After a week spent sampling burgers and burritos, prodding my fellow passengers — as if this social bunch needed any — and talking to Fun Ship execs aboard the new 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze, it’s time for a recap of the good, the bad and the Fun Ship Freddy (he’s not a looker). In short, Carnival’s third Dream-class ship represents the future of the line. As the first new-build to emerge from the billion-dollar-plus Fun Ship 2.0 initiative, a fleetwide overhaul focusing on more than 20 food-, booze- and entertainment-related elements, Breeze will serve as the template for future makeovers.
With so much newness — Breeze has 23 2.0 elements, from the line’s first stand-alone sushi restaurant to a re-tooled approach to entertainment — there will invariably be certain growing pains. Besides, getting a new-build to operate at full tilt requires (and deserves) time. So, while the ship had its share of misses, the kinks may be worked out, 300-foot-long twister waterslide notwithstanding.
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