My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Breeze for 7 days in February 2020. We had warm and sunny weather, but the winds were high resulting in the ship being very rocky the majority of the trip. I'm talking like losing your footing in hallways and the being physically rocked to sleep in your bed. We had to take nausea medication daily. We talked to people who have been on 20+ cruises and they even said this had been the rockiest cruise they had been on.
The ship was great! The staff were phenomenal! The ship was very clean and nice.
The only downfall is we felt like the cigarette smoke from the casino really carried through the ship and through the lobby area.
The food was delicious as expected. We did our time dining and were always able to be seated within 10 minutes. Tables are close to others, but it was a nice way to meet other people. The Sushi from Bonsai is amazing!
We found that the buffet often had the same dishes that were served for dinner in the main dining room. We also found that each end/side of the buffet had one or two items that were different, so make sure you check out both sides before grabbing your plate.
On board entertainment was fantastic! The Motor City show was my favorite, but all of the shows were great! We found that the time from 7:45 PM to 10 PM, there was not a lot going on for on board activities. We ended up going to bed a little earlier some nights because there was a huge gap in activities. The main entertainment shows end between 7:45- 8 PM and then the comedy club doesn't start until 10:15 PM. We also learned to get to the comedy club 45 minutes early if you want a seat!
The ports were good. Amber Cove is just shopping and a huge pool with water slide. We walked around the shops, got our passport stamped, and lounged by the pool for a little bit, but then went back onto the ship to eat and find a spot by the pool before everyone got back on the ship.
In St. Thomas, we did the Sapphire Beach Snorkel excursion through Carnival. The beach was beautiful, but the snorkeling was not great. Too many people and nothing to see when snorkeling. The wind was high so there were bigger waves so not sure if this affected what was seen when snorkeling.
Puerto Rico was amazing! We just walked around the city for most of the day. There were a lot of "homeless" people begging for money here. You can walk right off the ship into the city.
Grand Turk was beautiful! The winds finally let up so we had the best beach day! There are some umbrellas that are free, but the locals have set up their chairs and umbrellas closer to the water. We paid $40 for two chairs and umbrella for the day. They are really pushy to get to you pay for chairs and umbrellas. The water is crystal clear and perfect. It does get pretty crowded with two cruise ships in port. We were lucky to be the first ship at the port. Next time, we would walk down to Jack's Shack right away to get our jerk chicken as once the second ship is in port, the line is extremely long.
Overall, it was a very good and relaxing trip. We would definitely take this cruise again.
It's an adjoining room, which we will be sure to not pick that room again. We could hear the neighbors coughing and opening/shutting drawers/doors. The room itself was clean and had plenty of space for the two of us. Hallway noise didn't bother us. It got pretty loud when porting- wasn't nice to be woken by this at 4 AM. It was nice to be close to the dining room, lobby, and main theater.
Excursion included snorkeling off the beach, but there was nothing to see. Beach was clean and pretty but not good for snorkeling. There is a restaurant and bar at this beach. We got one drink ticket with this excursion.View All 41 Sapphire Beach Reviews
Beautiful views, but not a lot to do here.