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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by JTB5705

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Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway
Member Name: JTB5705
Cruise Date: June 2014
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Bermuda
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 8114
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 1.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates Not Rated
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Nice, but Bigger isn't Better

We had looked forward to sailing on Norwegian's Breakaway since last year. New ship, new feature and it offered so much promise. Sadly, the hype doesn't live up to the reality. Food was mediocre at best. Never heard or experienced lobster night not being served in main dining but as part of the buffet. Saw our cabin steward when we first went in to cabin then not again for 3 days. No turn down service on first night, ice bucket never filled more than 1/4 way even after leaving a note asking. The only decent place to get a steak cooked medium was Le Bistro. Everywhere else, was browned or bloodied. room service menu very limited and you get charged for late night service. Your healthy options are non-existent. You will load up on carbs and sweets so you will easily put on the 8-10 lbs. they seem to take pride in. Burgers are good, yet sausage, bratwurst and links are under cooked. Don.t eat at La Cucina. You will get better Italian food anywhere else. Informed a day prior about a low sodium request. Their solution was to serve it dry, no sauce at all. Nothing Italian about it". In the 24 hours, prior, no attempt to make a Marsala sauce with a bit less salt?

Shows are limited. Theater is small so u need to book reservations. Same shows as well. Burn the floor well done...Rock of Ages...lacked energy and a plot. ..Comedian Michael Finney was very good. second City was fine. Captain was very impersonal. Posed for pics one day for a total of 15minutes...barely spoke at Latitudes gathering and lacked enthusiasm when he did. We are used to crews also initiating "hello", not the case here. When one did ask about things which were you experienced on past cruises and enjoyed, standard answer "This is the Breakaway"..... Which I determined, forget the niceties, we do things our own way, when we want to and forget the cruise experience you used to enjoy. Water slides are fun and obstacles course was a blast. Liked the adult only Spice H2O.

Next cruises...smaller ship with more better food and service ratings. Read the reviews and trust the poor to middle. They are more accurate.


Publication Date: 06/24/14
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