Return to Sailing Ship Guide: Carnival Breeze
When is Carnival Breeze slated to resume operations?
Carnival Breeze resumed sailing from the Port of Galveston in July. The ship will sail a series of five-night Western Caribbean itineraries stopping in two ports in Mexico - Progreso (Merida) and Cozumel.
For all sailings through October, Carnival Cruise Line is requiring 95 percent of guests to have had their final COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to sailing, and will be required to present proof of vaccination at time of check-in. Vaccinated guests will not be required to wear masks or maintain physical distancing. Carnival will be able to accommodate a "small number" of unvaccinated guests, but these guests must submit and be approved for an exemption by Carnival prior to sailing.
Cruising on Carnival Breeze? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you board.
About the Ship: Carnival Breeze is one of the extra large-sized ships from Carnival. At full capacity (prior to COVID restrictions) the ship can accommodate up to 4,724 total passengers and offers 1,835 total cabins. Breeze is consistently one of the top-ranked Carnival ships, receiving the honors of being named the best Carnival ship for activities by Cruiseline.com members in 2019. Onboard you will find numerous dining venues, activities for guests of all ages, entertainment options, as well as casual and relaxing touches one would expect to find on a Carnival ship.
Activities + Entertainment: ‘Bored’ is not a term you frequently hear onboard Carnival Breeze. The ship is filled with a number of amenities and entertainment venues that it may be tough to do all of them in just one sailing! Ship activity highlights include the SportsSquare gaming area, SkyCourse ropes course, WaterWorks waterpark featuring the Twister waterslide, kids and teens clubs, a casino, miniature golf course, three swimming pools and eight whirlpools, the Serenity adults retreat, Cloud 9 spa, and much more.
At night, enjoy a performance from Playlist Productions in the Ovation Theatre or have a chuckle at the Punchliner Comedy Club. With the kids safely tucked away at Night Owls late-night daycare, parents can grab a cocktail at one of the ship’s many unique bars, such as the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub or The Library Bar, where literature and wine collide.
Dining: Any dish you are craving, Carnival Breeze likely has a dining venue that serves it! The ship offers 16 unique included and specialty dining options. Included eateries are Guy’s Burger Joint, Blush Dining Room, Bonsai Sushi, BlueIguana Cantina, Fat Jimmy’s BBQ, Pizzeria, Cherry on Top, Lido Marketplace, Mongolian Wok, Plaza Cafe, Sapphire Dining Room, Tandoor and Taste Bar. Specialty options include Carnival staples Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and Cucina del Capitano.
Pricing: Sailings are filling up quickly with the return of Carnival in the Caribbean, and prices seem to be changing daily. Right now you can expect to pay about $50 per person per night for entry-level accommodations on Carnival Breeze. We recommend booking NOW if you find a price you like - chances are it won’t last long!
What to Expect at Embarkation:
Every guest cruising with Carnival will undergo enhanced pre-embarkation health screenings. The line will refer anyone with signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or who are identified at-risk, for additional medical screening before allowing them to board. Secondary screenings (and health checks throughout the cruise) will be performed when necessary. Contact tracing is planned for every cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line will require passengers on all voyages through October 31, regardless of vaccination status, to produce a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within three days of their embarkation date. Effective August 7, Carnival has instituted an onboard mask policy that includes the following:
- The line strongly encourages all guests to wear face masks when indoors, particularly guests who are unvaccinated including children under the age of 12 who should wear masks in public areas, except when eating or drinking.
- All guests aged 2 and older will be required to wear face masks in elevators and in designated indoor entertainment areas, all retail shops, and in the casino, except when eating or drinking.
- Guests will be required to wear face masks prior to being seated in our main dining rooms and in the Lido Buffet area and occasionally in other designated areas where a larger number of guests may congregate.
- Masks are required during embarkation and debarkation in the terminal, and masks should also be worn during the debarkation process on board.
Tips from Our Community Members:
Overall had a good experience on the Breeze and would recommend the ship to anyone interested in a Carnival Cruise. - kk411384
We went on this cruise as a family of eight, ages three - 63. We had a great time and Carnival does not lack in "fun". You can do as much or as little as you want. A time enjoyed by all! - Gladesgirl
Our trip was amazing! The staff onboard made us feel known and loved, which made the entire trip feel like we were a part of a greater community. - MonicaandFamily
Our cruise was a true adventure from the first day. So many shows to see from music to comedy and 5-star dinners. We felt at home after the first day. - HotFireFighter
With so much to see and do in the Caribbean ports Carnival Breeze will stop in, be sure to book shore excursions as early as possible. The top rated excursions by port are:
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