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WizBang
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
41 forum posts
This cruise was a warm weather getaway for us and the first on a ship of this size. We went into it knowing that NCL charges extra for access to certain areas of the ship. We decided to not take part in those areas. Overall, we had a great ... Read more
jimdicap
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
227 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I went on the Breakaway on the 11-13 to 11-20 cruise. I went in with low expectations based off the reviews. I actually enjoyed it a lot--and while there are some warts, overall I felt the cruise was well worth the money, and as I live on ... Read more
ericschofield
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was traveling with a group (14) of adults with special needs. The Breakaway staff were great when it came to accommodating our needs and generally were helpful. They went above and beyond to included the members of my group in all the ... Read more
Suejeeq
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
The public needs to know when the advertising is deceptive. We were intrigued and thrilled to see the Four FREE offers made available when we booked our second cruise in the Haven. We still enjoy the Haven level offered on the ... Read more
BeachCruiserNJ
Member Since 2013
1 review
148 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it's close to home so convenient to get to the port but mostly because we find NCL does a great job managing so many people on this big ship. Is everything perfect at all times - no, but when you do have a ... Read more
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Papermoon4
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for a last-minute escape from NYC; not for the ports or even the vessel itself. That said, this brand new ship is not always a user-friendly experience. I had a guarantee stateroom assigned by the line, so bear that ... Read more
Miwii
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to celebrate my anniversary, NCL still gets excellent ratings so I went with them for our first cruise. The itinerary was Florida, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (yay!) Two weeks before departure, there was a departure ... Read more
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jkneern
Member Since 2005
1 review
617 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Second time on BA. We had a great time but not because of the ship. Although it is a maintained well, it is starting to show wear and tear. Staff are not as friendly as expected, seem over worked. Ship design is extremely poor, ... Read more
cathyrn
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise. We chose to leave from NY as we are from PA and did not want to fly. We arrived very early and was allowed to enter the pier area and sit down. I did have a mistake with my birth certificate ( which was ... Read more
JennCandi
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
288 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After many trips on Carnival, we wanted to try Norwegian again. It was our favorite cruise line before we had kids. The Breakaway was the easiest and newest ship for us leaving from NYC. We convinced some family to join us, because of the ... Read more
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dvond
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
663 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is our 6th NCL cruise, 2nd on Breakaway and 28th over all. There is never a bad cruise but this is the 1st time we have not bought a future credit as we not sure we will be returning to NCL. Embarkation took around an hour..not ... Read more
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Value-Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I have sailed on NCL more than 20 times. However, this was my first cruise on one of NCL’s mega-ships. Overall, I was very disappointed. Based on my experience on the Breakaway, I will not be sailing on any of the other large NCL ... Read more
judirose1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked this cruise after having some rough times at home. Chose Breakaway for driving proximity (to save on airfare). Did not research the fact that parking at the cruise port was $280 (including tax). Would have enjoyed a 7 day warm ... Read more
endoman31
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The Norwegian Breakaway 11/6/2016 review Embarkation went smoothly and the sail-away party was too cold for us to be outdoors. Beside we have gone under that bridge many times. We had to take a different ship to go through the canal. ... Read more
forgedangel
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
I chose this cruise because of the convenience of sailing from a local port of call (NYC) on one of NCL's newest, largest, and most amenable to a single cruiser (with their Studio rooms). Although I was unable to secure a Studio room ... Read more
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eddycrucero
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I never expected the food was to be so good ,the bars were so full of happiness and energy,the treatment was so highly professional by the employees,the ship itself is beautifull and super clean.the only thing i could complain is the ... Read more
pbacon5
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I first went on a cruise with my family when I was 11 years old and since have wanted to go back forever. Finally at 25 years old, I went a second time. I had a blast, and despite a few small changes I would make, I wouldn't have changed a ... Read more
babyblue12831
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is the second time on the ship. Lets just say the 1st trip was better. The only time you feel like there is 4,ooo people on broad is embarkation and disembarkation. Both are very time consuming but we understand for safety reason. ... Read more
zulidda
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We have sailed on many Norwegian ships before. The fact that we are able to leave from New York is always a plus. On this particular cruise, we were to be accompanied by our son, daughter-in-law and our two granddaughters, aged 3 years ... Read more
shlomit50
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
the cruise comes out of n.y makes it very easy for us. There are things we don't like about N.C.L. One is that each time we go on the cruise we find out that less food items are available either at the complimentary restaurants or on the ... Read more
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bdfalcon
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We are NCL Latitudes members who booked this cruise 9 months in advance and booked shore excursions as soon as they became available. Unfortunately, this cruise was a series of broken promises and poor quality. The cruise we booked had ... Read more
fuzz6704
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
First time on a cruise and was very apprehensive thinking that I would get sea sick and not sure what to expect. Went with two bus loads of people leaving New York City. Very long lines to get onto the ship. I didn't get sick just a little ... Read more
getab0at
Member Since 2006
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Stayed the night before at the Hilton Garden Inn Ridgefield Park, NJ - highly recommend the stay, park and cruise package. Hotel was clean and comfortable - free breakfast the next morning, shuttle to and from the cruise port. Cost ... Read more
meleene
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I was a first time cruiser and chose this cruise not knowing what to expect. I'm really happy to say that I had an amazing time on the Breakaway and enjoyed every minute of my cruise. It was Halloween weekend and though I'm not into ... Read more
Susie65
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Let me start by saying that Norwegian is our favorite cruise line. We find that it is the most flexible and this meets our needs for cruising. The Breakaway is an enormous ship! But we found the common areas to be smaller than expected. ... Read more
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