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Carnival Breeze Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1307 reviews
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Amazing first cruise! Eastern Caribbean on The Breeze!

Review for Carnival Breeze to the Eastern Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Cove Balcony
Traveled with children

This was our first cruise and one of our last family vacations before our oldest goes to college. We chose the week of President's day because NY has the week off for winter break. The itinerary was also a deciding factor for the cruise. It was the Eastern Caribbean with port stops in Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan-PR, and Grand Turk.

Weather was warm and sunny. There was always high winds on sea day so that prevented us from entirely enjoying the lido deck. There were A LOT of kids due to the break but that didn't impact our enjoyment at all.

Ship was very clean and at full capacity according to the CD. I never felt overcrowded but we didn't hang out on Lido all the time. Staff was cleaning and they even painted the hull (?) during our port days in Amber Cove and St. Thomas. Public bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Fun shops were okay. Casino was the only negative. So smoky!!! It drifted out of the casino into the atrium and ocean plaza. There were small ionizer within the casino and it actually was less smoky when you walked through the casino. I did not see any ionizers outside the casina and there should be because the stench was unbearable on sea days in the atrium.

Cabin Review

Cove Balcony

We splurged and booked two connecting cove balcony cabins. It was perfect. Easy to get to MDR and Ovation theater. Had to take an elevator to lido but never more than 3-5 minutes at peak times. So glad we chose this location because on day 6 the seas were rocking. It was so bad you could not walk without holding on to something. It started around 9:30 and lasted until 3 am the morning of debarking.

Port Reviews

Grand Turk

Awesome Beach day!!

San Juan

Great walking city. Walk to Visitors center (across from CVS) and they will highlight the walk.

St. Thomas

Get a Banana Daiquiri at Mountain Top!! Great tour guide.

St. Thomas

Sapphire Beach is Gorgeous!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Excellent tour to Damajagua Falls with Marysol Tours! Port is nice!

Port Canaveral (Orlando)


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