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dbrhee
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I decided this cruise because it fit our schedule (my wife and I) to get away with my wife and enjoy the warm weathers (for a bit). To disconnect from the busy world we live and get some alone time. To contextualize our trip: 1) We ... Read more
jasonarch68
Member Since 2017
1 review
This is my 8th cruise, and my 2nd cruise with Norwegian. I was very excited to be going on such a large ship. Unfortunately this was not a great ship due to its layout. Despite being huge, it felt very small. Other than the theater, there ... Read more
honestny
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Norwegian Breakaway was horrible from start to finish. They nickel and dime you for everything, from service charges to drink taxes etc. that's very annoying. the long insane dysfunction of embarking and disembarking at terminal and at ... Read more
shemahmark
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The ship was just so amazing. My cabin was just like was pictured on the website. The dining was pretty good. I was not impressed with the garden dining (buffet). The food was not so great and was the same pretty much meal after meal. ... Read more
RobinZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is the first time that we have been Haven (10912) guests on Norwegian. This was a nice cruise but Norwegian needs to fix some things. The cabin boys leave their carts in the hallway, instead of bringing them closer to the room that ... Read more
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sogreat
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Took us two hours to check in. True, the New York port is old and you have a big ship. But you can send some people to give us water/snack instead of having us look at people checking into the havens lounge like we are second class ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
27 reviews
10,823 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About the Reviewer: I’m a 34 year old male who traveled on this cruise with my mom. Since this review is coming from my perspective mostly then it is prudent you know my cruising history. This was my 25th cruise on Norwegian Cruise ... Read more
Cruise Crazy Janey
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
This retired couple chose this cruise for its longer length and because it left from NYC, our home town. The itinerary had a nice mix of ports we visited several times before (PR, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Tortola) plus 4 we had not ... Read more
realgearhead
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Hello This was our 37th Cruise ,and 1st on the Breakaway . We've cruised with most of the major lines NCL.RCCL , Cunard, Celebrity , Holland America ,etc. So we pretty much know what to expect . Most of the ships we cruise on are ... Read more
glorym
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Cruise was for 14 days. I chose this cruise because I had never been to St. Kitts or St Lucia and I could take it right out of New York City. Was in Room 5186 and was glad my sister, who is my travel companion, could not go. The room was ... Read more
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skuttduck
Member Since 2005
1 review
283 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a first for us being on such a large ship. So places did get crowded a bit, but with all the activities going on it really was done quite well. We loved the ports of call and the ropes course. Making reservations to see the ... Read more
friends1stbarbie
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. I had not been to 6 of the 8 islands. The balcony room was a little cramped and I did not like that there were no drawers in the room for clothing - just shelves. The crew was hit or miss for service ... Read more
scoopbaby
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I only travel on Norwegian--I take care of my Mom who has advanced Parkinson's, and every 4-5 months I need to get away. Cruising seems the only mode of travel that can even come close to getting my mind away from things. I often hear ... Read more
scarletsmummy
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
146 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as we love cruising the Caribbean and the longer cruises are better for us as we have to travel transatlantic , however we were disappointed with the overall service we received onboard. The Bar staff are wonderful ... Read more
Jimbo1935
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Dinner not in specialty restaurants was poor: waiter called me "Daddy" and my wife "Mommy", another said to my wife " I hope he was better looking when he was younger.", 1/2 the time coffee was ... Read more
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jac16kie
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We choose the Breakaway because my husband wanted the experience of a mega ship and I wanted the itinerary. Embarkation was terrible, chaotic at best. They need to find a better way to board people instead of a cattle call. Cabin: was ... Read more
rs222
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I never sailed with Norwegian before always sailed with their competitors and went on many cruises with them. I was very disappointed from several things on this ship. First was the overall cleanness of the ship: The main dining rooms ... Read more
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kevinjt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted winter sunshine in new destinations from a wonderful city,this cruise delivered. This looked an Amazing ship.But 4000 passengers takes some accommodating. shame about uncomfortable theatre seats and the long(2hr) wait for ... Read more
Derekj
Member Since 2016
1 review
Seemed like a decent price and the destinations were what attracted us. Quickly found there was no where, other than the cabin, to sit comfortably and read. Forget the Atrium, the noise and lack of seating made us avoid that area like a ... Read more
jarryr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We arrived via charter bus in a busy city at a busy port. Took a couple hours to get aboard. Settling in is always unsettling. Once underway we were on the left (port) side with a balcony and had a gorgeous view of the city. Days at ... Read more
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trumpetfish55
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was a nice trip to the Caribbean on the Breakaway. The ship is large, but it did not feel too big while on it. We had several sea days in the beginning and end with several ports back to back in the middle. On the sea days there ... Read more
galian84
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Just stepped off the Norwegian Breakaway this morning, and left with relatively mixed feelings about our trip. We chose the Breakaway because it had been 4 years since we sailed on NCL, and the port was convenient, as we live in NYC and it ... Read more
ToniRedd
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I have cruised over six times with this company. I am writing in regards to tremendous concerns that I have during my recent trip on the Breakaway. This was my third time on this ship and by far, I was appalled by the conditions and ... Read more
paulajj
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
146 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Myself and 3 other women ages 35-55, chose this cruise because we could drive the 8 hours to port instead of having to fly. This was my first time on a large ship and the first time on Norwegian. I was nervous about the reviews but I ... Read more
silverc243
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
648 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I were offered a free inside cabin by Casino At Seas for this cruise. We accepted and upgraded to an Ocean View Family Cabin. This was our first time sailing during a holiday. The itinerary included stops at Port Canaveral ... Read more
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