Norwegian New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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parhody02885@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first time on NCL Cruise line and it certainly won't be my last! The Cruise Director Alvin was amazing and I really thought he must have a twin because he was everywhere! The personality of Alvin and Zach the Assistant was ... Read more
jwnexus@earthlink.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Liked availability out of NYC my single biggest complaint was lip service from staff 9bar guys on pool deck good in dining they spoke English but really did not understand it well, just a lot of yea yea and then they did not provide ... Read more
nyf542
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 helpful votes
Wanted to go on the Breakaway, an epic ship. The special dinners looked inviting and the activities as well. This ship is quite big and inviting. I have been on others cruise lines as well as Norwegian before. I wanted to see if this ... Read more
Diane123boys
Member Since 2015
1 review
220 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We are a family of 5 with 3 older children, 21, 19 and 16 We had a 2 br Haven room on the 15th floor. Embarkation was a breeze as was Debarkation.(but this was Haven so not regular ) The ship is big but it never seemed :crazy: except ... Read more
Augustus007
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
People I work with told me it was a great ship to sail on. So I went on that. First off: this cruise has way too many people on board and less activities (such as late shows) for the price we paid. There is something in the range 4000 ... Read more

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jdand2rugrats
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Trip from NYC to Bermuda - Much too crowded, takes almost 3 days to arrive & half the time to return. Reservation systems sucks, dropped off everything we thought we had in the bag (restaurants, shows, etc., before boarding). Towels ... Read more
mitchk1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second time on the #NorwegianBreakaway from NYC to Bermuda (August 14-21 2016) and, I have to say, it was just as good as the first time. Top 5 reasons why I say it's a great cruise: 1. Freestyle cruising. All day food ... Read more
dobrien
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was an easy drive (less than 2 hours) to NYC as well as diverse activities that would meet everyone's needs/desires. The 1.5 hour wait in a long line to board the ship was very much indicative of what the ... Read more
HollyJaci
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have been on 14 cruises. We have been on Norwegian, Royal Carribean, Carnival, Disney and Celebrity. We had heard many nice things about the Norwegian Breakaway so we decided to try it. Our party consisted of 8 people aged 23 to 66. ... Read more
mitchk220
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was my first-ever cruise. We were on a family reunion with 13 people and seven rooms. To put it simply, I have become a cruiser for life. Embarkation was a nightmare. The process seemed to last for hours and it did. I have had ... Read more

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kunyve
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I had a great experience 12 years ago with Norwegian Dawn when it first came out and thought things would be the same this time, I was wrong. I received horrible customer service, I was away from my family members, my cabin was unclean ... Read more
hgeoffroy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose to go on a cruise last minute and we ended up on the Norwegian Gem. We embarked from the port in NYC and commuted there from CT. It was easy to find right off the Hudson parkway and we drove up and parked without any trouble. I ... Read more
newcruiser48
Member Since 2005
1 review
430 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I booked this cruise last minute with my sister just to get away for a bit. We drove 2 hours and parked at the terminal. It's surprisingly easy to do. We brought our luggage down to check it in..coming home we had a very nice porter take ... Read more
Murph3383
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our 4th cruise on Norwegian in the past year. The other 3 were on the Breakaway. The Gem is a smaller ship with nice amenities. The Cabin was small, the bathroom was unmanagable. Shower was fine but zero room to use the toilet. ... Read more
cruiseitnow
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
New crew with a lot of training needed. Ship itself nothing special with a nice mid sized ship feel. Food quality seems to keep going down. Hall and room phones often did not work. Cruise director and specialty coordinators not very good ... Read more

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Glo1127
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is my third cruise in fifteen years. Overall, it was good and I might do it again. The ship is well kept. The entertainment was good quality (but not great) and diverse for all age groups. The freestyle dining was a downer for me. The ... Read more
jimalyson1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Looking for a new vacation idea for our family this summer was harder than usual, as our two kids, aged 13 and 16, are more independent and want to go off and do things by themselves, while we still want some family time. We have never ... Read more
sydney3333
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Perhaps I have sailed Norwegian one too many times. The evening shows were stale for lack of a better term and the daily 'entertainment' was virtually nonexistent. The few events during the day that looked interesting had an additional fee ... Read more
Purehawk
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Too many hidden costs and not enough activities. I injured myself on the second day of the cruise on one of the cleaning karts due to the narrow corridors. It's also very difficult to meet people and all of the restaurants had the exact ... Read more
bigplanet747
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 helpful votes
Pros: Very clean ship Food was fantastic and endless! Excellent restaurants Ship run efficiently Fun rope course and water slides onboard Very good shows onboard - Rock of Ages was awesome! Three days in Bermuda ... Read more

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Barney in CT
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose the Breakaway after reading about the ship. It was great to be able to drive to the pier, park on the roof and take the elevator directly to the entrance. NCL did a great job of processing us aboard and our rooms were ready for ... Read more
cab514
Member Since 2000
1 review
13 helpful votes
Living in CT, I love sailing out of NYC. Hop on the train to Penn Station, get in a cab and before you know it, I'm at the Pier. Arrived at the pier around 10:30 - just when the last of the cruisers are getting off (tip - go up to the ... Read more
djmoskaluk@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our first time on the Breakaway very nice and very large ship take time to explore the first day. We embarked in NYC no issues. The new rule is no water carried on but you can bring a empty bottle and refill on ship for when you get off ... Read more
LUUSH
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
I was very disappointed with the NCL Breakaway cruise out of NY to Bermuda. My wife and I cruised NCL once before on a 3-Night getaway to the Bahamas. Our perception of the cruise was that it was an extended booze cruise. However, we ... Read more
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suzann461
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because we live in NJ.The embarkation was very smooth for us. we went through the lines smoothly but after being seated the place was packed to the gills with people on lines. Our cabin was very nice and clean. No ... Read more

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