We chose this cruise because we did not want to fly over the Christmas holiday. Therefore our only option was to sail out of our home state; Texas. We wanted to be sailing during Christmas so our only option was this particular cruise. During the seven day trip, there was only one evening show.ONE!! And that particular singer incorporated the audience, so it wasn’t an actual theater show. We were told that they had a technical glitch and that it would be fixed quickly and all shows would take place after the first night….but that never happened. Instead they had things like bingo ( yes, bingo as the evening entertainment!) The food was subpar in the main dining and each area throughout the ship, w/the exception of Guy’s Burgers. At least that was a good place to eat. Each group we sat with or met onboard had the same complaints. We were all pretty shocked……what cruise line puts on a Christmas cruise and has no theatre cast?? I was actually embarrassed for the management who had to keep hearing folks complaints.
We were also in a spa suite that allowed us a private stairway to the adult spa. So, you would expect that this would be a quiet part of the ship, as it sits beneath the spa and at the very front of the ship. However, beginning on the second night, we had to call security at 4 AM and ask them to please, please, please get the teenagers next-door to us to quiet down. They were allowing the balcony doors to slam repeatedly, hitting walls, and laughing and yelling as if no one was around. The parents were two doors down the opposite direction allowing the teens to have friends in their room. Security had to come three different nights and stand outside their door. Don’t understand why they were even permitted to be in a room with no adult?!
The staff was fantastic. The ship was clean. That’s the only reason I give it to Stars. Holiday cruises tend to be a bit more expensive as there’s little extra touches for celebrations. However, this was not the case on the Carnival Breeze. What a huge rip off.