Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Reviews

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jcmayer1
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
I have been on cruises to Bermuda several times (also several to Canada, and Alaska), this was my first experience with Norwegian. I was very unpleasantly surprised. The staff win the award for most unfriendly and unhelpful. The do ... Read more
royaaalll
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
We went on this cruise for a wedding / honeymoon for my best friend. I have cruised before, but never with Norwegian. After this experience I will NEVER go on another Norwegian cruise ship again! The ship & room was mediocre at ... Read more
Bklynite
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First cruise, mixed review. Staying in the Haven was a most amazing experience. The butler was on the spot as was most of the staff. The room was also great. The specialty restaurants were pretty good for the most part, though the ... Read more
ckay1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
I want to start off by saying I am NCL silver level Latitude Rewards member. I've sailed out of Miami on NCL several times (see other reviews for Epic and Sky). So this is not a knock on NCL overall but this cruise wasn't for me or my ... Read more
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silverc243
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
474 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I'm platinum level on NCL so I try to do most of my cruising with them. This was another excellent cruise on the NCL Breakaway to Bermuda. Embarkation was a little crazy because the ship was late arriving, so embarkation was delayed until ... Read more

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tatanka49
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
71 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is the third time on the Breakaway and my fourth time to Bermuda. I have been on 13 cruises with seven of them on NCL. I like NCL even with their problems. This trip was different though. I had a major medical emergency last ... Read more
cadteacher
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
12 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our sixth NCL cruise. Nineteenth cruise over all. We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Bermuda. NYC is a doable drive from our home. It's about three hours. The NCL website direction did not include info about how ... Read more
Zoning out
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
18 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Just returned from a 7-day Breakaway cruise to Bermuda. It was our second time on the Breakaway, and 3rd to Bermuda, so we were really just cruising to relax and get away. In fact, we only got off the ship one day, and then for less than ... Read more
wm2288
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Great cruise line, incredible onboard shows to choose from each day. Ship is comfortable and clean, often witnessed staff cleaning stairs, rails, rest rooms and always friendly. Cabin Stewart was incredible and room always spotless, and ... Read more
thistimeplease
Member Since 2011
1 review
231 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I have only cruised twice but found the Breakaway to be a ship that I would definitely cruise again. We are a husband and wife in our 50's and are a moderately active couple. We came on this cruise with 6 others. We have only sailed NCL ... Read more

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BUDDYBEAR
Member Since 2008
1 review
176 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Wow Wow Wow I have to give this ship 5 stars. Left out of manhattan on July 24th Got to the pier at 12:30 The line was moving Remember 4,000 people bording so I thought it went great. Our room was 12104 Right under the bridge It was a walk ... Read more
skorpios
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise as it made the most sense to take our seven-year-old granddaughter. We could take the train from Pittsburgh rather than having to fly and it is a good cruise for kids as it's only one port, one that is safe compared to ... Read more
FirstOneReddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the embarkation port, dates traveled, and length of cruise fit the schedules of the twenty family members in our group. The embarkation went very smoothly and on first appearances the ship is beautiful. Our ... Read more
lasasnj
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
went with 7 people, definitely more fun with a group. had a great time although the bartenders don't know how to make drinks. every bartender made a mai tai a different way. but enjoyed the trip, except for disembarkment! 3.5 hours to ... Read more
jamchip@earthlink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We live in Florida and wanted to take the extended family on a nice cruise this summer. Most of the family reside in Pa. We were attracted to Bermuda so we chose Norwegian Breakaway sailing from Manhattan. Most of the family had never ... Read more

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Sedroul
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose NCL because it has the reputation as one of the higher end cruise lines based on reviews and general information gathering. This vacation was for my husband and I and was our very first cruise. We had enough information on cruises ... Read more
seahawk8292
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
48 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We recently returned from the NCL Breakaway departing NYC traveling to Bermuda. This was our first cruise with Norwegian Cruise line and our first trip to Bermuda. Embarkation was very organized which made the process very quick. We ... Read more
nasfcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The cruise was very good, however disembarkation was a complete nightmare! We waited over 2 hours and 45 minutes to self assist off the boat. There were only two crew member trying to corral thousands of people. After waiting patiently ... Read more
Richde09
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
we booked what we thought was a good deal for 3 families (3 staterooms) we soon learned that the good deal we thought we had wasn't so good at all. when we originally booked our trip ncl policy was that we could carry on a ... Read more
bubba109
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
It was a rough start from the time they announced that bottled water would no longer be permitted to be brought on the ship. This left a bad taste in my mouth since wine is still allowed at $15 per bottle corkage fee. A bottle of water ... Read more

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rachellindy13
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We had chosen this cruise because it was close to home (we live in NJ) and we were traveling as a group of 15 family members including my 90 grandparents. Embarkation was smooth, however when it came time for luggage delivery everyone's ... Read more
MJRuecke
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Can Drive to the ship which is always nice. If you are use to cruising in the spring or fall when school is in session DO NOT CRUISE in the Summer! Many Families on board with little to no respect for others. Couldn't get to the pool ... Read more
Deq155@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Absolutely awful. The food was mostly awful. We sent more than one meal back - something we never do - it was that bad. The "Broadway" shows are NOWHERE NEAR bradway quality. You reserve a seat - means nothing - its all first ... Read more
Vbpiper
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from our cruise and had a wonderful time. We (husband and wife) are mid-50's. Embarkation in Honolulu was slightly disorganized, going one direction to pick up luggage tags, then another direction to drop the bags ... Read more
McFins
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed in July on the Breakaway with a large group of family and friends ranging in age from 17-90. Previously had sailed on the Breakaway on a cruise to Nowhere. Prior to sailing to Bermuda I was a little concerned about being on the ... Read more

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