TOO MANY PEOPLE!: Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by denjohn
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TOO MANY PEOPLE!
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Bermuda was beautiful, and the embarkation and disembarkations went very smoothly, considering the number of people. We purchased a 2 day ticket to use either the ferry or the bus to get around Bermuda, and it worked out well. Horseshoe Bay Beach was incredible beautiful, and crowded, but if you go to the far left, walk through the shallow water, you come to several more beaches, which are almost empty, and you can see the fish in the water, it is so clear. The snorkeling was great, especially at Tobacco Bay and also at Snorkel Beach Park near where the ship is docked. If you bring some rolls, and break them up in the water, the fish come right to you. (Someone gave us that tip, and it really worked!)Overall, we enjoyed the trip with our boys, but were very disappointed in the ship itself. Less
Cabin review: 5138
We were "upgraded" to a cabin (#5138)which happened to be a handicapped accessible cabin. It was huge with a nice sized porthole window. Lots of closet and drawer space, with many handicapped accessories, which we didn't need but if you did, it would be good to have. The main problem was the noise - we constantly, and I mean all though the day and night, heard slamming of doors. We think it was because we were across from the crew space with large doors, and it was very loud, and intrusive - especially late at night or very early in the morning.
Port and Shore Excursions
The Manhattan port terminal was very well organized, and moved people through quickly, and with very little trouble. It was much easier than I anticipated, especially with the great parking garage (Park Right) we chose to park our car. I found them online, and we drove from NJ right there, and the man then drove us in our car to the port terminal, which was only a few blocks away, dropped us and our luggage off, and then parked our car. On the return, we got a cab back to the garage, and they reimbursed us for the cab. My son actually left his wallet in the car, so we called them, and they drove it to the terminal personally before we got on the ship, and were very professional and honest about it. I highly recommend them.