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mark0325
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
claim was that their private island was destroyed by hurricane seemed like a long time since the storm occurred to repair didn't arrive in port Canaveral till 1pm therefore only had 3 hours at Disney felt it was poor planning for ... Read more
cathyrn
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
This was our first cruise. We chose to leave from NY as we are from PA and did not want to fly. We arrived very early and was allowed to enter the pier area and sit down. I did have a mistake with my birth certificate ( which was ... Read more
JennCandi
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
288 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
After many trips on Carnival, we wanted to try Norwegian again. It was our favorite cruise line before we had kids. The Breakaway was the easiest and newest ship for us leaving from NYC. We convinced some family to join us, because of the ... Read more
Miatamike
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
Service was great, food was bland and choices were limited (unless you pay extra for the "good restaurants"). For me, it is more about the ports and this cruise had great ports. Asian restaurant was fair. Ive been on another ... Read more
dvond
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
663 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This is our 6th NCL cruise, 2nd on Breakaway and 28th over all. There is never a bad cruise but this is the 1st time we have not bought a future credit as we not sure we will be returning to NCL. Embarkation took around an hour..not ... Read more
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NJfamilyvacation
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Traveled with 3 young children (4, 5, 8)...first time cruising. Great experience. Best kids camp - better than Beaches and Club Med kids clubs. Really!!! Good food even for picky eaters - THOUGH if your kids like snacks that will ... Read more
pinerivercabin
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary. We did all of our port stops on our own. Our favorite ports were Kotor, Dubrovnik, Athens, Toulon, and Rome. The market in Toulon was a great shopping experience. All of the NCL staff were ... Read more
ghavers
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I wanted to take my grandaughter on a trip for her graduation from high school. I saw this advertised and thought it would be something we could enjoy together. AS it turned out my brother and wife and their friends also went with us. ... Read more
Powerprincess
Member Since 2016
1 review
140 forum posts
We chose this itinerary as we were looking for one that offered my father ports to which he hadn't traveled. Beginning in Rome, and visiting Naples, Messina, Olympia, Athens, Limassol, (not really) Cairo, Haifa, Aqaba, Safaga, Salalah, ... Read more
howard.hodgson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Just returned - 13 November 2016 from a 14 night transatlantic cruise on the Norwegian Jade, our cruise commenced in Barcelona, then cruised on to Cartagena, Malaga, Funchal, Bermuda, Miami and finally disembarking in Tampa USA. Our ... Read more
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Cruiselx
Member Since 2016
1 review
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We did Transatlantic thinking the ship is massive and will keep us occupied and oh god we were wrong :( Couldn't access Spa, sauna(fully booked), Couldn't access Posh lounge area(fully booked), Couldn't book specialty restaurants last 4 ... Read more
worthykm
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise for the great price and the ports of call. The Jade was ok but due for much needed updating. Our cabin 11593 was extremely small even for an inside cabin. We had the special dining package. Cagney's Steakhouse was ... Read more
babyblue12831
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is the second time on the ship. Lets just say the 1st trip was better. The only time you feel like there is 4,ooo people on broad is embarkation and disembarkation. Both are very time consuming but we understand for safety reason. ... Read more
anitamich
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Embarkation on the Getaway was rather lengthy, until my roommate noted that I was a gold member/didn't realize that and there was a very short line for those folks. Keep your eyes peeled for your status as it will save you easily 45 ... Read more
zulidda
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We have sailed on many Norwegian ships before. The fact that we are able to leave from New York is always a plus. On this particular cruise, we were to be accompanied by our son, daughter-in-law and our two granddaughters, aged 3 years ... Read more
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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
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
Amado and Judy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to travel to Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta with our niece and her husband as well as our adult daughter. The Le Cirque Bijou show was the BEST show I have seen on ANY cruise. The comedian and magician shows ... 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
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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
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
gauchau
Member Since 2007
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first Transatlantic cruise and our first time on the Epic. We decided on this cruise to get away from all the hustle and bustle (both electronic and non electronic) of life. All of our previous cruises have been stacked with ... Read more
racefan1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Even with 2 days of rain, hubby & I had a great time. I've read reviews that said food was bad & staff was rude...not on this cruise. Our 2 bartenders, Ruby & Robert were awesome. We ate snacks at O'Sheehan's..food was good. ... Read more
IslandGirl247
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
90 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First, a shout out to the excellent staff of NCL Dawn: Rowena, Edgar, Rocky, Romel, Loey, Maria, Sarath, Darpan, Ros h ith, Win, Ray and all the other staff who remain unnamed because I didn’t get all their names. They work so hard ... Read more
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