344 Carnival Breeze Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise for the ports and mid winter break. The disembarkation at the ports was excellent. That could not be said for the end of the cruise at Port Canaveral. Apparently there were issues with the gangplank having to be ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the ports and mid winter break. The disembarkation at the ports was excellent. That could not be said for the end of the cruise at Port Canaveral. Apparently there were issues with the gangplank having to be reset. After cruising on the Spirit, the Sunshine and the Paradise I would say this one fell short in both the food choice & preparation in the lido buffet, the cabin service and the dinning room service. We had a terrific time and enjoyed ourselves despite the slamming cabin doors, the marijuana wafting over our balcony, not meeting our cabin stew or being asked about cabin service preferences for am or pm, forgotten dinning room main orders and missing after dinner coffees. Compared to the outstanding service on the Paradise these made the cruise lack luster. I thought the CD was very good. We didn't see any shows but did go to the comedy club and the marriage game.. Arriving 30 minutes before any show is a necessity as seating fills fast. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We selected this cruise so that we could revisit Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. The Breeze was resently refurbised and the decor was far nicer that any Carnival ship that we have been on. It had muted and tasteful colors which is a ... Read More
We selected this cruise so that we could revisit Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. The Breeze was resently refurbised and the decor was far nicer that any Carnival ship that we have been on. It had muted and tasteful colors which is a departure from their usual scheme. The food was also far better than we've previously experienced. We were pleased with all of our meals and service. Instead of the standard early or late seating, we chose Your Time dining. We would reserve on the App and our table was ready by the time we went downstairs to the restaurant. Our balcony room as spacious and very nice. We are normally very happy with the evening entertainment but this particular cast was subpar. There was only one female vocalist that was on pitch. The dancing was fine. We also enjoyed a violin trio that played covers of popular songs and movie themes. One night we listened to the 88 Keys program and it was awful. The warm up entertainer could not sing or play and we were actually embarrassed for him. The main act that followed was silly and we left. The Beginner Scuba on Cozumel excursion was fantastic. It also counted toward PADI certification. I was thrilled with it. Mahogany Bay beach on Roatan was riduculously overcrowded and we ended up leaving. The snorkeling excursion in Belize was a fantastic water experiece but it was 4.5 hours on a boat with no toilet facilities or shade in the 95 degree heat. The snorkel sites were fantastic but it was an hour back and forth to it on a boat with no facilities. The only way into the water was to jump off the side which meant that my mother in law was stuck on the boat with no company or staff remaining behind. We used a simple gunwale swim ladder to board which was impossible for older participants. But all in all, this was the best Carnival ship that we've been on. To summarize our only complaints had to do with the live entertainment in the main theater and our snorkeling excursion. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was our first cruise and one of our last family vacations before our oldest goes to college. We chose the week of President's day because NY has the week off for winter break. The itinerary was also a deciding factor for the ... Read More
This was our first cruise and one of our last family vacations before our oldest goes to college. We chose the week of President's day because NY has the week off for winter break. The itinerary was also a deciding factor for the cruise. It was the Eastern Caribbean with port stops in Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan-PR, and Grand Turk. Weather was warm and sunny. There was always high winds on sea day so that prevented us from entirely enjoying the lido deck. There were A LOT of kids due to the break but that didn't impact our enjoyment at all. Ship was very clean and at full capacity according to the CD. I never felt overcrowded but we didn't hang out on Lido all the time. Staff was cleaning and they even painted the hull (?) during our port days in Amber Cove and St. Thomas. Public bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Fun shops were okay. Casino was the only negative. So smoky!!! It drifted out of the casino into the atrium and ocean plaza. There were small ionizer within the casino and it actually was less smoky when you walked through the casino. I did not see any ionizers outside the casina and there should be because the stench was unbearable on sea days in the atrium. Cabin was a Cove balcony on deck 2. We had connecting cabins for our family and two bathrooms and more room saved us from many arguments. Luggage can be stored under beds and there were three closets. two for hanging and one had open shelves. Steward's name is Carmina. She was so kind and friendly. Did a great job!! Food was plentiful. We didn't reserve any specialty dinning. We had Any Time Dining and were assigned the Sapphire dinning room. On the Carnival Hub app you can reserve at your leisure but can't request a table or server. the wait was never more than 10 minutes. The MDR service was alway great. We never had the same servers but they were all excellent. Buffet was okay. Mongolian Wok made to order was excellent. Guy's Burgers were very good. We ate pasta Cucina del Capitano for lunch and it was delicious (upcharge for dinner but not lunch), Pig and Anchor was very good. I had pulled pork and mac & cheese that was yummy. Entertainment was good. Comedy was good. Went twice because the times were conflicting with Ovation theater productions and by the time you walked to Lime Light theater it was standing room only. Band in Ocean Plaza had a very good. The band called Quite My Tempo & Nice Brass was excellent and the female singer was fantastic. The Piano Bar was the only major disappointment. We tried him twice and both times it was not good. Craig was the name. Nice guy but not gregarious. The violin trio in the atrium is another great act. There were others that we didn't see but overall music is very plentiful. Cruise Director was Leigh. He is from Australia so the accent had me at "hello". Great with kids and had the type of humor that I like. Port and Shore Excursion were the highlight of our trip: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic - Very nice port and had our passport stamped here. We did a non-Carnival excursion with Marysol Tours to Damajagua Falls. It was so much fun and I highly recommend both the tour company and tour. We also hired the paparazzi and it was well worth the $50+tip. We had over 150 pictures and 10 videos. St Thomas - Beautiful and still recovery from the hurricanes. We did a non-Carnival tour with Godfrey Tours included open bus ride of the City and Beach Break at Sapphire Beach. Again, the tour was good and highly recommend the tour and Godrey. San Juan PR - My favorite port. We walked to the visitors center (across from CVS) and they mapped a walk. So fun!! Went to Barrichina's for lunch and Pina Coladas, walked to the fort and Governor's mansion. Grand Turk - Did a beach day. Elation was in port before us and the free area was too crowded. We walked to Shark Reef Bar and rented 4 loungers and two umbrella's for $30. We just swam in the clear water, had drinks (very expensive compared to even Carnival) and toured the port area. I stuck up a conversation with a guest from Elation that did a snorkel tour and really enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Breeze for 7 days in February 2020. We had warm and sunny weather, but the winds were high resulting in the ship being very rocky the majority of the trip. I'm talking like losing your ... Read More
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Breeze for 7 days in February 2020. We had warm and sunny weather, but the winds were high resulting in the ship being very rocky the majority of the trip. I'm talking like losing your footing in hallways and the being physically rocked to sleep in your bed. We had to take nausea medication daily. We talked to people who have been on 20+ cruises and they even said this had been the rockiest cruise they had been on. The ship was great! The staff were phenomenal! The ship was very clean and nice. The only downfall is we felt like the cigarette smoke from the casino really carried through the ship and through the lobby area. The food was delicious as expected. We did our time dining and were always able to be seated within 10 minutes. Tables are close to others, but it was a nice way to meet other people. The Sushi from Bonsai is amazing! We found that the buffet often had the same dishes that were served for dinner in the main dining room. We also found that each end/side of the buffet had one or two items that were different, so make sure you check out both sides before grabbing your plate. On board entertainment was fantastic! The Motor City show was my favorite, but all of the shows were great! We found that the time from 7:45 PM to 10 PM, there was not a lot going on for on board activities. We ended up going to bed a little earlier some nights because there was a huge gap in activities. The main entertainment shows end between 7:45- 8 PM and then the comedy club doesn't start until 10:15 PM. We also learned to get to the comedy club 45 minutes early if you want a seat! The ports were good. Amber Cove is just shopping and a huge pool with water slide. We walked around the shops, got our passport stamped, and lounged by the pool for a little bit, but then went back onto the ship to eat and find a spot by the pool before everyone got back on the ship. In St. Thomas, we did the Sapphire Beach Snorkel excursion through Carnival. The beach was beautiful, but the snorkeling was not great. Too many people and nothing to see when snorkeling. The wind was high so there were bigger waves so not sure if this affected what was seen when snorkeling. Puerto Rico was amazing! We just walked around the city for most of the day. There were a lot of "homeless" people begging for money here. You can walk right off the ship into the city. Grand Turk was beautiful! The winds finally let up so we had the best beach day! There are some umbrellas that are free, but the locals have set up their chairs and umbrellas closer to the water. We paid $40 for two chairs and umbrella for the day. They are really pushy to get to you pay for chairs and umbrellas. The water is crystal clear and perfect. It does get pretty crowded with two cruise ships in port. We were lucky to be the first ship at the port. Next time, we would walk down to Jack's Shack right away to get our jerk chicken as once the second ship is in port, the line is extremely long. Overall, it was a very good and relaxing trip. We would definitely take this cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
My family DH,DS, son's girlfriend traveled together on this cruise. It has been a couple of years since we traveled on Carnival, last two years have been on NCL. We decided to give Carnival another try due to the price. Overall ... Read More
My family DH,DS, son's girlfriend traveled together on this cruise. It has been a couple of years since we traveled on Carnival, last two years have been on NCL. We decided to give Carnival another try due to the price. Overall the trip was good. We did notice a decline in the quality of the dining room food, but the chocolate melting cake was just as good. We love Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana Cantina, they were our favorites. We went to multiple comedy shows, the comedians we ok, one was horrible and people walked out of her show. The production shows are of lower quality than NCL, they were all dancing and singing no variety. This was our first time embarking at Port Canaveral and it was super smooth (we were Platinum for the first time). Cabin was as we remembered, except they ask you if you want your room cleaned morning or night, we said both (probably not the answer he was looking for). We never had problem finding a deck chair, as long as you are ok with not being directly by the pools or serenity deck. Ports of call were great, we had been to all of them besides Grand Turk; which was our favorite. The clear blue water was fantastic. We encountered very friendly staff everywhere we went. Overall the trip was good value for the money. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I traveled with my family of 6 and two other families for a total of 7 adults and 10 kids ages 3-13. We found the embarkation process quick and easy. Our rooms were comfortable (our family had adjoining rooms) with plenty of storage ... Read More
I traveled with my family of 6 and two other families for a total of 7 adults and 10 kids ages 3-13. We found the embarkation process quick and easy. Our rooms were comfortable (our family had adjoining rooms) with plenty of storage space - be sure to check under the sofa for two big drawers. Our room steward - Ma'Mun - was friendly and attentive. I was surprised to discover that he knew our names by day two! Our kids enjoyed the free room service for nightly milk and cookies (free until 10 pm). We dined at 6 pm each evening in the Blush dining room. We had 2 rounds tables and most nights, allowed our kids to take over one table. Our waitstaff (Leslie) went over and beyond to provide superb service to us all. They were very friendly, helpful and patient with the kids.The kids enjoyed acting like big people by placing their own orders and had fun chatting with each other. They loved 'Showtime!' and dancing with the waitstaff. It was fun trying new food, and the chocolate melting cake and baked Alaska were fabulous! My favorite entertainment was watching the violin trio Black Diamonds. They were fantastic! Our cruise director Nono was awesome! One of my grandaughters had an opportunity to chat with her and was thrilled to do so. The military event was special and a nice touch. There were three WW II vets on board! Our port of call experiences were enjoyable, again, the off and on boarding process was smooth. Pirate pizza and the self serve ice cream were huge hits with the kids. The burger I had at Guy's was delicious! Our kids spent a ton of time in the Waterworks, ropes course and sports areas. Our grandaughters loved participating in Build a Bear ($40). I did peek into the fitness area - it was surprisingly nice, outfitted with many treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. My only disappointment and complaint is that the smoke from smoking areas permeated most of the ship. Smoking was allowed only n the casino inside the ship, but wafted out into the atrium ad shopping areas. More ventilation is desperately needed. Also, the amount of outside smoking areas on deck 5 made walking the entire promenade unenjoyable by having to walk through smoke infested areas. Although the daytime wait staff were quick to clear tables, I did not see tables being wiped down enough. On the other hand, I did see staff wiping down hand rails on the pool deck during the day. One thing I would do different next time (provided the smoking issue is addressed) is to forgo the Bubbles Package. I do not drink alcohol and did not drink enough pop to justify the expense. I drank no more than 10 sodas all week, sticking mainly to ice water. That amounted to roughly $30 for a Bubbles package that cost me $80. Water, coffee, tea (hot and iced), juices, lemonade and hot cocoa were all available, free and unlimited. Bottom line - our family had a nice trip, but the smoke issue has to be fixed before we will book on the Breeze again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was a 14 day Journeys cruise. With mostly older passengers and a ton of Platinum & Diamond sailing it was not your typical cruise. Embarkation was a dream. Debarkation was a nightmare...because of so many platinum (which I am ... Read More
This was a 14 day Journeys cruise. With mostly older passengers and a ton of Platinum & Diamond sailing it was not your typical cruise. Embarkation was a dream. Debarkation was a nightmare...because of so many platinum (which I am ) and Diamond guests all trying to get off the ship ASAP when we docked in Port Canaveral. Not a normal situation but one I feel Carnival staff could have been better prepared for. The Breeze is in decent shape. Yes, there were signs of worn carpeting. The counter area in our cabin (6215) had paint on it and the coffee table had magic markers colorful scribbles on it. Everything was clean though. Our cabin was very close to the front of the ship. The first 2 days had high waves and wind and we really felt it (and heard loud metal crashing sounds) in this location on the Breeze. We are used to being near the aft of the ship. Advantage to our cabin 6215...near the secret front deck of the ship. Was handy for taking pictures pulling into ports. Overall, the staff were all friendly. Guest Services especially patient when my social media package kept glitching and not letting me on facebook. The woman who helped me twice was a doll! We never ate in the MDR but the steakhouse was excellent as usual. We ate at Cucina de Capitano several times. Bonsai Sushi and Seafood shack were also very good food (and appropriately hot or cold which is one of our gripes about the MDR). Also the lines were never too long in the Lido except for one day the deli line was long. Also they started running out of things about the 8th day into the cruise. No bananas, grapefruit, Avocados for the Turkey avocado sandwich at the deli! Ports were awesome since it was a Journeys cruise. St Croix, St Kitts, San Juan, St Maarten, Barbados, Tortola, Grenada, Martinique. I have been to all those islands before. The only excursion we planned ahead, and on our own, was a private boat charter from Tortola to Jost Van Dyke & the Soggy Dollar Bar. We booked the Kuralu Too and had 15 passengers on the trip to Peter & Norman islands for snorkeling and then to Jost. Entertainment: we did not do shows or comedy club. We did enjoy Dive in Movies and Trivia. Since Breeze is the only ship with Thrill theater we had to try that out. Hubby calls it whiplash theater...those chairs really whip you around! Don't go if you have back or neck issues, heart issues, are pregnant, etc. They never warn you about how jolting it can be. For better or worse: was kind of sad that there is not the usual seating areas along the promenade deck where you can sit and people watch! The bonus to that (for me) is there is no gauntlet of photographers to have to walk past on the Promenade deck every night asking if you want to have your photo taken either. One thing that bothered us the most was that almost every public area on the ship was Freezing Cold! Ocean plaza especially when you are sitting there to listen to a band or play trivia. Had to wear sweatshirt or sweater! heard the MDR was like a meat locker too. Overall, we enjoyed our 14 days on the Breeze. Glad we got the sail on her. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
This cruise was chosen as a Christmas holiday cruise with the family and celebrating a 50th Birthday as well. There were 4 of us and we had optioned for 2 rooms. Overall the cruise was a fun getaway to some amazing ports of call. I will ... Read More
This cruise was chosen as a Christmas holiday cruise with the family and celebrating a 50th Birthday as well. There were 4 of us and we had optioned for 2 rooms. Overall the cruise was a fun getaway to some amazing ports of call. I will have to say embarkation and disembarkation was better than I ever could have imagined. We literally were off the ship and in the shuttle in under 30 minutes by taking our luggage with us. We were in a suite and chose to bring them with us the morning we disembarked. Would definitely recommend that! We had 2 cabins with one being an Ocean Suite (7273). The other was an interior on the same deck for the kids to use. We are definitely spoiled with the size and amenities in the suite. Cannot see doing another cruise without being in one again. Great closet space and room to spread out. There were some issues with the room as the ship is in need of some repairs, hence the attention to detail comes in to play here some. The door to the balcony was not tightly secured all the way even with the latch being used. This was particularly noticeable on the first night while going through some storms getting out to sea from Canaveral. A bar in the shower also came loose. We notified our steward cabin (Ferry, who was awesome by the way,) and he got it fixed right away. Room Service was also a bonus. Quick, friendly and perfect for breakfast on port days. We have 2 kids/teenagers. One is 19 and the other 16. While there was a club onboard for under 18 year olds, there is not much for a 19 year old college student in terms of entertainment. (other than the casino) While I know this is a tricky age to be, this might be something that Carnival can look into as they are missing the boat there. The shows we attended we perfect for the cruise. The show "Flick" was well done and my wife really enjoyed the Motown Hits as well. The performers were really going all out to put on a class act and it showed. Well Done Carnival. We tried both the Italian and the Steakhouse Restaurants. Both were out of this world. While you pay for their services, they are worth every penny. Guy's Burgers are as advertised. Highly recommend them. The Starlight anytime dining was a perfect selection for us with our schedules and we ate there 3 out of the 7 nights. Food was good and service was OK. Just not up to the standards of the Italian or Steakhouse levels. The ports and excursions were what made this cruise go beyond our expectations. Cozumel, Isla Roatan, Belize on Christmas day and Porta Maya to close out the ports we visited this trip. We booked all our excursions through Carnival and it was a good thing. We were late getting back to port 3 out of the 4 days but had no issues getting back on board. From Horseback riding on the beach in Honduras, to Cave tubing and Zip-lining on Christmas Day in Belize was simply amazing. These excursions are the reason we cruise and Carnival partnered with some good ones. Overall excellent ports of calls. As for the ship and crew itself, it is very typical of cruising. Large, well portioned out, and has something for everyone. Some staff are overworked and it shows. Others are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make sure your experience is amazing. (Molly from the coffee shop.) The ship's layout and design are just fine. It is a bit outdated in some areas and is showing some signs of needing an overhaul but the vast majority is fine. Again, attention to detail is what is lacking and that may be due to an overworked staff. Overall this cruise was a 4 out of 5. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Taking my brother-in-law on the first cruise for his upcoming 70ty birthday. I wanted him to have fun and it is endless on a Carnival cruise. However, our first port experience was such a bummer it became an overwhelming complaint point ... Read More
Taking my brother-in-law on the first cruise for his upcoming 70ty birthday. I wanted him to have fun and it is endless on a Carnival cruise. However, our first port experience was such a bummer it became an overwhelming complaint point in every conversation we shared with others on the ship. The destination called Amber Cove is not worth getting off the ship. It is the first cruise stop so you are anxious to begin the fun. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic is a total rip off. Taking private cab rides for drives through communities is often a fun thing to do -- in Amber Cove - it is best NEVER to leave behind the confines of the "artificial village" created by Carnival. Cab drivers were asking for usurous fares for sightseeing virtually NOTHING! Their goals are to get you to be hustled by private vendors as they surround the car presenting themselves as offering native stones in jewelry pieces. The pieces are nothing but $1,00 store trash selling or $40.00 or more. Mine fell apart before I could put it on. There is only poverty and nothing of interest to see - my tour consisted of the cab driver taking me to see the bottom of a cable car building (I was so enthusiastic I almost jumped out of the cab). All sarcasm aside - Carnival needs to terminate this location on their port of call -- a bad taste is what most people came away with as well after talking in elevators and at dinner. This new app - Carnival Hub is dangerous. I found that out when my 24 year old son (mentally challenged) charged two alcoholic drink packages over the phone WITHOUT PERMISSION. I was able to get a refund for the one he charged for ME (a nondrinker) but he had unlimited - 15 a day drink access for 7 days on a cruise. To say it simply - he was WASTED and never left the ship or ate dinner or enjoyed anything with the family. A private booze fest for him and his friends. He will never ever travel with me again on a cruise after that experience. To prevent further charges by him I had to BLOCK my card so I had no charge privileges after first day. THank God husband was in another room and handled all of my future purchases. Carnival has found all kinds of ways to save money and extract your money and new cruisers really need to be cautious and check that account summary" daily. Casinos are the same - money drains, bingo is the same - not a decent return based on the numbe of peopld playing the game, quality of food is definitely lower quality than earlier cruises I have taken. The staff is still tremendous in all areas (although one or two exceptions); Cruise fun directors were very good and they kept the ship "partying" throughout the 7-day cruise. The shows need some updating and are poorly attended. It was throrougly enjoyalbe for the novice in our group - but the good ole days kept returning to our conversations. What Carnival "used to do." The VIP reception was just pouring liquor to groups already loaded with alcohol and enjoying free booze. The acknowledgment of the upper staff was watered down - the best part of the cruise is their introduction and our opportunity to clap and show appreciation -- I felt that was lost this time. Would I cruise Carnival again -definitely YES because I love the fun atmosphere and the clientele they attract (diverse and sometime unhinged which adds to the flavor of unabashed fun). I will just study the newer ports of call a little more carefully before deciding to get off the ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
OVERALL: This was our seventh cruise with Carnival, our first on the Breeze. We try to take Christmas cruises, but this year couldn't make the schedule work so we chose an early December departure from Port Canaveral. We were not ... Read More
OVERALL: This was our seventh cruise with Carnival, our first on the Breeze. We try to take Christmas cruises, but this year couldn't make the schedule work so we chose an early December departure from Port Canaveral. We were not disappointed. For the most part, our fellow passengers were much more polite and well-behaved than those we normally encounter on Christmas cruises. This was perhaps a function of far fewer unsupervised children running wild while their parents are busy drinking. The Breeze itself appeared cleaner and better maintained than other Carnival ships we have sailed on, and the cleanliness continued throughout the seven day trip. Our Deck 8 balcony cabin was quite nice and was more spacious than similar cabins we have booked. The ship also felt less crowded than other similar Carnival ships. The activities were well-planned and it was rare that we did not have anything to do while aboard. The Carnival Hub app was a great benefit in that it provided an updated agenda of everything that was going on, as well as dinner menus. The app also allowed members of our party (four of us in adjoining cabins) to message each other while aboard. This app should be included in the cruise fare, but until it is, it is well worth the $5/device fee. Food quality and selection in the Sapphire Dining Room was always good, and with the exception of one night (we used the anytime dining plan), the wait staff was exceptional. The ship staff that we interacted with were always pleasant and helpful, although the Shore Excursions staff could not (or would not?) provide a simple walking map of Old San Juan. We had two unplanned delays due to medical evacuations, but these were managed exceedingly well and did not impact the trip. Cigarette smoke from the casino and the designated smoking areas continue to be a real problem on Carnival ships, including the Breeze. We would plan our routes around the ship to stay as far away from these areas as possible, but the stench is always around. With respect to production shows, we have seen them all on previous Carnival cruises, so we only attended one this time, 88 Keys. This was an entertaining show with energetic performers. We also attended several PG-13 comedy shows at the Punchliner, which were also of good quality. EMBARKATION/DEBARKATION: We purchased Faster to the Fun and had no wait time whatsoever when boarding, the overall process taking about 20 minutes from our arrival at the Port Canaveral parking garage. Debarkation with FTF is also much quicker than standard, although be prepared to be crammed into waiting areas with many others with little space to place luggage. Also, in our experience Carnival staff do not do well in informing/directing passengers where to go and what to do during preparation for debarkation. This was true for the Breeze as well as each of the other Carnival ships we have sailed on. More staff and signs/posting of directions should be used during this process. ITINERARY AND EXCURSIONS: The Eastern Caribbean itinerary of Amber Cove/St. Thomas/San Juan/Grand Turk is fairly typical. The weather was perfect for a December getaway from Tennessee. At Amber Cove, we did a private driving tour of selected locations around Puerta Plata, which included the usual tourist stops. Our tour guide, Stefan, originally from Belgium but living in the Dominican Republic for over twenty years, provided an interesting perspective of the local culture. In St. Thomas, we did a beach trip to Sapphire Beach. The beach area was quite crowded, but the water was beautiful. This was our second visit to San Juan, so we chose to explore the old city on our own, on foot. We were able to locate a walking map at the pier, and really enjoyed wandering around at our own pace. The history is fascinating, and the old forts and walls are not to be missed. We had lunch at a small restaurant named Rustic Pizza and would highly recommend it. In Grand Turk, we tried an excursion called Home Sweet Home. Essentially, were shared a large beach home with about 15-20 other guests on an uncrowded beach. A really good lunch was included, as were bar drinks. SUMMARY: If you typically like the Carnival cruise experience, the Eastern Caribbean on the Breeze is one for you. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Like the dream class because you can walk around the ship on Deck 5. Had a spa balcony on deck 12 so very quiet room. Thermal suites were never crowded. Because it was only seven days, not that many platinum and diamond members so the ... Read More
Like the dream class because you can walk around the ship on Deck 5. Had a spa balcony on deck 12 so very quiet room. Thermal suites were never crowded. Because it was only seven days, not that many platinum and diamond members so the previous guest party was not crowded at all. Our wait staff was super nice and the food was typical Carnival. Pizza is still a great option for something quick. Special call out for the service provided by Spasua, dining room hostess. Our area of two tables for breakfast one morning did not have waiters for some reason. After a wait, we asked her for help. She got things moving and checked on us often for the rest of the cruise. Even made table reservations for our next trip on the Breeze in January. The Park West art team on this ship is led by Alan who was just recently assigned. Him and his team are one of the best we have seen after over 40 cruises. Very easy to work with, passionate and sharp. A nice combination. Also the singers and dancers on the production cast are super talented. They provided nightly entertainment in the theater every night and were consistently excellent. Don’t miss showtime. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This was our second year on the Breeze. We even had the same Balcony cabin on Deck 6. We love the location mid ship. I was on a cane, from Back Surgery only 8 weeks earlier, And it was mid point to anywhere on the ship and I needed ... Read More
This was our second year on the Breeze. We even had the same Balcony cabin on Deck 6. We love the location mid ship. I was on a cane, from Back Surgery only 8 weeks earlier, And it was mid point to anywhere on the ship and I needed to walk a lot, and location made it a comfortable walk. Our cabin was always clean and inviting. We loved our balcony and spent a lot of time on it. When we met our room Stewart we ask for extra wash cloths daily, and I requested ice in the cabin. Both years 2918-2919 we were blessed with wonderful guys who kept ice 24/7 in our room. They were both very pleasant. We ate in the dining room with the “anytime dining”. We ate in different selections of the dining room in locations that did not require a lot of steps. Our food and service was always very good. We ate breakfast most mornings on the lido deck. It worked well as I am a picky Breakfast eater and could pick and choose. My husband is a big breakfast eater and was always pleased with the selections. We ate dinner one night at the evening buffet. My husband was happy with the meal, but I prefer dinner in the dining room. We did room service a couple of days after visiting the ports. We did some shopping at Cozumel and than returned to the ship After walking around the area. In Belize we also did a short excursion, and had lunch at a recommended spot for Coconut Shrimp, we also enjoyed the colorful entertainment of the servers. Did a little shopping and visited with the locals. In Mahogany Bay, we had a planned day. But somehow missed our point of pickup for a tour to see the Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We chose this cruise because it left from our usual cruise port and was going to Bermuda. The port was Canaveral which we find exceptionally efficient! Embarkation processing was as fast as we could walk. Cabins were ready by 1:30 and ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it left from our usual cruise port and was going to Bermuda. The port was Canaveral which we find exceptionally efficient! Embarkation processing was as fast as we could walk. Cabins were ready by 1:30 and our luggage showed up prior to dinner (we did not have FTTF or elite status). Cabin stewards offer AM, PM, or twice a day servicing, extra pillows and towels when they come to greet you. Our steward was nice and did a pretty good job. The tide bar and blue iguana bar seemed the best at getting a drink fastest, though we never found issues with getting a drink (except in the MDR for dinner) even if the bars were busy. The buffet for lunch was different. It seemed to be busy all the time. The options for meals were pretty small (except dessert during the chocolate extravaganza - wow). Guy's burgers were awesome as always and the service fast there. The taco/burrito bar at the Blue Iguana were wonderful too. Dinner in the Steakhouse was fabulous! I highly recommend it! Our servers were Malana and Pani - Wonderful. The alchemy bar is great for martinis - Vera was the best bartender!! Red Frog Pub was fun as was the server we most often saw - Anthonie. He's hilarious and a treat all his own. We enjoyed the music of Liz & Lucas - they were really really good! Unfortunately they did not often play in the evenings when we were in the Red Frog Pub or Atrium. We'd liked to have seen more of them at night. If you get the chance to see The Sea Sharps with Surplus of Diggity - do. They are remarkable. The female singer is top notch as is the brass section! We usually enjoy the casino on cruises, but this one had such poor ventilation that we never used it at all. It's situated in the middle of deck 5 and unfortunately you must go through it to get from one end to the other - there is no walk around hall. If the doors are locked to outside (which was the case most of our trip due to winds), you have to go up/down stairs, cross over then back down/up to the other side to get across without going through the horrific smell of the casino. The one and only time we went through it we had to go back to the cabin to change clothes right away. It was rough. Our cruise stopped in Bermuda and Grand Turk. We rented a taxi for a tour in Bermuda and they did a great job. It's a very interesting and beautiful place. In Grand Turk we rented a golf cart which worked well for driving around the island. We also stopped at Jack's Shack which was fun to see. The beaches are beautiful and all open to the public to enjoy. If anyone has specific questions, please feel free to contact me - ksws64 Happy Cruising! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this ship because it sailed from Port Canaveral (Orlando) to Bermuda. That was the ONLY reason. My previous experience with Carnival was "lowest common denominator". I've been on about 20 cruises with Norwegian, ... Read More
We chose this ship because it sailed from Port Canaveral (Orlando) to Bermuda. That was the ONLY reason. My previous experience with Carnival was "lowest common denominator". I've been on about 20 cruises with Norwegian, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. Here are my "positive" notes: (1) fastest ever embarkation, (2) arrived at cabin 1:30PM with luggage waiting, (3) lifeboat drill used fast ship-card check in, (4) good quality balcony & deck furniture, (5) beach towels supplied in cabin, (6) cabin well lit (no struggle to read in bed), (7) excellent cake station in buffet - custom cut for you. Previous reviews have criticized the food as bland and uninteresting (and somewhere I've seen Carnival allude to their "hamburger and fried chicken" loving passengers. So I carried a bottle of Herbes de Provence which was unused after the 2nd day. We found the dinner menu quite adequate, imaginative and comparable to other cruise lines. While the Melting Chocolate Cake was the star of the dessert menu, there were other tasty selections such as a nicely done creme brulee. I was a bit disappointed in their preparation of mushrooms. We liked the layout of the buffet - relatively small "rooms" with buffet and nearby tables. No walking 50 yards around all the stations, then trying to find your seatmates. The first night we went late to the show, sat near the starboard door, something wet was dripping on my head and my partner was shivering. We left. During a talk by ship managers, a passenger remarked on the small number of Carnival shows ("on every ship"), and she would like to see more variety (as a frequent Carnival guest). The ship acknowledged the complaint, stated a new show is in the works, they are expensive to produce, and the existing ones have new personnel that bring a new look to an old show. The production shows are a big reason I cruise, so I'm not in a hurry to sail with Carnival again to see the same old thing. The band Sea Squared (if I have that right) was very good. We were particularly impressed with a string trio performing on the central stairway. A lot of talent (of course), with excellent variety., Definitely not "lowest common denominator". They were great. Debarkation went very well. We had to wait about 15 minutes with luggage in hand because the terminal got backed up. Absolutely no problem getting on elevators. We are happy! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I was on the Carnival Breeze this past August for a family and friends vacation and I am concerned about the decisions of some members of the security crew... My 17 and 20 year old daughters had to make a complaint because some ... Read More
I was on the Carnival Breeze this past August for a family and friends vacation and I am concerned about the decisions of some members of the security crew... My 17 and 20 year old daughters had to make a complaint because some teenagers were doing prank calls and knocking on their cabin door in the middle of the night. During debarkation they were both hold back on the ship by security. Since I walked out a few persons before my daugthers I waited a little further on the bridge leading to the terminal. Not seeing them arrive I was very worried so I am glad I was able to make my way back to the exit of the ship and wait with them (note here that nobody wanted to tell us why my daugthers where not allowed to leave the ship). As per Carnival's web site "Guests Under the Age of 21 MUST travel with a relative or guardian of 25 years of age or older". How come security was allowed to hold my daugthers without even notifying the parent or guardian (aka me in this case)? Are they so important that they can pass over parental authority? I called Carnival when I got home and apparently there's nothing wrong with that situation... I even sent a message to John Heald who replied that "because there was a 20-year-old sister with her that she was considered to be an appropriate adult". That being said, eveything else was as great as usual. The cruise director MarQ was really energetic and enthusiastic. Our cabin steward Korn and MDR waiter Alex were exceptional. They were always making everything they could to be ahead of our needs. My husband and I took the "behind the fun" tour. It was absolutely fantastic! I do recommend this tour to everybody. Since we were cruising just ahead of the hurricane Dorian, the captain did multiple announcements to inform the passengers about the situation. He made sure to keep us safe at all time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
This cruise was amazing! Ports were Amber Cove, St. Virgin Island, PR, and Grand Turk. It took only 45 minutes to get abroad the ship. People were very friendly. The workers are great and always speaking. Not one employee was on a ... Read More
This cruise was amazing! Ports were Amber Cove, St. Virgin Island, PR, and Grand Turk. It took only 45 minutes to get abroad the ship. People were very friendly. The workers are great and always speaking. Not one employee was on a cell phone the entire cruise unless they were high in authority. They work extremely hard. The food was good all over except the dining room food quality food appeared not top notch, which was fine. Plenty of other places to eat...and guess what you can try everything on the menu! The comedy shows were great....Just June and Billy Washington, were funny as heck! There were always plenty of deck chairs on the Lido deck and it was 3742 guest aboard the ship. Our cruise Director MarQ, was great and funny as heck! Some people did not care for him, but heck, who can make up jokes in a second, so kudos to him! From the all white party, to the Serenity Adult Only section, to the "Chicken Sandwich" at the deli, I thought I was eating a Popeye's chicken sandwich that everyone is going crazy over! I will say there were children, but many played in the waterpark and it was not an issue. I just believe Carnival should make the public pools alittle larger and create an adult only pool. They now have lifeguards at each pool which is a plus. The best excursions were St. Thomas, Kon Tik Tik Tour, was great...water was BEAUTIFUl and plenty of rum punch. We opted to take a tour on Grand Turk with a beach excursion and so glad we did, which allowed us to go to a private beach. They served us their island spice cake which was good and complimentary water. A bus was present to take any persons back to the ship when they were ready. I am a beach girl, so I stayed! I loved the Carnival Breeze and is in the process of booking again in August 2021 for a girls trip. However I will say Disembarkation was a mess...only TWO customs workers for 4000 persons....trick...get a porter to handle you luggage...lines move quicker! Great ship, people, food, entertainment, excursions, casinos, movies outside with movie blankets and popcorn! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and NCL in the past and chose this cruise base on price. This was our second Carnival cruise and was a lot better than our first experience on the Dream. I had a lot of reservations before ... Read More
We have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and NCL in the past and chose this cruise base on price. This was our second Carnival cruise and was a lot better than our first experience on the Dream. I had a lot of reservations before boarding based on reviews I read here but we did not experience any of the issues I read about. Embarkation was easy and we were on board by 1130. Our cabin was nice and clean and everything worked as it should. Saw a lot of complaints about the air not being cold enough, but our was working great and would cool the room down as much as we needed it to. Our room steward was awesome. One of the best we have had in our handful of cruises. He always made sure the room was clean and stocked with towels and was apologetic anytime we came back and the room was not done up yet. Not that we were concerned, but it was nice to hear he was and tool pride in making sure he did his job well. The ship itself was really nice and didnt experience any issue. The shows we were to were excellent, the comedy club was fun. The pools, even though small, did not seem to be overly crowded whenever we went, even on sea days much to our surprise. The same for the water park as well. The only disappointment we had was to food selection, especially for kids. It was not obvious that you could get chicken nuggets in the Lido. You had to ask for them instead of them having a dedicated area for kid friendly foods like we have experienced on other cruise lines. The Sapphire restaurant was great and the food selection there was nice. We experienced the steakhouse for the first time on this cruise and it was nice as well. Our head server in the Sapphire was awesome. Took care of my kids and made sure they were happy with what they had. We have always been skeptical of Carnival as they have the reputation of being the party boat, but we did not experience this on this cruise for the most part and we really enjoyed it. We have young kids and dont want to deal with all the drunk people all the time. Although there was one night at 2am we were woken up by a group of drunks walking down the hallway screaming and yelling, but thats it. All in all we were really happy with this cruise and will be looking for future Carnival cruises now based on this experience. I guess my advice for those that read this is dont let the negative review ruin your cruise or swade you from trying out Carnival or any other cruise for the first time. You can make you own experience and have your own fun in your own way. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We, my wife and I, really enjoyed all aspects of this ship.. It's a larger ship, (130,000 Gross Tons), but so very easy to find your way around. It follows the "lay out" of most Carnival ships. Our cabin (balcony) was ... Read More
We, my wife and I, really enjoyed all aspects of this ship.. It's a larger ship, (130,000 Gross Tons), but so very easy to find your way around. It follows the "lay out" of most Carnival ships. Our cabin (balcony) was excellent. We prefer the forward cabins on the larger ships as it is easier disembarking. We try to get next to an elevator and then just catch it down to disembark. . The dining was very enjoyable. Our "team" knew us by name and our preferences, after the first night. Most of our entertainment was done in the casino, which was one of the best run we have experienced. All the "Hosts", including the Premier Hosts were attentive and very helpful !! We did take an excursion in Amber Cove, D.R., "The Outback Dominican Experience". Well worth the money.. We would enjoy cruising on the Breeze again... Please look for it. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We chose this ship because it was going to Roatan, our favorite port stop. This was our 7th cruise and 2nd trip on the Breeze. The ship itself is starting to show her age. While we traveled on it they were touching up paint (much needed), ... Read More
We chose this ship because it was going to Roatan, our favorite port stop. This was our 7th cruise and 2nd trip on the Breeze. The ship itself is starting to show her age. While we traveled on it they were touching up paint (much needed), and replacing the outdoor tv (missing many pixels). The staff and service onboard was excellent; enjoyed chatting with many of the crew. The ship is lacking allot of entertainment if you have teenagers with you. There were some sporting tournaments; however, they were geared towards adults only. At night you’d see hordes of teens with security not far behind. The buffet was lack luster- same thing for breakfast every morning, and no hash browns at all. The blur iguana is always an excellent choice for lunch and or breakfast. The pizza did not disappoint as I believe they have the best tasting out of any line. The embarkation process was very smooth; however, disembarkation was very poor and slow, compared to other lines we’ve been on. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We had a great time, but there could /should have been more for the teen age group to do. For example there was a dodgeball tournament , but for adults. Kids ran around the ship a lot, unsupervised. There were several fights in the ... Read More
We had a great time, but there could /should have been more for the teen age group to do. For example there was a dodgeball tournament , but for adults. Kids ran around the ship a lot, unsupervised. There were several fights in the arcade that lasted long enough for my son to video and security knew nothing about it. There were tons if activities for adults and they were all great. The staff is excellent, very helpful, friendly and accommodating. The room was nice, clean and our steward Mudi, was great! At night, the room temp was warm and the air did not seem to be working at its fullest, but not terrible. Getting on and off was very easy for the cruise as well as for the excursions. Food was good and there was plenty of options and choices. Our cruise director marQ was awesome and heand many of the cruise staff learned and remembered many of the guests names. This made it very personal and fun as well. Excursions: amber cove- we did the horseback riding at Seahorse ranch and it was great. Horses are beautiful and Fausto, our guide was very informative on our way there. San Juan: the rainforest and Old SanJuan, very nice and interesting St. Thomas: snorkeling sea turtle cove, this was beautiful and we wish it would have lasted longer Grand Turks: the beach had a lot to do for everyone the water was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by wsteve78 Sail Date: July 2019, Destination Caribbean, Cabin Type: Ocean Suite We chose the cruise while talking with our Travel Agent. We have cruised Carnival before and this appeared to be a good ... Read More
Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by wsteve78 Sail Date: July 2019, Destination Caribbean, Cabin Type: Ocean Suite We chose the cruise while talking with our Travel Agent. We have cruised Carnival before and this appeared to be a good cruise with destinations we would enjoy. It ended up being a very nice cruise. The big surprise was Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint – great burgers and fries!! Also, the Mongolian Wok, in the buffet, was excellent – yes, the two chefs cooking there got to know me. It’s probably one of the healthier lunches. Some days, I had a cheese burger and a wok cooked vegetable dish. We also tried two specialty restaurants: “Fahrenheit 555” (Steak house) and “Cucino del Capitano” (Italian) and enjoyed both. In the steak house, the bone-in ribeye was excellent. In the Italian restaurant, their “Tomahawk Pork Chop” is enough for two and wonderful. The Italian food was more like you’d find at someone’s home – real Italian and delicious. I should mention the “Blueiguana Cantina” not only for lunch, but they make a dynamite Breakfast Burrito, too. No, we didn’t go to all of the eating places, the ones above were too good to miss. The dining room was good and open for two sittings 5:30 (our choice) and 8:00 (I believe). The service was very good and the wait staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. The food was what I expect nowadays from a cruise line, but quite good. I chose the Red Frog Pub for beverages and was very pleased. The bar staff was excellent making drinks and in interacting with the passengers. They were friendly and remembered you after your first visit. Some of the passengers weren’t quite so friendly and could be demanding. If there are three people in front of you, just wait your turn – you may be important, but so is everyone else. Also, the ship layout was a bit weird. If you’re going to the 3rd floor dining room, and take the middle elevators, you can’t get there. Turns out the galley is between the middle elevators and the dining room on deck 3. Get off at deck 5 and go to the aft elevators which do take you to deck 3 and the dining room is right there. The walking area (promenade?) is on one side of the ship and you have to move to the center of the ship for the elevators. All in all, not bad, just different. The itinerary was good, West Caribbean the first week (Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Costa Maya), and East Caribbean (Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk) the second week. We did take the Calypso Train on Grand Turk and enjoyed it. (Yes, it’s open air). It turns out Grand Turk’s high point is 162 feet – right, it’s not at high as the ship. It’s pretty FLAT! We had lunch at a little restaurant (did I mention LITTLE). Took a long time to get the food, mama could only cook one or two orders at a time. But it was fun. Although there was a possibility of some weather both weeks, all we saw was some rain at a couple of ports, the Caribbean and Atlantic were pretty smooth. All in all, it was a good cruise, the suite on the Breeze was adequate for the two of us and we were comfortable. One other point to make: since we were in an Ocean Suite, we had a “Suite Guest” sticker on our “Sail and Sign” cards. I thing it gave us some extras – a 1-Liter water bottle for each person in our cabin each week. Also, this is the absolutely fastest check-in we have ever had on any cruise line. We went in the door at Port Canaveral and about 5 minutes later we were on the ramp to the ship. We had lunch at the Pig and Anchor (Guy Fieri) and enjoyed it. I should add that the Cruise Director, MarQ, set up a Veterans get-together that was very well done. There was a program, a video from the CEO of Carnival, and a chance to meet other veterans and talk. I’ve attended veteran’s get-togethers on other ships and cruise lines, but this was one of the best. Would we do it again, yes. It was a very relaxing and fun cruise for us. Happy Cruising!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
This was the third multi generational family cruise for our family which included three staterooms for my family, my inlaws, and my sister in law and her family.. Perfect stateroom location on lido deck 10290, 10286, and 10282. Literally ... Read More
This was the third multi generational family cruise for our family which included three staterooms for my family, my inlaws, and my sister in law and her family.. Perfect stateroom location on lido deck 10290, 10286, and 10282. Literally could not get any closer to the lido deck if you tried! This was the second time I've stayed in a balcony on lido deck, (last time starboard, this time port) and it is so incredibly convenient in the mornings for breakfast, and all day on sea days. My father in law has mobility issues so that made this and even better location for him. This completed my "grand slam" on the Dream class and honestly, I'm done with Dream class for awhile. I do believe Breeze was the prettiest of the Dream class ships, the lido restaurant with its "trees" and "cabanas" was very nice. But we love ships. We cruise because of the ships first, ports second, and once you've done a ship three times, its time to move on. lol Again, cabin location GREAT, but 10290 was right behind where the windows at Blue Iguana jut out so you had a bit of a blockage looking forward. Not a big deal though. Food: same old same old. It's time for Carnival to update menu. The dining room menus have not changed and quite frankly there were some preparation issues. Our dining room waiter told us first night, "please be patient" and for the rest of the week we were the last table almost every night. The head waiter personally served our table all week so I believe someone was either let go, or quit, right before our cruise began. Amit was as attentive as he could be though and very friendly. Gede, the head waiter did what he could but it was just one of those things. We treated my inlaws to Chef's Table on this cruise for their anniversary. We did this last summer on the Dream and i do believe the food was prepared better on Dream. Of course we still loved Chef's Table. Entertainment: I thought there was no way we could top the Dream entertainment and i was 100% correct. Sadly, the entertainment on Breeze was VERY disappointing. I was talking up all the shows to our family, and nobody was impressed. I know that Dream has the best entertainment staff in the fleet, but Breeze was not even close. Schwartz. LOVED Schwartz! The first day, during muster I though, ugh this guy is boooooring, but he turned it up the next day during his morning show with Kimbo. Those two have such a chemistry and for the first time in 9 cruises I watched the morning show EVERY single day!!!! Love Schwartz and Kimbo!!!! New ebarkation at port canaveral super easy. We arrived at port by 1030am, we all had Faster to the Fun, got my father in law a wheel chair, and as soon as priority began boarding, we were on our way. On ship by about 10:50. Debarkation super easy too, we choose self debarkation. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Sailed June 15th on our 11th cruise (9 with Carnival) celebrating our families various achievements in 2018. We are 6 months to 81 years and had 8 contiguous balconies, which is how we usually cruise. The balconies on this ship were ... Read More
Sailed June 15th on our 11th cruise (9 with Carnival) celebrating our families various achievements in 2018. We are 6 months to 81 years and had 8 contiguous balconies, which is how we usually cruise. The balconies on this ship were TIGHT, as were the common areas. The Dream Class simply has too many people for the same size common areas of the smaller ships. Embarkation and debarkation were a "breeze" and of course the staff was excellent. Dining staff did seem a little overwhelmed and the shows at night were fair. Comedians were hilarious Our complaints are strictly with the number of people on board...guess we're just not bigger ship folks. We do love Carnival, just enjoy the smaller ships more. The kids LOVED the waterworks and Club O2, all of us loved the Trivia and Schwartz, our cruise director was amazing! We will cruise with Carnival again - so close to Platinum we can taste it - but on a smaller ship :) Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
My family and I had a wonderful time on the Breeze! Embarkation on day 1 was super smooth, and we actually got to board the ship early. I directly went to Guy Fieri's burger station, which has been absolutely delicious on previous ... Read More
My family and I had a wonderful time on the Breeze! Embarkation on day 1 was super smooth, and we actually got to board the ship early. I directly went to Guy Fieri's burger station, which has been absolutely delicious on previous ships, and it did not disappoint. The food, overall, was pretty good. The best food was found at Guy Fieri's and the Blue Iguana cantina. All of their food is excellent. We had my time dining in the Sapphire Restaurant for dinner, and we never had to wait an extremely long time for a table because you can reserve online through the Carnival hub app before you want to eat. The food in the Main Dining Room was decent. However, some nights, are waiting staff wasn't particularly attentive because they seemed to have too many tables. I would recommend that Carnival hire more waiting staff for the Main Dining Rooms so their employees aren't overwhelmed. The buffet food was tolerable, the desserts (especially the cake) was AMAZING, the pasta bar in the Cucina del Capitano was great, and the Pizza Pirate on the back of the Lido deck was ok. When we weren't eating, my family and friends and I were usually on one of the decks relaxing, playing trivia, listening to some amazing music, or at a comedy show. My overall review of the entertainment and activities is average. My friends and I attended the "Welcome Aboard" show on opening night, which we thought was going to feature lots of singing and dancing. However, it is a complete waste of time, as the cruise director talks for over 30 minutes and there is a 12 minute preview show of whats to come for the rest of the week. And the singers and dancers were not excellent. I know Carnival is not known for their entertainment, but I could not sit through an entire production on this cruise. The singing was sub-par, and the scripts were just awful. However, all of the other entertainment and activities were excellent. We had an amazing group of violin players on our ship that played everything from modern pop music to rock n roll. They were FANTASTIC. The trivia was fun, and most of the comedy shows were hilarious! (Especially Cee-jay Jones) We also tried out the Thrill Theater, which is an onboard 4D theater. It is an upcharge of $5.50, but it is well worth it in my opinion. We went to the Level 3 extra scary version, which wasn't super scary, but it was so much fun! We enjoyed it so much we watched it twice. We stopped at Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, and Costa Maya on our cruise. Cozumel is always a blast, and I highly recommend that you buy all of your souvenirs there. They are wayyyyyy cheaper than the other stops. Belize was very fun as well. We rented a car and went to the Belize zoo, and got to see rare animals such as a Tapir, Harpy Eagles, monkeys, a jaguar, toucans, and many more. Isla Roatan was probably the most beautiful port we stopped at. Although the whole island was very touristy (it even had a Bojangles!!) it was absolutely gorgeous, and we participated in a Dolphin encounter that was amazing. The worst port by far was Costa Maya. I would have preferred to not get off the boat. There were many shops to go into, but they were ridiculously overpriced. They were selling the same maraca's for $7 that could be purchased in Cozumel for $1. The port also smelled terrible! I think they were doing construction of the sewage system. Also, the pool was available to the public for free, but you had to pay to sit in the beach chairs. Ridiculous!! A terrible port. Overall, my friends and family and I had an amazing time on the Carnival Breeze. My recommendations to Carnival: hire more waiting staff in the restaurants onboard, create an adult-only swimming pool so people don't have to be kicked by little kids all the time, and get better performers and script writers for the productions. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
I am a fan of Carnival cruise line. I have sailed on multiple cruises with them. The Breeze is one of the best ships I have been on. They offer a good selection of entertainment and activities [we really enjoy the karaoke and trivia and ... Read More
I am a fan of Carnival cruise line. I have sailed on multiple cruises with them. The Breeze is one of the best ships I have been on. They offer a good selection of entertainment and activities [we really enjoy the karaoke and trivia and were disappointed that we missed some trivia games due to being in port while they were taking place :(]. The staff are very pleasant and attentive to guests’ needs. The food is high quality and Guy’s restaurants are delicious, which is one of the top reasons I prefer Carnival cruise lines. On the Breeze I would avoid balcony stateroom #6406 if you are a light sleeper (which unfortunately I am). The room is right above the Redfrog pub and most evenings you will hear loud music until midnight or later. You can also hear the music from the Liquid nightclub even after the pub has shut down for the night, which is a constant bass beat and can be quite annoying. The lanai promenade and corn hole game is also just below the outdoor balcony and you can hear when people are playing the game(even while inside the stateroom)it is a constant thumping sound and is sometimes played late in the night as well. People outdoors on the lanai promenade can be very loud at times. The balcony view is also not ideal due to the lanai promenade obstructing the view. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
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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