Overall wonderful!: Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by ARP1818

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Overall wonderful!

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Overall we had a really wonderful time. There will always be a few things that could be different, but you really cannot beat cruising and the Breakaway is phenomenal. There is so much to do on the boat and I loved being at one port for the whole time.

Embarkation: We got to the port around 10:45 and were on the boat by 11:30am. I couldn't believe how easy and fast embarkation was.

Staterooms: Our intial room(Aft facing balcony on the 14th floor) was a great size. Unfortunately, we ended up switching rooms on the fourth night because the dance club was right above our room and the bass was literally shaking our room. We moved down to a smaller balcony room on the 12th floor and all was quiet. I would recommend trying to swtich rooms though if you are on the 14th floor towards the aft and want to sleep before 2am. The bathrooms are a great size in the room.

Food: We got the ultimate dining package which was definitely worth it. The specialty restaurants are More fantastic. Our favorites were Le Bistro(get the Cornets-so good!) and La Cucina. We usually ate breakfast at Taste or Savor-unfortunately it was the same menu every day. It would be nice if they switched up the breakfast menu.

Sun Decks: We never had a problem finding a place to sit, which was suprising to me on sea days. There is so much to do on this boat. The ropes course is so fun and we played a lot of mini golf.

Bermuda: We LOVE Bermuda. It was our third time there so we have a good idea how to get around the island. We rented a scooter for the three days and then traveled all over. The first day we went to Horseshoe Beach(crowded but a must), Spittal Pond(Go here for beautiful hiking!), the Botanical Gardens and North Point Restaurant, where we met Curtis(the bartender) who gave us the best tips for where the locals go and makes the best Rum Swizzle on the Island. The next day we went to the Crystal Caves($30/person, but neat) and then Cooper Island. This is a must see! This is a huge collection of beaches and no one is there! We saw four people the whole time we were there. We also stopped by Lovers Lake in Finney Park and saw Motello Tower. The third day we went to St. George's and did some touring and went to see some forts. We also stopped by Tom Moore's Jungle which is pretty neat for hiking.

Entertainment: The shows are awesome! Cirque du soleil is insane! They are so talented and then you realize that they are doing this on a moving ship. My husband loved Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor was great. Second City is always hilarious. We loved Howl at the Moom as well. Fire & Ice are also very talented. I loved that you could make reservations for all of the shows. It's so easy to do beforehand but you can also do it on any TV in the hallway or the TV in your stateroom.

Internet: I didn't buy any internet on the ship but you can get 72hrs of internet in Berumda for $15. Unfortunately it didn't work in our stateroom but it did work outside the boat.

Disembarkation: This was not as easy as embarkation but luckily we weren't really in a rush. Overall it probably took about 20 minutes but it was delayed several times because the terminal was full.

What needs to be improved: I think the noise was definitely the worst part of the trip for us. Other than that, we really did have an amazing time. Some variety in the breakfast menu would also be good. Less

Published 05/26/14

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