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Price: $$     Size: XL     Built: Apr 2013    

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Great vacation but...

feeney421 reviewed 15 hours ago

What people said about this ship:

"We did some of the specialty restaurant s and I was very impressed with the food, inThe..." in 11 reviews.

"...a we a to sit.There was never much of a waitfor the main dining room s even with out a reservation." in 35 reviews.

"...i cruises together but the norwegian breakaway out of new york has been one of the best so far." in 37 reviews.



Norwegian Breakaway departs from:

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Bermuda!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

Overall this was a nice vacation.  I really liked being in one port for three days.  Bermuda is much nicer than the Bahamas.  Definitely go to Horseshoe Bay beach.  Don't be scared away by people saying it's too busy.  It wasn't nearly as busy as I expected (those people have obviously never been to the Jersey shore on the weekend).  We didn't go there until after lunch and we found a spot right at the water with plenty of room.  The food was amazing and they were able to accommodate our gluten free needs perfectly.  Ivo, an assistant Maitre D' in Savor was superb.  The shows were amazing and the dueling pianos were very good.  I can only come up with one negative - the seats in many areas are very uncomfortable:  the theater seats were the worst I've ever tried - they have some kind of metal bar across the seat right where you're supposed to sit, the seats in the Headliner's club are hard wooden chairs, the beach loungers are hard to get comfortable in.  But, overall I would do it again.

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Best cruise ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

My wife and I were very impressed with NCL's breakaway. We are veteran cruisers and cruise 4 times yearly with RCCL and are loyal to the company, well we took the NCL because we attended my good friends weeding and New Jersey, so we decided to take a cruise to Bermuda, but there were no RCCL leaving from nyc, so we went with NCL, that ended up to be the best decition we ever made. The ship was amazing! Employees, Entertainment, food, cabin as well as the activities. We will definitely be cruising with NCL after our cruise in oct 31 with RCCL that was planned & booked already right after we got back from our last cruise. We would like to also give credits to bookit.com for giving us a great vacation options on our past and recent booking experience with all our travel needs, bookit makes it always fun and pleasant when we are searching for our next getaway...

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Relaxing drinking wine and eating chocolate covered strawberries compliments NCL

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Awesome Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

Awesome time! Restaurants are great. Lot of bars. But, this ship needs a larger or additional pool as the top deck has no pool or shower. The main and only pool is always crowded. A pool bar would be ideal. But will consider again.

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Great vacation but...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

This was overall our 14th cruise and 3rd with NCL.  

PROS:  the ship was beautiful, clean, well maintained and had lots to do. The food was good, but not extraordinary the employees friendly and there were plenty of things to do.  There was a ropes course, a mini golf course, rock climbing wall, people size chess game, video games, trivia contests, pool games and much more.  You could be busy all day or not at all.   We liked the comfortable dress attitude, however, when we tried to make a reservation for dinner for our large group we were told that the reservations for the night were filled.  Each night due our size - 8 - we had to wait for dinner.  JULIE the Cruise Director was fabulous, she even jumped in on some of the dance shows.  Fireworks on the open ocean - really cool.

ICE BAR:  Gotta go just so you can say you did!!  Really cool and really cold!!

CONS:    Overall my husband and I felt that they were trying to fit TOO MUCH stuff on the ship.  The hallways were barely wide enough for the workers cart and one person - two people could not walk side by side down any hall.  WE had a balcony room and felt the set up could be better - the space between the closet door and the bed was approximately 18 inches.  NO LOBSTER night - my children were very disappointed.  NEVER saw my room steward--dirty cups were never removed.  POOLS:  Were small and there were only 2 of them.

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Kids Pool Area Water slides Ropes course

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My review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

I thought the cruise was enjoyable. I thought that the cruise line nickeled and dimed everything by charging for a show. I thought there was poor organization for example I made show reservations pre cruise which were changed which caused dinner reservations to be changed. The ship was very nice but the difference between 3200 passengers and 4000 passengers was a big difference for me causing areas to be full.

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NY to Bermuda

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

First, we have never been on a cruise that allowed us to stay in port for three full days-really gives you the opportunity to see all 21 square miles of the island. Very helpful and accommodating staff-they are certainly there to please. For instance, two nights in a row the night club right below us played loud and blaring music-being ones who go to bed early, I called downstairs and it was taken care of right away and never happened again. Next day came chocolate covered strawberries and a free dinner at one of their fancier restaurants where you were usually charged. WOW! The only reason why I did not give this cruise an "excellent" mark was because of their coffee-gosh awful horrible-so I drank tea instead. Other than that, it was a fabulous trip and great to celebrate our 40th anniversary!

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Too crowded & the money maker cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

I found the ship to nickel & dime you for everything. We buy the soda package and have to pay for water. We had to pay for pastries and gelato.  On other cruise lines never had to pay. Also the amenities area was small. That's because they wanted more rooms.  The room was nice the balcony was very small.  Also they kept changing my reservations that I made months in advance. I've been on NCL before and it wasn't like that.  It was a money ship and lack luster.  They just wanted to pack them in.  The food in Ocean Blue was terrible and we had to pay extra  for some items.  The food itself could have been better. We couldn't get into some shows.  They were over crowded.    

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great trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

best part of the cruise - cruise director, rock the ages show, the second city comedy show every night, bingo, deal/no/deal

food - the regular free food - at a couple restaurants and buffet are not so good. but the speciality restaurants are amazing. 

advice - get the all you can drink package. 

 

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Breakaway to Bermuda

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

It was a great cruise. The Breakaway crew works very hard to make it a great experience. I have cruised with Norwegian before and I am pleased every time!

There is always something to do or experience on the cruise or you can fine that nice quiet spot on the boat. 

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Great time!!! Enjoyed ship and island

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

Loved the cruise!  So easy to get to New York, I live in Massachusetts and was there in 2 1/2 hours.  The parking was so easy as well.  We had a great time on the ship something for everyone.  My family enjoyed the pool, waterslides, bowling, dart games, shows and spa.  There was a lot of things to do on board.  However,  you could do nothing and relax or be as busy as you wanted. We loved the island of Bermuda.  It is so beautiful and the people are so nice and accommodating.  We highly recommend this cruise!

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xxmac19393
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O'Sheen's Irish bar is the best place to go for an enjoyable sit down breakfast. It is also great for lunch, where you can even be served at the bar!

Loved all the restaurants on board including the Buffet! Lots to do for kids.

pskwirut
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If there's a show or restaurant you really don't want to miss, make a reservation well in advance online, or you might miss out. Also, be prepared to spend more onboard than you might have on other cruiselines.

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