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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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jmiller914
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise but we traveled with 4 friends all of which have cruised before. All 6 of us are in our 30's. Check in in NY was fine, no major issues, we parked at the port for $40 a night and walked with our luggage to check ... Read more
jblb1020
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise but first on Norwegian. I was not impressed and wouldn't sail with them again. We found the bar staff to be very rude, our room was never cleaned the first day morning or evening. Found a a dirty stained towel ... Read more
teacher_md
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
532 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Just back from a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway from 3/27-4/3. Here is some basic background information on us – we are a couple in our late 30s/early 40s from Washington, DC. We have cruised on many other lines including ... Read more
Tiggerwasere
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I arrived in New York on Easter Saturday before our cruise on this ship . Embarkation was very quick and we were in board by midday . First impressions were good , everywhere was clean , staff friendly and cabin ( mid ship ... Read more
Kiki2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is my second time on the Norwegian Breakaway. It is so convenient for me as I live in Manhattan and just have to head across town to board. This is a beautiful ship. They assign you a check in time to stagger the crowds checking in. ... Read more

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Mwychowski
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were very excited for our trip, but unfortunately it was not the trip we hoped for. This was mainly due to the weather, so we had a lot of time on the ship. We were traveling with 2 teenage girls. There are many positives about ... Read more
harrislevinson@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
We have done over a dozen cruises and loved this one so much we booked another cruise on the Breakaway even before we got back home. Check-in: Took about an hour which is very realistic for a ship with so many people on it. Getting to ... Read more
trit159
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. Two adults, two teenagers and two other couples. We had adjoining balcony cabins for us and the kids. Here are our random thoughts about the experience: Embarkation was smooth and easy. Seas were very ... Read more
jeromepineau
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My first ever cruise and last one ever at least on this company. Very underwhelming experience from food quality to staff friendliness. Lack of attention to detail, overcrowding, and poor to lackluster service depending on where you're at ... Read more
Lawguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
38 helpful votes
First off I hate long reviews, but this one has to be; and it will be well worth your time if considering this cruise..........I am in my early 40's and this was my second cruise in my life s I was kind f hyped to go on this cruise. I ... Read more

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BIG POOCH
Member Since 2015
1 review
50 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We were very disappointed not to go to great stirrup, we were looking forward to it big time. I'm beginning to think there is something going on with norwegian and skipping gsc, and these "medical" emergencies that make them go ... Read more
cirillo5@frontiernet.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise. It was not good. The ship was very crowded and most activities were either cancelled or booked. Many months before the cruise I booked shows only to find out my bookings were changed when I arrived on the ship. ... Read more
pearl61
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Returned today from a cruise to the Bahamas. Embarkation was very smooth. First off the ship is beautiful! We had mid ship balcony cabin and it was perfect. We sailed with multi generations and everyone enjoyed themselves. This was my ... Read more
Pipercopper
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
6th cruise. Family of 5 with 3 junior teens. 1st time Norwegian. Turn offs were: - nickel dime for lots of extras we did not expect and some badgering with photographers and the like in the shopping area. Ship packed full, and felt ... Read more
Kterrytown
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just got back from a one week cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. It was amazing! The weather was great. NCL private island Great Stirrup Cay was so beautiful! The staff is so nice. Food is great. I saw 2 shows, Burn The Floor was very ... Read more

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tguy86
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
All of the staff on NCL Breakaway created a wonderful cruise experience that touched our hearts! From the captain, hotel director and secretary, Cruise Next manager to restaurant staff( chefs and waiters) and room stewards each was very ... Read more
griffinb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I was a first-time cruiser, but two others in our party were seasoned. There was a good blend of people on the ship; older, younger, families, couples, etc. We made friends with just about every type of person, and especially with the ... Read more
Mythmom
Member Since 2013
1 review
15 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First of all I want to thank all of the people who post reviews. I think if I hadn't been prepared we would have had a different experience. If you do not pre book excursions, shows, dinners etc. you will probably be out of luck. ... Read more
dvancott@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife has gone on quite a few cruises, this was my third. We decided to take a family vacation with our two children (5 yrs and 3 yrs). I was a little concerned cruising with two young children, but was quickly put at ease. Drinks: ... Read more
Doctoralzmd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Hello All, I've been on 8 cruises before and this was my 9th. I was on the breakaway Dec of 2014 and had a great time. On that cruise I did not experience any of the inconvience as I did on this trip. I got engaged and figured I'd take ... Read more

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lazzow
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Every complicated to write a complaint with this site and with NCL. I have been ignored when contacting NCL. Called before the trip to get a cabin close to any elevator, but they said this was not possible. This is after my 10th sailing ... Read more
jrzorz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our second cruise with the Breakaway. The port of NYC is just so convenient for us. The cruise itself was overcrowded. We could not even walk thru the main hall at night. We, luckily, made reservations for most nights before ... Read more
Mkoepper
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Review Just returned on March 13, from my 3rd cruise on the Breakaway. We had a great time as always. This year we splurged for a Haven Suite and it was well worth it. We were traveling with our 16 month old son and 11 year old daughter ... Read more
mocheeks1930
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I had the pleasure of sailing with my husband on the Norwegian breakaway for the 2cd time. The ship although HUGE was not as crowded as last year. We just got lucky I guess. Where do I start? Elevators crowded first day so expect ... Read more
BiglyD
Member Since 2012
1 review
37 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We booked this cruise mainly for the ship. We had been on several smaller ships (Norwegian Dawn) and wanted to see what the experience would be like on the bigger one. We were not disappointed. Embarkation went very smooth. Being from ... Read more

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