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family cruise vacation
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This is our third seven day cruise on NCL. On our last cruise we took advantage of the book onboard promotion. Overall our experience with NCL was good and what we expected. We departed on June 4th headed to Bermuda. Boarding the ... Read more
nukemann
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
I was just coming off of a grueling 6 weeks of 72-hour work weeks and needed some relaxation, we decided a cruise to Bermuda on the Norwegian Breakaway was just the thing. We booked several months in advance, the weather reports as we ... Read more
Cruzer1980
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We loved Bermuda and really enjoyed the Naval Dockyard, the excursions, etc. Unfortunately more than half of the 8 people I traveled with got sick during and after the cruise. My boyfriend and I contracted a terrible head cold, sore ... Read more
Dawglb63
Member Since 2017
1 review
Family cruise with our younger 4 of 6 kids. Meals were fantastic. We did the 3 nights of specialty restaurants and worth every penny. Kids are 23,17,17 and 15 and are foodies who love great meals. Rock of Ages was great as was ... Read more
gvanvalen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have cruised to Bermuda before (previously on a Celebrity cruise) and loved that trip so much we decided to take another cruise to Bermuda. This time, we decided to try Norwegian because we had heard good things about it. Our ship, the ... Read more
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cruisella deville
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
202 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise at the last minute. We love the specialty restaurants, especially Ocean Blue, Cagney's & Le Bistro. The main dining rooms do not compare in the quality of food. The service was always exceptional. Bermuda is ... Read more
SC Girl + Husband = Fun
Member Since 2013
1 review
183 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is my second time on the Breakaway. I thought the shows were good but not as good as the last time. The Cirque show was better this time around. The food was very good. Our service in the complimentary restaurants was slow and ... Read more
riverlady241
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
36 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our group of 5 friends decided to cruise on Norwegian Breakaway because of the convenience of leaving from a local port in NYC, We all reside in New Jersey and it makes getting to our ship very easy and almost carefree. My last cruise ... Read more
PoloMon975
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall, the cruise was fairly enjoyable. The cabin service was good and the food adequate in quality and exceptional in quantity. However, ... 1) There is a $13.99 additional fee per person per cabin (for housekeeping, which seems to ... Read more
ChillOut61
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise ship the Breakaway because of the close proximity of the port. No problems with parking right at the dock and walking on to the ship. So much easier and convenient, both getting on and off. Now on to the cabin & ... Read more
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lnj1107
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The way in which people rave about NCL, I expected more..... We wanted to give NCL a try as friends had good experiences on other NCL cruises that left NYC. We had been to two of the three stops before so we opted for this getaway to ... Read more
ecab081
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my first cruise experience and it turned out to be a great one. The staff, food, drinks, and activities on-board were really good. There is always something to do daily. Also if you didn't want to do anything there where quiet ... Read more
BirdTravels
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
6,637 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Norwegian Breakaway 7-Day Bermuda, Round-trip New York May 28, 2017- June 4, 2018 H9 The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony Sun New York Depart 4:00 pm Mon At Sea Tue At Sea Wed Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda Arrive 8:00 am ... Read more
sisterSunshine
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
64 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because we had not traveled to Bermuda, nor had we sailed on the Breakaway before. NCL offered this cruise with lots of perks and it was perfect for us. We love parking at the Manhattan pier for convenience. As ... Read more
Irene7
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
856 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My husband, two grown daughters in their 20's and myself cruised on the 5/28/2017 sailing to Bermuda out of NYC on the Breakaway. This was the second year in a row for me and hubby and first for our daughters on this ship and Bermuda. We ... Read more
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nalac
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
First and last cruise! This ship is so outdated I felt like I was in a really bad 80's wedding the whole week. The entertainment is very painful to watch unless you enjoy 70 songs being sung very badly. The décor is tacky and vases ... Read more
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klouie93
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
From the very beginning after arriving at the port, the experience was really poor. The grounds crew were extremely unorganized. You could see passengers visibly upset by the lack of organization. Also when we asked one of the ground's ... Read more
figment9999
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
83 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
A great cruise. Love the Breakaway's NYC vibe. My Time boarding was great. Loved the shows & staff. The ship was full but always found 2 deck chairs & room in pool/hot tub. Pool bar service has improved since they instituted ... Read more
Colin cruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We normally cruise with NCL ,was our first time on one of their larger ships.They seem to have lost their way.Layout of ship poor,bars and entertainment venues poorly utilised resulting in overcrowding in Atrium area.No ocean view venue ... Read more
oceanfun77
Member Since 2010
1 review
111 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Just a mini review on some lesser-reviewed items on the NCL Breakaway for 5/28/17 - 6/4/17. Our Cruise Director was Alvin Oliva. This is my 2nd cruise (my first cruise was with Princess to Alaska). Evening Shows Compared to ... Read more
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BostonGal35
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
750 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We recently returned from the May 28th sailing of the Breakaway. This was our third time on this ship. We have also previously sailed Star (2x), Getaway, Jewel, Sun, Dawn, Epic and Gem. We had a minisuite on Deck 11. While our third ... Read more
knorm5
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The Haven is worth every penny! This was our third NCL cruise but first on the Breakaway and first in the Haven. We originally booked a balcony cabin, about a year prior to the cruise date. When doing the research and planning following ... Read more
lzorat
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First time on the Norwegian line and everything was great. Food and crew good service and took care of me as a single solo traveler. First time with the special dining in different restaurants was excellent. Lots of entertainment for ... Read more
reyval
Member Since 2014
1 review
42 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Chose this cruise due to the fact that I didn't have to fly. Embarkation was a nightmare. I arrived at noon and it took one hour to get on the ship. This was the longest amount of time I've waited to board a ship and I have done numerous ... Read more
Mike D.
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We flew cross country from San Jose, CA to NYC mostly for the experience of sailing from New York. I had not been to Grand Stirrup Cay or Port Canaveral and had more exploring to do in Nassau. Prices in New York, this time of year, have ... Read more
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