Just home from the 6 night Breeze out of Tampa. The cruise exceeded my expectations greatly! I had read many so-so reviews on here about the ship and Carnival in general, I was not expecting the fabulous time we ended up having.
FTTF was well worth the $60 and I would have paid more. The dock was busy upon arrival, so we were able to by-pass the long lines and go right into the terminal with no waiting for check-in. Arrived at outside of terminal at 10:30 and boarded the boat at 11:30. They started boarding early with the disclaimer rooms were to ready until 1. Which was AOK by me!
Food- I assumed that the food would be average at best, but the meals were great. Sea Day brunch both days was awesome. The MDR meals were good and the service was excellent. Vikor and I Made were very responsive and friendly. Lobster night was yummy. We did eat at Italian one night and enjoyed a change of scenery. My kids loved the buffet and I ended up eating burritos or Guy's burgers too often, because they were so yummy.
Too many vendors in your face offering taxi and tours. Made it hard to just walk around and browse their offerings.
Excursion to Sting ray City was cancelled due to rough waters. Went to Royal Palms instead. Pretty water but crowded. Would go to another beach next time.
VIP Catamaran and snorkel tour was amazing!!!