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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Norwegian Breakaway

12 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (New York To Southampton)

Sail date: April 15, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Breakaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 13226

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The ship was heading into drydock after our cruise and the crews on the ship were grinding and painting while we were cruising. The noise was irritating and impacted the relaxation we hoped to get from the cruise. Often the grinding and noise would start at 8 am. If NCL really wants to provide a good vacation experience they should discontinue this practice.


3 out of 5
Late arrival of ship to port caused delays in embarkation. Problems with ship resulted in slow ship restocking and baggage movement,

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
No issues

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
No issues


3 out of 5
It seemed that entertainment for a 7 day cruise was stretched to 12 days. Rock of Ages program was deleted at the last minute, without any replacement. I was looking forward to that program. Song and dance routine Burn Down the Floor was repeated during the cruise, but no new content was provided. However, Melvin Harold was OUTSTANDING and we really enjoyed his singing. Musicians at Howl at the Moon were OUTSTANDING and we really enjoyed that venue.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service and staff was excellent

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship design and cleanliness was good. Ship showing its age with carpet issues and other damage.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
No issues with the cabin.

Ports of call

New York, New York

3 out of 5
No excursion at Ponta Delgada (Azores) excited us. We liked the Swannery excursion in Portland UK. All other excursions were good.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

3 out of 5
No excursions at this port excited us enough to purchase.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

4 out of 5
Did a guided walk around town. Was good but not exceptional.

Portland (Weymouth), England, Uk

5 out of 5
Loved the Swannery and Garden tours. Unique and awesome.

Le Havre (Paris), France

4 out of 5
Did bus tour and walk around Rouen. Was a very good excursion.

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
Just transited this port. No excursions here.


2 out of 5
Long delay in getting luggage even though we had a Norwegian transfer. Delay is receiving luggage caused delay in departure of bus to Heathrow.
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