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sneezernet
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have to say i was very impressed with NCL's Breakaway. I've read a lot of negative reviews but my family and I (husband, 2 boys; ages 9 and 11, my husband's aunt and uncle) had a great time on this cruise. I'm comparing this to the ... Read more
Venda
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Cruises out of NY, been on it several times so meets comfort level of being familiar. Food aways cold never hot. Speciality resturants good. Taste and Savor NEVER CHANGE there menu the whole cruise....seriously! Same tv shows as cruise I ... Read more
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Odanhammer
Member Since 2017
1 review
My parents retired last year and took my wife, son and I on this cruise. Took a flight to JFK where Norwegian doesn't have any transport too... which is a shame but took the longest private van to the docks ever. Almost missed the ship ... Read more
Jcounsellor
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
This is the second time I have been on this ship and my 25th cruise. I have cruised Holland, Norwegian, Disney, Celebrity, Princess and Royal. The last time we sailed Breakaway we did the Bermuda itinerary which I prefer for this ship. The ... Read more
KCinCT
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I will try to make this as informative and beneficial to all who decide to read. First it was my wife and I and it was our first time away from the kids (22, 20, 18 & 16) since having them. We were definitely ready for this! We live ... Read more
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clo7sausage
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were looking forward to this cruise for months as we had heard very positive things about it. We'd done Carnival before and loved it. Unfortunately, our experience was anything but positive. While boarding we received warnings from ... Read more
Trela1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
As 1st time cruisers, we weren't sure what to expect. We had heard both good and bad things, and the internet is full of both positive and negative reviews. I'm so glad we went on this cruise! We had an excellent time! From the moment ... Read more
Irish beer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We usually take vacation later in the year, but decided to try one during warmer months. Embarkation and disembarkation were fairly smooth as we required wheelchair assistance. Cruise terminal in NYC seems small because of the sheer ... Read more
butterfly5
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
This was my 9th cruise and the 4th for NCL and also my first solo cruise. I live in Upstate NY so I had a 35 minute ride to the pier, dropped off by a friend so I did not have to use the parking lot which is so expensive. I arrived at the ... Read more
weejit3
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I will never again choose to sail on a "mega" ship. There were way too many people for my taste. The (excellent) entertainment in the common areas was difficult to enjoy due to a lack of space for the number of people ... Read more
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nataliebahm
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We've been on several cruises and had wonderful experiences and we really expected this one to be amazing but it was such a huge disappointment. 1. There was almost no family appropriate entertainment. Not a single show in the ... Read more
Momof2boys1314
Member Since 2017
1 review
Lets just start out by saying we had an amazing time and will be using Norwegian for cruising in the future, The ship had so many activities for every age and type of person. They had everything from ropes course, rock climbing, water ... Read more
dolver
Member Since 2011
1 review
32 forum posts
Food was good, not great, but good. Plenty of it. Just wished for more healthy or 'out of the normal' choices. Cabin was big enough for 3 ladies to live together for a week without killing each other! Steward kept things very clean! ... Read more
eml30fan
Member Since 2013
1 review
77 forum posts
I traveled with friends, it was their 1st Norwegian cruise, my 4th. They had a balcony cabin and I had a studio cabin. Both cabins were great with plenty of storage. Both room steward were less than great. Mine removed all the towels ... Read more
Enjoy001
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
I have been cruising with NCL since 1995 ( 16 Cruises to date ). I really like the laid back atmosphere of the cruises. I like the ability to eat when you want and freedom to do whatever. The NY port is convenient for parking at the ... Read more
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MudbugsTherapist
Member Since 2012
1 review
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Working in a public school, I can only cruise on Spring Break and during the summer. This year, we wanted to cruise out of New York again. We have already been on the Gem, so we booked the Breakaway. Flight issues put us into NYC late ... Read more
MarriedinStThomas0316
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I had our first cruise on the Norwegian Gem so we wanted to try a larger ship. We really enjoy Norwegians Freestyle Cruising. The food was amazing. We choose to eat at the Garden Buffet often just because the options were ... Read more
cli9357
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We are a family of 6 with our kids ages being 11, 15,17 & 18 and we cruised on the Norwegian Breakaway on 3/19/17. We decided to do a cruise out of NY as it is only about 5 hours from our house and it would spare us the airfare. We ... Read more
dtmcgrath
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We wanted to get away from the harsh New England winter to somewhere warm and chose to go the Bahamas. We drove to the New York port and it is was very easy check in process. Getting off the ship was a lengthy process and seemed a bit ... Read more
jtown74
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
Second time on the breakaway. We chose this cruise only because our break did not match up with the gem. embarkation/disembarkation: chaos getting 4,000 people on/off the ship. dining: visited three paid restaurants, ... Read more
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Zenkakuji
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Overall, we enjoyed the cruise experience. We were concerned about both the breakaway and the Gem embarkation process occurring at the same time while the NYC half marathon was also taking place. We arrived earlier than ususl and waited ... Read more
LuckyCoco
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Sail DATE: 3/19/17 Overall cruise was great! embarkation was about an hour till we were on ship as we got to the terminal around 11:30ish. Tips for cruise: brought extra plastic card or any card to keep in the door so we didn't lose ... Read more
edelorie
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this ship for the Aqua Park and the sports complex. Both were excellent!! We used one or both everyday. The ropes course was very fun, and I definitely recommend walking the plank. The water slides were fun and the water was ... Read more
alp1
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Location. We live in NY and Parking on the pier is pricey ($280 for 7 nights) but very easy. We had a group in a van to share this expense. The Porter staff are great and getting to the ship from the Parking area is very easy. I am ... Read more
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withhisgrace5
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I booked with NCL because I've never cruised with them, my previous experiences have been with Carnival and Royal Caribbean. This was my 6th cruise and the only time I've ever been sea sick (not sure if it was a smaller boat or if the ... Read more
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