Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Great ports, lousy food

Sail Date: September 07, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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;

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

Pros: itinerary

Cons: food

Recommends Carnival Breeze? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Some bored\, unfriendly hostesses and servers in Sapphire dining room

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