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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Carnival Breeze

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 27, 2014

Ship: Carnival Breeze

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

I was not impressed with all of the sales pressure. It seemed like the cruise was focused around consumerism not relaxation. Persistent sales pitching was a big minus. Grand Turk was not a great stop. I loved Governors Beach. But again the focus was "duty free shopping" even though they don't tell you that there is a cap of $800 of duty free purchases per person. Mandate made by US customs. Spent 4 of the 8 days on the ship. We were digging deep to find entertainment on the ship for four days. Stops on shore were brief and left more shore time to be desired. Good if you are looking for a good spot to spend more time. Not good for active explorers. Thought this would be a good ship for a family vacation or older people that are less active. Marketing pitches were the biggest turn off. Spend Spend Spend little consumers.... Can I give it two and a half star?


Ship was nice people were friendly.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Be prep paired to be bombarded if you walk past the ships retail shops. They pitch duty free is cheap, free samples and give aways. Most are cheap trinkets. Buyers beware of overpriced goods and services.

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Nothing not enough time from the flight.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Governors beach was did not have very many people.

La Romana, Dominican Republic Did not visit port

Dont go to the market. Locals dont like to be told no.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Liquor tasting was fun. Visited the old fort. Down town farmers market was cool very laid back community.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Had fun on the catamaran. Snorkeling not great. Ship wreck snorkel was cool. Free open bar Rum punch was great!

Traveler Photos

Old city LaRomana
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