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Norwegian Breakaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Happy on the Breakaway

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Canada & New England
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
Cabin: The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony

We live just north of Manhattan so cruising from the Westside pier is a real perk. We booked this round trip to NE/Canada to see St. John and Halifax as we had been to all the other ports. It didn't quite work out that way as hurricane Fiona forced us to bypass Halifax and substitute Boston. The weather for the most part was very good. A little chilly and Boston had a lot of wind but we were prepared with windbreakers and sweatshirts. Many people were not and you saw tons of Bar Harbor Maine sweatshirts around the ship.

The Haven was very crowded ( the upselling) so much so that it felt understaffed. They have removed all loungers from around the pool replacing them with extra tables as the restaurant couldn't accommodate everyone. We eat early and waltzed in most nights. Food is still good. Especially the Surf and Surf ( instead of surf and turf which was also excellent) and shrimp cocktail. And they have some delicious banana and cream concoction. We also ate at American Diner ( terrible and outside and freezing ) and O'Sheehan's (terrific Reubens and wings and nachos), Le Bistro ( great mushroom soup) and Cagney's ( tasty but not Prime steak).

The entertainment is great. We enjoyed Six ( it really is not a Broadway show but more of a concert) Burn the Floor ( Fabulous) and The two Comedians Dean and Quinn. I played like a crazy person in the casino and had a lot of fun.

Cabin Review

The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony

Two bed family suite in the Haven. Nice living room area. Very few options on the TV. Too much soccer ,no American Sports. Elvis the movie free. Balcony had two chairs and a small table. Lack of a lounger a problem since they removed those near the pool and you need to climb a big staircase to get up to the sundeck. Ample closet space. Good shower. Bed too soft and lumpy. It will be tight when we go with family but for two it was luxurious.

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