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Maraprince
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
5,591 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Living in NY meant no flying and date of sailing fit in with my upcoming birthday (tomorrow). First time on Breakaway, but not with NCL. We found that descriptions did not always match reality. A lot of "hype" in some cases ... Read more
kimbojj
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Getting to the cruise terminal in NY was very easy. ALWAYS friendly, educated and efficient workers at the embarkation and disembarkation. Very smooth and felt very safe. Was wonderful to leave out of NY. The ship was easy to navigate, ... Read more
makupbynikole
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first time with NCL as well as the Haven! Everything was perfect! We stayed in the Haven 2 bedroom villa. Room 15104. The room had a master bedroom with master bath ( huge w/ double sink, tube, separate jet shower) another ... Read more
sanedeb
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
53 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had tried to get to Bermuda twice before, but hurricanes prevented it. We booked on the Breakaway and had a wonderful experience. Embarkation was delayed due to bad weather, but that was the only 'problem' we had. We had booked a spa ... Read more
AGneissDay
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise as a celebration for some recent milestones and for a relaxing break. We're both in our 30s and don't have kids. We've been on several other cruises before. Embarkation started out a bit rough as the ... Read more
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SillySailor1955
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We sailed on May 7, 2017 with a number of friends and family members. My husband and I have sailed with NCL on 3 previous occassions (Dawn, Spirit and the Jade). First two experiences very positive but was disappointed with our last cruise ... Read more
Z01dah
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Enjoyed: entertainment &music by Manhattan Band, Avon & Emily, Burn the floor(dance show). Food - Filet at Cagney, Teppanyaki. Room- larger showers & fun folded towels on bed. Disappointed in: Food was diner-like,or less ... Read more
RnR cruiser
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
86 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our embarkation in NY was very fast & efficient. Our cabin was ready & our luggage came very quickly. The food was good to very good, but we did not care for the Manhattan dining room---too noisy & service was a bit lacking. ... Read more
ddmatthews05
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the incentives of 3rd and 4th person in same room sail free and this was our first cruise. We loved being pampered the whole week....all you can eat and nearly all the entertainment you can handle. Yes, ... Read more
ty55
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise on the Breakaway. We did the same cruise to Bermuda last year on this ship and enjoyed it very much, so we thought we would try this cruise again. We are a couple in our sixties, who have cruised 14 times ... Read more
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Canesfan101
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had booked a mini suite with balcony using the casino-at-sea rate and felt we had a great deal with that, but we had an opportunity to bid for an upgrade to various Haven suites. We put in bids in the "low fair" range and ... Read more
krissy8057
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and overall a great time was had by myself and 8 family members. I read from other reviews and completely agree that the embarkation and disembarkation process needs to be handled differently, both took HOURS so be ... Read more
richtodd
Member Since 2017
1 review
The advertised package included a 16 day transatlantic cruise from miami with stops in ponte delgado, brest france, brussels belgium, southampton u.k., rotterdam netherlands,copenhagen denmark, a 2 night post cruise hotel stay and the ... Read more
seashellstwo
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
I was on this cruise because it was free and because the ship goes to Bermuda, otherwise I'd never have chosen to be on this ship. Casual does not translate as "slobby" but evidently the people who booked this ship think that ... Read more
kalaroarrara
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I (33 and 28) were looking for a fun, romantic vacation and since we'd never been on a cruise before we were excited to try something new. This specific cruise came highly recommended from friends and now we know why! ... Read more
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joyeg
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 helpful votes
I have been on this ship eight times previously and have been very happy. This time was like being on a different ship. The food was tasteless.even the specialty restaurants were not good this time. Portions were noticeably smaller, for ... Read more
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PianoJohn
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Maybe I'm easy to please but I loved everything. The ship, the crew, the food, Malting's sunset cocktails, our fellow cruisers (everyone we met were great people). The three days that Horseshoe Bay (the main reason we went- we're beach ... Read more
wdcguy
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I booked this cruise with several friends shortly after returning from an Alaska cruise on the Jewel a year earlier. Most of us upgraded to the Haven and for half of us it was our first Haven experience. It was well worth the additional ... Read more
1threadshort
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
158 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
my husband recently had triple by-pass surgery and valve replacement. he is a workhorse and needed to have downtime. some friends were goin on this cruise and I got info from them. I was not thrilled w/spending 2 days out of ny to Bermuda ... Read more
pinguy
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
102 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My wife and I are 70 and this review is from our point of view. If you're younger, you may disagree with me. That's OK. Boarding in New York was long and disorganized. NCL told us to arrive between 10:00 and 10:30 even though they ... Read more
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ajaris
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
all and all everything was great. They should do more parties like The glow party, the music that night was great...more appealing to people twenties to 60. Our Cabin boy Albert was excellent, cabin was always cleaned. The small ... Read more
BIGDAVE57
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our cruise on NCL Breakaway to Bermuda although there were a few hiccups. We arrived at Pier 88 in NYC on a Sunday pretty early in the morning. We didn't realize at first how early we were because the Coast Guard had called for ... Read more
nhcruisers197723
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I recently returned from our 6th cruise on the Breakaway. This is our favorite ship. The new menu is much improved. The menu changes regularly and some choices are repeated. Breakfast has several options that everyone loved, ... Read more
GrandmaHofmann
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
776 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on Breakaway on the April 23 cruise to Bermuda. We are experienced cruisers, having sailed some 35 times in Asia, Alaska, the Baltic, all over the Mediterranean, all over the Caribbean, and so on, so we have been ... Read more
NYCGAL529
Member Since 2009
1 review
40 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We (me, DH, 2 adult children (24, 26) and their BF/GF) had an awesome time on the ship and in Bermuda. Bermuda is a beautiful island with great beaches and a variety of things to do. The food on the trip was very good. We ... Read more
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