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We started a tradition last year of taking a cruise the week before Christmas instead of doing gifts as a family. We cruised with our family of 4 including a 26 year old and 20 year old. The, we brought along a friend age 20 and another friend age 22 resulting in 6 in our group. This was our second cruise as platinum for our family, one friend is gold, and another friend red. We cruise at least 2 times a year and have really enjoyed our past few carnival cruises. This was our first time on the Breeze and we booked it since it was a newer ship and for the itinerary, especially Amber Cover which we have never been to before. The boat itself is easily Carnivals most beautiful ship. The stairways had amazing photos from a photographer of the islands including sea turtles, underwater photos, island pictures, and more. Lido was on Deck 10 and had amazing decor along with the atrium on deck 3. We sailed the week before Christmas so the ship was beautifully decorated with Christmas trees all over. We had a tree lightning the first night where they gave out carnival Christmas hats and sang Christmas carols. The last sea day we had a holiday show featuring Christmas music and entertainment. The entertainment on board was decent, but had room for improvement. It’s about time carnival charges up theirs shows. We experienced the country show, motor city, love & marriage, flick, 88 keys, and the Lip Sync Battle. The country show would be been great with just the female singers as they were truly amazing, but the male singers were a bit of a let down. Flick was a cool show we had seen once before and the Lip Sync Battle was by far our favorite. The comedy was hit or miss. A few comedians that were very good and one particular that I’ve never seen so many people walk out of a show before ever. The ship has a thrill theater which we paid to see Polar Express in 4D for $3.50. It was cool, but not sure I’d pay to do it again. The show was only 7 minutes long or less. The Breeze doesn’t have a sports bar, but the casino and Red Frog Pub were the hang out areas to watch football this cruise. The Pub is always a great place to play games and hang out. Deck 5 is super cool on the Breeze since it wraps all the way around. The water slides are decent including a twister slide and drain pipe. The putt putt area was quite windy and we really enjoyed the ropes course it was a lot more fun than it looked. The food on board was one of our best experiences on carnival. They have Guy’s burgers, Guy’s Pig & Anchor, Blue Iguana, Cucina Del Capitano, Fahrenheit 555, Bonsai Sushi, Red Frog Pub, Mongolian Wok, the Deli, Seafood Shack, pizza, and standard dining room and Lido buffets. Our experience in the main dining room were very good with excellent service and great food. Our favorite lunch time eateries were blue iguana burrito bowls, Cucina del capitano build your own pasta, the deli buffalo chicken or turkey avocado, guys burgers, and pig & anchor. As for excursions, we did all of our excursions separate from carnival and had great experiences. For Amber Cove we took a cab to Damajagua falls to jump and slide off waterfalls. This is one of our favorite excursions EVER on a cruise. This would’ve cost near $100 a person through carnival, but only cost us around $30 a person by taking a cab and just paying the park directly. We also had a group of only about 10 people with 2 guides instead of the large carnival groups. Never felt unsafe and had an amazing time with 5 extra jumps/slides than carnival offers on the same excursion. In St. Thomas, we used Aqua Marine dive charters to do a private snorkel trip for the 6 of us. This was an amazing experience snorkeling away from the cruise crowds at a ship wreck underwater and then with turtles. This was a perfect day and way better than being crammed into a boat with 100s of other cruise passengers. In Puerto Rico, our cruise group split up into 2 groups. 4 of us went fishing with Magic Tarpon and caught fish. The other 2 of us went to Fortaleza Street to see all the umbrellas by the Governor’s house. This is only about a 10-15min walk and absolutely worth it. After seeing the umbrellas we then took a cab to Isla Verde beach to hang out the est of the day I’d 100% recommend taking an Uber instead of a cab it would’ve been half the price for us. In our last port, we walked to Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk. Easily, one of the most serene places/beaches in the world. We spent about 2hours here before walking down the road to Jack’s Shack for drinks and to play with the famous dogs Topher and Calypso. Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely easy on this boat. We did have priority/platinum so we went directly on the boat and walked off pretty quickly on the last day. The staff on board was great. We enjoyed every bit of this cruise and definitely recommend it to anyone whether it’s for families with young kids or couples on their own there is fun for everyone.

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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by Mt10

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We started a tradition last year of taking a cruise the week before Christmas instead of doing gifts as a family. We cruised with our family of 4 including a 26 year old and 20 year old. The, we brought along a friend age 20 and another friend age 22 resulting in 6 in our group. This was our second cruise as platinum for our family, one friend is gold, and another friend red. We cruise at least 2 times a year and have really enjoyed our past few carnival cruises. This was our first time on the Breeze and we booked it since it was a newer ship and for the itinerary, especially Amber Cover which we have never been to before. The boat itself is easily Carnivals most beautiful ship. The stairways had amazing photos from a photographer of the islands including sea turtles, underwater photos, island pictures, and more. Lido was on Deck 10 and had amazing decor along with the atrium on deck 3. We sailed the week before Christmas so the ship was beautifully decorated with Christmas trees all over. We had a tree lightning the first night where they gave out carnival Christmas hats and sang Christmas carols. The last sea day we had a holiday show featuring Christmas music and entertainment.

The entertainment on board was decent, but had room for improvement. It’s about time carnival charges up theirs shows. We experienced the country show, motor city, love & marriage, flick, 88 keys, and the Lip Sync Battle. The country show would be been great with just the female singers as they were truly amazing, but the male singers were a bit of a let down. Flick was a cool show we had seen once before and the Lip Sync Battle was by far our favorite. The comedy was hit or miss. A few comedians that were very good and one particular that I’ve never seen so many people walk out of a show before ever. The ship has a thrill theater which we paid to see Polar Express in 4D for $3.50. It was cool, but not sure I’d pay to do it again. The show was only 7 minutes long or less. The Breeze doesn’t have a sports bar, but the casino and Red Frog Pub were the hang out areas to watch football this cruise. The Pub is always a great place to play games and hang out. Deck 5 is super cool on the Breeze since it wraps all the way around. The water slides are decent including a twister slide and drain pipe. The putt putt area was quite windy and we really enjoyed the ropes course it was a lot more fun than it looked.

The food on board was one of our best experiences on carnival. They have Guy’s burgers, Guy’s Pig & Anchor, Blue Iguana, Cucina Del Capitano, Fahrenheit 555, Bonsai Sushi, Red Frog Pub, Mongolian Wok, the Deli, Seafood Shack, pizza, and standard dining room and Lido buffets. Our experience in the main dining room were very good with excellent service and great food. Our favorite lunch time eateries were blue iguana burrito bowls, Cucina del capitano build your own pasta, the deli buffalo chicken or turkey avocado, guys burgers, and pig & anchor.

As for excursions, we did all of our excursions separate from carnival and had great experiences. For Amber Cove we took a cab to Damajagua falls to jump and slide off waterfalls. This is one of our favorite excursions EVER on a cruise. This would’ve cost near $100 a person through carnival, but only cost us around $30 a person by taking a cab and just paying the park directly. We also had a group of only about 10 people with 2 guides instead of the large carnival groups. Never felt unsafe and had an amazing time with 5 extra jumps/slides than carnival offers on the same excursion.

In St. Thomas, we used Aqua Marine dive charters to do a private snorkel trip for the 6 of us. This was an amazing experience snorkeling away from the cruise crowds at a ship wreck underwater and then with turtles. This was a perfect day and way better than being crammed into a boat with 100s of other cruise passengers.

In Puerto Rico, our cruise group split up into 2 groups. 4 of us went fishing with Magic Tarpon and caught fish. The other 2 of us went to Fortaleza Street to see all the umbrellas by the Governor’s house. This is only about a 10-15min walk and absolutely worth it. After seeing the umbrellas we then took a cab to Isla Verde beach to hang out the est of the day I’d 100% recommend taking an Uber instead of a cab it would’ve been half the price for us.

In our last port, we walked to Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk. Easily, one of the most serene places/beaches in the world. We spent about 2hours here before walking down the road to Jack’s Shack for drinks and to play with the famous dogs Topher and Calypso.

Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely easy on this boat. We did have priority/platinum so we went directly on the boat and walked off pretty quickly on the last day.

The staff on board was great. We enjoyed every bit of this cruise and definitely recommend it to anyone whether it’s for families with young kids or couples on their own there is fun for everyone.
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Balcony
Cabin 8D 8284
Seemed like a standard balcony cabin. Deck 5 does wrap around so had views of the hot tub a little ways down and a huge checkboard many people played on. Also, could see out to sea and the islands while coming into port very well. Noise was not an issue as we connected to my parents next door, but could be an issue if you didn’t know the people connected in 8280. The room had a lot more storage space than many of the other carnival ships I’ve been on, especially shelving. The tv did not pop out or turn as well as I would’ve liked. Resulting in no access to the USB outlet on the tv. Lights have to have a card put in or they will randomly turn off which was different. The cabin had some wear and tear, but overall was very nice and worked well for 2 people. Our cabin steward was also top notch. The room is only a little ways away from the elevator and had an access close by to see down to the atrium. I liked the location as it wasn’t very hard to get to anything.
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