Great Itinerary, Questionable Execution

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Norwegian Breakaway

12 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (New York To Southampton)

Sail date: April 15, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11216

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

In all we enjoyed the cruise despite the shortcomings we experienced.


2 out of 5
The ship took a long time to disembark, which delayed embarkation for several hours. The lines inside the terminal were long. The waiting area became so crowded that the processing of new passengers had to be stopped. No reason was given for the slow process.

Ship experiences


3 out of 5
The quality of entertainment was good, however Rock of ages was cancelled.

The Atrium

4 out of 5

This area was always busy and noisey

Breakaway Theater

4 out of 5

For a ship with 4000 people on board this was a small venue

Spiegel Tent

5 out of 5

This venue is designed as a circus tent

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This is a mid ship balcony convenient to Forward and Aft elevators. The room was clean and comfortable, there were plenty of extra pillows and plenty of storage for our 12 nights on the ship

Ship tip

Make reservations for entertainment shows early. Be sure to take advantage of all the complimentary dining venues.

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5
We did not visit this port because we have been here before. We stayed close to the terminal the night before.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
This was a beautiful island. We did the Hot Springs & Botanical Gardens excursion which left time to visit Ponta Delgada. The gardens were stunning.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
We visited Cobh and did the Kinsale Village & Countryside Views excursion. Our tour guide was awesome and very informative. the Irish country side was gorgeous.

Portland (Weymouth), England, Uk

5 out of 5
We did the Bath tour and were not disappointed. The tour guide was entertaining and informative and the views of the country side were fantastic.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
We took the Paris and Leisure excursion. The drive was long but a few hours in Paris was worth the ride. This tour drove by the most popular sites and stop for a couple hours free time.

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
We took a private tour to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle ending in central London.


5 out of 5
Disembarking was smooth. We carried our luggage off and had no problems
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