Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by cruisegirl67: Best Cruise Ever
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Best Cruise Ever
Destination: Western Caribbean
We have been out on Carnival 40 sea days over the last 10 years. We have taken our teenagers, our parents, and traveled with friends. This time we went with a couple that had never been on a cruise that are good friends of ours. We had heard the Carnival Breeze was a super nice ship and the 2nd biggest in the Carnival fleet. Well, they were right..Overall the ship was the best we had been on and the amount of passengers was over 4100 and about 1500 crew members. I always like to tell a little about each aspect of the embarkation-debarkation as it always helps new cruisers.
Embarkation-Even though they say you can't board until 1pm we always get there early around 12pm and start boarding. It went very fast and we were probably on the ship in 30 minutes. The couple we were with had birth certificates and they had split us in two lines. If you do have a passport it is a much faster line when you check in at the desk to get your ship card. Once we got to our counter the lady More noticed we were travelling with two others and asked us where they were. Well we told her they had to go to other line and she told us to go get them. She was a very nice and funny and we had a good time with her!!! Once we were on board of course we went to eat like always. Went to room after we ate and our luggage was there by 4pm.
The ship had some great eating places..Our favorite was Guy's Burgers and the Wok..They had a nice Taco/Burrito bar as well. On sea days they have a BBQ restaurant that is very good but it's just two days on your cruise. We don't like Sushi but it was always full. The Marketplace was the main buffets and same thing for Breakfast every morning but good. We didn't eat much off them for lunch or dinner. We did eat at Deli a few times. We had dinner in the main dining room I believe three days. Lobster night was the best. They had two pay restaurants one being a Steakhouse and one being an Italian. We didn't eat at them. This ship had more food options than any other ship we have been on.
Entertainment was great..The entertainment staff was excellent and Butch and Brittany were the best we have seen for cruise directors. Always full of energy and always saying hi!! There is always something to do on the cruise..You just have to go do it. The adult comedy was great and Percey Crews 2 was awesome. He was from St. Louis Mo so from our home state. The shows were good and the juggler/comedian was a hoot!!
Service is always A+. from the buffets, dining room, bar staff, to your room!!
We don't have small children but the waterpark was huge and any kid that was on there looked liked they had a blast!!!
The Serenidty deck was always packed on sea days..Hard to get a lounger up there. A nice quieter place to go..
Disembarkation was not too bad but we waited for the last to be called as we had an afternoon flight. The lady that checked us in was there and we laughed and talked with her!! She was a hoot and friendly!! Less
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Cabin review: 1441
Cabin was just about the same as always. We usually get an inside cabin as we are never much in our room except to sleep. The beds are amazing as always and the hallway was quieter than usual. We actually stayed on Deck 1 towards the AFT of the ship and usually we stay mid-ship. Worked out well as our dining room and marketplace on Lido deck was all above us. I always like to stay below another cabin deck. The only issue we had with our room is that our drain in shower was clogged and they had to come fix it.
Port and Shore Excursions
Spent the day shopping...Our friends that went bought several things to take back to their son. We enjoyed some good margaritas and authentic mexican food. Just walked around and shopped. We did take a taxi into town. In Cozumel the do bargain better than Jamaica..
We rented a jeep from Cayman Rentals and explored the island on our own. We were going to rent scooters and we are glad we didn't as it rained about halfway through our day. The rental was $134 for the day with insurance and we had four people. We drove 7 mile beach and stopped to take some pictures and then went to the other side of the island. Just basically site seeing. We had to put our top up as it started raining. We stopped and took a picture of a 5ft Iguana along side the road that was awesome. Driving on the left side of the road was an experience!! The port you have to be tendered from but the tender boats are big and hold several. We waited until about 10am to get off and we got right on a tender boat with no waiting. We always love Grand Cayman..
Bamboo Beach...it was okay..Beach was small, sand was hard to walk in, and drinks were so-so!! We booked through Carnival to play it safe in Jamaica. I had been there twice before and it's not my favorite. The beach girls was nice and came around many times with Rum Punch & Beer. You got to experience some Jamaican food and the Jerk Chicken was good. We had a massage on beach that I thought was pricey compared to Cozumel. 30 minutes for $40....It was a deep tissue massage though!! We had one in Progresso, Mexico for $10. The bus was nice that took us to the beach and Carima and Sasha were great tour girls. We had a nice day in the 80's at the beach!! We didn't do any shopping other than right at the port. There was a few vendors set up there but I have never bought much there! We know Cozumel is our shopping port.
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