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Norwegian Breakaway is an extra large ship, carrying 4000 passengers and 1700 crew, and sails from New York, New York.

Price: $$     Size: XL     Built: Apr 2013    

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Breakaway is Too Big For Me

JANYC reviewed 19 hours ago

What people said about this ship:

"...still pay for all the shows and to dine in their specialty restaurant s( $ 25 - $ 75 per person)." in 18 reviews.

"...couple : Burgers in Uptown and Chateaubriand in main dining room s." in 54 reviews.

"...at we at port canaveral( not very exciting compared to new york ) and a trip to the kennedy space center." in 63 reviews.


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Breakaway is Too Big For Me

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Aside from the great food & wonderful staff I totally disliked this cruise.  While the ship is huge, the cabin & balcony were the smallest I have ever seen & been in on any of my past 17 cruises. The cabin was so poorly laid out that with twin beds we had 10 inches of space to get to the closet.

Th weather happened to be bad except for one full day & other than the tiny cabin, this ship has very few places where on can sit indoors & read (the library is also mini & un-welcoming).  Other than outdoor activities, shopping seminars or bingo there are very limited indoor activities planned.  This is a party ship & very noisy, as most of the available seating areas are located by noisy bars.

The entertainment was fairly bad, except for the Jazz group.  One production show was OK & the other awful.  No comedians, etc. on this cruise.

The casino is so smoky (even in the small non-smoking section) it was hard to stay there longer than 10 minutes.  I could go on, but the bottom line was - I really did not enjoy this cruise & was truly happy to get off the ship!

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PROMISES NOT KEPT

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The vast part of the trip was very enjoyable. The service outstanding. Food too available Clean, comfortable. And the staff went out of their way to be friendly and accomodating. The only drawback for us was the $50 on board credit we thought we were getting, but did not. We questioned guests services a couple of times, they sent a message to BJ's travel services, and I personally left a message which was never answered. Am waiting now to see if I receive the $100 BJ's credit comes. Idealistically, I would like to see the on board credit added to the BJ's voucher/credit I am supposed to get.

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Love every moment

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My husband and I  had  a beautiful time in total relaxation  and we loved look forward the next cruise.This  was our second time on the Breakaway. I just love to take nice walk early in the morning and late a night,my favorite spot is SpiceH2Oand deck #6 .

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Go prepared

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Anything you have pre-orded bring copies of your documentation , I spent way too much time at guest services, 3 trips down and use of their computers to locate the transactions off my credit card before they agreed  ( not admitting) that I was correct.  The office in Miami needs to get their act together. I had pre ordered these items 5 months prior to the cruise. 

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Excellent vacation

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Excellent service on board,Great food! Good entertainment , Employee's very friendly& helpful it was a great cruise can't wait to cruise again !! Would definitely recommend this ..

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The ship is too big!

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The Breakaway is just too big with too many people.  Also, going out of NY gives it a full flavor of NY in it's passengers also.  Throw in a all you can drink promotion and you have a disaster.  A bunch of drunks on a classy ship doesn't work.  The first night we had a drunk lady in La Cucina and she caused a major scene, which the manager could not fix, and refused to ask her to leave.  Yelling, banging glassware and eventually the wine stand, cursing, she was a total A..hole.  The manager came over and apologized to basically everyone, but no free anything offered, just an apology.  Ruined a decent evening.

at 10:30PM at night.  I guess no one wants to dance before bedtime.  The parties all started after 10:30PM.

The disembarkation was a joke.  No announcements as to where to gather, or when, was not the way to run this operation.  We got downstairs, found ourselves in a big crowd, that finally started to move, and ended up finally leaving the ship, only to get downstairs on the dock to find out that the luggage was not yet available to find.  The lady in charge then told us to go back on the ship??????  What a mess.

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Another Awesome Cruise

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This is our 4th cruise on NCL in 23 months and the only way to enjoy a true vacation. The crew is the best, the food is awesome along with the entertainment and other events.

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Breakaway to Bermuda

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Here is what I enjoyed-

1- Ease of access to activities and services including beverage and food

2- variety of activities on sea says

3- if you have never been to Bermuda it is the friendliest and easiest place ot get around

4- food is very good

 

What I HATED- it seems that Norwegian is so focused on one guest at a time and making that one guest happy that they ignore what that one guest being happy does to the 100 people around that guest. So they make Mr Smith happy but then there are 50 people who are adversely affected. Kids in the pool, not being able to eat certain food at Tepanyaki due to other guests food allergies (there should be an allergy flat top so non allergy guests can get the full experience and menu)......just little things that add up along the trip. 

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starting with Elma who was great in booking us the cruise. Third time on the breakaway and it is a beautiful ship. Bartenders and our steward were great. We booked the vibe club. adults only and was worth it. Bermuda was beautiful and staying in port for 3 days was nice you got to do a lot. Power snorkeled which was fun and beaches were beautiful. It was a great trip.

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Bermuda in May

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Lucked out got great weather every single day . Ship was beautiful , but too many kids and difficult half the time to get a drink at the bar . Bartenders would skip right over my order . All three main dining rooms included in the package served the same food each night , which we did not like . Overall beautiful ship , over packed . Great food ! Both shows burn the floor and rock the ages - not very impressed . Rock the ages was like a strip show :/ some nice workers, some not so nice . Pool was always over packed.  I'd suggest an adults only area. Hot tubs had signs for adults only and kids filled them up everyday . 2.5/3 out of 5 . 

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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.

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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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