Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Reviews

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Zenkakuji
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Overall, we enjoyed the cruise experience. We were concerned about both the breakaway and the Gem embarkation process occurring at the same time while the NYC half marathon was also taking place. We arrived earlier than ususl and waited ... Read more
LuckyCoco
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Sail DATE: 3/19/17 Overall cruise was great! embarkation was about an hour till we were on ship as we got to the terminal around 11:30ish. Tips for cruise: brought extra plastic card or any card to keep in the door so we didn't lose ... Read more
edelorie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this ship for the Aqua Park and the sports complex. Both were excellent!! We used one or both everyday. The ropes course was very fun, and I definitely recommend walking the plank. The water slides were fun and the water was ... Read more
alp1
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Location. We live in NY and Parking on the pier is pricey ($280 for 7 nights) but very easy. We had a group in a van to share this expense. The Porter staff are great and getting to the ship from the Parking area is very easy. I am ... Read more
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withhisgrace5
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I booked with NCL because I've never cruised with them, my previous experiences have been with Carnival and Royal Caribbean. This was my 6th cruise and the only time I've ever been sea sick (not sure if it was a smaller boat or if the ... Read more
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crissiedonaldson1974
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was convenient out of NYC and was a newer ship with good reviews. This was my 13th cruise - I've been on carnival, holland america, royal carribean and norweigan before. I had a nice time on my cruise ... Read more
AZ2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Pros: . Newer ship with water slides, rock climbing and rope trekking on the deck (although leaving from New York making them not accessible for 4 days at least due to cold weather) . Mini Suite with balcony has big shower room with ... Read more
JLY Girl
Member Since 2007
1 review
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Breakaway, this time with the kids (ages 7). Overall, we found the service and quality of the cruise worse this time around. We still had a good time (who wouldn't when you don't have to cook and clean for a ... Read more
cckk
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
There were 4800+ passengers on the ship when we were on, including many families and drinking-age spring breakers which meant long lines and not much time for the crew to provide any individualized attention. At times, the crew seemed ... Read more
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UUB
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Chose breakaway out of NYC for March Break and close proximity to Canada. Terribly overpriced and hidden charges at every turn. Charge for bingo, arcade, drinks, service charges (horrible service), bowling (5 bucks a game!!), ... Read more
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Grandpaul
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
11,797 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Great price and nearby. Long lines of people spending half their day getting on and off the ships for excursions. Nice ship and very good crew members. Real good entertainment. The casino was nice and excellent workers there. We had ... Read more
lennysails
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
46 forum posts
We chose this cruise because my son will be graduating college in May and this is the beginning of our celebrations. We LOVE NCL we have been on the Breakaway 5 times.....my son held a seminar with his frat and sold NCL and cruising to ... Read more
mysticale
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed this one-our fourth cruise, but not as much as some others. We thought that the staff members we encountered were nearly all pleasant and cheerful, and went out of their way to be of help when there were problems. ... Read more
TwinFeb
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My sister and I just returned from a week in the Bahamas. We were unaware that the week was Spring Break for college kids. We were told that the ship usually sails with 4,200-4,300 passengers. Due to Spring Break, an additional 600-700 ... Read more
Daisylane
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We are a family of 4 and to save money on flying decided to drive to NYC from Toronto. Easy drive, parking at pier and short walk to embarkation. Cabin was fantastic with an angled balcony, sofa bed and pulldown; plenty of room for our ... Read more
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Boston_Lady
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
So for the first day at sea, the outside deck is cold...so touring the ship, settling out items in the room, dining and watching a movie relaxed us after a long day of travel. The next day things warmed up and their was life on the deck. ... Read more
SwimmingDragon
Member Since 2017
1 review
56 forum posts
8 helpful votes
So where do I begin? I'll start with a big Thank You! Thank you to my husband, daughter and mom. Thank you to the staff/crew of the NCL Breakaway. And thank you to all the wonderful people I met on the cruise. I am a caregiver to my ... Read more
jayz1967
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my 13th cruise with Norwegian and my 5th on the Breakaway. I chose this ship because it was a local trip for me to get to the ship, as I live in NJ. We were at the pier by 9:30am (because we had to depend on a ride into NY who had ... Read more
skidmarc3161
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We booked with Jetline cruises as they offer some great packages (this one was 3 days Niagara 3 days New York 7 day cruise. Cruise part was fab as always with NCL - very relaxed. Ship was clean and staff friendly, bar & food service ... Read more
jmantidormi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I never imagined such an immaculate environment where every staff member could not do enough to make our trip phenomenal! I would highly recommend Norwegian cruise line for any cruise option!! The Breakaway was amazing. The entertainment ... Read more
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beachgirlalways
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I am doing this trip report to pay back everyone for all of the trip reports I have read/researched, ect. I appreciated all of the input everyone had and found them extremely helpful in planning our trip. We are a married couple who ... Read more
JanetteD
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise because we could drive to the port from our home. After reading some of the reviews, I was a little apprehensive, however, we got a $175 on board credit, free booze package, and 3 specialty dining options. The ... Read more
Traveller1970
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
NCL has been our favorite cruise line but not so much after this latest cruise. We'll be looking for other cruise lines if NCL only keeps building these bigger ships. We love to share tables for lunch and dinner and when the discussion got ... Read more
Phil80041
Member Since 2006
1 review
40 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I have cruised 20+ times too many to remember and am 36 years old... my wife and I traveled alone for first time in over ten years so nice to be alone for a trip finally We stayed at the Hilton Ridgefield Park the night before... they ... Read more
stguesser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I decided to take this cruise as a quick getaway out of NYC. I was a bit worried about sailing from NY in the winter, but we had no issues what so ever with the weather. The seas were not exactly calm, but even in the 10-15 ... Read more
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