June 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Breeze
Eric in the dinning room and Jamie were high points... both were fantastic. Food was on par from what I expect while cruising with Carnival. Pizza from the Lido was not the best I have had. Guy's burgers were good - but the condiment area was always too crowded, maybe because so many of the disperser were not working so you had to search for one that was operational. Outdoor movie was good and enjoyed. Art was something I always attend and was pleased once more with the art and presentations. Ice carving - very good. Hair chest - I'll not view again.. same each time. Missed the Newlywed game. Entertainers were below what I expect from Carnival. the song and dance troop worked hard, but just didn't have the talent of previous cruises. Enjoyed the spa and had my first acupuncture experience - fantastic. Generally, the crew in general didn't have the spirit of previous trips. Seems more like the end of a long season than the beginning. Overall I would still recommend, but not with the same enthusiasm as in the past. The only real thing I was very upset about was the waterfall climbing trip while in Jamaica. The actual excursion was good and Sandy was very good. The problem was with the driver. I along with most on the bus felt we needed to get down and kiss the ground when we arrived. Never have I had so many people angry and blowing their horns at us. the ride home was even worse - not just the driving - but the selection of music he turned on. What started as good cultural music changed to what I would have to call gangster rap. We had children on board, women and men who should not be forced to listen to a constant barrage of cursing. Everything from the "F" word, to "MFs', the constant phrases of "suck my big black dick" and so forth. Even some racially offensive thing that should be done to white people. I complained at the desk on board but do not know if it made it back to the tour. Again, the tour was enjoyable - just the ride to and from.