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Firstly we are seasoned travelers, and have been on numerous wonderful cruises in the past (25 maybe, we are no snowflakes) Layout of ship was a disaster. Instead of having the casino (with its smokers) in one small area, as on other ships, it was spread through the hallways. Midship with its 3 or 4 story mezzanine , all the smoke poured down to all levels of the ship. We couldn't even try the Asian restaurant because of a blue haze in the air and dry cough it caused. I had smokers cough for a day after leaving the ship. Also they had a loud stage in the mezzanine disturbing all guests on 3 floors, whether you were in the sports bar, or a restaurant, there sales pitches for one thing or another blared up the 3 floors. With compulsory tipping all services deteriorate as a general rule every where in the world we have travel. This held true on this ship The service was adequate perhaps, but the poorest on any ship we have been on. (25 cruises) Restaurants were just ok, Buffet was horrible, I Broke a $3000 bridgework (tooth) on their rotisserie chicken, their was a small bone fragment in the breast. Desserts were terrible, which was a plus for the waist line LOL! The exception was a Rhubarb cobbler they had one day it was fantastic. The ice-cream was good too. It was the smallest cabinet we have found in 25 cruises, but it was fine for us. Venues were a bit small for crowds. All the HOT TUBS were room temperature (Broken) not HOT as the name indicates. Even with me asking them to direct me to a hot one, or actually making one HOT, nothing was done to remedy situation. It shouldn't be hard to make one of the 12 hot tubs onboard hot 104 degrees is the norm for hot tubs they were all at best 90 degrees. You can have a few cold ones, and a few hot ones, to make everyone happy can't you?? The"Ball room dancing show" was surprisingly very good. And the "Rock show" not bad. There is no reason why they could not vent all the smoke out of the ship and bring in fresh air. I saw relatively few people smoking it was an accumulation of stale smoke from many cruises, It was the same at the first day we got on board the cruise as the last day, We lined up to disembark in the smoke filled hallways, everyone in lineup was complaining of the smell. Do yourself a favor and choose a different cruise. We have liked all cruise lines except "Costa" and " Norwegian" so far.

If your a chain smoker, you can leave your package at home. The ship smoky!

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by mezzer321

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Firstly we are seasoned travelers, and have been on numerous wonderful cruises in the past (25 maybe, we are no snowflakes)

Layout of ship was a disaster. Instead of having the casino (with its smokers) in one small area, as on other ships, it was spread through the hallways. Midship with its 3 or 4 story mezzanine , all the smoke poured down to all levels of the ship. We couldn't even try the Asian restaurant because of a blue haze in the air and dry cough it caused. I had smokers cough for a day after leaving the ship. Also they had a loud stage in the mezzanine disturbing all guests on 3 floors, whether you were in the sports bar, or a restaurant, there sales pitches for one thing or another blared up the 3 floors.

With compulsory tipping all services deteriorate as a general rule every where in the world we have travel.

This held true on this ship The service was adequate perhaps, but the poorest on any ship we have been on. (25 cruises)

Restaurants were just ok, Buffet was horrible, I Broke a $3000 bridgework (tooth) on their rotisserie chicken, their was a small bone fragment in the breast. Desserts were terrible, which was a plus for the waist line LOL!

The exception was a Rhubarb cobbler they had one day it was fantastic. The ice-cream was good too.

It was the smallest cabinet we have found in 25 cruises, but it was fine for us.

Venues were a bit small for crowds.

All the HOT TUBS were room temperature (Broken) not HOT as the name indicates.

Even with me asking them to direct me to a hot one, or actually making one HOT, nothing was done to remedy situation.

It shouldn't be hard to make one of the 12 hot tubs onboard hot 104 degrees is the norm for hot tubs they were all at best 90 degrees.

You can have a few cold ones, and a few hot ones, to make everyone happy can't you??

The"Ball room dancing show" was surprisingly very good. And the "Rock show" not bad.

There is no reason why they could not vent all the smoke out of the ship and bring in fresh air.

I saw relatively few people smoking it was an accumulation of stale smoke from many cruises,

It was the same at the first day we got on board the cruise as the last day,

We lined up to disembark in the smoke filled hallways, everyone in lineup was complaining of the smell.

Do yourself a favor and choose a different cruise.

We have liked all cruise lines except "Costa" and " Norwegian" so far.
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It was the smallest cabinet we have ever found in 25 cruises, but it was fine for us.
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