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Stay away. Our room smelled like body odor all nine days. The Breakaway is dull and brown with uninspired shared spaced, often filled with cigarette smoke that comes right into your cabin. A guest services clerk was so rude I emailed NCL directly about her. NCL lures you in with places like Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, but we never could go. It was open 3 hours a day, closed in port - another dead space on the boat. Internet wasn't just slow, it would not work. We couldn't even check in for our flights. The "internet manager" was awful, refused to credit any portion of our bill. I get that cruise ship internet is slow; this simply did not work. Itinerary was good, beautiful cities. We only enjoyed the trip when off of the boat. NCL lost our family as customers for life. Be warned - go with another cruise line.

Be warned: The Breakaway and NCL sure to disappoint

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by Brad in PDX

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Large Balcony
Stay away. Our room smelled like body odor all nine days. The Breakaway is dull and brown with uninspired shared spaced, often filled with cigarette smoke that comes right into your cabin. A guest services clerk was so rude I emailed NCL directly about her. NCL lures you in with places like Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, but we never could go. It was open 3 hours a day, closed in port - another dead space on the boat. Internet wasn't just slow, it would not work. We couldn't even check in for our flights. The "internet manager" was awful, refused to credit any portion of our bill. I get that cruise ship internet is slow; this simply did not work. Itinerary was good, beautiful cities. We only enjoyed the trip when off of the boat. NCL lost our family as customers for life. Be warned - go with another cruise line.
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Large Balcony
Cabin M6 8134
Cabin was a small for a mini-suite with a tunnel-like balcony that blocked light and view. Our cabin steward was wonderful, I hope he gets to work for a better company than NCL at some point. The shower was a nice surprise with strong pressure and multi-jets. Room service was not free as with other cruise lines. The TV was very odd, two entertainment stations and two for news - that was it. Not a suite-like experience, except for our steward who was great.
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