My husband and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We traveled to Miami the day before and stayed at the Rodeway Inn on 826 which is right at the turnpike and I95 intersect. This hotel was less expensive than one closer to the port. We parked at 8300 Park and Ride which is more than half price of the cruise port and only 10 minutes from the hotel we stayed at and from the cruise port. It was convenient and the wait upon return wasn't too long, we did the self assist so we could begin our drive home early. We were off the ship and on the rode by 8 am.
We've been on the Carnival Dream and the Breeze is the sister ship so we kind of knew what to expect. The Breeze was a bit of a surprise with all of the intimate places throughout the ship that you could sit and actually talk with people and the food options were amazing. Our cabin was a balcony on the 8th deck and it was a good choice, there were cabins above us and below so the noise was minimal. Our room steward was very attentive and once I asked for ice it was there everyday, refreshed morning and night. The service from other staff was just as efficient. The Bonsai Sushi and Guy's Burgers was the best and the Serenity deck was great for relaxing. There were many places that are shaded and on other ships that's not the case, it was comfortable even with all the guests that this huge ship holds. We ate at the pay for Italian Restaurant and it was very good.
We booked three excursions through Carnival and they were worth the money. In Grand Turk we took the ray, conch and snorkel trip. The crew was great and took us to a conch nursery and those who could dive to get the conch did and the crew got conch for those who couldn't, they made fresh conch salad for us which was very good. They took us to a beautiful reef and then a beach for swimming with the rays. San Juan we took a bus tour around the city to learn a little history, they charged $20 a person, it was worth it to learn about the city. They dropped us off at a little shopping market and close to the cruise port. In St. Kitts we did a dolphin excursion where we were able to touch and learn about the dolphins. The dolphin pushed us around by our feet and then again we hung on by their fins. This was a great tour. We did not use and children's facility but walked through them and was impressed with all they had available for them. Dr. Seuss parade was fun to see. The entertainment was fair, not the best comedians that we have seen on other Carnival ships but it was still worth going to them.
The cabin was the normal size of a balcony cabin, the bedding was very comfortable. Nice updated colors, newer TV. We stayed on the 8th deck which is above and below other staterooms so the noise was minimal.
It is very large, we parked at an off site parking and they shuttled us to the port. It was so worth it.
Rays, Conch and reef snorkeling. It was a lot of fun, the guys running the tour were friendly and dove down to get the conch for you. They made us conch salad and it was really good. I would recommend this tour.
Tour driver gave us historical information about the capital, city and the fort. Dropped us off at the shopping area. It was a bit of a walk and they don't go back to the port to drop you off, if you are unable to walk make sure you ask to before you go if they drop you off where they picked you up.
I was concerned about the dolphins before we went on the excursion but what we learned is they have never been in the wild so that eased my mind a bit. They interacted with the people very good and we learned a lot about the dolphins.
We drove a two person boat, it would have been amazing if the water wasn't so choppy. It really hurt my back because of the boat coming up and slamming down on the water. If the water was calm it would have been the best. Fast boats, snorkeling a beautiful reef.