Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises

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4 out of 5

Elegant Ship with Exceptional Service

Sail Date: May 04, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

I tend to shy away from cruises because I prefer to explore destinations at length and in depth.  However, our cruise consultant (Leilani at www.AsYouWishVacations.com) highly recommended the Breeze because it is the newest and largest in the Carnival fleet.  She assured us that the adults and teenagers in our party would enjoy the ship's diverse amentiies.  She was right and we were not disappointed.  The cabins were well-appointed and functional; we enjoyed the views from our balcony stateroom.  The ship's elegant design, impressive entertainment, and wide array of dining options exceeded all of our expectations.  We particularly enjoyed the nightly playlist production performances on the ship's main stage (in the Ovation Theater) and the stand-up comedy acts at the Punchliner Club in the Limelight Lounge, which is a partnership between Carnival and famed comedian George Lopez.  While we were surprised that the ship didn't have an adult-only pool, it did have two pools (at mid-ship and stern), multiple spa/hot tubs, a large adult-only Serenity sun deck (on the top deck - deck 15), which was appointed with comfy deck chairs, plush lounges, hammocks, a private bar, and secluded jacuzzi/shower.  The Cloud 9 gym and spa (located on decks 12 and 14, directly below the Serenity sun deck at the front of the ship), is sufficiently large, well-equipped, and relaxing.  Our family particularly enjoyed the nightly fine dining experiences, when we looked forward to savoring, sampling and sharing the menu offerings that changed daily.

Despite having a capacity of about 3,700 passengers, the ship was always busy yet never crowded.  We rarely waited in long lines.  There was more than ample staff to cater to all passenger needs and keep the ship in pristine condition at all times.  Our six-night cruise docked at Key West, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.  While there is plenty to do and explore in Grand Cayman and Mexico, Key West is only mildly interesting. Carnival also offers an 8-night cruise on the Breeze that docks in Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, and Aruba. 

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The investment in the balcony room was worthwhile. They make the room seem much larger and you will appreciate the opportunity to see some spectacular views from the comfort of your private balcony.
Miami, Florida
Key West, Florida
Go to the southern most point of Florida (only 90 miles from Cuba). Not much there, but it's a famous landmark.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Go on the 3-stop snorkel trip with Captain Marvin, which includes Sting Ray City - a unique experience.
Cozumel, Mexico
Instead of paying big bucks for access to a beach club, rent a Jeep and explore the island (it's only 30 mi/45 km) for the full trip.

Tip

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely breakfast/brunch in the Blush Dining Room at the back of the ship. This is a seated/served meal in an elegant setting (at no additional cost).



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