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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Breakaway
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Excellent

1,059

Very Good

874

Average

773

Poor

531

Terrible

344

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3,615 Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Reviews


RocketSci73 avatar

RocketSci73

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Plenty of fun! Too much noise, ship needs more color.

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Vacation review & journal Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship, Feb29-Mar07, 2020 Western Caribbean itinerary sailing from Port Canaveral: Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel Walt Disney World, Mar07-Mar10 (2 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Jarretl avatar

Jarretl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Banging Nightmare!

Firstly I’d like to say I’ve been on other Norwegian Cruise Line ships and they have been great but this cruise was an unmitigated disaster and it’s really sad because I was on the Getaway the sister ship of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ReyReyRey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not worth it, poor disembarkation lot of time wasted

I have been on few cruises with RCL, Carnival before, and this is my first time with NCL, the experience with NCL is the lowest I must say. Highlights: - Smooth Embarkation - Great service by most ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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happilymarried1

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

3rd time with NCL

My hubby and I decided to do the NCL Breakaway for our 10-year anniversary. We have done two other NCL ships in the past, this was the best yet! Cabin: We got upgraded into a handicap accessible room for some ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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WalterRiddle

1 Review Written

1st time cruise and probably last thanks to Norwegian

1st time cruise Waited in extreme long lines to tender off and on the ship,Over 2 hours each way. I feel we should have been compensated because lf lack of enough tenders to get us off the Ship. Leaving ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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chelseasmith

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

My poor expierence of NCL

I will never go on a NCL ever again after the experience my boyfriend and I had. We did get a good price because we booked it two weeks before our sail date. However, it was not worth what we paid. One of the only ...
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Sail Date March 2020


NNunez12 avatar

NNunez12

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise we've ever been on!

Due to having to use tenders, one port was canceled. At the other two, it took hours to re-board. The cruise director did a TERRIBLE job of communicating in Cozumel. Yes, there were a lot of ships which I understand ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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SonjaListon

1 Review Written

First Time Cruisers

My parents took us on this cruise as a way to introduce us to one of their favorite past times. While it wasn’t flawless, it was incredible and we cannot wait to cruise again! HIGHLIGHTS: staff, beautiful ship, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


jjhansen458 avatar

jjhansen458

1 Review Written

Some Improvements Some Not So Much

We chose this cruise mostly due to it's economical price. But, also it fit into our schedule and after 2 cruises on another line we thought we would give Norwegian another try. We really liked Port Canaveral. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


mj cruiser avatar

mj cruiser

8 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Breakaway was ok

We have been on 16 cruises. We have traveled with NCL, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. We almost always sail the newer ships but decided to sail breakaway because we wanted to sail out of Orlando. We were a group of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


grover75 avatar

grover75

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Outstanding staff

I chose this cruise as a way of seeing the Virgin Islands for the first time. While the islands were fantastic, the standout feature of this trip was Norwegian's staff. They seemed truly concerned that we had a good ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Magnum9797

1 Review Written

Send this ship to NCL's Asian line

We have been on 18 cruises since 2000 with 9 of those cruises being NCL. The wind, Majesty, Sky twice, Pride of America, Pearl, Epic and Bliss. Last March we went on the Bliss and it was great. In December we went ...
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Sail Date February 2020


bigshel99 avatar

bigshel99

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very nice holiday cruise

This was a holiday cruise with my family (all adults). Embarkation: Sailing out of Port Canaveral it was fairly busy with other ships loading/unloading that day but getting through the check in and on board was a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Midflap avatar

Midflap

1 Review Written

Not as expected

We liked the itinerary, Port Canaveral is closer to home, embarkation was good, but this ship was too over-crowded and extremely noisy. Disembarking was an extremely long walk from one end of ship to the other & ...
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Sail Date February 2020


mcfo avatar

mcfo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not for non-smokers

NCL was our go-to cruise line for several years. My son wanted to try a larger ship so we took an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Breakaway. Been there, done that. Too many people for the size of the amenities. Tiny ...
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Sail Date February 2020


figgins avatar

figgins

3 Reviews Written

Great Steam Room

We just returned from a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. It was a very nice ship. I thought the best feature was the steam room in the Thermal Suite. Most steam rooms aren't hot enough but this one was just ...
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Sail Date February 2020


JCareyB avatar

JCareyB

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not great but OK for Norwegian

We were on this cruise because my Wife is a Sweet Adeline's International Champion/Queen and she was asked to fill in for a missing "Tenor" in a quartet that was part of the faculty/program for "Harmony 2020" ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Gertie17 avatar

Gertie17

1 Review Written

Not like Getaway

Let me start by saying I have been on many cruises. CCL, NCL, RCL, Disney and on the River Nile. Any time in the Caribbean in February is nothing I can complain about. Embarkation was pretty smooth. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Mrdoug411 avatar

Mrdoug411

1 Review Written

Average cruising experience only

Have spent over 50 nights on NCL. We have been on the large and Mid size ships. Overall Program is very good . Each Cruise ship has its own personality , regarding cruise and experiences. NCL attempts to maintain ...
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Sail Date February 2020


mlang1962 avatar

mlang1962

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great for Smokers... Not for the rest of us!

We booked this cruise as we planned to meet some family we hadn't seen in years. When we got on the ship we rode the elevator to Deck 15. the pool and bar areas. Got off and got hit in the face with smoke odor. They ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Jesserose avatar

Jesserose

1 Review Written

1st Time on NCL - Mostly Great!

Random thoughts on our cruise – this is longer that I expected! I had a great time with my two sisters on our annual cruise. Yes This was my first NCL cruise and they had both cruised NCL once a number of years ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ocean Breezer

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Service not the greatest

Getting on and off the ship in Port Canaveral was the easiest I have experienced in 8 cruises. Truly a breeze! I had been on the Breakaway in July and absolutely loved the ship. When we came home I booked ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Bephann17 avatar

Bephann17

1 Review Written

Rough seas, cold weather, beverages and food aplenty

While the seas were rough and the weather cold in Florida and the Bahamas, we had a lot of fun as first-time cruisers. Our trip took us from Port Canaveral Florida to Tortola BVI, St Thomas USVI and Great Stirrup ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Itsalovestory13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The most fun I’ve ever had

We arrived in Orlando and took an Uber to Cocoa Beach the day before the cruise. The beach is beautiful and we really enjoyed our evening. Next day our hotel provided transportation to the port. Ideally we would ...
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Sail Date February 2020


jlruss12 avatar

jlruss12

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed!

We have cruised 8 times (3 with NCL) and this was far and away the worst cruise trip that we have experienced. The Breakaway was obviously at capacity on 02/15/2020 and the crew simply could not handle 4,000 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Norwegian Breakaway Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining5.03.7
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation5.03.7
Family5.03.8
Enrichment2.03.3
Service4.03.7
Value For Money4.03.4
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