Sorry, it's been months since I've been on the site. I definitely wanted to leave a review of the Breeze because I have to say, the Carnival Breeze is hands down my favorite ship. I've cruised 36 times. I must say I have had more fun on this ship than any other but the amenities and size means crowded.
Let's start with the two only negative aspects, The Port of Miami and too many people in many venues. The Port of Miami is the worst embarkation process (even with "Faster to the Fun Privileges) in the State of Florida. You may get on the ship at one parking area and be dropped off to hoof it or wait for an overcrowded shuttle when you are returned to another. The other issue, crowds. Are there places to hide from the crowds and get away on this ship?...yes - therefore I was able to relax and enjoy. Some of the lesser crowded venues include the Red Frog Pub, the porch outside of it, and the deck below Promenade. Get a balcony for a respite also. Casino was way too crowded. Was not expanded enough for a ship of this size. Finding a table to play on, or a machine was a challenge. Again, visit during slack tide to avoid this issue. Stay on the ship while in a port you've already visited and enjoy some of the amenities with much fewer people on board. Comedy Club you will have to stand in line for a half hour or more to get a seat. Get there early or be prepared to stand or be turned away.
The lines for anytime dining were long; get a set time to avoid this. The BBQ line, the Mongolian WOK line and the Pizza line were also very long. Plan your trips during less busy times. Eat at the Sushi restaurant, the Steakhouse and the Red Frog Pub. It's worth the surcharge. Food was very good in the Dining Room also. Skip the Italian restaurant at dinner; not worth the surcharge. Get a free sample of the Italian restaurant during lunch where the pasta dishes are available without surcharge.