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Editor's Note: As of January 2016, the Nickelodeon program will no longer be offered on Norwegian Breakaway. Norwegian Cruise Line long has been a pioneer in creating a contemporary cruising experience, ...
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jennadwheeler
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First, it was probably my fault for not thinking about College Spring Breakers, but our first cruise was such an incredible disappointment, and I'm certainly not saying college students shouldn't have fun, I work at a college, more it's ... Read more
pezhoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise with NCL, my wife really likes the freestyle atmosphere because we have young children (age 7 and 5) and keeping to a strict schedule is tough at that age. We previously cruised on the Jewel, the Sun and the Gem. ... Read more
JustCRuSIN37
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Day 1.....arrival time was 9:30am so we parked the car a few blocks away and they drove us to the terminal to begin the check in process. They also gave us huge apples upon arrival, I guess that's what you get in the BIG apple.The service ... Read more
sullybean73
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
For our 8th cruise we booked NCL's Breakaway out of NYC. It's an easy trip for us - take the train from Poughkeepsie, cab ride to the port - quick and relatively painless. We decided to spend the money on the Haven since we were looking ... Read more
AvgMom2
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
I cruised on NCL Breakaway with my 25-year old daughter from 2/28 – 3/6, going to Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau. NCL was running several free promos where you can choose two offers. I chose specialty dining and ... Read more

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sailaway1983Aruba
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have cruised about 15 times and the last few trips have been with NCL and continue to be loyal. We booked this sailing in the middle of a blizzard in 2015 and was a little nervous cruising out of NYC in February but we had amazing ... Read more
neuman1812
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First off you should know that I went into this cruise skeptical and a bit scared because I hate large groups. I realized this was a big ship..but a cruise is a cruise! We sailed out of NY which is a bit of a pain, but we were able to ... Read more
Citresse
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was a cruise booked by my husband as a solution to our holiday dilemmas. I like holidays that centre on a pool, sun and rest, my husband likes to sight-see and pack as much as he can, so this seemed to address both our shopping lists! ... Read more
markn06074
Member Since 2013
1 review
47 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My 3rd time on the Breakaway and perhaps my best yet because the service was so exemplary. 4 days of cold windy weather with 3 beautiful days in FL & Bahamas - so it definitely was NOT the weather that earned the 5 stars. I was in ... Read more
IDoSpas
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Norwegian Breakaway does not have the staff to accommodate so many people. We were offered the FREE drink package which wasn't free after paying taxes and then more taxes on the ship. It would have been a good deal however if they had ... Read more

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guest4254
Member Since 2014
1 review
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my 2nd cruise on the Breakaway, and 3rd on Norwegian. This was the least enjoyable. First off, I understand that booking a cruise in Feb/March out of NY, well, you can't expect the weather to be great, until you get into a ... Read more
Ranthos
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
141 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our First Trip on a Mega ship, we are platinum members of NCL I think after the mega ship we will prefer to stay on the smaller NCL ships. There were many Children on board from French Canadian Spring Break. Aft Balcony ... Read more
TnT822
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Was very disappointed with the service on this cruise. We have sailed with Norwegian before, on the Spirit, and that cruise was excellent. I believe the Breakaway is just too large of a ship to receive top notch service. Part of the cruise ... Read more
silverc243
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
272 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Because of a great price for a solo traveler, I booked the 2/21 7 day cruise New York to Florida and Bahamas. While onboard I was having such a great time, I decided to repeat the cruise the following week and made it a back to back along ... Read more
pmac5005
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our second time on the Breakaway. The first was Sept. 2015, we had such a great time we went again for our anniversary. We were minus the kids so we were able to go with a Haven suite (H7). It was well worth it. The suite was ... Read more

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PopTop66US
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The wife and I have been on 16 cruises with 4 different cruise lines but we are now sold on the value and price of the NCL Breakaway sailing out of Manhattan. I'm sure the other NCL offerings are just as good (we did take the Epic out of ... Read more
SPAMMY0124
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our second NCL cruise ( 7 overall ) and will be our last. We enjoyed the staff and the food, which were both outstanding, but didn't enjoy common areas that were way to small given 4,600 people are onboard together every night. ... Read more
stagetek23
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
167 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Embarkation We arrived at the pier around 10:30am, dropped our luggage off with the porters and proceeded to the embarkation hall. There were many people there directing us through security and then to check in. As the hall filled up ... Read more
meagan_slater
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Had an amazing experience on the Norwegian Breakaway. Traveled from NYC and stopped at Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau. Embarking at the pier was a bit unorganized and chaotic but calmed down as soon as boarding began. Ship ... Read more
helenclark78
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We had booked this cruise to follow on from a 3 night break in NYC - we had stayed at the Affinia Manhattan and enjoyed a great 3 days taking in the sights of New York. We had booked to arrive at the cruise terminal between 11 and 11.30 ... Read more

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jvin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My bf and I were cruising for the first time. We were worried about some of the negative reviews about bad service, etc.Please go yourself and try it out first. Our experience was totally the opposite from other bad reviews. The staffs ... Read more
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PV57
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Just returned from our 2nd NCL Breakaway cruise out of NY. We sailed out of NY on February 21 and returned on February 28. We had a wonderful time. While the weather was cooler than anticipated (compared to traveling this same itinerary in ... Read more
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khaide612
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
977 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My cruise on the Breakaway was one of the best trips I have ever been on! NCL staff is always amazing but I think the Breakaway staff went above & beyond. The food was great - I didn't do any specialties but ate in Savor & Taste ... Read more
cruisingstacy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I am so confused by all of the negative reviews of this cruise. My husband and I could not have been happier! Everything ran so smoothly, from initial boarding to the tenders taking us to the Great Stirrup Cay. Our steward Archie was so ... Read more
dkgarran
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
If total chaos at embarkation and waiting endlessly for drinks is your idea of fun, then this is the cruise for you. Embarkation was like Ellis Island circa 1895. Once on board, there was no one to give directions and people were ... Read more

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