This was the 1st B2B cruise for this cruiser...We went with a great group of people we met here on CC as wells as 2 other social media sites,all totalled nearly 60 of us on board.. dressed to the 9's in bee shirts,head boppers, and buttons..
We chose a cove balcony because the was a cruise of 1sts....We chose the ports side because we were hoping to be able to yell at the "pier runners* (their was none to be had)
We met up with met the group at the Homewood hotel in Miami 2 nights before the cruise.. this is a really nice hotel with very friendly staff a great hot breakfast and and a fantastic hot meal for dinner including red and white wines..The rooms were clean and well maintained but it is right beside the Airport so if noise is an issue for you do not stay here.. for us it was not an issue at all we got used to the sounds and slept very well.
On embarkation day ( Nov 22) we had pre booked a shuttle and were picked up promptly at 10:30 and port side by 11:00.. the luggage porters were right there when we got off the buses and off we all went to get into line .. and very long line...but once it got going we went thru in about 1/2 hour.. then into chairs to wait for our number to be called.. this took about 15 minutes not and unpleasant amount of time to wait..We were in our cabin right away after boarding due to the ship being in port over night from the xmas party for the CCL staff the night before..this was a very pleasant surprise.. off for lunch at the Lido..
There was a large variety of foods to choose from with servers everywhere clearing tables and serving all the hungry cruisers..After a good meal we all headed out the Red Frog Rum bar and met and amazing bar server Colin..he had our names down before sail away..the group had a chance to try the Thristy Frog Red Ale in the "Tube" look out folks this beer is amazing and disappears very quickly..
After departing for Nassau we went down for dinner to table 720 and met Norbert and Sergio.. we were so lucky to get such great servers.. my allergy was handle so well .. very professionally and I never at any time felt at risk at any time..That evening we saw Divas in the Ovation theatre.. I can say that the new technology combined with the great singers and dancers made for one of the best stage shows we have seen on a cruise yet..
Next day we were in Nassau... we got off the ship and met a local fellow named Bryan on the way to work.. turns out he was the curator for the museum..great luck we got a free tour and it cost us all of a $5 tip..We stopped off in the local plaza before getting back on the ship to get water.. we got 12-1.5L bottle for 2.75 a bottle... I would not have paid what she was asking which was $4 a bottle..so you can barter for sure..
Back on board we met the rest of the group for the rope course confidence challenge... let just say.. this course is not for the faint of heart..It can be very scary
We were tethered in to a harness and hooked onto the course..This course is a challenge because not only are you dealing with the ropes moving in the wind but the ship as well.. ( I am retired from the Army and on our confidence course it was hard enough to deal with the ropes moving but we did not have to the ground moving)....The rope course on the Breeze is a challenge with an easy side and difficult side..some found the difficult side easier then the easy side.. choose your course to fit you..
After the course it was back for dinner with our great table mates.. and then get ready for change from the 2 day to the 8 day US inaugural..
This review is my opinion only many others will have their own but I found this cruise to be a short but fun cruise