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Norwegian Breakaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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3,772 reviews
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Somewhat disappointed with NCL this time

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to the Southern Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2018

My husband and I wanted to see New Orleans and chanced upon this cruise. We cruised with NCL when we crossed the Panama Canal and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, so we thought we would attach this cruise to our NOLA visit. We got upgraded to a balcony and really enjoyed it. There was no one looking onto us in the balcony and, even though we could hear our neighbours if they were to talk, we do not see them. Dining was the biggest disappointment. Selections were not spectacular even though we can find something we wish to try every evening. The only memorable dinner was the prime ribs at Manhattan one evening and the braised oxtail at the buffet on another. There were a couple of rock concerts which were very loud. The best show was Burn the Floor. In addition, we enjoyed the magician as well as the juggler. Overall, service was not up to standard. A couple of times, the person showing us to our table in Manhattan took us to the wrong area and couldn't find the designated table even though they had the floor plan in hand (this is also the first cruise I've seen them with floor plans in hand). I used to be impressed by the room steward who make up the room as soon as you leave it even though they were nowhere to be seen. On this one, you see the stewards around, esp. their buckets, vacuum cleaners and wagons but we could be in and out of the room several times during the day and still return to an unmade room! Grand Cayman was to be the highlight of this cruise but we were not allowed to go ashore. The captain said it was because of big swells but we did not feel anything and we saw an RCCL ship next to us tendering without any problem!

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