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I cruised out of Miami to Belize and Costa Maya. The buffet food on this ship was poor. Little selection for non meat eaters, and what vegetables they had were overcooked. Specialty dining portions were ridiculously small. Entertainment was average, although the band on Deck 15 was very good. Service- Staff in general were pleasant. My room steward was overly cheerful, however was not overly attentive to room details. Did not provide a clean wine glass. No ice bucket was provided. Had to request my complimentary sparkling wine. Glasses over sink were not provided x 2 days. Did not pick up shower towels once. Not sure where his head was at. Ports here were pretty cheesy- Harvest Cay is NCL's own creation. Its safe and clean, and enjoyable, but if you are looking for authenticity, you won't find it here. It's just a place to put your feet up and enjoy the sunshine. Costa Maya really has nothing much to offer unless you want to shop for cheap tourist goods. I would suggest an excursion if anything interests you. Many families/children on this cruise, younger travellers. I would not do this cruise again. I did the Mexican Riviera cruise out of LA earlier this year on the Bliss and found it much better all around.

Average at best

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by texasdeb001

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Studio Stateroom
I cruised out of Miami to Belize and Costa Maya. The buffet food on this ship was poor. Little selection for non meat eaters, and what vegetables they had were overcooked. Specialty dining portions were ridiculously small.

Entertainment was average, although the band on Deck 15 was very good.

Service- Staff in general were pleasant. My room steward was overly cheerful, however was not overly attentive to room details. Did not provide a clean wine glass. No ice bucket was provided. Had to request my complimentary sparkling wine. Glasses over sink were not provided x 2 days. Did not pick up shower towels once. Not sure where his head was at.

Ports here were pretty cheesy- Harvest Cay is NCL's own creation. Its safe and clean, and enjoyable, but if you are looking for authenticity, you won't find it here. It's just a place to put your feet up and enjoy the sunshine. Costa Maya really has nothing much to offer unless you want to shop for cheap tourist goods. I would suggest an excursion if anything interests you.

Many families/children on this cruise, younger travellers.

I would not do this cruise again. I did the Mexican Riviera cruise out of LA earlier this year on the Bliss and found it much better all around.
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Studio Stateroom
Cabin T1
Cabin was adequate. Small space with a large bed. Prefer the studio on the Bliss which has a smaller bed, providing more space. Also the "window" to the hallway is useless. NCL needs to update to match other ships with the screen displaying real time outdoor sea.
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