Cruise notes: NCL Breakaway, November 2022

Beware: I didn’t get this cruise documented in a reasonable amount of time after sailing, so have lost some context, but still want to keep track of all sailings for key reminders and later reference.

Our first time in New Orleans was a delightful experience full of culinary excellence. Like many of my travels, though, the initial city is mainly a precursor to boarding a ship. After two days in Louisiana, Norwegian Breakaway would be our home for a week’s time. This was the same vessel Kayla and I took our semi-belated honeymoon on in December 2016.

On the voyage we revisited Harvest Caye and Cozumel – where we would repeat one of our first shore excursions, Salsa and Salsa. We also made good use of Vibe, saw and enjoyed SIX, and once again made out pretty well on NCL’s air program. The biggest complaint from this sailing was probably the pervasiveness of smoke from the casino – midship Deck 7, and the venues immediately above and below it, are noticeably affected.

I absolutely would consider sailing from New Orleans again. It was a great way to start a vacation, and really the main detractor is that Breakaway just lacks a few key features from Norwegian Joy and newer ships.

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