August 2016 - Carnival Breeze to Caribbean - Western
The Breeze is one of Carnival's best ships. Beautiful decor, great food, attentive staff, tons of entertainment. They have a plethora of quality live musicians scattered around the ship to make each room "pop." (That said, the main shows were sub par.)
We enjoyed the ports very much. This was the first time traveling to the Western Caribbean for both me and my friend that I traveled with.
In Cozumel we did the Whale Sharks Excursion, purchased through Carnival. That was the one and only let down of the trip. Terribly organized by the tour operator. 7+ hours of travel time for 2 minutes in the water with a Whale Shark. Not enough time to really appreciate it. Excursion tour guide was not personable or pleasant. They offered horrible food on the way back to the ship.
In Belize it was the opposite. On the Lamanai Mayan Ruins & River Boat Safari excursion we had the time of our lives. The tour guide, Elvis, was informative and funny. He never let a moment go by without everyone learning something and having fun. The ruins were incredible. Excellent food and service was provided.
In Roatan I spent the day at Paya Bay, a private resort. It was very enjoyable. Very peaceful place, filled with beautiful plants and wildlife, and a couple of great beaches. Food was included. You could hike, explore, swim, eat, drink, kayak, and snorkel!
Overall an excellent cruise!