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Funeral Director
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
59 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We spent the day before the cruise walking around Manhattan, a moving visit to the Ground Zero memorial, the excitement of watching the comings and goings at Trump Tower, watching the ice skaters in Rockafeller Center and Saturday Night ... Read more
dancezee
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 32nd cruise and only my 5th with NCL. There were more wood dance floors than most ships. Three choices of main dining rooms, and many specialty restaurants. Entertainment was great. Burn the Floor was better than Dancing With ... Read more
Susanr50
Member Since 2002
1 review
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
wanted to try Breakaway. Liked length of cruise and that it left from NYC. We were disappointed. Crew and service uneven. Courteous staff not always competent waitstaff. We have been on several other cruiselines and were disappointed with ... Read more
teryla
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Once I checked in at the terminal, EVERYTHING went smoothly from the beginning of the cruise to the end. I tried to experience as much as I could and yet there was so much to do both on board and off. I appreciated the top notch ... Read more
Bayliner Cruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise based on itinerary and overall value. The boat was nice and embarkation went smoothly in New York City. We purchased the ultimate beverage package, but that did not include water. NCL no longer allows you to bring ... Read more
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Kathy Ballard
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Just returned last night from our 13 night cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. Overall we had a great experience. The cabins were clean, the service was good to excellent. The entertainment was awesome!!! Lets start with the food. It ... Read more
Whitnee1
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
808 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and also the cost. We booked a family O/V on deck 5 forward. The location of the cabin was perfect especially when we were in ports and it was centrally located to everything. My have sailed ... Read more
Lidia11
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
To begin with I need to say that we are (myself and my boyfriend) use to be fans of Norwegian and have a gold latitude members there. We been sail on Breakaway two years ago and it was fantastic, service, entertainment and overall we loved ... Read more
Size12Stilettos
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my trip. I was originally concerned that 13 nights would be just too long, especially with the 2 days at sea leaving out of NYC and the 3 days at sea returning, but it ended up being the perfect length of time. Here are a ... Read more
BrocktonCruiser
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise between Christmas and New Year in lieu of exchanging gifts. Both of us were tired from a hectic Fall at work. We live in the Boston area so cruising out of New York was convenient and we were able to ... Read more
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scotty2hottie
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The ship left from west side of Manhattan which meant almost no pre-cruise travel for us! Plus, the boat was big and packed with activities. First, if you can afford to travel in the Haven, it's worth it! In a lot of ways, you'll have a ... Read more
Zenkakuji
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to allow 10 family members the opportunity to take a group vacation together. We recognized that the post-Christmas/New Years time for a cruise means it would be packed, and it definitely was. Overall, the cruise ... Read more
Pegggers
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It was a nice compromise for my DH and I. He never wants to do anything for New Years Eve and I don't want to sit at home or host a party. This turned out to be a very good idea. We drove into Manhattan from NJ and parked on 43rd at ... Read more
Lbicruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Majority of game shows and entertainment takes place in the atrium with has limited seating and was very crowded. Standing room only. Many cruisers left due to noise, crowds and no seats available. I do not understand why majority of ... Read more
SassyGirl
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
63 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My mom and I sailed on the Breakaway Christmas week 2016. By way of background, I have been on about 10 cruises and she has been on about 6. I have sailed on Norwegian (twice), Carnival (once), Celebrity (3 times), Holland (once) and RC ... Read more
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TheyCallMeSharon
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This is my third time on the Norwegian Breakaway. My first trip was in 2013, I sailed again in 2014 and now for New Year's. Each trip I sailed for seven days. Here are a few things that really stuck out from my first trip to now: 1. ... Read more
maryam20
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Ship is nice. Cabin was great. I had the oceanview... it was clean. moderate amount of storage, mini fridge, nice, comfy bed and bathroom was good too. I liked the buffet and Manhattan restaurant. I tried Savor and Taste and did not like ... Read more
Emelen
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Am an extremely experienced cruiser and this was my second time doing this particular cruise. Was not interested in ports. Sailed on this cruise to enjoy the good times and company of friends. 1-Check-in was the worst ever 2 to 3 hour ... Read more
debbie2262
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Worse cruise I have ever been on. Would never sail with Norwegian again. Started off waiting 2 1/2 hours in line to get my key card. The food was beyond disgusting, it was not even cafeteria level food. The complimentary restaurants ... Read more
ejoanmarie
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I wanted to get away over Christmas. This was the first time I have ever done something like this. There were too many sea days and not enough port days. I went to the Cruise Critic meeting on December 19 at La Cucina, hoping to connect ... Read more
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schildiams
Member Since 2010
1 review
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
NCL Platinum Member Breakaway 12/18/16 Review Embarkation: The prior week's disembarkation was delayed. Only one gangway was open for disembarking guests. The machines that read the key cards were only working intermittently. So, ... Read more
Gert1941
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to be on a cruise for Christmas and thought Norwegian would be fine as we had sailed with them before on the Norwegian Sun a few years ago to Alaska. We had booked a sea view stateroom, which was very nice, excellent bathroom, ... Read more
hiltra
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The food was so bad on that cruise, I can barely describe how bad it was. They advertise that they have so many different complimentary restaurants, and that is true, but almost all of them all serve the exact same, very limited choice ... Read more
amygutman
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
39 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
TIP #1: Wear your CruiseCritic gear - I have a lanyard and fleece that the staff recognized and went out of their way to mention. Got me a few free drinks and certainly a lot of smiles. STATEROOMS Haven: We will never, never not ... Read more
dbrhee
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I decided this cruise because it fit our schedule (my wife and I) to get away with my wife and enjoy the warm weathers (for a bit). To disconnect from the busy world we live and get some alone time. To contextualize our trip: 1) We ... Read more
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