Yet another positive experience with Carnival. The cruise sailed from Miami, check in was smooth & quick! We purchased FTTF as we are a couple of cruises away from platinum. It did allow us on a bit earlier, and it was great to head right to our stateroom (deluxe oceanview). Unfortunately it wasn't quite ready, but we were still able to drop off our carry ons. I have to say we loved the room! Very spacious, with 2 showers. This made life much easier when getting ready to go out.
Our first stop Guy's. Burger's are really good, very addictive! :) We purchased the drink package. Not sure if it was 100% worth it, it was nice to order whatever, whenever, and try new drinks. Never Maxwell out, may have come close once ot twice. Did not care for service/or drinks at the Redfrog Rum Bar, all other bars were top notch!
We ate in the main dining room twice, both on formal nights, your time dining. It was very good. Service also good. We ate twice at the steakhouse. Awesome dinners, service, desserts., etc... Well worth the upcharge to us. The first night was embarkation day, free bottle of wine, nice perk! Dinner once at the Italian rest. Very good, also worth every penny. Chefs table one night also. The food
was wonderful, the atmosphere was not. The last time we did this was on the Elation, they brought us to a quiet private room for the dinner portion, this time we stayed right in the galley. It was loud, lots of activity, not as nice a the Elation. Probably wouldn't do that again. We ate lunch at the buffet, Italian, brunch, wok, sandwhiches, sunshine, of course Guys, all were very yummy!
We did not go to shows, except the love and marriage show. Very funny, not new from prior cruises though.
Casino was fun, actually came out ahead. Loved Ron and piano bar!!
Serenity area was the best, if you could find a spot. Unfortunately we rarely did.
Debarkation disorganized, finding luggage is a nightmare! Loved the cruise! Loved the ship! Beautiful. Lots to do, not enough time for everything. Loved the ports, Aruba, Dominican, Curacao, Grand Turk. We booked our own excursions outside of Carnival. Less expensive, great experience's! Would cruise again on the Breeze, and definitely on another cruise with Carnival.