The good news is that there is very little traffic in the hallway with these cabins as opposed to midships. We never heard anything during the day except for people reraranging their balcony furniture (apparently, people are incapable of picking it up and insist on dragging it). At night it wad horrible -- there were concerts every night starting at 10:45 and going until 1am on deck16 aft outside. The base notes were so loud, they vibrated the cabin and mattress! We are not night owls and this made it impossible to sleep until after 1am! if you don't like to be up very late, don't book an aft-facing cabin. Also, there was no information in the cabin as to the cost of laundry, laundry slips, room service menu, or safe instructions. There were two different bottles of water in the cabin with no info as to whether they were free or for purchase. Our cabin attendant was very nice, but not consistent. Sometimes we had no face towels; other times only one water glass or one coffee pack. It was nice to have a coffee machine in the cabin and there was plenty of storage space. Nice reading lights over the bed as well. The AC worked beautifully and was very quiet. The TV was very small and most of the channels were news oriented. Other cruises have a choice of free movies and several general program channels, but not this ship. Read entire member review >>
This was our second cruise on the Breakaway staying in the same rear facing balcony cabins. This time were were on the thirteenth deck and the cabin was comfortable and roomy. Our nights were the only problem. With bands on the aft 16th deck the sounds heard in our cabin were so loud and vibrating we could not enjoy any sleep between 9 and midnight. On our initial cruise were were on the eleventh deck and did not experience this problem. Speaking to our neighbors, we all experienced this problem. I would recommend only a aft facing cabin on one of the lower floors. Also the balconies get smaller the higher you go. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was small as to be expected but very bare bones with almost no drawers or any space to put anything away. We pretty much lived out of our suitcases. Bathroom was extremely small with a very tiny shower as well. Read entire member review >>
Excellent cabin which felt extremely spacious. The cabin attendant was very good, although with the materials used to construct the fittings you can not get rid of finger prints from other users. The Bed was huge and very comfortable. The ensuite shower was very well planned and spacious so 5/5 Read entire member review >>
This was not our original room booked but we sure did enjoy the awesome upgrade! There was plenty of storage for all of our belongings. We put our empty suitcases under the bed. Used the closet for most things and also used the drawers under the couch for clothes too. Shower was on the small size could barely shave my legs but the bathroom was big enough with pliantly of storage. The balcony was HUGE and awesome. Two lounge chairs and two regular chairs with two tables and still plenty of room for more! Noise was fine although you could hear the music in H20 if the balcony door was open, once shut it you didn't hear a thing. It was nice to not have to pack a hair dryer and actually have a full size one in the room. It is not in the bathroom, it is under the counter near the mini fridge. MARIA our cabin stewardess was AWESOME and so attentive. We lucked out with her and left her extra tips due to her outstanding service. Read entire member review >>
It was worth the extra cost over a traditional balcony. It had 2 lounge chairs and two sitting chairs. Not a ton of sun on the balcony but it was a nice place to relax. The cabin was also very easy to find and convent to tell if the cabin steward was in the room because it was directly at the end of the hallway. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin was an aft balcony 12306, which we found out was one of the largest non-suite/non-haven balconies. Standard room, nothing special. Flat screen tv, couch decent amount of table space. They included a coffee maker and hair dryer. The minibar was locked, but we did not need it so no big deal there. The bed was very comfortable! We were worried about SpiceH20, but with the door closed you could not hear it at all. Our room steward was amazing, practically a ninja. I rarely saw her throughout the week, but our room was always need and clean. When I did meet her, she was very nice. We left an extra tip. Read entire member review >>
Clean big enough, great balcony but couldn't use much because the gang beside us on on theirs at 2/3/4 in the morning smoking and drinking. Did I say smoking yep!
We called security but they would do nothing. Read entire member review >>
Enjoyed our B1 views again though as I had read, the biggest B1 balconies are on 9, 12, 11.. On our previous Breakaway cruise we were in 9918 and the balcony was much bigger though 11910 was still much bigger then a standard balcony and we did have two lounge chars, a table, and two other chairs. We could also hear H2O a bit at night and we never heard it in 9918. Look for my videos of both cabins on YouTube! Read entire member review >>
nice space basically just for sleeping, our friends advised us to try a balcony and it was very nice and the views were amazing, well worth the extra money. The gentleman who assisted us with room service was amazing and helpful and always offered great advice and tips being that we were first time cruising, he provided top notch service. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 11910 was very spacious for 2, the balcony is really the star of the show. Ours had 2 loungers, 2 chairs and a little table and did not feel overcrowded. It was perfect. I've sailed in Mini- Suite, Haven Spa Suite and now the Aft- Facing Balcony on the Breakaway and by far the Aft Balcony was the best. The Haven perks are cool but the Aft-Facing Balcony is the best value. Read entire member review >>
The accessible cabin was excellent. A member of the housekeeping staff built a special toilet seat for my wife to insure her safety. The cabin steward provided friendly and excellent service. However, unlike on other ships where you hear no noise from the nightclub so long as you are at least one deck above or below it, this did not apply to the Breakaway. Although we were on deck 13, 3 decks below the nightclub, we could get no sleep from 10:30 P.M. until 2:00 A.M. because the loud sound made the walls vibrate. This is not good construction. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was so nice, I was really shocked at how big the room was, and the bathroom was so nice and big too! The shower was quite large, and the double sink was great. We loved the huge balcony. It was big enough for two chairs, two lounge chairs, and a big table. It was great. Read entire member review >>
I was nervous that stepping into it, I would be in claustrophobia hell! But surprisingly and appreciatively I was not. The rooms were always clean and we enjoyed our towel friend every night! The only downside to the room would be the bed. It was two twin beds pushed together which just caused the bed to slide apart when we together in the middle. SO it would be two of us on one side of the side or us separate. That's a bummer. We found a way to make it work however. The balcony was a great addition and definitely made the place feel much bigger. I have to thank my boyfriend for that surprise :) During the day it could get really loud out there on the balcony which is annoying. So we mainly enjoyed it during the evenings when people were out having dinner. I love the sound of the ocean and having the opportunity to hear it was calming and when I didn't closing the balcony really shut all noises including the loud people out. Overall it was a very good first cruise! Read entire member review >>
Our steward Renato kept our cabin immaculately clean and neat as a pin. Our rear-facing balcony was larger than the side balconies (Large enough for a chaise lounge, 3 chairs and a small table) and always a great view when cruising. The cabin itself was more than large enough for the two of us with plenty of storage, nice bathroom, flat screen TV. The bed was quite comfortable, even with my back problems Read entire member review >>
Loved our cabin. The balcony was huge with 2 sun chairs, 2 regular chairs and a table. We had plenty of room for 3 people. The air conditioner stopped working and the toilet wouldn't flush one day but both issues were resolved quickly thanks to Allan our cabin steward. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of storage, nice larger balcony and very attentive cabin steward. Our first aft balcony and I felt more movement in that room than I had on a previous mid ship mini-suite on the Gem. Very clean and bathroom size was not a problem. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of shelf and closet area for two. You must leave your key card in the slot inside in order to keep electricity on; however climate control remains constant even when key card is not engaged. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin - 9918 - was fantastic! It was a bit tight for the 3 of us but we made it work.
The balcony was the best part. I had chosen an aft balcony on 9, starboard. We had 2 loungers, 3 chairs and 2 tables and plenty of room to move them and ourselves around.
Looking up to the other decks, we could see from the angle that ours was larger than the others above us.
As it turned out, looking out over the balcony, we could see the fireworks just fine.
There was a lot of storage but some was tricky to find.
The bathroom was a good size, as was the shower. There were more shelves in the bathroom than usual and I liked being able to leave my cosmetics and stuff in there. I had read that there was no conditioner in the showers so I brought my own.
I also followed advice from Cruise Critic and brought magnet hooks for the walls and those were great for hanging hats, card lanyards and so on. Giant clips, meant for holding towels to chairs were repurposed for clipping our last day paperwork under the TV.
About the TV - we never watched it so we can't really comment on the programming. We did watch the info from the deck once or twice to find out about the sea conditions.
Our bed was great, very comfortable king sized with 2 pillows each. The steward, Bradley, turned the couch into a nice bed for our son.
The end tables on each side of our bed were pretty narrow but we made that work. The lights beside the bed were a little high up, so I'd have to get up to turn mine off. Luckily, I read a Kindle before bed so I never really needed to use the bedside light. Read entire member review >>
Cabin, bathroom and shower, larger than we thought it would be. Only drawback was no drawers to put our cloths other than under the window seat.
Our cabin was right above the deck where the crew relaxes..the door they used was constantly being opened and it always slammed shut...usually between the hours of 1am and 4am...We did complain and it was cared for. They did offer us dinner at one of the "pay" restaurants. Nice gesture! Read entire member review >>
By far the best cabin I've ever had, and the best cabin steward! If you'd like to see a video of the cabin, here's where it is posted! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGqnHIaG3YQ&list=PL_CqfGqgvFwOzkjt_m1_F9nNRGE0hL1HQ Read entire member review >>
Great cabin and great location, even though it's all the way aft. Easy access to the Garden Cafe and pool deck. We love the extra length of the aft facing cabins and had them bring in 2 lounge chairs. A bit smaller than Carnival's newer ships, but very adequate. Read entire member review >>
Room seemed small so did shower. It did seem to lack clothes storage options. The hangers seemed to clatter. Water pressure was a tad low but the temperature was great. We did on one night get too much noise from up above. Read entire member review >>
A huge balcony in a quiet part of the ship (due to there being only 6 cabins on our hallway). Lots of storage space in both the cabin and the bathroom. Loved being in an aft cabin! Read entire member review >>
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