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Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Breakaway Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Breakaway
Eastern Caribbean
Departure Port

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Excellent

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Very Good

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Average

44

Poor

43

Terrible

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Cruise type

209 Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Breakaway Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


grover75 avatar

grover75

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Outstanding staff

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I chose this cruise as a way of seeing the Virgin Islands for the first time. While the islands were fantastic, the standout feature of this trip was Norwegian's staff. They seemed truly concerned that we had a good ...
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Sail Date February 2020


mcfo avatar

mcfo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not for non-smokers

NCL was our go-to cruise line for several years. My son wanted to try a larger ship so we took an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Breakaway. Been there, done that. Too many people for the size of the amenities. Tiny ...
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Sail Date February 2020


JCareyB avatar

JCareyB

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not great but OK for Norwegian

We were on this cruise because my Wife is a Sweet Adeline's International Champion/Queen and she was asked to fill in for a missing "Tenor" in a quartet that was part of the faculty/program for "Harmony 2020" ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Gertie17

1 Review Written

Not like Getaway

Let me start by saying I have been on many cruises. CCL, NCL, RCL, Disney and on the River Nile. Any time in the Caribbean in February is nothing I can complain about. Embarkation was pretty smooth. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mrdoug411

1 Review Written

Average cruising experience only

Have spent over 50 nights on NCL. We have been on the large and Mid size ships. Overall Program is very good . Each Cruise ship has its own personality , regarding cruise and experiences. NCL attempts to maintain ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Bephann17 avatar

Bephann17

1 Review Written

Rough seas, cold weather, beverages and food aplenty

While the seas were rough and the weather cold in Florida and the Bahamas, we had a lot of fun as first-time cruisers. Our trip took us from Port Canaveral Florida to Tortola BVI, St Thomas USVI and Great Stirrup ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Itsalovestory13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The most fun I’ve ever had

We arrived in Orlando and took an Uber to Cocoa Beach the day before the cruise. The beach is beautiful and we really enjoyed our evening. Next day our hotel provided transportation to the port. Ideally we would ...
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Sail Date February 2020


GGTampa813 avatar

GGTampa813

1 Review Written

The destinations were great, the cruise overall was a let down.

So 7 day cruise, that some friends and I yearly go on, we hop around on which line we cruise on. This time was Norwegian. The pluses, unlimited drink package, a bit higher class, and good destinations. Now onto ...
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Sail Date December 2019


BostonGal35 avatar

BostonGal35

18 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

One of the Worst Havens To Date

We were on the November 30, 2019 Breakaway Sail. As you will see from our cruise history, we are Platinum Plus and have sailed many times including several sails in a suite/the Haven. Most of our sails have been ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ap1624

1 Review Written

Worst embarkation/disembarkation

I am finding it hard to give this cruise 3 stars, but I am an optimistic person and made the best of what we had. The bad: Norwegian booked our airline and put us on a redeye with a layover in the middle of the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


john212344 avatar

john212344

1 Review Written

Had a good time overall

Well this was my first cruise experience. As a family we decided to vacay rather than xmas at the house. First thing is first, I am a big planner so I planned everything out prior to going on the cruise. On ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Criikee avatar

Criikee

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded Ship, Poor service

We had this cruise planed for 10 months. Having been on many (over 15) eastern Caribbean cruises we didn't feel the need to book one that was in port everyday, we choose this one because it was going to be at sea ...
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Sail Date December 2019


BobR21 avatar

BobR21

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time Norwegian cruisers

We didn’t know what to expect as this was our first Norwegian Cruise! The boarding was seamless and very good after that it was total confusion, handed a map of the ship and told to go to deck 15 buffet! We ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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onlybythesea

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Smokers Pay Attention

I just returned from a 7 day cruise on the NCL Breakaway. This is my 3rd NCL cruise and my 2nd time on the Break away (last sailing on this ship was 2015 out of NY). We booked a mini suite on deck 11 and paid for ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Mike.Webster79

1 Review Written

First time sailing Norwegian

We were a party of 4 people and have always cruised with Royal Caribbean and wanted to try Norwegian. The ship is very large and updated and they do a great job of keeping it clean while you are cruising. When ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Rjcs349 avatar

Rjcs349

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A little piece of paradise

We took a eastern Caribbean cruise which went to Tortolla, St Thomas and Great Stirrup Cay. As, always, we choose to stay in The Haven. It is well worth the extra money and takes all the hassles out of cruising. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Anonymous1234 avatar

Anonymous1234

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Terrible service

This was my first cruise experience and, it will be my last. I booked as part of a group celebrating a couple's 10 year wedding anniversary. While checking in at the port, all the staff were so friendly, happy and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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fontmaster

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Family/Group cruise

NCL booked all of our flights and transfers. They booked us a non-stop from Boston to Orlando, but our return flight stopped at JFK on the way back. There were dozens of non-stop flights from Orlando to Boston ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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itsmemoo7

1 Review Written

Loved the Haven and our suite.

I initially was going on this cruise for our 40th anniversary, but as the time got closer, my husband decided he really did not want to go as it is tooooo much walking for him. So I chose to take my sister instead. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jacobyd1129

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most stressful and disappointing vacation

My best friend and I have been friends for 25 years and to celebrate her and I decided to take this cruise. This became an extremely stressful vacation and we weren’t able to enjoy our time. I have cruised before ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ZachS5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrible Cruise

We did not choose the cruise as friends of ours picked it, but we did not think it could be as terrible as it was. Literally from the second we booked we had problems. I booked online and when I tried calling them ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Maxie Henry avatar

Maxie Henry

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Good and the not so Good

Chose this cruise because it suited our dates and we were able to get a cabin in The Haven. We are not fans of large ships but since we got into Haven which is a smallish enclave with its own facilities we ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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emmellcee

1 Review Written

Nice Ship....Excursions not worth the $$ paid

We chose this cruise because we sailed other ships in NCL's fleet previously and had an awesome experience each time. While the Breakaway is relatively new and modern, the staterooms were smaller than I was ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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texaswanderer

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Big Letdown - AVOID THE BREAKAWAY, if at all possible

I'd like to thank NCL for directing me to Cruise Critic (probably unknowingly) by only allowing me one little space in the survey for my comments. I have a story to tell and that little "block" wasn't going to cut ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Pittwake

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor Service, food, and communications

We decided to go on our first cruise with Norwegian, joining a group of friends. Since we both have been on other cruises we thought this would be great fun. Very disappointing. Starting from the moment we went ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Norwegian Breakaway Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining5.03.7
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation5.03.7
Family5.03.8
Enrichment2.03.3
Service4.03.7
Value For Money4.03.4
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