Just came back yesterday from a terrific cruise on the Breakaway to Bermuda. It was my second visit to Bermuda and third cruise on NCL. My expectations were much more than met. Everything on this ship was topnotch from the great food, excellent entertainment, and a lot of fun things to do onboard as well as just relaxing. I was concerned because the ship has such a large passenger capacity that it would be overcrowded but didn't have a problem always finding a quiet place. Of course the poolside gets crowded on warm sunny days, but so does any ship. I also purchased the NCL transportation plan which brought me from Providence RI directly to the ship in Manhattan. Very accommodating and worth the price. All in all I'm very pleased with this NCL cruise and my only complaint would be the few people that would complain about nothing. Bermuda is beautiful and the people are very nice. Since I'd been the island before I knew Horseshoe Bay was a terrific beach. Depending on transportation, it takes about 30-60 minutes to get to but well worth it. "Snorkel Beach" which is a short walk from the ship is not so great but nice if you want to jump in the water for a bit after shopping. I tried a jetski tour that was very fun. The tour guide took us to a shipwreck where we fed fish and to a beautiful beach where we could swim and see sea turtles. I had an outside cabin that had a large window on deck 5. It was the biggest room I've had on a cruise and seemed to be bigger than more expensive balcony rooms. Also got a chance to peek into the solo cabins. They were very nice and surprisingly larger than the NCL photos. I would recommend this NCL ship and iterniary.
There is no better way to describe this vacation other than FABULOUS! We traveled as a family of four in side by side inside cabins for the Bermuda itinerary in September 2013! This was a second cruise on NCL. The Breakaway was beautiful with plenty of space for all passengers. We loved Spice H20 on those sea days to just kick back and read or sit and enjoy the view! The waterfront area is very nice and a great place to watch that fabulous NYC Sail-away. All restaurants were great! WE loved LeBistro and Cagney's and found the food excellent even in the main dining rooms. Entertainment top notch with something for everyone from Broadway shows, waterslides, ropes course and rock climbing, comedy, music venues, casinos and bars, and on board events including Fireworks! Bermuda is a beautiful island and we felt so welcome by everyone we encountered both on the Breakaway and on the island! We loved it so much that we are headed back this year. Well done Norwegian Cruise Line!