Tips and Tricks on the Norwegian Breakaway

By Erica Kritt, Social Media Coordinator, The Cruise Web, Inc.

How to get the electricity to work.The Norwegian Breakaway was packed with great fun features, but my colleagues and I discovered a lot of intricacies that you just may not know about until you experience the Breakaway in all her glory. Here’s a list of helpful tips to use when you are onboard.

I stepped into my cabin and I tried to turn the light on to go to the bathroom, then I tried to turn the TV on, nothing. I called up the front desk to let them know our cabin didn’t have any electricity. They told me all I had to do was put my room key into the silver apparatus by the door (pictured to the right) and all the cabin’s electricity would work. This is a handy little trick that a lot of cruise lines are now utilizing to help save energy. Remember, if you leave any cameras or phones charging, once you take the key out there will be no electricity going through your outlets.Light Switch

Turning Off the Lights
When lying in bed, there is a light switch up against the wall that will turn off all the lights in the stateroom, but not the lights on the sides of the bed. I tried all the light switches in the room before realizing these little bed-side lights have tiny on/off switches on them that blend in very well. Check out the photo to the right for help, especially when you are lying in bed.

If your stateroom has a sofa, check the drawers underneath for spare towels.

Extra Amenities
It seems that no matter what ship you are on, finding the hair dryer is something of a challenge. On the Breakaway the hair dryers are in a holster underneath the vanity. The vanity also comes with a cushy little seat which can double as a foot rest. On top of the foot rest is a smooth lacquered piece of wood that can be used as a table for breakfast in bed or for a little in room snack from room service.

Hot Dog CartWhere to Eat
The ship is big, so you might have trouble finding a restaurant or bar, especially if that food feature is on wheels. To find the Sabrett hot dog cart head to Spice H20 on the aft of the pool deck. However, there are supposed to be three carts onboard located on the Waterfront, pool deck and forward deck so keep your eyes peeled for the yellow and blue umbrella.

Didn’t get a reservation for a specialty restaurant you’ve been dying to try? Visit the restaurant for a standby reservation. There’s a chance an opening will become available, especially if you arrive early.

Before You Board
Be sure to make as many reservations as possible beforehand. Many of the ships features fill up fast, especially the ice bar, and you want to make sure you can experience all the Norwegian Breakaway has to offer.

Do you have any tips for sailing on the Breakaway?

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1 Allison St. Clair - The Cruise Web { 05.04.17 at 11:38 am }

Hi Anita,

Congratulations on booking your second Norwegian cruise!

Norwegian does have a lovely Fitness Center, typically open from 6am to 11pm, and they do offer a variety of classes including yoga. Please contact me with the ship and sail date of your cruise and I will be happy to find the specifics and availability of the yoga classes during your sailing.


Allison St. Clair

Cruise Consultant
The Cruise Web, Inc.

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2 Melisa { 02.13.18 at 10:41 pm }

What are our options for excursions with small children if we just want to go to the beach (and not pay hundreds of dollars for the breakaways own excursions). I was thinking if it’s possible just to grab a taxi and have them drop us off at the beach?

Any thoughts?!
Thank you!!

3 Michelle Henderson { 02.14.18 at 11:14 am }

Hi Melisa,

I attached a link of possible shore excursions we suggest. I am not sure where you are going, but you have to be careful on taking unsecured rides or excursions. Yes, you can take a taxi, but make sure you know the exchange rate before taking any taxis and have exact change ready. It’s always best to go with a known company, so make sure the cruise company suggests a particular taxi. Cost is important, but safety is better. Another suggestion is if you want to take your daughter snorkeling and want to save money is to bring your gear with you, so you don’t have to rent it.

If you need additional help, feel free to call me.
Here is the link of shore excursions

Michelle Henderson

Senior Cruise Consultant
The Cruise Web, Inc.

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1-240-487-0155, ext. 366 International
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4 Maria P. { 07.23.18 at 9:30 pm }


We are a group of 7 on our first cruise ever, we are vacationing to Scandinavia and the Baltics via Norwegian Breakaway – a friend of a friend who had been on the same cruise earlier this year said that it was best to be among the first ones to embark the ship.

We are flying into Copenhagen the day before the ship sails but arriving in the evening – so we wanted to see some sights the next morning and plan to be on the cruise port couple hours before the ship sails at 5pm… now what are the challenges and risks if we do this instead of being there at the start of embarkation process?

Kindly advise please… we appreciate any helpful information.

Maria P.

5 Carol Carroll { 11.04.18 at 7:50 pm }

We are taking 5 adult children along with their spouses and children on May 5 2019 on the Breakaway to the Eastern Caribbean. Some of our grandchildren are under 3 years old. Do they have babysitters for hire to come to the room and babysit at night? Also ,do they have to bring portacribs for the kids under 3.?

6 Jen Crivelli - The Cruise Web { 11.05.18 at 1:05 pm }


I hope you and your family enjoy your cruise together aboard the Norwegian Breakaway.

Norwegian does not offer babysitting services on board for children under 3. Group Sitting Services are available for children ages 3-12 every night from 10:30pm – 1:30am (“Late Night Fun Zone”) & on port days when the ship is docked. The hourly fee is $6.00 per hour, per child & $4.00 per hour, per child for each additional sibling.

The travel agent who booked your reservation will need to make a special request to Norwegian for a crib in the stateroom. Or, you can bring your own Pack-n-Play for the children under 3 to sleep in.

Hope this helps!

Jen C.
Cruise Consultant | The Cruise Web
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7 Liz { 11.16.18 at 12:39 pm }

Do you need an international plug for chargers?

8 Cody - The Cruise Web { 11.16.18 at 3:32 pm }


110 voltage outlets are standard across all cruise lines. In some cases, European branded cruise lines will be fitted with both 110v and 220v outlets.
Hope this helps!

Cody Barnes
Cruise Consultant | The Cruise Web
1-800-377-9383 x 206

9 Jacqueline Ann Carracappa { 07.16.19 at 4:49 pm }

My husband and I will both be celebrating our Birthdays when we cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway in November 2019. Would love to know how I can set up a surprise for him or something special to help us celebrate. Any ideas?

10 The Cruise Web Team { 07.22.19 at 3:18 pm }

Hi Jacqueline,

Thanks for reaching out! If you booked with The Cruise Web, please email your cruise booking details to so we can pull up your reservation to assist with your onboard gift purchase. If you’ve booked with a different agency… first off, shame on you (just kidding!), and second, click here to learn about purchasing onboard gifts for your cruise.

The Cruise Web Team

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