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mysticale
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed this one-our fourth cruise, but not as much as some others. We thought that the staff members we encountered were nearly all pleasant and cheerful, and went out of their way to be of help when there were problems. ... Read more
TwinFeb
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My sister and I just returned from a week in the Bahamas. We were unaware that the week was Spring Break for college kids. We were told that the ship usually sails with 4,200-4,300 passengers. Due to Spring Break, an additional 600-700 ... Read more
Daisylane
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are a family of 4 and to save money on flying decided to drive to NYC from Toronto. Easy drive, parking at pier and short walk to embarkation. Cabin was fantastic with an angled balcony, sofa bed and pulldown; plenty of room for our ... Read more
Boston_Lady
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
So for the first day at sea, the outside deck is cold...so touring the ship, settling out items in the room, dining and watching a movie relaxed us after a long day of travel. The next day things warmed up and their was life on the deck. ... Read more
SwimmingDragon
Member Since 2017
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
So where do I begin? I'll start with a big Thank You! Thank you to my husband, daughter and mom. Thank you to the staff/crew of the NCL Breakaway. And thank you to all the wonderful people I met on the cruise. I am a caregiver to my ... Read more
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jayz1967
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my 13th cruise with Norwegian and my 5th on the Breakaway. I chose this ship because it was a local trip for me to get to the ship, as I live in NJ. We were at the pier by 9:30am (because we had to depend on a ride into NY who had ... Read more
skidmarc3161
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked with Jetline cruises as they offer some great packages (this one was 3 days Niagara 3 days New York 7 day cruise. Cruise part was fab as always with NCL - very relaxed. Ship was clean and staff friendly, bar & food service ... Read more
jmantidormi
Member Since 2017
1 review
I never imagined such an immaculate environment where every staff member could not do enough to make our trip phenomenal! I would highly recommend Norwegian cruise line for any cruise option!! The Breakaway was amazing. The entertainment ... Read more
beachgirlalways
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I am doing this trip report to pay back everyone for all of the trip reports I have read/researched, ect. I appreciated all of the input everyone had and found them extremely helpful in planning our trip. We are a married couple who ... Read more
JanetteD
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise because we could drive to the port from our home. After reading some of the reviews, I was a little apprehensive, however, we got a $175 on board credit, free booze package, and 3 specialty dining options. The ... Read more
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Traveller1970
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
NCL has been our favorite cruise line but not so much after this latest cruise. We'll be looking for other cruise lines if NCL only keeps building these bigger ships. We love to share tables for lunch and dinner and when the discussion got ... Read more
Phil80041
Member Since 2006
1 review
40 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have cruised 20+ times too many to remember and am 36 years old... my wife and I traveled alone for first time in over ten years so nice to be alone for a trip finally We stayed at the Hilton Ridgefield Park the night before... they ... Read more
stguesser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I decided to take this cruise as a quick getaway out of NYC. I was a bit worried about sailing from NY in the winter, but we had no issues what so ever with the weather. The seas were not exactly calm, but even in the 10-15 ... Read more
raw9054
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
From the staff, entertainment, and the meals, everything was outstanding! I can't say enough about the experience with this ship. We also left something of value on the ship when we were off the ship and heading toward customs. My ... Read more
babylnor
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
64 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I could drive to the port. Stayed overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ridgefield NJ.. They provide transportation to and back from the cruise terminal along with allowing you to park your car there for the ... Read more
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sillywilly
Member Since 2006
1 review
186 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were on this same cruise in 2015 so this is a comparison of the two cruises. Overall we liked the 2015 cruise better not that this one was bad just not as well done. For the negatives : 1. the shows were the same and the ... Read more
mommom1
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
401 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to do a cruise out of NYC as it is not far from home. We stayed over night at the Hilton Garden in Ridgefield N.J. we got the room, breakfast and were able to park the car all week. It was a great hotel and good value. We were ... Read more
Tydnew
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I just returned from a week on the Norwegian Breakaway (7 days to Bahamas from NYC). We've traveled to all-inclusive resorts or to time share units in the past, but were 1st time cruisers. I think we're hooked! Our ... Read more
adelafe
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
When I decided to go on the Norwegian Breakaway I figured it was a no brainer... It left from New York City, so I did not have to fly to get to the cruise. A major convenience, especially since what I really wanted was a "break". ... Read more
UPSET WITH BREAKAWAY
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Me my family of 4 along with my brother chose this cruise for we had such a good time on a 10 day gem cruise last year. This time we were disappointed- first let me tell you cruise critics hit a bullseye with the complaints of smoke. On ... Read more
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LTal
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a trip for the DH and myself. I knew full well that there would be many children on board. In spite of the capacity of the ship, I did not feel as if we were all on top of each other. Embarkation was smooth and for disembarkation, ... Read more
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Burrata
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Traveled with husband during MA school vacation week (I am a teacher) Husband's second cruise, my first. Cruise Critic was a very helpful resource for planning our trip. Picked this cruise because of departure from NYC. Husband and I ... Read more
bdflight74a
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
I travel NCL about 90% of my cruising and have travelled 24 times now with them, my 4th Breakaway trip. Cabin stewards are great, balcony cabin is on the small side but clean and very good, breakfast and lunch buffets are very good, dinner ... Read more
MKKsr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We wanted to avoid the airport experience so we chose the Breakaway because it was only a cab ride away from home. Because we were Latitude members we had a special line. 15 minutes after arrival at the pier we were on our way up the ... Read more
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imlit
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The slogan should be renamed to reservation style. This was a school mid winter break trip, so it was a full ship. I was previously on the Norwegian Dawn in 2006. Lots of improvements compared to that trip. I had a hard time getting ... Read more
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