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Norwegian Breakaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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The room assignment was a bait and switch

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window

The timing worked out for this cruise as we were planning to be in Orlando at this time and this cruise was leaving Port Canaveral. Also, we had never taken an NCL cruise so after over 20 cruises on five other lines we wanted to try this one.

We opted for the Sail Away oceanview state room. This allowed NCL to select our room. In spite of the words in their disclaimer we never thought they would assign us an oceanview room that did not have a view of the ocean. It viewed a crew break area at the front of the ship. I had no idea a ship would ever be constructed this way. Also, we were asked to close our curtain at night so we didn't distract the Bridge with any light from our room. During the day we had to keep it closed for privacy from the crew.

One of our traveling partners believed she got sick on the dining room food.

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom with Large Picture Window

The cabin was kept neat and clean. The curtain on the window used actual clothesline rope to open it.

Little drawer storage but did have floor level shelves. Hope your back can handle it. Could hear toilets flushing dozens of times each night/morning. The room was also above a crew recreation area which was noisy many nights.

Port Reviews

Ocho Rios

A little rough but plenty of stores.


Very crowded due to construction and a second ship. It will never be a swimming port.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

A common port destination. Plenty on private excursions to consider.

Harvest Caye

Nicely constructed. Long walk to beach.

Costa Maya

Much improved since our last visit.


Plenty of shopping and easy to get downtown.

Things were very congested on sea days. The buffet was like an ant hill. The second to last day the crew served all food and everything was removed from tables (e.g. salt, pepper, sugar, silverware) without explanation. We presume it was precautionary for health reasons. Crew told us they were doing what they were told.

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