Dissappointing: Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by jackrabbit

Norwegian Breakaway 2
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Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Service / Venue Score 1-10 Comments

Dinning wait staff 4 Very slow, inattentive in all dinning venues we used.

Room Steward 6 OK, but not overly attentive

Cabin 6 Nice, but very small. Closet was 8 inches from bed, very difficult to access

Photography 2 Inexperienced. Pictures out of focus, glare on glasses, inattentive to people at top of stairs in the picture, no crowd control

Shows 8 Rock of Ages great, Burn the Floor ok, Magician funny, but tricks are all old

Food 4 Virtually same menu every meal in freestyle dinning rooms. Food bland uninspiring. Poor dessert choice. Felt like the menu was intended to force me to go to the speciality venues to get a variety.

Water Slides 10 Great experience

Ropes Course 10 Great experience

Shopping 5 Very high end in shops - too expensive. On deck special sales checkout was terrible. Hand written transactions took too long.

Casino 5 Good selection, but the More casino smoking area was open from deck 6 through 8 causing nasty smoke smell throughout atrium area.

Waterfront 8 Very nice place to sit out and visit. Best place for sailaway.

Ocean Blue takeout 10 On the boardwalk - the crab toast was fantastic.

Fireworks 8 Very good. Very little information on where to view them. We were fortunate to have Port side cabins and could see them from the balcony.

Spice H20 4 For Sailaway and fireworks the music was deafening and it was way too crowded.

Swimming pools 3 Way too small for this size of ship.

Grill on deck 16 10 Great, quiet place for breakfast and lunch. Best kept secret on the ship.

Garden Cafe Buffet 5 Ok, but wait staff was inattentive. So-so selection of food.

Theater 6 Good vewing but the seats have a hard frame at the back of the seat bottom which is very uncomfortable

iConcierge app 5 Nice idea, but poorly designed app. Didn't work half the time for text messages. Good to book entertainment. Alert when receiving texts is not loud enough or customizable. Numerous deficiencies in the app design. Less

Published 07/12/13

Cabin review: 11300

Deck plan says it connects with 11302, but it does not. Booked it specifically because we wanted connecting cabins and it didn't.

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