Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by mdpkop
- Sail Date: December 2016
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Cove Balcony
This is our second cruise this year out of Galveston and on both occasions we had to disembark from the crew deck because the gangway was malfunctioning. You would think that as much money as the city of Galveston rakes in from the cruises that they would fix the problem. I did some research and on the Port of Galveston's website they posted that over one million passengers sail out of Galveston every year!
The cruise was great and we only had one rough night which was on the return trip. We got a little queasy, but not sick. They had to drain the swimming pool on Lido to keep the waves from splashing up to the next deck. Christine in the Piano Bar was a hoot and well worth our time there. The crew and staff were very friendly, although over the last 11 years of cruising with Carnival I have noticed a big change in the number of crew members. They are nearly too overworked with one steward cleaning many more rooms than ever before.
This is the second time we have done the Key West and Bahamas trip and enjoyed them both. I saw some complaints about how sorry Nassau or Freeport was. Hey life is what you make of it. Skip the excursions and mingle with the locals, just use you common sense and don't go where you wouldn't or do what you wouldn't do in the states and you'll be fine.
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FreeportWe rented a scooter for the second time. I would advise against it unless you have experience on a motorcycle as the locals are for the most part impatient. You also need an International Driver's License which is easy to obtain by using AAA. We rode to a beach and enjoyed the warm weather and sand.View All 1,342 Freeport Cruise Port Reviews
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GalvestonWhen you consider that the Port of Galveston brags about over one million annual cruise ship passengers you wonder why the cruise terminal is in such a dismal condition. We cruised twice this year. In May the passenger gangway was broken on both embarkation and debarkation which is a shame because all the first time cruiser's (and there were many) didn't get the "AWE" effect of boarding into the atrium area of the ship. On the last one, which we just finished the gangway was broken on the debarkation.View All 660 Galveston Cruise Port Reviews
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Key WestSecond time to the Keys. This time we went into town and rented a gasoline powered golf cart. We had a blast. We could do what we wanted and when we wanted to do it. I highly recommend a visit to the Coast Guard cutter Ingham which is the most highly decorated cutter ever to have served in the Coast Guard. It transported General MacArthur back to the Philippines when he fulfilled his promise the return.View All 1,778 Key West Cruise Port Reviews
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NassauVery warm, the temps were in the mid-80's with a high humidity. A huge difference from the 30's our friends in the Texas panhandle had to endure. We walked around Nassau and enjoyed a meal at the Greek Island restaurant overlooking the main drag. Very friendly people there even though it was crowded with the passengers from two other Carnival ships. We felt safer on this cruise itinerary than we do in some U.S. cities!View All 5,873 Nassau Cruise Port Reviews
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