Carnival Breeze

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: Jun 2012    

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Carnival Breeze is an extra large ship, carrying 4724 passengers and 1386 crew, and sails from Galveston, Texas.

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5 out of 5

Would have been the best cruise yet had it not been for the cruise director...

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We had a wonderful cruise. The food was good. The shows were excellent. The atmosphere pleasant. Although we had a few hiccups I feel I should mention.#1 There was a fowl odor at mid ship on 3 an 4 decks for most of the cruise. I asked guest services and they said they are working on it. Didn't ever go away. #2 The cruise director was annoyed during the morning show because my son was falling asleep and threatened to throw something at him. I thought he was kidding but he said "I am serious, wake him up or I will throw something at him." It was very embarrassing and a lot of people were staring at us. It put a major damper on our fun. Who does that to a teenager? They are subconscious enough as it is. To single him out in a negative way was just plain mean. It bothered my son for the rest of the cruise. Thus bothering the entire family.

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5 out of 5

Best staff

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The staff on board were fantastic! Every request made, they will do. The room was alway clean and all of the hallways are clean. A person vomited in one of the hallways from motion sickness and it was cleaned up within 5 minutes. The crew and the staff are very attentive. They will notice broken glasses, dirt, and trash and pick it up immediately. The bar staff makes fantastic drinks and the waitstaff are all sweet and gets your orders precisely the way you want it.

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4 out of 5

Family Christmas Cruise

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The Breeze is a great ship.  Was very impressed with the staff - they totally catered to kids.   The rooms were very nice - beds very comfortable and plenty of storage space to unpack.  We thought the food was mediocre except for Guy Fiari's Burger Bar which was excellent.  The buffet was set up very efficiently - very few lines.

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5 out of 5

Perfect for young families

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As adults, we have sailed on Norweigian and Celebrity. With our daughter, we have sailed on Disney. This was by far the best cruise we have been on! We were so pleasantly surprised with the Breeze. I've had the impression that Carnival was just a discount boozy party boat, so we were leaning towards the Royal Carribbean Liberty of the Seas. The $3,000 difference was enough to sway us towards the Breeze, and we were not disappointed!

 

Our cabin was a decent size, simple and clean with a nice balcony. The 7th floor kept us high enough off the 5th floor veranda deck and gave us a nice view. Our room steward was great! The couch that converted to a bed was very hard at first, but after talking to Thana she informed us that it could be flipped to a soft side. I love that the beds had different options for different kinds of sleepers.

 

My 8 year old daughter kept exclaiming about how much she loved the boat. THere were so many activities on the Lido deck- slides, water park, pools that weren't over crowded, plenty of hot tubs, putt putt golf, basket ball, ping pong, ropes course. Nothing had an overly long line. There were fun activities throughout the day and we were never bored.

 

Because of our late seating and young family, we were not able to enjoy the big shows at night. We did go to the comics and magicians, though, and they were a great option!

 

Food in the big dining rooms were so-so. Maybe in part because I was so full from the delicious options in the other parts of the boat. We tried the Italian and Japanese specialty restaurants, which were great. The free options included hamburgers (so yummy!), tacos, pizza, Indian tandoor and the buffet. These were all great and I wished we could eat them even more!

 

Our ports of call were awesome as well. We had to skip Belize because of fog, but the staff were able to rearrange all of our other excursions, no problem. We were given $15 per person on board credit and a glass of wine for our troubles. To be honest, I didn't mind missing Belize and being on the boat an extra day because the boat was so fun.

 

I highly recommend the Cenote Hopping with Lunch at Cozumel. The best excursion I've ever done, hands down. It was nice to have such a knowledgeable guide, and to get away from the tourist areas. 

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2 out of 5

Not For Us

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As far as Carnival goes this boat was nicer than the other two times we gave them a shot.  That is to say the boat itself was "nicer".  For mandatory tipping and having paid for a suite the crew (other than wait staff) was just good enough.  Half of the evening shows were good the other half (especially the country show) were horrible.  I swear some big shot in NYC or MIA knew the boat would be made up of at least 50% from TX, OK, MS, AL and thought they would poke fun at good folks who like country. 

 

I could never finish a meal in the dining room (not from size but quality), although the Indian, Burrito and Burger places on Lido were good. 

 

When my son heard that we are forced to tip the kids club staff, he was horrified and mentioned they don't do anything other than stand at the entry and complain how loud or crazy it was in there.  He was in the "sharks" group, my daughters group had more structured activities.   Although, both kids enjoyed being in the clubs. 

 

Rude patrons don't acknowledge your existence and save lido deck chairs even though they never come back for hours on end.  I would think the cruise line would prefer a customer who will pay for drinks sitting in chair rather than an empty chair. 

 

Our cruise had some weather problems, but Carnival did a good job handling the rebooking of excursions and communicating what was going on.  On the other hand, there were some less than classy patrons who became very angry and rude to both other patrons and especially the Carnival staff.  In my experience on differing cruise lines this (other patrons lowering the overall experience of the cruise) has happened more on Carnival than other lines, just my experience though.

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4 out of 5

Great trip despite the FOG-INDUCED DELAY

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The ship was beautiful, the food was excellent, and the entertainment was top-notch.  We ended up spending more time on the ship than scheduled - we lost a port of call in Belize and added another day at sea - but it was okay because the ship had so much to offer.  

 

The only area of improvement I would ask is for a bit more discretion with the late night comedy.  The last night (New Year's Eve) we went to the comedy show which was all very raunchy sexually oriented humor - a good 10 minutes devoted to sexual acts with dogs.  It ended with the comedian saying he had cancer and had to perform during this trip to take his mind off of his problems.  So - too much disgusting humor and too much personal information. 

The other comedian on board, BTW, did not conduct himself that way even during his late night shows.  So, closer supervision of the material would be good. 

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3 out of 5

Disappointed we lost a stop on the intinary

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due to heavy fog in Galveston we lost a day. The had to reschedule our itinerary and we did. It get to stop in Belize. We ended up with 3 full 'sea days' and only 2 stops. Pretty disappointing that no money was offered back due to missing a port. 

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2 out of 5

Not a happy cruiser

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This is probably the worst travel related let down I have ever experienced. After hearing so many great, fun stories about going on cruises, the amazing food, and the entertainment this adventure was a big disappointment. I felt like I was a captive audience for every money grabbing gimmick the cruise line could come up with. Days were planned out on the ship but much of what was on the schedule was designed to sell to passenger more, which is not entertainment. Too many kids under the age of 10 on the cruise, 1500 kids as reported by the cruise director. Kids running up and down the halls yelling and stomping around until early morning. The food was geared for the kids with basic burgers, pizza and cafeteria food with only pizza being available all the time. Customer service required standing in lines for 30-45 minutes, which occurred numerous times a day. This is not the way I had envisioned spending time on a cruise. Overall I would rate this cruise very poor bordering on terrible although the staff on the ship was great, great attitudes and VERY friendly. This was my first and last cruise.

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4 out of 5

Family Cruise 2016

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My family really enjoyed our daily dinner experience. Our server, Saracer, was great and his dinner recommendations were always spot on! He and Bronko, another server, were most gracious and really made or dining experience very enjoyable. My grandson loved the idea of "going to eat a fancy meal and not getting a bill!" Unfortunately, I can't say the same about breakfast. the servers weren't as friendly and a couple of times we had to wait about 15 minutes before the server even approached our table. After that we went to the buffet for breakfast. Margarette, our cabin steward, was also very helpful and had everything we needed before we even asked for it. We enjoyed seeing the towel animals every day. 

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Trinanty
Contributor Level: Third Mate

The Breeze is a beautiful ship...I would definitely sail on this ship again"

peppermintp123
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

For a place that is not as crazy as the pool area, try the 5th deck. Lots of room in either sun or shade. Hot tubs on this deck are rarely used.

rjones299
Contributor Level: Purser

Recommend trying a side balcony. Our rear balcony seemed to get numerous whiffs of the smoke from the ships stack even in (or maybe because of) high winds.

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Price

XL

Size

Jun 2012

Built

4724

Total Passengers

3.41

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1845

Total Cabins

38

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