Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by SailingAway39: Beautiful Ship
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Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Getting onto the ship was effortless, very organized operation. Once on the ship went to lunch at O'Sheenans and purchased the Ultimate Beverage Package (which was well worth the cost). Were in our rooms earlier than the departure time of 3PM. The stateroom was a Balcony mini suite which is the same as a regular Balcony stateroom- so don't waste any additional money in upgrading to this Balcony mini suite. There is plenty to do on this ship, pool, slides, bingo, shows, participating shows (some of these do incur extra charges) or you could just relax. The pool is way too small for the size/occupants of this ship however plenty of lounge chairs both around the pool deck and the upper deck. Shows: Saw Burn the Floor, Excellent Dancers and saw the show: Dancing with the Breakaway Stars, audience participants paired up with Breakaway workers, fun! Food: Taste, Savor, Manhattan Room-excellent, Buffet-good, Cucinia-Excellent, Ocean Blue-not worth the money, Cagneys Steakhouse-Excellent, More
Teppanyaki- OK, Noodle Bar-Excellent.
Great Stir-Up Cay- Nice private island, Orlando- unless you are going on an excursion, Cocoa Beach is just ok, Nassau Bahamas- plenty to do, shopping, Atlantis, etc. We went on an excursion- Swimming with the dolphins-Blue lagoon- Best part of the trip- interacting with such smart mammals as the Dolphins-priceless (expensive but worth it)
Make sure to check your bill the night before you leave the ship- we had multiple duplicate charges including being billed for 7 drink packages when I only traveled with 3 people who had purchase it, get the discrepancies settled the day before, we did, they took the errors off the bill immediately!
Beautiful Ship, don't listen to the the complainers who left negative reviews- I saw and heard many people complaining on the ship over trivial stuff "like having to wait 5-10 minutes for a table, etc....was thinking to myself relax your on vacation! Less
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