Norwegian New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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Don Julio
Member Since 2008
1 review
58 forum posts
4 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
Ricardo13
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
6 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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louaarons
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This cruise was a retirement gift for my wife and we were joined by our two boys and their wife/girlfriend. We were looking for a fun time and an "experience." This cruise exceeded our expectations. I probably read 250 reviews ... Read more
myelner17@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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

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druggie
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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

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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
parhody02885@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first time on NCL Cruise line and it certainly won't be my last! The Cruise Director Alvin was amazing and I really thought he must have a twin because he was everywhere! The personality of Alvin and Zach the Assistant was ... Read more
jwnexus@earthlink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Liked availability out of NYC my single biggest complaint was lip service from staff 9bar guys on pool deck good in dining they spoke English but really did not understand it well, just a lot of yea yea and then they did not provide ... Read more
nyf542
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 helpful votes
Wanted to go on the Breakaway, an epic ship. The special dinners looked inviting and the activities as well. This ship is quite big and inviting. I have been on others cruise lines as well as Norwegian before. I wanted to see if this ... Read more

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Diane123boys
Member Since 2015
1 review
223 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We are a family of 5 with 3 older children, 21, 19 and 16 We had a 2 br Haven room on the 15th floor. Embarkation was a breeze as was Debarkation.(but this was Haven so not regular ) The ship is big but it never seemed :crazy: except ... Read more
Augustus007
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
People I work with told me it was a great ship to sail on. So I went on that. First off: this cruise has way too many people on board and less activities (such as late shows) for the price we paid. There is something in the range 4000 ... Read more
jdand2rugrats
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Trip from NYC to Bermuda - Much too crowded, takes almost 3 days to arrive & half the time to return. Reservation systems sucks, dropped off everything we thought we had in the bag (restaurants, shows, etc., before boarding). Towels ... Read more
mitchk1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second time on the #NorwegianBreakaway from NYC to Bermuda (August 14-21 2016) and, I have to say, it was just as good as the first time. Top 5 reasons why I say it's a great cruise: 1. Freestyle cruising. All day food ... Read more
dobrien
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was an easy drive (less than 2 hours) to NYC as well as diverse activities that would meet everyone's needs/desires. The 1.5 hour wait in a long line to board the ship was very much indicative of what the ... Read more

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HollyJaci
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have been on 14 cruises. We have been on Norwegian, Royal Carribean, Carnival, Disney and Celebrity. We had heard many nice things about the Norwegian Breakaway so we decided to try it. Our party consisted of 8 people aged 23 to 66. ... Read more
mitchk220
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This was my first-ever cruise. We were on a family reunion with 13 people and seven rooms. To put it simply, I have become a cruiser for life. Embarkation was a nightmare. The process seemed to last for hours and it did. I have had ... Read more
kunyve
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I had a great experience 12 years ago with Norwegian Dawn when it first came out and thought things would be the same this time, I was wrong. I received horrible customer service, I was away from my family members, my cabin was unclean ... Read more
hgeoffroy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose to go on a cruise last minute and we ended up on the Norwegian Gem. We embarked from the port in NYC and commuted there from CT. It was easy to find right off the Hudson parkway and we drove up and parked without any trouble. I ... Read more
newcruiser48
Member Since 2005
1 review
430 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I booked this cruise last minute with my sister just to get away for a bit. We drove 2 hours and parked at the terminal. It's surprisingly easy to do. We brought our luggage down to check it in..coming home we had a very nice porter take ... Read more

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