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Norwegian Breakaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Breakaway—NYC to New England & Canada

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Canada & New England
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laudergayle
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2022
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

We booked this cruise a year ago onboard the Jade in the Greek Islands—which was an amazing cruise to beautiful islands on a refurbished smaller ship with low occupancy. After I started reading reviews of the Breakaway combined with what seemed like full occupancy, I started to regret our choice.

My fears turned out to be baseless. There were 3350 ppl on board, so about 80% occupancy. There were very few occasions that we felt crowded. We had no issues getting our entertainment choices, were able to attend performances in both Syd’s and Headliners without issue. We dined at Cagney’s, Ocean Blue, LaCucina, and Moderno. All the meals and service in specialty dining were excellent. Moderno is our new favorite. The salad bar is extensive. The main dining rooms were good as well.

We had the premium plus drink package, and found that outside of the restaurants, most of the premium wine was not available. So if you’re not drinking high-end spirits and supplementing with Starbucks, bottled water and energy drinks, you may not feel you got the value you paid for.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

We were in Club Balcony mini suite on Deck 13 port side. Wrong side of the ship for best views. We faced away from the town in every port snd we were on wrong side for Statue of Liberty when embarking.

Port Reviews

Newport

Cute coastal town. Walked the Cliff Walk to the Breakers…interesting tour.

Portland (Maine)

Not a lot going on in Portland. DO NOT spend $30 for 2 to ride the Narrow Gauge Railroad…you will be disappointed. Holy Donuts….half mile from ship…YUM.

Bar Harbor

Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mtn and Thunder Hole were beautiful. We did a small 14 passenger tour bus…perfect size.

Saint John (New Brunswick)

Took a tour to Maple Sugar Shack to see how maple sugar was made. We expected to see a grove of maple trees and a fancy operation. Instead if was a couple of scraggly maple trees and a home grown small scale business. Informative but not what we expected. I do applaud the owners for their dedication to the craft.

Halifax

Peggy’s Cove is a loooong bus ride. It was beautiful out there, just takes a long time to get there. We also visited the a Titanic Cemetery. It’s more like a memorial vs a cemetery but still interesting.

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