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Balloonr
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My first experience with one of the larger ships was good but it felt like a floating city therefore it's hard to get to know your crew and fellow cruisers very well. I booked last minute and was traveling solo. Even though I booked last ... Read more
Nicjon63
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first NCL cruise after multiple Royal cruises. Embarkation was smooth and quick. We were onboard by 11:15AM and were directed to the Garden Cafe for lunch, which did not open until noon. By that time, the crowds were ... Read more
mimb1
Member Since 2009
1 review
138 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are just off BA and had an awesome cruise. The ships pool and deck are over- crowded for sure. We were a group of 11 (ages 54 to 20) and made a standing reservation for 7:30 each night in the Manhattan room and were seated promptly. The ... Read more
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Mimi1001
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I chose the Breakaway beacause it sailed out of NYC and Royal Caribbean was not offering a cruise long enough for the week I Needed. I live in CT and have sailed out of Bayonne on Royal Caribbean on the "Explorer" two times. I ... Read more
queennaomi
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
last minute, close to home, Read many reviews and had low expectations. Most of the complaints are true; slow service, very crowded deck and buffet area, tiny pool, most of the deck is taken up with slides, ropes course, rock climbing, ... Read more
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debbieplatt24
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I think it's really important to share information, but understandably everyone can rate things different depending on personal preferences, so I try and be as objective as possible. I started my cruise a bit disappointed in comparison to ... Read more
badgerlaw2000
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
We traveled as a family of 4, 2 kids ages 5 and 8 years old. We are not frequent cruisers but have cruised on NCL 3 times and Disney one time. Embarkation was very smooth. We got put into the Haven Line and was expedited thru the ... Read more
jreynol5
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 helpful votes
Very crowded common area, very small adult pool area, very large kids area, food was marginal at best, ship services were very slow, restaurant quality is not very good. Very low budget services in my opinion. Extra charges appear ... Read more
arubabird
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Cruised with another couple who had never left from the NY port. Very easy to get to the cruise port in NY though, expensive to park for the week. Boarding procedures went smoothly (after I located my Passport) Leaving out of the harbor is ... Read more
Mayanxt3
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
this was our second cruise, we chose to leave outta NY, as we don't care to fly then cruise. checking in was easy, room was fine, the ship was Enormous!!! we just couldn't do it all!!! the Food variety, availably and taste was good, ... Read more
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Delaware Cruise Fan
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our group was 8 total ranging in ages from 16 to 53. Chose this cruise because Bermuda was our destination and we could easily drive to the NYC pier. Parking easy and short walk to ship. Cost $280 for 7 nights. Onboard and eating lunch ... Read more
joanthompson
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Though a gold latitudes member it was not i, but my sister, who chose ncl for a family cruise. We were neither offered, nor received, any aarp or ny resident discount for this sailing though we did qualify for both. We paid (almost book ... Read more
Mtulinski
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
To sum it up: *The call center rep we worked with lied on multiple occasions about whats included and various amenities *The service was horrible, ship-wide with the exception of the ice bar and specialty dining *When there are ... Read more
neilv2562
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it sailed out of NYC and is pretty easy for us to take the train from Albany into the city.n Embarkation was as expected and not too bad as all the lines moved along at a pretty good pace. The ships layout ... Read more
CPL of NYC
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Recently widowed, I travelled with some of my lovely family. I paid, without complaint, for the single occupancy of a double cabin but was annoyed that there was no reduction for the fact that I was only going to eat for one, use one ... Read more
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vvardine
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We had a family vacation planned for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. I have heard positive things about Norwegian cruise line so we decided to try it. We have been on 3 Carnival Cruises in the past. All in all it was okay, but I ... Read more
lisafox10800
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We recently returned from our NCL Breakaway cruise from NYC to Bermuda, and unfortunately, the negatives far outweighed the positives on this trip. Although I would ABSOLUTELY return to Bermuda, I am not sure I will ever sail NCL again. ... Read more
coolbreeze1053
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We sailed this same cruise back in 2013 the first year for the Breakaway. Enjoyed it then and again this year. Ship is marvelous, service was great and food was terrific. Weather was cooperative and Bermuda was excellent. We had two ... Read more
Pcb415
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
My wife and 10 yo son sailed on the Breakaway last week. We picked this ship to avoid flying this time. We have sailed on Celebrity and Disney in the past, so we are familiar with many types of ships/cruises. Embarkation was, as many ... Read more
Heathercruiser123
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We were excited to experience our first Norwegian cruise, overall we had a good time but there were some things that were disappointing. The boat was incredibly crowded, you had to get up around 6am to get a chair by the pool. At 9am ... Read more
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smariec28
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Overall my boyfriend and I had a fun week away. We were very happy with the sanitation precautions throughout the entire ship, keeping everyone healthy and well. The buffet had a good variety of breakfast and lunch choices. We thought the ... Read more
kaom10009
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
The Norwegian Breakaway is the largest ship I've been on thus far. The design plan by Peter Max is colorful and indicative of his artwork. The seven of us thought the show "Burn the Floor" was very well done. My husband ... Read more
ffm0813
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Just recently returned from a fabulous cruise to Bermuda via The Breakaway. The ship is very modern and exceptionally clean. The staff is very attentive,extremely polite, and always available to meet your needs. I can not compliment ... Read more
amygutman
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
155 forum posts
4 helpful votes
About us: husband and wife (mid-40s) and 8 yo son, on our 6th cruise, 2nd in the Haven, and 3rd on NCL. We were in an H4 2 bedroom Haven villa on the 15th floor (15108). Our 2nd time on the ship, having been in an H4 on 16th floor ... Read more
kauaian-kitten
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We arrived to the port around 11am and it took maybe an hour to get through everything - baggage, the line, etc and get onboard. Although the rooms weren’t completely ready, I was pleased that we were able to drop off our carry on ... Read more
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