Bostongirl88

Bostongirl88
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Carnival Breeze

February 2015 - Carnival Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

Fun is what we got!

Loved this cruise, really. Great cabin, great food, entertainment was talented, great cruise director. One out of two shore excursions were excellent, the other just so so. Started with a lot of rain - five inches in Miami so leaving the port was a challenge to get there and then it was very hard on the Lido deck or any deck to eat or whatever, but we managed, it was not their fault, people, just an extraordinary rain storm. The Guy Burger and Burrito stands are ravingly great and yummy. Glad they were convinced to keep them open on port days. We came back on two ports because it was better than the local fare in Antigua and Nassau. The trip was special our anniversary so we celebrated at the Fahrenheit 555, WOW! A glass of champagne and special dessert were gratis, the rest was $35 per person plus bar service plus tip. But it was worth it!. Regular any time dinner service was mostly great. Pasta dishes were just okay, so the hint is to ask your waiter to recommend a good choice. 90 percent of the time we were impressed. Also did room service on excursion days and it was prompt with good, hot strong coffee and croissants or whatever. The best part of Carnival Breeze are the rooms - bigger than other cruise lines. Been on a few - Norwegian and Royal Carib. Their room attendants never fail to be excellent. Entertainment was good for dancing, music and comedy. Also try breakfast in the Sapphire for nice start for the day, and it is very good. Their Ovation Theater has innovative technology in their sets  - artistic, but even the range of the audience will appreciate the Latin Nights, Motor City, or the Brits all from a very talented group of eight dancers and singers. The cruise director Matt should have his own tv show one of the better cruise directors ever! Only glitch was disembarkation on the second day of daylight savings - many late and confused guests made this very tedious. Sorry to hear that this ship is going to Galveston. Guess all the competition in Miami with the Quantum and others are kicking this new ship out. Can we please try not to hog all the deck chairs, people? I saw very nice attendants trying to put stickers on the chairs that were not being used, but really.....

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Oasis of the Seas

September 2014 - Oasis of the Seas to Transatlantic

Loved this cruise!

We are a retired couple that have cruised with Norwegian and Carnaval about five times to Bermuda, the Carribean and Alaska. This was our best cruise yet. The transAtlantic was smooth as glass. Did not need to worry at all. Enough to keep us busy . Food was excellent in the Dining Room, and did not feel a need to do the special restaurants. Windjammer and Solarium were great for breakfast and lunch. Loved the Make a Wish walking on Deck 5. The spa and gym were excellent. The shows were top rated, amazing and fun. Just a few points. During the muster drill, we sat on the seats near the Aqua Show and got smoky debris from whatever, and got our new khaki shorts dirty with stains that we hard to wash out. We did tell the nearby Oasis staff about the seats being dirty. Next I would say there was a shore excursion to Alhambra. Great visit except we could not understand the tour guide very well due to mechanical issues with the headset clicking, her dialect was not easy to understand, the bus had an issue, and we felt rushed through. I did complain and got a slight 20 percent refund. Otherwise, staff were great, our cabin attendant very helpful, and the dining staff were great and entertaining, too. We liked the number of big hot tubs in the Solarium area. Never used the zip line, the climbing walls, the carousel, the skating rink, or Central Park that much. But not everyone wants to do everything. The casino was a turn off since there was smoke. So we avoided it. Went on the Rising Tide Bar which was fun.  There were nice touches with a parade. A little disappointed in smaller activities like the trivial pursuit games. The small library was good except all the books were taken within the first hour of being on board. After the shows, there were only a few places to have a cup of tea, or a slice of pizza, or a sweet item. Those places were very busy and did not have enough hot water or coffee for the numbers of people who are not drinking alcohol late in the night. Some places seemed empty a lot, then other places seemed very busy - not a lot of flexibility for converting spaces to other purposes - like the big space for the champagne bar, the art auction, and many of the Central Park restaurants that did not seem to be full ever.

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Bostongirl88's Tips

Nassau, Bahamas - Been here before, but it is beautiful, a bit expensive, but Atlantis allures you.
Carnival Breeze Carnival Breeze - Try the burritos on Lido deck for awesome fresh shrimp and add ins so delicious!
Malaga, Spain - Alhambra is a great visit, but this shore excursion had a few issues.
Barcelona, Spain - Stay for a few days and enjoy the Gothic section of the city.
Oasis of the Seas Oasis of the Seas - Go to the Solarium for Lunch - very healthy items, loved the miso soup, and salad selections.

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received a helpful vote on their Oasis of the Seas cruise review - Loved this cruise!

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