Norwegian Breakaway Reviews
Treat yourself to a cruise vacation onboard the highly anticipated Norwegian Breakaway that will surpass all of your expectations with many new concepts that are a first for Norwegian Cruise Line. Take a stroll down the cruise line’s first-ever oceanfront boardwalk, ‘The Waterfront,’ lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. Enjoy an evening at one of eight outdoor dining and lounging options including Norwegian favorites such as Moderno Churrascaria, La Cucina, and Malting’s Beer and Whiskey bar or opt for a scrumptious meal at Ocean Blu on The Waterfront, a brand new exquisite seafood restaurant with special outdoor seating and takeaway menu. Stay up all night dancing at the trendy New York-style nightclub, Bliss Ultra Lounge, where guests will feel the excitement as they walk through the LED-lit tunnel entrance to the illuminated bar – complete with LED walls and pulsating dance floor. From The Haven, a brand new 42-suite private complex, to studios for guests traveling solo, there is a cabin for all types of travelers onboard. Spanning over 18,000-square feet, the contemporary Breakaway Casino will be hip and ornately decorated including gold tiles and upscale finishes. With 26 gaming tables and the most rewarding Casinos At Sea Players Club program, there will be something for everyone from novice to high roller. Breakaway from the average cruise vacation and sail onboard Norwegian Breakaway!
Dining aboard Norwegian Breakaway is definitely a highlight of this exquisite ship. You’ll find exciting new venues in addition to the traditional eateries like Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian, Ocean Blue on the Waterfront and The Raw Bar, our first-ever seafood restaurants offering both indoor and outdoor seating. At Ocean Blue, guests will be treated to a menu of refined seafood items prepared with the highest quality ingredients, a stellar wine list and of course, Zakarian's signature cocktails. In addition to these incredible options, Norwegian Breakaway has three complimentary main dining rooms: Savor, Taste and The Manhattan Room. Whatever you’re craving, Norwegian Breakaway’s dining options will satisfy.
Ranging from 452 to 1,022-square feet, The Haven Suites are the largest accommodations onboard Norwegian Breakaway and provide many incredible and exclusive amenities to its guests. From floor-to-ceiling windows to 24-hour butler service and access to specialty restaurants, bars, and a courtyard that can only be accessed by The Haven Suites’ guests, staying in one of these amazing suites truly feels like a home away from home.
At 269-square feet, mini-suites are a great option onboard Norwegian Breakaway, especially for families. Enjoy a king-size bed that can be separated with a comfortable pillow top mattress, flat-screen TV, vanity area, multiple-jet shower, and more.
Take in the breathtaking scenery from your own private balcony onboard Norwegian Breakaway. At 226-square feet, these cabins range in amenities and often offer a king-size bed that can be separated into two beds with a pillow top mattress, sofa bed, flat-screen TV, vanity area, full closet, and more!
At around 172-square feet, oceanview cabins onboard Norwegian Breakaway offer an array of amenities including two lower beds that may be converted into a queen-size, flat-screen TV, vanity, closet, and more!
At around 151-square feet, inside cabins onboard Norwegian Breakaway offer an array of amenities including two lower beds that may be converted into a queen-size, flat-screen TV, vanity, closet, and more!
At 100-square feet, the studio cabins onboard Norwegian Breakaway are specifically designed and priced for solo travelers. In studio cabins, guests will have access to the Studio Complex and Lounge, a private area with a self-service wine bar and large TV to serve as a mingling area with other solo travelers. Studio amenities include a full-size bed, flat screen TV, and more!
Take advantage of the many bars and lounges onboard Norwegian Breakaway. For a low-key evening, opt for a happy hour drink at Shaker’s Cocktail Bar, a martini bar with a twist! Have a pre-dinner beverage at the Prime Meridian Bar, conveniently located between two decadent restaurants in the middle of the action of 678 Ocean Place. If you’re partial to beer or whiskey, try Maltings Beer and Whiskey Bar to experience intoxicating views while enjoying a variety of international spirits and imported beers. If you’d like your evening to continue late into the night, check out Bliss Ultra Lounge, a true hotspot similar to a trendy New York club with electrifying LED walls and a lively dance floor. Enjoy an award-winning entertainment lineup featuring three spectacular Broadway hits - Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy - which can only be seen on Norwegian Breakaway. Jam to the cool sounds in Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club, sing and dance at Howl at the Moon, the world’s greatest rock n’ roll dueling piano show, or laugh it up with some of the best comedians in the world from the renowned The Second City.
Try your luck at the Let It Ride Casino, one of the largest at sea! Spanning over 18,000-square feet, this casino offers over 20 card tables, such as blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em, and even poker, and is ornately decorated using rich materials, exquisite art, and stylish lighting. Join the most rewarding Casinos At Sea Players Club program or check out Bar 21 located just next to the casino where you can try your luck with video poker. Whether you’re a novice or a high roller, this expansive and unique casino onboard Norwegian Breakaway will have something for you!
Fitness / Recreation
Review for fitness and recreation onboard Norwegian Breakaway – Coming Soon!
Norwegian Cruise Line offers many entertaining activities for kids of all ages to participate in each day of their cruise vacation. Norwegian Breakaway will raise the bar for the entire fleet and debut the largest youth and teen-dedicated facilities ever for Norwegian Cruise Line known as Splash Academy. Spanning across two decks, Splash Academy will provide an expansive venue for teens known as Entourage as well as an additional area for younger children. Also keeping technology in mind, Splash Academy will use an e-Youth tablet-based electronic registration where parents can swipe their keycard to sign their children in to the program. Whether your child or teen wants to dance and listen to music from the touch-screen jukebox, paint, play air hockey and foosball, or meet new friends and hangout with other young cruisers, Norwegian Breakaway will offer an activity for kids of any age.
Part of Norwegian Cruise Line’s ‘Freestyle Cruising’ philosophy is to make sure you’re always comfortable. Onboard a Norwegian Cruise Line sailing, ‘resort casual’ is the typical dress code, which means you’re welcome to wear whatever you want, whenever you want. By offering a wide range of entertainment and dining venues, Norwegian Cruise Line ensures that any area of the ship can fit your personal style.
During daytime, casual clothes such as shorts, jeans, and sundresses are appropriate. Swimsuit attire is even welcome at the poolside grill. In the evening, a variety of attire is acceptable – it is up to you to wear what you want. No matter where you are on the ship, you can also feel free to sport a nice jacket or evening gown for that special occasion. Just wearing shorts or jeans is fine too, however is not permitted in any of the specialty restaurants.
*Wearing comfortable walking shoes is also highly recommended for days in port, as is bringing extra bathing suits, sun block, sun visors, and other types of sun protection.