Norwegian New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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Nedtedbed
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We cruised on the Norwegian breakaway. Despite the over crowded ship and people running you over when walking around, we were making the best of it and having a fine time UNTIL we came to relize that our son was getting bit by bed bugs!!!! ... Read more
Tray1Tray
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Embarkation We had a check in time between 9:30 and 10:00 am. We arrived at the terminal at 9:20 and there were at least 150 people ahead of us, security was not opened yet, but it opened at 9:30 and we passed through very quickly (15 ... Read more
DEUCESRWILD777
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
SO HERE WE GO !!!!! our 6th cruise with NCL they just get better all the time ---- Haven suites are the only way to travel-- Note this was a mid summer cruise so there are a host of rug rats all over the ship Pretty much controlled ... Read more
scottsusan
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 helpful votes
We just returned from the Norwegian Breakaway 7 day cruise to Bermuda. This ship is huge and the biggest ship we have been on. I chose this cruise specifically for the ship as my children (ages 12, 15, 18, 19) wanted to go on a cruise ... Read more
jcmayer1
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
I have been on cruises to Bermuda several times (also several to Canada, and Alaska), this was my first experience with Norwegian. I was very unpleasantly surprised. The staff win the award for most unfriendly and unhelpful. The do ... Read more

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royaaalll
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
We went on this cruise for a wedding / honeymoon for my best friend. I have cruised before, but never with Norwegian. After this experience I will NEVER go on another Norwegian cruise ship again! The ship & room was mediocre at ... Read more
Bklynite
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
First cruise, mixed review. Staying in the Haven was a most amazing experience. The butler was on the spot as was most of the staff. The room was also great. The specialty restaurants were pretty good for the most part, though the ... Read more
thecruisinmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
I am a middle age,middle income, single mom living in Manhattan. No need to explore the departure city. I brought my 15 yr old daughter and her best friend and I rarely saw them on the ship. This was my first cruise and I was worried ... Read more
lizcreek
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went on this cruise because it was convenient and a relative wanted to go. I've cruised on five lines about 20-30 times total. Norwegian has never been more than mediocre, but in the past was at least worth the cost. No longer, they've ... Read more
Garymgbje
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Nearly everything about this cruise was outstanding. The Gem was the perfect size for a ship. Having been on the Breakaway with it's severe overcrowded public areas, the Gem is, by far, the more mellow and relaxing ship. Staying in the ... Read more

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Mari2569
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This is my fifth cruise, first with NCL. I was looking forward to an amazing, classy cruise. I was very disappointed to say the least. My mother who is almost 80 came along for the ride as well as my 7 year old and 15 year old and my ... Read more
BrianHickey
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We cruised on the Gem last week (July 30th-Aug. 6th) and I must say it was nothing short of fantastic. Food, Staff, Casino, Room, Ports, Entertainment...all we're first class. Our cabin Steward in particular was great. I love the ... Read more
sunluva7
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
2,150 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was an annual summer vacation for me my husband. Between the two of us, we've done over a dozen cruises, on Princess, Celebrity, Norwegian, Disney and Carnival, to Caribbean, Alaska and Europe. This year, we chose an easy, ... Read more
ckay1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
I want to start off by saying I am NCL silver level Latitude Rewards member. I've sailed out of Miami on NCL several times (see other reviews for Epic and Sky). So this is not a knock on NCL overall but this cruise wasn't for me or my ... Read more
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silverc243
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
438 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I'm platinum level on NCL so I try to do most of my cruising with them. This was another excellent cruise on the NCL Breakaway to Bermuda. Embarkation was a little crazy because the ship was late arriving, so embarkation was delayed until ... Read more

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tatanka49
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
71 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is the third time on the Breakaway and my fourth time to Bermuda. I have been on 13 cruises with seven of them on NCL. I like NCL even with their problems. This trip was different though. I had a major medical emergency last ... Read more
cadteacher
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
12 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our sixth NCL cruise. Nineteenth cruise over all. We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Bermuda. NYC is a doable drive from our home. It's about three hours. The NCL website direction did not include info about how ... Read more
cgkoch
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
16 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Just returned from a 7-day Breakaway cruise to Bermuda. It was our second time on the Breakaway, and 3rd to Bermuda, so we were really just cruising to relax and get away. In fact, we only got off the ship one day, and then for less than ... Read more
wm2288
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Great cruise line, incredible onboard shows to choose from each day. Ship is comfortable and clean, often witnessed staff cleaning stairs, rails, rest rooms and always friendly. Cabin Stewart was incredible and room always spotless, and ... Read more
thistimeplease
Member Since 2011
1 review
228 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I have only cruised twice but found the Breakaway to be a ship that I would definitely cruise again. We are a husband and wife in our 50's and are a moderately active couple. We came on this cruise with 6 others. We have only sailed NCL ... Read more

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BUDDYBEAR
Member Since 2008
1 review
176 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Wow Wow Wow I have to give this ship 5 stars. Left out of manhattan on July 24th Got to the pier at 12:30 The line was moving Remember 4,000 people bording so I thought it went great. Our room was 12104 Right under the bridge It was a walk ... Read more
chisox021
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
54 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I hate to start out being negative, but I feel I have too..... The only awful thing about this cruise was the first night. We had a BX room, 9166 and about 3:00am on the first night, our neighbor's decided to come back to their room ... Read more
neiljcurran@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Only back from this cruise and it was FANTASTIC. I have previously travelled Norwegian before. If you like to do everything at the time you want, socialising with who you want and wearing what you want (within reason, Except for La Bistro, ... Read more
Karl0321
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
This was our 3rd year in a row on the same boat with the same destinations (Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau). We chose the cruise primarily because we like the convenience of leaving and returning to NYC and we like the Gem. ... Read more
Gunner71
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Celebrated parents' 50th with group of 18. Overall, a very good experience. Arvell bartends at O'Sheehan's: the best!! Second City show is a must; great cast. Food is plentiful and constant; you WILL eat a lot. Unlimited beverage ... Read more

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