The good, the bad and the ugly. : Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by ken85121

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The good, the bad and the ugly.

Sail Date: November 2013
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)

Cabin – The cabin was really nice with tons of storage. The décor was very nice and bathroom was quite large.

Carlos Bakeshop Foods – Excellent taste. Although, the bakery was often closed when we wanted to go, the food was great.

Le Bistro – Food was very good as was service. We ate there 3 nights!

Casino – If you like slots, you will like the casino. There was a great variety of games to pick from. It was a bit crowded in parts of the casino but fun.

Fireworks – Great touch. Short but fun.


Food - The main dining room was not so great. The service was VERY slow. It was very noticeable that the staff was very overworked. There seemed to be either way too many passengers or way too few staff. Either way, it impacted service.

Ropes Course Area – Although it was fun, way too much space is taken up on the top deck with the ropes course, mini golf and basketball More court. Why do they still put basketball courts on cruise ships? Honestly, devoting all that space to 5 kids is not a good use of space.

Space to watch fireworks – Remember that ropes course area…it took up all the prime real estate for stuff like this.

La Cucina – Not so great Italian food. Skip this one.


Muster Drill – I have never seen a more disorganized thing in my life. God forbid there were new cruisers on board, they would have no idea where to go in the case of an emergency.

Smoke - The way the casino is designed, there smoke lingered in areas that we have never experienced the smell of smoke before. For example, the casino is a deck above Le Bistro restaurant but we smelled it all during dinner as dined al fresco. You could smell the smoke before and after you were even in the casino.

All in all, we enjoyed the cruise and got it for a great price. I would sail on it again. If I could narrow down to one good and one bad it would be – good cabin, bad smoke. Less

Published 01/05/14

Cabin review: 11276

The cabin was very nice. The style reminded us of the Solstice class ships on Celebrity. The balcony was very small. The number of tv channels was pretty bad. The bed was located next to the balcony. There was no noticeable noise coming form the hallways but we often could hear the neighbors talking through the walls of the cabin. The amount of storage was great compared to other ships. There was something wrong with how the toilet flushed but it worked fine. It was just soooooooo loud - something seemed wrong.

Port and Shore Excursions

If you are not going to Disney, there is really not much to do here. I wish they would stop at Ft Lauderdale or Miami instead.

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