The breakaway is a bigger more modern ship. Some people like smaller ships. You will notice the size difference and older decor. Less spaces to roam and adventure around but will be easier to each other.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
No the Gem is a great ship. We cruised on her in December 2015 after only cruising on the newer ships, EPIC, Getaway and Breakaway. It was nice being on a smaller ship again.
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answered 6 months ago
I have been on the Gem 3 different times. My last cruise I was on the Breakaway. Obviously, the new ships have all the bells and whistles that the older ships do not have. I will be honest, I love the Gem. If I had to pick, I would probably go with the Gem, I like the smaller ship. Do not get me wrong, The Breakaway was awesome, and I am going on the Breakaway again in early 2016, but I really enjoyed my cruises on the Gem. If you can get over the fact that the Gem will not have all the new things you find on the newer ships, you will be fine.
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We've cruised on multiple NCL ships including the Breakaway and have yet to be disappointed. However, if you loved the Breakaway just for it's water slides, ropes course and some other features not on the Gem then you might not enjoy it as much as the Breakaway. Even though the Gem is smaller than the Breakaway the shows, daily activities, dining, etc. are just as good.
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This will be my third time on the Gem I love it... Its doesn't have all the new stuff like multiple water slides and rope course but its smaller, less people, and has a splendid charm all of her own.. Only you can see if you will be disappointed but my guess is you will not be.............. Enjoy
BTW my family leave 11/23/15 on the Gem and I cannot wait..
Loved them all...
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