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Prickett2312
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
The destinations appealed to us. The dates were important and I did a lot of research before going, and this particular cruise ticked off all the boxes. Fine dining was superb. Cabin was a good size and comfy bed. I would recommend drinks ... Read more
RI Sailor
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it left from NY City so we did not have to fly. The length of 14 days and itinerary were also attractive. We had previously cruised on the Gem for a 10 day trip and really enjoyed that. When we got on we were ... Read more
Argyll1
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had always wanted to do the Caribbean so we went for this one and this was also our 4 cruise but biggest ship as we had travelled with PO,MSC twice .Stayed in NY for one night then got a transfer to the port,10 mins.The ship was ... Read more
daveque
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
If it is convenient for you to sail out of NYC, you don't mind a few sea days on both ends of the cruise in the North Atlantic, and you would like to visit 8 Caribbean Islands on one cruise - this is it. NCL has made this a very ... Read more
brightbluegremlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a warm getaway from the Canadian winter season. It was a great alternative to cruise out of NY. Only the first day was cool and then it warmed up, but there were many on board activities to keep you amused and ... Read more
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chelseaguy
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
141 forum posts
4 helpful votes
14 days from NYC to a warm climate in January. Past Breakaway experiences have been worse than on Jewel or Gem. Hoped they would have been improved. Embarkation was disappointing. We were directed a priority embarkation station. ... Read more
Annepettit
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We picked this cruise because of its interesting itinerary (not so many go to places like Dominica, one of the last "natural" ports of call in the Caribbean - no Diamonds International anywhere!). Our cruise companions like ... Read more
GoodyGotIt
Member Since 2017
1 review
My entire family became ill and returned to the states with sinus and chest colds-Yes we all "Washy-Washy" prior to each meal. There were not enough activities to offset the numerous days at sea. They had the audacity to have an ... Read more
speedykitty
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my first cruise... a very generous gift from my BFF. We booked a balcony and now I know why she will never sail without one! Our cabin was spotless and our room steward Jobi was very attentive. The dining was outstanding, we did ... Read more
Travelartist16
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We live within 40 minutes of the Westside piers and decided to take a cruise from Manhattan. We had been on the NCL Pearl in Alaska with our whole family two years before and had a wonderful time. Even though we felt the staterooms on the ... Read more
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dell
Member Since 2002
1 review
531 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
The ship going from NYC to the Caribbean was very rocky. Leaving from San Juan to St. Thomas everyone in our cabin didn't fall asleep until 4 AM. We were too exhausted to go on our scheduled shore excursion in St. Thomas. Halfway ... Read more
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rds2
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was a very good cruise overall. THE GEM: The ship has several basic design flaws that can’t be remedied. First, although there are two pools they are next to each other. Poolside chairs are hard to come by, and there was ... Read more
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1WorldExplorer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our honeymoon cruise was amazing! Knowing how many people are on this ship, I was concerned about the crowds. NCL has done an amazing job of managing this, however. The Breakaway is broken into small pockets of action throughout the ... Read more
ByeByeBirdie
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I have been on 40 previous cruises, only one on Norwegian about 10 years ago. We chose the Breakaway because it left out of NY and we didn't want to have to fly in the wintertime. We were pleasantly surprised by the ... Read more
Cruising...our happy place
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
106 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After a busy holiday season for us, we decided to sign up at the last month. We received some great amenities: free calls home from the stateroom, free photo package, free internet and a casino benefit -- all were worth it. We also ... Read more
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Platinum cruise muse
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Thirteen Day Cruise out of NY to Caribbean & West Indies - Leaving out of New York 1/2/17 Well, the ship plotted its course, and we sailed 13 glorious days out of New York, to the West Indies and back. As dawn broke, I gazed out ... Read more
Funeral Director
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
59 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We spent the day before the cruise walking around Manhattan, a moving visit to the Ground Zero memorial, the excitement of watching the comings and goings at Trump Tower, watching the ice skaters in Rockafeller Center and Saturday Night ... Read more
dancezee
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 32nd cruise and only my 5th with NCL. There were more wood dance floors than most ships. Three choices of main dining rooms, and many specialty restaurants. Entertainment was great. Burn the Floor was better than Dancing With ... Read more
Susanr50
Member Since 2002
1 review
25 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
wanted to try Breakaway. Liked length of cruise and that it left from NYC. We were disappointed. Crew and service uneven. Courteous staff not always competent waitstaff. We have been on several other cruiselines and were disappointed with ... Read more
teryla
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Once I checked in at the terminal, EVERYTHING went smoothly from the beginning of the cruise to the end. I tried to experience as much as I could and yet there was so much to do both on board and off. I appreciated the top notch ... Read more
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Bayliner Cruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise based on itinerary and overall value. The boat was nice and embarkation went smoothly in New York City. We purchased the ultimate beverage package, but that did not include water. NCL no longer allows you to bring ... Read more
Kathy Ballard
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Just returned last night from our 13 night cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. Overall we had a great experience. The cabins were clean, the service was good to excellent. The entertainment was awesome!!! Lets start with the food. It ... Read more
Whitnee1
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
808 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and also the cost. We booked a family O/V on deck 5 forward. The location of the cabin was perfect especially when we were in ports and it was centrally located to everything. My have sailed ... Read more
Lidia11
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
To begin with I need to say that we are (myself and my boyfriend) use to be fans of Norwegian and have a gold latitude members there. We been sail on Breakaway two years ago and it was fantastic, service, entertainment and overall we loved ... Read more
Size12Stilettos
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my trip. I was originally concerned that 13 nights would be just too long, especially with the 2 days at sea leaving out of NYC and the 3 days at sea returning, but it ended up being the perfect length of time. Here are a ... Read more
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