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Cocopip
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The last time I cruised was 30 years ago and things have certainly changed. The free style concept is great. I didn't want to be on a schedule. Getting on the ship was easy. Althou the lines snaked around and around, they moved ... Read more
scoomom2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we could leave out of New York and not waste any vacation time. I only had a week vacation and wanted to spend each day relaxing. We had a balcony room, which was wonderful. Never been away in such a ... Read more
lynn baby
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
4000 people with over 1600 of them being kids - not my type of vacation. Rooms were kept clean - never told we would be charged $13 for a bottle of water that was in the room (thought we had unlimited water?). We were on 8th floor ... Read more
deedee0821
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I've been on four NCL cruises. They were on smaller ships. I chose this particular cruise ship because I was excited to try one of their larger ships. However, to my dismay the service and warmth I felt on their large ship was night and ... Read more
pjyule
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our 2nd Breakaway Spring Break Cruise with our teens (14 & 16). We sailed last year around this time as well. Both times were wonderful... Highlights this time around... Getting on the ship and getting off were much ... Read more
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tinamohr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We choose this cruise as it sails out of NYC and saves us airfare as we live in NYS. It was fun because we were with family and friends with no time restraints. Food and drink and sun were plentiful. Our only concern was the lack of ... Read more
gsummer001
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Highly disappointing. The kids club for ages 10-12 is a bar set off the casino. Yes, a literal bar. During the day, the Bliss Ultra Lounge is converted to a kids club. I use converted in the loosest sense of the word. Fencing is put ... Read more
CCHETT
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We booked the breakaway to celebrate my son's birthday and we had seven cabins in total. for the price we paid we received very little. Lets start with the cabin We all paid more for balconies and all were filthy and the glass was so ... Read more
4Hummingbirds
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My husband and I traveled with our seventeen year old daughter for spring break and very much enjoyed the excellent restaurants and service. Our beautifully appointed and very clean accommodation was in The Haven (AFT) and a wonderful ... Read more
hilarymax
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our very first cruise and we could not be any happier. The ship is huge and was filled to capacity but we always got to do what we wanted or found space. I will say the only place we felt crowded was at the Buffet. Hard to get a ... Read more
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ericka1210
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Food is mediocre, hard to find regular hot breakfast food(pancakes, french toast without raisins) Desserts weren't that great. Food selection was okay. I was annoyed with the constant need to make reservations for shows, lines made ... Read more
DanEm123
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Pros: the food as good, at all locations. We went to the buffet a lot because there are so many options for the kids, and all the food we tried tasted good and the variety was great. No wow factor, but food was abundant. The specialty ... Read more
Jay19426
Member Since 2012
1 review
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I was off for a week for Spring Break and wanted to get away. As a teacher I also wanted to avoid kids as much as possible. Surprisingly, I was able to accomplish this easily onboard the Breakaway. There are plenty of adult only areas ... Read more
mrtexas2000
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a Spring Break Cruise on the Breakaway with our three kids (ages 9, 15, and 17). This was our first cruise on NCL and first out of NYC: - Embarkation was mediocre. Positives: The Pier is easily accessible from ... Read more
donnajoedoc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
I chose this cruise because it leaves out of New York, I live near Philadelphia. This ship has all the amenities that other cruises have, but I really liked the Freestyle aspect of dining. My teens did not take advantage of the teen ... Read more
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sneezernet
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have to say i was very impressed with NCL's Breakaway. I've read a lot of negative reviews but my family and I (husband, 2 boys; ages 9 and 11, my husband's aunt and uncle) had a great time on this cruise. I'm comparing this to the ... Read more
wiredmommy
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose Norwegian because we wanted to go on a cruise with more of an adult atmosphere and better service than a "party cruise" like Carnival, so our expectations were high. The crew seemed to run the gamut from very experienced ... Read more
kelbry
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
11 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Had a fabulous cruise on the Gem out of NYC for 10 days to the Caribbean and surprisingly I have only ONE complaint for the entire ten days! The food in the Magenta dinning room was horrible. The food was inedible! The service was ... Read more
Plankman
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
The 10 Day Eastern Caribbean itinerary on April 8 was fantastic. I aligned perfectly with the children's spring break. I am giving this cruise a 5 star overall rating. There was plenty to do on the ship. I typically stay in mini ... Read more
Dsmith9019
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose the Norwegian Gem because: 1 - the cruise fit the exact dates of Spring Break and 2 - It was leaving from New York, so I didn't have to worry about air fare to Florida. Never having cruised the Norwegian Cruise Line ... Read more
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nycfa
Member Since 2012
1 review
471 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We booked this 10 day cruise over my kid's Spring Break from school. It was myself, my husband (late 40's) and two daughters (15 & 12). We are seasoned cruisers with this being cruise 11 for myself and husband and cruise 5 for the ... Read more
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hababha
Member Since 2014
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I decide to go on this cruise after having travelled on Breakaway before and enjoying every minute of our previous cruise. We were also very happy when we received word that NCL had accepted our upgrade bid from a balcony ... Read more
Venda
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Cruises out of NY, been on it several times so meets comfort level of being familiar. Food aways cold never hot. Speciality resturants good. Taste and Savor NEVER CHANGE there menu the whole cruise....seriously! Same tv shows as cruise I ... Read more
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Odanhammer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My parents retired last year and took my wife, son and I on this cruise. Took a flight to JFK where Norwegian doesn't have any transport too... which is a shame but took the longest private van to the docks ever. Almost missed the ship ... Read more
Jcounsellor
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This is the second time I have been on this ship and my 25th cruise. I have cruised Holland, Norwegian, Disney, Celebrity, Princess and Royal. The last time we sailed Breakaway we did the Bermuda itinerary which I prefer for this ship. The ... Read more
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