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do you use latex gloves in your restraunts

my daughter has a food allergy
Asked by: kretterath
Chefs do use gloves in the kitchen, however waiters do not. Also, even though chefs may use gloves, it does not eliminate the possibility of cross contamination resulting from handling multiple food items without changing gloves. If your daughter's food allergy is significant, you should contact the NCL Reservations Department by phone well in advance of your cruise to make arrangements for a special diet.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-02-08

Will I receive a written breakdown of all charges to my credit card?

Asked by: Bejekel
Yes, the items which have been charged to your bank card prior to the start of your cruise will appear on the cruise documents (eDocs) which you will need to download from your "My NCL" account so you can take your documents with you when you check in for your cruise. You can pick up a printed listing of all your on board charges from the Guest Services Desk before you depart the cruise.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-03-06

Bathroom?

We are in room 5124 on the Breakaway sailing Feb. 8. I am partially disabled. Is there a shower in the room? I can't get in and out of a tub.
Asked by: JoanJenn
Your Ocean View Stateroom, category OB, does have a shower. You can see a floor plan and example photos of your room by clicking on the Staterooms link above and following it to the description of your OB class room.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-06

Are there Vegan and Vegetarian options available in the dining rooms and other restaurants?

Asked by: JasmineQ03
Yes, vegetarian meals are available on board. They may not be true vegan, however, as the ship's galleys generally are not equipped with separate utensils and cooking areas for vegetarian cooking. The same pots and pans may be used for meats as well as vegetables, while cooking oils, butter, and other condiments may include meat or meat by-products. If you require a strictly vegan diet, you should contact the NCL Reservations Department at least a month prior to your cruise to make your needs known. It also is a good idea to check with the restaurant reservations desk as soon as you are on board to be sure that your requests have been relayed to the staff on the ship.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-06-14

Pepper Spray

Can I bring pepper spray on board? We are going “off the beaten path” in Mexico.
Asked by: Chumiloons
Unfortunately, no. Pepper spray is on the list of prohibited items. To see the complete list, please click on this link: https://www.ncl.com/prohibited-items
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2019-11-11

Is there a good selection of Craft beers on The Breakaway?

The last cruise I went on there were only 2 bars that carried an IPA beer. I happen to be a picky beer drinker!
Asked by: Seanras
Breakaway doesn't have The District like the Escape and newer ships, so the craft beer selection isn't great, but it's better than a few years ago. You can get about a dozen different beers bottled across the ship in various bars now.
Answered by: jsand42
Date published: 2020-01-09

Are there smoking areas on the ship?

Cigars
Asked by: terryanddani
Cigar smoking is permitted in the designated cigar lounge on Deck 8. There are additional locations where pipe and cigarette smoking is permitted. For complete information on NCL smoking policies, please see this link: https://www.ncl.com/faq#!#smoking
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-03-06

How do the bars and servers know which drink package you have?

Asked by: brelausto
There is a code printed on the face of your room key card to indicate the type of beverage, dining, or other packages you have. If you are traveling in a Suite or the Haven, you will be entitled to certain other privileges, so there will be a code to indicate that. Your card also lists your name, your lifeboat muster station, and your status in NCL's frequent passenger program, the Latitudes Club. All of this information also is encoded in the magnetic strip on your card. When a staff member swipes your card at their station, all of this information, plus your photo, appears on the screen for them.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2019-12-09

What do the different cabin colors represent on each deck

Asked by: Elliot
The color code designates the category and sub-category of the stateroom, such as Inside, Ocean View, Balcony, or Mini-Suite. Within each of these basic categories there are sub-categories based upon the location and price range of the room. There is a legend on each deck plan online which you can click on to expand for detailed information about each class of room.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-03-04

Is the breakaway still performing rock of ages?

Asked by: kim123
No. Show is Burn the floor. Stupid story. But great dancing and music. The show 'Six' was excellant. Velvet was just ok, with a crappy meal.
Answered by: NIC17
Date published: 2020-02-18

Is there skeet shooting on board

Asked by: Chamerie
No, skeet shooting is not available on any NCL vessel.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-12

On embarkation day, if I sent my formal dress to be pressed, would I have it back in time for the optional formal night on the 5 night cruise?

Asked by: barbarag8893
The usual turnaround time for the ship's laundry service is two days, but for an additional cost you can specify one day service. There is no way to be certain in advance which night will be designated as the "Dress up or Not" night, but it seems like a safe bet that you could have your dress pressed in time.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-29

How does the Breakaway compare to the Joy, found the Joy to be wonderful.

Inside lounge space seems limited on the Breakaway vs the Joy.
Asked by: attrzaska
The Joy is a member of the "Breakaway-Plus" class of ships in the NCL fleet. It's similar in design to the Breakaway, but 20,000 tons larger. The Joy actually has fewer passenger staterooms, however. The extra size provides room for the Joy's forward observation lounge plus other venues not found on the Breakaway. The overall layout of the Joy is somewhat different from other ships in the Breakaway and Breakaway-Plus classes. Many of the restaurants on the Joy are the same as on other ships, but situated on different decks or different locations on the same deck as the Breakaway. The Joy was built for the Asian market, so the design of some of its staterooms is unique. The Joy also lacks a spacious thermal spa as found on other NCL mega-ships like the Breakaway. I have sailed on both the Joy and the Breakaway. Except for the observation lounge on the Joy, I much prefer the Breakaway's design. Even more than either of these, however, I really like the Bliss. It has the large observation lounge, thermal spa, and venues such as specialty restaurants and lounges in convenient locations.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-06-07

Does it cost to go into the ice bar?

Asked by: Riverbear
Yes, there is a cover charge to pay for the beverages you will be served inside. The charge applies even if you have one of the beverage packages.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-07

How do I know which terminal the Breakaway will be at?

Don’t know which terminal to go to.
Asked by: ConniePR52
You did not mention the specifics of your cruise such as your port of departure or date, so I can't give you a definitive answer. You can download your cruise contract (eDocs) from this website by logging into your "My NCL" account and following the prompts. The information should be there. If you are sailing from Miami, Port Canaveral, or another of the ports which have several terminals, you should see signs as you approach the port which indicate which berth is occupied by each of the ships in port that day.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-03-04

What category is BF for a Balcony and is this mid ship?

Asked by: JAP119
Category BF is a new designation for the Breakaway, and it appears that it will not be assigned until sailings beginning in October 2020. BF staterooms can be seen on the Deck Plans for decks 8 and 9. On Deck 8 there are a few BFs at the very front of the ship, with many more through the front half of that deck. On Deck 9, most of the Balcony staterooms are category BF, and they are scattered throughout the front, mid-ship, and aft. The letter "B" stands for Balcony, while the second letter "F" is a sub-category based upon size of the room, its location and desirability, and hence its price. In general, lower numbers or letters such as 1, 2, A, or B indicate the most desirable and costliest staterooms within a particular category, while higher numbers or letters indicate less costly, and unfortunately less desirable, staterooms. The BX category, which does not include any "Free at Sea" promotional benefits and which does not allow you to select your specific cabin location, is the only category of Balcony stateroom on the Breakaway which is generally less expensive than the BF category.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-09

We want to know if there is a go cart track on the Breakaway

Asked by: Rhonita
NCL has race tracks on the Bliss, Encore, and Joy, but unfortunately the Breakaway does not have one.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-04-17

We'll be staying in room 10116, it says it fits 2 -4 people, where are the beds located?

I see 1 queen size bed and a sofa, does the sofa bed fit 2 people, or is there an additional sleeping space?
Asked by: Jergerdo
Balcony staterooms designated for four passengers either have a Pullman-style bed which your stateroom attendant can fold down from the ceiling or else the fourth passenger will sleep on a cot which your attendant will provide. On some ships the sofa is designed to fold out for two persons, but all of the sofas that I have seen on this ship accommodate just one passenger each.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-02-20

Where does a crib fit in a balcony room?

We will be traveling with two children, one who sleeps in a crib. I am unsure where a crib will fit in the room.
Asked by: Kshaugn23
It may be a bit crowded, but there is room for the crib between the sofa and the dressing table. You can view the floor plan for your cabin by clicking on the "Staterooms" link above.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2019-11-24

Is the Haven Resturant open for breakfast and/or lunch

Asked by: DEEDEE695B
Yes, the Haven restaurant is open to Haven guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-02-08

IS THE SKYY® VODKA ICE BAR OPEN ON THE BREAKAWAY?

Asked by: NJgal
It was when we were on the Breakaway earlier this year. The ship has not undergone a major renovation since then, so it should still be available.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2019-10-26

On the Norwegian breakaway is soda included or do u need to buy a drink pkg ?

Asked by: Linlo
Sodas are not complimentary. You may purchase one of the beverage packages which include unlimited sodas or you may choose to pay as you go. If you only drink a few sodas per day it may be less expensive to skip the beverage package and have your on-board account charged each time you order a drink. It would be less convenient to do that, of course, but it may cost less.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2019-10-28

Is there an outdoor jogging track?

Asked by: penskecraig
Yes, the jogging track is on Deck 16 midship.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-01

I have seen people posting that they have gotten upgraded? Is this an option you need to ask about or is it offered when available?

Asked by: Jimdandy
There are several possibilities for upgrading your stateroom. First, you can contact the NCL Reservations Department prior to sailing and ask to move to a larger room. If one is available, you would need to pay the difference between the amount you already have paid for your current cabin and the cost of the upgraded room. My wife and I have done this a couple of times when NCL dropped the prices of rooms as the sailing date approached and there still were some empty cabins. In one case the amount we had paid for an Inside room was almost as much as the newly reduced price for a Balcony. In another case we paid just a couple of hundred dollars more to move from a Balcony into a Haven Spa Suite on a two-week cruise. When upgrading this way, you have the final say as to whether or not you want to accept the upgrade. You also have the option of selecting the specific stateroom you will move into, and you receive all the additional "Free at Sea" benefits of the upgraded room. When most passengers speak of upgrades, however, they are referring to NCL's upgrade program in which you may bid against other passengers for a room upgrade. On cruises which still have unreserved staterooms as the sailing date approaches, NCL will send notices by email or through your "My NCL" account to a select group of passengers, giving them the opportunity to bid for an upgraded room. Not every passenger on board will be invited to bid, but I do not know what factors influence NCL's decision process. NCL will suggest a minimum and a maximum bid range for each room category eligible for a bid. You may bid on one or more room types, and may alter or cancel any bid at any time up until NCL makes a final decision to accept or reject your bid. The bids usually are resolved about 48 hours before the sailing date, so you may not know if your bid was successful until almost the last minute. If you bid on multiple room types on the same cruise and one of your bids is accepted, your other bids are automatically cancelled. If your bid is accepted, your bank card will be charged immediately and NCL will assign your new room number. You will not be allowed to select your new room location and you will not receive any of the additional "Free at Sea" offers which normally are associated with your new stateroom. Instead, you will keep whatever offers you received with the room you originally booked. This is the most frequently seen form of room upgrade. Another possibility could be termed the "teacher's pet" or "squeaky wheel" upgrade. Once you are on board a cruise for which there are some empty Suites or Haven staterooms, a ship's officer may decide to select some passengers to reward with a free upgrade. We have seen this a couple of times, once as a raffle prize and another time because of mechanical problems with a passenger's assigned stateroom. It doesn't happen often, so you probably would not want to count on it.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-03-03

Is there a charge for bottled water on the ship if you have the beverage package?

Asked by: Debbie09
Unfortunately, yes there is. You can bring an empty water bottle on board with you and fill it at the tap in your room. All the water onboard is filtered using a reverse osmosis process and is perfectly safe to drink. There is room in the mini-fridge in your room for one or two bottles of water, so you can have cool water with you on your shore excursions.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-02-08

Is vaping allowed in the cabins, suites, and balconies?

If not, where are the vaping areas?
Asked by: Anonymous
Guests are not permitted to smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipe, electronic cigarettes and vapor devices in their staterooms or on their balconies. Casino players may smoke cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and vapor smoking devices in the Casino during gaming hours. On Norwegian Breakaway, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapor smoking devices are permitted on deck 15 mid-ship, port side (limited area) and Spice H2O, starboard side. For complete information on NCL smoking policies, please see this link: https://www.ncl.com/faq#!#smoking
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2019-12-07

Are there irons available in the rooms?

Asked by: Buns
No, but you can borrow one briefly from the Housekeeping Department by asking your stateroom attendant or checking with the Guest Services Desk.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-03-06

How much does it cost to upgrade to the Haven from a mini suite? Is it too late??

Asked by: Luv44klb
You did not mention the sailing date of your cruise, so I can't advise you if a Haven stateroom is still available or not. If one is still available for your cruise, you can upgrade your cabin at any time up until a day or two before your ship sails. The price would be the difference between what you already have paid for your assigned room and the current price for the Haven stateroom you want. You would need to contact your travel agent or the NCL Reservations Department to re-book your reservation, and they would be able to tell you of the exact cost to change rooms.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-02-20

When can you book some of the things that you want to do. Like in Mexico we are looking to do the Dolphin Swim.

When you can book a dolphin swim in Mexico
Asked by: Christine72
Shore excursions usually are available for booking about three months prior to your cruise. Since they are operated by private companies that contract their services to NCL, however, there sometimes can be a delay in working out the details, so they may not appear online until just shortly before your cruise sails. The best recommendation I can give you is to check the website every week or so until you see your tour appear. Many guests do not book their tours in advance, preferring to wait until they are on board. For this reason, NCL usually holds back some space on every tour for those booking late.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2019-10-25

we have 6 cabin group side by side can the balcony be open between them

Asked by: dave7800
Unfortunately, no. NCL cites fire safety concerns as the reason for keeping the partitions closed at all times except for maintenance and cleaning.
Answered by: TheTravelingMan
Date published: 2020-01-15
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