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BrocktonCruiser
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
8 forum posts
2 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
scotty2hottie
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
8 forum posts
2 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
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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
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SassyGirl
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
61 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
TheyCallMeSharon
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
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
2 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
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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
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
37 forum posts
4 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
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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
honestny
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Norwegian Breakaway was horrible from start to finish. They nickel and dime you for everything, from service charges to drink taxes etc. that's very annoying. the long insane dysfunction of embarking and disembarking at terminal and at ... Read more
shemahmark
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The ship was just so amazing. My cabin was just like was pictured on the website. The dining was pretty good. I was not impressed with the garden dining (buffet). The food was not so great and was the same pretty much meal after meal. ... Read more
RobinZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is the first time that we have been Haven (10912) guests on Norwegian. This was a nice cruise but Norwegian needs to fix some things. The cabin boys leave their carts in the hallway, instead of bringing them closer to the room that ... Read more
sogreat
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Took us two hours to check in. True, the New York port is old and you have a big ship. But you can send some people to give us water/snack instead of having us look at people checking into the havens lounge like we are second class ... Read more
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CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
27 reviews
10,822 forum posts
About the Reviewer: I’m a 34 year old male who traveled on this cruise with my mom. Since this review is coming from my perspective mostly then it is prudent you know my cruising history. This was my 25th cruise on Norwegian Cruise ... Read more
Cruise Crazy Janey
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This retired couple chose this cruise for its longer length and because it left from NYC, our home town. The itinerary had a nice mix of ports we visited several times before (PR, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Tortola) plus 4 we had not ... Read more
realgearhead
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Hello This was our 37th Cruise ,and 1st on the Breakaway . We've cruised with most of the major lines NCL.RCCL , Cunard, Celebrity , Holland America ,etc. So we pretty much know what to expect . Most of the ships we cruise on are ... Read more
glorym
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Cruise was for 14 days. I chose this cruise because I had never been to St. Kitts or St Lucia and I could take it right out of New York City. Was in Room 5186 and was glad my sister, who is my travel companion, could not go. The room was ... Read more
skuttduck
Member Since 2005
1 review
283 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a first for us being on such a large ship. So places did get crowded a bit, but with all the activities going on it really was done quite well. We loved the ports of call and the ropes course. Making reservations to see the ... Read more
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