TTower77

TTower77
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Carnival Breeze

March 2014 - Carnival Breeze to Caribbean - Southern

Great Ports

My daughter and I choose this cruise for the ports is was visiting as we have taken 3 other cruises 

and have visited many caribbean ports. This ship visited Grand Turks, Dominican Republic (La Romana), Curacao and Aruba.  Grand Turks is a very small island (about 7 sq miles) but we had a good time on the island and the tour guide provided us a great stay. La Romana is a very poor port, most people on the boat stayed less than 2 hours on the island. La Romana does not have a lot to do and we didn't feel that safe in the city. Curacao  was a very good island to visit and we really enjoyed the tour of the island. The best island to visit on this tour was Aruba. This is a very upscale island with a very good economy with many things to do. If you are taking tours of the islands you visit, do not waste your money paying the inflated costs of Carnival (similar on all ships) for a tour of the island. Just catch a tour at the port when you leave the ship. This way you can decide when you want to leave the boat and the cost of the tour is about 60% cheaper, you see the same things on the island as we saw the offical tour buses at all of our stops. However if you want to take a special excursion like ATV, submarine, scuba diving, etc, I would recommend that you book through your ship as these are special tours and few ports freely offer these excursions without being booked on the ship.

The Breeze is not a big ship when comparing to some of the ships we have traveled with on Royal Caribbean but is th ebiggest ship in the Carnival fleet. The boat size effects the number of things they can provide. Th eonly entertainment worth entering on the boat was the George Lopez Comedy Club. There are four shows each night and they were all packed becuase there is so little quality adult entertainment on the ship. The casino was always packed each night as that was the one source of entertainment. However, in eight days many people paid a big price for this "entertainment".Other shows that were good was one hypnotis show and one movie night on the Lido deck. The other shows in the big theatre were usuallt scheduled during first dinner and most of the movies on the Lido deck were not very interesting to me.

The food on the ship varied greatly. The best deal on the ship was the nightly assigned dining food and we were lucky to get a great table full of fun people abd we also had a great waiter. The food on the ship was only average compared to RC and Celebrity but was the best on the ship we ate. The other food on the boat varied. The Italian restaurant on the ship that charges an extra $12 per person was good but not great. But the service was 5*. The food on th eLido deck was good enough to eat but was nothing special except for the "Guy's hamburger" and the "Deli". Guy's hamburger was really great but hardly healthy but what the heck, we were on a  cruise.

Th eone thing on Carnival better than RC was the interior cabins, they are significantly bigger and better, especially the shower size and bathroom. The beds were very comfortable, almost to comfortable as we struggled to leave th ebeds in th emorning as we sleep so well!

I have taken cruises on three cruise lines and would rate Carnival as the third best cruise line after RC and Celebrity. If RC would cruise to some better ports we will take them in the future, otherwise we will keep looking for a cruise line as good as them.

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Legend of the Seas

April 2006 - Legend of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Western Carribean

Ship was smaller than we took last year. I li think I like the bigger class ships to cruise. There are more options for things to do when at sea.

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TTower77's Tips

Carnival Breeze Carnival Breeze - Buy all tours at ports when you walk off the ship and save 60% but buy all special excursions from the ship line.
Cozumel, Mexico - This port is still recovering from hurricanes in 2005. This is a very touristy stop
Belize City, Belize - This is a very poor city, however the cruise lines are helping this city grow. They do seem to make an effort to welcome the cruisers to the city
Cozumel, Mexico - This port is still recovering from hurricanes in 2005. This is a very touristy stop
Belize City, Belize - This is a very poor city, however the cruise lines are helping this city grow. They do seem to make an effort to welcome the cruisers to the city

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