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jac394
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my second time on the Breakaway in less than a year. Once in August with my teenagers, this time with my boyfriend. My hope was that the ship wouldn't be as crowded as last August and figured that the end of spring break ... Read more
fourofakind
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
So this was my 3rd Norwegian cruise and I was expecting to have a great vacation with the kids just like the prior two...but NOT! Norwegian has made some terrible changes and this will be my last cruise with them. To start with- the ... Read more
kasius11
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
165 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I'm going to try and follow the review instructions since I think this is my first formal review. Background on me and the trip. Live and work in NY, NY and traveled with a niece for the 7 night Florida/Stirrup Cay/Nassau first of the ... Read more
cjseib
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise and we had a fun time! I just decided to write this review to point out a few pros and cons. This was our first cruise on a mega ship. I was thinking there would be long lines to contend with, especially ... Read more
Cruiser1978
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
72 forum posts
47 helpful votes
Review for NCL Breakaway, 4/24 – 5/1, 2016 Sailed on NCL for the fifth time, second on the Breakaway. Although it has many perks due to it's size, it is still the least favorite of the NCL ships I have sailed due to the set-up ... Read more

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1Gal2Islands
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise based on past experience on Norwegian Breakaway. Arrival was poorly organized. Boarding delayed 1 hour past published start time, and the terminal was so crowded there was no place to sit ... passengers stood shoulder ... Read more
Yankeedog
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
19 helpful votes
For the Kids: This cruise has a lot to offer children & young teens. I have a 15 year old and she enjoyed the ropes course, water slides, and the Rock of Ages show. She did not go to the teen program at all so I can't comment on ... Read more
first-time-cruiser42416
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Where do I even begin. First this was my first cruise and I did here so many great overall things about it. Due to it was my first cruise i don't have any other ships to compare it to. Everyone told me I will love it that's all I'm ... Read more
GONEGRIL
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We're first time cruisers (probably one and done), and these are my impressions of our time on the Breakaway…. Embarkation - Truly a nightmare. We embarked from NYC, and from the cabbie trying to get to the drop off area through ... Read more
vwoodburne
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
This was family vacation, 4 adults aged from 25 - 75, and we wanted to try a cruise with NCL as we have sailed with RCCL and Princess. We only had two negative items, the first being the transfer from the airport (la guardia)to the ... Read more

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anotterchaos
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had an outstanding experience on our first cruise. Any negatives were the results of fellow cruisers, not Norwegian. Packs of teens & preteens should be supervised. Enough said. Reason for this particular cruise was traveling ... Read more
leeb331
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
502 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We left out of NYC which was good for us but the lines to check in where terrible. They combined Haven with CAS which meant quite a few people on the line It took over 30 minutes to check in and we were there at 10:30am. Finally on the ... Read more
Jmustang67
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
What can I say the Haven is a ship within a ship. Service, food, extras all excellent and was more than my wife and I expected. Embarkation seamless on ship and in our cabin in less than 45 minutes. We were in cabin 15102 H4 2 bedroom ... Read more
2NattyFans
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
72 forum posts
6 helpful votes
“Hey, let’s take our next vacation in a high school hallway.” “Sounds good, but can there also be small children running around and wandering about with no supervision whatsoever? I’d hate to have one moment ... Read more
DiamondLounge
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I chose this cruise primarily for the ports of call. This cruise ship carried too many people (for its size) and was not very well managed/organized. Reservations were required for every event and sit down dinner. ... Read more

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dazey
Member Since 2006
1 review
153 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My first Norwegian cruise(always Celebrity) so was concerned about food, cabin, crowds, etc. We took our children and grandchildren so wanted a "fun" ship. 1. Even though the ship was full the crowds were really not bad at ... Read more
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Wendy_1970
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We choose the NCL Breakaway for the itinerary and departure port of New York. Our son has dreamed about visiting the Atlantis waterpark and what better way to experience this than by cruising to the destination. Our time slot for ... Read more
themmm1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I am a frequent cruiser &have platinum status with carnival.Recently I have been cruisingwith Norwegian with my last 2 being on the breakaway. Both lines are good &have their pros&cons. In fairness I am only comparing ... Read more
bvjohn2@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We went on the Breakaway with friends for a cruise to the Bahamas. While we have already been to the destinations(which are so so) on previous cruises we decide to go again because we like the Breakaway. We like the freestyle dining in ... Read more
laritt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was a smooth sailing cruise. It's a great ship with wonderful amenities. The shows were top-notch. We saw as many as we could and ate at many of the restaurants. The food had such flavor and free style eating is the way to go. No ... Read more

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ScottandHaley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Well, after deciding to take our first vacation by ourselves (without the kids), my wife and I started looking into either a Cruise, or an All-inclusive resort. We booked pretty last minute, so after finding out we needed to spend nearly ... Read more
O'Rileydough
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Great trip made even better by joining Cruise Critic's roll call and meeting great people at the beginning of a 10 day trip. We were fortunate enough to share our memories with new life long friends. We have been on many NCL cruises as ... Read more
John and Anne
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We cruised from New York to the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Martin and Tortola) on the 11th April 2016 (10 days) Our first thoughts were that we might get caught up in the New York School Easter Holiday period and have too ... Read more
jo335wms
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had never been to New York so combined this cruise with a 4 night stay there. We visited Empire State Building, Times Square, Radio City, Roccafella Centre and Ground Zero.Although we have been to two of the Caribbean islands before St ... Read more
JoseyP
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
293 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I picked this cruise because it was leaving when I wanted from NYC. I booked at the last minute, the day before. Yes, you can still do that if there are cabins left. I also booked because they were not charging too much extra for a ... Read more

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