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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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ms.sunburn
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
305 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked the Canadian At Par Offer which was great, except all of the drinks onboard were still in USD! So by the time they added the 18% gratuity and we paid the 15% exchange rate on top of that it became rather pricey. Loved ... Read more
mlzig
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Mini Suite great space, balcony could have been a little larger. Room steward was terrific. Spa services overpriced and staff was not really accommodating to our request of times. Photography staff gave 2 different answers - overpriced, ... Read more
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janvincenzo@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just getting back from out 3rd Breakaway Cruise in three years, and I had to come to this site to comment. I am sorry to say with each year, my love for this ship has diminished. There was a 2 hour boarding delay because a few passengers ... Read more
SS2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Recently sailed on the NCL Breakaway (my third cruise with NCL). Have to say overall,very good cruise. Boarding the ship was relatively smooth and was ahead of schedule. The cabin (mini suite with a balcony) was a good size, had plenty of ... Read more
Jlh6790
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise with my boyfriend the week of 9/4/16, during Tropical Storm Hermine. We ended up having an amazing time, but I must admit, I was nervous to be sailing in such rough seas despite having been on multiple other cruises ... Read more

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myboy32e
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Let me start by saying this was our first cruise with NCL and it was a cruise for our niece's 21st birthday! That being said I have sailed on Disney and Royal Caribbean and I will compare this cruise with RC because Disney is in a class ... Read more
Seat10F
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We selected this cruise as it was an opportunity to see Bermuda which we had not visited before. Embarkation was very hectic as we has received a message to board earlier than scheduled so that the ship could leave port early to avoid ... Read more
rskaene
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Very crowded, decks were wall to wall people. Food in main dining room was poor, service was pathetic. Management seemed non existent. Specialty dining was much better, food and service. Cagney was terrific and Ocean Blue was our favorite. ... Read more
Jeff985
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We sailed on Breakaway 3 months after it launched, and returned to be very disappointed this last cruise. Actually, we really enjoyed our first cruise on the Breakaway and thought it really was a good value, but all has changed. We also ... Read more
Riorita12
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised before, and celebrated our anniversary on the Breakaway Bermuda cruise, no children. We'd cruised NCL's Jewel and thought we'd have another good experience on this ship. We were generally disappointed; staff ... Read more

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myelner17@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have to say that I was quite disappointed with this cruise after hearing so many people rave about it. On the plus side I would say are the following; 1. Burn The Floor and Rock Of Ages, their two main shows were both excellent. Be ... Read more
druggie
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I went on the Breakaway out of New York as we wanted to return to Bermuda and not fly We were very concerned about the size of the breakaway and couldn't imagine what being with 4000+ passengers would be like The ... Read more
Donoilman
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
25 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise on the Breakaway and we enjoyed it almost as much as the first.......the first was 9 nights!!!! We were in a spa balcony room which was very nice, enough room for two and the bathroom worked for us. Just a ... Read more
SUEDOM
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was a family cruise with our grandchildren. Was great for all ages - the kids had a ball. There was so many activities for everyone. It was a beautiful ship and the cabins were roomy, wide hallways and ... Read more
dguarino
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Went for vacation and medical conference. We went to Bermuda which was beautiful. Had to leave early due to storm. I was not able to do the excursion on the last day due to this which was disappointing but unavoidable. I think the ... Read more

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roderick234
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We traveled as two families of 4 and had 4 mid ship mini suites. Checking in at the port was a bit of a pain as our Travel agent and NCL both told us pre-cruise that the teens 17, 15 could be booked in their own cabin as long as the rooms ... Read more
cmckee1961
Member Since 2010
1 review
35 forum posts
23 helpful votes
If you think that spending a week with the cast of Jersy Shore sounds like fun then by all means book a sailing on the Breakaway. While we did run in to a handful of nice and polite fellow guests they were certainly in the minority. Here ... Read more
nyf542
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 helpful votes
Wanted to go on the Breakaway, an epic ship. The special dinners looked inviting and the activities as well. This ship is quite big and inviting. I have been on others cruise lines as well as Norwegian before. I wanted to see if this ... Read more
Diane123boys
Member Since 2015
1 review
220 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We are a family of 5 with 3 older children, 21, 19 and 16 We had a 2 br Haven room on the 15th floor. Embarkation was a breeze as was Debarkation.(but this was Haven so not regular ) The ship is big but it never seemed :crazy: except ... Read more
Augustus007
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
People I work with told me it was a great ship to sail on. So I went on that. First off: this cruise has way too many people on board and less activities (such as late shows) for the price we paid. There is something in the range 4000 ... Read more

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jdand2rugrats
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Trip from NYC to Bermuda - Much too crowded, takes almost 3 days to arrive & half the time to return. Reservation systems sucks, dropped off everything we thought we had in the bag (restaurants, shows, etc., before boarding). Towels ... Read more
mitchk1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second time on the #NorwegianBreakaway from NYC to Bermuda (August 14-21 2016) and, I have to say, it was just as good as the first time. Top 5 reasons why I say it's a great cruise: 1. Freestyle cruising. All day food ... Read more
dobrien
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was an easy drive (less than 2 hours) to NYC as well as diverse activities that would meet everyone's needs/desires. The 1.5 hour wait in a long line to board the ship was very much indicative of what the ... Read more
HollyJaci
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have been on 14 cruises. We have been on Norwegian, Royal Carribean, Carnival, Disney and Celebrity. We had heard many nice things about the Norwegian Breakaway so we decided to try it. Our party consisted of 8 people aged 23 to 66. ... Read more
Purehawk
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Too many hidden costs and not enough activities. I injured myself on the second day of the cruise on one of the cleaning karts due to the narrow corridors. It's also very difficult to meet people and all of the restaurants had the exact ... Read more

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