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Deq155@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
MoBlind
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Never again. Let me state I'm a very fluid go-with-the-flow kind of person, late 40s. I like to have a good time and my sense of entitlement begins and ends with what I pay for; no more, no less. That being said: 1. Room was dirty ... Read more
lorett1013
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Firstly, this was my first cruise. Went with close friends and their children, 14 and 20. Ship tooooo big and crowded for my taste. Ship more oriented toward families with children. The 14 year old had a great time, He made friends ... Read more
Md1121
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Mostly chose this because it had good facilities for our 16 month old granddaughter. Here are our opinions on things: *Staffers were awesome and really addressed our little one's issues as well as ours in all the dining rooms and ... Read more
bobbo280
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I've never felt the need to write a review more so than about my most recent trip on the Norwegian Breakaway from NYC to Bermuda in July of 2016. If this is your first time on this ship and you've read some of the reviews on here about ... Read more

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ktung
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
There were 12 of us in our party spread across various cabins. We paid full price for a mini suite that had a capacity for 4. We had a king sized (2 x twin sized beds put together), a sofabed and a flip down bed. Our sofabed vibrated ... Read more
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glennbishop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
With 4000 passengers on the ship, everywhere you went there was a crowd. The service in the restaurants was very inconsistent, some meals we had to wait to be waited on and several meals our food was very late. Several of the wait staff ... Read more
dataminn
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
23 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Our family had a great time on Breakaway, New York to Bermuda, but this ship may not be for everyone. First about the reviewer, I am retired. My wife and I are very experienced cruisers, having lost track of how many cruises we have ... Read more
MTS238
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I read many reviews before our trip, so it only seems fair that I contribute my own now that we are home. For context, I was traveling as part of a large family group of 11: 7 adults and 4 kids under 10. Some members of the group were ... Read more
jencruisefan1975
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I am a very experienced cruiser having been on at least 15 cruises over the past decade. My family and I went on the Epic last year and had a great experience and going on the Gem was the second cruise with NCL. We left from Manhattan ... Read more

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Dennisdennis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I was not happy with all the extras we had to pay for. We had the total drink package and had to pay for water had to pay for painting 35 dollars!!! Had to pay for lobster and other food in the free dining room. I have never had to do ... Read more
Shelean
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it was out of New York and I wanted to experience the city first. I've been on a dozen of cruises and this was my first time with NCL. First the positives of this trip, it was out of New York and I liked the ... Read more
lecky
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I had a bad experience on the Gem once before but was willing to give it another chance to be with my niece to celebrate her sweet sixteen.I should have listened to myself and stayed home. Embarkation and Disembarkation was very smooth. ... Read more
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Donoilman
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
21 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We have sailed on several cruise lines, this was our fourth on NCL and our first on a larger ship. WOW! My concerns about being crowded, not getting good service, average food...were gone after the first day. This is the best cruise ... Read more
Tommy2step
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 3rd time sailing on the Breakaway in less than 1 year. We sailed on July 12, 2015 to Bermuda, on October 25th, 2015 to the Bahama's and this last cruise for 9 nights to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Bermuda. We had smooth ... Read more

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Mid43
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
83 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Sailing were my DW and I in our mid 50's, and our 17 yer old nephew. We all felt the ship was too crowded and it felt like you either needed to make a reservation in advance or you risked waiting in line. The ropes course and slides were ... Read more
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bruinsdevils
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Overall, the cruise was good. This was our fourth cruise with Norwegian, and 12th cruise overall, the others being on Royal Caribbean(3), Carnival(4), and MSC(1). The ship and overall experience can be good depending on if you know what ... Read more
mookie13
Member Since 2007
1 review
38 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Ship is too big. Disembarking for Bermuda was awful. Had to wait 45 minutes for a cab to Horsehoe Bay. While I dislike the cheesy shows that I was forced to attend by my party, the Second City Improv and Howling Moon Dueling Pianos were ... Read more
MediterraneanCruises2013
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This cruise was a 9 day to San Juan, St Thomas, Tortola, and Bermuda, We didn't have kids or teens with us, but there were a lot on board. The cruise was fantastic in all aspects except one - I was super disappointed that my Tortola, ... Read more
grandgracie
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We were limited in the time to get away this summer and booked very late. After seeing the Breakaway would be sailing to Bermuda, Tortola, St. Thomas and San Juan leaving from New York we decided we could see more islands for the money. ... Read more

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timpwk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Loved our experience. I booked the cruise last minute as I had to cancel a planned Disney World trip due to a back injury. Had no issues getting dinner times, or show reservations or any issue at all, even last minute! Used the ... Read more
mckenney@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first time cruising. I will be honest and say I was never a fan at the thought but a family member organized a family trip so we thought it would be fun to join the extended family. I think there other Norwegian cruises that ... Read more
Barbara Stein
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Ports of call were numerous, and heard good thitngs abou The Breakaway.T he ship was stunning. I also liked that the ship left from N.Y. and was sailing for 9 nights.. The restaurants and service from staff was impeccable. Enjoyed ... Read more
clint1000
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Traveling w 10 people..3 couples. Left out of New York Manhattan terminal Embarking and disembarking were a breeze. They kept running out of food at the outside buffet when we 1st got on. We had been traveling for over 4 hours ... Read more
Tjhsmhmom
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Loved sailing out of NY. Had a large group of 53 family and friends. Agreed with previous reviews. Staff not overly friendly. Crew was not on same page. Received different answers to questions depending who you asked. Service in grand ... Read more

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