The Breakaway had just undergone a refurb not too long ago so everything had the new look and feel. Our cabin had nice carpeting. The bed was reasonably comfortable that we slept soundly every night.
The best thing about this particular cruise was the value received for 10 days. And as my title suggests, it achieved the right balance of sea days and port days. I particularly appreciate the two days at sea before arriving back in New Orleans.
The Executive Chef was Filipino. The food was appreciably better than our prior 6 cruises. I mean, buffet food tasted like a sit down place.
We bid for an upgrade and they gave us this aft facing balcony. It was a great cabin. The only complaint was that the Spice was right above us so we had to endure the booming music every single night.
Embarkation lines were long and miserable.
Lots of trinket shops as soon as we got put of the ship. The big tourist shakedown had begun.
Too touristy but that's to be expected.
Captain said tendering was not going to happen because of swells. But a big Royal Caribbean ship was nearby with tendering in full force. Hmmmm.
The ship docked in an industrial area far from town.