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Tydnew
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I just returned from a week on the Norwegian Breakaway (7 days to Bahamas from NYC). We've traveled to all-inclusive resorts or to time share units in the past, but were 1st time cruisers. I think we're hooked! Our ... Read more
adelafe
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
When I decided to go on the Norwegian Breakaway I figured it was a no brainer... It left from New York City, so I did not have to fly to get to the cruise. A major convenience, especially since what I really wanted was a "break". ... Read more
UPSET WITH BREAKAWAY
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Me my family of 4 along with my brother chose this cruise for we had such a good time on a 10 day gem cruise last year. This time we were disappointed- first let me tell you cruise critics hit a bullseye with the complaints of smoke. On ... Read more
LTal
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a trip for the DH and myself. I knew full well that there would be many children on board. In spite of the capacity of the ship, I did not feel as if we were all on top of each other. Embarkation was smooth and for disembarkation, ... Read more
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Burrata
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Traveled with husband during MA school vacation week (I am a teacher) Husband's second cruise, my first. Cruise Critic was a very helpful resource for planning our trip. Picked this cruise because of departure from NYC. Husband and I ... Read more
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bdflight74a
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
I travel NCL about 90% of my cruising and have travelled 24 times now with them, my 4th Breakaway trip. Cabin stewards are great, balcony cabin is on the small side but clean and very good, breakfast and lunch buffets are very good, dinner ... Read more
MKKsr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We wanted to avoid the airport experience so we chose the Breakaway because it was only a cab ride away from home. Because we were Latitude members we had a special line. 15 minutes after arrival at the pier we were on our way up the ... Read more
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imlit
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The slogan should be renamed to reservation style. This was a school mid winter break trip, so it was a full ship. I was previously on the Norwegian Dawn in 2006. Lots of improvements compared to that trip. I had a hard time getting ... Read more
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Maria from NY
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We reserved a mini suite and it was a good size room with a balcony, read about the noise complaint, but it was not bad. View was nice from the balcony. Food was very good whether you went to the dining room or the specialty restaurants. ... Read more
Aloura Sky
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have taken 23 cruises to date 14 on NCL. The 9 other cruises have been on 4 other lines. I prefer NCL for many reasons and always book a balcony. Last November we went on the Escape out of Miami, where you get to the Islands faster and ... Read more
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jheron
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I've been on NCL many times, and this was our second experience with Breakaway. It's a very nice ship. The specialty restaurants are great, expecially The Bistro and Cagney's. Of the non-fee restaurants, we really liked the Shanghai ... Read more
kamsking
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise as former NCL cruisers, and were thrilled with the Family Mini-Suite Balcony cabin we selected (cabin 9204). It was on the port side, so when heading south we were blessed with sunrise and sunny mornings... and ... Read more
mytimeaway
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
We really enjoyed this cruise. It was a great break from winter in New Jersey. The food was great. It fell short on activities while you were on board. Not enough to do. The entertainment was the same. We have been on this cruise ship ... Read more
luvmyamstaff
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed February 2017
Had a good time. Convenient port for New Yorkers. Food was much better than previous cruise on this ship. There were more buffets in various restaurants which was nice. Negative: Casino area smells from smoke. It's truly disgusting ... Read more
LCFtravels
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise. We are accustomed to high end all inclusive vacations. This cruise we found catered to large families and party type travelers. The dress restrictions were not upheld. The overall feel of the cruise was very ... Read more
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wareick
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Whenever I cruise, it's hard to separate my opinion of the Ship itself from my enjoyment of the Cruise as a whole. When you're traveling with a large family (DW and me, 5 kids from 8 yrs - 18 yrs), there are many factors that influence ... Read more
kellyjo72
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We made the most out of this cruise. My son had a ball just running around. He is 12 and will be 13 next month. They wouldn't let him bump up to the teen room (Royal Caribbean allowed him to) so he never did any of the kids programs. He ... Read more
vinnylemonice
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Norwegian has declined in quality and passenger service. I would not go back on this ship ever. Common amenities to which I have become accustomed on other lines are totally missing or available for an outrageous price on the ... Read more
Coach27
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
10 of us took this Cruise out of N.Y. No Flying involved. Also had 3 older people with us. Parking with a coupon was $ 300 a car. Check for coupons . Parked right at the ship. 9 am exactly. Use google GPS to get to the ship . Pretty ... Read more
PattiT
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
So sad when it all had to end. We enjoyed so much great food and delicious drinks! Sint Maarten was our favorite port. We are considering coming back for a weeks vacation there. Our cabin steward Edwin was fantastic, he kept my ice bucket ... Read more
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Bilbo2
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
This cruise was part of a package which included 3 nights at Niagara Falls and 3 nights in New York. This was a special trip to mark our Golden Wedding anniversary. The whole trip turned out to be absolutely marvelous and the icing on the ... Read more
kathyrobins1025
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
It fell in line date-wise with our cruise on the Epic that returned on 2/11/17. PLUSES: FOOD: Excellent all around. CREW: Excellent (A+) except for our steward shown below in our MINUS section CABIN: Our balcony stateroom was ... Read more
db27
Member Since 2009
1 review
47 forum posts
This was my 8th cruise, first on NCL. The Good: Love freestyle dining, that is a huge win. Will totally go on NCL for that alone. This ship was a beauty, my stateroom and balcony was lovely. Outside areas were great, loved the quiet ... Read more
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ssww3051
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Great promotions run for 3/4 sailing and unlimited beverage package were a great deal. We booked this for a group on 13 people. Food was delish. Many options. Rooms extremely clean. The on and off of the ship was a hassle but, for the ... Read more
CruiseTodayPlease
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on Feb 12 with our two young boys (age 4 and 2). There were pros and cons about our trip and the cruise in general: 1. Ship: the ship itself is nice and has lots to do (pools, waterslides, hot tubs, trampoline jumper, ropes ... Read more
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