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jmiller914
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise but we traveled with 4 friends all of which have cruised before. All 6 of us are in our 30's. Check in in NY was fine, no major issues, we parked at the port for $40 a night and walked with our luggage to check ... Read more
jblb1020
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise but first on Norwegian. I was not impressed and wouldn't sail with them again. We found the bar staff to be very rude, our room was never cleaned the first day morning or evening. Found a a dirty stained towel ... Read more
teacher_md
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
532 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Just back from a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway from 3/27-4/3. Here is some basic background information on us – we are a couple in our late 30s/early 40s from Washington, DC. We have cruised on many other lines including ... Read more
Tiggerwasere
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I arrived in New York on Easter Saturday before our cruise on this ship . Embarkation was very quick and we were in board by midday . First impressions were good , everywhere was clean , staff friendly and cabin ( mid ship ... Read more
Kiki2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is my second time on the Norwegian Breakaway. It is so convenient for me as I live in Manhattan and just have to head across town to board. This is a beautiful ship. They assign you a check in time to stagger the crowds checking in. ... Read more

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Mwychowski
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were very excited for our trip, but unfortunately it was not the trip we hoped for. This was mainly due to the weather, so we had a lot of time on the ship. We were traveling with 2 teenage girls. There are many positives about ... Read more
harrislevinson@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
We have done over a dozen cruises and loved this one so much we booked another cruise on the Breakaway even before we got back home. Check-in: Took about an hour which is very realistic for a ship with so many people on it. Getting to ... Read more
jadedlady
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is the second time that we've celebrated our anniversary aboard the Gem, sailing both before and after its recent renovation. I wasn't that thrilled. The new décor in the public spaces is rather subdued. The wild upholstered ... Read more
MotorcitymanDetroit
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
As the leader (financer) of a family of 7, we had four 5 star votes and three 4 star votes for the cruise. Obviously we all thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. Embarkation was delayed until 2:30 pm because of the well-documented issue on the ... Read more
skipperanne
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
133 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Norwegian Gem March 12-22,1016. The cruise was way over crowded. We were told that there were 3,000 passengers on the ship, and 1/3 of them were teens. If you look up the stats on the Gem it claims it's capacity is 2400. It ... Read more

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kfarle
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Embarkation was slow (there was an outbreak on the prior sailing so we had to wait as the ship was sanitized) This could not be helped and we were glad that the crew were thorough. The outbreak is evidence of why it is SO IMPORTANT to let ... Read more
TheBearAK
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Terminal - Because of a illness on the previous cruise, the ship had to be “sanitized” before we could board. This is a good thing, however, their version of sanitize and mine are two different things evidently. Anyway, the ... Read more
vonseggern
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our boarding was delayed for several hours because the previous cruise had exceeded the number of sick on board allowed by regulations. Staff disinfected and cleaned while we were crammed into the boarding area until it reached maximum ... Read more
donnalynn279
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
I read a lot of these reviews before my trip, and I was overwhelmed with negativity, so I wanted to post an honest review about my experience on the Gem. I'm not a super experienced cruiser, but I have been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean ... Read more
deacon16
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Been on over 80 cruises, 10 with NCL. Was the worse cruise of any we have taken. If this had been our first, we would never sail again! Second day at sea, the virus broke out, meaning the ship had not been properly cleaned. The follow-up ... Read more

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trit159
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. Two adults, two teenagers and two other couples. We had adjoining balcony cabins for us and the kids. Here are our random thoughts about the experience: Embarkation was smooth and easy. Seas were very ... Read more
jeromepineau
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My first ever cruise and last one ever at least on this company. Very underwhelming experience from food quality to staff friendliness. Lack of attention to detail, overcrowding, and poor to lackluster service depending on where you're at ... Read more
Lawguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
38 helpful votes
First off I hate long reviews, but this one has to be; and it will be well worth your time if considering this cruise..........I am in my early 40's and this was my second cruise in my life s I was kind f hyped to go on this cruise. I ... Read more
BIG POOCH
Member Since 2015
1 review
50 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We were very disappointed not to go to great stirrup, we were looking forward to it big time. I'm beginning to think there is something going on with norwegian and skipping gsc, and these "medical" emergencies that make them go ... Read more
cirillo5@frontiernet.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise. It was not good. The ship was very crowded and most activities were either cancelled or booked. Many months before the cruise I booked shows only to find out my bookings were changed when I arrived on the ship. ... Read more

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pearl61
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Returned today from a cruise to the Bahamas. Embarkation was very smooth. First off the ship is beautiful! We had mid ship balcony cabin and it was perfect. We sailed with multi generations and everyone enjoyed themselves. This was my ... Read more
Pipercopper
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
6th cruise. Family of 5 with 3 junior teens. 1st time Norwegian. Turn offs were: - nickel dime for lots of extras we did not expect and some badgering with photographers and the like in the shopping area. Ship packed full, and felt ... Read more
Kterrytown
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just got back from a one week cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. It was amazing! The weather was great. NCL private island Great Stirrup Cay was so beautiful! The staff is so nice. Food is great. I saw 2 shows, Burn The Floor was very ... Read more
tguy86
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
All of the staff on NCL Breakaway created a wonderful cruise experience that touched our hearts! From the captain, hotel director and secretary, Cruise Next manager to restaurant staff( chefs and waiters) and room stewards each was very ... Read more
griffinb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I was a first-time cruiser, but two others in our party were seasoned. There was a good blend of people on the ship; older, younger, families, couples, etc. We made friends with just about every type of person, and especially with the ... Read more

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