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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by ingreece

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2012
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Interior

The Carnival Breeze is the the newest ship we've ever been on. There are some outstanding things about it. We loved the 4D Theater, Sky Course and the Water Works (slides). The fast food was the best we've ever had. Guys Burgers, the Cantina for Mexican and the Pizza were by far the best of any ship we've been on.

The cabin was incredibly small and plain. The noise from the Lido was awful and heard throughout the night, every night we were onboard. The walls are too thin and we heard the TV early each morning from our neighbor's cabin.

While most of the food was good in the dining room, I believe there is some room for improvement here. The waiters made numerous mistakes with service though they were extremely nice. Our waiter also smelled of body odor and should have been counseled on it. The comfort foods on the menu were enticing and above all the melting chocolate cake was our favorite dessert.

The Carnival production shows were too loud and in your face for us and there is not one indoor space we could find for peace and quiet. Even the library has music piped in.

Onboard shopping was excellent but a bit crazy during sales such as the $5 t-shirt sale where people were acting like animals.

The cruise director was very personable and sincere. We missed the port of Monaco due to "weather" that never appeared until we would have left the port but the Captain has to make those tough calls. Other than that most days were sunny and we were able to enjoy the activities upstairs. It would be nice to have an indoor pool on the ship but it seems nowadays few ships have them.

We would recommend this ship to others and would like to sail on her again.


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Interior
Cabin 4H 9393

Very loud cabin were woken up night after night. Don't book it!


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Barcelona

Took a cab to the ship and that was it.

Cabs are well regulated. Have been to Barcelona numerous times. Would recommend Las Ramblas and the Aquarium.

Naples

Used to live here so met up with Italian friends for pizza. Great city lots to see. Stay safe though and don't try to buy iPads from tricksters on the streets.

Venice

Queen of the Adriatic. Thank goodness there was no flooding. Gorgeous weather but a bit cold and at times foggy. Had an over night there. Love this city above all in Europe. Fifth time to visit. Just walk around and enjoy the city itself. See the museums if you want. Such a gorgeous place that someday will sink into the water for good.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is also one of the top ports in the Med. We took a local bus to the old town and walked to the cable car. Worth the money! Great views. Then we walked around the old city and then back to enjoy the ship. Third time there.

San Gimignano

Went to two hill top towns for $149 which included a very skimpy lunch. Weather was stormy for part of the day but the towns were fantastic. San Gimignano and Volterra. Of the two I enjoyed Volterra the most because of the excellent Etruscan museum.

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Lake Bracciano

For those who have seen Rome multiple times, go to Lake Bracciano. Excellent place with a gorgeous castle. Loved the site. The tour escort was completely dull and only walked us to the castle but was unclear about the times we had afterward.

The weather was gorgeous and I recommend this place highly.

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