Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Reviews

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bdfalcon
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We are NCL Latitudes members who booked this cruise 9 months in advance and booked shore excursions as soon as they became available. Unfortunately, this cruise was a series of broken promises and poor quality. The cruise we booked had ... Read more
fuzz6704
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
First time on a cruise and was very apprehensive thinking that I would get sea sick and not sure what to expect. Went with two bus loads of people leaving New York City. Very long lines to get onto the ship. I didn't get sick just a little ... Read more
getab0at
Member Since 2006
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Stayed the night before at the Hilton Garden Inn Ridgefield Park, NJ - highly recommend the stay, park and cruise package. Hotel was clean and comfortable - free breakfast the next morning, shuttle to and from the cruise port. Cost ... Read more
meleene
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I was a first time cruiser and chose this cruise not knowing what to expect. I'm really happy to say that I had an amazing time on the Breakaway and enjoyed every minute of my cruise. It was Halloween weekend and though I'm not into ... Read more
Susie65
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Let me start by saying that Norwegian is our favorite cruise line. We find that it is the most flexible and this meets our needs for cruising. The Breakaway is an enormous ship! But we found the common areas to be smaller than expected. ... Read more
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nebraskacorn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had done over 20 cruises, but never NCL. Since we had talked to people who either loved it or hated it, we wanted to see for ourselves. We are only 4 hours away from NYC, so chose this cruise even though the itinerary was one we had ... Read more
Otto141
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Breakaway is a huge ship but it is well designed with excellent restaurants and entertainment. The choices of restaurants exceeds many travelers needs but offer various choices. We never experienced a wait time of more then five ... Read more
indya_roscoe
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I traveled with myself and 20 other people. For starters we booked all at the same time and our rooms were all on opposite ends of the ship. It was my mother's birthday and for most part no one besides myself and one of my sisters had ever ... Read more
FlorenceFun
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
1st cruise (w/ kids) nickel and dimed along the way. coffee shop, pub games, bottled water, arcade, and activities. If you're given the choice of on board credit, take it, you'll need it. Chose the dining package but menu includes ... Read more
LarryNY
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
75 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my wife's 50th Birthday Cruise. I traveled with my wife and two daughters. We arrived at the pier at 9:30 AM and were on board by 11:30 AM. We quickly went to guest services and got our Vibe Beach club passes. We then made our ... Read more
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redhotpokerb
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Pros: Great cruise with everything you want in a vacation in within walkable distance. Great restaurant varieties. Awesome casino with different table games and slot machines. Water park is great! Full of entertainment: 2 ... Read more
brobson
Member Since 2016
1 review
Poorly run cruise ship. We always book rooms with a balcony – this was BY FAR the smallest room we have ever had – hardly any storage. Room steward was great and did all he could but toilet routinely wouldn’t flush and ... Read more
jazzzygirl40
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Loved everything about our cruise, embarkation went very smooth and we were on the ship in no time at all with no problems at all. Once on the ship we were able to move around freely so that we could become familiar with the different ... Read more
mommapajamma
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our cabin on the 13th deck was wonderful! I couldn't hear our neighbors or anything. I would go for this type of cabin again. When walking past the cabins with a balcony, you could hear them "whistle" and "whine", My ... Read more
kernie968
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
149 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have taken two cruises on the NCL Breakaway in the Haven. Both times I came back raving about how great the Haven was, so my parents asked if I could take them on a cruise for their 62nd wedding anniversary in that "special part of ... Read more
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suzimack
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
290 forum posts
We choose this cruise because we had a good experience a year ago with same itinerary...things have changed for the worse in some areas. First of all the staff, with the exception of our last night in the Manhattan room were all attentive ... Read more
Auburndale Cruisers
Member Since 2008
12 reviews
9 helpful votes
Our Fourth Cruise on NCL’s Breakaway to Bermuda Breakaway Cruise to Bermuda, October 23rd to 30th, 2016 by the Auburndale Cruisers Now in its fourth year, the Breakaway is an ideal choice for adult and seniors cruising ... Read more
angalyse
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were on the October 23, 2016 sailing to Bermuda. Arrived NYC port around 1030AM and where on the boat by 1230PM. Typical wait around for an hour inside the terminal before boarding the Breakaway. Not a big deal but Im sure some will ... Read more
scoop1
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Breakaway cruise in late October from NYC to Bermuda was a real mixed bag. The ship itself is very, very big. It is crowded. There are only two banks of elevators instead of three and they are placed fairly close together. That means ... Read more
sixsmiles
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
EMBARKATION: Went without a hitch once we got to the port. NCL COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE from airport was a disaster! Small minibus whose driver drove a route that took us a very long 45 minutes to the port!!..we went thru a small tunnel ... Read more
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snowysmother
Member Since 2013
1 review
45 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We were given our priority check in for being platinum members. We expected to board at noon. We were told we might get to board as early as ll:30 am. We did not get to board until 12:40 pm and we had number 1! The terminal was so ... Read more
Crisevans
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The ship is big which does not mean that you have more space. There is a hotel inside the ship (Haven Guests) and more staterooms which means less public spaces for everybody else. Just a few stores and a feeling that it is not what used ... Read more
DebbiJGS
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was not our first NCL cruise. This was our first not so pleasant NCL cruise. They do a fantastic job of getting over 4,000 people on and off the ship. The embarkation and disembarkation were completely smooth. We reserved a cabin in ... Read more
nazarene-lady
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We sailed to Bermuda and it was one of the most beautiful places-The breakaway is very large but has lots to offer. Staff was great, food was great and great weather. We ate at Manhattan, Savor, Taste, OSheehans and Moderno--no ... Read more
EllenLaLa
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I went back and forth with choosing a cruise line i first booked with RCL but switched to NCL my main reasoning was the solo cruise cabins. they were so adorable. small yes but i knew that going in. I was wasn't in the cabin too much ... Read more
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