Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by Cruising Honeys: The Breeze was a BREEZE
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The Breeze was a BREEZE
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Just returned from an 8 day cruise on the Breeze and it was spectacular!
The embarkation was the quickest that we have had. Miami definitely has their act together. I must say we are Platinum members and do get priority boarding but this was the best we have ever had. We where directed through security to a private lounge where we where given our sail and sign cards and where escorted to the ship within 15 minutes where our cabins where ready.
We had cabin 7316 and it was very nice and our cain steward, Linda, was fantastic. The cabin it self was 2 decks above one of the hot tubs which made sitting on the balcony noisy at times but still enjoyable.
The ship it self is beautiful and done in soft caribbean colors.
There are numerous place to eat so we didn't find a problem with lines. One of the hidden areas for breakfast is in deck 5 by the coffee bar. Nice continental food along with eggs, hot cereals, sliced meats, etc. Most passengers gravitate to More the Lido deck which can be very crowded for breakfast.
Make sure you try Guy's
Burgers at least once and if you like sushi go to the sushi place on deck 5. You do pay but it is well worth it and you can get it to go if there isn't any seating. We always dine one night in the Steak House and as usual it did not disappoint.
We had late dining in the Sapphire Dining Room and had Lloyd and his staff serve us. Very good food and excellent service.
We visited 4 ports and enjoyed all.
Grand Turk- There is a free beach as you get off the ship if you do not want to book an excursion. It is great and since we where the only ship there it was that crowed.
La Romana- We chose not to get off the ship but if you do you will need to take either an excursion or find a way into the city.
Curacao - The city is a short walk from the ship and is beautiful, Don't miss the swinging bridge.
Aruba - We decided to take a bus tour of the island and did enjoy it. As a matter of fact we plan to go back and spend a week. Our friends went to a private island to swim, snorkel and there was a water park there also.
In all we had 3 sea days. One at the beginning of the cruise and two at the end and it was so enjoyable.
Debarkation was again easy. Love the luggage carousels, made finding ours soooo easy. Less
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Cabin review: 7316
We had balcony cabin 7316. We where 2 decks above the hot tub so at times it was a bit noisy but on the whole it was great. Sitting in the morning with coffee and in the evening with a glass of wine. Close to the atrium elevators.
Port and Shore Excursions
The tour was exceptional. Our tour guide and bus driver 'Uncle Ben" was not only very informative but was a comedian! We not only had a great tour of the island and the different area. He made you want to come back and stay longer on HIS island.
Just got off the ship and walked around the town. We saw the moving bridge that was awesome!
Remained on the ship and enjoyed it! Did hear from others that they went into town and felt very insecure with being accosted by locals selling items, so beware!
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