October 2014 - Carnival Breeze to Caribbean - Western
Overall the cruise was a very enjoyable experience. There were only a few things that I did not like about the cruise. Compared to all my other cruises (even ones where we would have to change ports and such due to hurricanes and terrible weather) this was a very rough ride. We only had a thunderstorm one night and that was while we were in port. The waters didn't look to be rough and there were no tropical storms or anything of the sort that would have caused such a rough ride. Discussion that I heard amongst some passengers was that you just felt more of the movement because the ship is so big. I don't know how accurate that is, but I also know that we were going pretty fast a good bit of the time as well. I never got sick, though did feel a little yucky one of our last days at sea because the movement, but the movement was definitely rougher than I have ever experienced before.
As with all of the other Carnival cruises that I have been on, the staff was great! Everyone was friendly and helpful when needed. However, I did notice that compared to my other cruise experiences the staff was soo busy and they were doing so much there wasn't any of the very personable service that I am used to on Carnival. I saw 2 ladies that were cleaning rooms on our deck one spoke to us a general hello a couple of times, but I never met our stateroom steward, no one ever called us by name, or anything like that. Keep in mind the service and friendliness was still amazing, but I am very used to the crew meeting you and knowing your name and that personable service.
Also, trivia was one of our favorite things to do. I have never been very good at trivia but between me and my sister working together we did pretty well. and Tomo was one of our most favorite crew members that we met! He was very friendly, and ended up with nicknames for most of the people that he came in contact with.