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Norwegian Breakaway

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Price: $$     Size: XL     Built: Apr 2013    


What people said about this ship:

"I do n't think the( reasonable) cost for specialty restaurant s was particularly well spent given the..." in 9 reviews.

"Food in the main dining room -- The Manhattan -- was very good as well as the daily buffets." in 28 reviews.

"to sail out of new york and not have to worry about flights and the extra of was..." in 32 reviews.



Norwegian Breakaway departs from:

New York, New York

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Cusomer Service did not support the Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

AngryThis cruise would have been better if the information that NCL provided was correct. I asked about the drink package only to be told something that did not exist. I was unfortunately already on the cruise making my experience unforgettable. I asked at guest services only to be shunned away. This is not only my experience but my friend who was on the cruise and a few more passengers when they heard me compalining. The crusie line took my money and did nothing.

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nice stateroom if that's where you chose to spend your time...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

The staterooms were nice and larger then the other staterooms I have stayed in however the common areas and children's pool were very compact. I found sinage and communication was very confusing. for example for example there is no main lounge and the area they hold their parties in the spice h2o has a sign at the main entrance stating adults only 18 and over for this reason we missed all the parties assuming the children were not allowed in. The splash academy Kids Club was also not large enough to accommodate all of the children so the children had to be walked down 5 flights of steps 3 times a day to A Lounge located in the Casino causing the children to be exposed to cigarette smoke. because the policy was to sign your kids out for meals basically I felt llke my entire vacation running back and forth to the Kids Club. they were only allowed to stay 3 hours and then had to be picked up for 2 hours. The so if yo got the at 5 when they closed by the time you got them back you were late for the 7:00 show in the theater. If we tried to make the 9:30 show we would be late to get the kids at 10:15 so we missed most of the shows in the he theater as well. The do d in the diningroom was excellent however the buffet was quite boring and often cold. The crew were quite nice and very attentive. Over all I'm not sure I would book on the breakaway again. I do however like NCL and might consider the jewel or the Gem again.

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Good cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

I had a good time on this ship. The ship is huge and the rooms are nice. The staff is nice and the ship is nice and clean. I enjoyed the port of calls. The private island was excellent and the weather was beautiful. the speciality restaurants are excellent. I would reccommend this trip. I also like that it left from New York.

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Awesome ship !!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

The ship was super clean. The staff would spray your hands with hand sanitizer wherever you returned to ship, and at the buffet restaurants, there is hand sanitizer in front of the restaurants, they take this very seriously. At one point, someone threw up, and they were right on it, they put up barriers, put on masks, and cleaned and sanitized everything around. I think it was someone who was sea sick, but they took no chances!!!!  There was ALWAYS something to do, every night you got a schedule of events for the following day, so that you could plan everything you wanted to do. The staff were all so nice and pleasant. The only bad thing I could say, is that the video arcade for the kids was kind of expensive. $1.00 - $2.50 per game, and the prizes were not that great. The fitness center was clean and big. Never got to the spa, we were way too busy. The food was excellent. I would recommend that you sit down with the schedule the night before, and plan the following day, and keep the schedule with you all day so that you don't miss anything. Make reservations for the shows before your vacation, or do it as soon as you get on the ship, we didn't and the shows we wanted to see were sold out for the whole week. I booked all my shore excursions before leaving, took the stress out of it, and didn't have to wait in the long lines. There is a pool for kids and also one for adults only(salt water pools).  I would highly recommend this ship to anyone, young or old.

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First Time Cruising

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

Beautiful Ship:-) Good food. Not enough time to enjoy the Excursions. I had a stateroom balcony. We had 2 adults & a child it was A little tight. The balcony was a little small, it had 2 chairs a small table. I was able to sit and enjoy my morning coffee and the view was amazing.

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babsiejm
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A musical Feast

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

There was a variety of musical genres, which suited my interest. I did not have time to soak them all in, but what I experienced was thrilling. 

I also liked the freestyle option.

 

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fatri99
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excellent service, excellent cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

My entire family loved it, great service, I would suggest everyone to do at least once this cruise. my kids were very satisfied and happy, very safe, great food, great activities.

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Beautiful ship... and that's about it

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

I've sailed many times with NCL. Over the years I watched the quality go downhill and this is by far the worst I've ever experience.  It is not what it used to be from poor service to them milking us for everything.  First, they increased the gratuities AFTER we already booked.  Second, they now charge for room service at $7.95 per order. There's no bathrobe in the stateroom. Body lotion no longer provided. Food quality at main dining rooms was bad.  You're better off going to garden buffet for all your meals but you will have to fight with thousands of passengers for seats.  Out of all 7 days, I only had one good service. Entertainment used to be good, but now you have to pay to see Cirque shows.  Embarkation was a pain.  I had to remind them 3 times I was a platinum member for them to put me in different line.  They messed up our pictures and had to go back to retake them. Disembarkation was even worst.  They had to get so many people out it took over an hour just to get off.  The only thing I enjoyed on this cruise was the perks of being a platinum member: free champagne and chocolates the first day, free laundry, and 1 free meal at Le Bistro, which by the way was great. Maybe I would have had better time if this was my first time cruising. 

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Norwegian Breakaway - March 2015

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

Ship is wonderful for warm weather cruising.  Would be even better if the pools were covered during cooler or rainy weather.

Food was very good, never any problem getting into dining rooms.  The buffet had repeating stations throughout which made it very convenient to find items no matter where you were seated.

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drew553
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Cruising

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Breakaway | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

The entertainment was first class!   The production of Rock Of Ages was really good.  The comedy shows were some of the best comedy I ever heard.  Donna Vivino sang some broadway songs and she was really good!  The food was plentiful and of decent quality.  If you drink alcohol, prepare for the sticker shock of your bar tab at the end of the cruise!   With over 4,000 people on board the cruise, it is difficult to find a chair by the pool.  The literature states that guests are not allowed to reserve chairs with their towels, but there was no enforcement of this rule and all they available chairs were covered with towels.

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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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