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Firstly this was a 'journeys cruise' which basically means longer itineraries and ports not usual for carnival to visit. As this was a straight 14 day cruise we expected it to be slightly different. The majority of people on this cruise were older then the usual mix found on carnival, in fact there were over 2000 platinum and diamond guests, hardened long life carnival cruisers, average age 60-80. It wasn't really noticible about the age group/demographic until you notice that by 11.30 most of them were in bed and the nightclub (usually rammed) had about 5 people in it! Even though this wasn't a standard carnival cruise we had a blast, 9 ports in 14 days. The entertainment as always on carnival was fantastic, on sea days you were never short of something fun to do, the 'fun squad' were relentless in making this days go by with fun and laughter. The ship; loved the breeze although we found it a bit annoying that you had to go through a very smoke filled casino to navigate from one end of the promenade deck (where most bars etc are located) to the atrium the other end, bad design in my opinion. The food was pretty standard, not brilliant but ok, the frustration with the food was that for lunch gathered were so many places to eat, BBQ, Mexican, Tandoor, buffet, guys burgers etc but in the evening you had three choices, main dining, and two fee paid options the steakhouse (impossible to get a reservation) and the Italian. This would not probably be an issue on your standard 7 night cruise but over 14 days things became very limited, and the buffet choice in the evening was very small and poor. Overall we had a great trip but would definitely think twice before booking a journeys cruise again, nothing wrong with it but just not the age group for us!

Not your usual Carnival cruise but one of the best!

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by cbowls30

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Firstly this was a 'journeys cruise' which basically means longer itineraries and ports not usual for carnival to visit.

As this was a straight 14 day cruise we expected it to be slightly different. The majority of people on this cruise were older then the usual mix found on carnival, in fact there were over 2000 platinum and diamond guests, hardened long life carnival cruisers, average age 60-80. It wasn't really noticible about the age group/demographic until you notice that by 11.30 most of them were in bed and the nightclub (usually rammed) had about 5 people in it! Even though this wasn't a standard carnival cruise we had a blast, 9 ports in 14 days.

The entertainment as always on carnival was fantastic, on sea days you were never short of something fun to do, the 'fun squad' were relentless in making this days go by with fun and laughter.

The ship; loved the breeze although we found it a bit annoying that you had to go through a very smoke filled casino to navigate from one end of the promenade deck (where most bars etc are located) to the atrium the other end, bad design in my opinion.

The food was pretty standard, not brilliant but ok, the frustration with the food was that for lunch gathered were so many places to eat, BBQ, Mexican, Tandoor, buffet, guys burgers etc but in the evening you had three choices, main dining, and two fee paid options the steakhouse (impossible to get a reservation) and the Italian. This would not probably be an issue on your standard 7 night cruise but over 14 days things became very limited, and the buffet choice in the evening was very small and poor.

Overall we had a great trip but would definitely think twice before booking a journeys cruise again, nothing wrong with it but just not the age group for us!
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Balcony
Cabin 8C 8237
Great location, short walk to lift for lido and atrium, very quiet not issues.
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins