$ restaurants, you would think there was enough space for people there...nope.

3) Rooms...our ocean view was nice. No complaints there. Our friends had a balcony, though, and it was the smallest physical balcony area I have ever seen!

I could go on, but after reading a lot of the reviews on Cruise Critic, most people have hit the mark with the complaints.

Shame on NCL...

Publication Date: 07/21/13
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