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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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cjseib
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise and we had a fun time! I just decided to write this review to point out a few pros and cons. This was our first cruise on a mega ship. I was thinking there would be long lines to contend with, especially ... Read more
Cruiser1978
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
72 forum posts
47 helpful votes
Review for NCL Breakaway, 4/24 – 5/1, 2016 Sailed on NCL for the fifth time, second on the Breakaway. Although it has many perks due to it's size, it is still the least favorite of the NCL ships I have sailed due to the set-up ... Read more
1Gal2Islands
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise based on past experience on Norwegian Breakaway. Arrival was poorly organized. Boarding delayed 1 hour past published start time, and the terminal was so crowded there was no place to sit ... passengers stood shoulder ... Read more
Yankeedog
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
19 helpful votes
For the Kids: This cruise has a lot to offer children & young teens. I have a 15 year old and she enjoyed the ropes course, water slides, and the Rock of Ages show. She did not go to the teen program at all so I can't comment on ... Read more
first-time-cruiser42416
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Where do I even begin. First this was my first cruise and I did here so many great overall things about it. Due to it was my first cruise i don't have any other ships to compare it to. Everyone told me I will love it that's all I'm ... Read more

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GONEGRIL
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We're first time cruisers (probably one and done), and these are my impressions of our time on the Breakaway…. Embarkation - Truly a nightmare. We embarked from NYC, and from the cabbie trying to get to the drop off area through ... Read more
Jmustang67
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
What can I say the Haven is a ship within a ship. Service, food, extras all excellent and was more than my wife and I expected. Embarkation seamless on ship and in our cabin in less than 45 minutes. We were in cabin 15102 H4 2 bedroom ... Read more
2NattyFans
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
72 forum posts
6 helpful votes
“Hey, let’s take our next vacation in a high school hallway.” “Sounds good, but can there also be small children running around and wandering about with no supervision whatsoever? I’d hate to have one moment ... Read more
DiamondLounge
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I chose this cruise primarily for the ports of call. This cruise ship carried too many people (for its size) and was not very well managed/organized. Reservations were required for every event and sit down dinner. ... Read more
dazey
Member Since 2006
1 review
153 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My first Norwegian cruise(always Celebrity) so was concerned about food, cabin, crowds, etc. We took our children and grandchildren so wanted a "fun" ship. 1. Even though the ship was full the crowds were really not bad at ... Read more
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Wendy_1970
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We choose the NCL Breakaway for the itinerary and departure port of New York. Our son has dreamed about visiting the Atlantis waterpark and what better way to experience this than by cruising to the destination. Our time slot for ... Read more
themmm1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I am a frequent cruiser &have platinum status with carnival.Recently I have been cruisingwith Norwegian with my last 2 being on the breakaway. Both lines are good &have their pros&cons. In fairness I am only comparing ... Read more
bvjohn2@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We went on the Breakaway with friends for a cruise to the Bahamas. While we have already been to the destinations(which are so so) on previous cruises we decide to go again because we like the Breakaway. We like the freestyle dining in ... Read more
laritt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was a smooth sailing cruise. It's a great ship with wonderful amenities. The shows were top-notch. We saw as many as we could and ate at many of the restaurants. The food had such flavor and free style eating is the way to go. No ... Read more
ScottandHaley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Well, after deciding to take our first vacation by ourselves (without the kids), my wife and I started looking into either a Cruise, or an All-inclusive resort. We booked pretty last minute, so after finding out we needed to spend nearly ... Read more

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JoseyP
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
293 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I picked this cruise because it was leaving when I wanted from NYC. I booked at the last minute, the day before. Yes, you can still do that if there are cabins left. I also booked because they were not charging too much extra for a ... Read more
lovetotravel070408
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Cruised from 4/10-4/17. Made our selection based upon the "freestyle" option. We probably will not take a traditional cruise again. Loved not being locked in to a dining time or table with people we didn't know. Loved having the ... Read more
annagodin24
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This is my very first cruise critic review so please bear with me here! I'm usually not one to write long and extensive reviews about my cruises, but this one was so eventful (and not in a good way) that I felt obligated to share my ... Read more
Adam0626
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Hey guys, Just got home from a 7 day Bahama's cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway out of New York and thought I would give a review. We visited Cape Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau. Boarding in New York took about an hour and a ... Read more
NJcruiser77
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First time on NCL. Have sailed many other lines with my wife (Celebrity, Princess, RCL, Carnival) but this was the first time sailing with the kids (kids 8,10, adults late thirties.) We booked this cruise as it was during our kids ... Read more

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lesmac24
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We were a party of 11 sailing on the NCL Breakaway in April 2016 (7 adults and 4 kids) travelling from the UK. Our holiday did not start well due to British Airways cancelling our flight from the UK as we arrived at Manchester Airport ... Read more
ground zero
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We have sailed with NCL quite often. We really like there dining options. We arrived at the port about 11.30 and was on board by 12ish.The ship was big and full, but we never felt it was crowded.We purchased the dining package and we went ... Read more
Girishpol60@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Norwegian Breakaway was our first cruise and we enjoyed it to maximum. We selected it to celebrate our marriage anniversary and NCL didn't disappointed us. I'll start with pros: 1. Staff is really good. They helped us in making our ... Read more
carlep_99@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our very first cruise. 7 days New York to the Bahamas round trip. We drove into NY and had prepaid parking, they dropped us off at the terminal and for an additional $30 they brought our car to us when we disembarked(I recommend ... Read more
Leonette
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the Girls trip! We all have been on several cruises before. Some with the kids and husbands some alone and some with the girls. Some in our party had travel with Norwegian before but this was my first sail with Norwegian. ... Read more

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