fun family cruise: Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by nancynana9950
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fun family cruise
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Dining was mostly good. We dined in Le Bistro, excellent, Cirque Dreams; great show and surprisingly very good meal. Manhattan was next and was good, but if we had to eat in there as well as Taste and Savor every night it would get boring as the menu changes so little. We much preferred the upcharge dining options. Cagney's was excellent and La Cucina was very good. Buffet food was good but frequently not hot enough. Breakfast there every morning and Eggs Benedict stone cold!
Entertainment was great; did not see all shows we wanted to because of schedu
ling conflicts. A word about seats in theater: awful! There' s a bar across the back of seat that is so uncomfortable! I can't imagine sitting through a 90 minute show! Amenities:Yes the pool is small. No matter to me, I don't use it. We sailed with 3,897 passengers. Finding a lounge was no problem. Even in the pool area chairs could be found. You would have to climb on them from the bottom. They are tightly packed together in groups of four. Really difficult to access for those with mobility issues or older folks. The slides are great fun as is the ropes course. No lines when we did them on second sea day.
Casino: Didn't use it. Walked through it many times. The smell of cigarettes was very evident.But I noticed I didn't feel effects of second hand smoke so I think they are venting pretty well.Don't know what can be done about the smell.
Didn't use the fitness center. It's very nice to walk on the waterfront in the morning in fine weather. Also great for post dinner stroll. Nice touch you won't see on other ships so far.
Didn't use spa; heard it was great.
Staff: Absolutely no complaints here. All were friendly and helpful.
Bermuda!! Can't wait to go back! If you can't have a great time here you might as well stay home! You can't go wrong whether you book excursions with cruise line or set off on your own. It's easy to get around, it's clean, safe and people are friendly. A most beautiful place!!
Debark: Certainly not as quick and easy as boarding, it never is Better than some we've done but not the fastest.
In summary, Loved it! Would do it again in a New York minute! Less
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