The Norwegian Breakaway got off to a rocky start on its first cruise, although this was more due to the popularity of this ship, and so getting onboard took longer than NCL had hoped. However, once on the ship passengers were for the most part happy, although there was one of two reservations.
Thankfully, those teething troubles were thought to be behind the ship, and so the Norwegian Breakaway reviews were seen as positive. However, some reviews could be about to take a turn for the worst, as there are now claims of poor design and testing.
Just a few days ago, the Norwegian Breakaway sustained damage, which was due to poor weather conditions. While sailing back to New York from Bermuda, the Breakaway encountered winds of up to 50 knots, and as a result some forward balcony dividers had worked their way lose, which as you would imagine is a cause for concern in terms of safety. Thankfully, the damage has now been fixed, but there are questions that need to be answered.
Okay, so we know that high winds are common while on a cruise, but you do not expect balcony dividers to work their way lose. We’ve heard several reports that the ship sounded as though she was groaning in the night, but that’s something we have all heard from time to time while on a cruise.
Some Cruise Critic readers have been saying that the Norwegian Breakaway is a poor design and that more tests should have been carried out. While others say that the reports are over exaggerated and are being made to sound as if the damage was extensive, when the only damage was to a few balcony dividers.
Do you think it is right to be concerned about this latest Norwegian Breakaway news, or is it something of nothing?