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Norwegian Breakaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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3612 reviews
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Never again with NCL!

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to the Baltic Sea
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djsweb
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

This cruise any easy choice due to three wonderful previously with NCL (but shown on documents as 'New Guests?) and a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to visit the Baltic region despite the cruise cost and airfare from Australia. However, if it had been our first, would certainly be our last as worst ever of many others. Only advised on check-in that would not be docking at Warnemunde rendering non-refundable a payment of A$322 on pre-booked Berlin tour as less than 24 hours notice. Others apparently received notice 2 days prior? I am aware that NCL tours were refunded but unlike previous cruises, their charges are now ridiculously excessive and only seem to target naïve 'first timers'.

After a wasted extra day in Copenhagen, with no shuttles offered, arrived in Tallin and ominously, scheduled departure failed to eventuate before announcement that would be staying extra day with Helsinki & Stockholm cancelled, again citing weather conditions. Can understand losing one due to delay but both made no sense while ferries to Helsinki continued uninterrupted. Later claimed by the Captain that "Channel not deep enough for the ship" - please spare me such rubbish!

Again, no shuttles were offered and the extra cost of the balcony proved to be a complete waste of money with the same view for seemingly endless hours in ports.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

Cabin BB

Well set out including bathroom. Thanks to Nancy for wonderful service

Port Reviews

Tallinn

Walked around the Old Town in pouring rain. Would have left it until the following day had we known prior about the extra day. Did the HOHO bus instead

St. Petersburg

Did a 2 day tour with Alla - very highly recommended

Rostock (Warnemunde)

Unable to dock

Helsinki

Unable to dock

Stockholm

Unable to dock

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