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Norwegian Breakaway Review

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Cold food and average service

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to the Baltic Sea
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NZcruiser1960
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

We found ourselves a great discount deal for a Baltic cruise, something on our bucket list and booked with Norwegian as a result, deciding on the mini-suite based on the description of the luxury bathroom and additional space over a balcony cabin.

We arrived in Copenhagen 2 days early to enjoy the city, but were shocked by the prices of food, coffee and accommodation! Getting to the ship was relatively easy and very cheap as the public buses run right to the terminal, you just have to ensure you know exactly which terminal as there are two.

Checking in and boarding went smoothly, we were pleased that this was fairly hassle-free, but upon reaching our room 12200, with the door wide open and inspecting it, I was really disappointed that we had been allocated a "family mini suite - adjacent to the kids club, and with a bath, not the luxury shower I was expecting. As mature travellers, we certainly didn't need to be anywhere near the kids club, and I totally dislike climbing in and out of a bath to take a shower. I raced down to the guest services desk to ask if we could be reallocated as this was not at all what I expected nor wanted. It took a while to make the consultant understand what my concern was - I got a mini suite didn't I? She explained that the ship was full, but they would try to help us out if possible, but in the meantime, that was our room. My husband then arrived, saying he had been asked to leave the room, as it was not yet supposed to be occupied - no-one had told us that we couldn't go to our rooms at all.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MX

Once we finally got this room allocated, it was ok. The previous family room (12200) had an interconnecting door, which we think affects the soundproofing as the group next door arrived late and talked long! This room didn't have neighbour issues.

Near the front and lower down, meant that we heard the additional docking noises of ropes and anchors being winched out in the early mornings.

8714 had a very large balcony with a table and chairs and also deck chairs

It is called a mini-suite, but its basically a slightly larger balcony room, you get no extras.

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

Copenhagen has lots to see and getting around by bike is a great way to do it, Book a cycle tour of the city, you see so much more and we felt part of the community by doing it.

Rostock (Warnemunde)

Surprising little towns of Rostock and Warnemunde. We ummed and ahhed over doing the Berlin trip, but so much time on the train for so little time in the city didn't add up.

Rostock had pretty squares and cute houses, as did Warnemunde. Easy to do it your self with 14 euro to get train and bus day-trip ticket for 2 to Rostock.

Tallinn

A beautiful old town, so much to see just wandering the streets here, easy to walk into the old town and just do it yourself.

St. Petersburg

We booked our two-day tour with TJ Travel, they were excellent, great communication before the trip and a super guide who knew her stuff and got us to places out of the rush. Some of our bus group did an evening meal with locals organised by TJ Travel which they said was fantastic.

Helsinki

We booked the Stromma ho on hop off online for way cheaper than the ship offered. Picked up at the port. Plenty to see and able to wander around the town areas as well.

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