53 Carnival Breeze Entertainment Cruise Reviews

We had 3 rooms, a group of 10. We have sailed with Royal Caribbean and decided to give Carnival a shot this year; what a mistake. Everyone who worked on this ship looked mad all the time, employees would run you over, would not get out of ... Read More
We had 3 rooms, a group of 10. We have sailed with Royal Caribbean and decided to give Carnival a shot this year; what a mistake. Everyone who worked on this ship looked mad all the time, employees would run you over, would not get out of your way when you were walking throughout the decks, pool areas and dining areas. The bartenders looked miserable and angry all the time, it was evident they did not want to be there. We had purchased the Cheers package, and yet the bartenders tried to limit every single thing you could order. If we ordered a drink, and didn't want bottom shelf liquor, we were told no, or just completely ignored until we had to demand the bartender to make our drink the way we wanted. After going back and forth with the bartender, we explained, per Carnival policy, you're allowed to have a drink of up to $20, therefore, allowing us to have top shelf liquor drinks. Although you are limited to 15 drinks per day, we were able to reach 11, and we stopped due to the fact they were using so much syrup, it would literally have your stomach hurting (by the way, not even tipsy off these drinks, very suspect). The Food: Absolutely horrible. The best food on this ship was the brisket from Guys BBQ and the burgers from Guys Burgers. The buffet was an absolute joke, the dine in was the same horrible food they were putting on the buffet. The pizza, well lets just say, that pizza didn't live long enough to make it to the oven, it was so dry and over cooked. Then comes desert; nobody can mess up desert, right? Well, Carnival Breeze even managed to mess up the desert, which was also disgusting. Hey, at least the Ceaser Salad was good. Instead of just hopping on here to leave a bad review, I did contact Carnival directly to inform them of our experience and also all the other passengers who were mummering about the horrible experience. I wanted to let Carnival know directly so that they could focus on what matters most. Some times, it's all about changing the small things to make big experiences matter, like a smile when you are being served, having a bartender who not only smiles, but listens to what you want. Friendliness was the main factor missing from the experience, and it was very odd that it was the entire ship. This experience just didn't feel like a 7 day vacation, it felt like we were a nuisance to everyone and really felt out of place. Unfortunately for Carnival, this will be my last cruise with them. I will gladly stick with Royal Caribbean as my experiences with Royal Caribbean are just what their name says, Royalty. Our group is also considering Norwegian as we have heard amazing things about them as well. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We chose this cruise because it left from our usual cruise port and was going to Bermuda. The port was Canaveral which we find exceptionally efficient! Embarkation processing was as fast as we could walk. Cabins were ready by 1:30 and ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it left from our usual cruise port and was going to Bermuda. The port was Canaveral which we find exceptionally efficient! Embarkation processing was as fast as we could walk. Cabins were ready by 1:30 and our luggage showed up prior to dinner (we did not have FTTF or elite status). Cabin stewards offer AM, PM, or twice a day servicing, extra pillows and towels when they come to greet you. Our steward was nice and did a pretty good job. The tide bar and blue iguana bar seemed the best at getting a drink fastest, though we never found issues with getting a drink (except in the MDR for dinner) even if the bars were busy. The buffet for lunch was different. It seemed to be busy all the time. The options for meals were pretty small (except dessert during the chocolate extravaganza - wow). Guy's burgers were awesome as always and the service fast there. The taco/burrito bar at the Blue Iguana were wonderful too. Dinner in the Steakhouse was fabulous! I highly recommend it! Our servers were Malana and Pani - Wonderful. The alchemy bar is great for martinis - Vera was the best bartender!! Red Frog Pub was fun as was the server we most often saw - Anthonie. He's hilarious and a treat all his own. We enjoyed the music of Liz & Lucas - they were really really good! Unfortunately they did not often play in the evenings when we were in the Red Frog Pub or Atrium. We'd liked to have seen more of them at night. If you get the chance to see The Sea Sharps with Surplus of Diggity - do. They are remarkable. The female singer is top notch as is the brass section! We usually enjoy the casino on cruises, but this one had such poor ventilation that we never used it at all. It's situated in the middle of deck 5 and unfortunately you must go through it to get from one end to the other - there is no walk around hall. If the doors are locked to outside (which was the case most of our trip due to winds), you have to go up/down stairs, cross over then back down/up to the other side to get across without going through the horrific smell of the casino. The one and only time we went through it we had to go back to the cabin to change clothes right away. It was rough. Our cruise stopped in Bermuda and Grand Turk. We rented a taxi for a tour in Bermuda and they did a great job. It's a very interesting and beautiful place. In Grand Turk we rented a golf cart which worked well for driving around the island. We also stopped at Jack's Shack which was fun to see. The beaches are beautiful and all open to the public to enjoy. If anyone has specific questions, please feel free to contact me - ksws64 Happy Cruising! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Embarkation was really easy with plenty of shire staff to answer questions, we didn’t have to wait long for even though we had arrived about an hour early. We chose an inside cabin as we knew we wouldn’t be in it for that long. Our ... Read More
Embarkation was really easy with plenty of shire staff to answer questions, we didn’t have to wait long for even though we had arrived about an hour early. We chose an inside cabin as we knew we wouldn’t be in it for that long. Our Stateroom Stewart was lovely and our cabin was always kept extremely clean and well maintained, love the different towel animals left everyday. We did three organise excursions: The Secret River - very interesting and informative excursion deep under the caves in Cozumel, lovely clear, cool water and an amazing memory. Laughed a lot. Maya Ruins - Belize, quite a long bus drive on potholed roads. However the river cruise on a speed boat and then the walk to the ruins, again very informative guide who knew her history. I was amazed that e were allowed on climb up to the top - awesome view. Routan - we took a taxi/boat to Little French Key, an amazing small island that is also a rescue centre. This felt like paradise and it wasn’t very busy with lots to do. Mayan Coast - last Knute decision to go and swim with the dolphins, I was a bit apprehensive about this as I thought they might there as performers for us tourists but after enquiring they really do look after their animals with care. This was a Greta experience and so glad we did it in the end. We generally only ate breakfast and diner and I cannot complain about any of the meals and our server was extremely helpful. We only ate at the Lido area a couple of times and again nothing wrong with any of the choices we made. We had diner at the 555 Steakhouse one night and this was lovely, although the steak in the main dining area was just as good, it was much more personal and luxurious in the atmosphere. The entertainment was outstanding and the main playlist production theatre shows were amazing, I understand that due to the stage manager having an accident that two of the main production shows had to be changed to concert shows but rather than cancelling the cast put on a last minute show for us - well done guys. I loved the fact that there was live music at different parts of the ship and they didn’t overwhelm each other, from the country singers, trio of violinists, the High Seas group, piano man, comedy club...I loved it all. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
This cruise was by far the most terrible as far as customer service. Dining room room experience was awful, had to wait 15mins for water, bread was very hard and food was not at all appetizing. Attitudes were displayed as if the wait staff ... Read More
This cruise was by far the most terrible as far as customer service. Dining room room experience was awful, had to wait 15mins for water, bread was very hard and food was not at all appetizing. Attitudes were displayed as if the wait staff was irritated. It was very stuffy, a.c. Was not working to full capacity. Bar staff in the club was awful, attitudes, very slow and unenthusiastic with the exception of Sean (China) Santosa (Indonesia)@ the red rum bar they were AWESOME!!!! Give them a raise!!!! The public facilities were at minimal use, the dryers were broken and washers half washed the clothes. Pool areas were congested, maybe consider an adult only pool area. Food selections were always the same in the buffet area. Debarkation was very very slow and not very organized. Not very pleased with this cruise. This was my 6th cruise, hope things get better. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We choose the carnival Breeze this year because we heard it was an incredibly ship, and it was. Our cabin Stewart was Great she was very friendly and made us feel welcomed. The lines on the lido deck were long but hey we’re on ... Read More
We choose the carnival Breeze this year because we heard it was an incredibly ship, and it was. Our cabin Stewart was Great she was very friendly and made us feel welcomed. The lines on the lido deck were long but hey we’re on vacation, not a big problem for me. I enjoyed the chance to talk and meet new people. We Loved the 80’s Rock and Glow night, we just wished they had the 80’s trivia game the same night. We enjoy dressing up in our costumes. The ports were beautiful and breathtaking, the water was so blue. The staff was also extremely friendly and really helpful we never needed anything. Our waiters in the Dining Room were incredible, they remembered our names and what we liked to eat and drink. Thanks Carnival for the wonderful memories Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Carnival Hub App – This was our first cruise that we didn’t have to use walkie-talkies or notes to stay in touch. You will appreciate the Carnival Hub App because it allows for texting to every person in your party who also has the ... Read More
Carnival Hub App – This was our first cruise that we didn’t have to use walkie-talkies or notes to stay in touch. You will appreciate the Carnival Hub App because it allows for texting to every person in your party who also has the app. Cost is $5 per phone for the entire cruise and you utilize Carnival’s Wifi. It is well worth the minimal charge. The app shows you what is happening onboard and the times. You can mark things you want to do or see ahead of time, and the app will give you a 15 minute heads up notification. You can view the dinner menu for each evening. You can see your onboard account activity, and book excursions straight through the app. See screenshots photos of App. Dinner - We had 8:15 dinner seating. 1st seating is 6 pm. 8:15 is an ideal time for several reasons. First, it allows for a later lunch which is a good thing because lunch crowds are heavy at several popular spots when they open at noon. Second, the 8:15 seating is generally less crowded which allows for a more relaxed dinner. For lunch, Guy’s Burger Joint (10th floor, Lido deck) and Guy’s Pig & Anchor (5th floor, outside) are both a must do. No lines at either one after 2pm. Dinner Seating – The Dining Room – There are two main dining rooms: Sapphire and Blush. Sapphire is mid-ship; we never dined in there. We had table 755, upstairs, next to railing overlooking the first floor of the Blush Dining Room. This was a GREAT table for two. The other tables for two along the rail are # 752, 798, 802, 805. Important side note: Make it a priority to go to the dining room on departure day at 1pm when they open up to speak with the maître-d to request a change in table assignments. We suggest you arrive at the dining room entrance by 12:30 and wait for them to start helping guests at 1pm. See photos for table locations. Coffee - Bring your own flavored creams if you like them because the ship doesn’t provide them. They do provide milk and regular creamer. Bring a thermal mug from home if you’d like to keep your coffee hot or walk around the ship with it. Omelet Stations - There are two of them. Go to the one at the rear (aft) of the Lido buffet dining area. The line is always much shorter than the one at the front entrance. State Room - We booked the week before our cruise and literally only had one room choice at the time: 8209 (Forward, Inside). We generally book balconies, but this room ended up being perfect in several ways. First, the room location is [almost] at the end of a dead end hallway. It was very quiet which allowed for a good night’s rest. You will only get foot traffic from a few other rooms. Second, if you don’t mind using stairs, the location provides easy access to the 10th and 5th floors which are the two main public floors. Pools - Bring back the big pools! Why cruise lines went to smaller pools as opposed to the larger pools, I’m not sure. The couple of pools they did have were small and very crowded – all the time. They did have several whirlpools throughout the ship, which was a definite plus. Bring towel clips for sunbathing because of the wind on the 10th 11th decks. The Waterworks Park area was super refreshing on the hot days! Bingo – Yay! Carnival Breeze does not use the bingo machines. Bingo is the way it should be – with paper cards! Bring your own blotter or other bingo supplies if you play regularly. Staff – The crew work very hard to make sure the ship is clean. They are cleaning all the time!!!! The wait staff is outstanding. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. Bravo to the crew! Cruise Director Schwartz is outstanding! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
The embarkation and disembarkation was a COOL BREEZE transaction both ways. The Ship itself is an older ship but with upgrades. The cabin was great and LAURO went the extra mile to make sure we were accommodated in every which way. He ... Read More
The embarkation and disembarkation was a COOL BREEZE transaction both ways. The Ship itself is an older ship but with upgrades. The cabin was great and LAURO went the extra mile to make sure we were accommodated in every which way. He also addressed us by our names as we did the same with him. He was a very pleasant person overall. The dining experience was great as well. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes. With that being said I'm just going to keep it real. We had to wait very long periods to receive our food during the beginning of the week for breakfast in the BLUSH restaurant. By the third day everything started to go smoothly and enjoyable. Dinner was great as well. We met and remembered a memorable person 'APRIL JOY'. I believe she was head waitress. She's amazing with people. She has great character and very personable. I watched how she interacted with others and boy she's just a true JOY to be around with a wonderful experience. I hope to run into her again in our future cruises. We really enjoyed the SEAFOOD SHACK. had we known that it was that good we would've ordered the crab legs and shrimp everyday. We heard how good from a relative on our 5th day. So we did get 2 days of orders in. YUMMY. $33 up-charge was worth it. We also had 555 Fahrenheit. Surf and turf. Yummy $38pp up-charge. Cherry on TOP. whelp that will fix your candy fix. The entertainment was awesome. The entire FUN SQUAD was on point with everything. IF they made a mistake well we didn't see it. DONKEY is a true character. This is my second run in with him but on a different ship. I pre warned my guest that he's hilarious. lol. His Spirit is one to be around. I learned a little more about him in the Q and A session in the Ovation room. QUEST entertainment got crazy but funny. If you are easily offended this isn't for you. The COMEDY umm I didn't like it. I went to 2 shows and neither were funny to me on this cruise. To each it own. ALL the shows in the Ovation were great. The 80s show or name that song was awesome. I recorded that one. lol. ``Service``employees weren't that friendly. I've seen better cruises with friendlier people. Usually when passing by the greet you. You didn't get much of that on this cruise. I think that was pretty much my only complaint. Excursions'' We did the powerboat (Belize)and the ATV(CostaMaya)with JASMINE. She was an awesome tour guide. We will definitely do those again if we visit those ports again. OVERALL 4 out of 5. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We enjoyed our cruise, with the acception of a few details. Our waitress in the dining room was rude when we chose to eat at the buffet a couple of nights. The Hubb App was slow to get messages sent and did not work on group ... Read More
We enjoyed our cruise, with the acception of a few details. Our waitress in the dining room was rude when we chose to eat at the buffet a couple of nights. The Hubb App was slow to get messages sent and did not work on group messages. Often it would take 15 minutes or more for the message to go through. We were told, as we were disembarking on the last day, that we could purchase pictures on line after we returned home. We are now home, and found out this information is inaccurate! We now have no pictures (taken by the photographers on board the ship) of our family group of 12. Very disappointing! Also, if you have small children, the Dive-in Movies are almost all rated PG-13 and not appropriate for children. This was disappointing, since our grandkids were looking forward to watching movies by the pool. The movie screen was also very poor quality. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
I loved this ship! The captain let us all know what's going on for weather and was very peasant! Staff was very nice! I gave this a 4 because overall food was just okay. Dessert bar was great though. Shows were the same 70/80's. ... Read More
I loved this ship! The captain let us all know what's going on for weather and was very peasant! Staff was very nice! I gave this a 4 because overall food was just okay. Dessert bar was great though. Shows were the same 70/80's. They need something different. Dancers and singers were amazing and the best I've heard yet! My balcony cabin was super clean and staff was very friendly and talkative! Even reminded us to take sunscreen due to the sun! Played in the casino almost every night. Not really a big gambler but was on vacation so why not. I give the casino staff from the bartenders to waitstaff to the casino host a AAAAAAAA+++++++! They took time to chat and were so very friendly! I also tried the Chef's Table! $95 a person which came to $112 a person after gratuities! By far the best experience ever! The chef and assistants were just top notch amazing! They really wanted to know how everything was and wanted feedback. This experience lasted for 3 hours with an amazing tour of the kitchen. We also saw the famous melting chocolate cake being made! At the end we received a picture of the chef and our whole table plus received the receipt of the cake! Getting off and on the ship was very easy and organized! We did have to wait a bit just because there were so many people getting off. Did a shore excursion through carnival! Again, very organized with letting us know were to be at a certain time so we could go off the ship together. Overall great cruise!! Its a beauty of a ship and you can tell staff care as at almost every island we stopped at the crew would be cleaning and panting the outside!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
We have cruised the Breeze 3 times before; Mediterranean, TransAtlantic and Carribean. One of our top 5 ships. My top tip, study the ship to get around easily and join the programs and activities suited to yourself. We're hitting ... Read More
We have cruised the Breeze 3 times before; Mediterranean, TransAtlantic and Carribean. One of our top 5 ships. My top tip, study the ship to get around easily and join the programs and activities suited to yourself. We're hitting about 50 cruises on many different cruise lines. It really helps us. Some ships have a scavenger hunt first day which you get a stamp at each location on the ship and you are entered for a prize. You win because your vacation will so much better knowing the ship. My point, go find all the places you know you want to go but cover some more. The Breeze had talented singers and dancers are well rehearsed and put on some great shows in Theater and common areas. The Local Flavor Excursion in Dominican Republic covered a lot of ground in 5+ hours and well worth the $60. We had slow service the last evening in Dining Room -- we did not pay attention to our time that day. (We know better.) Go early or go late, but avoid rush hour on any ship. At the moment, we have plans at the moment for other Carnival ships and Princess ships. If the Breeze's itinerary and times fit our schecule in the future. We would enjoy the Breeze's Cloud 9 Spa again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
There were eight friends on this cruise. Five of us flew in a day before the cruise. We stayed at the Cocoa Beach Suites. The hotel was in a great location. It would be a great hotel if they did some furniture cleaning and sprucing up ... Read More
There were eight friends on this cruise. Five of us flew in a day before the cruise. We stayed at the Cocoa Beach Suites. The hotel was in a great location. It would be a great hotel if they did some furniture cleaning and sprucing up the place. We took the shuttle from the hotel for six dollars per person paid to the hotel. We were met by the porters who put tags on our luggage. There was also a woman who printed boarding passes for those who did not have them. We got to the port around 12 noon. This was the first time on the Breeze and all we can say is embarkation was simple. You were given a number after you gave your passport or other identification, you sat in a section until you were called and away you went. We did walk up a long gangway to the lobby, third floor. Up to the Lido deck and the party was on. The food was better in the buffet than in the dining room the first couple of days. It did get better especially the second dress up night. Carnival has really cut back on staff and the quality of the food. But I still give the cruise high marks because of the fun we had. The entertainment was excellent. I went to the Motown show, the movie show and the lip sync show. Donkey, the cruise director was hilarious. We all had inside cabins on the second floor except one couple who had an outside cabin on the first level. We liked our location and they liked theirs. We enjoyed all of our ports especially St. Thomas and San Juan, mainly because you walked off the ship and there was so much around within walking distance. Our group split up based on each one's likes. Some shopped, some went on tours, I zipped line in Amber Cove, which was my favorite activity. The New Year's Eve party on the Lido deck was so much fun. They had beach balls all over the place. They gave out lighted wanes, necklaces, hats, horns and I can't forget the champagne. Our group found a place to sit and they planted. I walked to the upper decks to take pictures and hit the beach balls. Overall it was a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
A friend choose this cruise. We traveled on Carnival once before but it had been awhile. Ship was nice and very clean. Buffet should have a better salad bar and more items.Other food options were very good-buritto/taco bar, hamburger bar, ... Read More
A friend choose this cruise. We traveled on Carnival once before but it had been awhile. Ship was nice and very clean. Buffet should have a better salad bar and more items.Other food options were very good-buritto/taco bar, hamburger bar, barbeque, and Mongolian bar. Sea day 24 hour pizza was fantastic. Drinks were wonderful. Check out cucumber sunrise in alchemy bar or Lynchburg lemonade in serenity. I cannot say enough about staff from room stewatd, main doing room, and bartenders. Mango Kings and Travis were fantastic! I would encourage carnival to focus on the talent on ships like the ones I mentioned. We do not play trivia and production shows were not that good. Not due to entertainers but whoever planned the show. After seeing Million Dollar Quartet on Norwegian it would be difficult to compare. Jim Brick was the best comedian. His R show was funny without being so gross. Donkey was a great activuties director. I would encourage carnival to hire a good musician for the piano bar. That was another area that Norwegian out shines Carnival. Ports are very good amber cove we took a cataram excursion that was great. St Thomas excursion to St John-borh through ship and very good. Went to beach in Grand Turk. Water was wonderful. Walked into San Juan. At the information you can find info on free trolley. No need for excursion. I would go on this ship again and hope that carnival will continue to hire quality entertainers. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This is my third sailing with Carnival. I chose this Ship for its Itinerary and Ship Class. Embarking was normal. I used Go Port Canaveral for our transportation to and from the port from the airport and used Park 'N' Go to ... Read More
This is my third sailing with Carnival. I chose this Ship for its Itinerary and Ship Class. Embarking was normal. I used Go Port Canaveral for our transportation to and from the port from the airport and used Park 'N' Go to store our vehicle not too far from the Orlando Airport. Both were wonderful. We enjoyed all ports, and we had a balcony room 11248 which was quiet and clean. Greg was our room steward. He did a wonderful job the whole week. We dined in the MDR every night except for one night that we ate at the steak house. Leo and Roger were our waiters and they both were always pleasant and smiling. The food in the MDR was good. I was worried because of the previous reviews and I know I can be a food snob, but it was fine. The steak house was wonderful. I actually enjoyed better than the one on the Conquest. Entertainment was wonderful, Donkey did his job well. This boat did have more elderly on it but I think its because of the casino. It was no bother at all because there was plenty of events for people of all ages going on. I definitely would recommend this ship to anyone. We did an excursion at each port we booked thru carnival prior to sailing. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
The ship was nice, we had an OS (7276). Our cabin steward, I Made was great. Embarkation was a little slow considering we had priority suite privilege. People were packed in the terminal and there were no seats in the priority waiting ... Read More
The ship was nice, we had an OS (7276). Our cabin steward, I Made was great. Embarkation was a little slow considering we had priority suite privilege. People were packed in the terminal and there were no seats in the priority waiting area. The food was OK but nothing great. Lots of breaded, fried food offerings. The service in the main dining room was slow. We spent 2-21/2 hrs each night. They really weren't that busy. Had problems getting a beverage (unless it was booze). Our orders were messed up a couple of times. The entertainment was pretty good. Enjoyed the comedy club and the violin trio that performed at the afternoon tea and in the lobby area. Very good. The beverage service in the casino was very poor. Ordered from 3 different servers hoping one of them would show up with my drink. Waited anywhere from 20 minutes to 1/2 hr to get drink. The ashtrays were always overflowing and empty drink glasses everywhere, they just didn't clean stuff up. Did the cultural, museum tour in Amber Cove. Spent a lot of time standing around waiting for the tour guide to get things moving. He took us to a tiny shop where he was pushing jewelry and other trinkets. Literally spent 50 minutes there. When we finally got to the fort we had 10 minutes to explore because we were so far behind schedule. We were late getting back to the ship. Debarkation was a nightmare. They called zones 12345 at the same time. Very difficult to get an elevator to the 3rd deck and when we got there we couldn't get off the elevator because it was so packed with people. Stood in the doorway of the elevator about 10 minutes before we could squeeze out into the crowd. Very disorganized. I could go but I think you get the drift. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
I chose this cruise as the reviews for Breeze are decent from past cruisers, it will tour 8 islands in S Caribbean, 6 of them I never been. Carnival is famous at FUN, but this ship has no fun at all. No fun activity, early dining 5:30pm ... Read More
I chose this cruise as the reviews for Breeze are decent from past cruisers, it will tour 8 islands in S Caribbean, 6 of them I never been. Carnival is famous at FUN, but this ship has no fun at all. No fun activity, early dining 5:30pm always had mile long waiting line, then waited 1 hr for the waiters to serve 1 night, so I only been 3 formal dining’s entire cruise. Food is terrible, super salty without choices. I have been eating popcorn for dinner. Nothing is good on this ship, the worse cruise experience I ever had. I have never seen so many scorers & wheel chairs in my entire life, I feel like I’m in nursing home or assisted living facility. If you are young & active looking for a fun vacation, please don’t waste your time & money on 14 days journey cruise with breeze, you are better off to take two 7 days back to back cruise. I loved Magic, Sunshine , Dream Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Cruised with a group of six couples. The ship was beautiful, well maintained and clean. Long lines for food. No reservations available for the pay steak house for the duration of the cruise. No food after 10 or 11pm except for pizza, which ... Read More
Cruised with a group of six couples. The ship was beautiful, well maintained and clean. Long lines for food. No reservations available for the pay steak house for the duration of the cruise. No food after 10 or 11pm except for pizza, which there is always a long wait for. Witnessed a fight while waiting in line for pizza at 2pm. The food in the main dining room and buffet were generic and sub par. The wait staff were excellent. The balcony room was clean and comfortable. Entertainment was good. Shore excursions and ports of call were disappointing as best (Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Costa Maya). You had to hire a ride, bus or pay for an excursion to go to any beaches or diving experiences. The one excursion we paid for in Costa Maya was cancelled due to contracted operational issues. We paid for another excursion that brought us to a filthy beach/pool. I would not book this cruise again or sail to any of these ports of call again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was an anniversary celebration cruise for us, and we wanted to see some of the eastern Caribbean. The ship was clean, and well laid out. The staff was always helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the dining options (anytime dining was ... Read More
This was an anniversary celebration cruise for us, and we wanted to see some of the eastern Caribbean. The ship was clean, and well laid out. The staff was always helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the dining options (anytime dining was great). The melting chocolate cake was divine as was the heart shaped cake and serenade by our wait crew for our anniversary. Our wait staff team was exceptional. They remembered our names and brought my husband his favorite beverage each night even before we ordered anything. The entertainment was really really great, with a very entertaining cruise director. The entertainment was staff was wonderful. The variety of activities meant there was something for pretty much everyone. We enjoyed being able to talk with them after their shows. Although we did not travel with children, we saw them being well cared for and entertained as well. We snorkeled in Grad Turk - beautiful clear waters and a variety of fish and coral to see. We did not do excursions at the other ports of call, but did enjoy the relaxing pool area & restaurants at Amber Cove including the zip line! We walked around St. Thomas and San Juan. We would do a cruise on the Breeze again. We were totally impressed at how smoothly and quickly they turned the ship around for 4700 passengers! Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
My wife and I went on a family cruise with our son and his family. Our ports were Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Two excursions 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman and Mr. Sanchos at Cozumel. Both were very enjoyable. Embarkation and ... Read More
My wife and I went on a family cruise with our son and his family. Our ports were Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Two excursions 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman and Mr. Sanchos at Cozumel. Both were very enjoyable. Embarkation and Disembarkation was smooth. No real problems. However, the food and service in the dining room (blush dining) was extremely disappointing. I would rate it very poor. Example was Filet Mignon night. 6 people at the table. Not one was cooked correctly. They were ordered medium rare to medium, each one was too rare. One steak was sent back 3 times and was never correct. One evening 45 minutes to get dessert. We were the only ones left in the dining room. We finally gave up the dining room and went to the buffet which was average. This was our second cruise with Carnival and it will most certainly be our last! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
The back of the ship is where our room was and the smell of sewage everyday was almost unbearable. Food is highly underseasoned to our taste. The embarkation went smoothly. The disembarkation at the end went very smoothly. The ... Read More
The back of the ship is where our room was and the smell of sewage everyday was almost unbearable. Food is highly underseasoned to our taste. The embarkation went smoothly. The disembarkation at the end went very smoothly. The disembarkation on the excursions was definitely out of a hot horror movie. We did dance the night away at the 80's Glow Party on the Lido deck. Ari & Gede were the best servers that we encountered. We did have one Crew Member in the sailing uniform that was really rude, too bad I did not get his name. Our Cruise Director - Schwartz was amazingly funny and an awesome dance instructor. He and Ty were awesome and best of spirits and always with a smile on their faces. We would definitely do a cruise again, but not the excursions. Although, the excursions were exciting and took you out of your comfort zone. All in all, it was an unforgettable experience. Thank you, Carnival! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We wanted to sail on the Breeze before it leaves Galveston. We have sailed 3 times on the Dream and wanted to compare the two ships. We loved the Breeze. We always enjoy the Cove balcony rooms and room 2365 was very nice and very ... Read More
We wanted to sail on the Breeze before it leaves Galveston. We have sailed 3 times on the Dream and wanted to compare the two ships. We loved the Breeze. We always enjoy the Cove balcony rooms and room 2365 was very nice and very convenient. The entertainment was excellent-there was live music all over the ship. The Red Frog pub is lots of fun. The atrium is a great place to wait for dinner. Anytime dining was well organized and we usually had only a short wait for a table to two. The ship was packed full but the staff was always professional and helpful. Breakfast every day in the dining room was delicious. We also enjoyed very early room service for coffee on our balcony. The lido pools were very busy on sea days but the Serenity Deck was a pleasant retreat. The Cloud 9 Spa is beautiful and I enjoyed using my week long pass for the various special rooms and thermo pool. All the food was good-the pasta restaurant for lunch, the barbecue on sea days, and the convenient light meals in the Ocean Plaza. The dining room staff were excellent and made sure our food met our needs. The shows were very nice and the large Texas Crowd enjoyed the special attention they received. The Military Celebratiion was outstanding with over 75 Military and first responders being recognized. Very Patiotic and touching. Thank you Carnival for seven wonderful days. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We had such a blast on our cruise. Everyone did such a wonderful job making sure we were having a good time, entertaining us, cleaning for us and making sure our food was prepared properly. Embarkation was perfect. We never waited ... Read More
We had such a blast on our cruise. Everyone did such a wonderful job making sure we were having a good time, entertaining us, cleaning for us and making sure our food was prepared properly. Embarkation was perfect. We never waited in any lines and our cabins were ready when we got on board. We ended up departing a bit late out of Galveston due to an electrical issue. That caused our itinerary to go in reverse order but Carnival was great about letting us use the phones and call our non-Carnival excursions. Debarkation also went very smoothly, and was well organized. My only complaint with this process was standing in line trying to get through customs for about an hour and a half. If I could give anyone a shout out it would be Schwartz. He was absolutely amazing. He was personable, he was funny, he made you want to listen to the announcements and he was accessible. Honestly, I have no idea how he managed to get to all the things he was out in the time span’s that he did. We did have a meet and greet through Cruise critic on the breeze. Not that it was anybody’s fault, but they announced the itinerary change just as the meet and greet got started which caused everybody to be more focused on their excursions and their “what now.” Carnival did a great job with this too. This was a great itinerary and one I would absolutely do again. Thanks for listening. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We wanted to take our first cruise on Carnival, eight days in the western Caribbean, in order to compare with Royal Caribbean. We quickly learned that the Wi-Fi connection, which came in the very expensive drink/Wi-Fi package, was nearly ... Read More
We wanted to take our first cruise on Carnival, eight days in the western Caribbean, in order to compare with Royal Caribbean. We quickly learned that the Wi-Fi connection, which came in the very expensive drink/Wi-Fi package, was nearly useless. So slow that Carnival should be embarrassed that people have to pay for it. The all-inclusive drink package had so many exceptions that we wondered if there was any reason to buy it. The Blush dining room was beautiful and the waiters exceptional but, unfortunately, the food was not good and we stopped going after four nights. The balcony cabin was nice and our stateroom attendant was the best. Music of all different genres was available but seating was always in short supply. The standup comedy in the Limelight was very good but we discovered that getting there 30 minutes early was not enough. The fitness center, very important to me and my wife, was small, cramped, and hot. Before using it we had to endure presentations for facials and massages. Shore excursions were fine, especially Mahagony Bay. That was the best part of the trip. We found an internet coffee shop in Cozumel that served a nice double espresso and gave a free hour of high-speed connection — so we were able to catch up. We love cruises and would still do another on Carnival Breeze if the price and destinations were right. But — we would mentally prepare ourselves for the short comings. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
The 3 stops comzuel, Belize and roatan. It was a very lively cruise with a great cruise director, Lee. No complaints on the food and enjoyed the primer rib and Chocolate melting cake. Most people seem to be very polite. The love and ... Read More
The 3 stops comzuel, Belize and roatan. It was a very lively cruise with a great cruise director, Lee. No complaints on the food and enjoyed the primer rib and Chocolate melting cake. Most people seem to be very polite. The love and marriage game was hilarious. We enjoyed all of the entertainment things that we went to in the ovation theater. We enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. My most favorite was Honduras. We enjoyed little French keys. Shopping In comzuel. The altan ha ruins in Belize. We enjoyed learning a lot about the different cultures in the other countries. Such a school and poverty levels, it's funny to me how Americans have so much poverty level that corallites with drug and smoking however in those countries it is very minimal. I really thought it was great to hear that neither Honduras or Belize have a welfare system Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We primarily cruise Royal Caribbean (RC) but this was our son's senior trip and we thought we would try the "Fun Ship". They have the O2 club for 15-17 year olds. My son and his friend did not really want to go....but I ... Read More
We primarily cruise Royal Caribbean (RC) but this was our son's senior trip and we thought we would try the "Fun Ship". They have the O2 club for 15-17 year olds. My son and his friend did not really want to go....but I insisted they try it out. They ended up going there every evening! We kept comparing RC to Carnival. There are pros and cons. The embarkation was smooth. There were many elderly staff who were just thrilled to be there and guide you. The same goes for debarkation. No problems. Their muster drill was better too. We didn't have to put on the life jacket and go stand by the boats. Instead you are assigned to a designated area and they scan your card. If you're not there, they call your name over the PA system. Everyone had to be accounted for....then they demonstrated the life jackets and gave a brief presentation. Quick and easy. After we found our rooms. My husband and I went looking for the "main area" of the ship.....only to find out that we entered the ship on the main area! Very small compared to RC. I read other reviews about the deck lounge chairs and I agree......people hoarded them. I swear there were chairs with towels on them......and I never saw people there using them! Pools were small and always filled with young children. The adult "Serenity" area was nice...but only hot tubs. Also it was right by the large water works area....so not so serene with kids screaming. I feel that the ship was clean. There was also staff cleaning the bathrooms and picking up trash. We actually feel that our service was superb. I did read that others did not have the same experience. Our room attendant cleaned it 2x per day. Loved the towel animals. We had late dinner at 8:15pm. Our 3 servers were attentive to our needs. Found out that we like lemon wedges with our water and from then on they were always on the table when we got there. They also called us by our names which was nice. It terms of others saying there were small portions....did you know that you can order 2 or more of anything? My son ordered 2 appetizers and 2 main courses. Yes....I even ordered 2 desserts! All of us thought the food was great! The Mongolian Wok was good....but I had to wait 30 minutes in line to get it. One staff cooking with 3 woks for a ship of 4,800 people? Anything in the food area was a wait.......the Deli....breakfast or lunch buffet.....burgers. Long lines were frustrating. The "Fun Crew" made it fun with games and trivia. We played an adult game of Quest. You would never see that on RC. We laughed a lot! The entertainment shows consisted of the same 6-8 crew members. They tried their best. But I think it's not easy to dance and sing on key at the same time. The cruise director was great (Lee). He was all over the ship. We wondered how he was everywhere all the time. His announcement were appreciated but you did have to open your cabin door to hear them. Most likely it's because people might be sleeping/relaxing and they don't want to disturb you. We had to walk through the casino to get to parts of the ship. It actually made me feel sick to smell all the smoke from the smokers! There weren't many areas for them to smoke so I think they all were there.....lots of them. Also another review had stated the aft (back) of the ship smelled like sewage......I agree! It did! But after the first few minutes....you kinda got used to it and didn't smell it anymore. The comedian was excellent. Better than RC! Warning! Don't buy the discounted Invicta watches. We bought 3! One retailed $295 we purchased for $79.99.....found it on amazon for $50. Another retailed $495 purchased for $120 on amazon for $68...the last retailed $695 purchased for $140 and was $75 on amazon. We were thinking that Carnival would not try to "scam" people....what I learned after the fact was that the shops are independently ran by Starboard Cruise Services....(but we received a Carnival receipt).....we were caught up in the moment...there was a frenzy of people buying. We will know better next time. The actual crowd on Carnival was different from RC. A little more "rough around the edges". .. The photographers on the ship did an awesome job. They seemed to be professional photographers and posed you for the pictures. On RC it was click and done...just someone with a camera. So.....would we do Carnival again.....yes for the right price. But I still prefer Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Embarkation went very well - we were on the ship quickly and enjoying a drink of the day on the lido deck within an hour. Disembarkation was okay my group decided to take our own luggage down. The elevators are locked out on the ... Read More
Embarkation went very well - we were on the ship quickly and enjoying a drink of the day on the lido deck within an hour. Disembarkation was okay my group decided to take our own luggage down. The elevators are locked out on the non-called floors so you have to take the stairs. We decided to stage ourselves on the 4th floor (5 was crowded and 3 was the exit). However, we met someone that said their cleaning staff told them to just go own down and exit the boat even though the deck number hadn't been called. We followed and were allowed to leave the ship much earlier than our deck number announcement. It took us about 35 minutes to get off the boat. The ship is very impressive. For the most part, I found it to be fairly clean and well equipped with options/areas. The seas were a little rough on a couple of days and the shipped handled well both days, especially on the upper decks. I found a few things less than optimal: 1) no exclusive adult only pool, only hot tubs; 2) the floor in the buffet is very slick - I wore three different shoe types walking through there and they were all slick; 3) it was march madness and the ship could only show one game on the TVs. The pub was so crowded it wasn't even worth trying to find a spot. The cabin was small but very clean. It looked like it had never been used. The AC didn't go as low as I would have liked it, but it was comfortable. I cruised by myself, so I had the double twins pushed together to make a king bed. I found the mattresses firm, but ultimately I spent little time in the cabin and was exhausted enough to sleep outside of mattress preferences. The sheets were soft and the entire room was turned down twice a day. I paid upfront for gratuities, and I tipped the cleaner $60 at the beginning. I never met someone so happy when he saw me. We had mixed dining experiences. First, I cannot begin to tell everyone how rough the back of the ship was in the Blush dining. It was rocking pretty good a couple of days enough for a couple of us to get uncomfortable while eating. The service there was also bad. On multiple occasions, we had to pour our own water (not a big deal) and actually get refills from a station by us. I had a ceasar salad delivered warm, and cooked food delivered cold. Our group eventually asked to be relocated to the Your-Time-Dining in the Sapphire. The service there and overall experience was much better. Our servers did a great job and were extremely personable. We also appreciated the ability to eat when we wanted, not at 20:15 that conflicted with so many activities on the ship. The entertainment and activities were very very very good. I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed my interactions with the Fun Staff and the performers. All were very personable and I had the privilege to befriend a couple of them. We had a great time with Laz and that man has a great future ahead of him in the industry. The ports of cozumel and roatan were beautiful. I didn't really care much for Belize, as the only way to safely explore the area was through an excursion. I didn't feel unsafe in any of the places, but the immediate area outside of the Belize port was questionable. Our first stop in Cozumel did not go very well. The crew had decided to open only 1 gangway to get off the ship. Lee made an announcement to wait and not crowd the stairways or elevators and would make an additional announcement when it was okay to proceed. Well, my group followed the directions and were late to the port to meet for our snorkeling excursion and the boat left without us (5 people). Instead they offered to refund it in the port, and provide us another option to a private beach - which we took. The guide there was wrong in telling us it was a cataraman, but we enjoyed the food and experience overall. Eventually, the service refunded us 10% and gave some drink coupons. To get back on the ship, they had 3 gangways open and boarding was a breeze. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Carnival Breeze Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 2.0 3.6
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.0

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