Sail Date: November 2018
This cruise left out of Cape Canaveral. We arrived on time for our 11:30 am "appointment time" and embarkation went very smoothly, in fact the the smoothest I've experienced. We were on the boat in no time and found a seat on the ... Read More
This cruise left out of Cape Canaveral. We arrived on time for our 11:30 am "appointment time" and embarkation went very smoothly, in fact the the smoothest I've experienced. We were on the boat in no time and found a seat on the deck on the opposite side of BBQ place. We got a few drinks from the nearby bar and some excellent BBQ and relaxed there until our cabin was ready around 1:30 pm. We had second floor port hole cabin # 2216. The cabin was clean and much larger than I was expecting. The water we ordered was in the room when we arrived, our gold status VIFP water and pin came the following day. The VIFP drink vouchers that were in our room had someone else's name on them but the correct cabin number causing us to briefly think we were in the wrong room LOL and considering we had already unpacked most of our stuff it was a brief moment of panic haha. The vouchers turned out to be incorrect and we received new ones a day or two later. The boat is large and was in over all good condition. The food was overall very good and we really enjoyed the taco's and burgers. I was disappointing that the excellent and included Tandoori restaurant had been replaced with an extra cost seafood restaurant. We had anytime dining and rarely had a wait for a table, the food was overall very good and the service was fine but not as good as it has been on some other boats in the past. The casino was so packed all the time that it made even crossing thru a bit of a challenge, but good for Carnival as I'm sure they were raking in the gambling money. We only went to one comedy show and it was pretty good. We went to all of the playlist production shows and they were descent but corny. The performers gave it there all and were very enthusiastic especially Jay. Our biggest complaint on this boat was the overwhelming amount of smoking areas. I have never been on a cruise ship before that had so many smoking areas and smokers for that matter. There were so many smoking areas that it was difficult to find an area to sit away from the cigarette smoke and we found that was a major negative in our experience on this boat and our ability to finds spots to relax on deck or enjoy the pool side movies. Getting on and off the beat at the ports was a breeze (none of the ports on this route had tenders). The staff around the boat and in the shops were pleasant and attentive. The disembarkation was a complete mess. We ported our own luggage off the boat and we didn't make it off the boat until 11 am. The only floors that had been called when we disembarked were 11,12 ,1 and 2 for self debarkation and only tag/zone #'s 1,2,and 3 so god knows how long it took the rest of the people on the boat to finally get off? The cruise director was blaming customs but she had made multiple announcements right after the initial floors were called for people to follow the rules, so who knows? Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We have cruised many times with Carnival and been happy until this cruise on the Breeze. Our room stewards were the worst we've ever had - missing doing our room; no toilet paper; not replacing glasses, etc. It was very surprising and ... Read More
We have cruised many times with Carnival and been happy until this cruise on the Breeze. Our room stewards were the worst we've ever had - missing doing our room; no toilet paper; not replacing glasses, etc. It was very surprising and disappointing. We also found the food was of poor quality. There were the same salads in the Lido deck all week at both lunch and dinner. The dining room staff was great but because of the poor food quality we choice to go with the Lido deck but the quality there wasn't any better unfortunately. Most - not all - bar staff were very indifferent. Every other Carnival Cruise we have been very happy with the staff friendliness and helpfulness but not this cruise. Itinerary was good and comedians were awesome. Embarkation as a Platinum member was awesome very quick. Debarkation was self assist and also very quick. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
I’ve never been so disappointed in customer service on a cruise line. We had the unfortunate situation of being placed next door to an individual that was experiencing a mental illness breakdown. Carnival allowed the situation to ... Read More
I’ve never been so disappointed in customer service on a cruise line. We had the unfortunate situation of being placed next door to an individual that was experiencing a mental illness breakdown. Carnival allowed the situation to go on just over 24 hours after being notified, being made aware of the imminent danger it was placing elderly passengers and young children that became frightened after hearing the man screaming out he was going to kill everyone around him. Security finally moved him to another cabin once fellow passengers demanded it for their safety. After contacting guest services repeatedly(as stated by the head of guest relations, Carnival has no responsibility of how fellow passengers behave nor resulting consequences of their behavior), I called Carnival’s 1-800 number while in port to report the situation. To my dismay, they advised they could not do anything regarding a ship at sea and referred me back to guest relations. While this incident casted a shadow on the entire cruise, the ship itself and dining room staff were in top order. Just wished Carnival had handled this differently. Outside of this experience, the dining staff was very attentive. Buffet lines for breakfast and lunch were unusually long when compared to other cruise lines. Pizza bakers never seemed to be able to keep up with demand. Beware of the drink package. While it states you can have a drink up to $20, they insist on giving you the low end brands and will cut the pour in half if you demand top shelf. When they do that, it makes certain drinks taste off balance since they're using the same amount of mix. Probably would be best to avoid the package unless you plan to consume the daily allowance. Ship always had something going on for both young and old. Due to the security issue and dealing with frightened kids, my kids stuck close to the cabin. The ship itself was clean and had a nice layout. Not a lot of shops compared to other cruise lines. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Firstly this was a 'journeys cruise' which basically means longer itineraries and ports not usual for carnival to visit. As this was a straight 14 day cruise we expected it to be slightly different. The majority of people on this cruise ... Read More
Firstly this was a 'journeys cruise' which basically means longer itineraries and ports not usual for carnival to visit. As this was a straight 14 day cruise we expected it to be slightly different. The majority of people on this cruise were older then the usual mix found on carnival, in fact there were over 2000 platinum and diamond guests, hardened long life carnival cruisers, average age 60-80. It wasn't really noticible about the age group/demographic until you notice that by 11.30 most of them were in bed and the nightclub (usually rammed) had about 5 people in it! Even though this wasn't a standard carnival cruise we had a blast, 9 ports in 14 days. The entertainment as always on carnival was fantastic, on sea days you were never short of something fun to do, the 'fun squad' were relentless in making this days go by with fun and laughter. The ship; loved the breeze although we found it a bit annoying that you had to go through a very smoke filled casino to navigate from one end of the promenade deck (where most bars etc are located) to the atrium the other end, bad design in my opinion. The food was pretty standard, not brilliant but ok, the frustration with the food was that for lunch gathered were so many places to eat, BBQ, Mexican, Tandoor, buffet, guys burgers etc but in the evening you had three choices, main dining, and two fee paid options the steakhouse (impossible to get a reservation) and the Italian. This would not probably be an issue on your standard 7 night cruise but over 14 days things became very limited, and the buffet choice in the evening was very small and poor. Overall we had a great trip but would definitely think twice before booking a journeys cruise again, nothing wrong with it but just not the age group for us! 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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
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
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
A trip for my son ( his first cruise) and I. The ship was in good shape and well taken care of. the dining food fare was OK at best; nothing special. Dining Staff worked hard as always but food needs to be better. Perhaps simpler meal ... Read More
A trip for my son ( his first cruise) and I. The ship was in good shape and well taken care of. the dining food fare was OK at best; nothing special. Dining Staff worked hard as always but food needs to be better. Perhaps simpler meal like Spaghetti, Goulash, Meatloaf would help? We really enjoyed Amber Cove and Grand Turk! Grand Turk is a great stop I'd like to go back to for sure and enjoy their beach and pool located at end of the pier. St Thomas was very nice and the forts and old churches in San Juan were wonderful too. The Halloween Party was great! A Cruise with Halloween involved is always fun, fun, fun! The costumes, party atmosphere and host Schwartz, were all well done! The scene was festive for Halloween and the costumes were fun and grand. All in all a great adventure for us. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We were looking for a cruise to take my 83 year old mother-in-law on that would be something that she would enjoy. We chose the Western Caribbean because we always enjoy those ports and we were hopeful that she would too. We like the ... Read More
We were looking for a cruise to take my 83 year old mother-in-law on that would be something that she would enjoy. We chose the Western Caribbean because we always enjoy those ports and we were hopeful that she would too. We like the Dream class ships since they offer a good variety of eating venues and entertainment. We ended up having a total of 7 people in 3 rooms. First - embarkation was the easiest we have ever experienced. Normally we try to get FTTF, but it was not available this trip plus we didn't think those traveling with us would be willing to pay the extra fee. We arrived at the port around 10:30 and were on the ship by 11:45. We got to the port early thinking we would have to deal with traffic, but that was not the case so they sent us through the line for early arrivals. Once they started boarding it didn't take more than 20 minutes for our zone to be called. Lugging around our carry-on was a bit of a pain, but not too bad. We had lunch and walked around for a little while to explore the ship. By the time we were able to get to the room around 1:30 our luggage was there, very easy! Our room was a Spa Balcony and very nice. Loved the layout and the amount of storage space. We unpacked and stored our luggage under the bed and went off to explore some more and catch up with the others that were arriving a little later. We had dinner in the main dining room and did some more exploring and visiting before heading to bed. Day 2 - This was a sea day and we spent some time in the Serenity area, visited the spa and did the Sky Course in addition to more visiting and exploring. Very relaxed day! Day 3 - Cozumel We booked an excursion to Chankanaab Park from an outside vendor and spent the day on the beach and snorkeling. The snorkeling was pretty good and the time at the park was nice. We headed back to the port and walked through some shops before boarding the ship. Day 4 - Belize This day looked a little stormy so we decided not to go ashore. We had considered booking Goff's Caye, but the forecast wasn't looking great so we opted to just hang around the ship. Day 5 - Roatan We booked Little French Key through Carnival because we had some onboard credit to use. It was an OK excursion. They offered a snorkel excursion from shore that wasn't spectacular. The beach area was rocky (old coral) in some areas, but the water was beautiful. Lunch was OK. The bus trip to and from LFK was informative. Day 6 - Costa Maya We walked around the shops in port with the older members of our party. It was hot and humid, so we didn't spend a lot of time ashore. This was our first time at this port because it was cancelled the last time we did this itinerary. I would like to go back to explore when we didn't have the older members of the party to consider. Day 7 - Sea Day #2 was nice except for having to pack to return home. We went to the debarkation talk since this was the first time we have experienced the new process. We were kind of bummed that we got Zone 15 by the time we knew where to get the zone tags. Next time we will be able to get a lower number! I should have paid more attention to what others had posted on Cruise Critic!! Debarkation - They stated that the expected time to begin debarkation was 8:15, but it happened earlier than that. I really didn't note the time. Since we had the luggage for my MIL we had to do the checked luggage since we couldn't carry off everything. It went pretty quickly and we were on the road by probably 9:00 AM. We got a porter to help us take the luggage to the car, which got us through the customs line in just a few minutes. It was a breeze! Other thoughts - This was our second time cruising with Schwartz. In my opinion, he is the best cruise director we have ever had. He is personable and approachable as well as high-energy. We went to the Country Show, 88 Keys and Flick, which we have seen before. Once you have seen them, you've seen them, so nothing new there. Everyone in our group really enjoyed the food in the main dining room. We had Your Time Dining and never had to wait to get a seat. The other food venues were good as well. We did not eat in any of the extra fee restaurants. The seas were very calm and the weather was great. Another great cruise with Carnival! Read Less
Sail Date: October 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
We had a group of 12 for my parents anniversary cruise - we were able to get an amazing table that fit the 12 of us (333) in Sapphire every night (just had to be there early) - The wait staff was amazing Nenad and Ferdinand were friendly, ... Read More
We had a group of 12 for my parents anniversary cruise - we were able to get an amazing table that fit the 12 of us (333) in Sapphire every night (just had to be there early) - The wait staff was amazing Nenad and Ferdinand were friendly, funny and on point! One in our group was gluten free - every night they asked what she wanted the next day we could even order something for breakfast if she wanted to go to the main dining room. The only port we weren't super impressed with was San Juan - seemed very Americanized and not a lot for the kids in our group to do so they ended up staying on the boat. The pool areas at Amber Cove and Grand Turks were amazing - perfect for young kids. In Amber Cove half of our group did the waterfalls - instead of booking through the ship we got a taxi and paid for it when we got to the falls - came out to about $75 per person and it was an amazing experience - highly recommend - there were a few options - 7 falls (which you climb UP) 17 falls or 27 falls- we did the 17 falls - be forewarned it was a strenuous 30-40 minute hike, but it was totally worth it - we jumped off 3 "cliffs" into water and a few natural slides. It was awesome. The kids programs were great for the kids (one 5 and one 7) a few times when we went to pick them up they didn't want to leave! For the room - Jay was our room steward and he was the best - always super friendly when we saw him throughout the day and kept the cabin spic and span which is hard to do with 2 little kids! We didn't find main entertainment shows night the best but Rebecca at the piano bar was amazing - great voice and funny! One of the best things was we had 4 rooms right in a row and were able to connect the balcony's - so nice to get room service in the morning and sit and drink coffee on our decks with everyone in our party! Read Less
Carnival Breeze Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
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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