Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by ncoll: Stay away from this ship
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Stay away from this ship
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Any body looking to go on this Ship do your self a favor and research before booking and loosing your money on this Cruise ship because after reading a lot of good reviews on the Norwegian Breakaway we decided to book a cruise to the Bermuda on this ship. Having already cruised down to the Bermuda and on many other cruises with RCCL, this was our first with NCL and definitely our last. First off, the ship in itself is not an open layout design cruise ship. Everything is separated throughout the ship and very difficult to remember and navigate around the ship. It’s nice but the color scheme is def not for a cruise ship out in the open ocean so the décor is not even pleasing to the eye.
The Food: Oh my god the food, it is absolutely horrible and it wasn’t just us that felt this way about the food. I’m speaking for a lot of people here. Greasy breakfast with the same garbage day in, day out. Lunch is same way but they would throw in a couple of different More porridge looking dishes to make their guests believe this is great food. As for dinner the menus at the Taste, Savor and The Manhattan Restaurant match exactly and the food is the exact same garbage served in the Garden Café. After going hungry a couple of times because I refused to eat the complimentary garbage being served we decided to spend more money and go try the optionl dining at Moderno Churrasqueria and Once again no joke even the guy that comes to carve the meat to your table couldn’t cut the ribs off the skewer lol…another night after going around the Garden Café a couple of times and are wondering what we can possible eat and we decided to go to La Cucina , which is what they call Fine dining Italian food. We paid and got sat down on the waterfront and after looking at the menu I realize this was the same garbage we just saw at the Café upstairs only at La Cucina someone actually brings you the garbage to your table, so we decided not to stay and got credit back on our card. So if you actually want to eat on your cruise stay away from this ship.
Entertainment: well apart from two good shows, Burn The floor and Rock of Ages, there is no real entertainment for adults, because even if you wanted to actually sit down at the bars and or anywhere else on the ship for that matter there appears to be not enough seating for everyone on board. There is never a place to sit after like 7 or 8 o clock. Everyone has to arrive an hour early to everything or you’re not sitting. The parties at Spice H2O with mind you the Cruise Director Julie actually are scary because it’s literally chaos with over 1,500 people including under age kids drinking on deck and no security in sight, so I stayed away from that stupidity chaos. The comedians at the comedy club are so bad that you have to force yourself to laugh. Forced comedy is never good. The miniature golf don’t even have real golf balls, they have plastic balls that the wind just blows any which way so that’s actually as useless as tits on a bull. There was a waiting line to play ping pong, yes PING PONG lol… Absolutely no Latin entertainment. I was shocked as even non Latinos love a Latin singer/player. RCCL has wonderful Latin entertainment that makes you forget what time it is onboard, not that you really care what time it is I’m just saying.
Pools and sundecks: Nobody monitors the reservation of seats and therefore unless you’re up at 5 in the morning to grab a chair and wait till sunrise forget about sunbathing. There was actually a confrontation between two individuals over this. And it’s not just the beach chairs, its all the seating in the waterfront, throughout the ship, bars, etc…Pools are such a disappointment that there is no way im going in the water with that many people. Imagine two pools that are not even that big and over 4,000 guests lol…anybody do the math on that one?
Bars and Drinks: well unless you want luke warm beer, don’t buy beer on the sun decks. The cocktail drinks seem to not have much alcohol. Watered down, so make sure to ask for extra alcohol and then maybe they’ll make your drink worth the money and automatic gratuity they charge.
absolute horrible experience, never again with Norwegian. Less
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