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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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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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
122 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
Platinum cruise muse
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Thirteen Day Cruise out of NY to Caribbean & West Indies - Leaving out of New York 1/2/17 Well, the ship plotted its course, and we sailed 13 glorious days out of New York, to the West Indies and back. As dawn broke, I gazed out ... Read more
Funeral Director
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
59 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We spent the day before the cruise walking around Manhattan, a moving visit to the Ground Zero memorial, the excitement of watching the comings and goings at Trump Tower, watching the ice skaters in Rockafeller Center and Saturday Night ... Read more
dancezee
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 32nd cruise and only my 5th with NCL. There were more wood dance floors than most ships. Three choices of main dining rooms, and many specialty restaurants. Entertainment was great. Burn the Floor was better than Dancing With ... Read more
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Susanr50
Member Since 2002
1 review
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
wanted to try Breakaway. Liked length of cruise and that it left from NYC. We were disappointed. Crew and service uneven. Courteous staff not always competent waitstaff. We have been on several other cruiselines and were disappointed with ... Read more
teryla
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Once I checked in at the terminal, EVERYTHING went smoothly from the beginning of the cruise to the end. I tried to experience as much as I could and yet there was so much to do both on board and off. I appreciated the top notch ... Read more
Bayliner Cruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise based on itinerary and overall value. The boat was nice and embarkation went smoothly in New York City. We purchased the ultimate beverage package, but that did not include water. NCL no longer allows you to bring ... Read more
Kathy Ballard
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Just returned last night from our 13 night cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. Overall we had a great experience. The cabins were clean, the service was good to excellent. The entertainment was awesome!!! Lets start with the food. It ... Read more
Whitnee1
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
808 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and also the cost. We booked a family O/V on deck 5 forward. The location of the cabin was perfect especially when we were in ports and it was centrally located to everything. My have sailed ... Read more
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Lidia11
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
To begin with I need to say that we are (myself and my boyfriend) use to be fans of Norwegian and have a gold latitude members there. We been sail on Breakaway two years ago and it was fantastic, service, entertainment and overall we loved ... Read more
Size12Stilettos
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my trip. I was originally concerned that 13 nights would be just too long, especially with the 2 days at sea leaving out of NYC and the 3 days at sea returning, but it ended up being the perfect length of time. Here are a ... Read more
Schafer_Family
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We booked our NCL Breakaway cruise in July of 2016 for the week of Christmas 2016. We paid a premium for the week because, well, supply and demand for that week. Kids were off. Mom and Dad were off. So we surprised the kids with a ... Read more
Caybonita
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Sailed from England on the Queen Mary 2 spent 4 great nights in New York, the Norwegian Breakaway was the next leg of the package. Arrived for embarkation at 11:00am on Boxing Day and we boarded after about 30 minutes. The cabin wasn't ... Read more
BrocktonCruiser
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
8 forum posts
11 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
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scotty2hottie
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
19 forum posts
3 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
4 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
SassyGirl
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
64 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
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