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Norwegian Breakaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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3652 reviews
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Breakaway February 21-28, 2016, Cabin 12768

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to the Bahamas
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin: Family Balcony Stateroom

Just returned from our 2nd NCL Breakaway cruise out of NY. We sailed out of NY on February 21 and returned on February 28. We had a wonderful time. While the weather was cooler than anticipated (compared to traveling this same itinerary in February of 2014), the trip was very relaxing and we enjoyed our time on the ship immensely. There were fairly "rough" seas on Friday during the day but all was calm by the evening.

We drove to the port from our home in upstate NY and arrived by about 9:15am. We used a "valet" service to park our car which we found on line and saw that others mentioned this service on Cruise Critic to take care of our car. They met us at the pier, took the car and brought it back once we departed the ship. They park the car in an indoor garage somewhere near the pier.

No complaints about embarkation, my spouse needs wheelchair assistance so our experience is not similar to most. The wheelchair assistance was wonderful. The NCL port staff was extremely helpful in this regard. For those passengers that were waiting in the regular lines, from what I could see, the lines appeared to move very quickly.

Cabin Review

Family Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B2

Quiet room, mid-ship near elevators, we had a great steward. The cabin is a good size and comfortable. The balcony is small (two chairs--no loungers) but works.

This cabin connects with cabin 12770.

Port Reviews

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

We did not get off the ship in Port Canaveral.

Great Stirrup Cay

While we did not get off the ship in Great Stirrup Cay, the feedback we heard from other passengers was very good. It was also great to see that the tenders were much larger boats from two years ago. Just taking the tender to the island looked like a nice trip.


We found Nassau to look a bit "tired". We saw that there appeared to be hotels under construction and if so, this should help improve the area. There were 4 cruise ships in port and the streets were very crowded. The shops appeared to have the usual island type of merchandise. It was a cloudy and cool day when we were there so I am sure this effected our opinion as well.

New York (Manhattan)

We drove to the Pier from upstate NY and utilized a "valet" service, found on-line with reviews on Cruise Critic as well, to take our car to a garage and then return it at the end of our trip. This worked out very well and was cheaper than parking it ourselves at the Pier.

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