340 Carnival Breeze Cruise Reviews

The embarkation and disembarkation was a COOL BREEZE transaction both ways. The Ship itself is an older ship but with upgrades. The cabin was great and LAURO went the extra mile to make sure we were accommodated in every which way. He ... Read More
The embarkation and disembarkation was a COOL BREEZE transaction both ways. The Ship itself is an older ship but with upgrades. The cabin was great and LAURO went the extra mile to make sure we were accommodated in every which way. He also addressed us by our names as we did the same with him. He was a very pleasant person overall. The dining experience was great as well. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes. With that being said I'm just going to keep it real. We had to wait very long periods to receive our food during the beginning of the week for breakfast in the BLUSH restaurant. By the third day everything started to go smoothly and enjoyable. Dinner was great as well. We met and remembered a memorable person 'APRIL JOY'. I believe she was head waitress. She's amazing with people. She has great character and very personable. I watched how she interacted with others and boy she's just a true JOY to be around with a wonderful experience. I hope to run into her again in our future cruises. We really enjoyed the SEAFOOD SHACK. had we known that it was that good we would've ordered the crab legs and shrimp everyday. We heard how good from a relative on our 5th day. So we did get 2 days of orders in. YUMMY. $33 up-charge was worth it. We also had 555 Fahrenheit. Surf and turf. Yummy $38pp up-charge. Cherry on TOP. whelp that will fix your candy fix. The entertainment was awesome. The entire FUN SQUAD was on point with everything. IF they made a mistake well we didn't see it. DONKEY is a true character. This is my second run in with him but on a different ship. I pre warned my guest that he's hilarious. lol. His Spirit is one to be around. I learned a little more about him in the Q and A session in the Ovation room. QUEST entertainment got crazy but funny. If you are easily offended this isn't for you. The COMEDY umm I didn't like it. I went to 2 shows and neither were funny to me on this cruise. To each it own. ALL the shows in the Ovation were great. The 80s show or name that song was awesome. I recorded that one. lol. ``Service``employees weren't that friendly. I've seen better cruises with friendlier people. Usually when passing by the greet you. You didn't get much of that on this cruise. I think that was pretty much my only complaint. Excursions'' We did the powerboat (Belize)and the ATV(CostaMaya)with JASMINE. She was an awesome tour guide. We will definitely do those again if we visit those ports again. OVERALL 4 out of 5. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
we go every year for down time. There were more nice servers on this trip than some of our previous trips. pig and anchor food was good,just needed to be open daily.The capitano's on this ship was highly over rated.Chris(Donkey) the ... Read More
we go every year for down time. There were more nice servers on this trip than some of our previous trips. pig and anchor food was good,just needed to be open daily.The capitano's on this ship was highly over rated.Chris(Donkey) the cruise director is one of the best i've seen out of 20 years of cruising.He loved his job in keeping people happy. We enjoyed the shows that we saw. the down side of this trip was some of te things that carnival doesn't tell you. 1 they don't tell you that every time you are in a us port you pay an extra tax on anything you drink on the ship. So if your in port for 8 hours it can cost you an additional 20 dollars per couple. I am an avid scrapbooker. so i was looking forward to that activity that was on board since they teamed up with michaels it was very disappointing took 15 minutes to get your supplies and then only gave you 15 minutes to work on the project.It wuld have made sense to prepackage the project or extend the time they gave. Our first night in the dining room was not good from the server to where they sat us. But by the next night they moved our seating to a private table and 3 really awesome waiters. Cabin steward was good. no issues with that at all. We would go again. yes. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
The cruise ship was beautiful. This was our third time on this boat.The food was not quite as good as our previous cruises.The pizza was not very good at all. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The embarkation went very smoothly. The ... Read More
The cruise ship was beautiful. This was our third time on this boat.The food was not quite as good as our previous cruises.The pizza was not very good at all. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The embarkation went very smoothly. The debarkation process was terrible as seven out of ten elevators were shut down during the process. Every time an elevator would reach our floor it would be filled to capacity. We had to tote our bags and carryons down six flights of stairs. this was pretty bad because one member of our party has COPD and another member has a bad leg. The entertainment was pretty good, and the cruise Director kept things interesting. It was a little bit tiring making four port stops four days in a row, but I guess we could have stayed on the boat.It was nice having four ports of call, but a day in between one or more would have been great. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We enjoyed our cruise, with the acception of a few details. Our waitress in the dining room was rude when we chose to eat at the buffet a couple of nights. The Hubb App was slow to get messages sent and did not work on group ... Read More
We enjoyed our cruise, with the acception of a few details. Our waitress in the dining room was rude when we chose to eat at the buffet a couple of nights. The Hubb App was slow to get messages sent and did not work on group messages. Often it would take 15 minutes or more for the message to go through. We were told, as we were disembarking on the last day, that we could purchase pictures on line after we returned home. We are now home, and found out this information is inaccurate! We now have no pictures (taken by the photographers on board the ship) of our family group of 12. Very disappointing! Also, if you have small children, the Dive-in Movies are almost all rated PG-13 and not appropriate for children. This was disappointing, since our grandkids were looking forward to watching movies by the pool. The movie screen was also very poor quality. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
This cruise was a sibling reunion - 5 brothers/sisters and spouses. We booked 5 oceanview rooms at the back of the boat, deck 2. It was wonderful to hear the hum of the engine as we slept and to see the wake, but be aware that when ... Read More
This cruise was a sibling reunion - 5 brothers/sisters and spouses. We booked 5 oceanview rooms at the back of the boat, deck 2. It was wonderful to hear the hum of the engine as we slept and to see the wake, but be aware that when docking (and occasionally other times) there is a lot of engine noise. Our room steward (Silvana) was great! The rooms were clean and adequate. Walls and ceilings are magnetic, so bring magnetic clips! We sat at a large round table for dining and chose late dining (8:15). It was a bit later than we would have liked, but the early dining was too early. We loved our servers!! (Olga, I Madi and Widi). They made dining a highlight of the cruise. The food and selection was very good - much better than we expected! One comment (complaint actually) is that they have stopped putting tablecovers on except for formal nights, and the noise in the dining room is extreme - we couldn't talk to the people across the table from us! The entertainment was disappointing - not bad, per se, but lacking in variety and imagination. I'm not sure who they are catering to, but it didn't seem to be very popular with any group! Some cruises we have been on have had full broadway shows, cirque du soleil type acrobatics, professional ballroom dancers, music for all eras, lots of color and costumes, etc. The comedians were fine, the magician was okay - we never made it to the piano bar. The ship itself was clean and had nice amenities - fun mini golf and water slides and a nice outdoor theater, good hot tubs. The central atrium wasn't very exciting or beautiful. We had beautiful weather and wonderful stops, so all in all this was a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
I picked this cruise because of an attractive cruisefare and the fact that the ship embarked only a two hour drive from my house in Florida. Boarding was very easy and quick and we were able to get in our cabin within one hour of being on ... Read More
I picked this cruise because of an attractive cruisefare and the fact that the ship embarked only a two hour drive from my house in Florida. Boarding was very easy and quick and we were able to get in our cabin within one hour of being on board. Went to the buffet for lunch and found an ample variety of food offers and plenty of open seating. Food was very good sampling of American style dishes. We found plenty of organized activities onboard and nightly shows. Movies on the upper deck also. Standard dining rooms offered decent food with many choices. Lobster night was great. We tried the upcharge Italian restaurant, the steakhouse, and the sushi restaurant. All three were great and worth the upcharge. Very many shore excursions at various ports and my wife and granddaughter took several and enjoyed them. All in all a good cruise up until the Saturday we left the ship. We felt queasy once we debarked off of the ship but thought it was just us getting our landlegs back. Sunday morning it got worse with an added headache for my wife and I and associated bathroom problems. We went to the doctor on Monday and were told that we both had the flu which due to the fact that we were on the ship all week must have been contracted there. Like I said a good cruise but the follow up week has been terrible. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
I loved this ship! The captain let us all know what's going on for weather and was very peasant! Staff was very nice! I gave this a 4 because overall food was just okay. Dessert bar was great though. Shows were the same 70/80's. ... Read More
I loved this ship! The captain let us all know what's going on for weather and was very peasant! Staff was very nice! I gave this a 4 because overall food was just okay. Dessert bar was great though. Shows were the same 70/80's. They need something different. Dancers and singers were amazing and the best I've heard yet! My balcony cabin was super clean and staff was very friendly and talkative! Even reminded us to take sunscreen due to the sun! Played in the casino almost every night. Not really a big gambler but was on vacation so why not. I give the casino staff from the bartenders to waitstaff to the casino host a AAAAAAAA+++++++! They took time to chat and were so very friendly! I also tried the Chef's Table! $95 a person which came to $112 a person after gratuities! By far the best experience ever! The chef and assistants were just top notch amazing! They really wanted to know how everything was and wanted feedback. This experience lasted for 3 hours with an amazing tour of the kitchen. We also saw the famous melting chocolate cake being made! At the end we received a picture of the chef and our whole table plus received the receipt of the cake! Getting off and on the ship was very easy and organized! We did have to wait a bit just because there were so many people getting off. Did a shore excursion through carnival! Again, very organized with letting us know were to be at a certain time so we could go off the ship together. Overall great cruise!! Its a beauty of a ship and you can tell staff care as at almost every island we stopped at the crew would be cleaning and panting the outside!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Overall this was a fun family vacation. Embarkation and disembarking were smooth. Our room was nice and the room steward was great. Camp Ocean for our 4 & 6-year-olds was awesome and gave us parents a much-needed break. I really ... Read More
Overall this was a fun family vacation. Embarkation and disembarking were smooth. Our room was nice and the room steward was great. Camp Ocean for our 4 & 6-year-olds was awesome and gave us parents a much-needed break. I really appreciated being able to send them to dinner at night when we ate in the dining room. We had Any time dining - we did have to wait several times to be seated but it wasn't too long. We had different waiters every time, with service varying from excellent to okay. We enjoyed the Lip Sync Battle & comedians for evening entertainment but really did not like the Flick show. The female singers were good but the male singers not so much. Reminded me of an okay high school production. We did the dolphin encounter at Ocean World in Amber Cover which I would highly recommend. Everyone in our group from 4-70 enjoyed it. We also enjoyed San Juan & Amber Cove. Only negative was smoking on the ship - the balcony next to us smoked outside all the time. I called to complain and nothing was done. Also, Deck 11 was terrible for smoking which we needed to use to get up to the Water Park with my kids. I also was almost hit with some cigarette ash when walking on Deck 5 at night. Carnival - just ban smoking or only limit it to the Casino. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Embarkation was smooth and we boarded the ship very quickly. We parked at the port that also added to the convenience. Our first meal was as at the Seaside BBQ. The BBQ was very good (chicken, pork and beef). The BBQ beans were not good. ... Read More
Embarkation was smooth and we boarded the ship very quickly. We parked at the port that also added to the convenience. Our first meal was as at the Seaside BBQ. The BBQ was very good (chicken, pork and beef). The BBQ beans were not good. There were 4 in our group and we were all in agreement about the beans. My wife and Ihave been on over 12 cruises each. We have become complacent with the food. Over the past several years the main dining entrees have remained the same. Therefore, we do not eat in the main dining room every evening. We did eat the first elegant night and the service was great. The staff always called us by our name and we're very friendly. The food was good, but the lobsters are small and slightly over cooked which causes them to be tough/chewy. I had the Maui Maui and the sea bass on the trip and both were very good. We also had the flat iron steak and it was tough. Our favorite meal is having breakfast in the Plush dining room. The food is much better than the Lido breakfast. The eggs are cooked to order and the French toast is delicious. Manfredo provided great service at breakfast. I did eat breakfast a few times on Lido. I few times I got a lump of uncooked goo in my scrambled eggs. I enjoyed the musical entertainment on the ship. Travis played in the Red Frog Pub and was very good. We also listened to Patrick in the Piano Bar. He puts a lot of energy in his show. However, it is definitely 18+. Maybe 24+. Please do not take the kids, adults only. The Variety Violins playing in the Atrium were also very good for an alternative style of music. We did spend some time on the Lido deck around the main pool. It was very crowded and difficult to find a chair. Carnival does not prevent people from saving chairs early in the morning and not showing up until 10:00 or later. We also went to the Serenity deck and it was nice but still difficult to find an open seat. The four of us did the Turtle Cove excursion in St. Thomas. It was a good trip and we saw a lot of turtles. There were not a lot of fish. I guess the turtles ate the fish. The crew on the boat provided great service and very customer friendly. We also went to San Juan, Ambor Cove and Grand Turk. I was disappointed in Grand Turk. The pictures on the internet are much nicer. The beach was over crowed and a little trashy. I saw cups, beer bottle, broken glass and horse poop on the beach. The beer at Margeritaville is over priced. $32.99 + 18% gratuity and 11% tax. The waiter made sure we new the price before being seated. I di not think it was possible for ship beer to be cheaper, but it was. The shopping area was very clean, but don't expect any bargains. Debarkation on the final day was great. We do the self assist. We are Platinum and we met in the dining room at 6:30 and we were getting off the ship at 7:00 and I was in my car by 7:30. Overall, we had a great trip. Carnival provides a great experience for the price. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
this was a group cruise with 40 of my dance friends. The bands that they had on board and the music that was played was very good as me and my friends love to line dance. Breakfast buffet was awesome. The dining room was very well ... Read More
this was a group cruise with 40 of my dance friends. The bands that they had on board and the music that was played was very good as me and my friends love to line dance. Breakfast buffet was awesome. The dining room was very well decorated and the staff were totally great. But some of the food was not so good my prime rib and my filet mignon we're not cooked correctly as well as the undercooked salmon. the locations that we stopped at we're really good I had a great time at each one of those. my room Stewart was the best very friendly and very accommodating. The spa area did a great job on my manicure. The cruise director was fantastic. And I really liked the comedians they had in the punchline room especially Tim Young. Overall I would say I had a really good time on the Carnival breeze. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Embarkation: We arrived at our assigned embarkation time apt. and everything was smooth upon checking in. We had also printed all of the boarding passes, luggage tags and completely checked in beforehand so we did had very little to do ... Read More
Embarkation: We arrived at our assigned embarkation time apt. and everything was smooth upon checking in. We had also printed all of the boarding passes, luggage tags and completely checked in beforehand so we did had very little to do at the Port Terminal. Once we embarked on, we had a couple of hours until our room was ready so we enjoyed some nice lunch looking out over Port Canaveral. Dining Experience: Breakfast: We enjoyed the sit-down dining and sea-day brunches most days. I often ordered the eggs benedict, turkey bacon and hashbrowns while my husband would get either pancakes or eggs with different sides. We prefered the food options in the sit-down dining better than the buffet. We did not get the opportunity to try the omelette station as there was always a wait. Lunch: I really enjoyed the Cucina Del Capitano pasta lunch (free!), your pasta is made to order and you can select everything from the noodles, sauce to toppings. You can also get a side of caesar salad or a delicious garlic-butter bun. We also enjoyed the Blue Iguana, I liked the taco bowl and the burritos, my husband enjoyed the tacos. We both really enjoyed the lunch buffet, we found that there was always a good variety of tasty foods and a generous salad bar. The deserts were also very tasty! They had run out of the Black Forest Cake on one of the days because we had waited too long to go and get desert. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our lunches! Dinner: We went for the sit-down dining each evening, we had the later dining option at 8:15 P.M. The three dining staff were AMAZING (Paula, Neemark and Jerry) as they were not only so quick, friendly and good at their jobs, but they went out of their way to have genuine conversations with us. We always looked forward to seeing them! As for the food, most of the dishes were good with the exception of a few underwhelming ones. Out of the carnival cruises I've sailed, I was the most disappointed with the sit-down dining food on this cruise. I felt that at times, it was sloppily plated or under seasons or under mashed. However, I felt that the dining staff were the best on this cruise compared to the others! Oh, and the melting chocolate lava cake is DELICIOUS! Other: The lemonade, iced tea, pizza and ice cream were great! Cabin: Our room staff was incredibly friendly and great. Our room ALWAYS smelled so clean and was spotless. 10/10! The balcony was also very clean. Entertainment: I preferred the entertainment and the quality of the shows to be the best so far on this cruise. The female vocalists were stronger than the males during the evening shows. We also really enjoyed the violinists and the jazz band, we made it a point to attend their shows whenever possible. Unpopular opinion was related to the cruise director, I found him to be less inviting compared to others from previous cruises. I really enjoyed the assistant director Oh Yes Jess, she was funny! Facilities: We enjoyed the variety of hot tubs on this ship and that they were not on the main lido deck like some other ships, less children in them! The serenity deck was really nice and relaxing, we enjoyed that daily except that the blue padded bed-chairs smelled dirty and moldy by the end of the trip (maybe because it rained?). We also liked the water slides, pools and games available to play on deck. We went to the fitness center daily which was quite empty and had a good variety of equipment too. Spa/Photography (negative reviews): Given it was our honeymoon, Carnival provided us with a $50 giftcard for Serenity Spa and a $50 voucher for the Dream Photo Studio. I went to the spa for a manicure (which cost $50). The technician who did my nails started off as very friendly and outgoing, but midway tried to scam me into purchasing almost $400 of products without my consent. She noticed I had some dry skin and applied a lotion and hand treatment, she asked me if I liked the cream which I did. She then put another cream on my arms and then massaged my shoulders with the cream (aloe vera type cream) and left me the pamphlets explaining what they were. She had tried to sell me these products the rest of the time and kept persisting even when I said no or "let me think about it". At the end, she said she would bring me the bill and I could add an additional gratuity if needed. She then took all of the cream products to scan/bill to me! I stopped her right away and she seemed offended and continued to try and guilttrip me into purchasing them, when I asked the price, it was $350 USD. I completely understand that the workers are pressured to try and make more sales, but this completely turned me off from any future spa treatments. Same experience with the dreams studio, this is NOT to be mistaken with the regular photo shoots you see around the ship that are somewhat affordable. We had to book a 30min individual photoshoot with a separate meeting to review the prints. In between meetings, we asked all around the ship, including the Pixels Help Desk, for prices, but no one would provide us with any. Finally, we review the gorgeous photos to find out the packages cost almost as much as our WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. Port: Cozumel 3/5 Nice port, decent shopping but not much to do as a tourist without a prebooked tour Port: Belize 2.5/5 Took a tender boat out which was fun (approx. 30 min.), windy and rainy but still enjoyable. Port itself has many shops which were fun to browse, but again, tour is recommended Port: Roatan 5/5 GREAT port with many attractions (small fee and free) right outside of the port. We enjoyed the nature park with trails, ziplining, beach and shopping. Super fun and lots to do without a tour! Port: Costa Maya (Negative review) 1/5 3 cruise ships for a tiny port that you cannot really leave (similar to Grand Turk) unless on a tour. It was SO crowded that we could barely walk. The grounds were nice and it was well maintained however... as we followed the path back to the ship, we saw a dolphin jump out of a manmade pool FEET FROM THE REAL OCEAN. Several dolphins were housed in a tiny, murky green pool and the worked were trying to get as many tourists as possible in the water to "swim with dolphins". The conditions were depressing to the point where I cried. Please do your research and DO NOT support these inhumane and cruel tourist attractions.... just go and read some reviews and investigations for the swim with dolphin attractions, you will never support one again. Please spend that money on taking a boat out to sea and seeing these smart, beautiful creatures in nature where they belong. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
It was a beautiful and relaxing cruise. First time to Margaritaville and it was so much fun! The ship is amazing! It was my second time on the Breeze and it doesn't dissapoint. Our cabin was nice and roomy. The dining is always great ... Read More
It was a beautiful and relaxing cruise. First time to Margaritaville and it was so much fun! The ship is amazing! It was my second time on the Breeze and it doesn't dissapoint. Our cabin was nice and roomy. The dining is always great on the Breeze. I love Guy's Burger joint. The entertainment and activities are great! They always put on a great show. Although, with that being said. It was a little disappointing to see the same exact show that I had seen in 2015 on the same ship. Come on Carnival switch things up a bit in the shows. Service is always top notch! Ports were beautiful and the only complaint I have has nothing to do with Carnival. It is with Crystal Seas Adventures in Grand Turk. Viator and Trip Advisor did nothing for me to get my$138 refund for an excursion I did not get to go on because we were told it was cancelled by a worker because of the rough waters. Turns out it wasn't cancelled and they refused to give me my money back. Will never book through these three companies again. Be sure you have buyers protection if you book outside of Carnival's excursions. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This is our 5th time cruising with Carnival. Our cabin not withstanding this is my favorite ship. There were so many things to do, they also upped the production value for their big shows. And other than the first night, the our table ... Read More
This is our 5th time cruising with Carnival. Our cabin not withstanding this is my favorite ship. There were so many things to do, they also upped the production value for their big shows. And other than the first night, the our table service was good too. Everyone in our group of 12, ranging from 3 to 90+, enjoyed it. My husband and I also went and tried their chef's table. The presentation was excellent, what you'd expect of those fancy tasting menus, but only 2 of the 8 dishes I thought was great. The dessert was quite disappointing, and it was odd that they served us tea and celebratory cake and immediately shooed us out, giving is no time to actually eat said cake. I'm glad for the date night experience, but I would not do it again. As for the rest of the cruise food, I found this time around they over salted things, but I still found lots of food that I liked. For average cruise or vacation food, this was not at all bad with lots of selection, but I think foodies expecting spectacular food will leave disappointed. Now my biggest complaint was our cabin. I specifically chose this room so it's far away from common places that would have loud noises (theatre, galley, bars and clubs, pool, casino, etc). However from 11pm-3am every night there was loud partying sounds coming into our cabin (also the cabin next to us). It wasn't from our neighbors partying, nor even the people above us, because I was so upset by day 3 that I went and investigated! I'm pretty sure it was below us, but considering below us was deck 0, I wasn't able to confirm. We also had little ones with us, so this was a huge annoyance, nobody wants to be kept up all night. So in the future make sure to avoid 1268 and 1264! My parents who stayed in cabins across from us did not have hear those loud noises. I'd definitely be happy to sail on Breeze again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
First time taking a carnival cruise. We chose this ship because we sailed on the Epic last year at the same time and wanted to try something different. Our family of four really enjoyed the Norwegian so we found ourselves comparing the two ... Read More
First time taking a carnival cruise. We chose this ship because we sailed on the Epic last year at the same time and wanted to try something different. Our family of four really enjoyed the Norwegian so we found ourselves comparing the two in the first two days. It wasn’t until about half way through that we began to appreciate this ship for its unique personality. Negatives: Lots of smoking on outside decks. As a former smoker this don’t bother me but my wife didn’t like it. Weirdly there is a smoking section outside the entrance to Camp Ocean. The buffet didn’t have much selection. As others have said the lines can be long. There’s no dart in dart out in the buffet. You have to form a cafeteria style line. There’s no kids station. No small section of chicken fingers, hotdogs, Mac and cheese etc. Positives: The included Guys burgers are probably the best hamburgers I’ve ever eaten. The pizza pirate made some of the best pizzas we’ve ever eaten. Blue iguana has awesome tacos and burritos both breakfast and lunch. The main dining room was very good both in terms of food and service. The drinks service was very good both at bars and wait staff. Never a long line or wait for a boozy drink. My wife and I had the drinks package and for us it was worth it plus the included specialty coffees were fantastic! Our kids really enjoyed the camp ocean and the staff were great. The layout of the ship was perhaps the best compared to any Disney or Norwegian ship we’ve been on. We were aft on deck 8 which was a perfect location. Two decks up to rear pool area(our area of choice)/buffet and three down to the wrap around lanai deck. Shows were fun and our kids enjoyed them immensely. We really enjoyed the presence of the cruise director on this ship. He was fun and involved. The daily reports from the captain was also appreciated. Our stateroom was plenty spacious and well attended. Overall we very much liked our experience and will likely consider sailing on a carnival cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We chose this cruise because of the ship and the ports. We always like to try a new ship that has an itinerary of at least one new port to us. This itinerary had 2. This is our 16th cruise. 5 on Carnival, 4 on Norwegian, 6 on Royal ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the ship and the ports. We always like to try a new ship that has an itinerary of at least one new port to us. This itinerary had 2. This is our 16th cruise. 5 on Carnival, 4 on Norwegian, 6 on Royal Caribbean and 1 on Princess. There are many things that we really liked about this cruise. Here are a few. Decor-Very nice, much more tasteful than older Carnival ships Food- Guy Fierri's hamburgers and Sea day BBQ. Also liked Blue Iguanna. Cakes in the Buffet were great. Did not try the Specialty restaurants. Serenity Deck- great views and great bartender. Shows were great and innovative for Carnival. Great Cruise Director -Donkey Service- All of the staff were great and Friendly tho overworked in Dining Room Casino- Many fun machines Amber Cove, San Juan and St Thomas There were several things that were disappointing. Menu- did not like the dining room menu and staff was overworked and it took too long for dinner. Embarkation was terrible. Carnival needs to find a better way for Port Canaveral. Buffet--Royal Caribbean does much better job with separate stations so that all items are not at the same station. The lines were too long if you only wanted cereal or one item. Grand Turk---With two ships in that port it was way too crowded. We went back on the ship. The water is beautiful, however. Debarkation did not work very well either. 1st time in an inside cabin, but although small, it worked for us and we slept well other than screaming kids running around the halls at midnight. All in all it was a great cruise Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
A friend choose this cruise. We traveled on Carnival once before but it had been awhile. Ship was nice and very clean. Buffet should have a better salad bar and more items.Other food options were very good-buritto/taco bar, hamburger bar, ... Read More
A friend choose this cruise. We traveled on Carnival once before but it had been awhile. Ship was nice and very clean. Buffet should have a better salad bar and more items.Other food options were very good-buritto/taco bar, hamburger bar, barbeque, and Mongolian bar. Sea day 24 hour pizza was fantastic. Drinks were wonderful. Check out cucumber sunrise in alchemy bar or Lynchburg lemonade in serenity. I cannot say enough about staff from room stewatd, main doing room, and bartenders. Mango Kings and Travis were fantastic! I would encourage carnival to focus on the talent on ships like the ones I mentioned. We do not play trivia and production shows were not that good. Not due to entertainers but whoever planned the show. After seeing Million Dollar Quartet on Norwegian it would be difficult to compare. Jim Brick was the best comedian. His R show was funny without being so gross. Donkey was a great activuties director. I would encourage carnival to hire a good musician for the piano bar. That was another area that Norwegian out shines Carnival. Ports are very good amber cove we took a cataram excursion that was great. St Thomas excursion to St John-borh through ship and very good. Went to beach in Grand Turk. Water was wonderful. Walked into San Juan. At the information you can find info on free trolley. No need for excursion. I would go on this ship again and hope that carnival will continue to hire quality entertainers. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
They changed the menu in the Steakhouse...they no longer have the crab cakes! I was so disappointed. They no longer provided the presentation of the meat, not a big deal for me as I have done the steak house before but my other family ... Read More
They changed the menu in the Steakhouse...they no longer have the crab cakes! I was so disappointed. They no longer provided the presentation of the meat, not a big deal for me as I have done the steak house before but my other family had not, so they missed out. The steak was great but the other sides did not seem as good this time. Next time i think I will just order the steak in the dining hall for the $20 and save myself $18. Steak house is $38 a person. We went to Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, & Costa Maya. I was not impressed with Belize and had the best time in Roatan....you must go zip lining! Our room stewardess, Carmina, was the best! Out dining room service was also excellent. Shout out to Ricky! I had an interior spa room, it was nice. My brother in law had a spa balcony, I was glad I did not spend the extra as the balconies on this ship over look down to deck 5. So you can not be on your balcony in your PJ's...so why bother! Overall, I would sail on the Breeze again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I felt the dining room service and stateroom steward were excellent. Both were better than what we have had on last few previous cruises. Embarkation & disembarkation for wheelchair assistance was poor at Port Canaveral. They only had ... Read More
I felt the dining room service and stateroom steward were excellent. Both were better than what we have had on last few previous cruises. Embarkation & disembarkation for wheelchair assistance was poor at Port Canaveral. They only had one elevator that all wheelchair and people with baby strollers had to use and really slowed down being able to get of the ship. Also they did not have enough people to get the wheelchair people on & off the ship. Food was very good in the main dinng room. Enjoyed the Carnival excursions that we went on. Ancient Culture/Mayan Ruins was very interesting in Cozumel, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in Belize was great but it is a very long day 2 to 2-1/2 hours bus ride each way and excursion was late getting back. The Select Retreat & Mayan Wellness in Costa Maya was awesome. The Relax on the Beach in Isla Roatan was Ok. Read Less
Sail Date December 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 ... 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 did this cruise for my hubby 50 th out first ever cruise we weren’t disappointed . Cloud spa cabin with balcony our steward was excellent . Couldn’t fault the food . Was anxious the first night mainly due to the darkness at night ... Read More
We did this cruise for my hubby 50 th out first ever cruise we weren’t disappointed . Cloud spa cabin with balcony our steward was excellent . Couldn’t fault the food . Was anxious the first night mainly due to the darkness at night when looking out but after my initial wobble I loved it so much we booked again . Guys burgers are great the food court offers plenty of choice . Visited spa twice and loved that experience . We had some beautiful photos done they were of good quality . Would return again in heartbeat .. would given a 5/5 had it not been the fact my credit card had way more taken than should and took ages to get back !!! Valuable lesson learned go cash account !! I had orebooked and paid spas and had cruise cash on account . For whatever crazy reason carnival took authorisations on my card for way more than was ever owed . Lesson learnt cash account for me on any future cruises !! Read Less
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 ... 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
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
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
Sail Date October 2018
As stated, this was my first cruise. I spent 20 years in the US Navy, so I was accustomed to being at sea, but my wife had not been to sea before. We selected a balcony room(9403)after being upgraded from the second deck room for $51, ... Read More
As stated, this was my first cruise. I spent 20 years in the US Navy, so I was accustomed to being at sea, but my wife had not been to sea before. We selected a balcony room(9403)after being upgraded from the second deck room for $51, which was a great deal. The ship was wonderful, clean and there was always crew members cleaning. The room was ready when they opened up the rooms. Our baggage was waiting for us when we arrived to the room. The water I ordered was there, our sign and sail cards were in the mailbox and the daily activities. Dining: Well, to be honest, the buffet was a lot better than the main dining room. We were assigned the "Blush" dining room, which is on the 3/4 deck aft. The wait staff tried to compensate for the food quality, it was obvious. Presentation was well done however. The chicken breasts were terrible, hard and flat. Baked potato undercooked and the famous Lava cake was like hot chocolate, not cooked enough, it was drinkable. BTW, Domino's lava cake is a lot better. Buffet: Very very good, lots of choices, and the 8oz flat iron steak was available just like in the dining room. I went to the italian restaurant on a sea day and it was free for lunch, as u have to pay extra like the steakhouse. That was the best meal I had onboard, and they gave us a very nice portion of eggplant parm. The best I ever had. Guy's burgers was excellent and the mexican restaurant on the lido deck by the pool has breakfast burritos and Huevos rancheros, which was very good. Again, the food was very good, but the main dining room was lacking. Entertainment: We went to the comedy club and it was to capacity. It was good, and a nice break. Lots to do and see. Shops: Generic and they do have sales that you can get in on like perfumes, t shirts watches ect. Service was great, and all the crew were very helpful. I was pleased with the service Overall: I was told since the cruise was six days, it would be more laid back, and not a lot of drunk college kids like the shorter " booze cruises" and that was the case. I felt safe the entire time. I would do it again, but spend less evenings in the main dining room. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Sunday, September 16 - embarkation smooth. Monday, September 17 - sea day Tuesday, September 18 - Sea day ate at steak house and had a professional private sitting with a photographer. They came out beautiful, and that is something ... Read More
Sunday, September 16 - embarkation smooth. Monday, September 17 - sea day Tuesday, September 18 - Sea day ate at steak house and had a professional private sitting with a photographer. They came out beautiful, and that is something I would never say, much less think of pictures of me. Wednesday, September 19 - Grand Cayman - Snuba diving Thursday, September 20 - sea day Friday, September 21 - Aruba downtown walking and tasting tour Saturday, September 22 - Caricao Caves and beach day. Sunday, September 23 - Sea day Monday, September 24th - Greneda- River tubing and scenic bus drive. No AC on run down busses. Very dirty river water. No lockers to store your valuables. We kept hearing stories about people having things stolen from the busses so we left our camera in the safe in our cabin. We decided to bring our phones with us, double ziplock bagged them but unfortunately, the phones didn't make it. Somehow the bag floated out of dh's pocket and ended up at the bottom of the river. We did get them back with a promise of almost $200 to the person who was able to find them. So out $165 and two cellphones. Yes, we tried the "rice thing" to dry them out but they still won't even turn on. Expensive mistake for sure. This, and I developed some weird itchy bug bites all over my legs. Didn't look like Miskito bites but itched for days. Barbados - Tuesday September 25th no excursion. Just stayed in port and walked around a little. Bought sunscreen for $18-ridiculous. No pics because phones are now bricks from river tubing in Grenada. Went back to ship for lunch and then tried to take a nap. Mike was able to nap then he went to gym. I couldn't sleep but laid in be until 6 pm then we went to lido deck. Nothing really looked appetizing so I ate fruit (watermelon and pineapple. Mike had a little of everything. Tortellini, chicken cathitorri, chicken fried steak, fried rice. said the best was he rice. Soon after we tried some luck in casino. I don't get why so many people spend hours on end in there. If it was something that took skill I'd understand more but not the slots. Then we went to the comedy show. It was pretty good. Dominica - Wed 26 th. Trolley ride through town pretty lame. 1 1/2 hrs Botanical gardens , nothing like you'd be used to. Not much to look at. Kind of felt like we were in a parade because people were lined up on the streets waving at us. Houses all in ruins. Got some unique pics. Offered a small glass of rum punch or orange juice. Went to mdr for dinner. St Maarten - Thursday September 27th Big 3 - Flying Dutchman, tubing and canopy zip lining. Beautiful day! Nice, air conditioned bus This will take 6 hrs because of all the waiting. Zip lines very cool, Flying Dutchman not as scary or thrilling as you'd expect. In fact all three of the other zip lines were very thrilling in comparison to the FD. They do have a bar while waiting for the FD, but I do not want to drink rum or beer when I'm exerted from Climbing hills. It wasn't managed well as far as time. Very slow hooking people up and bringing vests back up the hill. The schooner tube rides are very lame. No water. We skipped all together. One thing that irritated quite a few of us. The cruise director, Schwartz, and his friends came up to the fd and realized they probably would not have time to enjoy this particular portion of the excursion. I don’t know if he went up to the manager or if the manager approached him but he and 14 of his crew was pushed ahead of about 30 other cruisers so that they could make it back to the ship at a good time. Unfortunately, this made it so 12 people that were waiting at least 3 hours were not able to enjoy the fd. This excursion also held up the ship for over an hour. (We did get a police escort back to the ship which was kind of neat because it was after 5 pm and lots of traffic). We were very disappointed that we now were not able to do any shopping on the island. By the time we got back on the ship it was just after 5:30 and we were starving since we had no chance to eat lunch, and wanted a real meal so quick showers we had and off to the mdr. There is always so much food that I never have been able to finish my dinner, but tonight was the exception. I had Caesar salad, steak, baked potato and broccoli. (I even had 2 desserts- apple pie and a chocolate tres leche. The apple pie was the better of the 2). Friday, September 28th Sea day - breakfast in bed again thanks to sweet dh. Coffee, orange juice, French toast, pancakes. For lunch we had BBQ and watched a little bit of the ballroom dance lessons. Then we decided to go to the library bar and play some board games while we sampled some wine. Dh taught me how to play Texas hold 'em. I won, hee hee. Decided to back to the cabin and sit out on our patio so that we could be away from all the people but still be outside. Elegant night for dinner. I didn't realize until 4:00pm. Bleh. we've mostly been eating in the mdr because we feel it's the best food on the ship without paying more for it. I still have a dress that I haven't worn so I guess I'll slip it on. Makeup and hair will just need to be touched up a little and then I'm good to go. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Carnival Breeze Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 2.0 3.6
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 5.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.0

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