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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Just got off the Carnival Breeze!

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by luvcruisin23

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean

My family and I had a wonderful time on the Breeze! Embarkation on day 1 was super smooth, and we actually got to board the ship early. I directly went to Guy Fieri's burger station, which has been absolutely delicious on previous ships, and it did not disappoint. The food, overall, was pretty good. The best food was found at Guy Fieri's and the Blue Iguana cantina. All of their food is excellent. We had my time dining in the Sapphire Restaurant for dinner, and we never had to wait an extremely long time for a table because you can reserve online through the Carnival hub app before you want to eat. The food in the Main Dining Room was decent. However, some nights, are waiting staff wasn't particularly attentive because they seemed to have too many tables. I would recommend that Carnival hire more waiting staff for the Main Dining Rooms so their employees aren't overwhelmed. The buffet food was tolerable, the desserts (especially the cake) was AMAZING, the pasta bar in the Cucina del Capitano was great, and the Pizza Pirate on the back of the Lido deck was ok.

When we weren't eating, my family and friends and I were usually on one of the decks relaxing, playing trivia, listening to some amazing music, or at a comedy show. My overall review of the entertainment and activities is average. My friends and I attended the "Welcome Aboard" show on opening night, which we thought was going to feature lots of singing and dancing. However, it is a complete waste of time, as the cruise director talks for over 30 minutes and there is a 12 minute preview show of whats to come for the rest of the week. And the singers and dancers were not excellent. I know Carnival is not known for their entertainment, but I could not sit through an entire production on this cruise. The singing was sub-par, and the scripts were just awful. However, all of the other entertainment and activities were excellent. We had an amazing group of violin players on our ship that played everything from modern pop music to rock n roll. They were FANTASTIC. The trivia was fun, and most of the comedy shows were hilarious! (Especially Cee-jay Jones) We also tried out the Thrill Theater, which is an onboard 4D theater. It is an upcharge of $5.50, but it is well worth it in my opinion. We went to the Level 3 extra scary version, which wasn't super scary, but it was so much fun! We enjoyed it so much we watched it twice.

We stopped at Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, and Costa Maya on our cruise. Cozumel is always a blast, and I highly recommend that you buy all of your souvenirs there. They are wayyyyyy cheaper than the other stops. Belize was very fun as well. We rented a car and went to the Belize zoo, and got to see rare animals such as a Tapir, Harpy Eagles, monkeys, a jaguar, toucans, and many more. Isla Roatan was probably the most beautiful port we stopped at. Although the whole island was very touristy (it even had a Bojangles!!) it was absolutely gorgeous, and we participated in a Dolphin encounter that was amazing. The worst port by far was Costa Maya. I would have preferred to not get off the boat. There were many shops to go into, but they were ridiculously overpriced. They were selling the same maraca's for $7 that could be purchased in Cozumel for $1. The port also smelled terrible! I think they were doing construction of the sewage system. Also, the pool was available to the public for free, but you had to pay to sit in the beach chairs. Ridiculous!! A terrible port.

Overall, my friends and family and I had an amazing time on the Carnival Breeze. My recommendations to Carnival: hire more waiting staff in the restaurants onboard, create an adult-only swimming pool so people don't have to be kicked by little kids all the time, and get better performers and script writers for the productions.

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Cabin I'm not sure 10250

The cabin is a little small for 4 grown people, but is doable. I would recommend getting a room with a porthole or window though, because it is impossible to get up in the mornings!

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