Summary: We are a three-generational family (12, 44, 72) and have done a Carnival Cruise every spring break for the last 6 years. Breeze is the best. Great service and activities. Pretty good itinerary except for La Romana. Better than expected food and entertainment. We're booking on Breeze for next spring break, and that says it all.
Embarkation: Really easy. We flew into FLL the night before and had a leisurely arrival the next day around noon. We were on board in 20 minutes WITHOUT Faster to the Fun. We ignored the email that said not to arrive before 1.
Service: Impeccable, and friendly. Great training shows. Personal hearty greetings at every crew encounter. The ship is very clean and well cared for. We still love the singing and dancing that tops off every excellent meal service.
Dining: We were in early service Blush. Missed one meal there because of a late arriving excursion in Aruba, but they allowed us to eat in the late service after others were seated. Table mates with the same issue that day were accommodated in the Sapphire room with others on the flexible time plan. The Lido deck lines were not set up for the many late arrivals on this day, my only complaint. Guy's Burger Bar is good, but probably unhealthy. La Cucina for lunch was OK, but reports from table mates about dinner were better. Vegetarian choices throughout were good. The menu and quality were very good every day.
Entertainment: Loved it!. Good stage shows with great production enhancements that make the 8 person group look like a much bigger ensemble. Good voices and great dancing. The highlight for us was the tribute band #Rhythmnation, appearing in the Ocean Plaza. Excellent vocal and instrumental soloists, a huge repertoire from Woodstock until now, and unflagging energy. They were fully engaged with the audience.
Activities: So many to choose from, or ignore and find the quiet spots on the promenade deck (including several hot tubs), the Library, and Piano Bar during the day. We like the Trivia contests and use them about once a day too meet new people by forming little teams.
Chidlren's Clubs: Our 12 year old loved the Circle C as a meeting spot, but didn't do the activities. She made many friends, through our thoughtful table assignment, and then formed a posse with them and others. She wants to travel with us again next year, as a 13 year-old, so the prognosis is good.