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We chose this cruise because we sailed other ships in NCL's fleet previously and had an awesome experience each time. While the Breakaway is relatively new and modern, the staterooms were smaller than I was expecting, especially when compared to similar class of staterooms on other Norwegian ships we've taken The food in the Garden Buffet was good but as the week wore on, seemed became repetitious/boring. The on board game shows and activities were fun The public areas were clean and well maintained. Our room steward Roel was excellent The low point and major detraction of this cruise for me, unfortunately were the excursions that we took. The Paradise Bay Tour in Tortola, BVI was billed by NCL as a sightseeing/shopping and beach visit tour. While the views of the island while in the mountains were breathtaking, this tours did not offer any real insight into the history/culture/people of the BVI. The 'shopping' consisted of a stop at mostly ramshackle stalls that sold cheap island mementos. The shopping was next to the beach, which had no seating--unless you wanted to shell out $20/per day for a beach chair--(we were only there for 1 hr). The bathrooms at the site were flooded, with one working toilet and no toilet paper. Not worth the $ paid. The Paradise Bay Tour seemed grand when compared to our Excursion in St Thomas, VI I was seriously underwhelmed at the Harbor Safari Tour, another Norwegian Cruise Lines excursion out of St Thomas. The experience of this 'tour' was one of abject frustration and dissatisfaction There was confusion from the beginning of this 'tour'. No clearly marked meeting point for the excursion's participants. We ended up having to walk over 1/2 mile to the dock where we boarded a boat/water taxi to take a short 10 minute ride to the other side of the harbor, where we were let off in front of the shopping district, with no clear direction from the boat operator of when they'd come back to pick us up to take us back to the boat. After about an hour of walking around the shopping district, we ended up taking a taxi back to the ship, This tour is a RIP-OFF!! Don't book it!!

Nice Ship....Excursions not worth the $$ paid

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by emmellcee

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom
We chose this cruise because we sailed other ships in NCL's fleet previously and had an awesome experience each time. While the Breakaway is relatively new and modern, the staterooms were smaller than I was expecting, especially when compared to similar class of staterooms on other Norwegian ships we've taken

The food in the Garden Buffet was good but as the week wore on, seemed became repetitious/boring.

The on board game shows and activities were fun

The public areas were clean and well maintained.

Our room steward Roel was excellent

The low point and major detraction of this cruise for me, unfortunately were the excursions that we took.

The Paradise Bay Tour in Tortola, BVI was billed by NCL as a sightseeing/shopping and beach visit tour. While the views of the island while in the mountains were breathtaking, this tours did not offer any real insight into the history/culture/people of the BVI. The 'shopping' consisted of a stop at mostly ramshackle stalls that sold cheap island mementos. The shopping was next to the beach, which had no seating--unless you wanted to shell out $20/per day for a beach chair--(we were only there for 1 hr). The bathrooms at the site were flooded, with one working toilet and no toilet paper. Not worth the $ paid.

The Paradise Bay Tour seemed grand when compared to our Excursion in St Thomas, VI I was seriously underwhelmed at the Harbor Safari Tour, another Norwegian Cruise Lines excursion out of St Thomas. The experience of this 'tour' was one of abject frustration and dissatisfaction There was confusion from the beginning of this 'tour'. No clearly marked meeting point for the excursion's participants. We ended up having to walk over 1/2 mile to the dock where we boarded a boat/water taxi to take a short 10 minute ride to the other side of the harbor, where we were let off in front of the shopping district, with no clear direction from the boat operator of when they'd come back to pick us up to take us back to the boat. After about an hour of walking around the shopping district, we ended up taking a taxi back to the ship, This tour is a RIP-OFF!! Don't book it!!
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Cabin Review

Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1
Modern, clean, but quite small. The bathroom felt no larger than an airplane bathroom
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