1,327 Carnival Breeze Cruise Reviews

My boyfriend and I chose this cruise for my 30th birthday and it did not dissapoint. I hadnt been on a carnival in 16 year and they were as great as i remember. Everyone of the ship bend over backwards just to back just YOU are comfortable ... Read More
My boyfriend and I chose this cruise for my 30th birthday and it did not dissapoint. I hadnt been on a carnival in 16 year and they were as great as i remember. Everyone of the ship bend over backwards just to back just YOU are comfortable and having a good time. Anything you could think of.... is there. You can or ANYTHING or NOTHING at all.. 24 hours a day. We laughed till our cheeks hurt at the comedy shows; we sang along to the of amazing shows they preformed; ate till we couldnt see color anymore; took naps; enjoyed the spa amenities and 21+ deck; went down the water slides; watched movies on the top deck while being served pin a coladas; room service 24/7; you name it.. they had it. What made our trip even more memorable was our room stewart named Eddie and the bartender name Jerome. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We chose this cruise for the ports and mid winter break. The disembarkation at the ports was excellent. That could not be said for the end of the cruise at Port Canaveral. Apparently there were issues with the gangplank having to be ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the ports and mid winter break. The disembarkation at the ports was excellent. That could not be said for the end of the cruise at Port Canaveral. Apparently there were issues with the gangplank having to be reset. After cruising on the Spirit, the Sunshine and the Paradise I would say this one fell short in both the food choice & preparation in the lido buffet, the cabin service and the dinning room service. We had a terrific time and enjoyed ourselves despite the slamming cabin doors, the marijuana wafting over our balcony, not meeting our cabin stew or being asked about cabin service preferences for am or pm, forgotten dinning room main orders and missing after dinner coffees. Compared to the outstanding service on the Paradise these made the cruise lack luster. I thought the CD was very good. We didn't see any shows but did go to the comedy club and the marriage game.. Arriving 30 minutes before any show is a necessity as seating fills fast. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
For the ports visited that we wanted to go to and living in the midwest, Orlando was not too awfully far to go. Our embarkation was the fastest and smoothest we have ever had in my 19 cruises. This is due to the workings of the ... Read More
For the ports visited that we wanted to go to and living in the midwest, Orlando was not too awfully far to go. Our embarkation was the fastest and smoothest we have ever had in my 19 cruises. This is due to the workings of the Orlando port. Our cabin was an inside which is what we always get. Our dining was always at the main dining room, and it left a lot to be desired. It was the worst dining I ever had on any ship. Food was very overcooked, desserts like creme brule' was super sweet and grainy tasting.We did not eat in any of the specialty restaurants. a We were disappointed in the entertainment aspect as the main room show was a did, and when we went to the piano bar, there was no piano player. We did not travel with children. We will not cruise on the Breeze again. We did not have a meet and mingle because not enough signed up for it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We are a family of four from Montreal, Canada, who cruise extensively. We have 9 previous cruises with Carnival, 22 overall. This trip was supposed to be husband, wife, and son only, but my daughter’s school trip to Europe was cancelled ... Read More
We are a family of four from Montreal, Canada, who cruise extensively. We have 9 previous cruises with Carnival, 22 overall. This trip was supposed to be husband, wife, and son only, but my daughter’s school trip to Europe was cancelled at the very last minute due to “the virus that shall not be named”, so we had to scramble to book her to travel with us. We got absolutely killed on airfare, but Carnival (kudos to them) were very reasonable about changing our booking from a triple to a quad cabin. The fourth passenger’s fare was only slightly more than my son’s, and we upgraded from a porthole to a large outside cabin. Good on them. EMBARKATION: We had Faster to the Fun, so we basically walked onboard at 11am. No delays whatsoever. There is one major flaw to this system, however: there is no counter stop in the boarding process anymore to attach our credit card to the ship-board account. The result was: charges were being declined soon after we sailed. The lineup at guest services was an hour long, with everyone trying to fix this issue. One employee in the terminal could have saved many passengers a lot of trouble: “Is your credit card attached to your account? No? Over here, please.” Faster to the Fun allowed me to skip the line and use the Platinum/Diamond line, so that alone was worth the cost. Waited 10 minutes max and credit was established. Our cabin was ready right away, and keycards were in the mailbox, but no luggage was to be seen. It was supposed to be there already, due to FTTF. Luggage arrived later, after Muster drill. CABIN: We had a large outside cabin, which featured two bathrooms, but only one toilet. Cabin was initially very clean, and we only had it made up once a day, so everything was as expected. TV remote didn’t work properly all cruise. We showed it to our steward, but it decided to work whenever we showed it to him. Then malfunction later on. There was only one news channel, and the news was looped and cut for time. I did manage to locate an audio output on the back of the tv to connect headphones (great for watching TV and not disturbing others who might be sleeping). The fridge worked, sort of…. I propped the cabinet door open but the fridge didn’t work any better. Mattresses on the beds were old, lumpy and uncomfortable. FOOD: This is very subjective, but this was our 9th cruise with Carnival over the years, and every passing year the quality seems to decline, particularly at the Lido lunch buffet. There were perhaps four meat choices, including one carvery choice. Carnival “used to” have the best lunch options at sea, remembering back to our cruises on Dream and Freedom. Not any more. Guy’s Burgers was ok… I found it a bit dry. Mongolian Wok was excellent, as usual. We also ate at the Seafood Shack (snow crab), Italian restaurant and steakhouse, all of which were excellent. We had Your Time Dining, and because we ate late (8:30-9pm) we never had to wait for a table. In fact, the room was nearly empty. The dining room menu had the usual hit-or-miss fare. Prime rib, filet mignon and lobster were good, most chicken dishes were dry/overcooked/kept warm, and the rest was so uninspired I have already forgotten it. Service teams ran the gamut from excellent to downright surly. Room service took about 30 minutes, and the food was ok, I expected better since there is a charge per item now. My wife was looking forward to the dessert offerings and was generally disappointed. She found the cakes lacked sweetness. One night in the Bliss dining room, the accent lighting was blue, which made the food on our plates look absolutely disgusting. Fix this, Carnival! No blue lighting in the dining room. I also found that many Lido buffet servers just stood around, until elbowed by a supervisor to wake up – customer is waiting…. Also, food counter closing times, as announced in the Fun Times, seemed very arbitrary. Some counters closed on time, others were kept open late. No way of knowing in advance. DRINKS AND BAR SERVICE: Drinks were consistently mixed and had a decent amount of alcohol. Service was good, with one exception: during one comedy show in the Limelight Lounge, the floor waiters were short-staffed, and the second waitress (Alejandra, in her infinite wisdom) decided to follow the same route as the other waitress, leaving half the room un-served. I actually got up and asked her to serve our side of the room, but she ignored me. I know she heard me. No drinks were sold in our half of the room that night, and many were not happy. Profits lost, Carnival! Train your staff! ENTERTAINMENT: Cruise director was very good at his job, keeping everyone entertained. Production shows were spotty: some singers were excellent, some were WAY off pitch, and no falsetto voice for the Michael Jackson songs??? Special effects and lighting were very good. Soundtrack was pre-recorded. One thing of note: This ship had the most clueless, abysmal DJs of any ship I have ever been on. The same 12 songs played over and over again. AC-DC and Rob Base seemed to rule, with Run DMC (It’s Tricky) thrown in ad nauseum. The 80’s party had the absolute worst song choices…. and Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (It Takes Two To Play This Song So Much – and there were indeed TWO most awful DJs on this cruise) cleared the dance floor completely. Good job, Mr. DJ! (perhaps you should stick to reggae… just sayin’). On a positive note, the Quest show was hilarious, and the comedians were mostly very good (again, subjective). Some very ill-bred passengers, of which there were many on this sailing, kept a screaming baby in the lounge for the entire comedy show, and a fistfight almost broke out after the show. Some people have no class whatsoever. Take your child and step outside…. PLEASE! The comedian kept his composure throughout the distraction, to his immense credit. No staff member did step in, though. Afraid… I guess. One piece of advice for those wanting to attend the comedy shows: get there 45 minutes early or you will have to stand. DEBARKATION: An absolute cluster-(you know what) with people blocking the way with later assigned times, waiting to jump first in line. No staff to guide us. Elevators jammed. People exited elevators and jumped a very long line. So we waited an eternity. Once past the card scan, we flowed smoothly, and were outside in minutes with our luggage. CONCLUSION: The itinerary was very good if you like nice beaches. This was a very ordinary cruise, where the only things that truly stood out cost extra. Food was a complete disappointment. We will try another line for our next cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We loved all of the locations for stops. The sushi restaurant and Italian are amazing! So good we ate at each several times. Overall, the food was pretty good on the buffet and dining room as well. Love Guys burgers, Mexican and the pizza. ... Read More
We loved all of the locations for stops. The sushi restaurant and Italian are amazing! So good we ate at each several times. Overall, the food was pretty good on the buffet and dining room as well. Love Guys burgers, Mexican and the pizza. The ship was very clean, the Crew are amazing. Always smiling and offering a hello or help with whatever you asked for. The boat was very clean and the crew worked hard to ensure it stayed that way. It was an amazing trip! We did the BOSS underwater in St Thomas. It was so amazing. I would give it 100 stars! Only down side was the rain on the 2nd day, but they can’t help that. Also, we lost use of the TV for the last whole day which was disappointing since it was cold and rainy outside. We talked instead! Something we almost forgot to do! Overall. Fantastic trip! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We selected this cruise so that we could revisit Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. The Breeze was resently refurbised and the decor was far nicer that any Carnival ship that we have been on. It had muted and tasteful colors which is a ... Read More
We selected this cruise so that we could revisit Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. The Breeze was resently refurbised and the decor was far nicer that any Carnival ship that we have been on. It had muted and tasteful colors which is a departure from their usual scheme. The food was also far better than we've previously experienced. We were pleased with all of our meals and service. Instead of the standard early or late seating, we chose Your Time dining. We would reserve on the App and our table was ready by the time we went downstairs to the restaurant. Our balcony room as spacious and very nice. We are normally very happy with the evening entertainment but this particular cast was subpar. There was only one female vocalist that was on pitch. The dancing was fine. We also enjoyed a violin trio that played covers of popular songs and movie themes. One night we listened to the 88 Keys program and it was awful. The warm up entertainer could not sing or play and we were actually embarrassed for him. The main act that followed was silly and we left. The Beginner Scuba on Cozumel excursion was fantastic. It also counted toward PADI certification. I was thrilled with it. Mahogany Bay beach on Roatan was riduculously overcrowded and we ended up leaving. The snorkeling excursion in Belize was a fantastic water experiece but it was 4.5 hours on a boat with no toilet facilities or shade in the 95 degree heat. The snorkel sites were fantastic but it was an hour back and forth to it on a boat with no facilities. The only way into the water was to jump off the side which meant that my mother in law was stuck on the boat with no company or staff remaining behind. We used a simple gunwale swim ladder to board which was impossible for older participants. But all in all, this was the best Carnival ship that we've been on. To summarize our only complaints had to do with the live entertainment in the main theater and our snorkeling excursion. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was our first cruise and one of our last family vacations before our oldest goes to college. We chose the week of President's day because NY has the week off for winter break. The itinerary was also a deciding factor for the ... Read More
This was our first cruise and one of our last family vacations before our oldest goes to college. We chose the week of President's day because NY has the week off for winter break. The itinerary was also a deciding factor for the cruise. It was the Eastern Caribbean with port stops in Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan-PR, and Grand Turk. Weather was warm and sunny. There was always high winds on sea day so that prevented us from entirely enjoying the lido deck. There were A LOT of kids due to the break but that didn't impact our enjoyment at all. Ship was very clean and at full capacity according to the CD. I never felt overcrowded but we didn't hang out on Lido all the time. Staff was cleaning and they even painted the hull (?) during our port days in Amber Cove and St. Thomas. Public bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Fun shops were okay. Casino was the only negative. So smoky!!! It drifted out of the casino into the atrium and ocean plaza. There were small ionizer within the casino and it actually was less smoky when you walked through the casino. I did not see any ionizers outside the casina and there should be because the stench was unbearable on sea days in the atrium. Cabin was a Cove balcony on deck 2. We had connecting cabins for our family and two bathrooms and more room saved us from many arguments. Luggage can be stored under beds and there were three closets. two for hanging and one had open shelves. Steward's name is Carmina. She was so kind and friendly. Did a great job!! Food was plentiful. We didn't reserve any specialty dinning. We had Any Time Dining and were assigned the Sapphire dinning room. On the Carnival Hub app you can reserve at your leisure but can't request a table or server. the wait was never more than 10 minutes. The MDR service was alway great. We never had the same servers but they were all excellent. Buffet was okay. Mongolian Wok made to order was excellent. Guy's Burgers were very good. We ate pasta Cucina del Capitano for lunch and it was delicious (upcharge for dinner but not lunch), Pig and Anchor was very good. I had pulled pork and mac & cheese that was yummy. Entertainment was good. Comedy was good. Went twice because the times were conflicting with Ovation theater productions and by the time you walked to Lime Light theater it was standing room only. Band in Ocean Plaza had a very good. The band called Quite My Tempo & Nice Brass was excellent and the female singer was fantastic. The Piano Bar was the only major disappointment. We tried him twice and both times it was not good. Craig was the name. Nice guy but not gregarious. The violin trio in the atrium is another great act. There were others that we didn't see but overall music is very plentiful. Cruise Director was Leigh. He is from Australia so the accent had me at "hello". Great with kids and had the type of humor that I like. Port and Shore Excursion were the highlight of our trip: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic - Very nice port and had our passport stamped here. We did a non-Carnival excursion with Marysol Tours to Damajagua Falls. It was so much fun and I highly recommend both the tour company and tour. We also hired the paparazzi and it was well worth the $50+tip. We had over 150 pictures and 10 videos. St Thomas - Beautiful and still recovery from the hurricanes. We did a non-Carnival tour with Godfrey Tours included open bus ride of the City and Beach Break at Sapphire Beach. Again, the tour was good and highly recommend the tour and Godrey. San Juan PR - My favorite port. We walked to the visitors center (across from CVS) and they mapped a walk. So fun!! Went to Barrichina's for lunch and Pina Coladas, walked to the fort and Governor's mansion. Grand Turk - Did a beach day. Elation was in port before us and the free area was too crowded. We walked to Shark Reef Bar and rented 4 loungers and two umbrella's for $30. We just swam in the clear water, had drinks (very expensive compared to even Carnival) and toured the port area. I stuck up a conversation with a guest from Elation that did a snorkel tour and really enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Breeze for 7 days in February 2020. We had warm and sunny weather, but the winds were high resulting in the ship being very rocky the majority of the trip. I'm talking like losing your ... Read More
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Breeze for 7 days in February 2020. We had warm and sunny weather, but the winds were high resulting in the ship being very rocky the majority of the trip. I'm talking like losing your footing in hallways and the being physically rocked to sleep in your bed. We had to take nausea medication daily. We talked to people who have been on 20+ cruises and they even said this had been the rockiest cruise they had been on. The ship was great! The staff were phenomenal! The ship was very clean and nice. The only downfall is we felt like the cigarette smoke from the casino really carried through the ship and through the lobby area. The food was delicious as expected. We did our time dining and were always able to be seated within 10 minutes. Tables are close to others, but it was a nice way to meet other people. The Sushi from Bonsai is amazing! We found that the buffet often had the same dishes that were served for dinner in the main dining room. We also found that each end/side of the buffet had one or two items that were different, so make sure you check out both sides before grabbing your plate. On board entertainment was fantastic! The Motor City show was my favorite, but all of the shows were great! We found that the time from 7:45 PM to 10 PM, there was not a lot going on for on board activities. We ended up going to bed a little earlier some nights because there was a huge gap in activities. The main entertainment shows end between 7:45- 8 PM and then the comedy club doesn't start until 10:15 PM. We also learned to get to the comedy club 45 minutes early if you want a seat! The ports were good. Amber Cove is just shopping and a huge pool with water slide. We walked around the shops, got our passport stamped, and lounged by the pool for a little bit, but then went back onto the ship to eat and find a spot by the pool before everyone got back on the ship. In St. Thomas, we did the Sapphire Beach Snorkel excursion through Carnival. The beach was beautiful, but the snorkeling was not great. Too many people and nothing to see when snorkeling. The wind was high so there were bigger waves so not sure if this affected what was seen when snorkeling. Puerto Rico was amazing! We just walked around the city for most of the day. There were a lot of "homeless" people begging for money here. You can walk right off the ship into the city. Grand Turk was beautiful! The winds finally let up so we had the best beach day! There are some umbrellas that are free, but the locals have set up their chairs and umbrellas closer to the water. We paid $40 for two chairs and umbrella for the day. They are really pushy to get to you pay for chairs and umbrellas. The water is crystal clear and perfect. It does get pretty crowded with two cruise ships in port. We were lucky to be the first ship at the port. Next time, we would walk down to Jack's Shack right away to get our jerk chicken as once the second ship is in port, the line is extremely long. Overall, it was a very good and relaxing trip. We would definitely take this cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This cruise was a big one for us. It was a celebration of two years of working hard to become debt free. That said, it was also the most expensive cruise we have ever taken. Let's start with the ship overall-- Breeze was our first ... Read More
This cruise was a big one for us. It was a celebration of two years of working hard to become debt free. That said, it was also the most expensive cruise we have ever taken. Let's start with the ship overall-- Breeze was our first Dream class cruise and we have a new favorite class of ship. This ship has most of the amenities of a Vista class ship and the un-crowded-ness (new word) of a Conquest (our previous favorite) class ship. The boat is eight years old, but still in pretty great shape. One of my favorite parts of a Carnival cruise is that you can be just as involved or uninvolved as you want in activities. We had no problem finding deck chairs in general, although we also had no hesitation going back to the room for a book on the balcony. FOMO is not a problem for us and we have found that the balcony to retreat to is worth every penny. Let's talk about food: My wife and I were under the impression that Carnival has DRAMATICALLY improved their food. We seriously did not have anything that wasn't great. We visited Cucina del Capitano, The Steakhouse, and Seafood Shack specialty restaurants. These were exquisite, as usual. The main dining room, a place we have had so-so meals in the past was excellent on this cruise. Like a place we looked forward to going. We did have an extensive wait at a Seaday brunch (at the table for nearly two hours) and said something to the Maitre'd... he personally checked on us and our service for the remainder of the cruise. Needless to say, we were very impressed by this service. All of the excursions were what we were expecting. We got to see some great sights and excursion staff was wonderful. Bar staff on this cruise was great as usual- Remembering our drinks (which is saying something for my wife's vodka Bubbly seltzer water with a splash of cranberry and two limes) was the baseline and a smile and a word or two even at their busiest. I find that adding a tip, even just a dollar, when you have CHEERS! goes a long way! Comedians, Piano Bar, and the Violin Trio (The Black Diamonds-- look them up), and NoNo the cruise director were all entertainment highlights. As usual the Playlist Productions were cheesy and pretty terrible. We tend to avoid them. Embarkation and Debarkation were very smooth. Our last two cruises left from smaller ports so we were very pleased to be leaving from Orlando again. Take a trip on Breeze. You will not regret it! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I often wonder if cruise lines read these reviews. We have sailed Carnival numerous times.and now at Platinum level. through the years we have had our ups and downs but with this cruise we found everything was terrific. From getting on ... Read More
I often wonder if cruise lines read these reviews. We have sailed Carnival numerous times.and now at Platinum level. through the years we have had our ups and downs but with this cruise we found everything was terrific. From getting on the the last final day getting off was a surprise and pleasure. The ship is nice and easy to find your way around. There are lots of hot tubs and places to relax. If I were to go negative i must once again applaud the pool chair hogs who put their claim on a chair early in the morning until the end of the day. this is an issue on every cruise we have been on. this ship was no different except there were lots of chairs just some not in the most fun areas. The cabin was very nice and bright with Timur as a great cabin attendant. No issue was too much for him and the room was immaculate. We usually experience at least one tragedy with our evening dining but this time the service in the Sapphire was excellent thanks to Aleksandar and his team. We are anytime dining but made a special request for his team. The food was pretty good and again no issues or complaints. Entertainment was also terrific with great productions shows including a new one called Ramsey Boys which is country music. Fantastic!!! We have seen the other productions shows and always impressed and the Breezes group held that standard. the County duo were fun and entertaining as well as the other groups. Lots of fun and entertainment on this ship. Even the piano guy was good and not as vulgar as others on Carnival we have walked out on. Carnival pays tribute to our Veterans and once again NoNo did a wonderful job and her crew did keep entertainment going all the time. Unfortunately NoNo the cruise director had a medical issue and not around the last couple of days. All in all Carnival finally has "got it" with the Breeze. We will rebook soon. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
My family DH,DS, son's girlfriend traveled together on this cruise. It has been a couple of years since we traveled on Carnival, last two years have been on NCL. We decided to give Carnival another try due to the price. Overall ... Read More
My family DH,DS, son's girlfriend traveled together on this cruise. It has been a couple of years since we traveled on Carnival, last two years have been on NCL. We decided to give Carnival another try due to the price. Overall the trip was good. We did notice a decline in the quality of the dining room food, but the chocolate melting cake was just as good. We love Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana Cantina, they were our favorites. We went to multiple comedy shows, the comedians we ok, one was horrible and people walked out of her show. The production shows are of lower quality than NCL, they were all dancing and singing no variety. This was our first time embarking at Port Canaveral and it was super smooth (we were Platinum for the first time). Cabin was as we remembered, except they ask you if you want your room cleaned morning or night, we said both (probably not the answer he was looking for). We never had problem finding a deck chair, as long as you are ok with not being directly by the pools or serenity deck. Ports of call were great, we had been to all of them besides Grand Turk; which was our favorite. The clear blue water was fantastic. We encountered very friendly staff everywhere we went. Overall the trip was good value for the money. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Why did we choose this cruise? It was at a convenient time. We disembarked from Norwegian Breakaway and went directly over to Carnival Breeze on Feb.1 2020. The ship was way too cold with freezing air conditioning everywhere. The only ... Read More
Why did we choose this cruise? It was at a convenient time. We disembarked from Norwegian Breakaway and went directly over to Carnival Breeze on Feb.1 2020. The ship was way too cold with freezing air conditioning everywhere. The only escape from the cold was outside in the wind. We both got horrible colds. We noticed other people coughing a lot (so it was not just us). The quality of the food was poor. The dinners seemed to be pre-cooked somewhere else and then just heated up on the ship. Very limited choices of foods. Breakfast cereals were only for kids. All the fresh fruits were un-ripe. The endless lineups for breakfast hot foods were very frustrating. Volume levels of shows and muzak in general was way too loud. No original music in the Theater - only CDs. One country western duo from Australia was very good. SERVICE WAS GREAT (something good to say about the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I traveled with my family of 6 and two other families for a total of 7 adults and 10 kids ages 3-13. We found the embarkation process quick and easy. Our rooms were comfortable (our family had adjoining rooms) with plenty of storage ... Read More
I traveled with my family of 6 and two other families for a total of 7 adults and 10 kids ages 3-13. We found the embarkation process quick and easy. Our rooms were comfortable (our family had adjoining rooms) with plenty of storage space - be sure to check under the sofa for two big drawers. Our room steward - Ma'Mun - was friendly and attentive. I was surprised to discover that he knew our names by day two! Our kids enjoyed the free room service for nightly milk and cookies (free until 10 pm). We dined at 6 pm each evening in the Blush dining room. We had 2 rounds tables and most nights, allowed our kids to take over one table. Our waitstaff (Leslie) went over and beyond to provide superb service to us all. They were very friendly, helpful and patient with the kids.The kids enjoyed acting like big people by placing their own orders and had fun chatting with each other. They loved 'Showtime!' and dancing with the waitstaff. It was fun trying new food, and the chocolate melting cake and baked Alaska were fabulous! My favorite entertainment was watching the violin trio Black Diamonds. They were fantastic! Our cruise director Nono was awesome! One of my grandaughters had an opportunity to chat with her and was thrilled to do so. The military event was special and a nice touch. There were three WW II vets on board! Our port of call experiences were enjoyable, again, the off and on boarding process was smooth. Pirate pizza and the self serve ice cream were huge hits with the kids. The burger I had at Guy's was delicious! Our kids spent a ton of time in the Waterworks, ropes course and sports areas. Our grandaughters loved participating in Build a Bear ($40). I did peek into the fitness area - it was surprisingly nice, outfitted with many treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. My only disappointment and complaint is that the smoke from smoking areas permeated most of the ship. Smoking was allowed only n the casino inside the ship, but wafted out into the atrium ad shopping areas. More ventilation is desperately needed. Also, the amount of outside smoking areas on deck 5 made walking the entire promenade unenjoyable by having to walk through smoke infested areas. Although the daytime wait staff were quick to clear tables, I did not see tables being wiped down enough. On the other hand, I did see staff wiping down hand rails on the pool deck during the day. One thing I would do different next time (provided the smoking issue is addressed) is to forgo the Bubbles Package. I do not drink alcohol and did not drink enough pop to justify the expense. I drank no more than 10 sodas all week, sticking mainly to ice water. That amounted to roughly $30 for a Bubbles package that cost me $80. Water, coffee, tea (hot and iced), juices, lemonade and hot cocoa were all available, free and unlimited. Bottom line - our family had a nice trip, but the smoke issue has to be fixed before we will book on the Breeze again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the fact the Breeze was sailing from Port Canaveral. Embarkation went very well and we managed to get on the ship within 30 minutes of arriving at the port. Our previous sailings ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the fact the Breeze was sailing from Port Canaveral. Embarkation went very well and we managed to get on the ship within 30 minutes of arriving at the port. Our previous sailings were on the Carnival Splendor and the Breeze offered a refreshing change from the "pink" décor of the Splendor, but that pretty much caps the positives of this cruise. We have always taken advantage of the steak house on Carnival ships and I'm glad we did it on the Breeze as well, because it was the best meal we had all week. Based on our previous experiences with Carnival, the food served in the Breeze dinning room and the Lido restaurant was more than disappointing. We had beautiful weather for our two sea days, and found a couple of spots on deck 10 to relax overlooking the main pool. Bar service where we were was none existent. We had one server come by in 5 hours to see if we wanted anything. Everyone including us gave up and went down to get our own beverages. Unfortunately, we had issues with our balcony stateroom as well. First, the room had a terrible odor of sewage in it. We thought it might be from the shower not draining, but even after maintenance staff cleared the drain, the smell continued for the entire cruise. Staff were apologetic, but they couldn't fix the problem. We ended up propping our balcony door open to exchange the air when we were in the room. Word of warning for everyone, you don't want to look up at the air conditioning vent above the bed! The amount of dust and dirt accumulated there will shock you. We asked our stateroom staff to clean it for us, and they did a great job of wiping the vent grill down. I would consider sailing with Carnival again, but I won' be booking another cruise on the Breeze. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
I have been on many cruises - all have been Carnival except I 2. I always choose Carnival because they are "FUN". We chose The Breeze for the itinerary. Truely wish I had stuck to a smaller ship. Not sure if the size of the ... Read More
I have been on many cruises - all have been Carnival except I 2. I always choose Carnival because they are "FUN". We chose The Breeze for the itinerary. Truely wish I had stuck to a smaller ship. Not sure if the size of the ship accounts for the poor quality of food, poor service and lack of "FUN" on the Lido Deck. But this was only the minor part of disappointment. The Breeze has festering mold and whatever else in their air system. If it had only been my husband that had major and I do mean major upper respiratory issues - I would account it to his allergies - but reading all the number of upper respiratory issues Guests had on this cruise - it has to be something in their air system. They can't be oblivious to the fact they have an issue - and it is sad that Carnival doesn't do something about it so their Guests don't get sick. We did what we could - we changed rooms with our friends thinking it was the Lysol I sprayed to disinfect the room (yes I use Lysol at home and it doesn't bother my husband), the problem did not go away. We finally stopped room cleaning after the 2nd day hoping that would help - it did not. The only thing that helped was getting off the Ship. I was sick on both sea days - but I do have an open mind - and am accounting it to rough seas and sea sickness. Even reading the number of people who were sick outside of respiratory issues I will still say it was rough seas. I have never written a bad review about Carnival in all the sailings I have taken with them - so I am not one to just write a bad review. This is not to bash Carnival - it honestly is to hopefully stop other Guests from getting seriously ill on their cruise. As I said - the sub par food, lack of "FUN" we have always had on the Lido Deck and the not so happy staff may be accounted to the size of the Ship. Not sure how it can be - but it always hard to manage anything when the Staff grows in size - so I will account this part to the size of the ship. Will I sail on Carnival again - yes - will I sail on the Breeze - absolutely NOT until it goes into complete refurbishment or they cancel a sailing and thoroughly clean their air system and replace carpets etc. We all know this is not going to happen since they will loose revenue and have pissed off Guests who's sailing gets cancelled - so my recommendation is................sail on another cruise line or a different Carnival Ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Consensus among some was that Carnival is implementing more cost cutting measures on board. Ship still in good shape and service from stateroom staff is still great, but availability of staff elsewhere can be lacking. Resupply of out ... Read More
Consensus among some was that Carnival is implementing more cost cutting measures on board. Ship still in good shape and service from stateroom staff is still great, but availability of staff elsewhere can be lacking. Resupply of out of stock restaurant/bar items did not seem to occur during the cruise. The most obvious seeming cost cutting is the food; In the Lido, proteins, with FEW exceptions, are overcooked/dry, vegetables are high in starch with few green or fresh vegetables available outside the salad bar. Food served in Lido and Main Dining Rooms is room temperature. Wait times for delivery of food in the Main Dining Room and re-stocking of food in the Lido are extensive (may be another staffing issue?) Itinerary was great as was selection and quality of shore excursions. Entertainment and activities were average to good. Smokers "own" ALL outdoor starboard areas, making even a casual walk around Deck 5 problematic. Sensory Inclusive program timing by venue needs adjustment; those trying to start their day with a quiet cup of coffee are greeted by 90 decibel heard pounding music and a flashing bright visual display on the movie screen with Carnival FUN INFO before sunrise at 6AM. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
This was a 14 day Journeys cruise. With mostly older passengers and a ton of Platinum & Diamond sailing it was not your typical cruise. Embarkation was a dream. Debarkation was a nightmare...because of so many platinum (which I am ... Read More
This was a 14 day Journeys cruise. With mostly older passengers and a ton of Platinum & Diamond sailing it was not your typical cruise. Embarkation was a dream. Debarkation was a nightmare...because of so many platinum (which I am ) and Diamond guests all trying to get off the ship ASAP when we docked in Port Canaveral. Not a normal situation but one I feel Carnival staff could have been better prepared for. The Breeze is in decent shape. Yes, there were signs of worn carpeting. The counter area in our cabin (6215) had paint on it and the coffee table had magic markers colorful scribbles on it. Everything was clean though. Our cabin was very close to the front of the ship. The first 2 days had high waves and wind and we really felt it (and heard loud metal crashing sounds) in this location on the Breeze. We are used to being near the aft of the ship. Advantage to our cabin 6215...near the secret front deck of the ship. Was handy for taking pictures pulling into ports. Overall, the staff were all friendly. Guest Services especially patient when my social media package kept glitching and not letting me on facebook. The woman who helped me twice was a doll! We never ate in the MDR but the steakhouse was excellent as usual. We ate at Cucina de Capitano several times. Bonsai Sushi and Seafood shack were also very good food (and appropriately hot or cold which is one of our gripes about the MDR). Also the lines were never too long in the Lido except for one day the deli line was long. Also they started running out of things about the 8th day into the cruise. No bananas, grapefruit, Avocados for the Turkey avocado sandwich at the deli! Ports were awesome since it was a Journeys cruise. St Croix, St Kitts, San Juan, St Maarten, Barbados, Tortola, Grenada, Martinique. I have been to all those islands before. The only excursion we planned ahead, and on our own, was a private boat charter from Tortola to Jost Van Dyke & the Soggy Dollar Bar. We booked the Kuralu Too and had 15 passengers on the trip to Peter & Norman islands for snorkeling and then to Jost. Entertainment: we did not do shows or comedy club. We did enjoy Dive in Movies and Trivia. Since Breeze is the only ship with Thrill theater we had to try that out. Hubby calls it whiplash theater...those chairs really whip you around! Don't go if you have back or neck issues, heart issues, are pregnant, etc. They never warn you about how jolting it can be. For better or worse: was kind of sad that there is not the usual seating areas along the promenade deck where you can sit and people watch! The bonus to that (for me) is there is no gauntlet of photographers to have to walk past on the Promenade deck every night asking if you want to have your photo taken either. One thing that bothered us the most was that almost every public area on the ship was Freezing Cold! Ocean plaza especially when you are sitting there to listen to a band or play trivia. Had to wear sweatshirt or sweater! heard the MDR was like a meat locker too. Overall, we enjoyed our 14 days on the Breeze. Glad we got the sail on her. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
My husband and I chose this cruise, because we have had great Carnival experiences on other ships. Unfortunately, this voyage was not what we have previously experienced. We liked Nono, the energetic cruise director, the Playlist Players ... Read More
My husband and I chose this cruise, because we have had great Carnival experiences on other ships. Unfortunately, this voyage was not what we have previously experienced. We liked Nono, the energetic cruise director, the Playlist Players and Nick the piano player, but everything else, particularly the dining room was not good. First the staff in the Sapphire dining room was so disorganized and rude to us on the first night. They kept sending up and down from first to second floor, then placed us at the back of a long line. Secondly, the food in the Sapphire Room was consistently room temperature or just cold almost every night. The food itself was mediocre at best. Many dishes we ordered were missing components. They even ran out of Yankee Pot roast one night and served me a substitute with a tough thin piece of meat and lied, calling the it the Yankee Pot Roast. We complained and the dining room host served us the actual pot roast the following night, when we didn’t even want it. One night, we were seated at a table, with a waitress who was obviously sick, coughing frequently. She told us she had been sick, but was feeling better. She continued to cough constantly over our table. A virus was going around the ship, and they allowed this waitress to work. They want you to use hand sanitizer around the ship, but they allow sick people to touch your plates and food? The other truly bad experience was with our shore excursion called Rum And Bananas. We received a note in our room, that our excursion was combined with another group at an earlier time. My husband and I showed up at the pier early and we were instructed by a Carnival Excursion staff member to find a white bus bus at the end of the pier. There were numerous whites buses. Three other couples were there, also frustrated about not being able to find this excursion bus. We walked all the way in the rain back up to ship getting poor assistance.The other 3 couples and my husband and found out the bus left early leaving us behind. The bus then had to turn around about 10 miles out of town to return to the pier to pick us all up. The Carnival excursion desk woman hat the pier was rude to us as well as the tour coordinator outside at the pier. We had to argue to get some discount off of the excursion. The tour itself was rushed and cut short. The tour guide kept disappearing and people on the tour were confused. I actually followed the tour guide from another ship. Other people went to the excursion desk to complain after the trip. Lastly, the 5th deck and the Ovation theater were very cold every night. All in all, my husband and I will think twice before booking another cruise with Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
• Inadequate emergency and evacuation procedures .No safety evacuation drill provided . I have written to Lloyds Register and Port Canaveral Authority to complain. • Inadequate security arrangements allowing me to access the bridge ... Read More
• Inadequate emergency and evacuation procedures .No safety evacuation drill provided . I have written to Lloyds Register and Port Canaveral Authority to complain. • Inadequate security arrangements allowing me to access the bridge to protest to ships second in command. (I could have been a terrorist) • Inadequate risk management for Norovirus • Inadequate cleaning of cabins .Bathrooms not cleaned adequately. • Exposure to alcohol, smoking and gambling to minors .Only access to ship decks through casino for all guests . • Unauthorised deductions from credit card accounts in the form of excessive tips for services . • Gangs of teenagers intimidating passengers. • Tables uncleared in restaurants ,used crockery piled on table resulting in guests clearing tables themselves. • Poor standard of meals . This was a fast food cruise , burgers , pizza , fries were far better than food served in restaurants .So we ate mainly salads , when asked if the food was washed with fresh water we received no answers . • Smoking in unauthorised areas , ships stated controls not enforced . • Smoking on balconies , ships stated controls not enforced even after complaints .Smokers on balconies were informed who had complained ,so verbal abuse was aimed at us . Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
This cruise was chosen as a Christmas holiday cruise with the family and celebrating a 50th Birthday as well. There were 4 of us and we had optioned for 2 rooms. Overall the cruise was a fun getaway to some amazing ports of call. I will ... Read More
This cruise was chosen as a Christmas holiday cruise with the family and celebrating a 50th Birthday as well. There were 4 of us and we had optioned for 2 rooms. Overall the cruise was a fun getaway to some amazing ports of call. I will have to say embarkation and disembarkation was better than I ever could have imagined. We literally were off the ship and in the shuttle in under 30 minutes by taking our luggage with us. We were in a suite and chose to bring them with us the morning we disembarked. Would definitely recommend that! We had 2 cabins with one being an Ocean Suite (7273). The other was an interior on the same deck for the kids to use. We are definitely spoiled with the size and amenities in the suite. Cannot see doing another cruise without being in one again. Great closet space and room to spread out. There were some issues with the room as the ship is in need of some repairs, hence the attention to detail comes in to play here some. The door to the balcony was not tightly secured all the way even with the latch being used. This was particularly noticeable on the first night while going through some storms getting out to sea from Canaveral. A bar in the shower also came loose. We notified our steward cabin (Ferry, who was awesome by the way,) and he got it fixed right away. Room Service was also a bonus. Quick, friendly and perfect for breakfast on port days. We have 2 kids/teenagers. One is 19 and the other 16. While there was a club onboard for under 18 year olds, there is not much for a 19 year old college student in terms of entertainment. (other than the casino) While I know this is a tricky age to be, this might be something that Carnival can look into as they are missing the boat there. The shows we attended we perfect for the cruise. The show "Flick" was well done and my wife really enjoyed the Motown Hits as well. The performers were really going all out to put on a class act and it showed. Well Done Carnival. We tried both the Italian and the Steakhouse Restaurants. Both were out of this world. While you pay for their services, they are worth every penny. Guy's Burgers are as advertised. Highly recommend them. The Starlight anytime dining was a perfect selection for us with our schedules and we ate there 3 out of the 7 nights. Food was good and service was OK. Just not up to the standards of the Italian or Steakhouse levels. The ports and excursions were what made this cruise go beyond our expectations. Cozumel, Isla Roatan, Belize on Christmas day and Porta Maya to close out the ports we visited this trip. We booked all our excursions through Carnival and it was a good thing. We were late getting back to port 3 out of the 4 days but had no issues getting back on board. From Horseback riding on the beach in Honduras, to Cave tubing and Zip-lining on Christmas Day in Belize was simply amazing. These excursions are the reason we cruise and Carnival partnered with some good ones. Overall excellent ports of calls. As for the ship and crew itself, it is very typical of cruising. Large, well portioned out, and has something for everyone. Some staff are overworked and it shows. Others are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make sure your experience is amazing. (Molly from the coffee shop.) The ship's layout and design are just fine. It is a bit outdated in some areas and is showing some signs of needing an overhaul but the vast majority is fine. Again, attention to detail is what is lacking and that may be due to an overworked staff. Overall this cruise was a 4 out of 5. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
This was our first cruise. We enjoyed the dinners and evening shows but were disappointed that there were no events or clubs aimed at the 18-20-year-old group. Our kids were too old for the 17 and under clubs and too young for the 21 and ... Read More
This was our first cruise. We enjoyed the dinners and evening shows but were disappointed that there were no events or clubs aimed at the 18-20-year-old group. Our kids were too old for the 17 and under clubs and too young for the 21 and over bars and Serenity Club. The Hot tubs were very 'cool' on all the decks except the Serenity Club and my 18-year-old was not allowed to join me! The fitness club was nice but was not open later in the night after the dinner hour. We were not able to work out if we went on an excursion and then sit-down dinner on the ship. One more evening limitation! The balcony cabin was larger than expected and one of the saving graces of the cruise. The stewards and waitstaff were amazing. We did not like the masses of people and always having to waite or be 'managed' by the schedule and 'sold to' every place we walked, especially on the 'fun day at sea' and in the ports. Our favorite part of the cruise was the excursions away from the ports but as with most of the cruise, everything was 'extra.' We may consider a cruise again, but definitely not on such a large ship, that rocked substantially, and with less structure and more inclusive. I think the final straw was being told we could carry off our luggage to exit sooner and to be out of our cabins early just to sit for hours before level 7 was called...after the checked luggage people disembarked!!! It was a true challenge to continue to 'go with the flow!' Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
The Carnival Breeze was an excellent ship. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. Our cabin steward Ana on the 2nd deck was awesome!! Our waiter Pray in the MDR was so nice, he made sure that I had a meal that fit my needs as I am a ... Read More
The Carnival Breeze was an excellent ship. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. Our cabin steward Ana on the 2nd deck was awesome!! Our waiter Pray in the MDR was so nice, he made sure that I had a meal that fit my needs as I am a vegan. He took care of everyone at our table very well and always said hello to us even around the ship if we saw him in another dining area. Lots of activities to do all the time. I would take this cruise again for sure. The port of call were great and loved every port stop. We travelled to Amber Cove, DR, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. The comedians on the ship were all funny and had you laughing so hard. I loved the Lip Sync Battle and the cruise director NoNo was funny and always available and friendly. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
I sailed in December of 2019 to the Eastern Caribbean for 7 days on the Breeze - the fourth Carnival ship I have sailed on. Carnival Breeze was the roughest ride by far - the first two days we did up to 45 knots to get to our first port ... Read More
I sailed in December of 2019 to the Eastern Caribbean for 7 days on the Breeze - the fourth Carnival ship I have sailed on. Carnival Breeze was the roughest ride by far - the first two days we did up to 45 knots to get to our first port of call, and the entire Breeze wallowed, shook and rattled at that speed, which made sleeping difficult. The Breeze is not an attractive ship. It's interior is VERY plain and predominantly light yellow, and it's decorations are sparse and cheap looking. It feels like a floating Motel 6. The Breeze is a very loud ship - all of the music in all of the locations was just a little too loud and bounced off of it's hard plain walls. The Breeze was the dirtiest Carnival ship I have been on - the carpets had stains on them, spots of carpet powder that were never removed, and guests leaving food like shrimp tails and pizza crusts in weird public spots. I got the impression that the ship is just too big for the crew to keep up with. Summary - The Breeze will appeal to cruisers who enjoy the latest in entertainment and on-board activities, which were varied and impressive. The Breeze will not impress cruisers who value ambiance, and will prefer the lavish decor of ships like the Carnival Miracle, which encourage the guest to explore it just to see details. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Taking my brother-in-law on the first cruise for his upcoming 70ty birthday. I wanted him to have fun and it is endless on a Carnival cruise. However, our first port experience was such a bummer it became an overwhelming complaint point ... Read More
Taking my brother-in-law on the first cruise for his upcoming 70ty birthday. I wanted him to have fun and it is endless on a Carnival cruise. However, our first port experience was such a bummer it became an overwhelming complaint point in every conversation we shared with others on the ship. The destination called Amber Cove is not worth getting off the ship. It is the first cruise stop so you are anxious to begin the fun. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic is a total rip off. Taking private cab rides for drives through communities is often a fun thing to do -- in Amber Cove - it is best NEVER to leave behind the confines of the "artificial village" created by Carnival. Cab drivers were asking for usurous fares for sightseeing virtually NOTHING! Their goals are to get you to be hustled by private vendors as they surround the car presenting themselves as offering native stones in jewelry pieces. The pieces are nothing but $1,00 store trash selling or $40.00 or more. Mine fell apart before I could put it on. There is only poverty and nothing of interest to see - my tour consisted of the cab driver taking me to see the bottom of a cable car building (I was so enthusiastic I almost jumped out of the cab). All sarcasm aside - Carnival needs to terminate this location on their port of call -- a bad taste is what most people came away with as well after talking in elevators and at dinner. This new app - Carnival Hub is dangerous. I found that out when my 24 year old son (mentally challenged) charged two alcoholic drink packages over the phone WITHOUT PERMISSION. I was able to get a refund for the one he charged for ME (a nondrinker) but he had unlimited - 15 a day drink access for 7 days on a cruise. To say it simply - he was WASTED and never left the ship or ate dinner or enjoyed anything with the family. A private booze fest for him and his friends. He will never ever travel with me again on a cruise after that experience. To prevent further charges by him I had to BLOCK my card so I had no charge privileges after first day. THank God husband was in another room and handled all of my future purchases. Carnival has found all kinds of ways to save money and extract your money and new cruisers really need to be cautious and check that account summary" daily. Casinos are the same - money drains, bingo is the same - not a decent return based on the numbe of peopld playing the game, quality of food is definitely lower quality than earlier cruises I have taken. The staff is still tremendous in all areas (although one or two exceptions); Cruise fun directors were very good and they kept the ship "partying" throughout the 7-day cruise. The shows need some updating and are poorly attended. It was throrougly enjoyalbe for the novice in our group - but the good ole days kept returning to our conversations. What Carnival "used to do." The VIP reception was just pouring liquor to groups already loaded with alcohol and enjoying free booze. The acknowledgment of the upper staff was watered down - the best part of the cruise is their introduction and our opportunity to clap and show appreciation -- I felt that was lost this time. Would I cruise Carnival again -definitely YES because I love the fun atmosphere and the clientele they attract (diverse and sometime unhinged which adds to the flavor of unabashed fun). I will just study the newer ports of call a little more carefully before deciding to get off the ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
OVERALL: This was our seventh cruise with Carnival, our first on the Breeze. We try to take Christmas cruises, but this year couldn't make the schedule work so we chose an early December departure from Port Canaveral. We were not ... Read More
OVERALL: This was our seventh cruise with Carnival, our first on the Breeze. We try to take Christmas cruises, but this year couldn't make the schedule work so we chose an early December departure from Port Canaveral. We were not disappointed. For the most part, our fellow passengers were much more polite and well-behaved than those we normally encounter on Christmas cruises. This was perhaps a function of far fewer unsupervised children running wild while their parents are busy drinking. The Breeze itself appeared cleaner and better maintained than other Carnival ships we have sailed on, and the cleanliness continued throughout the seven day trip. Our Deck 8 balcony cabin was quite nice and was more spacious than similar cabins we have booked. The ship also felt less crowded than other similar Carnival ships. The activities were well-planned and it was rare that we did not have anything to do while aboard. The Carnival Hub app was a great benefit in that it provided an updated agenda of everything that was going on, as well as dinner menus. The app also allowed members of our party (four of us in adjoining cabins) to message each other while aboard. This app should be included in the cruise fare, but until it is, it is well worth the $5/device fee. Food quality and selection in the Sapphire Dining Room was always good, and with the exception of one night (we used the anytime dining plan), the wait staff was exceptional. The ship staff that we interacted with were always pleasant and helpful, although the Shore Excursions staff could not (or would not?) provide a simple walking map of Old San Juan. We had two unplanned delays due to medical evacuations, but these were managed exceedingly well and did not impact the trip. Cigarette smoke from the casino and the designated smoking areas continue to be a real problem on Carnival ships, including the Breeze. We would plan our routes around the ship to stay as far away from these areas as possible, but the stench is always around. With respect to production shows, we have seen them all on previous Carnival cruises, so we only attended one this time, 88 Keys. This was an entertaining show with energetic performers. We also attended several PG-13 comedy shows at the Punchliner, which were also of good quality. EMBARKATION/DEBARKATION: We purchased Faster to the Fun and had no wait time whatsoever when boarding, the overall process taking about 20 minutes from our arrival at the Port Canaveral parking garage. Debarkation with FTF is also much quicker than standard, although be prepared to be crammed into waiting areas with many others with little space to place luggage. Also, in our experience Carnival staff do not do well in informing/directing passengers where to go and what to do during preparation for debarkation. This was true for the Breeze as well as each of the other Carnival ships we have sailed on. More staff and signs/posting of directions should be used during this process. ITINERARY AND EXCURSIONS: The Eastern Caribbean itinerary of Amber Cove/St. Thomas/San Juan/Grand Turk is fairly typical. The weather was perfect for a December getaway from Tennessee. At Amber Cove, we did a private driving tour of selected locations around Puerta Plata, which included the usual tourist stops. Our tour guide, Stefan, originally from Belgium but living in the Dominican Republic for over twenty years, provided an interesting perspective of the local culture. In St. Thomas, we did a beach trip to Sapphire Beach. The beach area was quite crowded, but the water was beautiful. This was our second visit to San Juan, so we chose to explore the old city on our own, on foot. We were able to locate a walking map at the pier, and really enjoyed wandering around at our own pace. The history is fascinating, and the old forts and walls are not to be missed. We had lunch at a small restaurant named Rustic Pizza and would highly recommend it. In Grand Turk, we tried an excursion called Home Sweet Home. Essentially, were shared a large beach home with about 15-20 other guests on an uncrowded beach. A really good lunch was included, as were bar drinks. SUMMARY: If you typically like the Carnival cruise experience, the Eastern Caribbean on the Breeze is one for you. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.0

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