This was our first Journey's cruise. We did not know what to expect. Out of 3800 Passengers, 1800 were Platinum and about 100 were diamond. This means you will wait if you aren't diamond or platinum. If I had to do it over, I would have waited to become platinum before doing this cruise. The ship is awesome but I will now add cough syrup to the list. Many got an upper respiratory virus on this cruise which is not Carnival's fault; however, they could have done a better job cleaning. I noticed the Breeze did not have as many alcohol gel stations as other ships. The bathrooms often have 4 stalls and only one dryer which means people will NOT wash their hands. I hope they get this figured out. Layout was the typical "Dream" Class ship. I did notice there were not as many stewards cleaning the common areas. Our waiters in the main dining room were amazing. Esumitra, Zara, and Joaquim made us feel like we were the only ones dining. You really get to know someone when you sail for 14 days. Millicent at the coffee bar was absolutely awesome. If you haven't tried the coffee bar you are missing out! Room stewards were a bit odd on this cruise. I know Carnival has assigned them 35 rooms to be done by 11am so they always seem rushed and miss things. They were very friendly and greeted us each day in the hallway. Room Service was prompt and very courteous. Great job to the staff! Did not attend stage shows as we've seen them before. Mark Preston was very good as a walk-on performer as well as the juggler. Comedy shows were good except for 2 comedians that put the crowd to sleep. Carl Strong made everyone laugh so hard they were falling out of their chairs. CoCo was the comedy host and she was AMAZING. She is well on her way to Cruise Director. The Sea Sharps with a side of Diggity was one of the best bands I've seen on a cruise ship. When they play jazz/blues they sound like grammy award winning artists!
First time for us in a Cove Cabin. I felt the balcony was well protected and spacious, allowing a view of the pier runners (get the port side). Room was typical of any Carnival cruise. Felt the cleanliness could have been better. Stewards used to turn down your bed in the evening and replace towels. They are so busy now this isn't possible and that's a shame.