104 Carnival Breeze Cruise Reviews

For the ports visited that we wanted to go to and living in the midwest, Orlando was not too awfully far to go. Our embarkation was the fastest and smoothest we have ever had in my 19 cruises. This is due to the workings of the ... Read More
For the ports visited that we wanted to go to and living in the midwest, Orlando was not too awfully far to go. Our embarkation was the fastest and smoothest we have ever had in my 19 cruises. This is due to the workings of the Orlando port. Our cabin was an inside which is what we always get. Our dining was always at the main dining room, and it left a lot to be desired. It was the worst dining I ever had on any ship. Food was very overcooked, desserts like creme brule' was super sweet and grainy tasting.We did not eat in any of the specialty restaurants. a We were disappointed in the entertainment aspect as the main room show was a did, and when we went to the piano bar, there was no piano player. We did not travel with children. We will not cruise on the Breeze again. We did not have a meet and mingle because not enough signed up for it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Why did we choose this cruise? It was at a convenient time. We disembarked from Norwegian Breakaway and went directly over to Carnival Breeze on Feb.1 2020. The ship was way too cold with freezing air conditioning everywhere. The only ... Read More
Why did we choose this cruise? It was at a convenient time. We disembarked from Norwegian Breakaway and went directly over to Carnival Breeze on Feb.1 2020. The ship was way too cold with freezing air conditioning everywhere. The only escape from the cold was outside in the wind. We both got horrible colds. We noticed other people coughing a lot (so it was not just us). The quality of the food was poor. The dinners seemed to be pre-cooked somewhere else and then just heated up on the ship. Very limited choices of foods. Breakfast cereals were only for kids. All the fresh fruits were un-ripe. The endless lineups for breakfast hot foods were very frustrating. Volume levels of shows and muzak in general was way too loud. No original music in the Theater - only CDs. One country western duo from Australia was very good. SERVICE WAS GREAT (something good to say about the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the fact the Breeze was sailing from Port Canaveral. Embarkation went very well and we managed to get on the ship within 30 minutes of arriving at the port. Our previous sailings ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and the fact the Breeze was sailing from Port Canaveral. Embarkation went very well and we managed to get on the ship within 30 minutes of arriving at the port. Our previous sailings were on the Carnival Splendor and the Breeze offered a refreshing change from the "pink" décor of the Splendor, but that pretty much caps the positives of this cruise. We have always taken advantage of the steak house on Carnival ships and I'm glad we did it on the Breeze as well, because it was the best meal we had all week. Based on our previous experiences with Carnival, the food served in the Breeze dinning room and the Lido restaurant was more than disappointing. We had beautiful weather for our two sea days, and found a couple of spots on deck 10 to relax overlooking the main pool. Bar service where we were was none existent. We had one server come by in 5 hours to see if we wanted anything. Everyone including us gave up and went down to get our own beverages. Unfortunately, we had issues with our balcony stateroom as well. First, the room had a terrible odor of sewage in it. We thought it might be from the shower not draining, but even after maintenance staff cleared the drain, the smell continued for the entire cruise. Staff were apologetic, but they couldn't fix the problem. We ended up propping our balcony door open to exchange the air when we were in the room. Word of warning for everyone, you don't want to look up at the air conditioning vent above the bed! The amount of dust and dirt accumulated there will shock you. We asked our stateroom staff to clean it for us, and they did a great job of wiping the vent grill down. I would consider sailing with Carnival again, but I won' be booking another cruise on the Breeze. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
I sailed in December of 2019 to the Eastern Caribbean for 7 days on the Breeze - the fourth Carnival ship I have sailed on. Carnival Breeze was the roughest ride by far - the first two days we did up to 45 knots to get to our first port ... Read More
I sailed in December of 2019 to the Eastern Caribbean for 7 days on the Breeze - the fourth Carnival ship I have sailed on. Carnival Breeze was the roughest ride by far - the first two days we did up to 45 knots to get to our first port of call, and the entire Breeze wallowed, shook and rattled at that speed, which made sleeping difficult. The Breeze is not an attractive ship. It's interior is VERY plain and predominantly light yellow, and it's decorations are sparse and cheap looking. It feels like a floating Motel 6. The Breeze is a very loud ship - all of the music in all of the locations was just a little too loud and bounced off of it's hard plain walls. The Breeze was the dirtiest Carnival ship I have been on - the carpets had stains on them, spots of carpet powder that were never removed, and guests leaving food like shrimp tails and pizza crusts in weird public spots. I got the impression that the ship is just too big for the crew to keep up with. Summary - The Breeze will appeal to cruisers who enjoy the latest in entertainment and on-board activities, which were varied and impressive. The Breeze will not impress cruisers who value ambiance, and will prefer the lavish decor of ships like the Carnival Miracle, which encourage the guest to explore it just to see details. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
I've been cruising for 40 years, starting in 1978 on the emerald seas. I've taken over 40 cruises and am a gold carnival member. We took advantage of the many hotels that offer a park and cruise program where you can stay the ... Read More
I've been cruising for 40 years, starting in 1978 on the emerald seas. I've taken over 40 cruises and am a gold carnival member. We took advantage of the many hotels that offer a park and cruise program where you can stay the night before departure and leave your car in their parking lot and take a shuttle to the port. We swore off carnival a couple of years ago because of bad experiences, but the ports were interesting and this was the first "large" ship we sailed at 130,000 tons. Apparently Carnival has decided to attract a certain demographic that were the most disgusting group of human beings I've been locked on a ship with. Their foul language, rude behavior and no consideration for the kids and ladies was horrible. On deck 11 above the main pool area as we were sitting with new friends we met, this group next to us started fighting and yelling the MF words, F words and then one of them got up and yelled across the pool to someone saying "hey MF come over here". They kept up the foul language until I stood up and threatened to knock him out if hey didn't shut his mouth. Told him there were kids and ladies here and didn't need to talk like that. Carnival had no security around. On the last night in the atrium level 3 another gang started yelling profanities, this time the security team removed them, but they were back 30 minutes later. These groups would travel in packs and my wife was scared to move about the ship unattended. On formal or dress up night they let these gangsta's come into the dining room with baseball hats, shorts, wife beater shirts. Carnival never enforced the dress code or any behavior rules. That being said, we booked this cruise for our 17th anniversary. Embarkation was for the most part fast. They herd you like cattle, long lines for everything, there was a black long hair in my eggs, when we were at the second "formal" night our personal carnival cruise planer DJ Myrick arranged for a anniversary cake and they gave it to another couple who had no idea why they were receiving a cake. Not being deterred, they ate our cake. I gave the cabin an excellent rating because it was a outside ocean view deluxe which had plenty of room and a FULL BATH AND A HALF BATH. The picture window was big enough to watch the ocean as we sailed. if I had kids I would NEVER sail with this company until they clean up their act. One more thing, Carnival now rents scooters. Not exaggerating, there were 400 scooters running into people, clogging elevators, running into the back of your legs if you take to long in the food line, One kid was playing with a scooter, lost control and cleared out a table of people. People were so feeble our departure was delayed due to a medical emergency and when we were disembarking a lady fell out of her wheel chair clogging the only way out. They called the ship doctor and when he arrived he told the people helping that he was familiar with her. While in port at Grand Turk the sister ship Dream had a medical emergency and they had to life flight someone to St. Thomas. A cruise is not the place if you're not not able to walk and your health is such that you may have to be left in port. That's expensive and on you. What a total disaster and waste of my hard earned money. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
The ship was not the nicest, and housekeeping should do a better job of ensuring the cleanliness of the rooms. My nephew got injured on board the ship and bled a bit on the sheets, but the bed was remade with the bloody sheets even though ... Read More
The ship was not the nicest, and housekeeping should do a better job of ensuring the cleanliness of the rooms. My nephew got injured on board the ship and bled a bit on the sheets, but the bed was remade with the bloody sheets even though it was pointed out to the cleaning crew. Overall, the staff on board the Breeze were totally responsive, courteous and worthy of a four star rating. However, Carnival's customer service leaves a lot to be desired, and is pretty non-existent once you disembark from their ship. During a shore excursions with Carnival's Costa Maya partner my 13-year old son was attacked by a dog on the resort. All the staff, including the security, stood around watching but did nothing to stop the attack. The ship's doctor was very responsive when we got back on-board and recommended that we follow up with a series of rabies treatment since they did not store the medicines on board ship. On our return to the States, the county health department agreed and insisted that my son's wound be infiltrated with immunoglobulin (injections all around a 10-inch wound...lost count after the 9th shot). He then had to go back to the ER for 3 additional treatments with the rabies vaccine. Rabies is a serious disease that is almost always fatal if the proper precautions are not taken. However, since the immunoglobulin can only be administered in the emergency room in my county, the cost of treatment is not inexpensive. The savings in taking a less expensive cruise line is not far overshadow by the cost of his treatment. While I get that Carnival may not be ultimately responsible, one would think that they would have a clear means to address the safety of their customers with their partner organizations. I have asked Carnival repeatedly to direct me to the right authority. Each time, they reply with a generic message with yet another email address from which I get no response. I would caution anyone to be mindful of Carnival's callous disregard to ensuring the safety of its customers. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Usually good. Limited choices Poor quality, poor service in main dining room. Buffet cut choices by more than 1/2. Afternoon is a burger or pizza. Not a whole lot more. Long lines at buffet, pizza took forever to make. Long line as well ... Read More
Usually good. Limited choices Poor quality, poor service in main dining room. Buffet cut choices by more than 1/2. Afternoon is a burger or pizza. Not a whole lot more. Long lines at buffet, pizza took forever to make. Long line as well there. Deli: forget it. One person helping long line, and selections have changed. Found many areas dirty. Public bathrooms not cleaned enough. Ship showing its age. Rust around doors. Shows: well boring. Not the best. Not great for kids. Same show we saw on another Carnival cruise. Oh, but if you want to have stuff sold to you every minute, well then come on board. That they excel at. Will sell you anything and everything, and pushy to make you buy. Drinks were good, but some bars took quite a while to serve you. Hey not every Carnival cruise can be the best. This one did let me down in many ways. Hopefully we’ll give them a try again in the future. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Muster on day one was scheduled for 2:30, announced, and in documents. We sat, with other guests, waiting, for 45 minutes and it finally started at 3:15. Had to leave the room at about 2:45 because they hadn't scanned everyone in, ... Read More
Muster on day one was scheduled for 2:30, announced, and in documents. We sat, with other guests, waiting, for 45 minutes and it finally started at 3:15. Had to leave the room at about 2:45 because they hadn't scanned everyone in, then allowed back in to same room. Totally disorganized for a muster drill - luckily no icebergs in Caribbean. Carnival Breeze was totally dysfunctional. Queues for EVERYTHING, including 45 minutes on last day for 2 luggage tags. ALL passengers had to line up for their luggage tags (first time ever that we've not had tags delivered to the cabin). One buffet line for everything (had to join cooked, fruit, cereals etc line for one slice of toast). I got my croissant from continental buffet, asked where butter was and told I had to line up in cooked, fruit, cereal etc line with everyone else. Food was the worst we have ever had on any ship. Majority of the buffet was closed in the evenings. Had to speak to the maitre'd after observing the carvery person mopping his face, blowing his nose, then immediately picking up his knife to continue carving. Washbasin with sign saying "wash hands often" right behind him which he did NOT use. Very difficult ship to move around (other guests said same thing). Narrow walkways (with fake palm trees added in buffet area, to further restrict movement). Crew appeared stressed, very limited interaction with guests. Spa staff totally unfriendly, think we wasted our money on Thermal Suite. We had to wear purple wrist bands, but other guests (probably 80% - 90% without wristbands) appeared to be able to use facilities for free (no check-in ever, easy to just walk in). When we were given our wristbands on day one we were told Spa was on Deck 14 (that was total interaction with Spa staff). The aroma setting of the two rooms offering that didn't work. Both rowing machines in Fitness Center needed new batteries in console, told staff on day one, used machines throughout cruise but the batteries (despite assurances) were never replaced. There were two highspots for us on this cruise. One was Schwartz, the cruise director. He was outstanding. Without him this would not be a cruise we would have wanted our family to experience. The second highlight was Mahogany Bay and the Breeze was the only ship that met our date requirements.. We have been there twice previously and wanted to take our family there. We would never consider cruising on the Breeze again, there are so many other cruiselines to choose from. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Overcrowded cruise, pools wall to wall people, no way I would get in, had to wait in lines for food, water ice. Only one floor on the entire ship to get water, lemonade and tea. They give you tiny kid cups to drink from. Food was average. ... Read More
Overcrowded cruise, pools wall to wall people, no way I would get in, had to wait in lines for food, water ice. Only one floor on the entire ship to get water, lemonade and tea. They give you tiny kid cups to drink from. Food was average. The ship windows were dirty. Everything costs extra. If you buy a soda package for kids, they have go to the bar to get a soda, and carnival adds tips on everything. The staff were hard working, however this is clearly a mismanaged company with an owner who is only interested in making money. Don’t pay for the Wi-Fi, we added this and it only worked about a 20% of the time. Major overcrowding problems on this cruise. We’ve been on Disney and it was first class. The families we were with will never do Carnival again. Think twice before you book, I would not recommend. Posts were full of trash, Grand Turk beach and ocean had cups, trash about. Horses on island thin looked unhealthy. Other passengers told us they snorkeled to view trash and that Carnival had been fined for dumping trash in the ocean. Stateroom hot, we were told the temperature was within carnivals accepted range. They brought us fans. Halls often smelled of sewage. The owner of Carnival should go on this trip! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was supposed to be a celebration of my mom's 73rd Bday...also her first cruise. Disorganization, unprofessional, flat out liars for staff, and no rules about children being supervised enforced...here are examples: 1.Once on ... Read More
This was supposed to be a celebration of my mom's 73rd Bday...also her first cruise. Disorganization, unprofessional, flat out liars for staff, and no rules about children being supervised enforced...here are examples: 1.Once on board some staff instructed us to go to our cabin for our sea cards...the hallways are closed until 130pm...it was noon. 2.Announcement in the termainal that the maitre d would be available from noon to 3pm for dinner changes, questions...get to dining room to be told he's not available until 1pm. 3.Mom's luggage found our room before 2pm...mine ended up somewhere until 9pm-ish. 4.Lines at the buffet came from every direction, including from beneath my plate since some unsupervised kids decided they could get in line wherever they chose to. Not one staff member anywhere to send them back to their parents or the end of the line. 5.Kids running everywhere. I actually heard a mom tell her one kid not to leave his little brother alone...both kids were still elementary school aged (I know because after the mom left them I asked them). 6.Hot tubs ("spas" as CCL likes to call them) being used as pools by kids...floating inner tubes, jumping off the sides, and splash fights...yes, in hot tubs. 7. Received a coupon for a free 8X10 portrait and frame...tries to redeem and the Pixels employee said the coupon wasn't good until 4pm and to come back...this sounded ludicrous so I got back in another staff member line...yup, she just didn't know how to accept the coupon so she made up a story to not do her job. 8.Purchased a NY City panorama pic for $9.99 around 830pm...told to come back to pick it up between 1030-11pm (last night on ship, too)...got back to be told the printer was broken so I had stood in line for 40min to be refunded my money...not even a sorry accompanied this. 9. All the areas of a ship to have kids running around dancing and bopping balloons and CCL chose the Breeze Atrium bar floor so the parents could again let their unruly brats run wild while they drank. 10. It's a free for all to get off the ship at every port. Either hang out on deck 3 two hours before disembark or wait an hour after to avoid the pushing and shoving in the halls and on the stairs. 11. There is no rhyme or reason to where you start a port excursion. Just keep following everyone and pray it's your group. And be prepared to pay $15 for a locker at Dolphinaris and also $200+ for the pictures. Now the food...stick to Guy's Burgers because other than the shrimp cocktail in the main dining rooms the food is horrible. The show the staff put on in the dining room is fun to watch. The cabin is smaller than my college dorm room with even less storage and the balcony is the size of a closet. At least our steward, Dar, was friendly and attentive. The comedians were great. Didn't see any of the shows. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was my 3rd cruise, but first time with Carnival. We went as a group of 9 for a family vacation. Five in my group were new to cruising. The 5 children ranged in age from 6 y.o to 14 y.o. Unfortunately, everyone in the group ... Read More
This was my 3rd cruise, but first time with Carnival. We went as a group of 9 for a family vacation. Five in my group were new to cruising. The 5 children ranged in age from 6 y.o to 14 y.o. Unfortunately, everyone in the group returned extremely disappointed. The pools were remarkably small, barely larger than hot tubs, and were nowhere close to being able to accommodate the number of passengers on board. My husband and I weren't even interested in using the pools although we usually like to jump in. The casino took up an extremely large space and made the entire 5th floor smell like stale cigarette smoke. The casino actually took up more space than all THREE children's areas combined! My kids were so bored when we dropped them off at the child area, that they refused to go back. It actually took me 20 minutes to drop off my 2 kids, and another 20 waiting in line to pick them up an hour later. It was disheartening to not be able to drop them off to have fun so we could do "adult time". The lines for food were equally as frustrating. After our first stop in Amber Cove, hungry, exhausted passengers returned on board to find that only pizza and burgers were available to eat; resulting in lines that were excruciatingly long. This was pretty much the recurring theme each time we wanted to eat. This was even true for the buffet lines...when it was open. It is like they purposely timed the food areas to be shut down or at half staff during the most inappropriate/busy times. We had never experienced lines like this on our other cruises. Activities were mostly limited to sales, raffles and Bingo to encourage additional on-board spending. Two soccer tournaments were offered, but were limited to 18+. The one craft we attended was so short that the workers were actually taking supplies out from under my 6 y.o. daughter's hands to put them away. How disappointing. We enjoyed the live music, especially Liz and Lucas, who were AMAZING! I wish there would have been more on board to do other than just sitting in a bar listening to music. Even though we loved the band, we would have liked more family time on our family vacation. The 2 teens in our group actually enjoyed hanging out with new friends. The 13-15 y.o. teen area facilitated the opportunity for them to all meet, but after 2 days they preferred to spend most of their time as a group outside of the monitored area. There were some positives on our cruise. As I mentioned before, music by Liz and Lucas was amazing. Our group all liked the port locations; especially Grand Turk and San Juan. We would have loved to spend more time in both places. Despite frequent long lines, Guy's Burgers, the BBQ place, 24/7 ice cream and the pizza place were delicious. We also liked the burrito shack. Red Frog pub had board games available that entertained us for an hour or so. My children liked the water slides when they were available, but they were always done within 30-45 minutes. The adults used the workout area and were pleased to find plenty of cardio and weight lifting equipment available during both visits. Overall, the combination of minimal pool space, constant lines for food, lack of activities and boring childrens' areas, we will NEVER consider returning to Carnival. The negatives outweighed the positive by a HUGE margin. Our cruise was pretty much only enjoyable while we were off the ship or listening to Liz and Lucas. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
7 day Exotic Western Caribbean,we thought it was going to be fun only a few ports were nice and ones we really liked was to "short" pulled in at 7:00 am and back on board by 1:00 pm ?? not long enough .the food was alright not ... Read More
7 day Exotic Western Caribbean,we thought it was going to be fun only a few ports were nice and ones we really liked was to "short" pulled in at 7:00 am and back on board by 1:00 pm ?? not long enough .the food was alright not the best choices and some cut backs from what we got on other trips.out of 7 days we had tv for 2 days the rest was a tv that said it was loading info and stayed that way till we got back home.the last day they did give us a break on our room billing for the steak house which by the way was the best ever,the food was out of this world and sooooo good ! i would good back for sure it was worth the $38.00.Entertainment was poor and over acted almost like they were mouthing to sound track....not sure of it, but we were on the carnival magic last year same entertainment on this ship and found it boring .the casino was really bad for smoking my eyes burned and found it not so good for non-smokers .internet speed very poor during peak hours and will take for forever to load and then will say timed out.....Disembarkation went well. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
In my opinion this cruise was not worth the amount I spent. I have sailed with Carnival 1 other time and it was the worst experience of my life and I almost never went on a cruise again after that. Last year we tried Royal Caribbean for ... Read More
In my opinion this cruise was not worth the amount I spent. I have sailed with Carnival 1 other time and it was the worst experience of my life and I almost never went on a cruise again after that. Last year we tried Royal Caribbean for the first time and loved it and this year I decided to give Carnival another chance. My mistake. I went with my boyfriend and 2 other couples so there was 6 of us in total. To begin, the embarkation process was smooth and quick as well as disembarkation. When we got to the room it was very small with no place to even put our suitcases to get them out of the way. I went on RC cruise line last year and the cabins were much bigger. This is not my main concern. Dining times were filled up so fast we had no choice but to choose 8:15 which was very late to eat dinner. Also, it was the prime time for many events so we either missed the events or we missed dinner. The activities and entertainment were a lot of fun for all ages. The comedians were very funny and the deck parties were a blast. Our entertainment director, Schwartz, was very entertaining and really made the whole cruise a lot more enjoyable. The service was great. Most people were very helpful and friendly and remembered names. We did an excursion at St. Thomas and we did the Turtle Cove snorkel. It was AMAZING and I would highly recommend doing this excursion. Grand Turk was very busy as there were multiple boats there so the beach was packed before we even got off the ship. There were no chairs anywhere so we had no choice but to go to the pool. Puerto Rico was a port I have been to before. Lots of little shops and places set up selling things but other than that there was not much to do. The next topic is the things that bothered me most. My boyfriend and I bought the endless bubbles package. It was not endless. You could only get a drink if you were sailing unless you wanted to pay taxes. The package did not include a cup to refill. You had to stand and wait at the bar to get a drink. Also, if you were thirsty after 2am it was water or nothing. There was no way of getting a drink at night because all of the bars closed and that was the only way to get a drink. Also, every bar closed at about 12-1 am except the casino bar. So if you wanted a drink you had to go all the way down to the casino until they closed at 2 as well. We did not get our use out of our drink package at all and a lot of people we talked to did not even buy the drink package but were still being served drinks. The buffet hours were very weird and things opened and closed at weird times. The only thing open late was pizza which sucked. The food itself was not great. The food choices at dinner were horrible. The desserts at dinner were horrible as well. The buffet was hit or miss but for the most part it was not too bad. The desserts at the buffet were great. The burger joint was probably the best food on the entire boat. Lastly, the picture situation. They took amazing pictures so we wanted to buy all of them like we did on RC. There was absolutely no option to buy all of our pictures. If we wanted them all it was $600. On Royal Caribbean for $300 we got all of our pictures on a flash drive that we got to take home with us. Overall, our experience was not great. We will not be sailing with Carnival again and will be going back to Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We were treated poorly at the station we were at to get on the ship. Just very poor from a couple of personnel on the ship to two poor on-shore trips. Not real happy with the cruise director, and how games and fun was handled and how they ... Read More
We were treated poorly at the station we were at to get on the ship. Just very poor from a couple of personnel on the ship to two poor on-shore trips. Not real happy with the cruise director, and how games and fun was handled and how they handled themselves. Our on shore trips in St. Thomas and the Dominican Republic were sub-par. The trip to the beach in St. Thomas was not a good trip, and we didn't have time to do what we signed up for in the Dominican. The recreation areas on top of the ship were excellent. The rooms were fine, the food was fine, and most of the crew was fine. I'm an art collector of local art, and I purchased some really good native pieces at each port. All this being said, we have traveled Carnival a couple of times, and we felt this was the worst outing so far. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
This was our 6th cruise on 4 different cruise lines. We typically travel as a family group and this trip we had 5 rooms with individuals ranging from 17 to 70. THE GOOD: FASTER TO THE FUN It took just a few minutes to get on the ... Read More
This was our 6th cruise on 4 different cruise lines. We typically travel as a family group and this trip we had 5 rooms with individuals ranging from 17 to 70. THE GOOD: FASTER TO THE FUN It took just a few minutes to get on the boat and was well organized. Getting the tenders first was also good and if you need off the quickly you get priority as well but that means a 6:30am or 7:30am departure otherwise you have to wait for your deck. OUR ROOMS 10224, 10226, 10220, 10230 were 2 balcony rooms and 2 inside rooms and 12224 which was a spa balcony room. The rooms iincluding the inside rooms were a very good size. The rooms had nice storage space and the bathrooms were good size as well. We all felt the beds were comfortable and our family in the spa suite like the extra pool that was available to them. OUR ROOM Steward. Very accomidating and kept our rooms neat and tidy. ROOM SERVICE. Always timely DECK 5 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST- there never seems to be many people and its super easy to get. Some of our group went everyday even though our rooms were on the Lido deck. COMEDY SHOWS- Overall we enjoyed them except that no one under 18 was admitted. STEAKHOUSE- We went as a group of 6 and the food was good. We had an ackward table in a back corner which made it difficult for the wait staff to serve the food/fill glasses/etc. PIG & ANCHOR- Nice BBQ. Great flavor. Some of the bark pieces were very very peppery. Nice assortment of sause. GUYS BURGERS- Good and busy. Great for a quick lunch. PIZZA ON DECK 10- Really good thin crust pizza. THE OK: ROOM FURNISHINGS-Getting to our room some items were missing and had to be asked for. Ice bucket, TV Guide, no room service menu, remote didn't work, etc. ROOM SERVICE PIZZA- Skip it and get the pizza from the back of the boat on deck 10. You'll pay $5 to have it delivered and its not as good, just OK. DINING ROOM BAR SERVICE- Our bar service in the dining room was ok. He called us by name and after a few days remembered what we liked to drink with dinner. COMMUNICATION- It seems like the cruise wants you to rely on their APP on your cell phone to figure out wants going on in addition to the daily flyer. There were few announcements about upcoming activities. ON BOARD SHOPS- Small but have the usual stuff. CASINO- OK Size have most of the newer penny games could be quite packed. BUFFET FOOD- Just ok. There is nothing special here but its quick and easy THE BAD: BEVERAGE STATIONS IN BUFFET- They need to have a different set up with the coffee and /juice and cups. Basically one person at a time can get coffee and juice. If the person ahead of you is getting juice and you want coffee you have to wait as there is no room. Quite often they are out of service or empty as well. DINING ROOM Service. Normally I look forward to dining in the main dining rooms. Its where our group of 10 gets together after spending the day apart and tells about our day. But what I look forward to is that feeling of being indulged. Geat food coupled with great service. There was none of that this trip. When we would get the the table promptly at 6 we would get handed a menu and asked what we wanted to order. It seemed like they expected us to have previewed the menu before dinner and be able to give an instant answer. Our waiter never introduced himmself, called us by name, or explained the menu items. GUEST SERVICES- We had some visa,mastercard, AMEX gift cards we wanted to apply to our balance and the guest services desk could not figure out how to do it. So a $50 gift card they charged $41. A $100 gift card they charge $80 to and did several pre-authorization on a well. I just expected that guest services would have been able to apply a payment to our account. THE UGLY: The SEAFOOD SHACK that you pay extra for at the back of the boat was awful. We got 2 platters which were mixed cod, clams, calimari, deep fried shrimp. These were all over cooked. There was so much grease on the cod fish it puddled on the platter. My son ordered the snow crab and instead got some realy small tan crabs. When they came out we reviewed with the worker that we wanted snow crab. He just kept saying this i crab and when we finally got him to understand it wasn't SNOW Crab he told us they were out. The little crabs were awful. First its going to take you hours to eat it since you get very little meat out of each piece. Then, the shell gets in the little bit of meat you get. NOT WORTH IT. The worker came by and asked us why we were not eating it. We explained it was awful and he just kind of shrugged. We went to guest services afterward to explain we were not excited about paying for those meals and they took our info and said someone would contact us. Apparently the chef called and spoke to another member of our party and kept the charge for the food but removed the gratuity charge. NOT A SATISFACTORY OUTCOME. SUCKS TO BE 17. Our youngest member was the only person under 18. We did not realize that the cruise would not allow him to go to the evening shows even when escorted by his parents. The crew gave him such a hard time the fisrt night we wanted to see the comedy club he ended up not coming to any late shows. That means he was left out of our groups after 9pm activities. He spent most evenings in his room or else someone else from our group kept him company. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
The Carnival Breeze is basically the floating version of Guy Fieri: Loud, obnoxious, garish, overstuffed and cheap. After a decade in use, the Breeze needs to be dry docked and spruced up -- it's showing its age. The smoking areas ... Read More
The Carnival Breeze is basically the floating version of Guy Fieri: Loud, obnoxious, garish, overstuffed and cheap. After a decade in use, the Breeze needs to be dry docked and spruced up -- it's showing its age. The smoking areas are WAY too big and poorly positioned. The casino is right in the middle of the ship and is basically a poison cloud. Lots of lunch options on the Breeze. The Guy Fieri burger bar is actually decent, but I refuse to visit Flavortown on principle. Blue Iguana is OK, not great, and the same goes for Pizza Pirate. The Guy Fieri Pig and Anchor BBQ is utter trash, but then again, what fool thinks you can smoke meat effectively in the middle of the ocean? Mongolian BBQ and pasta bar are generally the two best bets for lunch. Food in the main dining room has been declining for years and is now largely terrible -- underseasoned, steam table junk that often arrives at room temp. Servers are still great but seem much more overworked. Your only other dinner options are the steak house (pretty good, but difficult to book a table); the Lido Buffett (lousy and crowded with kids and people who don't know how to behave in public); the Seafood Shack (you pay full price, essentially, for mediocre crab legs and bad lobster rolls) and the Italian restaurant, which is hit or miss. One of Carnival's biggest problems, I hate to say, is its clientele. At this price point, you're getting a LOT of drunks and people with atrocious/non-existent manners. I'm talking about yelling at service staff over trivial things, cutting in line, coughing without covering mouths etc. I know, you're probably dismissing me as some kind of snob -- but this was my 6th Carnival cruise, so my proletariat credentials are rock solid. I'm not saying Carnival should target the Vichyssoise and formal dance program set, but it would be nice if 25-percent of the ships guests weren't riding mobility scooters and stuffing next month's disability check into the slot machine. Entertainment was brutal. I did appreciate the fact that the woman who emceed "Friends Trivia" was so obvious in her contempt for us. Her sarcasm and dripping disdain for the ship's guests was an interesting contrast to the humble, ingratiating service offered by everyone else. It PROBABLY has something to do with the fact that she's American and doesn't rely on passenger gratuities for support her entire family. Cabin was clean and our steward was great. Service, in general, is usually very good on Carnival ships. It's unfortunate that so many cheap people assume that because the gratuities are built it, it absolves them from and further tipping. If you can't afford to give your main dining room servers or cabin steward a bonus at the end of the cruise -- bare minimum -- then you can't afford to cruise. Carnival does need to adjust its gratuity system, however, It makes zero sense to have a tip line for the cashier at the candy store (who does nothing except ring you out) and no tip line for the staff at the jewelry store (who spend a lot of time advising guests on purchases). I'd suggest tipping in cash rather than adding it to your receipt, as there is no guarantee that the tip actually goes to the person serving you. Port Canaveral has embarkation down to a science, but debarkation is only smooth if you're at the bottom of the boat. If you're at the top, you might have to wait hours until your floor is called. Would I sail the Breeze again? I can't rule it out entirely. If I suffer some kind of temporary amnesia -- or if Guy Fieri agrees to be my personal room steward and cabin butler -- I might agree. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
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
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
We have cruised many times with Carnival and been happy until this cruise on the Breeze. Our room stewards were the worst we've ever had - missing doing our room; no toilet paper; not replacing glasses, etc. It was very surprising ... Read More
We have cruised many times with Carnival and been happy until this cruise on the Breeze. Our room stewards were the worst we've ever had - missing doing our room; no toilet paper; not replacing glasses, etc. It was very surprising and disappointing. We also found the food was of poor quality. There were the same salads in the Lido deck all week at both lunch and dinner. The dining room staff was great but because of the poor food quality we choice to go with the Lido deck but the quality there wasn't any better unfortunately. Most - not all - bar staff were very indifferent. Every other Carnival Cruise we have been very happy with the staff friendliness and helpfulness but not this cruise. Itinerary was good and comedians were awesome. Embarkation as a Platinum member was awesome very quick. Debarkation was self assist and also very quick. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Cruised with a group of six couples. The ship was beautiful, well maintained and clean. Long lines for food. No reservations available for the pay steak house for the duration of the cruise. No food after 10 or 11pm except for pizza, which ... Read More
Cruised with a group of six couples. The ship was beautiful, well maintained and clean. Long lines for food. No reservations available for the pay steak house for the duration of the cruise. No food after 10 or 11pm except for pizza, which there is always a long wait for. Witnessed a fight while waiting in line for pizza at 2pm. The food in the main dining room and buffet were generic and sub par. The wait staff were excellent. The balcony room was clean and comfortable. Entertainment was good. Shore excursions and ports of call were disappointing as best (Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Costa Maya). You had to hire a ride, bus or pay for an excursion to go to any beaches or diving experiences. The one excursion we paid for in Costa Maya was cancelled due to contracted operational issues. We paid for another excursion that brought us to a filthy beach/pool. I would not book this cruise again or sail to any of these ports of call again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was our first cruise for our family. Everything was going great up until the 3rd day. That night I woke up with stomach pains and was pretty much sick for the rest of trip. My family enjoyed it, but after about 5 days, we were ready ... Read More
This was our first cruise for our family. Everything was going great up until the 3rd day. That night I woke up with stomach pains and was pretty much sick for the rest of trip. My family enjoyed it, but after about 5 days, we were ready to come home (especially sick me). Our room steward was amazing! He did a great job making sure our room was clean every day. The wait staff at the restaurants was great as well. Always very pleasant and polite, very helpful. The ship itself smelled like sewer pretty much the entire trip. There was a lingering smell we could not get away from, even if we were out by the pool. Speaking of pool, there needs to be more pools. Two pools for the entire boat is not enough. During peak hours, we were all squeezed in there like sardines. The jacuzzi’s jets were not working, the water would not bubble and there was no way to turn it on. Not one time did I see them clean it and it did not smell like chlorine, so I’m a little suspicious about that. We probably won’t be going back on a cruise with Carnival. Not worth the money for the package. The excursions were fun, but beware, the pictures on then website are deceiving. Pros: Sit down dinner with wait service is included in the price, you eat and walk out. We didn’t have to do buffet all the time. Staff is amazing, very well trained and extremely courteous. Alcoholic drinks are served generously. Crew tries very hard to keep you entertained - at all times. Purchasing bottled water was worth every penny, and it’s very inexpensive - I recommend this. Casino was fun, but boy do the slots get you. Water attractions are fun for the kids Cons: Bad sanitation; lingering sewer smell was annoying Sickness: I got sick on my 3rd day. A stomach bug of some kind. Gross. Food from the the buffet is B.A.D. Tastes terrible, definitely not fresh (its expected?). Small pools, they get crowded fast. Will we do it again? Yes, but on a shorter trip and with another cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This was our 8th cruise and our entire party was dissapointed with the “lack” of friendly service that we are use to with Carnival cruises lines. Days before the cruise, we were contacted that the cruise was full and would we be ... Read More
This was our 8th cruise and our entire party was dissapointed with the “lack” of friendly service that we are use to with Carnival cruises lines. Days before the cruise, we were contacted that the cruise was full and would we be interested in upgrading to a suite. This was exciting because we had always talked about we would like to upgrade someday-so here was our chance. So for a small fee-we took the upgrade. -Room-The ocean suite was great, we really enjoyed the balcony and room size! -Staff-The first evening we dined in the Saphire dining room and the main server had seemed annoyed were even there. When he finally brought the dessert menu and asked if anyone wanted anything, before we could answer-he just walked away and didn’t return. As far as our room attendant, we usually are introduced the first day-we didn’t meet him until day three. In the casino, there were several dealers with attitude and rather than having fun with talking with everyone-again, it felt like we were an annoyance. Upon leaving the ship, which was stated at 7am-we didn’t leave until an hour and a half. While waiting in line to leave We over heard three of the staff members talking about how stupid some of the guests were and how they couldn’t believe some people. Which I’m sure they do become tired of certain personality types, but in order to maintain a professional appearance-they may want to say those kind of comments to be expressed behind closed doors. -Food-usually we have been very satisfied with the quality of food and once again-we were dissapointed over-all. The only decent experience was Guy Fierre’s burger joint. All other encounters just weren’t very good. Over-All-Though we have chosen to go through Carnival for many years now, we all agreed we will definitely look for another cruise line with friendlier staff and better food. Sadly, I don’t believe we will be using Carnival again for a long time-if ever. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
My wife and I went on a family cruise with our son and his family. Our ports were Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Two excursions 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman and Mr. Sanchos at Cozumel. Both were very enjoyable. Embarkation and ... Read More
My wife and I went on a family cruise with our son and his family. Our ports were Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Two excursions 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman and Mr. Sanchos at Cozumel. Both were very enjoyable. Embarkation and Disembarkation was smooth. No real problems. However, the food and service in the dining room (blush dining) was extremely disappointing. I would rate it very poor. Example was Filet Mignon night. 6 people at the table. Not one was cooked correctly. They were ordered medium rare to medium, each one was too rare. One steak was sent back 3 times and was never correct. One evening 45 minutes to get dessert. We were the only ones left in the dining room. We finally gave up the dining room and went to the buffet which was average. This was our second cruise with Carnival and it will most certainly be our last! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We had a balcony and inside room and compared to Norwegian, these were large. Old Tv and very slow service on the tv. The employees were very nice. The steak and seafood restaurant are to die for. Order the oysters at the seafood ... Read More
We had a balcony and inside room and compared to Norwegian, these were large. Old Tv and very slow service on the tv. The employees were very nice. The steak and seafood restaurant are to die for. Order the oysters at the seafood restaurant and the artwork desert. Very cool presentation. We traveled with 4 teenagers 15-17 and they were bored a large portion of the time. Not enough for them to do. Pools were too full and the water slide lines extremely long. They close the basketball court from 530-1130 daily and all the games are 18+ (for dodgeball??) there was a bad smell a good portion of the time off the back of the boat. Massage was $180 and pedicure $85 before tip. Buffet had the same food each day which got old fast. The shows were good but Hasbro for example, was all about small children. My teens got bored quickly. Would recommend another boat or cruise line for traveling with teenagers. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This was my second cruise (both Carnival), and after enjoying the first so much, I was greatly looking forward to being on an even bigger, newer ship. The experience, unfortunately, was pretty lackluster. Embarkation and debarkation ... Read More
This was my second cruise (both Carnival), and after enjoying the first so much, I was greatly looking forward to being on an even bigger, newer ship. The experience, unfortunately, was pretty lackluster. Embarkation and debarkation went smoothly--much more so than my last visit a few years ago, so I was happy with that. There was standing in long lines, yes, but the lines moved pretty quickly and we got cycled through in about thirty minutes. Ship: The ship is beautiful and has nice interior decoration--it's not over-the-top or gaudy like some of the older ships. Everywhere we went though, especially decks 10, 11, and 12 where people like to lay out and watch the ocean, were PACKED. My husband and I tried many times to find open lounge chairs, doing full laps of all decks, and none were available. So many people "claimed" loungers with their towels or other items, then left. There simply aren't enough chairs for everyone to claim one all day, or even hours at a time. Cabin: This was my first time having a balcony. I was on deck nine, mid-ship. In the future, I'll go lower! The room felt like it was rocking most of the time. Having a balcony made the room seem so much bigger (I mean, it WAS bigger than an interior room, but a lot of it had to do with the light coming in). During this sailing, the wind was so strong that we weren't often able to enjoy the deck, but there were a few days we were able to sit out there together and enjoy it. I think in the future I'd rather put the extra money of a balcony cabin toward something else, but I'm glad to have tried it! Dining: I was really let down by the food. Breakfast in the main dining room and Lido were pretty good--no complaints there, food-wise (okay, except the eggs). There was a pretty good selection of the usual fare--fruit, yogurt, milk, cereal, eggs (powdered and pretty awful), bacon, some version of sausage or ham, and usually either pancakes, french toast, or waffles. The coffee is just terrible, and the hot chocolate machines didn't seem to be mixing the hot water with the chocolate powder right; often, the hot chocolate was nothing more than hot water with a very slight brownish haze. Lunch in Lido had decent variety, but the food quality usually wasn't very good. Guy's Burgers is good, I didn't care for Pizza Pirate at all, Pig and Anchor was alright, and the deli counter that served sandwiches was slow but good. I only ate dinner in the main dining room once. I ordered a steak, medium-well, and received a briquette. I don't mind a little char, but it was pretty much charcoal through and through. Fahrenheit 555 is nice. I'm a gal with simple tastes, so some of the things were a little fancy for me, but I managed to find things in every course that sounded good, and my husband (much more adventurous than me where food is concerned) loved the opportunity to try beef tartare. The steaks were HUGE and well-cooked. Well worth the $35 pp charge. Cucina del Capitano was also really good, and a good value. The fare there comes with far less presentation than the steakhouse, but that suited me just fine. $15 pp, and money well spent. Dinner in Lido is... awful. There was a single line worth of selection (okay, technically two, but it mirrored the first line, so there wasn't anything different). I think Carnival is really pushing their specialty dining by not offering much in the buffet area. By dinner time, Guy's Burgers is closed, so several times I opted for a sandwich. It was a little disappointing. The dessert bar featured good, fresh fruit (pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew), but the desserts themselves were hit and miss. Often, things touted as "cake" were more like a gelatin dessert. The cheesecake, when available, was good. The chocolate cake was more frosting than cake though :-/ Entertainment and Activities: The show "Flick" was really, really good.There were comedians every night, usually performing two shows, and though I only made it to one performance, it was really good. I didn't even mind standing up in the back--but I recommend arriving early for those who do! Cruise Director Lee is funny and personable. There's lots of evening/night entertainment. Morning/afternoon entertainment, on the other hand, is lacking. This ship just seemed to have too many people on it, so for the few activities during the day that didn't feature a sales pitch, there were a ton of people. Daytime activities were things along the lines of trivia, bingo, and lots and lots of things to try and get you to buy and spend. Being a non-gambler meant I had a lot of free time during the day, and since there was no space to sit outside and enjoy the day or a book or my husband's company, we were often left roaming, bored, looking for things to do. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Carnival Breeze Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness & Recreation 4.0 N/A
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursions 4.0 N/A
Enrichment Activities 2.0 N/A
Service 5.0 4.2
Value for Money 5.0 N/A

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