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Aloura Sky
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have taken 23 cruises to date 14 on NCL. The 9 other cruises have been on 4 other lines. I prefer NCL for many reasons and always book a balcony. Last November we went on the Escape out of Miami, where you get to the Islands faster and ... Read more
jheron
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I've been on NCL many times, and this was our second experience with Breakaway. It's a very nice ship. The specialty restaurants are great, expecially The Bistro and Cagney's. Of the non-fee restaurants, we really liked the Shanghai ... Read more
kamsking
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise as former NCL cruisers, and were thrilled with the Family Mini-Suite Balcony cabin we selected (cabin 9204). It was on the port side, so when heading south we were blessed with sunrise and sunny mornings... and ... Read more
mytimeaway
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
We really enjoyed this cruise. It was a great break from winter in New Jersey. The food was great. It fell short on activities while you were on board. Not enough to do. The entertainment was the same. We have been on this cruise ship ... Read more
luvmyamstaff
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed February 2017
Had a good time. Convenient port for New Yorkers. Food was much better than previous cruise on this ship. There were more buffets in various restaurants which was nice. Negative: Casino area smells from smoke. It's truly disgusting ... Read more
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Bilbo2
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This cruise was part of a package which included 3 nights at Niagara Falls and 3 nights in New York. This was a special trip to mark our Golden Wedding anniversary. The whole trip turned out to be absolutely marvelous and the icing on the ... Read more
kathyrobins1025
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
It fell in line date-wise with our cruise on the Epic that returned on 2/11/17. PLUSES: FOOD: Excellent all around. CREW: Excellent (A+) except for our steward shown below in our MINUS section CABIN: Our balcony stateroom was ... Read more
db27
Member Since 2009
1 review
47 forum posts
This was my 8th cruise, first on NCL. The Good: Love freestyle dining, that is a huge win. Will totally go on NCL for that alone. This ship was a beauty, my stateroom and balcony was lovely. Outside areas were great, loved the quiet ... Read more
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ssww3051
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Great promotions run for 3/4 sailing and unlimited beverage package were a great deal. We booked this for a group on 13 people. Food was delish. Many options. Rooms extremely clean. The on and off of the ship was a hassle but, for the ... Read more
CruiseTodayPlease
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on Feb 12 with our two young boys (age 4 and 2). There were pros and cons about our trip and the cruise in general: 1. Ship: the ship itself is nice and has lots to do (pools, waterslides, hot tubs, trampoline jumper, ropes ... Read more
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cabinkat11
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband & I live in NY so its very convenient to get to & from port. This was our 3rd time on the Breakaway & in Haven. Haven Spa Suite includes week pass to Thermal Spa which is awesome & so relaxing !!!! The private ... Read more
Poipu04
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
321 forum posts
4 helpful votes
If you like rush hour traffic and gridlock, you will get a taste of it on the Breakaway. There are many good things about this ship, which I will detail below, but the long lines and waits put a damper on some of the trip. We have always ... Read more
Naeemu
Member Since 2017
1 review
Boarding process at NYC was very smooth and organized; all staffs (security and check-in) were very nice friendly. Lines moved quickly. Food was great in all places; Garden Café on Desk 15 to The Manhattan Room on Deck 8. ... Read more
Irenet2
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 forum posts
We chose the Breakaway because it had the right timing for two of our son's friends who were joining us for their first cruise. This was our first cruise on NCL and on such a large ship. We all (6 of us - Us, Parents, and adult son and ... Read more
Grandpaul
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
11,729 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was a free cruise awarded to us by a nearby casino. We've done dozens of NCL cruises including the inaugural Breakaway from London to NYC a few years ago. Liked it a lot. This cruise though was too crowded. We couldn't even get ... Read more
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Stuman67
Member Since 2017
1 review
We arrived at the pier at Noon and went through customs with passport. Went to see the mini suite and it was that small and since I am handicapped the doorway just barely fit through the door. We went to the desk for some off ship ... Read more
experianced
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The Breakaway is a big ship. That being said, it was not crowded. Reservations in specialty or other restaurants was not a problem. There were not many children on this cruise so most activities were always available.  I was ... Read more
Kissena
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
32 forum posts
The cruise was a 2 week getaway from the NYC winter without having to fly. It also had 8 ports 2 of which were new to us. This was our second time on the Breakaway and I was at first hesitant to book again because of the difficulties we ... Read more
hcbunner
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I were quite happy with our cruise on the Breakaway (2 wk Caribbean). We had only cruised on smaller ships before and the many reviews about how crowded the big ships can be meant we were somewhat apprehensive. There were ... Read more
BerkshireBob
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our eighth cruise on Norwegian. We chose this one because it was the right length, time of year, and departure port of New York meaning we would not have to fly somewhere. We opted for the Haven penthouse 12706, forward and ... Read more
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Cake4Crusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
We booked this cruise in early January of 2016 and were very excited for our second cruise with Norwegian. We booked an AFT facing room 10916 which we found out later was designated as a handicapped room. We were willing to move if need be ... Read more
geekguy1
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
160 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Truth in advertising: I went into this cruise with a fairly negative attitude toward NCL based on problems with essentially this same cruise last year. I still have tried to make this as honest a review as possible, not letting my previous ... Read more
brusuz92
Member Since 2003
1 review
45 forum posts
My wife and I were on a cruise two years ago to Bermuda on this ship and we had a good time and liked the ship and the crew. We went with the owners of our dance studio who went on there honeymoon with 24 other dancers. The largest dance ... Read more
oldcoach
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for two reasons-- because of getting to spend 5 full days in NYC prior to the cruise, and getting to finally see and experience the Breakaway! This was our 8th cruise, all but one on NCL (various ships). We ... Read more
happyloser06
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic time. This cruise visited most of the ports We were looking for. Our cabin was a very nice size (although it was only me and my best friend and it was a family stateroom) we weren't tripping over each other. We had ... Read more
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