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Overall trip was very good to excellent. On the top of the list is the entertainment by Fire and Ice. But take note the duo may be changing ships soon. they really know how to pump up a show. Just do not expect to get seats for their show, standing room only in the atrium. Fat Cats has a night jazz improv, and is a very comfortable setting , most late late night evenings. Wish I had a song practiced for Karaoke. Many games shows, day programs take place in the common atrium area. It is very comfortable but usually standing room only during evening shows. There was one day, think it was the second to last sea day, where there were minimal to no major performances - down time. Otherwise pattern of shows/performances time was usual. Ships poolside activities usually held during early afternoon. I found it helpful to do some pool time, spa time or rest up/rejuvenate, even nap in the cabin between 3 until 5 pm when there was not much interesting scheduled. Between 6pm - 11pm is jam packed with shows and performances, many choices some overlapped. Swimming wear and coverup with sandals, good all day, until evening. I found shows in the main theater - Rock of ages, etc, was excellent - but too long, like watching the titanic - pun not intended. Bring ear plugs for the main theater to muffle sound. Cirque of dreams circus dinner is well worth the extra price, and think it is excellent for kids. Dance performances also had two additional evenings in the Manhattan Dining room on both the second and last evening. The juggler and comedian in Headliners were also excellent, and would see again. Another perk of being in a Haven cabin is priority escort for embarkation and disembarkation, on private elevators- never a crowd, never a problem. Gym area and equipment is expansive and well utilized but not crowded. Additional cost for most group classes. No fee some classes, like a 7am stretch class. Spa amenities are great. Not a lot of interesting items to purchase in store, except overpriced, sub par jewelry, Pandora-like bracelets, gaudy invicta watches, and over priced cosmetics. Public areas seemed very clean and well maintained on entire ship. Ship is pretty and well appointed. Some elevator crowding but otherwise no real crowds, except for shows. Staff were very very present and attentive, always warmly greeting and offering to assist, and go above and beyond. Next cruise will budget in additional money to give extra tips to certain deserving staff. Drifting casino smoking is a huge problem that should be remedied, and will take a few days to bare. Our solution to avoid the smoke was to cross over a few decks above/below casino and then go back up if necessary. We met many nice people, and did not find an rowdiness or problematic guest behaviors. St. Kitts and then St. Thomas had the cheapest port alcohol and cigarette purchase.

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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by KayCowens

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Overall trip was very good to excellent. On the top of the list is the entertainment by Fire and Ice. But take note the duo may be changing ships soon. they really know how to pump up a show. Just do not expect to get seats for their show, standing room only in the atrium.

Fat Cats has a night jazz improv, and is a very comfortable setting , most late late night evenings. Wish I had a song practiced for Karaoke. Many games shows, day programs take place in the common atrium area. It is very comfortable but usually standing room only during evening shows. There was one day, think it was the second to last sea day, where there were minimal to no major performances - down time.

Otherwise pattern of shows/performances time was usual. Ships poolside activities usually held during early afternoon. I found it helpful to do some pool time, spa time or rest up/rejuvenate, even nap in the cabin between 3 until 5 pm when there was not much interesting scheduled. Between 6pm - 11pm is jam packed with shows and performances, many choices some overlapped.

Swimming wear and coverup with sandals, good all day, until evening. I found shows in the main theater - Rock of ages, etc, was excellent - but too long, like watching the titanic - pun not intended. Bring ear plugs for the main theater to muffle sound. Cirque of dreams circus dinner is well worth the extra price, and think it is excellent for kids. Dance performances also had two additional evenings in the Manhattan Dining room on both the second and last evening. The juggler and comedian in Headliners were also excellent, and would see again.

Another perk of being in a Haven cabin is priority escort for embarkation and disembarkation, on private elevators- never a crowd, never a problem.

Gym area and equipment is expansive and well utilized but not crowded. Additional cost for most group classes. No fee some classes, like a 7am stretch class. Spa amenities are great. Not a lot of interesting items to purchase in store, except overpriced, sub par jewelry, Pandora-like bracelets, gaudy invicta watches, and over priced cosmetics.

Public areas seemed very clean and well maintained on entire ship. Ship is pretty and well appointed. Some elevator crowding but otherwise no real crowds, except for shows.

Staff were very very present and attentive, always warmly greeting and offering to assist, and go above and beyond. Next cruise will budget in additional money to give extra tips to certain deserving staff.

Drifting casino smoking is a huge problem that should be remedied, and will take a few days to bare. Our solution to avoid the smoke was to cross over a few decks above/below casino and then go back up if necessary.

We met many nice people, and did not find an rowdiness or problematic guest behaviors. St. Kitts and then St. Thomas had the cheapest port alcohol and cigarette purchase.
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