1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Carnival Breeze
Amenities offered on the ship was the main reason why we picked this ship. We were very excited for this trip, it had been 13 years since we sailed with Carnival, but have cruised over 9 other times on RCCL and NCL in between. Our cabin was nice and a good size, we had the 6M ocean view deluxe which had 2 bathrooms, well really 1.5 bathrooms. Which was useful when all of us wanted to shower. The cabin was clean. Unfortunately the very first night on board our son got violently ill, had to take him to see the doctor. After which he was fine. We truly believe it was food poisoning from Guy's Burgers, we have had food poisoning before and it was exactly the same, but of course they didn't do any blood work to determine if it was or a flu, and just said its a flu he isn't allowed to leave the room for the next day until he is cleared from the doctor. So our first sea day he wasn't allowed to leave the cabin, our cabin smelled from all the sickness as no one as allowed in to clean it up. He was fine that day and kept all food down etc. And of course nothing was offered to us to compensate for it. And we had to live for 2 days with a very loud blower in our cabin. Again the smell not out either and this big blower. Nothing offered to us in lieu. The Sea Days it rained and had high winds so the slides were shut down most of the time. So it was inside time. Our waiter Bertrum and Randy and Lucky were great. Their service was excellent and we loved going for our dinners. My kids loved the hot chocolate and ice cream machines. We all liked the entertainment staff, big shout out to Mike the Cruise Director and Mikey the Assistant Cruise Director. They were very entertaining and friendly. We also enjoyed Haly's trivia through out the cruise. We loved our Stingray and Sea Turtle excursion very much, and would recommend that to anyone in Grand Cayman. The comedy shows were excellent as were the night time production shows. My daughter loved the room service and there wasn't a day that didn't go by that she didn't use it. We were a bit disappointed that our room steward never knew us by name, we are very use to them knowing us by name and greeting us every day by name etc. But this never happened on this ship. The most we would get is a hi. The buffet food was good, good variety we found. As well we liked the pizza at the back of the ship. We stayed away from Guys Burgers after the first day. We really loved the Brunch in the Blush dinning room on sea days, what an awesome brunch. Highly recommend that. Main dining room food for dinner was excellent. We tried the ropes course and that was fun, as well as mini golf. It was never crowed which was nice, and we found the water slides never to be crowded either which was nice. Unfortunately the ship only has 2 pools for a ship holding over 3500 guest, and on sea days its almost impossible to get into a pool. Carnival really needs to rethink their pools. They need more for that many guests on board. Our favourite nights were the 90's and 80's trivia nights in the atrium. Those were so much fun, wished there were more of those nights and that they lasted longer.... As for embarkation that went very smoothly, however the window times you give to people aren't realistic since you have to go into a big room and wait up to 2 hours before you start to board. The window times should be closer to the boarding times as the big room you sit in is very boring. And would have rather of wandered around the port more instead of sitting around doing nothing. As for Disembarkation, this is where the Average rating comes from...... We get the announcement on our last day at sea, that there was engine problems one of them blew, and we couldn't go as fast so we would be coming in to home port later than planned, which is ok, as things happen and no one has control over that, and they said they would be sending out new disembarkation information to everyone later on. So we got our new info, but didn't get new luggage tags. So we are on the ship until 11:30am before we are called off, then we have to wait in customs etc. There is a bus there to get us to the airport (booked through the cruise line) and there were empty seats but the luggage area was full so they wanted us to go on the next bus instead even though they know it takes 1.5hrs to get to the airport and our flight leaves at 2:45pm, rather than ask someone who leaves later to come off and let us on. So they make us wait and our bus doesn't leave until 1:00pm, and the guy who comes on the bus to ensure we are all going to the right place couldn't believe the ship didn't change our baggage tags for earlier since our flight left at 2:45pm and that no one got off the first bus either. As you can imagine, we missed our flight. Yep missed our flight due to Carnival not giving us the correct baggage tags because they changed their arrival time into port and also for not getting us on the proper bus that would have gotten us to the airport on time. Carnival didn't care that we missed our flight, they are the ones who knew what time our flight left and I booked their transport through them, so they should have been responsible to make sure we didn't miss our flight. But no they didn't care. They left us stranded and out of pocket. We would have been better to arrange our own transportation. But thought we were safe by booking it with them directly. Boy was I wrong. In all the years we have cruised we have never encountered this before. This left the worst feeling and was not a happy ending to a vacation and it was our final memory to our vacation.

Good and Bad

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by Smitherapjj

9 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View
Amenities offered on the ship was the main reason why we picked this ship. We were very excited for this trip, it had been 13 years since we sailed with Carnival, but have cruised over 9 other times on RCCL and NCL in between.

Our cabin was nice and a good size, we had the 6M ocean view deluxe which had 2 bathrooms, well really 1.5 bathrooms. Which was useful when all of us wanted to shower.

The cabin was clean.

Unfortunately the very first night on board our son got violently ill, had to take him to see the doctor. After which he was fine. We truly believe it was food poisoning from Guy's Burgers, we have had food poisoning before and it was exactly the same, but of course they didn't do any blood work to determine if it was or a flu, and just said its a flu he isn't allowed to leave the room for the next day until he is cleared from the doctor. So our first sea day he wasn't allowed to leave the cabin, our cabin smelled from all the sickness as no one as allowed in to clean it up. He was fine that day and kept all food down etc. And of course nothing was offered to us to compensate for it. And we had to live for 2 days with a very loud blower in our cabin. Again the smell not out either and this big blower. Nothing offered to us in lieu.

The Sea Days it rained and had high winds so the slides were shut down most of the time. So it was inside time.

Our waiter Bertrum and Randy and Lucky were great. Their service was excellent and we loved going for our dinners.

My kids loved the hot chocolate and ice cream machines.

We all liked the entertainment staff, big shout out to Mike the Cruise Director and Mikey the Assistant Cruise Director. They were very entertaining and friendly.

We also enjoyed Haly's trivia through out the cruise.

We loved our Stingray and Sea Turtle excursion very much, and would recommend that to anyone in Grand Cayman.

The comedy shows were excellent as were the night time production shows.

My daughter loved the room service and there wasn't a day that didn't go by that she didn't use it.

We were a bit disappointed that our room steward never knew us by name, we are very use to them knowing us by name and greeting us every day by name etc. But this never happened on this ship. The most we would get is a hi.

The buffet food was good, good variety we found. As well we liked the pizza at the back of the ship. We stayed away from Guys Burgers after the first day.

We really loved the Brunch in the Blush dinning room on sea days, what an awesome brunch. Highly recommend that.

Main dining room food for dinner was excellent.

We tried the ropes course and that was fun, as well as mini golf. It was never crowed which was nice, and we found the water slides never to be crowded either which was nice.

Unfortunately the ship only has 2 pools for a ship holding over 3500 guest, and on sea days its almost impossible to get into a pool. Carnival really needs to rethink their pools. They need more for that many guests on board.

Our favourite nights were the 90's and 80's trivia nights in the atrium. Those were so much fun, wished there were more of those nights and that they lasted longer....

As for embarkation that went very smoothly, however the window times you give to people aren't realistic since you have to go into a big room and wait up to 2 hours before you start to board. The window times should be closer to the boarding times as the big room you sit in is very boring. And would have rather of wandered around the port more instead of sitting around doing nothing.

As for Disembarkation, this is where the Average rating comes from...... We get the announcement on our last day at sea, that there was engine problems one of them blew, and we couldn't go as fast so we would be coming in to home port later than planned, which is ok, as things happen and no one has control over that, and they said they would be sending out new disembarkation information to everyone later on. So we got our new info, but didn't get new luggage tags. So we are on the ship until 11:30am before we are called off, then we have to wait in customs etc. There is a bus there to get us to the airport (booked through the cruise line) and there were empty seats but the luggage area was full so they wanted us to go on the next bus instead even though they know it takes 1.5hrs to get to the airport and our flight leaves at 2:45pm, rather than ask someone who leaves later to come off and let us on. So they make us wait and our bus doesn't leave until 1:00pm, and the guy who comes on the bus to ensure we are all going to the right place couldn't believe the ship didn't change our baggage tags for earlier since our flight left at 2:45pm and that no one got off the first bus either. As you can imagine, we missed our flight. Yep missed our flight due to Carnival not giving us the correct baggage tags because they changed their arrival time into port and also for not getting us on the proper bus that would have gotten us to the airport on time.

Carnival didn't care that we missed our flight, they are the ones who knew what time our flight left and I booked their transport through them, so they should have been responsible to make sure we didn't miss our flight. But no they didn't care. They left us stranded and out of pocket.

We would have been better to arrange our own transportation. But thought we were safe by booking it with them directly. Boy was I wrong. In all the years we have cruised we have never encountered this before.

This left the worst feeling and was not a happy ending to a vacation and it was our final memory to our vacation.
Smitherapjj’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Ages 10 to 12
Ages 13 to 15
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Carnival Breeze price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View
Cabin 6M 1342
Nice, room for 4 and nice touch with the 1.5 bathrooms and 3 closets
Deck 2 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins