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Norwegian Breakaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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3650 reviews
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Not The Best, Not The Worst

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to the Bahamas
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
Cabin: Family Balcony Stateroom
Traveled with children

Embarkation took a while but moved once we were called to get on. Went directly to add guests to a specialty restaurant (since you can't book "comped" peopled) and was told I couldn't keep the original reservation time. Had to change the date and time, food was terrible in la Cucina, lobster mushy, iced tea warm, pizza practically had a non-existant crust. Balcony very small, shower pressure was not great, confied space for 4 people in a balcony room but made the best of it. Soups delicious. Food mediocre. Drinks automatically given a surcharge, so if it's a $5.25 bottle of beer, costs you $7.25. Shows good but you don't need reservations anymore, which is annoying. People show up 1 hour early and there aren't many seats. Boat to GSC is ridiculous. By the time you can finally get on it, by the time you reach the island, you have to walk forever to find a lounge chair. BBQ burgers burnt and dry. Ship doesn't stop rocking back and forth at all. When you are docking at a port, the entire room shakes. You are also now charged $7.95 for room service. Insane. Hard to find a lounge chair near the 1 pool on board (1 pool for 3,000 guests???) unless you are on deck at 8AM. Drinks watered down, stick to beers, they are bottled. Art show was a joke. They didn't treat you very nicely. Spa was nice. To buy extra products to use at home, expensive. Gym crowded. Striploin steak delicious. Nutella pudding shouldn't be missed. Getting off the boat at a port was a mad house. Everyone was in a rush. It was a nice get-away, but not one I care to duplicate.

Cabin Review

Family Balcony Stateroom

Port Reviews

New York (Manhattan)

It was crazy trying to get to the ship with passengers getting off from their cruise that has ended. Just too busy. Cars, taxis and people everywhere.

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

There is absolutely nothing to do here at Port Canaveral. The mall was so boring and there was really nothing to do on the ship. You wanted to get off, even just for a short time, but to have to pay $12 each way to go to a mall was not worth it.

Great Stirrup Cay

Trying to find a lounge chair at this port was incredibly difficult. The walk to finally get a seat was long, rocky and up and down hill. The BBQ was a waste. Burgers were burnt and dry. It was also set up quite far from where we were able to get seats, which made it even more disturbing.

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