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We caught the public bus 25 from Norreport to the port with no problem! Took about 10 minutes (only one stop on the way) and cost 24 DKK per person. Dropped suitcases off and then lined up for about 20 minutes and then we were on! Our only regret was not keeping out bathers in our hand luggage so we could enjoy a hot tub while waiting for our suitcases to arrive (took about two hours). We had bid for an upgrade from interior cabin to a balcony successfully, and so glad we did! We had the most amazing warm weather on our trip, so even though our balcony was small, it was so nice to have the balcony door open and view the sea whilst lying in bed. Our cabin was perfect (9264). Our cabin attendant (Rolando) was nice and friendly and kept our cabin lovely and clean. I asked if there were any robes available (mainly for to and from the hot tubs) and he had one in our room later that day! Although it was a fully booked cruise, we didn't find it felt overly crowded or shoulder to shoulder in the public areas. We did feel though that the Atrium area was used incorrectly, would have been nice to have live music playing there throughout the day while enjoying a drink from the bar. However they played games, did dance lessons and played an occasional movie. I feel they might have got more people to join in the dance lessons etc if they were in another venue and not in front of the bar with lots of eyes watching on!! Not as much entertainment during the evenings as we have experienced on other cruises, but still found something to do most of the time. The only show we didn't like was the Rock of Ages. We were aware of the adult themes etc., but it just wasn't a good show and went for way too long. We had thought it would be similar time frame to other shows and events (eg. about 45 minutes - 1 hour), but I think it went for nearly 2 hours??!! It was definately 1 1/2 hours anyway. Maybe in the daily planner they should also write the time frame for the shows, as it makes it easier to plan your dinner reservations or meeting others when you know how long it will be. We did arrive about 20 minutes pre show to get a good seat down the front, enjoyed a drink while waiting! It was a little too cool for me (not for others!) to swim, but we did use the hot tubs and really enjoyed them. Nice and warm and not too busy. We ate mainly in Taste, Savour and Manhattan and enjoyed all of them. They all have the same menu. Food was very good, but not wow! It was very enjoyable with a nice range. Waiters were all very friendly and helpful. It was very easy getting on and off ship for port days, a little bit of queuing, but nothing too bad. Of course St Petersburg was the biggest queue, but we had been warned. Took about an hour or so on the first day and only about 20 minutes the second day to get off ship and through immigration to meet our Tour Group (SPB Tours - wonderful!!). St Petersburg was the highlight of the ports we visited, was amazing, and our tour leader was so good getting us into venues ahead of all the queues etc and explaining everything. We all had individual headsets, so very easy to hear and small groups. We had the drinks package (free with our booking), and could order any drink under $15 for free - except for coffee/teas, and red bull. We enjoyed the house wines and the cocktails. We would definitely recommend NCL Breakaway and also the Baltic cruise. We had a wonderful time :-)

Great Relaxing Holiday

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by mintie123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom
We caught the public bus 25 from Norreport to the port with no problem! Took about 10 minutes (only one stop on the way) and cost 24 DKK per person. Dropped suitcases off and then lined up for about 20 minutes and then we were on! Our only regret was not keeping out bathers in our hand luggage so we could enjoy a hot tub while waiting for our suitcases to arrive (took about two hours).

We had bid for an upgrade from interior cabin to a balcony successfully, and so glad we did! We had the most amazing warm weather on our trip, so even though our balcony was small, it was so nice to have the balcony door open and view the sea whilst lying in bed.

Our cabin was perfect (9264). Our cabin attendant (Rolando) was nice and friendly and kept our cabin lovely and clean. I asked if there were any robes available (mainly for to and from the hot tubs) and he had one in our room later that day!

Although it was a fully booked cruise, we didn't find it felt overly crowded or shoulder to shoulder in the public areas. We did feel though that the Atrium area was used incorrectly, would have been nice to have live music playing there throughout the day while enjoying a drink from the bar. However they played games, did dance lessons and played an occasional movie. I feel they might have got more people to join in the dance lessons etc if they were in another venue and not in front of the bar with lots of eyes watching on!!

Not as much entertainment during the evenings as we have experienced on other cruises, but still found something to do most of the time. The only show we didn't like was the Rock of Ages. We were aware of the adult themes etc., but it just wasn't a good show and went for way too long. We had thought it would be similar time frame to other shows and events (eg. about 45 minutes - 1 hour), but I think it went for nearly 2 hours??!! It was definately 1 1/2 hours anyway. Maybe in the daily planner they should also write the time frame for the shows, as it makes it easier to plan your dinner reservations or meeting others when you know how long it will be. We did arrive about 20 minutes pre show to get a good seat down the front, enjoyed a drink while waiting!

It was a little too cool for me (not for others!) to swim, but we did use the hot tubs and really enjoyed them. Nice and warm and not too busy.

We ate mainly in Taste, Savour and Manhattan and enjoyed all of them. They all have the same menu. Food was very good, but not wow! It was very enjoyable with a nice range. Waiters were all very friendly and helpful.

It was very easy getting on and off ship for port days, a little bit of queuing, but nothing too bad. Of course St Petersburg was the biggest queue, but we had been warned. Took about an hour or so on the first day and only about 20 minutes the second day to get off ship and through immigration to meet our Tour Group (SPB Tours - wonderful!!). St Petersburg was the highlight of the ports we visited, was amazing, and our tour leader was so good getting us into venues ahead of all the queues etc and explaining everything. We all had individual headsets, so very easy to hear and small groups.

We had the drinks package (free with our booking), and could order any drink under $15 for free - except for coffee/teas, and red bull. We enjoyed the house wines and the cocktails.

We would definitely recommend NCL Breakaway and also the Baltic cruise. We had a wonderful time :-)
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Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BB 9264
Great cabin, compact but plenty of room for the two of us. Small balcony, but again was just nice to have a balcony! However just note that below the balcony was the ceiling of the patio roof below, so you didn't look straight down, but across the roof top.
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