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Carnival Breeze Review

4.0 / 5.0
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All That Glitters Is Not Carnival Breeze!

Review for Carnival Breeze to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2012

My husband and I cruised to the eastern Caribbean on December 2, 2012. This was a 6 day cruise out of Miami. Our cruise experience has been with Royal Caribbean (7), Celebrity (2), Norwegian (3), and Carnival (3). This was our first time on the Carnival Breeze. We were excited about this cruise because the ship was new and we had never been on a ship as new as this one. I got a little nervous after reading reviews that were not so good. Now I know that those reviews were very accurate. This cruise was a major disappointment.

All the ships we have been on prior to this one had the "wow factor" as soon as we boarded. This was not the case when we boarded the Breeze. I read that things were toned down a bit as far as the usual bright colors on other Carnival ships, but I think they went a bit too far on their toning down. The ship was very dull looking. There was nothing that sparkled on the ship. To me, it looked like the ship was built with saving money in mind. I cannot tell you that this ship was beautiful because in my opinion, it was not.

Air travel: This cruise was out of Miami and I have decided to never cruise out of Miami again. That airport was extremely crowded on the day we flew back home and we waited over an hour to get through security. They had one body scanner open and another one was not staffed that day. I will also never fly on American Airlines again. Two hour delay so they could fix a window on the plane!

Cabin Review

Balcony cabin, close to forward elevators.

Cabin #7275 is very close to the forward elevators which take you to the buffet on deck 10. When you get off the elevator on that deck, you will be at the Red Frog bar and Iguana Bar. The cabin was plainly decorated and it was clean. The bed was very comfortable and there is a flat screen television. There is a sitting area (sofa type) and a stool in front of a mirror.

The cabin was quiet, but in the early evening you can hear music from a few decks below. It was not annoying though.

Note that Deck 5 extends out beyond the balcony. From this, it was not too bad because this cabin is above a painted checker board so nobody was ever there. There are lounge chairs on Deck 5 and people can potentially look up to invade your privacy.

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