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ms.sunburn
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
305 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked the Canadian At Par Offer which was great, except all of the drinks onboard were still in USD! So by the time they added the 18% gratuity and we paid the 15% exchange rate on top of that it became rather pricey. Loved ... Read more
mlzig
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Mini Suite great space, balcony could have been a little larger. Room steward was terrific. Spa services overpriced and staff was not really accommodating to our request of times. Photography staff gave 2 different answers - overpriced, ... Read more
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janvincenzo@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Just getting back from out 3rd Breakaway Cruise in three years, and I had to come to this site to comment. I am sorry to say with each year, my love for this ship has diminished. There was a 2 hour boarding delay because a few passengers ... Read more
SS2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Recently sailed on the NCL Breakaway (my third cruise with NCL). Have to say overall,very good cruise. Boarding the ship was relatively smooth and was ahead of schedule. The cabin (mini suite with a balcony) was a good size, had plenty of ... Read more
Larkenvar
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
159 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Gem has been a favorite ship of mine for years. The size promotes friendly interactions. The food and service is always excellent. The entertainment is typical of other ships but not as professional as say Breakaway. Gem is a great ship to ... Read more

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mikflounders
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We bought this cruise as a package deal having seen it advertised in a newspaper and seemingly a good buy. We had never been on a cruise before and were going to celebrate a significant birthday with close friends. So a little bit ... Read more
Jlh6790
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise with my boyfriend the week of 9/4/16, during Tropical Storm Hermine. We ended up having an amazing time, but I must admit, I was nervous to be sailing in such rough seas despite having been on multiple other cruises ... Read more
myboy32e
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Let me start by saying this was our first cruise with NCL and it was a cruise for our niece's 21st birthday! That being said I have sailed on Disney and Royal Caribbean and I will compare this cruise with RC because Disney is in a class ... Read more
Seat10F
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We selected this cruise as it was an opportunity to see Bermuda which we had not visited before. Embarkation was very hectic as we has received a message to board earlier than scheduled so that the ship could leave port early to avoid ... Read more
rskaene
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Very crowded, decks were wall to wall people. Food in main dining room was poor, service was pathetic. Management seemed non existent. Specialty dining was much better, food and service. Cagney was terrific and Ocean Blue was our favorite. ... Read more

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Jeff985
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We sailed on Breakaway 3 months after it launched, and returned to be very disappointed this last cruise. Actually, we really enjoyed our first cruise on the Breakaway and thought it really was a good value, but all has changed. We also ... Read more
Riorita12
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised before, and celebrated our anniversary on the Breakaway Bermuda cruise, no children. We'd cruised NCL's Jewel and thought we'd have another good experience on this ship. We were generally disappointed; staff ... Read more
SVBing
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Nice change from Caribbean.....Canadian Maritime. I would like to rate this higher but just can't. that said.... I'd give this a 3.5 score. NY Manhattan port, a little crazy. do not rush to port, can't board usually before noon, can be ... Read more
NanaPark
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise with NCL, and it will definitely be our last.We chose this cruise based on itinerary and dates. On paper the price for a balcony cabin looked very good. On arrival the cabin bed was a double although I had ... Read more
Don Julio
Member Since 2008
1 review
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Gem is really a beautiful boat especially on the inside. I heard that it had been recently renovated and it basically looked brand new. Each dining experience was unique and I thought that the food quality was excellent. Cagneys was ... Read more

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Ricardo13
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose the NCL Gem Canadian-NE cruise from NY due to tropical storm activity in the Gulf and Atlantic. After booking, TS Hermine developed and eventually looked that it could impact us in NE and the Noth Atlantic..Fortunately the storm ... Read more
Irish
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I received a phone call from NCL 3 days before the ship sailed offering me a cabin for a very good price especially because I sail alone and most times must pay for 2 people. The cabin was very comfortable for one person so I was happy. ... Read more
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myelner17@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have to say that I was quite disappointed with this cruise after hearing so many people rave about it. On the plus side I would say are the following; 1. Burn The Floor and Rock Of Ages, their two main shows were both excellent. Be ... Read more
druggie
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I went on the Breakaway out of New York as we wanted to return to Bermuda and not fly We were very concerned about the size of the breakaway and couldn't imagine what being with 4000+ passengers would be like The ... Read more
Donoilman
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
25 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise on the Breakaway and we enjoyed it almost as much as the first.......the first was 9 nights!!!! We were in a spa balcony room which was very nice, enough room for two and the bathroom worked for us. Just a ... Read more

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SUEDOM
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was a family cruise with our grandchildren. Was great for all ages - the kids had a ball. There was so many activities for everyone. It was a beautiful ship and the cabins were roomy, wide hallways and ... Read more
dguarino
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Went for vacation and medical conference. We went to Bermuda which was beautiful. Had to leave early due to storm. I was not able to do the excursion on the last day due to this which was disappointing but unavoidable. I think the ... Read more
roderick234
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We traveled as two families of 4 and had 4 mid ship mini suites. Checking in at the port was a bit of a pain as our Travel agent and NCL both told us pre-cruise that the teens 17, 15 could be booked in their own cabin as long as the rooms ... Read more
cmckee1961
Member Since 2010
1 review
35 forum posts
23 helpful votes
If you think that spending a week with the cast of Jersy Shore sounds like fun then by all means book a sailing on the Breakaway. While we did run in to a handful of nice and polite fellow guests they were certainly in the minority. Here ... Read more
kingchrish
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with NCL (we were on the Dawn out of Boston twice. We've been on 6 cruises overall). Out of the 6th cruises we've taken, this one was rated the lowest. First of all, the intinnary changed. About 5 or so months ... Read more

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