Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Reviews

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Stuman67
Member Since 2017
1 review
We arrived at the pier at Noon and went through customs with passport. Went to see the mini suite and it was that small and since I am handicapped the doorway just barely fit through the door. We went to the desk for some off ship ... Read more
experianced
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The Breakaway is a big ship. That being said, it was not crowded. Reservations in specialty or other restaurants was not a problem. There were not many children on this cruise so most activities were always available.  I was ... Read more
Kissena
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
32 forum posts
The cruise was a 2 week getaway from the NYC winter without having to fly. It also had 8 ports 2 of which were new to us. This was our second time on the Breakaway and I was at first hesitant to book again because of the difficulties we ... Read more
hcbunner
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I were quite happy with our cruise on the Breakaway (2 wk Caribbean). We had only cruised on smaller ships before and the many reviews about how crowded the big ships can be meant we were somewhat apprehensive. There were ... Read more
BerkshireBob
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our eighth cruise on Norwegian. We chose this one because it was the right length, time of year, and departure port of New York meaning we would not have to fly somewhere. We opted for the Haven penthouse 12706, forward and ... Read more
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Cake4Crusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise in early January of 2016 and were very excited for our second cruise with Norwegian. We booked an AFT facing room 10916 which we found out later was designated as a handicapped room. We were willing to move if need be ... Read more
geekguy1
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
158 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Truth in advertising: I went into this cruise with a fairly negative attitude toward NCL based on problems with essentially this same cruise last year. I still have tried to make this as honest a review as possible, not letting my previous ... Read more
brusuz92
Member Since 2003
1 review
45 forum posts
My wife and I were on a cruise two years ago to Bermuda on this ship and we had a good time and liked the ship and the crew. We went with the owners of our dance studio who went on there honeymoon with 24 other dancers. The largest dance ... Read more
oldcoach
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for two reasons-- because of getting to spend 5 full days in NYC prior to the cruise, and getting to finally see and experience the Breakaway! This was our 8th cruise, all but one on NCL (various ships). We ... Read more
happyloser06
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic time. This cruise visited most of the ports We were looking for. Our cabin was a very nice size (although it was only me and my best friend and it was a family stateroom) we weren't tripping over each other. We had ... Read more
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-Beachie-
Member Since 2016
1 review
76 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Food, service, people all great! Casino is a bit tight with payouts.... The staff was excellent, toga party a bit different. Wish we were made more aware of all the onboard activities in advance. Had everything book pre-cruise so we missed ... Read more
cangaric
Member Since 2010
1 review
15 forum posts
we chose this cruise because of an interesting itinerary and it was a longer cruise. The food was excellent, the staff was responsive to our needs and the entertainment was very good. the one drawback was that for such a large ship, the ... Read more
sheridan88
Member Since 2001
1 review
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I rated this in the middle because we had a great time in spite of one of the most poorly managed and poorly designed ship we have cruised. Embarkation was great but disembarkation was a nightmare. They allow you to choose the time ... Read more
Brklynguy
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
82 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First impression - The Breakaway is big ship; we mostly cruise on ships under 2000 passengers – at first glance this looked not unlike its ghetto-of-the-seas 6000+ cousins. But inside the space was very well laid out. As with many ... Read more
barrow
Member Since 2009
1 review
26 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Great package price and interesting itinerary. Food in restaurants good range and quality. Garden cafe less relaxed as it is often busy and seating difficult to find .At quieter times it had a great choice of food and willing and ... Read more
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Prickett2312
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
The destinations appealed to us. The dates were important and I did a lot of research before going, and this particular cruise ticked off all the boxes. Fine dining was superb. Cabin was a good size and comfy bed. I would recommend drinks ... Read more
RI Sailor
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it left from NY City so we did not have to fly. The length of 14 days and itinerary were also attractive. We had previously cruised on the Gem for a 10 day trip and really enjoyed that. When we got on we were ... Read more
Argyll1
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had always wanted to do the Caribbean so we went for this one and this was also our 4 cruise but biggest ship as we had travelled with PO,MSC twice .Stayed in NY for one night then got a transfer to the port,10 mins.The ship was ... Read more
daveque
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
If it is convenient for you to sail out of NYC, you don't mind a few sea days on both ends of the cruise in the North Atlantic, and you would like to visit 8 Caribbean Islands on one cruise - this is it. NCL has made this a very ... Read more
brightbluegremlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a warm getaway from the Canadian winter season. It was a great alternative to cruise out of NY. Only the first day was cool and then it warmed up, but there were many on board activities to keep you amused and ... Read more
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chelseaguy
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
141 forum posts
4 helpful votes
14 days from NYC to a warm climate in January. Past Breakaway experiences have been worse than on Jewel or Gem. Hoped they would have been improved. Embarkation was disappointing. We were directed a priority embarkation station. ... Read more
Annepettit
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We picked this cruise because of its interesting itinerary (not so many go to places like Dominica, one of the last "natural" ports of call in the Caribbean - no Diamonds International anywhere!). Our cruise companions like ... Read more
1WorldExplorer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our honeymoon cruise was amazing! Knowing how many people are on this ship, I was concerned about the crowds. NCL has done an amazing job of managing this, however. The Breakaway is broken into small pockets of action throughout the ... Read more
ByeByeBirdie
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I have been on 40 previous cruises, only one on Norwegian about 10 years ago. We chose the Breakaway because it left out of NY and we didn't want to have to fly in the wintertime. We were pleasantly surprised by the ... Read more
Cruising...our happy place
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
106 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After a busy holiday season for us, we decided to sign up at the last month. We received some great amenities: free calls home from the stateroom, free photo package, free internet and a casino benefit -- all were worth it. We also ... Read more
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