1,290 Carnival Breeze Cruise Reviews

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
I selected this cruise because I was interested in visiting the ports that it was stopping at. The food was just okay. I was so looking forward to some very delicious food and found that overall in the dining room and the buffet fell ... Read More
I selected this cruise because I was interested in visiting the ports that it was stopping at. The food was just okay. I was so looking forward to some very delicious food and found that overall in the dining room and the buffet fell short of my expectations. Would recommend Guy’s Burger place, the Blue Iguana and the Pizza Place was also alright. The few desserts on the ship that were good was the melting chocolate cake and the creame brûlée available in the dining room and the ice cream available at numerous spots on the ship. Every other dessert that we tried was not worth eating... apparently we weren’t the only people that felt this way as there were less than half eaten desserts left everywhere. We also purchased a few desserts from the coffee shop and they were also very disappointing (strawberry cheesecake and the black cake). Some of the entertainment was good (Piano Bar - Patrick Duffy, all the entertainment on the stage near the coffee shop, jazz trio and violin players). Also enjoyed the game shows in the Ovation Theatre. The Motown and Country Roads shows in the Ovation Theatre were terrible. Was really looking forward to some talented Motown entertainment... what a disappointment. Assuming that the Rock n Roll night would be the same cast we didn’t want to put ourselves through that again! The Carnival staff looking after the Staterooms and and working throughout the ship were top notch. Such hard working, friendly and obliging people. They made each and every day special, what a blessing they are. Embarking and disembarking went quite well. I believe that the system that Carnival has in place is effective however there seems to be a certain set of folks that resist following instructions in spite of the very clear communication. I understand that It is difficult for Carnival as they are trying to balance maintaining a process without offending patrons for fear that they won’t return for a future cruises but I think they should simply send people back who attempt disembarkment before they’re floor is called. Overall, I think I would try a different cruise line next time but won’t say that I wouldn’t travel with Carnival again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Chose because it was a gambling cruise. Cabin was filthy I took pictures of the layer of dust above the vanity mirror. Long lines for dining room for breakfast. Also with anytime dining very long dinner lines 15 minutes after the doors ... Read More
Chose because it was a gambling cruise. Cabin was filthy I took pictures of the layer of dust above the vanity mirror. Long lines for dining room for breakfast. Also with anytime dining very long dinner lines 15 minutes after the doors opened. Food was nothing to write home about. Nothing outstanding or exceptional. A couple of nights we didn’t eat the food. We had rain the week of Jan 12th and more should have been done since the ports were rained out. Social director Donkey is great and hands on. All the shows were their own singers and dancers. Would have liked if they had some outside entertainment. The adult comedy is held in a small lounge so get there an hour early if you want a seat. The piano bar is fun but it also gets tiring going there every night. Getting on and off was easy as I am platinum. Bar service in the casino was non existent. Overall very disappointed!!!! 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
Well, let’s start from the beginning. The debarktion process was smooth. It seemed to be organized and my room was done quite early. I must say, I was expecting the ship to be cleaner and a little nicer. I know the ship is older but a ... Read More
Well, let’s start from the beginning. The debarktion process was smooth. It seemed to be organized and my room was done quite early. I must say, I was expecting the ship to be cleaner and a little nicer. I know the ship is older but a little white paint can go a long way. The lobby area had lanterns hanging from the ceiling which had stains all over them. My bathroom shower was cracked. The ship was more run down than I would have liked to see. I’ve been on Norwegian and Disney cruises and this ship was NOTHING in comparison to those ships. The food was okay. What made our dining experience amazing was one special waitress! Her name was Irvina. She was lovely. She went above and beyond for us every night. Her smile and warmth made us feel like we were at home. The girls at the coffee shop were also just as lovely. They always had a smile on their face and by the end of the cruise they new my fiancé’s order by heart. Our room Stewart Heru was extremely accommodating. We had family members who came down with a cold on this cruise. They were stuck in their cabins for a few days. Heru, did everything he could to make sure they were comfortable and had everything they needed. Overall, the cruise staff were great. The entertainment was awesome. Donkey our cruise director was hilarious. The casino was a huge hit. It was large and we did very well there. However, there is only one computerized poker table. My fiancé loves poker. He was quite disappointed with the computerized table. It didn’t stop him from playing, but he did say he would have rather had a dealer. One of the biggest downfalls on this cruise was the drink package. First of all, my finance has MS and he is a hemophiliac. He is not allowed to drink. We were not able to submit a medical note to excuse him of purchasing the drink package. Since we were sharing the cabin and are both over the age of 21 we had to purchase the drink package if one of us wanted it. Which I found to be quite unfair. I understand why Carnival is strict with this policy however, my family and I chose Carnival because it was cheaper than Norwegian (who has an unlimited drink package including soda). So the drink package cost me an extra $860. Then to top it off I couldn’t order an extra shot on top of my pina colada or a double on my Tito’s and vodka. They literally measured out one shot per drink. They limit you to 15 drinks a day. Which seems a lot. However, if you wanted an extra shot that went toward one of your 15 drinks. Furthermore, if you wanted an extra shot in your drink you needed to wait 5 minutes and you could go back with your drink for them to add the extra shot. It was just extremely inconvenient. If I would have known that I was going to pay all this extra money and have this much of a hassle to have a decent drink on my vacation I would have chose to go back on a Norwegian ship in a heart beat. The ships are cleaner and there is NO drink minimum and they aren’t skimpy in pouring their drinks. Another thing that stumped me was my brother who didn’t have a drink package was able to pay 3 dollars extra to have extra alcohol added to his drink. When I asked the bar tender if I could just pay the difference I was told no because I had the Cheers package. It didn’t make any sense. When I expressed my frustration to the bar tender he tried to say its a safety issue. I didn’t understand and asked him to elaborate what he meant by a safety issue. He said they limit the cheers packages to 15 drinks per day because that is a lot of alcohol. So my answer back was but if I was to never have the drink package and pay per drink I could easily purchase over 15 drinks per day and nobody would ever know? So how is this a safety issue? Plus, I didn’t care if they deducted an extra drink for an extra shot in my drink. I wanted to actually have more than a tbsp of alcohol in my drink. This may make me sound like an alcoholic which I am NOT by any means. I didn’t reach my 15 day drink minimum any day I was on the cruise. It just was inconvenient the way they have this package set up. The second WORST part of this trip was a disturbing night that was inexcusable. At about 12:30 one night my fiancé and I woke up to what sounded like a air compressor going off right under our cabin. It was horribly loud. So horribly loud that multiple guest around us went onto their balcony looking around. We were all upset and didn’t understand what this noise could be and the time it was. My fiancé called guest services and they apologized and assured him it would stop. About an hour later the noise continued. I called guest services and was notified that they were doing construction and they were unaware that this outside company would be doing Maintnence until 9:00am. Mind you, it was around 1:45 when I called. I was furious. My fiancé was sick. He had caught a cold. Therefore, while not feeling well and hearing this awful sound all night on your vacation was far from enjoyable. The next day I got a call from guest services. They gave me a bottle of wine, cookies, and apologized. They told me that the construction would occur again that day from 6pm-7pm. I cannot wrap my head around how they thought it was okay to make that much noise in the middle of the night. One of the guest a few doors down from us mentioned the noise to us the next day while we were in the elevator. She had two little girls with her and she said they were all up all night due to the noise. It left a horrible taste in my mouth about Carnival cruises. As far as our ports that were stopped at they were all great. A few tips...if you are going to St. Thomas Magen’s Bay gets crowded very quickly. Try to get off the boat early! By the time we got there we were unable to rent chairs. They had no more. Which wasn’t a problem for us but I know some people surrounding us weren’t too happy. At Dominican Republic we went to a local beach. It was gorgeous. I didn’t feel as unsafe as I expected to at this port. I went to Punta Cana in the past and it wasn’t the safest area. At amber cove it seemed to be cleaner, safer and more developed. Puerto Rico, we enjoyed waking around the forts, we ate at an authentic restaurant and did some shopping. At Grand Turk you NEED to get off the boat early if you want a spot close to the water on the beach. The beach is located right off the port. It is gorgeous. It does get crowded quickly! We rented a golf cart off the port for 50 dollars for the day and explored the island. It’s safe. I wouldn’t advise you to go if you are a bunch of 18 year old girls but as a family we had a good time. We literally rode the entire island. Ate at a local restaurant. It is an impoverished country. Stray and and malnourished dogs, horses, and donkeys were everywhere. If you are an animal lover like me, next time I will be bringing dog treats with me. Overall, Carnivals cleanliness, noise distruption and drink package was really a turn off. 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
I got me and Michelle an extended balcony for this cruise, I was not thrilled with it, maybe it was the weather, maybe it was because it was on deck 7, but I'll not be spending the money to do that again. When we sat out there, (not ... Read More
I got me and Michelle an extended balcony for this cruise, I was not thrilled with it, maybe it was the weather, maybe it was because it was on deck 7, but I'll not be spending the money to do that again. When we sat out there, (not very often), we only used maybe a quarter of the balcony we had available to us. On the other hand, the cabin layout was very nice, seemed a bit smaller than the normal balcony cabin, but we liked the cabin none the less. The food... I thought the food was great! We generally ate breakfast at the breakfast buritto place at around 7-7:30am, no line at all, or, we would get an omlet, at around the same time, no line. Lunch... don't think I ever ate lunch on ship, or don't remember it anyway. Supper... Dinning room was very good, I actually enjoyed the lobster on this cruise! usually I'm disappointed with cruise lobster, not this time! And I liked the fact that they had the dress up lobster dinner early on in the cruise, maybe that's why the lobster seemed better. The ship... The ship was ok, but it lacks the bling, or fancyness of other Carnival ships, like the Valor, or even the Legend.. It was like a 70's kinda boring decor. Service... We got on the ship without any lines at all, that was fantastic! Our bags got to our room early. Even getting off the ship was pretty smooth, maybe it was just because Port Canaviral is set up better, but whatever, no hassle getting on or off. One complaint... The crew does not stop people from sending their kids up at 7am to reserve all of the best deck chairs by throwing a towel over them. I saw people throw a towel over lounge chairs at 7am, and still not be in the chair by 8am or later.. Didn't really effect us, but annoying non the less. Second complaint... Smoking. Carnival needs to figure out their smoking policy! On this cruise, you could be sitting in a no smoking area, yet have a smoking area just forward of you a ways, and you'd get smoked out anyways, my suggestion would be to make one side of the ship smoking and the other non smoking.. The mish mash way they are doing it now makes no sense, the entire ship might as well still be smoking. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
There were eight friends on this cruise. Five of us flew in a day before the cruise. We stayed at the Cocoa Beach Suites. The hotel was in a great location. It would be a great hotel if they did some furniture cleaning and sprucing up ... Read More
There were eight friends on this cruise. Five of us flew in a day before the cruise. We stayed at the Cocoa Beach Suites. The hotel was in a great location. It would be a great hotel if they did some furniture cleaning and sprucing up the place. We took the shuttle from the hotel for six dollars per person paid to the hotel. We were met by the porters who put tags on our luggage. There was also a woman who printed boarding passes for those who did not have them. We got to the port around 12 noon. This was the first time on the Breeze and all we can say is embarkation was simple. You were given a number after you gave your passport or other identification, you sat in a section until you were called and away you went. We did walk up a long gangway to the lobby, third floor. Up to the Lido deck and the party was on. The food was better in the buffet than in the dining room the first couple of days. It did get better especially the second dress up night. Carnival has really cut back on staff and the quality of the food. But I still give the cruise high marks because of the fun we had. The entertainment was excellent. I went to the Motown show, the movie show and the lip sync show. Donkey, the cruise director was hilarious. We all had inside cabins on the second floor except one couple who had an outside cabin on the first level. We liked our location and they liked theirs. We enjoyed all of our ports especially St. Thomas and San Juan, mainly because you walked off the ship and there was so much around within walking distance. Our group split up based on each one's likes. Some shopped, some went on tours, I zipped line in Amber Cove, which was my favorite activity. The New Year's Eve party on the Lido deck was so much fun. They had beach balls all over the place. They gave out lighted wanes, necklaces, hats, horns and I can't forget the champagne. Our group found a place to sit and they planted. I walked to the upper decks to take pictures and hit the beach balls. Overall it was a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We had a really fun time because we were with family and friends, but this is not a great cruising experience - nothing that makes you go "wow!" We had great weather and fairly calm sailing conditions. The crew were friendly ... Read More
We had a really fun time because we were with family and friends, but this is not a great cruising experience - nothing that makes you go "wow!" We had great weather and fairly calm sailing conditions. The crew were friendly and for the most part the ship is clean. The cabins are in great condition. Compared to other cruising experiences (we have been on at least 15 and with a variety of cruise lines), this was probably our least favorite ship. Crowding and waiting in line seemed to be more prevalent on this cruise than any other. The lines for the buffet, pizza, hamburgers, etc were nearly always long and crowded. We have never had to wait so long for food. Dinner was decent, but again, no specific meals or appetizers that were amazing. The pool and hot tubs were extremely full and not very appealing. Getting back onto the ship also had us waiting in long lines. The stops (Dominican, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Grand Turk) were not that interesting nor was there a wide variety of things to do in each port. We did do a snorkeling and beach excursion that was again very crowded with very little to see. The value of Carnival when you look at their: 18% gratuity on drinks, policy that it is mandatory for everyone in a cabin to purchase a drink/pop package if one member is getting it, $20 upcharges on the regular dinner menu for steak, charge for room service, etc is not great. Our Celebrity Cruise to Bermuda tops this experience by a mile. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Hello We cruised on the Breeze due to port location and ports of call. We cruised out of Canaveral and we stopped at Amber Cove, St. Thomas USVI, San Juan PR, and Grand Turk. We were a party of 4. Two Adults two kids (15, and 12). ... Read More
Hello We cruised on the Breeze due to port location and ports of call. We cruised out of Canaveral and we stopped at Amber Cove, St. Thomas USVI, San Juan PR, and Grand Turk. We were a party of 4. Two Adults two kids (15, and 12). My kids prefer to do things on their own so they did not go to either kid's club. We had your time dining which we really liked. We had amazing service. You could ask for the same area each night if you wanted. We didn't care because each night the service team was excellent. We ate at the lido, Guy's, Pig and Anchor, Cantina, Pizza and enjoyed all of them. You were never without choice. I prefer a plainer, less spicy option and my husband loves the opposite. We were both very happy with all of the choices. My 15-year-old was in heaven! A growing boy with endless food! We saw one comedy and the Flick show. Both were good. We liked the Dive-In movie on deck. A lot of fun. My 12-year-old and husband did one thrill theatre. It was a bit scary for her but he loved it. We also enjoyed the Red Frog Pub to get our sports fix! The staff and crew are excellent. They really do go above and beyond to make it a memorable holiday. I did hear other guest complaining and I really didn't get it. People will sometimes complain about anything! We had a balcony cabin. Loved the space on the balcony. The TV channels are bad and it would be nice to see it improved. Our cabin steward did our room twice a day and it was great. We didn't do any formal excursion. Just off the ship at Amber Cover, Grand Turk and walked around a bit at San Juan. We took a cab to Megan's Bay in St. Thomas. It was ok, similar to 7-mile beach in Grand Cayman. Overall I would highly recommend the Breeze. It is a great ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Very, very disappointed in the overall entertainment value of this cruise. We are Carnvial Platnium Members, and have sailed with Carnival many times. This is the absolute worst when it came to shows. We actually got up and left two ... Read More
Very, very disappointed in the overall entertainment value of this cruise. We are Carnvial Platnium Members, and have sailed with Carnival many times. This is the absolute worst when it came to shows. We actually got up and left two shows due to the quality. Everything was so fake (singing/playing guitars/piano, etc), it was just horrible. Normally love the Comedy Shows too, but the comedian we saw on this cruise was terrible. He went around the room and asked people what they did for a living, then tried to make fun of them - it just didn't work. It was like he just showed up with no idea of what he was going to do. Also, love Trivia - it just seemed like the major trivia events were scheduled while people were getting ready to go ashore, gone ashore, or during meal hours. This was our first cruise where we didn't participate in one trivia event. The New Years Eve Party was fun (this was our third year doing New Year's Eve at sea). Our dinning experience left a lot to be desired too. Food was very blah, and not just a meal or two. Also was really looking forward to the Guy Ferirra BBQ Joint onboard - our entire party thought it had ZERO taste, and speaking of Guy Feirra, the burgers were exceptionally salty this trip too. Again, not sure what's up with the food, but I would only give it one star this trip. On the other hand, the staff onboard the ship were great, everyone was very positive and pretty much made the trip a little better. Embarkation/Debarkation was very easy. We loved the new process. We enjoy cruising on Carnival, but would not do the Breeze again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
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 have been on the Breeze before and it was wonderful. This time there were parts of the trip that were good, and others that were...well horrible. We took our first New Years Eve Cruise. Embarkation is easy as we are platinum. ... Read More
We have been on the Breeze before and it was wonderful. This time there were parts of the trip that were good, and others that were...well horrible. We took our first New Years Eve Cruise. Embarkation is easy as we are platinum. Cabin was okay except for all the rust on the balcony. Issues are with dining room food. Selections were poor and food not very good. Our New Years Eve "special menu" was horrible. There were nights on this cruise that only 1 dessert option was offered. Dining room staff were great. Cruise Director "Donkey" was terrific. Shows were just ok. Comedians were good. Avoid Magens Bay as is too crowded in St Thomas. Do the Sky Ride to Paradise Point. Do the ATV at the Hacienda in PR...they were wonderful. This was a terrific excursion. Honestly the food was so bad in the dining room that this has tainted my entire review. Guys Burgers great, Guys BBQ great, Burrito Bar always great. Lido buffet just okay. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We Choose this cruise because the ship write up said the ship was upgraded, not sure where. The ship looked worn and not maintained well. Very hard to get around because isle ways were very narrow. Service and crew were good and they ... Read More
We Choose this cruise because the ship write up said the ship was upgraded, not sure where. The ship looked worn and not maintained well. Very hard to get around because isle ways were very narrow. Service and crew were good and they worked hard. Food....subpar. Food menu was limited even in the upgraded restaurants. Trying a different cruise line in March since we were so disappointed in the general ship appearance and food. If your traveling with a family and children they seem to have things for the kids to do. Entertainment just so so. The piano bar, OMG get rid of that guy. That was not just our opinion but the opinion of all those in the bar that night. This was our 6th cruise with Carnival and saw nice reviews from people about this ship, but we have done over 25 cruises, and was very disappointed on this ship and food. Ports were good and why we picked the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We started a tradition last year of taking a cruise the week before Christmas instead of doing gifts as a family. We cruised with our family of 4 including a 26 year old and 20 year old. The, we brought along a friend age 20 and another ... Read More
We started a tradition last year of taking a cruise the week before Christmas instead of doing gifts as a family. We cruised with our family of 4 including a 26 year old and 20 year old. The, we brought along a friend age 20 and another friend age 22 resulting in 6 in our group. This was our second cruise as platinum for our family, one friend is gold, and another friend red. We cruise at least 2 times a year and have really enjoyed our past few carnival cruises. This was our first time on the Breeze and we booked it since it was a newer ship and for the itinerary, especially Amber Cover which we have never been to before. The boat itself is easily Carnivals most beautiful ship. The stairways had amazing photos from a photographer of the islands including sea turtles, underwater photos, island pictures, and more. Lido was on Deck 10 and had amazing decor along with the atrium on deck 3. We sailed the week before Christmas so the ship was beautifully decorated with Christmas trees all over. We had a tree lightning the first night where they gave out carnival Christmas hats and sang Christmas carols. The last sea day we had a holiday show featuring Christmas music and entertainment. The entertainment on board was decent, but had room for improvement. It’s about time carnival charges up theirs shows. We experienced the country show, motor city, love & marriage, flick, 88 keys, and the Lip Sync Battle. The country show would be been great with just the female singers as they were truly amazing, but the male singers were a bit of a let down. Flick was a cool show we had seen once before and the Lip Sync Battle was by far our favorite. The comedy was hit or miss. A few comedians that were very good and one particular that I’ve never seen so many people walk out of a show before ever. The ship has a thrill theater which we paid to see Polar Express in 4D for $3.50. It was cool, but not sure I’d pay to do it again. The show was only 7 minutes long or less. The Breeze doesn’t have a sports bar, but the casino and Red Frog Pub were the hang out areas to watch football this cruise. The Pub is always a great place to play games and hang out. Deck 5 is super cool on the Breeze since it wraps all the way around. The water slides are decent including a twister slide and drain pipe. The putt putt area was quite windy and we really enjoyed the ropes course it was a lot more fun than it looked. The food on board was one of our best experiences on carnival. They have Guy’s burgers, Guy’s Pig & Anchor, Blue Iguana, Cucina Del Capitano, Fahrenheit 555, Bonsai Sushi, Red Frog Pub, Mongolian Wok, the Deli, Seafood Shack, pizza, and standard dining room and Lido buffets. Our experience in the main dining room were very good with excellent service and great food. Our favorite lunch time eateries were blue iguana burrito bowls, Cucina del capitano build your own pasta, the deli buffalo chicken or turkey avocado, guys burgers, and pig & anchor. As for excursions, we did all of our excursions separate from carnival and had great experiences. For Amber Cove we took a cab to Damajagua falls to jump and slide off waterfalls. This is one of our favorite excursions EVER on a cruise. This would’ve cost near $100 a person through carnival, but only cost us around $30 a person by taking a cab and just paying the park directly. We also had a group of only about 10 people with 2 guides instead of the large carnival groups. Never felt unsafe and had an amazing time with 5 extra jumps/slides than carnival offers on the same excursion. In St. Thomas, we used Aqua Marine dive charters to do a private snorkel trip for the 6 of us. This was an amazing experience snorkeling away from the cruise crowds at a ship wreck underwater and then with turtles. This was a perfect day and way better than being crammed into a boat with 100s of other cruise passengers. In Puerto Rico, our cruise group split up into 2 groups. 4 of us went fishing with Magic Tarpon and caught fish. The other 2 of us went to Fortaleza Street to see all the umbrellas by the Governor’s house. This is only about a 10-15min walk and absolutely worth it. After seeing the umbrellas we then took a cab to Isla Verde beach to hang out the est of the day I’d 100% recommend taking an Uber instead of a cab it would’ve been half the price for us. In our last port, we walked to Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk. Easily, one of the most serene places/beaches in the world. We spent about 2hours here before walking down the road to Jack’s Shack for drinks and to play with the famous dogs Topher and Calypso. Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely easy on this boat. We did have priority/platinum so we went directly on the boat and walked off pretty quickly on the last day. The staff on board was great. We enjoyed every bit of this cruise and definitely recommend it to anyone whether it’s for families with young kids or couples on their own there is fun for everyone. 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
This was our second voyage on the Breeze, cabin 9474. Cabin was super clean and in great shape, A/C worked very well. We traveled with another couple and opened our balcony doors to have the outside space. We did Faster to the Fun ... Read More
This was our second voyage on the Breeze, cabin 9474. Cabin was super clean and in great shape, A/C worked very well. We traveled with another couple and opened our balcony doors to have the outside space. We did Faster to the Fun and had extremely smooth embarkation and disembarkation. We also used GoPortCanaveral for our hotel/transfers and highly recommend. We did the steakhouse and the chef's table. Both were WELL worth the money. We dined in the main dining room as often as possible and although we had your time dining, we found a waiter we liked and were seated at his tables every time (Just ask for John Wayne, LOL!). We found the MDR food to be acceptable and some dishes excellent. I find the ship's activities in the Fun Times too geared toward selling stuff. That's very disappointing. We were not interested in "blowing and going" on this cruise, so it didn't really matter with four port days, but... it's certainly worth taking a look at. I'd like more "activities." The employees on this ship are amazing. They make the difference. Service was top notch and the people were so friendly. Looking at booking my next cruise! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
My honest review of this ship, with the good, bad and the ugly. Embarkation: We flew in the night before and booked through GoPortCanaveral for our Hotel and Shuttle service. HIGHLY recommend this service. Our shuttle dropped us off to ... Read More
My honest review of this ship, with the good, bad and the ugly. Embarkation: We flew in the night before and booked through GoPortCanaveral for our Hotel and Shuttle service. HIGHLY recommend this service. Our shuttle dropped us off to the Port at about 11 am. We waited a little while for embarking, as they said they had trouble getting the prior passengers off ship. More on this later. The Ship: Kids - The kids splash pad area and water slides were great. The kids club was packed every single day, with parents just dumping their kids off for the entire day. (The club will keep your kids, and feed them lunch and dinner, all day. I dont really understand the point of taking a family trip if you're doing that, but...) The staff there were excellent, and our kids liked them, but the other children were, for the most part, a little boisterous, and poorly mannered. Our kids had trouble making any friends at all, and chose to simply not return to the club. This made finding things for them to do, other than the splash pad, a little difficult. The Sports square looked like a good option, but it was also jammed with families, and unattended kids, making it hard to utilize without getting run off the golf course by kids who don't know how to wait their turn. Our 2 youngest were too small for the ropes course, but it looked awesome! Our oldest loved the SkyCourt (Basketball) and pools, and spent most of his time there with his new cruise friends. There were many areas of the ship we never got the chance to even visit, because of the smoking areas. It seems like the Breeze works to accommodate smokers, rather than make them the exception. I would have loved to visit the Alchemy bar, or utilize the comfy chairs for the Dive In Movies, but they all reeked, and with severe asthma and 3 kids, it wasn't even an option. The entire casino was almost unbearable, and having to walk directly through it to go from one area of Deck 5 to the next was a design flaw I think. Even to get to the splash pad, you are forced to walk through smoke. Gross. Our family liked the Thrill Theatre, the couple shows we saw were ok, and the Lip Sync Battle was hilarious. We saw one of the PG Comedy Shows, and it was funny. The Dive In Movies were a great option for night time. The entertainment staff on board (CD was Donkey, and he did a great job) were all super friendly and fun. The Food: We utilized the open seating breakfast each day, and did both of the Sea Day Brunches. Good food, good service. Worth the short wait. Lido was limited, and food was just ok. MDR service was great, food was ok. We went back for the experience of the staff, not the food, let's just say that. The best included dining options on board are, by far, the Blue Iguana and Guys Burgers. Both are worth any wait! Disappointed that the Tandoori was replaced with an extra charge seafood place, when there are already seafood options on board. All the kids enjoyed the Self Serve Ice Cream stations :) Disembarkation: A Hot Mess. We chose to self "express" debark, as we had an airport shuttle to catch at 10 am. Our Deck wasn't even called until almost 11, and the crowded, confused and ridiculous lines to wait in just to get to Deck 3 at that point were insane. Thankfully, the shuttle waited for us, but it took so long waiting for all their other passengers to disembark as well, it caused us to miss our flight (we should have had plenty of time, with an after 1pm flight). We instead had to take a connecting flight instead of a non stop, and didn't get home until after 2 am. With 3 kids who had been up early that morning to "express debark", it made for a very long day. In Summary: We get what we pay for. We got a great price for this family cruise, and didn't expect luxury standards by any means. The food is what we expected, the kids options were decent, entertainment staff were fun. But the amount of smokers and smoking areas, as well as the disembarkation mess left something to be desired. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We have done 8 cruises over the years, two with Celebrity and six with Carnival. This will most likely be our last cruise we ever do with Carnival. My husband and I sailed with our two children (7 and 10). We really noticed how much the ... Read More
We have done 8 cruises over the years, two with Celebrity and six with Carnival. This will most likely be our last cruise we ever do with Carnival. My husband and I sailed with our two children (7 and 10). We really noticed how much the food quality and service has went down over the years. We found the food in the main dining room is not anywhere near as good as it used to be. We were very disappointed. We did highly enjoy the steakhouse, and recommend that anyone who is sailing this cruise make a reservation there! It is well worth the extra money. There were other things we enjoyed, like the waterslides for the kids and the “Movies Under the Stars”. The comedy was great as well. We were mostly disappointed with the food on this cruise. We are foodies and were so excited to have the experience we have had in the past with Carnival and it just wasn’t good. One of the days, we were the first in line for food on the lido deck and thought it would be hot and fresh, and it was awful. Cold hard noodles that seemed to have been sitting there for an hour. The breakfast on the lido deck was awful too and don’t even get me started on the coffee. I am not one to complain and don’t normally leave reviews, but this experience was so disappointing I want to give others a heads up. Other cruise lines might be a bit more money but you get what you pay for. We’ll be trying something else next time or going back to Celebrity. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I must say I was hesitant about Carnival cruise lines. They have had more than their share of issues over the years HOWEVER The Carnival Breeze was an awesome experience!! I don't know where to begin.... The crew was everything ... Read More
I must say I was hesitant about Carnival cruise lines. They have had more than their share of issues over the years HOWEVER The Carnival Breeze was an awesome experience!! I don't know where to begin.... The crew was everything you'd expect from the top of the top cruise line. Always a smile,always a greeting,always eager to help in ANY way! The ship had a cleaning staff working indiscreetly at all times, This ship was immaculate from stem to stern. We were invited to tour the galley and taste test many dishes. The galley is Huge! Its runs like a fine watch. The stainless steel stations were polished and looked like new. Im so sorry I forgot the persons name who escorted us around. I do remember he was from India and employed by Carnival for 19 years. Amazing gentleman. The dining room staff was just as wonderful. Our thanks to Wes our dining waiter. Wes is married to another crew member who provides services in the spa. Our thanks to Robert (from Macedonia) he is new to the Carnival family, an outstanding crew member! Robert served us breakfast each morning. We looked forward to his smile and was kind enough to share some of his background in Macedonia. Robert is a folk dancer that travels with a group in his off time. We loved this young man! I absolutely loved this cruise!!! Least i forget the spectacular good bye show from the dining staff, Unforgettable! I truly believe the services rendered by this crew would be totally acceptable by even the President himself! Thank You once again and we will see each other again God Bless PS There were two issues. TV viewing stations are poor and I missed the nightly news. I dont consider CNN news worthy. 2nd issue I know you cant fix and that is the elevator service. Either more elevators or less people. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
A friend choose this cruise. We traveled on Carnival once before but it had been awhile. Ship was nice and very clean. Buffet should have a better salad bar and more items.Other food options were very good-buritto/taco bar, hamburger bar, ... Read More
A friend choose this cruise. We traveled on Carnival once before but it had been awhile. Ship was nice and very clean. Buffet should have a better salad bar and more items.Other food options were very good-buritto/taco bar, hamburger bar, barbeque, and Mongolian bar. Sea day 24 hour pizza was fantastic. Drinks were wonderful. Check out cucumber sunrise in alchemy bar or Lynchburg lemonade in serenity. I cannot say enough about staff from room stewatd, main doing room, and bartenders. Mango Kings and Travis were fantastic! I would encourage carnival to focus on the talent on ships like the ones I mentioned. We do not play trivia and production shows were not that good. Not due to entertainers but whoever planned the show. After seeing Million Dollar Quartet on Norwegian it would be difficult to compare. Jim Brick was the best comedian. His R show was funny without being so gross. Donkey was a great activuties director. I would encourage carnival to hire a good musician for the piano bar. That was another area that Norwegian out shines Carnival. Ports are very good amber cove we took a cataram excursion that was great. St Thomas excursion to St John-borh through ship and very good. Went to beach in Grand Turk. Water was wonderful. Walked into San Juan. At the information you can find info on free trolley. No need for excursion. I would go on this ship again and hope that carnival will continue to hire quality entertainers. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This is my third sailing with Carnival. I chose this Ship for its Itinerary and Ship Class. Embarking was normal. I used Go Port Canaveral for our transportation to and from the port from the airport and used Park 'N' Go to ... Read More
This is my third sailing with Carnival. I chose this Ship for its Itinerary and Ship Class. Embarking was normal. I used Go Port Canaveral for our transportation to and from the port from the airport and used Park 'N' Go to store our vehicle not too far from the Orlando Airport. Both were wonderful. We enjoyed all ports, and we had a balcony room 11248 which was quiet and clean. Greg was our room steward. He did a wonderful job the whole week. We dined in the MDR every night except for one night that we ate at the steak house. Leo and Roger were our waiters and they both were always pleasant and smiling. The food in the MDR was good. I was worried because of the previous reviews and I know I can be a food snob, but it was fine. The steak house was wonderful. I actually enjoyed better than the one on the Conquest. Entertainment was wonderful, Donkey did his job well. This boat did have more elderly on it but I think its because of the casino. It was no bother at all because there was plenty of events for people of all ages going on. I definitely would recommend this ship to anyone. We did an excursion at each port we booked thru carnival prior to sailing. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Every year a small group of us do a reunion around Thanksgiving time, usually on Carnival out of Port Canaveral which is the closest to my home (75 miles) I am Diamond status on Carnival with 49 cruises with them and 135 lifetime on all ... Read More
Every year a small group of us do a reunion around Thanksgiving time, usually on Carnival out of Port Canaveral which is the closest to my home (75 miles) I am Diamond status on Carnival with 49 cruises with them and 135 lifetime on all lines.Check in for luggage and Citizenship and sign and sail went quickly. the parking garage was less the 400 feet from the pier.. weather was perfect. no rough seas. all three of us elderly gentlemen , ages 85, 71 and 67 walk with canes. and had no problems with hallway obstructions. I was offered the use of wheelchair service to board and debark and was very happy with the offer. also, to go ashore in one port I had to borrow a wheelchair which one of my friends pushed for me and only had to give a $50 refundable deposit for its use and safe return. the local tender folks in Belize were also very helpful with the wheelchair as well. The dinners were all excellent, especially the night in Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse. The Chocolate buffet on the last day at sea was plentiful and tasty.. we did not go to the repeater parties. we did not buy any shore excursions. we didn't partake of any of the entertainment options as we felt they were too amplified for our taste and, honestly, we've all been "over-entertained" having grown up in NYC and Los Angeles.. Carnival corp has obviously made a deal with their cable company as there was only the Turner Networks package of tv shows and news on the in room tv. the selection of free movies was ok. they repeated the same 6 or 7 all week in rotation. the wi-fi package was only $119 for a whole week and one of us purchased it due to health issues and staying in touch with their concerned family. it worked well 98% of the time but response times on the in-house computer screens was notoriously slow like in the old 64K Dial up days. 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
Carnival Breeze Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 2.0 3.6
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.0

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