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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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lorett1013
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Firstly, this was my first cruise. Went with close friends and their children, 14 and 20. Ship tooooo big and crowded for my taste. Ship more oriented toward families with children. The 14 year old had a great time, He made friends ... Read more
Md1121
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Mostly chose this because it had good facilities for our 16 month old granddaughter. Here are our opinions on things: *Staffers were awesome and really addressed our little one's issues as well as ours in all the dining rooms and ... Read more
bobbo280
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I've never felt the need to write a review more so than about my most recent trip on the Norwegian Breakaway from NYC to Bermuda in July of 2016. If this is your first time on this ship and you've read some of the reviews on here about ... Read more
ktung
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
There were 12 of us in our party spread across various cabins. We paid full price for a mini suite that had a capacity for 4. We had a king sized (2 x twin sized beds put together), a sofabed and a flip down bed. Our sofabed vibrated ... Read more
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glennbishop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
With 4000 passengers on the ship, everywhere you went there was a crowd. The service in the restaurants was very inconsistent, some meals we had to wait to be waited on and several meals our food was very late. Several of the wait staff ... Read more

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dataminn
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
23 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Our family had a great time on Breakaway, New York to Bermuda, but this ship may not be for everyone. First about the reviewer, I am retired. My wife and I are very experienced cruisers, having lost track of how many cruises we have ... Read more
MTS238
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I read many reviews before our trip, so it only seems fair that I contribute my own now that we are home. For context, I was traveling as part of a large family group of 11: 7 adults and 4 kids under 10. Some members of the group were ... Read more
Donoilman
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
20 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We have sailed on several cruise lines, this was our fourth on NCL and our first on a larger ship. WOW! My concerns about being crowded, not getting good service, average food...were gone after the first day. This is the best cruise ... Read more
Tommy2step
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 3rd time sailing on the Breakaway in less than 1 year. We sailed on July 12, 2015 to Bermuda, on October 25th, 2015 to the Bahama's and this last cruise for 9 nights to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Bermuda. We had smooth ... Read more
Mid43
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
83 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Sailing were my DW and I in our mid 50's, and our 17 yer old nephew. We all felt the ship was too crowded and it felt like you either needed to make a reservation in advance or you risked waiting in line. The ropes course and slides were ... Read more
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bruinsdevils
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Overall, the cruise was good. This was our fourth cruise with Norwegian, and 12th cruise overall, the others being on Royal Caribbean(3), Carnival(4), and MSC(1). The ship and overall experience can be good depending on if you know what ... Read more
mookie13
Member Since 2007
1 review
38 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship is too big. Disembarking for Bermuda was awful. Had to wait 45 minutes for a cab to Horsehoe Bay. While I dislike the cheesy shows that I was forced to attend by my party, the Second City Improv and Howling Moon Dueling Pianos were ... Read more
MediterraneanCruises2013
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was a 9 day to San Juan, St Thomas, Tortola, and Bermuda, We didn't have kids or teens with us, but there were a lot on board. The cruise was fantastic in all aspects except one - I was super disappointed that my Tortola, ... Read more
grandgracie
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were limited in the time to get away this summer and booked very late. After seeing the Breakaway would be sailing to Bermuda, Tortola, St. Thomas and San Juan leaving from New York we decided we could see more islands for the money. ... Read more
timpwk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Loved our experience. I booked the cruise last minute as I had to cancel a planned Disney World trip due to a back injury. Had no issues getting dinner times, or show reservations or any issue at all, even last minute! Used the ... Read more

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Barbara Stein
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The Ports of call were numerous, and heard good thitngs abou The Breakaway.T he ship was stunning. I also liked that the ship left from N.Y. and was sailing for 9 nights.. The restaurants and service from staff was impeccable. Enjoyed ... Read more
pcmeyer
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Choose this cruise line because my wife and I were taking two of our grandchildren along (ages 7 and 12) so we wanted a ship which had things for the kids to do and one which departed from a port that we could drive to. The overall cruise ... Read more
ckbaggett@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Very underwhelmed by the Norwegian Breakaway, very large ship with a lot of amenities squished into small areas such as the pool area for commoners. Norwegian built a huge pool and lounge area for those willing to pay triple the cost of ... Read more
mytigger
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Wanted to go to Bermuda from New York. Been on Summit. Wanted to go on a larger ship. Had a single room which was great because I went with a family. My TV or my safe did not work when I got into the room. They came and fix them. The ... Read more
bripct
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
First cruise since 2000 now that kids are grown. We had an aft balvony room on devk 12. We had seen the "Mighty Ships" episode so we knew about the ship and much of what to expect. Overall the cruise was outstanding and an ... Read more

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DBGG
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because we had always wanted to see Bermuda and found a last-minute deal for a cheap interior cabin. The Breakaway is a very large ship and can feel quite crowded when one is endlessly circling the sundeck looking for ... Read more
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bookmama22
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
59 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I wanted to go to Bermuda where hotels are either very pricey or small guesthouses. I liked that the itinerary allowed plenty of time to explore Bermuda and that the ship left from NYC itself, making departure extremely easy via Long ... Read more
loveNY
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our family of 3 traveled from June 19 to June 26. We live in New York, about 40 minutes from the port. We decided to park the car at the pier, very convenient in my opinion. Embarkation was smooth as well as self disembarkation. ... Read more
jkel9620
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our first time sailing on The Breakaway was June, 2013....we had such a great time that 14 of us...all adults....sailed to Bermuda this past June! What's not to like? The food was wonderful whether we ate at the buffet, main dining rooms ... Read more
Gershep
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
939 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We cruised June 12th to June 19th, this was our second time on the Breakaway. We were a family of four with two balcony rooms. We had a great time and really enjoy cruising. We arrived at the port in Manhattan at 9:30 and had to wait ... Read more

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