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michee1
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We wanted something for the whole family. We were traveling with a large group. My review is only based on my experience alone and not other family members.This review will be long, but I am going to cover mostly all aspects of my trip. ... Read more
nymindy1113
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have been cruising exclusively on NCL for about 17 years, Latitudes Platinum status. For the first time in over 20 cruises, I was disappointed. It was my first time on the Breakaway and it felt like all they cared about was money, ... Read more
kimcol47
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have given Norwegian Cruise Line several tries. Our first experience was with the Gem, we felt it was dirty and run down. Chefs and waiters were rude. The employees seemed to hate their jobs. The second time we heard the Gem had some ... Read more
Hazelnutcns
Member Since 2007
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second time cruising with NCL. Our first cruise was on the Spirit many years ago (NY - Cape Canaveral - Nassau - Great Stirrup Cay). We had an amazing time on that cruise and knew if we were to cruise again, it would be with ... Read more
Pilot Fish
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
16 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are confirmed Celebrity and Royal Carribean cruisers. We have gone on 15 cruises. I booked the cruise because of 2 grand children and the conversion rate of Marriott Destination Points into NCL. We took the cruise concerned with the ... Read more
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DViola
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
My husband and I (50's) traveled with three other couples. I gave my rating of 5 because we had no issues from start to finish. We chose the Breakaway for ease of leaving from NYC. We hired Lindsey Limousine (CT) to drive us to and from ... Read more
curl88
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I took my family on the Breakaway in 2013 to the Bahamas, that time was absolutely fabulous, I can honestly say it was as close to perfect as you can get. Because it was so great, I invited my extended family and friends to join me this ... Read more
Karl0321
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we are frequent NCL cruisers and we like the convenience of leaving from NYC. We live in CT so it is an easy train ride into Grand Central and a mile long taxi ride to the pier. This was our first time on ... Read more
Emilia Gromkoski
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We have heard many great things about this cruise line from family members and friends so we decided to make it our next vacation being that we have only been on one other cruise before this. Overall, the experience that I had on this ship ... Read more
Breezymom
Member Since 2006
1 review
40 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our first time on the Breakaway was the inaugural sailing in 2013. It was pretty good back then and it still pretty good. The ship is still in beautiful condition, we found all the MDRs well maintained, food adequate, service mostly good. ... Read more
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krs10s
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Ok, where to begin. First off, if sailing out of NYC- get there early if you want to park at the port- there are plenty of parking garages in the area, but the convenience of parking at the port is worth the extra $$. We saw people ... Read more
Kiki713
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Loved that we were able to cruise out of Manhattan and did not have to fly to the cruise port. Leaving out of NYC on a beautiful summer afternoon with the skyline in the background and passing by Lady Liberty was an awesome experience. ... Read more
Dis
Member Since 2010
1 review
58 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the port of call was Bermuda. I had been to Bermuda many years earlier and was anxious to return. The island was fantastic, just as I remembered. Beautiful, safe and friendly. The entertainment was very good ... Read more
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Travelfun54
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
After many cruises on regular sized ships, we wanted to try a big ship. There was a lot to do and the layout was nice in that you didn't have to walk so far. Everything was concentrated on 3 floors mid ship which made getting around ... Read more
bozi2324
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We took the Scandinavia and Russia NCL Breakaway cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark on 9th July 2017. We signed up for the BX Balcony Cabin (which said that BX Room may have a possibility of blocked view from our balcony, such as from the ... Read more
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Cathydig
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I chose this cruise because it was freestyle! I like to stay late on the beaches but other members of my group prefer to eat dinner early. So some nights we ate early and other nights we ate late. I did not care for the mdr menus. And nor ... Read more
tw12
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
my teen daughter and i went on this cruise together. we chose this cruise b/c the family of another teen she met on a NCL cruise 2 years ago was on this ship at the same time. my daughter spent most of the boat time with the teen friends ... Read more
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hotkey
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
It is obviouos Norwegian is cutting corners to save money and they are losing their attention to detail as a resullt, The cabin never had a floor mat. As a result, I slipped once when I stepped out of the shower. The room never had a ... Read more
Chrisdrew1
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I originally booked this cruise with Expedia, the fare was much cheaper on Expedia than on NCL. I booked a triple and was told by Expedia it was the last triple room available. After I booked the trip a few hours later the fare dropped ... Read more
mashmish
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We Chose to go on Breakaway to avoid a flight. It was very convenient. Big ship with Too many people. No problems. Things could be much better. Small rooms no pampering whatsoever. Small pool very Crowded. 3 star meals maybe a 4 in ... Read more
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SS63
Member Since 2017
1 review
Was very disappointed from the moment we came on the ship. Room was not as advertised and when we went to front desk to complain they couldn't have cared less. I know the ship was booked but no one even said I'm sorry you're upset; just ... Read more
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Jude3431
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have cruised RC and Princess and always had a WOW factor with the meals and the high level of service, but the expectations for NCL were much higher than what was delivered. We chose the NCL Breakaway because it looked like a fun ship ... Read more
psny1962
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
When we arrived at the NYC pier, they take your luggage at the curb and load it on luggage carts. This system seemed un-secure as there were hundreds of taxis and people all over the place and the bags were not being watched at all times. ... Read more
darweenie
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
My parents took the family on this cruise. My mother is handicap using a wheelchair. The staff goes beyond any expectations. They are all so accommodating. So much to do - never bored. Had Night time parties on the open deck- 70s, 80s ... Read more
kenkeller48
Member Since 2009
1 review
21 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Based on a comparison with a Norwegian cruise taken 18 months ago, this cruise fell short significantly in terms of food variety and quality. Specifically, no shrimp cocktails available at dinner, no lobster night, no smoked salmon at ... Read more
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