Review of Norwegian Breakaway deck 8 (Promenade-Shops)
Cagney’s Steakhouse is a specialty dinner restaurant (open 5:30-10:30 pm) for prime steaks (Certified Angus Beef) and gourmet seafood specialties. The Cagney’s restaurant is reservations-only, with cover charge US$30 per person and a free Kids Menu. At Cagney’s, kids are charged a full cover. Additionally, the steakhouse is open for suite-guests only serving Breakfast (7:30-9:30 am) and Lunch (12-1:30 pm).
Moderno Churrascaria (124 seats, open 5:30-1030 pm) is a Brazilian steakhouse. This is a reservations-only specialty restaurant with cover charge US$20 per person (kids charged a full cover). The Moderno steakhouse has separate bars for salads, cheeses, barbecue (cured and slow-roasted meats – beef, pork, chicken, lamb), and desserts. The Moderno restaurant additionally has an outdoor seating (waterfront) area. Its Moderno Bar opens at 12 pm, features Latin-American music, themed food, and specialty drinks, including Brazilian cocktails.
La Cucina (168 seats) is the Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, cover charge US$15 PP, kids charged a full cover). The Cucina restaurant is open between 5:30-9:30 pm and has large tables. The NCL Breakaway’s Italian dining experience is marked by a casual atmosphere and large portions (perfect for family dinners) and traditional Italian fine wines and gourmet cuisine specialties – pizzas, pasta, seafood, classic salads, freshly baked bread, desserts (including ice cream). La Cucina additionally has a separate outdoor seating terrace (waterfront) area.
Ocean Blue is a seafood specialty restaurant (reservations-only, with cover charge US$39 per person, kids are charged a full cover). The seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. It is run by the Michelin Star chef Geoffrey Zakarian, who personally picked the 4-course menu and each of the wine pairings. “Ocean Blue on the Waterfront” is the restaurant’s outdoor seating (al fresco dining) area.
Raw Bar (10 seats seafood restaurant, a la carte pricing)
Wasabi Sushi Bar (a la carte pricing)
Maltings Beer & Whisky Bar (premium international liquor, variety of beers; 53 seats)
Prime Meridian Bar (48 seats)
Shaker’s Cocktail Bar (45 seats Martini bar/tastings)
Humidor Cigar Bar Lounge (smoking venue)
Dolce Gelato (Italian ice cream bar at surcharge), Cakestand (cakes, pastries/surcharge)
Fat Cats Lounge & Club (capacity 160 seats Jazz & Blues live performances, with a full bar and Waterfront outdoor area).
NOTE: during 2018 refurb Fat Cats was replaced with the American rock 'n' roll bar & lounge, Syd Norman's Pour House. The space is modelled after influential rock houses like CBGB's, Fillmore and The Rainbow and features diner-style seating, vintage decor, and a playlist of classic rock from the late-1960s-1980s. The name of the venue is a tribute to playwright Chris D'Arenso, the grandfather of "Rock of Ages" (the showcase musical onboard Norwegian Breakaway). Three times per week, during the interactive Syd Norman's Experience with show's cast members, guests can enjoy specialty cocktails like "The Witchy Woman," which are named after classic rock hits. A 5-person rock band plays classic rock 6 times per week.
SVEDKA Ice Bar (25 seats bar/surcharge $25 PP; room temperature is -8 degrees C/ 17 F, with sculptures, seats, and glasses made of ice; serves specialty cocktails; open 5:30-10:30 pm, reservations recommended)
Boutiques/Shops (tax-duty free) – Tradewinds (jewelry, watches, handbags, perfumes, alcohol, tobacco), Click (Photo Gallery & Shop), Tides (gifts)
Waterfront Promenade is 1320 ft / 402 m long, lined with open-air/alfresco dining and entertainment venues and bars on either side of the Breakaway ship)
Promenade Deck cruise cabins from 8100 to 8780, of which are forward-located staterooms in categories Club Balcony (Mini) Suites (category M6/with Large Balcony, MB-Club Balcony, MX-Sail Away), Sail Away (Standard) Balcony rooms (BF, BX), Inside cabins (category IC, IF), and Sail Away Inside cabins (category IX).