Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by JMac1313
Where to start....the entertainment was lacking, the comedians were not funny at all and appeared lazy and disinterested in their acts. The magician did a few card tricks that I have seen multiple times before and then he was finished, no real magic tricks just some bad humor. There was only one good show, Burn The Floor. The pool deck was a joke (there should be another pool and less slides), there was no where to go, the hot tubs were over capacity and no one would move to allow anyone else to use them. The behavior was lewd and crude with no one on the waitstaff addressing, there were children present and what was allowed to go on was offensive. The sit-down restaurants closing for lunch service at 1:30pm is ridiculous as they should have been open longer. I do not have the time to list all of the issues I have with the buffet, beyond it was gross, a mess and overcrowded all of the time. The main areas of the ship at all times of the day were a mess and needed cleaned. The entire cruise we felt the ship was short-staffed. My family would joke that every time we would ask someone for something we would be told "no", never has this happened to us before on a cruise. Most of the staff was not very friendly and we felt like they were doing us a favor the entire time we were on the cruise. We have never in the past gotten sick during a cruise and all of my family fell ill during this trip and we believe it is a direct result of the lack of cleanliness of the ship. We had to deal with teenagers running around the ship without any guidance and overly intoxicated people and never did we witness any of the staff taking charge and resolving any situations. We selected an excursion in Mexico and were never told that it was the rainy season, so when we went on our day trip we did not have any rainwear and were caught in downpours without any protection which resulted in my camera getting ruined. The time available in port should have longer since we only made four stops during the cruise. We constantly saw and smelled marijuana being smoked during the cruise with no staff doing anything about it (I still cannot figure out how it was on the boat to begin with). This trip with NCL honestly did not feel like an event, as other cruises we have taken in the past, but more like a depressing stay at a seedy motel.
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