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Norwegian Breakaway

200 reviews
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Traveler (1,153)
Common Areas (2,192)
Dining and Bars (1,469)
Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean
Departure date
Sunday, 07/31/22
Miami, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
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Passengers: 3,963   |   Crew: 1,657
Passengers to crew: 2.39:1
Passengers to space: 36.4:1
Launched: 2013   


  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
Medical Center


Activities & entertainment

Activities (43)
  • Aqua Park
  • Arts & Crafts classes
  • Barber Shop*
  • Basketball Court
  • Behind the Scenes Tour*
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Climbing Wall
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Free Fall
  • Game Shows
  • Gaming Lessons*
  • Hot Tubs (8)
  • Hydrotherapy Pool*
  • Internet Café*
  • Jogging Track
  • Karaoke
  • Late Night Music and Dancing
  • Live Nightly Music
  • Mini-Golf
  • Pools (4)
  • Poolside Games
  • Ropes Course
  • Salon*
  • Salt Room*
  • Spa*
  • Spa Thermal Suite*
  • Sports Complex
  • Sports Games Televised
  • The Library
  • The Whip
  • Trivia
  • Vibe Beach Club
  • Video Arcade*
  • Waterslide (3)
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Entourage Teen Lounge
  • Kids Area
  • Kids' Aqua Park
  • Splash Academy
Entertainment (10)
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge
  • Box Office
  • Breakaway Casino*
  • Breakaway Theater
  • Breakaway Theater
  • Comedy Performances
  • Headliners Comedy Club
  • Onboard Movie Screenings
  • Studio Lounge
  • Spiegel Tent*
Dining (42)
  • Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Open-Air Garden Café
  • Savor Restaurant - American
  • Taste Restaurant - American
  • The Manhattan Room Restaurant - American
  • Shanghai's Noodle Bar - Asian
  • Wasabi - Asian*
  • Bar at the Atrium - Atrium Bar*
  • Spice H2O - Beach Club bar*
  • Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club - Blues Bar*
  • Fat Cats on the Waterfront - Blues Bar*
  • Moderno Churrascaria - Brazillian*
  • Moderno on the Waterfront - Brazillian*
  • Garden Café - Casual
  • Open-Air Garden Café - Casual
  • The Market Place - Casual
  • The Humidor Cigar Lounge - Cigar Bar*
  • Prime Meridian Bar - Clubby Bar*
  • Bar 21 - Cocktail Bar*
  • Mixx Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • Café at the Atrium - Coffee Bar*
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant - French*
  • Dolce Gelato - Gelato*
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant - italian*
  • La Cucina on the Waterfront - italian*
  • Teppanyaki - Japanese*
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Sea - Margaritaville*
  • Shaker's Cocktail Bar - Martini Bar*
  • Shaker's Cocktail Bar on the Waterfront - Martini Bar*
  • The Bake Shop - pastries*
  • Waves Pool Bar - Pool Bar*
  • O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill - Pub
  • The Raw Bar - Raw Fare*
  • Ocean Blue - Seafood*
  • Ocean Blue on the Waterfront - Seafood*
  • Cagney's on the Waterfront - Steakhouse*
  • Cagney's Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
  • The Haven Lounge - Suite Guests
  • The Haven Restaurant - Suite Guests
  • Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar - Whiskey Bar*
  • Maltings on the Waterfront - Whiskey Bar*
* May require additional fees
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Allie T wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I wish this review could be positive and saying all the great things about NCL, but I’ve had quite the opposite of that experience. If you’re looking for a cruise line that loses your luggage then blames you when you followed instructions and did everything right, then Norwegian is the cruise line for you! We had a 7-day cruise with no luggage, no medicine, none of our necessities. We were provided with a t-shirt that didn’t fit, a small comb, a q-tip, toothbrush, and an “I’m sorry.” I tried to get any explanation at all from Norwegian after the cruise and 3 months later I’ve gotten two pre-typed emails that is as far from genuine as possible. If you want a nightmare cruise experience, go Norwegian!
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Nick wrote a review Mar 2022
Freehold, New Jersey45 contributions46 helpful votes
I haven't even went on a cruise and already have the worst possible opinion about the company. 2 things: when selling half-price 1st time sailor gift cards there is no mentioning that they have to be used for cruises booked more than 120 days in advance, so practically useless. Fine, money stuck for years to come. Second issue, I booked just as soon as was able to commit with work schedule, and paid exactly what NCL asked. Just a few days after booking price went down for around 250 for my exact booking. Customer service agent on the phone was more than happy to file a credit request (either for future sailing or for on-board spending); and about a week later I got email from Annete Jones that my credit request has been denied and it totally my fault. So here it comes NCL, this would be my only sailing, I will tell about this to all my friends, family and colleagues, as well as write this review on every travel site. Good luck with business model that penalizes purchasing early.
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matt p wrote a review Mar 2022
Vancouver wa6 contributions2 helpful votes
The haven staff blew any staff I have ever come in contact in my life! I feel like they all became our family and friends throughout the trip! Randolf and Allan our stew and butler were absolutely top notch, truly couldn't have asked for more!!! The mixologists at the bar made the best, consistent drinks I have probably ever had! To the Professor, the Doctor, and the Scientist... You guys are all awesome and I know will do big things in your life, you truly are special human beings. And to the most energetic person you will ever meet!!! El is on another planet when it comes to making your day great. The whole staff was perfection so if i left anyone out my sincere apologies! Now to the Dirty Dozen and the true champs that rallied thru the pub crawl on our last day. You all are amazing, and we will cross paths again thank you so much for all the great memories. I miss all of you already!
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ltwriter wrote a review Feb 2022
California75 contributions42 helpful votes
We bid on an upgrade for a suite associated with The Haven, a restaurant, lounge and outdoor area with hot tubs and small water feature. Loved the service. The Haven crew were fun and provided super service, but without it I think the trip would have been a let down. The pool was small and largely party central, making any real swimming difficult after the morning hours. The food, even in the "specialty" restaurants which are not included in the fare, was largely disappointing.
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Ma Dukes B wrote a review Feb 2022
Columbus, Ohio7 contributions6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise since the pandemic started. I felt safe and happy the whole time. The ship was clean and were so much to do in the way of entertainment and activities. Our cruise director, Marzena, was awesome and accessible. The staff was great! Our singing waitresses, Melanie and Maria greeted us with coffee and sweet treats. Our staterooms were well cared for by Arif, Melchor and Alan. Our comedians, Sam and Alex were hilarious. This was definitely a memorable trip and I thank such a wonderful crew for helping to make it memorable and fun. Thank you Norwegian! I’m looking forward to my next trip with you. 😊
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7 Night Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean
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Sunday, 07/31/22
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