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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Rough Ride, Ugly Ship

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review by SandiePitts

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean

I sailed in December of 2019 to the Eastern Caribbean for 7 days on the Breeze - the fourth Carnival ship I have sailed on. Carnival Breeze was the roughest ride by far - the first two days we did up to 45 knots to get to our first port of call, and the entire Breeze wallowed, shook and rattled at that speed, which made sleeping difficult. The Breeze is not an attractive ship. It's interior is VERY plain and predominantly light yellow, and it's decorations are sparse and cheap looking. It feels like a floating Motel 6. The Breeze is a very loud ship - all of the music in all of the locations was just a little too loud and bounced off of it's hard plain walls. The Breeze was the dirtiest Carnival ship I have been on - the carpets had stains on them, spots of carpet powder that were never removed, and guests leaving food like shrimp tails and pizza crusts in weird public spots. I got the impression that the ship is just too big for the crew to keep up with. Summary - The Breeze will appeal to cruisers who enjoy the latest in entertainment and on-board activities, which were varied and impressive. The Breeze will not impress cruisers who value ambiance, and will prefer the lavish decor of ships like the Carnival Miracle, which encourage the guest to explore it just to see details.

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Cabin Review

The cabin was decently appointed, with generous storage space. It has the nice bathroom layout with the large vanity area with storage shelves on both sides, and the double-dial showers that make temperature regulation a challenge on some older ships.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Port Canaveral did not impress. It is the only port I have sailed from that did not have the option to pay for parking in advance, and it's access and layout was confusing.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Our tour of a cathedral, fort, rum distillery and lunch was excellent.

Paradise Point Skyride

We booked a two for one excursion - the Shipwreck museum and the Skyride. The museum is GREAT! it has detailed interactive displays. it has knowledgeable staff, some as costumed period characters.

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San Juan

We mostly walked around the downtown area and looked at architecture. We had a very nice time.

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