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This cruise left out of Cape Canaveral. We arrived on time for our 11:30 am "appointment time" and embarkation went very smoothly, in fact the the smoothest I've experienced. We were on the boat in no time and found a seat on the deck on the opposite side of BBQ place. We got a few drinks from the nearby bar and some excellent BBQ and relaxed there until our cabin was ready around 1:30 pm. We had second floor port hole cabin # 2216. The cabin was clean and much larger than I was expecting. The water we ordered was in the room when we arrived, our gold status VIFP water and pin came the following day. The VIFP drink vouchers that were in our room had someone else's name on them but the correct cabin number causing us to briefly think we were in the wrong room LOL and considering we had already unpacked most of our stuff it was a brief moment of panic haha. The vouchers turned out to be incorrect and we received new ones a day or two later. The boat is large and was in over all good condition. The food was overall very good and we really enjoyed the taco's and burgers. I was disappointing that the excellent and included Tandoori restaurant had been replaced with an extra cost seafood restaurant. We had anytime dining and rarely had a wait for a table, the food was overall very good and the service was fine but not as good as it has been on some other boats in the past. The casino was so packed all the time that it made even crossing thru a bit of a challenge, but good for Carnival as I'm sure they were raking in the gambling money. We only went to one comedy show and it was pretty good. We went to all of the playlist production shows and they were descent but corny. The performers gave it there all and were very enthusiastic especially Jay. Our biggest complaint on this boat was the overwhelming amount of smoking areas. I have never been on a cruise ship before that had so many smoking areas and smokers for that matter. There were so many smoking areas that it was difficult to find an area to sit away from the cigarette smoke and we found that was a major negative in our experience on this boat and our ability to finds spots to relax on deck or enjoy the pool side movies. Getting on and off the beat at the ports was a breeze (none of the ports on this route had tenders). The staff around the boat and in the shops were pleasant and attentive. The disembarkation was a complete mess. We ported our own luggage off the boat and we didn't make it off the boat until 11 am. The only floors that had been called when we disembarked were 11,12 ,1 and 2 for self debarkation and only tag/zone #'s 1,2,and 3 so god knows how long it took the rest of the people on the boat to finally get off? The cruise director was blaming customs but she had made multiple announcements right after the initial floors were called for people to follow the rules, so who knows?

Nice boat

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by erinm51

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This cruise left out of Cape Canaveral. We arrived on time for our 11:30 am "appointment time" and embarkation went very smoothly, in fact the the smoothest I've experienced. We were on the boat in no time and found a seat on the deck on the opposite side of BBQ place. We got a few drinks from the nearby bar and some excellent BBQ and relaxed there until our cabin was ready around 1:30 pm.

We had second floor port hole cabin # 2216. The cabin was clean and much larger than I was expecting. The water we ordered was in the room when we arrived, our gold status VIFP water and pin came the following day. The VIFP drink vouchers that were in our room had someone else's name on them but the correct cabin number causing us to briefly think we were in the wrong room LOL and considering we had already unpacked most of our stuff it was a brief moment of panic haha. The vouchers turned out to be incorrect and we received new ones a day or two later.

The boat is large and was in over all good condition.

The food was overall very good and we really enjoyed the taco's and burgers. I was disappointing that the excellent and included Tandoori restaurant had been replaced with an extra cost seafood restaurant. We had anytime dining and rarely had a wait for a table, the food was overall very good and the service was fine but not as good as it has been on some other boats in the past.

The casino was so packed all the time that it made even crossing thru a bit of a challenge, but good for Carnival as I'm sure they were raking in the gambling money.

We only went to one comedy show and it was pretty good.

We went to all of the playlist production shows and they were descent but corny. The performers gave it there all and were very enthusiastic especially Jay.

Our biggest complaint on this boat was the overwhelming amount of smoking areas. I have never been on a cruise ship before that had so many smoking areas and smokers for that matter. There were so many smoking areas that it was difficult to find an area to sit away from the cigarette smoke and we found that was a major negative in our experience on this boat and our ability to finds spots to relax on deck or enjoy the pool side movies.

Getting on and off the beat at the ports was a breeze (none of the ports on this route had tenders).

The staff around the boat and in the shops were pleasant and attentive.

The disembarkation was a complete mess. We ported our own luggage off the boat and we didn't make it off the boat until 11 am. The only floors that had been called when we disembarked were 11,12 ,1 and 2 for self debarkation and only tag/zone #'s 1,2,and 3 so god knows how long it took the rest of the people on the boat to finally get off? The cruise director was blaming customs but she had made multiple announcements right after the initial floors were called for people to follow the rules, so who knows?
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Cabin Review

Porthole
Cabin PT 2216
My husband and I were looking for a short getaway (without the kids :) for the two of us and we came upon this cruise at a really good price. We had separate beds as it was a porthole cabin but the room was much larger than I thought it was going to be and we had a lot of extra space. The room was clean and had all the usual amenities like a fridge, safe, tv, and hairdryer. The water pressure in the shower was impressive and there was plenty of hot water.

The only negative we had was the beds were not great, I had the regular mattress and it seemed a bit old and tired and I would wake up sore in the middle of the night and in the morning. The sofa bed was hard as a rock at first but the room attendant put one and then an second mattress topper and it made that bed much more comfortable.

The rooms location was excellent! It was easy to get to and from the disembarking and reembarking at the ports, the dining room was only one floor above as was the theater which meant no need to wait for elevators a lot of the time. The room was in a quiet location with no noise from the theater. You could hear a bit of noise when the boat was docking but that was about it.

I would definitely stay in this room again if I was back on this boat!
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    We love walking around this old city. There is so much to see and even with 3 cruise ships in port it didn't seem crowded. Old San Juan is completely walk-able and for those with mobility issues or small children there is a free pubic bus to take you around to all the main sites.
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