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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review
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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by brandy4598

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  • Sail Date: Oct 2017
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Premium Vista Balcony

My husband and I were on the Breeze over Halloween. We were on the Breeze last year, as well, for Halloween. So, we knew what to expect.

Pros: Overall, we had a good time. We really enjoyed Mike, the Cruise Director (or whatever they're called these days). We had excellent service in the dining room. Adi and his team were the best! And, we enjoyed the comedians, the production show Flick, and most of the musicians/bands on the ship.

Cons: When it came to our cabin, we were disappointed. We splurged for an aft corner balcony. Since the cruise had 3 sea days, we were really looking forward to spending some quality time relaxing on the huge balcony. The first problem was that the balcony was dirty. I expected some soot; but the entire balcony was filthy (I'm talking chairs, table, ground, railing, etc.). It looked like it hadn't been cleaned in quite a while. And, there were paint splatters all over the lounge chairs and the ground. We received a notice that the balcony would be cleaned during one a port day; but it wasn't.Then, on the second sea day, the facilities crew painted all day...a couple of decks right below our balcony. The fumes were so bad, we couldn't go out on the balcony. On the final sea day, they were out painting again. We had to call Guest Services multiple times to get them to stop. [I will say that Carnival gave us a slight discount off of our final bill due to the inconvenience.] Additionally, the bathroom in the cabin looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a month or so. The shelves on the sides were dirty and there was a wad of hair on top of the shower drain (from the previous cruisers). Our other main complaint is the food. the quality has gone downhill. And, they really didn't have very many healthy options at the buffet. It's all fried or breaded or has tons of sugar, fats, etc. They need more veggies and baked meats. Our last issue was with the debarkation process. We had priority debarkation to carry off our luggage. They told everyone to meet in the forward dining room at 7:00. We got there at 7:00 and it was a mess. The woman in charge of the process had only done it once before. She kept telling people to line up; but there was no clear line. It took at least 45 minutes - an hour before they started letting people off the ship. Then, we had to wait another 20-30 minutes in the Customs line. We have done self-assist debarkation before and it has never been as bad as it was this time.

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Premium Vista Balcony
Cabin 9C 8473

Huge balcony; Was filthy with dirt, soot, and paint; Facilities was painting on a couple of sea days and we couldn't go out on the balcony because of the fumes

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