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DanEm123
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Pros: the food as good, at all locations. We went to the buffet a lot because there are so many options for the kids, and all the food we tried tasted good and the variety was great. No wow factor, but food was abundant. The specialty ... Read more
Jay19426
Member Since 2012
1 review
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I was off for a week for Spring Break and wanted to get away. As a teacher I also wanted to avoid kids as much as possible. Surprisingly, I was able to accomplish this easily onboard the Breakaway. There are plenty of adult only areas ... Read more
mrtexas2000
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a Spring Break Cruise on the Breakaway with our three kids (ages 9, 15, and 17). This was our first cruise on NCL and first out of NYC: - Embarkation was mediocre. Positives: The Pier is easily accessible from ... Read more
donnajoedoc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
I chose this cruise because it leaves out of New York, I live near Philadelphia. This ship has all the amenities that other cruises have, but I really liked the Freestyle aspect of dining. My teens did not take advantage of the teen ... Read more
sneezernet
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have to say i was very impressed with NCL's Breakaway. I've read a lot of negative reviews but my family and I (husband, 2 boys; ages 9 and 11, my husband's aunt and uncle) had a great time on this cruise. I'm comparing this to the ... Read more
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hababha
Member Since 2014
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I decide to go on this cruise after having travelled on Breakaway before and enjoying every minute of our previous cruise. We were also very happy when we received word that NCL had accepted our upgrade bid from a balcony ... Read more
Venda
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Cruises out of NY, been on it several times so meets comfort level of being familiar. Food aways cold never hot. Speciality resturants good. Taste and Savor NEVER CHANGE there menu the whole cruise....seriously! Same tv shows as cruise I ... Read more
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Odanhammer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My parents retired last year and took my wife, son and I on this cruise. Took a flight to JFK where Norwegian doesn't have any transport too... which is a shame but took the longest private van to the docks ever. Almost missed the ship ... Read more
Jcounsellor
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This is the second time I have been on this ship and my 25th cruise. I have cruised Holland, Norwegian, Disney, Celebrity, Princess and Royal. The last time we sailed Breakaway we did the Bermuda itinerary which I prefer for this ship. The ... Read more
KCinCT
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I will try to make this as informative and beneficial to all who decide to read. First it was my wife and I and it was our first time away from the kids (22, 20, 18 & 16) since having them. We were definitely ready for this! We live ... Read more
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clo7sausage
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were looking forward to this cruise for months as we had heard very positive things about it. We'd done Carnival before and loved it. Unfortunately, our experience was anything but positive. While boarding we received warnings from ... Read more
Trela1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
As 1st time cruisers, we weren't sure what to expect. We had heard both good and bad things, and the internet is full of both positive and negative reviews. I'm so glad we went on this cruise! We had an excellent time! From the moment ... Read more
Irish beer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We usually take vacation later in the year, but decided to try one during warmer months. Embarkation and disembarkation were fairly smooth as we required wheelchair assistance. Cruise terminal in NYC seems small because of the sheer ... Read more
butterfly5
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my 9th cruise and the 4th for NCL and also my first solo cruise. I live in Upstate NY so I had a 35 minute ride to the pier, dropped off by a friend so I did not have to use the parking lot which is so expensive. I arrived at the ... Read more
weejit3
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I will never again choose to sail on a "mega" ship. There were way too many people for my taste. The (excellent) entertainment in the common areas was difficult to enjoy due to a lack of space for the number of people ... Read more
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nataliebahm
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We've been on several cruises and had wonderful experiences and we really expected this one to be amazing but it was such a huge disappointment. 1. There was almost no family appropriate entertainment. Not a single show in the ... Read more
Momof2boys1314
Member Since 2017
1 review
Lets just start out by saying we had an amazing time and will be using Norwegian for cruising in the future, The ship had so many activities for every age and type of person. They had everything from ropes course, rock climbing, water ... Read more
dolver
Member Since 2011
1 review
32 forum posts
Food was good, not great, but good. Plenty of it. Just wished for more healthy or 'out of the normal' choices. Cabin was big enough for 3 ladies to live together for a week without killing each other! Steward kept things very clean! ... Read more
eml30fan
Member Since 2013
1 review
80 forum posts
I traveled with friends, it was their 1st Norwegian cruise, my 4th. They had a balcony cabin and I had a studio cabin. Both cabins were great with plenty of storage. Both room steward were less than great. Mine removed all the towels ... Read more
Enjoy001
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I have been cruising with NCL since 1995 ( 16 Cruises to date ). I really like the laid back atmosphere of the cruises. I like the ability to eat when you want and freedom to do whatever. The NY port is convenient for parking at the ... Read more
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MudbugsTherapist
Member Since 2012
1 review
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Working in a public school, I can only cruise on Spring Break and during the summer. This year, we wanted to cruise out of New York again. We have already been on the Gem, so we booked the Breakaway. Flight issues put us into NYC late ... Read more
MarriedinStThomas0316
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I had our first cruise on the Norwegian Gem so we wanted to try a larger ship. We really enjoy Norwegians Freestyle Cruising. The food was amazing. We choose to eat at the Garden Buffet often just because the options were ... Read more
cli9357
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We are a family of 6 with our kids ages being 11, 15,17 & 18 and we cruised on the Norwegian Breakaway on 3/19/17. We decided to do a cruise out of NY as it is only about 5 hours from our house and it would spare us the airfare. We ... Read more
dtmcgrath
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We wanted to get away from the harsh New England winter to somewhere warm and chose to go the Bahamas. We drove to the New York port and it is was very easy check in process. Getting off the ship was a lengthy process and seemed a bit ... Read more
jtown74
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
Second time on the breakaway. We chose this cruise only because our break did not match up with the gem. embarkation/disembarkation: chaos getting 4,000 people on/off the ship. dining: visited three paid restaurants, ... Read more
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