Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by Another ship trip
- Sail Date: November 2018
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Family Balcony Stateroom
The ship's interior is not like many other cruises hips. For example, The bistro actually looks like a bistro and they use brick throughout. There is not a 6 plus high atrium that you see in many ships. it is only 2 decks high and maybe 3 in the center where the casino is on deck 7. Smoke in the casino is unbearable in some areas of the casino is a snall slots area. I like to play slots occasionally, but I had to avoid that area as it was too smoky for me. Spice H20 had parties each night, though we only stopped by for a couple of minutes.
Our cruise director was Armen. He has a great voice for announcements, but his personality in the games was a little abrasive, "that's enough, that's enough, that;s enough, that's enough, no touching, no touching, no touching " etc. in some of the games. Kind of bossy I guess. I know that job is hard as he has to be everywhere on the ship, but he should be more friendly and it should look effortless if you are doing it right. I still think he did a good job; he just needs to laugh and interact a little more with guests.
The captain is the most verbose (in a GOOD way) of any other captains I can remember.
We had a great Cruise Critic party on the second sea day and several officers attended as well.
Our cabin this time was a balcony. I liked the layout of the bathroom and the fact that there was a door rather than a curtain for the shower. BIG improvement. There is very limited closet space compared to other ships. Getting into bed on the side by the sliding glass door affords about six inches of space to walk in. They have squeezed every inch out of the room. The room also had much less storage space from what I have experienced on a number of other ships. The carpet was interesting and I liked it. Most importantly, the bed and PILLOWS were actually comfy. After all, we need a good night's sleep so we can go, go, go during the days.
We ordered great weather and it was delivered. The last day on our return to NOLA was very windy and chilly, but overall, weather was warm with lots and lots of sun.
This was our 20th NCL cruise over 3 decades, I would definitely do another Norwegian cruise soon. I loved the ship and the service. We were even serenaded by the Washy Washy wandering singers!
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