Norwegian Breakaway

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: Apr 2013    
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Norwegian Breakaway is an extra large ship, carrying 4000 passengers and 1700 crew, and sails from New York, New York and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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NCL Breakaway is great, food is good but entertrainment is now mostly cost additional... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Beautiful waters of Bermuda

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Our family had a fun filled cruise with the rock climbing, walking the plank, zipline and all the water slides.  All the included restaurants were delish.  Lots of fun activities and movies in the Atrium.  All shows and performances were great.  I would recommend it to all and hope to do it again some time.Big Smile

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Fun but service lacks

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This was our second time on the breakaway, not as good as before. Taste and Savor restaurants for breakfast lacked good service. You hardly got what you ordered. "Toast" was always served as warm bread....no "toastiness" to it. Room service breakfast also didn't come as ordered which is a shame when you pay $7 for it.  We had the unlimited drink package and this is the first time NCL had pre-mixed Long Islands, which were nothing but sugar. Some bar tenders were awesome. I recommend you bring singles to tip the bar tenders to take care of you so you don't get watered down drinks. Room accommodations were on par with what I would expect. Room steward was great! Specialty restaurants  were well worth the money. Teppanaki and Moderno (Brazilian) were the best and well worth the money. Lots of funs stuff to do onboard. This was our fourth NCL cruise. Will give them one more chance and otherwise trying other cruise lines. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Bermuda

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The staff was not very friendly and there was no place in the cabins for our luggage. The dining areas always had the same menu as the other dining areas.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Nice vacation...

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

NCL Breakaway is great, food is good but entertrainment is now mostly cost additional money, less complimentary shows and speciality dining.  Overall we enjoyed our vacation. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

A return to paradise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We just returned from our 7-day cruise to Bermuda on the Norwegian Breakaway.  This is the second time we've cruised on the Breakaway and the fifth time we've cruised to Bermuda.  One reason we continue to cruise with NCL is that the crew does an amazing job of giving the guests the best possible cruise experience.  From our stateroom steward to the ship's captain, everyone is friendly, helpful, and nice.  We recommend cruising on any NCL ship.

 

We love Bermuda and can't wait to go back.  It's our paradise away from home.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Lovely and impressive

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was my first cruise. I loved being at sea, found the staff very helpful and friendly, and the food was varied and delicious (plenty of vegetarian options!). Overall, I had a great time, and would consider another cruise. The only thing that will stop me from coming back to the Breakaway is the cigarette smoke throughout the common decks. On the top deck, the smoking "area" was right next to the pool, and not well contained or ventilated, so cigarette smoke drifted everywhere. From the gambling area on deck 7, and the cigar bar on deck 8, the the smoking areas were also poorly ventilated, so that smoke drifted throughout the common areas, especially right around those two smoking zones, and throughout the large interior stairwell (we were smelling it as we ate at Le Bistro, on 6). The carpets have become smokey so that the common areas smell like cigarette smoke all the time. I would love it if Norwegian could replace the carpets, and fix the ventilation so that the smoke goes outside, instead of throughout the interior common areas.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Seven day Cruise to Bermuda.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Getting on board the ship. Arrived at the port at 10 am on Apr 30th. Finally got checked in, wai ted for 2 hours to finally get on board. Port was so small they couldn't accomadate passengers embarking and disembarking. Passengers were still getting off the ship at 1230pm. When I returned to to the Manhattan Cruise port the problem of disembarking still existed. I was in the 5th group to get off the ship. It was after 10am when I finally got to the baggage claim area.There were only 7 or 8 custom official to process 3,900 plus passengers. Unacceptable. Stateroom was clean, however the balcony door had Duct tape on the gasket to keep it from leaking. the little trash can in the bathroom was not fasten securely,so every time you used it you had to hold it up to close the door. Still hadn't been fixed when I disembarked. I paid extra money so I could enjoy a Bacolny view and thought that a newer ship would be in better shape than it was. Entertainment was not up to the standards that I experienced on other Norwegian Ships. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Nice ship, but too big.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our favorite part was the excursions in Bermuda.

The ship was nice but too big for our taste. Too many people everywhere. 

We had to stand in line for 2 hours at embarkation, the ship was late coming in causing much congestion in the terminal.

We were also disappointed in the choices for complimentary entertainment.

The Second City Comedy was great, but the only other choice being Rock of Ages was very risque and not entertaining. What happened to just plain entertainment? 

I will always recommend NCL, but cruising just isn't what it used to be.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Norwegian is the BEST!!!!

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The incredible vacation begins the moment you step onto the ship!!  The crew is amazing, the food is unbelievable and the entertainment is incredible. 

We have already booked our next cruise leaving in October.

Check out "Cagney's" steak house too.  You will LOVE IT!!!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Never again

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Ship is way too big pool is very small not enough chairs at one venue for people to sit on staff is not friendly at all except for the housekeeping staff shows where okay food is nothing to write home about except for the specialty restaurants and needless to say Norwegian is our least favorite Cruise Line

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Deck Eight features inside, oceanview and balcony staterooms in categories M6, MX, BB, BD, BX, and ID, as well as La Cucina Italian Restaurant/La Cucina...

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Deck Six

Deck Six features the lower level of the Breakaway Theater, the Entertainment Venue, Atlantic and Pacific Meeting Rooms, Card Room, Library, Shore Excursion...

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Deck Fifteen

Deck Fifteen features staterooms in categories S4 and S5, as well as a pool, Pool Casino, Waves Pool Bar, Sun Deck, The Market Place, the Aqua Park, Kids'...

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Deck Seventeen features The Haven Private Sundeck, Vibe Beach Club, the Public Sundeck, and a bar.

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xxmac19393
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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!

snooks
Contributor Level: Purser

Deck 16 burgers are great. Deck 16 no wait for breakfast omelets. Large posters on wall are the kiosks and book your activities right away. Bring ear plugs. If you go to Taste for breakfast you get a decent order from a menu breakfast.

carrieanderson7
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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

Cruises:
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)
9 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Copenhagen Roundtrip)
11 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Scandinavia & Russia from Berlin

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Price

XL

Size

Apr 2013

Built

4000

Total Passengers

2.35

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

2011

Total Cabins

49

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