Great ports, lousy food

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 07, 2012
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
FOOD: Dull knives cut jello but little else; Fish, pork, chicken and beef were all overcooked; Whole wheat breads were not available; There were no tables for two by the windows in the Sapphire dining room; Pastries, bagels and croissants, rolls, breads seemed like they were commercially bulk packaged weeks ago; Offer late night lighter fare such as omelets and soup; Provide blueberries and strawberries and smoked salmon for breakfast in The Marketplace; Chateaubriand and other steaks are not meant to be sliced 1/4\" thick and nuked separately. Ugh.; Train wait staff to know the difference between chicken leg and duck consomme - know what the customer ordered and double check what kitchen delivered before placing on table; OTHER: Explain why we left an hour early from Rome and other unexplained arrival and departure changes; Turn on WiFi more frequently and for longer periods; Extend wireless to cabins; Salerno - better organized exit for customers with and without excursion, more knowledgeable staff re transportation to Capri - conflicting directions; Be nicer and more helpful to guests who want to make their own port adventure and not take an excursion; Venice - Make alternative transportation and direction arrangements when People Mover is down; Taormina - provide walking maps; Clinic should know what otc medications and supplies the gift shop carries

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Some bored\, unfriendly hostesses and servers in Sapphire dining room

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: itinerary

Cons: food

Recommends Carnival Breeze? Yes!

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