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I wasn't precisely sure what to expect and it was a bit of a mixed bag. Service for the most part was outstanding. Pearl in housekeeping was great and most of our wait staff were terrific( Francisca in Manhatten and waiter in Le Bistro). Bartending was hit and miss and people tended to just walk up and order though I had been waiting. Food was good, some better than others but I have to really commend all of them for catering to my Vegan diet!! I had such good food that my traveling mates were jealous and said they were going to go vegan so they too could be treated like a queen! The room was spotless and we loved the extended balcony and spent a lot of time there. The morning coffee delivery was an unexpected treat and I had a glass of wine on the balcony at night. LOVED the 6th floor outdoor space and dubbed it "the quiet place". Great for readying, napping, relaxing. I liked the Spice area and that it was adult only. We encountered issues due to the hurricane and for the most part those were well handled or at least as well as could be expected. I liked the day spent at Harvest Caye. The pool situation, in my opinion, is very inadequate and we never got near the pool on board. It is just WAY too small for 4000 people and it is basically the only pool. I see other ships have 17 pools and probably, we would look for that if we sailed again. One adult pool that isn't all that big just doesn't cut it. I was looking forward to pool time and that never happened. The gym is decent but early mornings it was totally full. Not sure how that could be improved really without dedicating more space. We booked the free at sea deal and Norwegian handled our flight arrangements which was a Godsend once things had to be rerouted. We didn't have to do a thing! They handled ours expertly. Would I go again?? Well… maybe and maybe not. It's crowded and loud and a little too "people" for my tastes but overall I had a good trip and liked visiting other countries. We were well cared for through the storm and had "bonus" days on our vacay for free so I'm certainly not complaining. Issues with key cards that I still don't totally comprehend but it was super inconvenient and annoying. Smoking in the casinos left a little to be desired in areas where it wafted. I did the vodka ice bar and that was worthwhile just for the experience. Like I said... for the right price I MIGHT book again but... the jury is still out on that.....

My first cruise. Expectations were exceeded in most areas.

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by bettyp304

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I wasn't precisely sure what to expect and it was a bit of a mixed bag. Service for the most part was outstanding. Pearl in housekeeping was great and most of our wait staff were terrific( Francisca in Manhatten and waiter in Le Bistro). Bartending was hit and miss and people tended to just walk up and order though I had been waiting. Food was good, some better than others but I have to really commend all of them for catering to my Vegan diet!! I had such good food that my traveling mates were jealous and said they were going to go vegan so they too could be treated like a queen! The room was spotless and we loved the extended balcony and spent a lot of time there. The morning coffee delivery was an unexpected treat and I had a glass of wine on the balcony at night. LOVED the 6th floor outdoor space and dubbed it "the quiet place". Great for readying, napping, relaxing. I liked the Spice area and that it was adult only. We encountered issues due to the hurricane and for the most part those were well handled or at least as well as could be expected. I liked the day spent at Harvest Caye. The pool situation, in my opinion, is very inadequate and we never got near the pool on board. It is just WAY too small for 4000 people and it is basically the only pool. I see other ships have 17 pools and probably, we would look for that if we sailed again. One adult pool that isn't all that big just doesn't cut it. I was looking forward to pool time and that never happened. The gym is decent but early mornings it was totally full. Not sure how that could be improved really without dedicating more space. We booked the free at sea deal and Norwegian handled our flight arrangements which was a Godsend once things had to be rerouted. We didn't have to do a thing! They handled ours expertly. Would I go again?? Well… maybe and maybe not. It's crowded and loud and a little too "people" for my tastes but overall I had a good trip and liked visiting other countries. We were well cared for through the storm and had "bonus" days on our vacay for free so I'm certainly not complaining. Issues with key cards that I still don't totally comprehend but it was super inconvenient and annoying. Smoking in the casinos left a little to be desired in areas where it wafted. I did the vodka ice bar and that was worthwhile just for the experience. Like I said... for the right price I MIGHT book again but... the jury is still out on that.....
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Inside Stateroom
Cabin IF 9128
Plenty of room for 2 people, comfy beds, good shower and bathroom, loved the extended balcony with chaise loungers.
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins