Norwegian Breakaway Review

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Jordan61
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2024

I have recently seen lots of bad reviews of the Breakaway, and wanted to add a more positive one.

The Good: Although the ship is older and showing some wear, we found everything to be very clean. There was always someone cleaning, polishing, and sweeping the elevator lobbies and stairwells, etc. We did experience the issue with our toilet not working one day, but a quick call to housekeeping sorted the issue within the hour. We ate at Le Bistro and Teppanyaki for our specialty restaurants, and we enjoyed both. The dover sole in Le Bistro is fantastic! We also ate at Shanghai's one night. I loved the fried rice, but the noodles were underwhelming. We didn't have any noodles in broth, but one of our table mates did and loved it. We also ate at the buffet once and it was fine.

Haven Specific: The bar and dining staff in the Breakaway Haven are phenomenal. We were on the Bliss last year and thought the staff there was great, but these guys blew them out of the water. They were all so fun and engaging, especially the assistant maitre d who would often serenade us in the dining room. The bartenders are happy to make a concoction for you based on what alcohol you prefer and if you like sweet or spirit forward. We did find the food quality to be a bit of a step down from our experience on the Bliss last year. The Haven was fully booked, but there was always an available lounger if you wanted one, and the pool and hot tubs weren't crowded. The towels were thin and rough, which we didn't experience on the Bliss.

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