31 Carnival Breeze Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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
I was on this cruise as part of a hosted singles cruise with a group of over 100 people. I had a great time and no complaints about anything to do with the ship or guest services. Had late dining and ate dinner in the main dining room ... Read More
I was on this cruise as part of a hosted singles cruise with a group of over 100 people. I had a great time and no complaints about anything to do with the ship or guest services. Had late dining and ate dinner in the main dining room six of seven nights. Have zero complaints about any of the food. Enjoyed alligator and ox tounge among the more rare things I ate. Among other food I really enjoyed the seaside BBQ and was glad I was able to get it more than one day. Tandoor indian food was a nice surprise that a friend recommended and I'm glad she did. Guys Burgers and Blue Iguana breakfast were good as is the usual. Didn't make it to any of the comedy shows, but the quest game was hilarious and I am totally doing that again. The full band playing on ocean plaza (deck 5 mid) was really good and had lots of people dancing. Received decent enough service at Casino bar, Red Frog Rum bar, and Alchemy bar. I think the very best service was at Red Frog Pub. That place with busy some nights with baseball fans watching the World Series and I still got my drinks fast pretty much every time. Sports square was a nice touch for the ship's outdoor activities, although I didn't actually do the ropes course or any of the waterslides. I love the hottubs on serenity deck with a bar right there. Our ports of call were: Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk. Experienced no problems with any of these ports or getting on/off the ship. The Carnival Breeze seems to have something for everyone and I would totally recommend this ship for someone's first experience on Carnival. Not as hectic as the newer and larger Vista and Horizon, and not as run-down looking as some of the older Carnival ships. Had an awesome time. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Carnival Breeze has so much to do. Lots of Amazing shows. We made a lot of great friends. Had spectacular food. I don’t have anything negative to say about our 7 day cruise. This was our first cruise and I am already planning next years. ... Read More
Carnival Breeze has so much to do. Lots of Amazing shows. We made a lot of great friends. Had spectacular food. I don’t have anything negative to say about our 7 day cruise. This was our first cruise and I am already planning next years. We needed a much over do vacation we stayed so relaxed came home regenerated. The only thing I would highly recommend buying one of the drink packages, you really don’t realize how much your drinking not just alcoholic drinks but soft drinks also. It is well worth the money. If you have children the have teen camps and kid camps and they put on the cutest show after the doctor suess parade. We never felt any rocking so never any motion sickness for our first cruise. So if you are thinking about taking a cruise than choose Carnival wouldn’t want to go on any other cruise line. 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
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
precious cruise was nice. Everything was great. 18 of us were on the Magic in 2016. Before that were were a group of 16 on Royal Caribbean. both cruises were wonderful. this time Carnival failed. Next time going back to royal Caribbean. ... Read More
precious cruise was nice. Everything was great. 18 of us were on the Magic in 2016. Before that were were a group of 16 on Royal Caribbean. both cruises were wonderful. this time Carnival failed. Next time going back to royal Caribbean. Don't understand how Carnival can fail on 7 cabins. How many others are disappointed but won't say anything. Carnival handled the sewage problems by saying they were doing routine maintance. apparently they think people are stupid. the dining room staff works really hard, my guess is that more staff are needed. We got our bar drinks after dinner when we were leaving. We waited 20 minutes between appetizers and entree's. The room stewards are wonderful but, why were the maintance issues not noticed? Carnival never even acknowledged or apologized for the sewage issues. A officer personally appologizing would have gone a long way to alleviate some bad feelings. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Had an amazing time on this ship. The embarkation was very streamline that as soon as you dropped your bags to get to the room was less than 30 minutes much much better from pass sailings. Cruise Director was great and made himself ... Read More
Had an amazing time on this ship. The embarkation was very streamline that as soon as you dropped your bags to get to the room was less than 30 minutes much much better from pass sailings. Cruise Director was great and made himself available for many of the events. The chefs table was awesome it was set up directly in the kitchen. The chef had it very streamlined. The entertainment was good however spent more time in the casino and relaxing. The red pub frog was a good hangout spot for live music. The boat is very big I didn't see or patronize the entire boat. The serenity deck was big and was able to get a place to lay majority of the time.I will do this cruise again. I didn't like the control aspect in Montego Bay but for security concerns I understand, I preferred to be with the locals versus the tourist spots that are commercial. Breakfast at the Blush was excellent, dinner was a hit and miss. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
This was our first cruise so we honestly didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say we were blown away at how absolutely amazing the whole cruise experience was. I was nervous about how small the cabin would be however we hardly ... Read More
This was our first cruise so we honestly didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say we were blown away at how absolutely amazing the whole cruise experience was. I was nervous about how small the cabin would be however we hardly spent any time there even with our two toddlers it worked just fine. Our steward cleaned our room twice a day faithfully and did a heck of a job, No complaints there! The food was pretty great especially dining at the Sapphire. There was so much to do on board there was no way to even experience half of it having our little ones. The kids camp was great however our youngest just isn't up for strangers so they girls didn't really spend much time there but the workers were so sweet and friendly. I don't think I came across one unhappy employee on the ship. They are always working hard and smiling! They are really on point and always have things so together. Kudos to all of them!!! As far as the cruise goes we had ZERO complaints. I would say the ONLY complaint we had was on our last excursion day in Cozumel on the Push,Pull,Swim with the dolphins: the actual time with the dolphins was fantastic but the food they offer is AWFUL and I am not picky at all but I couldn't stomach any of it... and the worst part was they literally RAPE you on the photos! You spend so much on the actual excursion then they charge you almost $300 for a family photo, Who thought that was a good idea? I want to talk to them and ask them how they came up with that number????? Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Best cruise yet. Loved the lay out. Loved seeing Tim Mcgraw Concert. Very up close compared to other concerts I've been to. Saw Tim Mcgraw board the boat in the Bahamas right under our balcony! Would totally want to cruise on another ... Read More
Best cruise yet. Loved the lay out. Loved seeing Tim Mcgraw Concert. Very up close compared to other concerts I've been to. Saw Tim Mcgraw board the boat in the Bahamas right under our balcony! Would totally want to cruise on another cruise with a concert. Food average to good in the sit down dinning rooms but so slow on formal nights I will opt out on formal nights from now on and eat at the buffet. The steak house was outstandingly good. The extra pay sushi was great. Only ate at the Italian restaurant for lunch which was good. Did not see any of the shows, they usually just bore me so just skipped it. Liked the comedy shows. Really did not like the 4 D theater because I paid a lot to see as many as I liked but after the first time the line was ridiculous. And the scary one was really really scary! Enjoyed playing all the games on the boat. But the arcade was crazy expensive at about $3.00 a pop. Cant imagine handing your kid a sail and sign card and say have at it how much that would add up to. But over all we had a great time and plan to sail this ship again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We booked this cruise with a large group of friends. We had never been to Cayman and wanted to see it. For a ship that is only 4 years old, the Breeze is showing signs of wear and tear. Attention to detail was lacking where housekeeping ... Read More
We booked this cruise with a large group of friends. We had never been to Cayman and wanted to see it. For a ship that is only 4 years old, the Breeze is showing signs of wear and tear. Attention to detail was lacking where housekeeping was concerned. The last 3 days of our trip we were without hot water. The Carnival team tried to make repairs but were unsuccessful. Comparing notes with others in our section, we learned we were not alone with the cold showers. The lido buffet was OK but the dining room was above the norm. Corrina was our head waitress and she was top notch. She never missed any detail, no matter how small. Always friendly and inviting, it was a pleasure to eat in her section. We highly recommend Stingray City in Cayman. IT was a lot of fun and we did not feel like cattle being driven to market. We booked the excursion through Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We traveled with a large group and everyone loved the Breeze. I love the new design with all the sleek modern details. Carnival staff has always treated us well and it was no different this go around. Their intrusion on your vacation is ... Read More
We traveled with a large group and everyone loved the Breeze. I love the new design with all the sleek modern details. Carnival staff has always treated us well and it was no different this go around. Their intrusion on your vacation is very minimalistic. There if you need them, but not in your way to having fun or just relaxation. I have priority boarding but I noticed that the lines without priority went very fast. Our balcony cabin was well appointed. You must see the dining rooms. They are so beautiful with magnificent chandeliers. Red Frog Pub was our place of meeting. Games, beer and lots of laughs. And speaking of laughs, you must go to the comedy club. The jokes were fresh and hilarious! I have only good things to say from the moment we got to port to the time we returned to our vehicle. Kudos Carnival. I give 4 stars instead of 5 simply because I feel everyone should strive to move forward and do better. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Start by saying this was my 7 cruise, all have been out of Galveston, so far next year we have the Vista out of Miami booked. Embark: Due to the ship being delayed coming back with a mechanical problem, ship boarding was delayed ... Read More
Start by saying this was my 7 cruise, all have been out of Galveston, so far next year we have the Vista out of Miami booked. Embark: Due to the ship being delayed coming back with a mechanical problem, ship boarding was delayed about an hour, that said in alaska that would be fine but in Galveston its was 100 degrees and a hot and sweaty wait! hence no wearing that outfit again! We had faster to the fun so once it started it was pretty fast and we waited in our area of the lounge and ended up boarding around 12:30. Went straight to our cabin which was ready dropped off the hand luggage and went in search of food. Food: Guys hamburgers are too good! eat too many in the following week! LOL Had a great time with 30+ friends onboard, did the anytime dining which we love. ate the tandoori grill awesome, great pizza! no really a buffet person so did this only once! had the at sea dining room breakfast twice that was great. Ordered Breakfast room service a couple of times that was always good, the Crossiants are delish hot coffee, fruit plate etc all good. Even wanted a hot tea one afternoon and ordered it and it was good. Our MDR experience is always good we had one of our head waiters Olga was awesome and we asked to be sat in her area a few times. She offered us good advice to try different things, my husband is a picky eater and I was amazed at the stuff he tried and enjoyed at Olga's advice, awesome! This year we tried the steakhouse its awesome if you can afford the extra cost go for it, great 4-5 courses, top notch, dont expect michillan stars but the food is good, on a par with saltgrass etc, not quite Mortons! Room: 4J cabin 10206 Picture Window Lido Deck front of ship. We loved the space of the cabin but at the beginning the rocking was very rocky and the ship shudders often, and even thru we got used to it, we would not pick this room again, we loved the lido deck location and we will try to get that again very handy for everything. Most of the time we kept our curtains closed because people would peer inside while we were watching tv or relaxing after excursions. Our room was great our room steward Jesus was the best, we tip and we never have a problem with service anywhere a few bucks goes a long way and i hate seeing no one tip a little extra, we tip on drinks a $1 at dinner $5 and at lunch a couple of bucks these waiters are great and keep smiling thru all our crazy requests. Public Areas: Here's my beef and people may not like it but ban the smoking! I love to gamble and do so every cruise and feel like I have a cold every morning waking up all stuffy from the ciggy smoke, my hair stinks, my clothes, provided a glassed in area for smokers, there are a lot less of them now and most are used to going outside! there is a whole 5th floor outside deck all around the floor tell them to go outside! It's 2016 come on carnival its horrible........stinks...... Entertainment: My fun group are a bunch of Country and western dancers but apart from JD in the Rum bar we didnt find a lot of dancing! they cancelled the country Hour in the Night club!!! really!!! We as a group ended up teach the line dance class onboard! we had a lot of people turn up so hope they all enjoyed it. Comedy Club is by far the best show onboard it was funny and everyone in our group of 30+ 50 year old adults enjoyed it a lot. Shows we only saw FLICK its excellent you need all your show to be like this we would go to more.... :-) Mike the Entertainment director was fun and funny, he and his team do a great job, several of our guys entered on deck contests and a few medals and ships on a stick came home! LOL PS: We also stopped by to the Veterans recognition event, thanks that was very special. Also loved the moment of silence for 9/11 on disembark again Mike that was a class action. Excursions: Jamaica - we did it ourselves went to Dr. Cave beach beautiful white sandy gentle beach, we rented chairs & Umbrellas had lunch at a restaurant on the beach always a fun day, great snorkelling under the pier lots of sea urchins so bring water shoes. Our day was cut short due to it pouring with rain so came back early to the ship no shopping done! Grand Cayman- Did a carnival excursion Stingray Bay and Turtle Farm, was a fun day out, ran out of time and board the ship when we got back and had another guys hamburger. Cozumel - We did the VIP Dolphinarous Experience with a fully menu 4 course lunch, infinity pool and snorkel lagoon, we got to have 40 mins with the dolphin this was our favorite excursion, just not enough time there by the time we did the dolphin experience order two drinks and lunch there wasnt time for the pool, photos were expensive so be prepared. We asked to stay later and do the lagoon snorkel, do this its awesome hundereds of fish, rays starfish etc. we got a cab back later than our friends by an hour but no extra charges, we did have to leave our fully inclusive area but we had enough by then. they need to make this a 5 hour at least excursion. Disembark: We choose self assist and had Faster to the Fun, we were off by 8am and on the road home around 9:30am! Love having faster to the fun for this....alone! Faster to the fun: getting more expensive but I still love having a dedicated phone line for questions, early boarding and room ready, being at guest services desk and it only being a couple of people deep! and getting off the ship first is all awesome. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage on the Carnival Breeze is worthy of its name, FANTASTIC! There was so much entertainment, seminars, and other activities - You have to pace yourself in order to take in most of what is offered. The party ... Read More
The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage on the Carnival Breeze is worthy of its name, FANTASTIC! There was so much entertainment, seminars, and other activities - You have to pace yourself in order to take in most of what is offered. The party with a purpose goes on 24/8. The Theme Nights were sensational. There was an "all black night", an "all white night", and a "flashback night" just to name a few. The parade through the casino was enough to stop me from playing blackjack. Speaking of blackjack, I entered two tournaments. I came in second on the first one and received a cherished winner's T-shirt and 25 percent off my next cruise. (I'm actually thinking of booking a cruise with my grandchildren for Thanksgiving.) Yes, I love Carnival Cruise Lines. They have the hardest working caregivers attending to your every need. There were smiles on the hall or a song and dance in the dining room by the wait staff. There was so much joy to go along with the delicious dinners and buffets. Did I say, we ate whenever. How did they provide so much decadent delights! The most important thing to remember, as you have so much fun, is that you are helping with educational expenses of students - This is the real purpose of the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage. Put this on your bucket list in 2017 and live to give and receive! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Ship Pros: Having been on an older, non-refurbished Carnival ship (Victory, in 2011), I was happy to see that the Breeze had a new, less tacky design. Different areas of the ship had fun and appropriate theming, such as the Piano Bar, ... Read More
Ship Pros: Having been on an older, non-refurbished Carnival ship (Victory, in 2011), I was happy to see that the Breeze had a new, less tacky design. Different areas of the ship had fun and appropriate theming, such as the Piano Bar, Bonsai sushi restaurant, and Limelight Lounge, to name just a few. Ship Cons: Space is a huge issue. Chair hogs were in full effect for the entire duration, and it didn't appear that much was done about it. The Limelight Lounge gets packed, and unfortunately people also chair hog/reserve seats there as a result. People waiting to enter the Limelight Lounge for an upcoming show flow into the Piano Bar, which is seemingly cut in half by a hallway and set of doors. Dining Pros: I was totally content with my dining experiences. Our group was assigned the early (6pm) dining time in Sapphire, which I believe is the smaller of the two main dining rooms. (I like Sapphire better than Blush because I think Blush's orange lighting is harsh.) Our dining staff consisted of Amine, Lukman, and Joseph, who were all very friendly but clearly had a lot of tables, as service could be a tad slower on some nights.; still, we greatly enjoyed our wait staff. I enjoy trying a little bit of everything, so I took a tapas-style approach to dinner: a couple of appetizers and a salad, and a half serving of an entree. This worked out well for me, and I enjoyed my meal every night. Other dining options I checked out were Bonsai Sushi (for-fee), which I really, really loved; Pizza Pirate, which I think is better during the day than late at night (but still better than any other cruise pizza I've had); BlueIguana Cantina, which had excellent build-your-own-burrito options (the taco options were strangely less robust despite being housed in the same area); Guy's Burger Joint, which was a group favorite; and the Lido Marketplace, the buffet-style area that I honestly didn't visit very much but seemed fine. Room service was quick and tasty, and the requested continental breakfast items were always delivered on time. Dining Cons: The hours that different dining places are open seem to be a common grievance in reviews, and I would have to agree. Some places were only open for a couple of hours (e.g. Tandoor, Mongolian Wok). I'm not a person who needs to be noshing 24-7, but having the option to eat a later breakfast or a later lunch, for example, would have been nice. I didn't eat eggs during the trip but several people in my group said the eggs tasted strange and has a weird consistency caused by the addition of baking soda. Entertainment & Activities Pros: Mike was a great cruise director. The main pool area always seemed to be buzzing. (Unfortunately, due to chair hogs, my group rarely hung out in either of the pool areas.) The comedians were funny and always attracted large crowds. My group loved Scott at the Piano Bar (as well as the bartenders there - we agreed they are the best bartenders anywhere on the ship!). Unfortunately we missed the Love & Marriage Game, Hasbro Live, and Quest, so I can't comment on those. Entertainment & Activities Cons: The entertainment is probably this ship's weakest point, in my opinion. Having cruised before, I had seen some pretty decent shows, and the Breeze just didn't live up to anywhere near my expectations. There was a just-okay juggler, a pretty terrible comedy-magic duo, and the Carnival performances we saw were downright bad. I'm sure the performers are perfectly nice people, and they did the best they could with what they were given, but I would skip these shows if I were to sail the Breeze again. Also, I'm disappointed to report that I found myself bored on sea days - only a few rounds of trivia were offered in addition to the for-fee things cruise lines are always trying to sell you (spa treatments, art, jewelry, etc.). Service Pros: We liked Wan, our room steward, and our wait staff at Sapphire (Amine, Lukman, and Joseph). The bartenders at The Piano Bar are the best on the ship. Food service staff at the Lido Marketplace and other areas (Guy's Burger Joint, Bonsai, BlueIguana, etc.) were mostly very friendly and attentive. Service Cons: The late night guys at Pizza Pirate were a little less than friendly, likely due to being one of the only options available for late night revelers (read: hangry drunk people). The room service staff always seemed rushed and I don't remember any of the four I encountered as smiling during our interactions. The bar staff that walk around outside weren't especially friendly, but they weren't horrible. Overall, I didn't really have any issues with the service on the Breeze, but I do think the staff was just a tiny bit less friendly than I've experienced in the past; it didn't really impact my trip but it is worth mentioning. Ports & Shore Excursions: One of the main reasons I chose this itinerary was the ports: Grand Turk; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Curacao; and Aruba. I had never visited any of these ports and was excited to see them. Here are my thoughts: Grand Turk: We got off the ship and just hung out. We were at the beach area in front of Margaritaville for a while, then we moved over to Jack's Shack and stayed there until it was time to head back to the ship. La Romana, Dominican Republic: Our group split up. Four people headed to Altos de Chavon and into downtown La Romana, where they had Dominican food and did a little bit of shopping. My boyfriend and I did a Carnival-sponsored excursion called "Cenote Swim and Zipline at Scape Park." We really enjoyed the excursion and had a blast - I would recommend it to adrenaline junkies looking for something to do in a not-yet-established cruise port. Curacao: We found that Curacao had the most aggressive locals. We had to do a lot of haggling to get a decent taxi rate, but finally we were taken to Pirate Bay, which we later discovered was private. We had a great authentic (and unfortunately extremely expensive even by US standards) Caribbean lunch and then went to town, where we watched the sun set from the Queen Emma floating bridge. It was a great time! Aruba: We booked a third-party snorkeling excursion with Jolly Pirates. We absolutely loved it. The excursion was over and we were back on MooMba Beach by 1:30pm. The water was great but there was slimy, hair-like seaweed on the ocean floor, so beware! We loved our time in Aruba. Overall Thoughts: There are a few things that could be improved, of course, but my attitude about cruising is that I'm on vacation, and those minor things shouldn't make or break my trip. The cruise was a journey and for several people in my group, their first time cruising. Everyone had a great time, and I would gladly sail the Breeze again. I'd be more mindful of the cabin and would try to fit more of the ship in, because I feel like I missed some of the great offerings. Sail with an open mind, remember not to sweat the small stuff, and you'll have an excellent time, be it on the Breeze or any other cruise ship! I wanted to post an honest but positive review because I think a lot of reviews that are posted are overly critical and written by people looking to complain about something so few people are afforded - the opportunity to visit new lands, meet new people, and enjoy time away from the drudgery of everyday life! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Im so used to royal Caribbean and i saw so many negative reviews for carnival breeze. So i was scared to even try, but the price was right so i went ahead and booked it. It was me, my fiance and my son who is 8 years old. This cruise was ... Read More
Im so used to royal Caribbean and i saw so many negative reviews for carnival breeze. So i was scared to even try, but the price was right so i went ahead and booked it. It was me, my fiance and my son who is 8 years old. This cruise was FUN FUN AND MORE FUN. So much food. Lets start of with the food and drinks. A lot of bards around the ships and we used them a lot lol. The food was amazing in the dinning room and buffet. We had guy burgers which i still dream about till this day. The burrito bar was great to kinda upset we waited to the last day to try it out:( . I took my fiance to the steak house for his bday which was on valetines day. Resturaunt was 5 stars. It was beautiful and they catered us and our needs.The formal night was good also. The food was great and carnival has this thing will they will dance and put on loud music in the dining room whic was very cool. Entertainment was good also but theater entertainment doesn't compare to royal Caribbean. But carnival makes up for it. They have all different activities throughout the ship and the comedy club was FUNNY as hell. DECK PARTIES LOBBY PARTIES everything was great. The room we has was a balcony. Im sorry i wont cruise at less i have a balcony. once to have one you just cant go back. we was on the 9th floor very high up and we felt the ship rocking more then ever but we was towards the front so maybe thats the reason why but still didn't spoil our cruise. The room was kept clean as always. Our cabin cleaner was amazing and he remembered our names. We gave him a tip at the end. The places we went was aruba, grandturk, Dominican republic and curaco. We didn't get to stop at grand turk because of the winds or something. I honestly didnt like Dominican republic like that it was beautiful to where we went which was a all exclusive resort, but getting there i saw alot of poverty which of course they cant help but when im on vacation i dont want to experience sadness or feeling sad for somebody i live in new york i see enough of that. aruba and curaco was beautiful and the people was so friendly. a lot to see and do. KIDS program was amazing keeping my son occupied and happy. We barley saw him he wanted to stay and play. They have the pools and slides for the kids. Just a lot of different activities for families. You can drop your kids off at the program and they have very long hours so you have a great deal of time to yourself! OVERALL this trip was amazing. everything wasn't perfect but hey that life. My suggestion to you if your uptight, and just negative stay away from carnival. carnival is really the fun ship not fancy but for people who love to have fun Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
This was our second carnival cruise, the first one being the Carnival Liberty, and i would have to say i was pretty impressed. We were a pretty large group, consisting of a few families, having kids of all ages, and we were pretty ... Read More
This was our second carnival cruise, the first one being the Carnival Liberty, and i would have to say i was pretty impressed. We were a pretty large group, consisting of a few families, having kids of all ages, and we were pretty impressed with what the ship had to offer. We sailed over christmas and visited Grand Turk, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Curacao, and Aruba. Cabin Our cabins were on the 8th deck. The rooms were very nice (beds were very comfortable), water became hot very quickly, and you could adjust the temperature to your liking. We had two cabins, one being an ocean view balcony and one being a cabin with no window for the kids. Both were extremely nice, except a room with no window is hard to deal with because you dont know if it is day or night when you wake up and you have to check the clock on your phone (the rooms do not have a clock). The stewardess was very friendly and got the job done very quickly. They did a great job at cleaning, organizing, and leaving the next day's itinerary and any other information. The little towel creations were a cute addition also :). Activities Onboard, there was activities for all ages. They had a fairly large "water park" with two waterslides and other fun activities. They also had a ropes course, mini golf, sack tosses, outdoor video games, foosball, ping pong, pool, basketball court, outdoor exercise equipment, and a track. Most of those being outdoor, they had shuffle board, foosball, and and arcade indoors. Many of their amenities appealed to younger kids, but most people (teenagers and up) prefer to have a nice place to hang around. They had "clubs" for kids 12-14 and 15-17 and then an 18+ nightclub also. I would have to say, the activities on this boat were endless. After dinner, up to about 11:30 there was always something to do. They had comedy shows, musicals (the cast for the musicals were extremely talented and i would have to say the shows in the ovation theatre were my favorite part), karaoke, live music (the violin group essencia was very talented), dive in movies, a 4D theater, and the list goes on. If you are worried about being bored, do not be because there are many options for entertainment. Dining The buffet on this ship was probably the biggest downside. The first 2-3 days it was fine, but after that it got really repetitive. The lines were super super long, and they would close the buffet at 4. This was really early since some days we would board the ship at 3:30 and by the time you wanted to go get some food, the buffet was closed. The pizza and deli were open, but sometimes you want a variety of food. The pizza bar that was open 24/7 was very convenient though. In the formal dining room (we dined in blush), the choice of food was not repetitive, but it wasnt the best. The service however, was amazing. The sushi bar on deck 5 was probably my favorite. It was not overly expensive and was actually very good. When you sat down at the place, it felt very authentic and peaceful. The mexican catina and the burger joint were also very good. Ports The ports we visited were very beautiful and i especially enjoyed the dominican republic. The boat docked in places that had quick access to many excursions. The only issue was that when we arrived in Curacao, there was about a 5 hour delay due to a port booking error. Long story short a ship was in the port we were supposed to dock at. We ended up getting there at 7pm which seemed fine at first, but as it became later, the city began to get a little scary, with sketchy drunk people roaming the streets, so it was not what you would describe as "family friendly". Summary In short, our experience on the Carnival Breeze was very good and it is one i will not forget. Everyone in our group had a fun time and we would sail with carnival again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Loved every minute of it. From the ease of pre booking shore excursions and ordering drinks for our cabin ahead of time for the cruise everything with Carnival was so simple. They even have an app for your phone that tells you what's ... Read More
Loved every minute of it. From the ease of pre booking shore excursions and ordering drinks for our cabin ahead of time for the cruise everything with Carnival was so simple. They even have an app for your phone that tells you what's going on at that exact time anywhere on the ship. What to play bingo look at the app. What to know what's going on in 1 hour because you're getting bored look at the app and head over to the next fun thing. Other lines don't have this they still have a sheet of paper. Not near as good. I used this app and found a seminar on events, played bingo, met some great new friends there, found a game show, learned how to do the Thriller dance by Michael Jackson with a bunch of great new people, learned about dolphins, shore excursions and a lot more. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
This is our ninth cruise. We traveled with my 15 year old sister (her first cruise), me (15 years old, ninth cruise), and my parents (ninth cruise, 36 and 40). This was her first cruise and she hated it. I cannot blame her. WORST CRUISE ... Read More
This is our ninth cruise. We traveled with my 15 year old sister (her first cruise), me (15 years old, ninth cruise), and my parents (ninth cruise, 36 and 40). This was her first cruise and she hated it. I cannot blame her. WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE! GET THE FASTER TO FUN! We had the FTTF and we skipped over three hours of the embarkation line. If you fly into an airport check in there. The embarkation was a disaster and try doing everything before you get there. The ship was ran down and very packed full. This was our ninth cruise and the worst of them all. The food was horrible, don't even plan on eating in the main dining room. Plan on paying for the specialty restaurants or eating the buffet every night. If it weren't for the twenty four hour ice cream, pizza, and limited available times for Guys burgers, I wouldn't have survived. LOL. The ship is absolutely packed with people and you can't ever get away from them. The buffet is a disaster, plan on waiting a minimum of five to ten minutes every time you eat. Also, the buffet flooring is very slick and everyone was waddling like a penguin to keep from falling. Their were a lot of kids running through the buffet also and i was scared to death they were going to fall. There is nothing good for breakfast. The pancakes were cold and hard. There were no waffles or anything decent to eat. I had dry cereal and milk every morning. We went to the Dr. Seuss breakfast the last day of the cruise. We always enjoy character breakfasts on cruise lines so we decided to try this one. BIG MISTAKE, and BIG WASTE OF MONEY. The food was horrible and the waffles were cold. I asked for mine plain and I'm sure glad I did. We sent them back to get warm ones and they put them in a toaster and burnt them. We have pictures if you need proof. My mom asked for strawberries on the side and they brought her a colored waffle with Blueberry and Strawberry syrup in her waffle. We are not for sure if it was syrup. We have no idea what it was and it looked very nasty. The bacon was very fatty, greasy, raw, and uncooked. WE couldn't eat it. So, the characters come and I met Thing 1 and Thing 2. They gave me an autograph sheet but I had no pen, no big deal. WELL, then a guy came around and stamped the character's autographs on my paper. He said, "This is from the characters" in a very unhappy tone. I, being the hormonal teenager I am, started crying at the table because this had never happened before. I didn't know what to do. DR. Suess came out and stood in the middle of a packed breakfast. The cast member told people to come up and see him. Everyone with little kids got up and ran to him, so that was a big disaster. Then, they came and stamped his autograph to. Same with Sam. Don't try getting the green eggs and ham either. lol. They were bright fluorescent green. Nobody ate them, all the uneaten food was stacked up on a tray and left in front of everyone to see. My sister got eggs and said they were decent. We basically ran out of there, skipping the breakfast parfaits. Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Cozumel were all great ports! The embarkation and debarkation wasn't horrible for the islands. The lines moved pretty quickly. When we got off the ship, it wasn't horrible. We waited in a line for 20 minutes to get off, but we missed the FTTF time. The cruise director, Matt, was decent. The teen's club was horrible in my opinion. There was no crew member there at all and it was super boring. Save your money and go on Disney or Royal Caribbean. They are a lot more fun, well managed, and have shorter lines. People are packed on this boat and it's always full. The elevators are impossible to get on the first day. Our cabin Steward, Omar, was great! He was probably the best part of the cruise! The shows were horrible and they used the same singers and dancers every night and it was very noticeable. The basketball court was never available to use. It was always used for dodge ball and it was constantly locked with large padlocks. The last hole for the golf course was broken so they put a caution cone over it. They put a caution cone over anything that needed repairs instead of fixing it. So, we saw a lot of caution cones on the boat. The rope's course was broken on one segment. At night, kids were throwing golf balls around and no one seemed to care. You get what you pay for in every aspect. Dinner at night was also very slow and they didn't seem to care much. Carnival has two waiters serving way too many tables. You don't get the personal experience because they are always in a hurry. They forget about you until you holler at them to get their attention. You still have to ask multiple times after getting their attention. We went on three shore excursions and they were excellent. Our stateroom was an interior with picture window. It was a handicap room. The room was literally 80 degrees for four nights. We were fighting with guest services to get it fixed. We got two good nights out of the six. The rest were spent in the eighty degree heat calling guest services and complaining to the managers. We have NEVER had this issue before. WE will never sail Carnival again. The ship was VERY unbalanced and you could feel more movement than we ever have before. When they turned the side propellers on to pull into port, the whole ship vibrated and it was very loud and uncomfortable. They need to redo their ships and figure out how to shorten the lines. Forget about the pictures because they are $22 for the 8 by 10. You have to spend hours of your cruise trying to find your pictures because unlike any other cruise line, they don't have view able picture computers. You have to pay for copy right release unless you get a package. You also can't buy all the pictures for a specific price. The corn hole game never had any bags to play with it. Basically, never go on a carnival cruise. You might think this was not true, but everything was true. If you book 10204, the air conditioning should be good now. It was a great room and they had to replace three parts to get it working. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
For a company that depends on pinpoint accuracy in navigating the sea, it sure seems to have lost it's way in where they are heading. If you're used to even a glimmer of perks as Gold member or just a loyal customer get ready ... Read More
For a company that depends on pinpoint accuracy in navigating the sea, it sure seems to have lost it's way in where they are heading. If you're used to even a glimmer of perks as Gold member or just a loyal customer get ready for a course correction. My 3rd time on the Breeze was a eben flow of disappointment. There are so many areas both big and small that Carnival failed to impress that I'm not sure where to start. I'll start with the little things because those are the things that just get under your skin enough to make things stink but not enough by themselves to motivate a full blown complaint. So they may seem trivial but all together they just leave a bad taste in your mouth. Not that I wanted to get drunk in the casino (never a good idea) but I did have a card for "FREE" drinks while playing games or slots. $800 and an hour later, still no waiter to get me a drink, which could be a good thing because I finally left the casino to get a one on the Lido deck. I tried 3 other times to get drinks while on the cruise and was able to finally get 1 (ONE), UNO, drink for "FREE" Day 1, Miami, 1pm, Deck 10 Aft. You've finally arrived on the ship and you and your kids have bathing suits and ready to enjoy a little Pizza, a cool drink and the rear pool. FORGET IT!! SMELL, ohhh that SMELL, Pool/Jacuzzi area smelled like sewage the entire trip, and it made the Pizza Pirate and Tandor's an unattractive option. Pool was closed and they were sanding and refinishing the wooden seats around the pool. Saw dust, yellow caution ribbon the smell of stain mixed with sewage; yep you get the picture. What's up with the Carnival's ability to keep the Jacuzzi's open. It was like a cruel game of Russian Jacuzzi roulette trying to figure out which one be open and which would be down for maintenance, again. Lido Market Place Buffet makes any Golden Corral look like a 5 Star restaurant. Anyone remember the surf n turf or midnight buffet's?? Well at least you have the memories. This buffet barely makes a mark as a viable food option and is a repetitive unimaginable collection of tasteless food products. Breakfast? And if you imagine some biscuits and gravy with that watered down tasteless yellow stuff they call eggs then stay in bed, you'll be disappointed. I've never seen any poorer choice for breakfast options than on the Breeze. A single testimony to the overall shape, direction and state of this ship. SAD. Sapphire or Blush dining? well the wait staff are probably the high point of the experience. I had the Flat Iron Steak; bland no taste. The Filet Mignon tastes more like a pot roast and the Prime Rib was overdone and flat. So that covered 3 nights. The Lobster tail was decent and we loved the creme brulee! Staff: I thought we were on the Zombie ship, I'm not sure how you keep moral fresh and new on the Breeze and I don't want to know. I'm on vacation. However, I wish the senior leadership would figure it out. From the staff in the casino to the Lido Marketplace they seemed depressed, out of phase somehow. Housekeeping: we did get towel animals 2 of the 6 nights, but at 9pm my kids are ready for bed and they hadn't even gotten to our room on several nights; was nice enough but I don't think she ever knew our name and I think I saw her twice. No ice bucket in the room, no perks like shampoo's razors etc in the shell dish like all my other cruises (I heard they phased this out) and the balcony was not cleaned. We hand wiped it down a bit. Room Service used to be free, now I'm seeing more and more options under the "for additional charge" and less on the "free" side.. Perks: well I'd say if you like a PIN for all your loyalty then your in luck, if you want to use your "free" drink coupon then you better be savvy as it can only be used under strict conditions and don't think of using it in the dining room or before the last day or before 5pm etc. Want the welcome back drink with a few snacks, forget it. Any other benefits pretty much evaporated and if there availble be prepared to fight for them and wait and wait to use the; otherwise watch the blue cards get the same benefits as your gold. Camp Carnival/Camp Ocean this has devolved into a poorly run corral of kids with angry attendants that seem better suited to be jail keepers than camp carnival leaders.. My kids have grown up in Camp Carnival and this by far was the worst. Want one of may examples? OK, here goes. We stopped by to find out what games were on the PS4's and we got an angry "We have a Pay Build a Bear Session right now" and " come back during PS4 Time" and "They will find out when we begin" uggggg!! WaterWorks, well it needed work alright, compared to our trip in January 2015, so many items had quit working it was unreal.. Even the Big Bucket worked only some of the time and we had 5 days of calm seas.. Pictures: well they sure work hard to get you to take your photo's but have no system for retrieving them. Thursday night my wife spend an hour going through boxes of thousands of photo's to no avail. As it is, I have a spot on the Ultra Cruise in December that just happens to be on the Breeze so it's one more trip on this Ship and if things don't improve it will be my last. Last on Breeze and Last on Carnival.. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
This is my first review of a cruise. I went with my wife and mother in law for an 8 day cruise out of Miami. It cruised to St. Maartan, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk. I usually like coming in the night before to avoid any trouble ... Read More
This is my first review of a cruise. I went with my wife and mother in law for an 8 day cruise out of Miami. It cruised to St. Maartan, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk. I usually like coming in the night before to avoid any trouble with boarding the cruise but this time I flew in the day of. I was able to check in and get my card key at the airport. I didn't appreciate it until I got to the Port of Miami. After handing off my bags, and walking in, the lines were huge and I got to bypass it all and walk unto the ship. Like I said, you take the chance by flying in that day but it really worked out. We usually plan our trips by the itinerary. So we were aware that for each port, it will be either a tour of the island, the beach, some sort of water activity (i.e., snorkel, boating, etc.), or shopping. We missed out on a train and sail in St. Kitts but we were satisfied with the activities we did. You should really just book an excursion if there's something that catches your eye. Don't wait. In terms of the ship: The food was very good. We ate at the 555 Steakhouse and the Cucina Del Capitano and the food was excellent. Obviously, these were extra. We had your time dining and only ate at the dining hall 4 times. The other 2 times we just ate in the lido which usually had the same food they were serving at the main dining minus the appetizers and the desserts. Guy's Burger Joint and Fat Jimmy's C-Slide BBQ were our favorites. Although the BBQ is only open on sea days for 2 and a half hours and only once at around 2:15 pm was there no line. The only issue I had with the food was the lack of it after 9:30 pm if you wanted a snack except for pizza and their soft ice cream. One of the few cons about the ship were the lack of activities. Sometimes all there seemed to do would be self help stuff in the morning and trivia in the afternoon. I wish there was more variety. I did like the dive in movies, watching some of the summer movies was nice. The dancers were okay. However, I've never been a huge fan of the singers/dancers on most most cruise ships. The comedy was really good. Roman Murray was better than other comedians I've seen on other cruise ships. Carnival partnered up with George Lopez and have this Punchliner. I'm not sure if they just choose better comedians but this time he was funny. The cruise director Matt stood out because he was younger and English. He did a good job hosting. Liked the Hasbro game, the Hypnotist, those were fun. We really lucked out that this cruise was chosen by a group for their "Goth Cruise 2014". While I'm sure some people thought these people dressed in black, with colorful hair, tattoos and piercings were offputting at first, they really made this one of the most enjoyable in terms of crowds. They made karaoke very entertaining. I'm sure future karaoke on other ships will pale in comparison. Outside of the food disappearing after 9:30 pm and lack of activities, I had a very good time on this cruise. Like I said, this was definitely the best group of cruisers I've ever had a chance to spend time with. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
My wife and I loved the ship. It's decorating was very relaxing. Loved the Island theme!! I was very surprised at the relatively short lines for most things...except the Mongolian Grill (my wife said it was worth the wait) and the ... Read More
My wife and I loved the ship. It's decorating was very relaxing. Loved the Island theme!! I was very surprised at the relatively short lines for most things...except the Mongolian Grill (my wife said it was worth the wait) and the barbecue. (not impressed) Even Guys Burgers lines were much shorter than I imagined..only 6-7 people ahead of me almost each time I went, and I went at least once a day... at least! It was by far the best meal on the ship. The food in the Blush dining room was not very good.. we only ate there 4 times. By the way, the fried chicken on the Comfort food/everyday menu was very good!!! Also, the service in the Blush Dining room was not what I was used to on any of the other Carnival ships. There was way too much saving of chairs at the pool. My wife got there at 7:30am to get us a couple chairs (She stayed there and I got there by 8am) But she said there were people who saved chairs and did not come to the pool till noon! Have to say that there was someone form the cruise lines marking chairs that were being saved but not used. Needed to be more of that as the pool area is smaller than on most ships and there are a lot less chairs near the pool. We were also not very impressed with the length (very short) or the quality of the shows. There didn't have a show each night. All in all I would go on this ship again but will make other arrangements for dinner. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
This is my 3rd Cruise with Carnival Short and Sweet 6 of us got to Miami airport around 10:30 am we took a Super Shuttle. The driver was the best he stopped us at Walgreens before we got to port. Try to use them it's cheaper.. ... Read More
This is my 3rd Cruise with Carnival Short and Sweet 6 of us got to Miami airport around 10:30 am we took a Super Shuttle. The driver was the best he stopped us at Walgreens before we got to port. Try to use them it's cheaper.. Embarkation was smooth and easy we got to port around 11 am boarded ship around 12. We went straight to lido to get a bite to eat.. The WORST lines over 25 to 30 mins long.. Cabin on 738 floor. There was a smell that was bad at times even in our Cabin. Of course there was nothing they can do... Room was ready 12:30 The cleaning staff never introduced themselves to us and one night our room wasn't cleaned and when we called to the front desk of course we heard well we are sorry... The Food.... The worst The worst The worst. Lines were way to long. I stood in Mongolian wok line 45 mins. And the food was horrible. Guys burgers greasy and wasn't good. We were excited to get food off the boat. Margaritaville was a treat... I will say our dinning was good. food was good. The servers were awesome.. The entertainment put me to sleep and it wasn't much to see or do. Beside Carnival failure to provide good food, fresh air and entertainment we had a blast.. I dislike Carnival Dream and Carnival Breeze. The food is BAD and the Worst ever.. The design is pretty. I liked Legend The only reason I go on Carnival is because my group choose it.   Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
Background.... I am a platinum cruiser with Carnival, my sons ages 25 and 21...almost....LOL. We sailed with 40 plus people. We are Survivors, Family and Friends of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. My husband died in the line ... Read More
Background.... I am a platinum cruiser with Carnival, my sons ages 25 and 21...almost....LOL. We sailed with 40 plus people. We are Survivors, Family and Friends of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. My husband died in the line of duty October 1996. Friday....Pre Cruise, We flew out of Newark to Fort Lauderdale on a very turbulent ride. We made arrangements with SAS Transportation for our ride for Fll to Holiday Inn Port of Miami. We were picked up within 3 minutes of calling. Checked in at 1:30, did not get a room with a view....we just wanted our rooms and the rooms with a view were not ready. I roomed with my freind Carol who lost her Dad in the line of duty in 1994. A trip over to Bayside to Hooters for a cocktail and appetizers..and to enjoy the view. Back to the hotel and met up with other friends for cocktails and dinner. Saturday...we took a van over to the pier, we left our hotel at 11AM and we were on the ship at 11:45. So excited........Straight to our cabins to drop off the carry on. Carol and I. 7430 and the boys in 7440, we were aft balconies...(remember that). Then to lido for cocktails and lunch. The ship is absolutely gorgeous. I was so impressed. I oohed and aahed alot...LOL. I would rate the decor of the ship a 10. We walked and walked and climbed and climbed...LOL and settled at Serenity for Sailaway...it had started to rain but cleared. We were off for 8 nights of fun........ Now I will break it down.... Food..... Dining Room..We ate in the Blush Dining Room, Late Seating....This was a big miss most of the time. The menu has not changed in years and the food was just not good, but I wasn't cooking. Lido...same stuff for breakfast...and lunch was OK. Service in dining room was not like it used to be....slowwwwww...too many passengera to take care of, not waiters fault..it is managements Guys Burgers....awesome.....had 3 of them during the week Burrito Bar...I don't care for Burritos but Carol and freinds said they were great. Punchliners Brunch...went once.....breakfast was Ok..did not stay for comedian. BBQ...freinds tried it, said it was OK Italian Restaurant....awesome......for $12 you can't beat it for dinner. Food rating......5 Entertainment..... Went to two shows...Welcome and Motown...they were OK. Hasbro we went to one show and it was fun. Comedians.....were Ok, went to two shows one was not my taste...F word used in every other word (it really wasn't necessary). Other comedian was good. Trivia...if you enjoy Trivia, they do it in the Red Frog Pub every night at 8...unfortunately our seating was at 8:15. We spent a lot of time in the Red Frog, tell Danny we said Hi!!! LOL There was live music in the Ocean Plaza, Red Frog Pub and Atrium every night. Casino....lost......lost.....LOL Thrill theater...never made it there. I would rate entertainment a 6. Passengers ..........Oh my where do I start...4600 of them alot of them were rude.....obnoxious....(not drunk...but plain no manners....) I think there were 1500 kids who were let go to run a muck...running up and down hallways, screaming, prank calling cabins and playing in elevators....I am talking about kids that were anywhere between 7 and up just running loose......I can't even rate them...LOL Crew.,.... awesome, they get a 10 Cabin .....it seemed our balcony was smaller than other ships we have been on but bathroom a tad bigger....Our steward was wonderful.....only problem was ........sewage odor in the cabin......complaint was made...follow up made by information desk...and a call from information manager..Odor was in both our cabins and also a friends cabin in the same area....I hope they have this fixed soon for future passengers. Because of this I rate it a 4. Ports of Call... Grand Turk. This was our third stop there, spent it at Margarttaville the first two times....been there done that...so we did the Segway Tour and had a great time. Driver dropped us off at Jacks Shack on the beach and we had cocktails and swam with about 20 other people instead of 2000 at Margaritaville....LOL. The highlight is Jacks dog Topher who swims with you....fishes and digs big holes. La Romona We did a private vendor tour with Seavis Tours to Saona Island. It was awesome....after we found the taxi driver....LOL. Out to the beach where we met our tour guide Kirsten and her dog Zion who came for the trip to Saona. Kirsten is an ecologist. Boat ride was fun...to the island for swimming, snorkeling and lunch and rum and beer.....then on to the sand bar for swimming with the starfish and more rum and cake and fruit...Back to the beach and into the taxi and onto the ship...Loved, loved loved this tour..Carnival offers something similiar for about $30 to $40 more. Curacao I booked Irie Tours, it was fun..in an open air bus, stop at a distillery and then Seaquarium Beach. Would not reccomend this beach to anyone....crowded and garbage floating in the water (by the passengers that had been there for hours already...cups, cigarette butts etc.) We did some quick shopping before the tour luckily as shops close early even though we were there till 11. Aruba Oh my...We shopped in the morning and then did the Jeep Tour to the Natural Pool...it was awesome and so much fun. We stopped at the caves and then on the the Natural Pool for an awesome off road ride with lots of laughs.....I climbed down the 85 steps and slid on my butt into the natural pool and made it back up the 85 steps........ Disembarkation..... I am platinum and could have gotten off the ship at 7AM but chose not to as our flight wasn't until 1:30. We were supposed to be called at 9"15 but due to passengers not following directions there was a big hold up by customs and we were not called till 10 15. Took quite sometime to get off as once again passengers not following directions....Going before there number is called and self assist when they wanted....not when they were suppsed to by 8:30. We called SAS and they were right there and off to the airport. In closing.....I had a great time, I was away from home, not cooking, not cleaning....I waas just disappointed at times.....however i will sail Carnival again....but not out of Miami.....   Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
We took a red-eye flight on Virgin America out of SFO (San Francisco) and into FLL (Fort Lauderdale). We then took SAS to the Port. Fast,Fun,Easy! The Breeze is the best ship I've been on in my cruising history thought it was my ... Read More
We took a red-eye flight on Virgin America out of SFO (San Francisco) and into FLL (Fort Lauderdale). We then took SAS to the Port. Fast,Fun,Easy! The Breeze is the best ship I've been on in my cruising history thought it was my first Carnival cruise. The layout was great the food the best every on a ship. The only bad thing was my steward for my cabin. He was quite rude and disrespectful. For the review: Ship info: The ship layout was good and easy to navigate in. The pool was crowded and small (as usually).The waterworks was super fun and crowded with all ages. It was crowded in the morning and afternoon. But when 5:30 hits the slides are empty. Why? because everyone goes to the early dinner. Score! we had the 8:15 seating! the lobby and inside decks were packed at the beginning of the cruise and at the end. Activities: way better than ~NCL~! Fun activities all day long. Sometimes their were so many activities i missed some i wanted to do! Hasbro the game Show was super fun and i got picked to be on stage! Overall activities i give 5 stars ***** Service: Guest Services were super nice and helpful. Stateroom Stewards were disrespectful and not helpful. Our steward(Hari)was so rude and not helpful at all! We smelt some smell in our cabin and we said it smelled like poo backup or septic tank backup. But he did not help all and he said it was coming from the sea and to not open our balcony door. Really, the sea!!! You got to be kidding me! We called guest services and sent out and officer to check it out. He said it was coming from the air vent. So true!!! A guy came out and fixed it. A day later it come back again. Oh well it was the last day! What could we do!! Ports: we went to Grand Turk, La Ramona, Curacao, and Aruba. Great ports and awesome beaches. Room: cabin 7381;balcony;deck 7. Great awesome room. Over fat jimmy's BBQ did not even notice it at all! Smell like i said was bad but OK to handle. Everything was great in that room. Dining: Blush 8:15 table 560. Food was awesome and great. Cant even explain it it was so good! Mohammad,Danilo, and Lizeth were our wait staff and they were awesome, fun, and, never got orders wrong. nothing to complain about! Circle C: Circle C was my child's club and he said the boys were playing video games and the girls were gossiping and playing Just Dance with the crew/staff members. Shows: Divas was OK. The Brits was the Best show on the ship! Hasbro the Game show was fun because i got to be on the show!! YAY! Disembarkation: was fast. They wanted us off that boat it seemed like!! Fast! Butch: Butch the cruise director was awesome to my family. He treated us like we were family to him! One bad thing: Every morning he made an our long announcement at 7:00 AM. Super Fun and Awesome first Carnival Cruise! I will see Carnival in the future on my cruise list!! Awesome job Carnival and to the Breeze Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
I am a huge fan of cruising and of the dozen I have been on, this recent trip on the Breeze was the most disappointing. I read all the reviews on this ship and went into it with an open mind. This was a 50th anniversary cruise for my ... Read More
I am a huge fan of cruising and of the dozen I have been on, this recent trip on the Breeze was the most disappointing. I read all the reviews on this ship and went into it with an open mind. This was a 50th anniversary cruise for my parents and there were 11 of us traveling together in 5 cabins. Embarkment--Port of Miami is quick and efficient. They really know what they are doing. We arrived at 1:00 and were in our cabin by 1:30. There was some confusion later on about the colors of our Sign and Sail cards so if you are a repeat cruiser, pay attention to what you are issued when you are being processed. Cabins--My son and I had a balcony cabin which was spacious, had tons of storage, 3 closets, and a couch which we used quite a bit. The bathroom seemed a little bigger than some ships I have been on and had 6 small shelves for storage. My daughters had an inside cabin which was also spacious minus the couch. A warning to those letting their underage children have their own cabin...they do not lock or empty the mini fridge which has alcohol in it. When my daughters asked for it to be emptied, the cabin steward simply put everything behind the television, and left the small airline bottles in the fridge. Ask for it to be locked or taken away.Ship--beautiful and well appointed. The Caribbean feel is everywhere, even in the bathrooms. Speaking of bathrooms, there are very, very few public restrooms on this ship. From the Serenity area on deck 12, I had to come down to the pool area on deck 10 or use the one in the spa. Even the kids using the Waterworks area in deck 11 had to use the spa bathrooms. Not very convenient. The Serenity area is large, comfortable and has plenty of seating. I used it on the day we were in Nassau and there were only 2 other adults up there. The ropes course was only open on the last day because of high winds, but the kids and I all did it and it was a lot of fun. Putt-putt was never too crowded. There are only 2 small pools that get very crowded. There are no hot tubs by the main pool, but there are 2 by the Tides pool and several others scattered around the ship. They are not really hot and there were several families just camped out there for the day. Food--lines are long at the buffets depending on the time you get there. Like all areas of this ship, the Lido buffet is chopped up into small areas that are hard to navigate. I had to go to several separate stations to get fresh fruit, cottage cheese, and eggs. Drink stations are crowded because each only has one coffee machine and one juice machine. Main Dining room food was pretty good. We had a horrible experience the first night because our waiter was sick and the replacement had never waited tables before. This was taken care of on the second night and we had amazing service the rest of the week. Guys burgers were amazing and Cucinas free pasta lunches were delicious.Misc--The Breeze is the first ship I have been on that was difficult to navigate. They have tons of things to do,but to add them they had to chop up the ship into smaller areas. I did not go to any of the shows except the comedy show which was good. My kids did karaoke and enjoyed it. The NBA finals shown on the big poolside screen which was good for fans, but monopolized the pool area at night for three nights. There were lots of upgraded seating and lounge chairs, no bad smells but the hallways and common areas were always a little too warm and muggy, and the shops were smaller than I imagined. Anyone who has an OBC can cash it out anytime at the Service Desk but don't wait until the end of the last day or you'll have a huge line. Have your formal pictures taken on the first formal night because we waited and were disappointed in ours and had no time to retake them. The photographers rush you through and didn't have the lighting right. All in all, this was an enjoyable cruise but I do not think I will be cruising the Breeze again until they get some kinks worked out. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
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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