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silverc243
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
553 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I were offered a free inside cabin by Casino At Seas for this cruise. We accepted and upgraded to an Ocean View Family Cabin. This was our first time sailing during a holiday. The itinerary included stops at Port Canaveral ... Read more
ChrHorses
Member Since 2016
1 review
Birthday celebration / Thanksgiving holiday cruise to the Bahamas from Manhattan. We had a group of 18 people and booked 8 cabins for this 7-night cruise. The ship itself is beautiful and clean. The cabins were very nice. Our cabin ... Read more
lovedestiny
Member Since 2015
1 review
72 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to take a family cruise for Thanksgiving Week since we are always home. I did the research and planned/booked for the family. Family includes: 2 adults over 60, me (under 25-30 y/o) and my bro/his wife (35-40 y/o). We had all ... Read more
nchris06
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
First time on Norwegian. NEVER again. Check in was a nightmare. We reserved a large group thru Norwegian. I was never told by the less than helpful agent that since my under 18 son had a different last name, I would need to show a birth ... Read more
pbunzl
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I'm 73 years old so my better cruising days are behind me. NCL is a good cruise line. We have sailed on several others cruise lines, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, and NCL is on par with those. We have taken about 14 cruises in the ... Read more
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Autumn72
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
155 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Breakaway is a beautiful ship. The variety of activities is great, but for us... there are too many people aboard to really enjoy them and it has a few basic design flaws as well. The main one is having a smoking casino wide open into ... Read more
WizBang
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
41 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was a warm weather getaway for us and the first on a ship of this size. We went into it knowing that NCL charges extra for access to certain areas of the ship. We decided to not take part in those areas. Overall, we had a great ... Read more
jimdicap
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
236 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I went on the Breakaway on the 11-13 to 11-20 cruise. I went in with low expectations based off the reviews. I actually enjoyed it a lot--and while there are some warts, overall I felt the cruise was well worth the money, and as I live on ... Read more
ericschofield
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was traveling with a group (14) of adults with special needs. The Breakaway staff were great when it came to accommodating our needs and generally were helpful. They went above and beyond to included the members of my group in all the ... Read more
Suejeeq
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
The public needs to know when the advertising is deceptive. We were intrigued and thrilled to see the Four FREE offers made available when we booked our second cruise in the Haven. We still enjoy the Haven level offered on the ... Read more
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BeachCruiserNJ
Member Since 2013
1 review
148 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it's close to home so convenient to get to the port but mostly because we find NCL does a great job managing so many people on this big ship. Is everything perfect at all times - no, but when you do have a ... Read more
Papermoon4
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for a last-minute escape from NYC; not for the ports or even the vessel itself. That said, this brand new ship is not always a user-friendly experience. I had a guarantee stateroom assigned by the line, so bear that ... Read more
Miwii
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to celebrate my anniversary, NCL still gets excellent ratings so I went with them for our first cruise. The itinerary was Florida, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (yay!) Two weeks before departure, there was a departure ... Read more
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jkneern
Member Since 2005
1 review
617 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Second time on BA. We had a great time but not because of the ship. Although it is a maintained well, it is starting to show wear and tear. Staff are not as friendly as expected, seem over worked. Ship design is extremely poor, ... Read more
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
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cathyrn
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
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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Value-Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I have sailed on NCL more than 20 times. However, this was my first cruise on one of NCL’s mega-ships. Overall, I was very disappointed. Based on my experience on the Breakaway, I will not be sailing on any of the other large NCL ... Read more
judirose1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked this cruise after having some rough times at home. Chose Breakaway for driving proximity (to save on airfare). Did not research the fact that parking at the cruise port was $280 (including tax). Would have enjoyed a 7 day warm ... Read more
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endoman31
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The Norwegian Breakaway 11/6/2016 review Embarkation went smoothly and the sail-away party was too cold for us to be outdoors. Beside we have gone under that bridge many times. We had to take a different ship to go through the canal. ... Read more
forgedangel
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of the convenience of sailing from a local port of call (NYC) on one of NCL's newest, largest, and most amenable to a single cruiser (with their Studio rooms). Although I was unable to secure a Studio room ... Read more
eddycrucero
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I never expected the food was to be so good ,the bars were so full of happiness and energy,the treatment was so highly professional by the employees,the ship itself is beautifull and super clean.the only thing i could complain is the ... Read more
pbacon5
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I first went on a cruise with my family when I was 11 years old and since have wanted to go back forever. Finally at 25 years old, I went a second time. I had a blast, and despite a few small changes I would make, I wouldn't have changed a ... 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
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