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CruiseTodayPlease
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on Feb 12 with our two young boys (age 4 and 2). There were pros and cons about our trip and the cruise in general: 1. Ship: the ship itself is nice and has lots to do (pools, waterslides, hot tubs, trampoline jumper, ropes ... Read more
cabinkat11
Member Since 2012
1 review
My husband & I live in NY so its very convenient to get to & from port. This was our 3rd time on the Breakaway & in Haven. Haven Spa Suite includes week pass to Thermal Spa which is awesome & so relaxing !!!! The private ... Read more
Poipu04
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
319 forum posts
1 helpful vote
If you like rush hour traffic and gridlock, you will get a taste of it on the Breakaway. There are many good things about this ship, which I will detail below, but the long lines and waits put a damper on some of the trip. We have always ... Read more
Naeemu
Member Since 2017
1 review
Boarding process at NYC was very smooth and organized; all staffs (security and check-in) were very nice friendly. Lines moved quickly. Food was great in all places; Garden Café on Desk 15 to The Manhattan Room on Deck 8. ... Read more
Irenet2
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 forum posts
We chose the Breakaway because it had the right timing for two of our son's friends who were joining us for their first cruise. This was our first cruise on NCL and on such a large ship. We all (6 of us - Us, Parents, and adult son and ... Read more
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Grandpaul
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
11,571 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
This was a free cruise awarded to us by a nearby casino. We've done dozens of NCL cruises including the inaugural Breakaway from London to NYC a few years ago. Liked it a lot. This cruise though was too crowded. We couldn't even get ... Read more
Stuman67
Member Since 2017
1 review
We arrived at the pier at Noon and went through customs with passport. Went to see the mini suite and it was that small and since I am handicapped the doorway just barely fit through the door. We went to the desk for some off ship ... Read more
experianced
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The Breakaway is a big ship. That being said, it was not crowded. Reservations in specialty or other restaurants was not a problem. There were not many children on this cruise so most activities were always available.  I was ... Read more
tffd01
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife and I just got back from a 10-day cruise on the Norwegian Gem to the Eastern Caribbean. It was our 9th cruise and our 5th on Norwegian. We like the ‘Freestyle Dining’ that they have on Norwegian so we can eat ... Read more
kedso
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
This trip was for a special birthday and Valentine's Day celebration. Hubby and I, sons and other relatives made the trip also. What fun we had! Every part of the cruise that was controlled by NCL was wonderful. The rough sea days they ... Read more
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mikejan
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Overall it was a great cruise with the exception of the 2 storms we hit. The pool was closed for 2 days (again due to the weather). Overall the service was great. We were in a forward Suite and were treated wonderfully! We had a large ... Read more
4skeeter
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
59 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Gem is a really nice sized ship! We still got lost occasionally, but overall you can find favorite spots to call your own without long searches. You see folks you've met and can make friends that way. The Sea days were rough at times, ... Read more
Kissena
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
32 forum posts
The cruise was a 2 week getaway from the NYC winter without having to fly. It also had 8 ports 2 of which were new to us. This was our second time on the Breakaway and I was at first hesitant to book again because of the difficulties we ... Read more
hcbunner
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I were quite happy with our cruise on the Breakaway (2 wk Caribbean). We had only cruised on smaller ships before and the many reviews about how crowded the big ships can be meant we were somewhat apprehensive. There were ... Read more
BerkshireBob
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our eighth cruise on Norwegian. We chose this one because it was the right length, time of year, and departure port of New York meaning we would not have to fly somewhere. We opted for the Haven penthouse 12706, forward and ... Read more
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Cake4Crusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise in early January of 2016 and were very excited for our second cruise with Norwegian. We booked an AFT facing room 10916 which we found out later was designated as a handicapped room. We were willing to move if need be ... Read more
geekguy1
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
158 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Truth in advertising: I went into this cruise with a fairly negative attitude toward NCL based on problems with essentially this same cruise last year. I still have tried to make this as honest a review as possible, not letting my previous ... Read more
brusuz92
Member Since 2003
1 review
45 forum posts
My wife and I were on a cruise two years ago to Bermuda on this ship and we had a good time and liked the ship and the crew. We went with the owners of our dance studio who went on there honeymoon with 24 other dancers. The largest dance ... Read more
oldcoach
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for two reasons-- because of getting to spend 5 full days in NYC prior to the cruise, and getting to finally see and experience the Breakaway! This was our 8th cruise, all but one on NCL (various ships). We ... Read more
happyloser06
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic time. This cruise visited most of the ports We were looking for. Our cabin was a very nice size (although it was only me and my best friend and it was a family stateroom) we weren't tripping over each other. We had ... Read more
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-Beachie-
Member Since 2016
1 review
78 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Food, service, people all great! Casino is a bit tight with payouts.... The staff was excellent, toga party a bit different. Wish we were made more aware of all the onboard activities in advance. Had everything book pre-cruise so we missed ... Read more
cangaric
Member Since 2010
1 review
15 forum posts
we chose this cruise because of an interesting itinerary and it was a longer cruise. The food was excellent, the staff was responsive to our needs and the entertainment was very good. the one drawback was that for such a large ship, the ... Read more
sheridan88
Member Since 2001
1 review
29 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I rated this in the middle because we had a great time in spite of one of the most poorly managed and poorly designed ship we have cruised. Embarkation was great but disembarkation was a nightmare. They allow you to choose the time ... Read more
ocdtraveler
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed January 2017
My first time on the Gem. This is a very nice ship. Just the right size. The food in Le Bistro is worth the price of the cruise. The NCL dance team was outstanding. Amazing choreography. Excellent, excellent service all around...from ... Read more
raratonga
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise the beginning of January and selected a family outside cabin. This was our first cruise in 20 years that we did not have a balcony and I was not disappointed with the room especially since leaving from New York in ... Read more
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