Norwegian New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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Grandpaul
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
11,669 forum posts
Great price and nearby. Long lines of people spending half their day getting on and off the ships for excursions. Nice ship and very good crew members. Real good entertainment. The casino was nice and excellent workers there. We had ... Read more
mysticale
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed this one-our fourth cruise, but not as much as some others. We thought that the staff members we encountered were nearly all pleasant and cheerful, and went out of their way to be of help when there were problems. ... Read more
TwinFeb
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My sister and I just returned from a week in the Bahamas. We were unaware that the week was Spring Break for college kids. We were told that the ship usually sails with 4,200-4,300 passengers. Due to Spring Break, an additional 600-700 ... Read more
Daisylane
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are a family of 4 and to save money on flying decided to drive to NYC from Toronto. Easy drive, parking at pier and short walk to embarkation. Cabin was fantastic with an angled balcony, sofa bed and pulldown; plenty of room for our ... Read more
Boston_Lady
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
So for the first day at sea, the outside deck is cold...so touring the ship, settling out items in the room, dining and watching a movie relaxed us after a long day of travel. The next day things warmed up and their was life on the deck. ... Read more
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Momofdoc
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My friend and I chose Norwegian based on our cruise to Alaska last year on the same line. We were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the mini-suite, especially the spacious bathtub and shower. The staff and crew were all wonderful ... Read more
Freckled Northerner
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our experience was not the greatest. Smoking on balconies, in front of entrances so the smell wafted into the main areas and the stench from the casino was appalling. The stench wafted in the theatre on deck six. Gross. We walked out ... Read more
Plainmom
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The Gem is our favorite ship! Embarkation went very quickly. A few issues with changing the time of our docking, but it also went smoothly once docked. We hit some rough seas for a bit but that is Mother Nature. The food in the main ... Read more
apro2tvl
Member Since 2011
1 review
37 forum posts
9 helpful votes
IMHO, Using The NYC Cruise Terminal is not a pleasant experience. The embarkation was so backed up. Maybe because the TSA was only operating 3 of the 8 check points? Once past this obstacle, NCL did a fine job. Still it took 85 minutes ... Read more
norm258
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
I chose this cruise for its departure port and destinations. It didn't disappoint. Not an old crowd like I've seen on other cruises. Cruise Director staff offered lots to do and if you were bored then you missed out. Dining room food ... Read more
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Br. Donald
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Booked this cruise in late December as a last minute winter getaway. With gratuities, port charges and the Ultimate Beverage Package we spent $1900.00 for two people. We had never sailed Norwegian before (Celebrity, RCL, Holland America) ... Read more
Richpontone
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
851 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Been on 10 Norwegian cruises but this was one of the best. Food was good but if you want high end cuisine, remember this is a budget and not a luxury cruise line. Service and food at La Cucina and Le Bistro restaurants were ecellent. Also ... Read more
SwimmingDragon
Member Since 2017
1 review
56 forum posts
3 helpful votes
So where do I begin? I'll start with a big Thank You! Thank you to my husband, daughter and mom. Thank you to the staff/crew of the NCL Breakaway. And thank you to all the wonderful people I met on the cruise. I am a caregiver to my ... Read more
jayz1967
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
This was my 13th cruise with Norwegian and my 5th on the Breakaway. I chose this ship because it was a local trip for me to get to the ship, as I live in NJ. We were at the pier by 9:30am (because we had to depend on a ride into NY who had ... Read more
skidmarc3161
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We booked with Jetline cruises as they offer some great packages (this one was 3 days Niagara 3 days New York 7 day cruise. Cruise part was fab as always with NCL - very relaxed. Ship was clean and staff friendly, bar & food service ... Read more
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jmantidormi
Member Since 2017
1 review
I never imagined such an immaculate environment where every staff member could not do enough to make our trip phenomenal! I would highly recommend Norwegian cruise line for any cruise option!! The Breakaway was amazing. The entertainment ... Read more
beachgirlalways
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I am doing this trip report to pay back everyone for all of the trip reports I have read/researched, ect. I appreciated all of the input everyone had and found them extremely helpful in planning our trip. We are a married couple who ... Read more
JanetteD
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise because we could drive to the port from our home. After reading some of the reviews, I was a little apprehensive, however, we got a $175 on board credit, free booze package, and 3 specialty dining options. The ... Read more
Traveller1970
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
NCL has been our favorite cruise line but not so much after this latest cruise. We'll be looking for other cruise lines if NCL only keeps building these bigger ships. We love to share tables for lunch and dinner and when the discussion got ... Read more
Phil80041
Member Since 2006
1 review
40 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I have cruised 20+ times too many to remember and am 36 years old... my wife and I traveled alone for first time in over ten years so nice to be alone for a trip finally We stayed at the Hilton Ridgefield Park the night before... they ... Read more
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stguesser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I decided to take this cruise as a quick getaway out of NYC. I was a bit worried about sailing from NY in the winter, but we had no issues what so ever with the weather. The seas were not exactly calm, but even in the 10-15 ... Read more
raw9054
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
From the staff, entertainment, and the meals, everything was outstanding! I can't say enough about the experience with this ship. We also left something of value on the ship when we were off the ship and heading toward customs. My ... Read more
babylnor
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
64 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I could drive to the port. Stayed overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ridgefield NJ.. They provide transportation to and back from the cruise terminal along with allowing you to park your car there for the ... Read more
sillywilly
Member Since 2006
1 review
186 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were on this same cruise in 2015 so this is a comparison of the two cruises. Overall we liked the 2015 cruise better not that this one was bad just not as well done. For the negatives : 1. the shows were the same and the ... Read more
mommom1
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
401 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to do a cruise out of NYC as it is not far from home. We stayed over night at the Hilton Garden in Ridgefield N.J. we got the room, breakfast and were able to park the car all week. It was a great hotel and good value. We were ... Read more
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