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Editor's Note: As of January 2016, the Nickelodeon program will no longer be offered on Norwegian Breakaway. Norwegian Cruise Line long has been a pioneer in creating a contemporary cruising experience, ...
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gkimball50@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Service was okay, most of the staff was okay. Not a lot of choices for food unless you pay more for specialty dining. Only one pool for 4,000 people to share, 4 hot tubs & was never able to get in. A word of advice, stat out of the ... Read more
jjccruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
As this was my first cruise, as well as the majority of my family, I did a reasonable amount of research on cruise lines in general, not really on a specific ship. Since NYC is fairly close to home, we decided on cruising to Bermuda on the ... Read more
rlc333
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Wife and I just turned 60 this was our 25th cruise 4th with Norwegian. We have recently become big fans of Celebrity and suspect that trend will continue. Chose this cruise for its destination and Bermuda did not disappoint.It was ... Read more
ambersilver
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Computers were down when we embarked/checked in. So we had to wait over 30 minutes at the desk while the check-in guy just strummed his fingers on a desk. Our cabin steward, LEONARD, on Deck 12 was AWFUL. He was surly, bitter, and ... Read more
Katie K.
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Bring earplugs!! The noise factor in the cabins and slamming doors were the worst part. I timed the slamming at once every 4 seconds most evenings and the bed would shake when the door was slammed next door. I cannot understand why ... Read more

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GingerUHorling
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Fabulous speciality restaurants, great food. My only complaint was the seats in the theater are TERRIBLE, small, bar across the back of seat. Had to slouch and if the show was an hour you are crippled. The volume could have been toned ... Read more
sircruise4free
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I've cruised on this ship several times before. I've also cruised many times in the past on NCL as well as many other cruise lines. I've also done this itinerary before. I chose this one due to close proximity to drive to the ship ... Read more
Vakah
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my 6 th cruise on Norwegian. The last one was two years ago. Wow has it changed! The cruise fare is just the starting point. This is a vending machine vessel. You keep having to pay and pay and pay. The atmosphere is not relaxing ... Read more
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ty55
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are a couple in our early 60's who have sailed on Princess, Holland, Celebrity and Carnival. We traveled with my son his wife and 8 month old baby. We were not expecting much as we had heard some negative reviews of this ship and ... Read more
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cmalar1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I consider myself to be somewhat of an objective reviewer when it comes to cruises. My wife loves them so i go along. I've enjoyed past cruises but also can give fair and honest critiques that won't come off as unreasonable or absurd. ... Read more

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Buff fan
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
The family (wife, 12 and 14 year old sons along with sister and brother-in-law) just completed a one week voyage on the Breakaway to Bermuda. We've cruised a half dozen times on several lines (Royal Caribbean, celebrity, Carnival and ... Read more
jmp1228
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I really enjoy the free style cruising atmosphere. We do dress for dinner on several nights when we dine in the specialty restaurants but the option is ours. I cannot say enough about the staff. To have bar staff ... Read more
SuiteTraveler
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
4,230 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for my husband's birthday since we had never sailed to Bermuda before. My husband and I are veteran cruisers who have been on 30+ cruises over the years and I am the daughter of a retired Captain with a long history of ... Read more
condo13
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised RCCL many, many times this was our first NCL cruise. We have also cruised Celebrity Embarkation was ok. Delayed a bit but that was probably due to passengers not following directions The ship itself was nice, clean ... Read more
northernfirsttimer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Breakaway is a massive ship with tons of outdoor space to enjoy; and therein lies the problem when the weather is not good. Our cruise encountered mostly windy and overcast days with little heat or sunshine. This forced most of the ... Read more

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ofbp Walt
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Its hard to have some negative judgments when in the end, everything was done right. But why should that stop any good critic? THE GOOD: All services (with the exception of internet help desk) WERE DONE RIGHT- Staff was cordial, ... Read more
nicolek6802@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our 9th cruise. We love cruising. Quite honestly we had sailed Norwegian before, the Gem and were disappointed. Thought the boat was a bit outdated and the food was just "OK". We decided to try them again and went ... Read more
lorrieartiste
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
44 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We traveled as a family of 5 on the Norwegian Breakaway sailing out of NYC (Manhattan) on May 1st. First let me mentioned that I am a fairly seasoned cruise traveler with this cruise being my 13th overall. The five of us consisted of my ... Read more
Mikiejag
Member Since 2010
1 review
89 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I selected this cruise and this cruise line for one, because it was New Orleans, the closest port too me, and two, the western Caribbean itinerary. The embarkation was smooth and couldn't have asked for better. We selected a 1030 ... Read more
Jiml60
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
24 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We went on this cruise a year ago, and totally loved Bermuda! The Breakaway is a gorgeous ship, clean and beautifully maintained. We had a Spa Balcony Cabin, or steward Abdul, kept it spotless and had an animal each night we got back to ... Read more

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Right
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We decided on this cruise as we wanted to spend three days in Bermuda and drive to New York. This was our 9th cruise. Enjoyed every one but this one. Ship was huge, crowded. Not bad if every day was nice but if you had a rainy day, ... Read more
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Canadian cruising 24/7
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Booked on the Breakaway - what a terrible decision. If traveling with kids, stay away! The kids camp refused my 3 yr old access to the bathroom saying 'they didn't have a seat for her' and she is shy, so they left her standing in a corner ... Read more
jac394
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my second time on the Breakaway in less than a year. Once in August with my teenagers, this time with my boyfriend. My hope was that the ship wouldn't be as crowded as last August and figured that the end of spring break ... Read more
cjseib
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise and we had a fun time! I just decided to write this review to point out a few pros and cons. This was our first cruise on a mega ship. I was thinking there would be long lines to contend with, especially ... Read more
Cruiser1978
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
72 forum posts
47 helpful votes
Review for NCL Breakaway, 4/24 – 5/1, 2016 Sailed on NCL for the fifth time, second on the Breakaway. Although it has many perks due to it's size, it is still the least favorite of the NCL ships I have sailed due to the set-up ... Read more

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