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Went on the Breakaway out of New Orleans last year and it was not a great trip. Food was not great, staff not friendly. This year it was a different ship. Food was AWESOME, staff was way more friendly and the ship was a lot cleaner. But that may be from recently failing a health inspection and waiting on new inspection. Either way the ship was a lot better. The shows as always are great. The only people on the ship that were not nice were the Cruise Next staff. they were nice when at the counter but if you saw them anywhere else they acted to good to even speak. Also had a big Platinum group for the behind the scenes and one of the Cruise next staff gave us all kinds of times. Some sat for over an hour because they got the wrong time. When I asked about it they got very defensive and told me they did not give the wrong time and that they give everyone a letter with the time on it. I hate being lied to and I was not given a letter nor anyone I talked to before the event. Because of this I did NOT purchase a cruise next. I normally do but not after one of them lied right to my face. Anyway other than them the cruise was a lot of fun. Remember you will need reservations for shows, meals and excursions. Don't wait till on the ship, you may fine it too late especially for specialty dining

Breakaway way improved from last year

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by camping2013

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window
Went on the Breakaway out of New Orleans last year and it was not a great trip. Food was not great, staff not friendly. This year it was a different ship. Food was AWESOME, staff was way more friendly and the ship was a lot cleaner. But that may be from recently failing a health inspection and waiting on new inspection. Either way the ship was a lot better. The shows as always are great. The only people on the ship that were not nice were the Cruise Next staff. they were nice when at the counter but if you saw them anywhere else they acted to good to even speak.

Also had a big Platinum group for the behind the scenes and one of the Cruise next staff gave us all kinds of times. Some sat for over an hour because they got the wrong time. When I asked about it they got very defensive and told me they did not give the wrong time and that they give everyone a letter with the time on it. I hate being lied to and I was not given a letter nor anyone I talked to before the event. Because of this I did NOT purchase a cruise next. I normally do but not after one of them lied right to my face.

Anyway other than them the cruise was a lot of fun. Remember you will need reservations for shows, meals and excursions. Don't wait till on the ship, you may fine it too late especially for specialty dining
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Cabin Review

Family Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window
Cabin O1 5142
Awesome cabin, larger than normal. Couch and 2 closets, lots of space but awkward to watch TV from the bed. It is behind the elevators and right by the stairs. But since on the 5th deck, very quiet. Room beside us was empty and room on other side is a storage room for wheel chairs. Only time we heard noise was at ports when they got the chairs out. I would definitely book this room. Almost as big as a mini suite minus the balcony
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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