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Just got back from 8 days on the Breeze. Overall, had a great time. We were cruising for 8 days in the sunny caribbean......something about that is instantly amazing, right!?! We flew in via Southwest to Ft. Lauderdale and stayed one night pre-cruise at the Intercontinental. It was perfect! Saved tons of money by using Uber for our transfers. Would do that again, for sure! Loved the newness of the ship and the trendy decor. We had incredible weather the whole time and days and nights were all enjoyable. But there were some things that were just off. I hate to even say that, because our group of six loves to cruise, rarely complains, and for the most part is just happy to be spending our vacation together on a cruise and traveling to some new places and meeting new friends. Dinner-- We were in the Blush dining room for early seating. We had a great waiter (Dan from Jamaica) and he took very good care of us. The food was good, but nothing special. The new American Menu does limit your choices a bit, but we all found something to choose from each night. However, there were lots of issues when it came to the delivery of our food, as rarely were we all served at once. (that awkward moment when your food is getting cold, but you are waiting for your friends to come so you can eat together) Also, ordering and receiving a glass of wine at dinner proved challenging sometimes too. Again, Dan was darling and we never really complained because we liked him so much. We did the steakhouse (loved it), the sushi bar (loved it too) and liked the burgers at Guys as well. There was definitely an annoying window of time every afternoon though that everything was closed up and it was hard to find a little mid afternoon/pre-dinner snack. We were in an aft balcony on deck 7 and it was the noisiest cabin I've ever been in. Squeaks and thumps and strange loud noises. Also, our wrap around neighbors enjoyed smoking both in their cabin and out on their deck which (cough-cough) was a bit annoying at times. We didn't say anything....but thought about it a few times. The view was still nice and the cabin location was convenient for us too. Grand Turk- We walked to Jack's Shack, rented umbrellas and chairs, used the free wifi, and played with Topher and his friends. Great beach and great time. La Romana- We booked a catamaran excursion to Sanoa island thru ProExcursions and had a great time. The vendors at the marina were very pushy though....so beware! Took some new baseballs we had brought to the kids at the ballpark before getting back on the ship. Fun stop for sure! Curacao- We began by walking around the town across the floating bridge and enjoyed lots of yummy sangria at a little outside cafe. Bought some spices from the spice market, some trinkets for people back home, etc. Then we took the public bus to a gorgeous little resort and enjoyed more cocktails and a delicious dinner. The people of Curacao are so kind and so welcoming. A stranger actually gave us a ride back to the pier, and refused our cash. Lovely little place! Aruba- We went horseback riding with Gold Mine Ranch and LOVE LOVE LOVED this. They were the most nicest, kindest, most honest people and they really take good care of their horses and the other animals on the ranch. (baby pigmy goats, turtles, colts, etc). I can not recommend them enough. After our ride, they dropped us off at the beach and we enjoyed time in the sun and at a beach bar before grabbing a cab back to the ship. The beaches in Aruba are not to be missed! As far as entertainment on the ship-- We spent a lot of time in the Piano bar with Seth and Mimi at night. Seth is talented (and really cute!) and Mimi always made sure our martini glasses were full. We watched a few movies outside at night, enjoyed the Diva's show and the Magician, and donated a lot of money to the casino and Bingo. Unfortunately, we didn't do any shopping on the ship or dancing in the club. Someone had mentioned on CC earlier that the Casino is set up to pay out more in the beginning of the cruise and I should have listened to them and stopped playing after day four or so. Lesson learned! There were far less "memorable" employees on this ship. We all agreed that the friendliness of the general staff was a step or two down from the enthusiasm and fun that we have found in the past. Some were best described as grumpy. Perhaps it's the longer 8 day itinerary? Or the schedule? Not sure, but we all missed that little something special we've felt previously. (A few people who were always so kind and helpful and deserve a little shout out-- Mimi, Jana, Andrew) The other tiny complaint I have is the awkwardly tiny open space in the public restrooms. I'm a size 6/8 and I still played bumper butts with other passengers as we were maneuvering in and out of the walk way to get into and out of the potty. There was one heavy lady who got stuck in the stall and had to have a friend help get her out. It was kind of funny....but awkward none the less. We were always able to find places to sit out by the pools on sea days, but definitely noticed that the pools and pool areas are much smaller than the ones we have been used to in the past. Not a big deal, but if you spend lots of time in the pools, you'll make friends fast as there is not a lot of room to move. We really did have a great time, and are already looking forward to next years caribbean cruise adventure with our little group.

Fun time on the Breeze, but some things made us go hmmm.

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by pugmommy

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2015
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony
Just got back from 8 days on the Breeze. Overall, had a great time. We were cruising for 8 days in the sunny caribbean......something about that is instantly amazing, right!?! We flew in via Southwest to Ft. Lauderdale and stayed one night pre-cruise at the Intercontinental. It was perfect! Saved tons of money by using Uber for our transfers. Would do that again, for sure! Loved the newness of the ship and the trendy decor. We had incredible weather the whole time and days and nights were all enjoyable.

But there were some things that were just off. I hate to even say that, because our group of six loves to cruise, rarely complains, and for the most part is just happy to be spending our vacation together on a cruise and traveling to some new places and meeting new friends.

Dinner-- We were in the Blush dining room for early seating. We had a great waiter (Dan from Jamaica) and he took very good care of us. The food was good, but nothing special. The new American Menu does limit your choices a bit, but we all found something to choose from each night. However, there were lots of issues when it came to the delivery of our food, as rarely were we all served at once. (that awkward moment when your food is getting cold, but you are waiting for your friends to come so you can eat together) Also, ordering and receiving a glass of wine at dinner proved challenging sometimes too. Again, Dan was darling and we never really complained because we liked him so much. We did the steakhouse (loved it), the sushi bar (loved it too) and liked the burgers at Guys as well. There was definitely an annoying window of time every afternoon though that everything was closed up and it was hard to find a little mid afternoon/pre-dinner snack.

We were in an aft balcony on deck 7 and it was the noisiest cabin I've ever been in. Squeaks and thumps and strange loud noises. Also, our wrap around neighbors enjoyed smoking both in their cabin and out on their deck which (cough-cough) was a bit annoying at times. We didn't say anything....but thought about it a few times. The view was still nice and the cabin location was convenient for us too.

Grand Turk- We walked to Jack's Shack, rented umbrellas and chairs, used the free wifi, and played with Topher and his friends. Great beach and great time.

La Romana- We booked a catamaran excursion to Sanoa island thru ProExcursions and had a great time. The vendors at the marina were very pushy though....so beware! Took some new baseballs we had brought to the kids at the ballpark before getting back on the ship. Fun stop for sure!

Curacao- We began by walking around the town across the floating bridge and enjoyed lots of yummy sangria at a little outside cafe. Bought some spices from the spice market, some trinkets for people back home, etc. Then we took the public bus to a gorgeous little resort and enjoyed more cocktails and a delicious dinner. The people of Curacao are so kind and so welcoming. A stranger actually gave us a ride back to the pier, and refused our cash. Lovely little place!

Aruba- We went horseback riding with Gold Mine Ranch and LOVE LOVE LOVED this. They were the most nicest, kindest, most honest people and they really take good care of their horses and the other animals on the ranch. (baby pigmy goats, turtles, colts, etc). I can not recommend them enough. After our ride, they dropped us off at the beach and we enjoyed time in the sun and at a beach bar before grabbing a cab back to the ship. The beaches in Aruba are not to be missed!

As far as entertainment on the ship-- We spent a lot of time in the Piano bar with Seth and Mimi at night. Seth is talented (and really cute!) and Mimi always made sure our martini glasses were full. We watched a few movies outside at night, enjoyed the Diva's show and the Magician, and donated a lot of money to the casino and Bingo. Unfortunately, we didn't do any shopping on the ship or dancing in the club. Someone had mentioned on CC earlier that the Casino is set up to pay out more in the beginning of the cruise and I should have listened to them and stopped playing after day four or so. Lesson learned!

There were far less "memorable" employees on this ship. We all agreed that the friendliness of the general staff was a step or two down from the enthusiasm and fun that we have found in the past. Some were best described as grumpy. Perhaps it's the longer 8 day itinerary? Or the schedule? Not sure, but we all missed that little something special we've felt previously. (A few people who were always so kind and helpful and deserve a little shout out-- Mimi, Jana, Andrew)

The other tiny complaint I have is the awkwardly tiny open space in the public restrooms. I'm a size 6/8 and I still played bumper butts with other passengers as we were maneuvering in and out of the walk way to get into and out of the potty. There was one heavy lady who got stuck in the stall and had to have a friend help get her out. It was kind of funny....but awkward none the less.

We were always able to find places to sit out by the pools on sea days, but definitely noticed that the pools and pool areas are much smaller than the ones we have been used to in the past. Not a big deal, but if you spend lots of time in the pools, you'll make friends fast as there is not a lot of room to move.

We really did have a great time, and are already looking forward to next years caribbean cruise adventure with our little group.
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Aft-View Extended Balcony
Cabin 8M 7461
Its tinier than we thought it would be (No couch, and the balcony isn't any bigger than it's neighbor to the right) and it was a bit loud. But, the view is AMAZING!
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