Good Cruise But Would be Easily Made Better

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 9
Helpful Votes: 55

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 29, 2015
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8457
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our personal rating Based on over 40 past cruises.

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1) Cabin/Stateroom From (1- 10) = 2

When we got to the stateroom my wife immediately was upset due the layer of dust on everything. She proceeded to start dusting with one of the towels, and it was obviously very dusty.  Later when  we were going to turn in for the night she noticed the bed sheets were not changed from the last guests use. This was obvious due to some human hairs on sheet and the lack of having a clean feel. I preferred to sleep on  the balcony that night. It's likely the cabin may not have been use the previous cruise and service was bypass for this stateroom. Stateroom was a reasonable size ,but lacking  in some areas like  no shower door, and the air conditioning  system worked poorly. Woke up nights due to room being  too warm.  

2) Room Steward From (1- 10) = 8

We asked the steward  to change the sheet the next day and he did. . We ran low on soap, but that was replenished on request. In general the steward did a Very Good job.

3) Ship Quality (1- 10) = 6

Overall the ship was clean and even though waves were higher than normal the ship handled it well. Has a good number of venues,  but not in use as often as in the past Carnival cruises.  The Wifi service was poor at all three offered  cost levels and often disconnected. Room movie prices were very reasonable.  Ship did not have the same Wow factor that other ships the same age or older have. As mentioned by others, at times there were foul odors in halls due to plumbing  issues.

4) Embarkation/Disembarkation (1- 10) = 5

Embarkation was a bit slow going from one line to another, and we heard a lot of other complains, but we've seen worst. Disembarkation was lacking in some areas. Example when purchasing a luggage to airport transfer package you were not informed that you needed to purchase  separate bus tickets for yourself. Also control of different time groups was not maintained. However again we've had some worst experiences.

5) Destinations and Excursions (1- 10) = 9

We only book two , but were very pleased with both, however we recommend you do your homework and check reviews on any you plan to take.

6) Service and Staff (1- 10) = 6

The lines for service desk were always very long. Personnel however were always pleasant and tried to be helpful, but did in many cases have a language barrier. Lower rating is mostly based on under staffed help desk and language barrier.

7) Entertainment (Show) (1- 10) = 6

The type of show offered were not high end, but in line with Carnival Offerings. Due to this we did not attend any, but in fairness to expectations gave then an inline comparison rating.

8) Venue Entertainment (Solo Bands) (1- 10) = 8

Some not as good as others, but in general Very Good. Special recognition to Run For Cover w/Sarah we would rate this group as a 10 for Quality of Group and interaction by Sarah with the audience.

9) Food and Dining  (1- 10) = 7

Food better than average taste and quality, however lack of variety and  not often served Hot.

10) Specialty Restaurants (1- 10) = 10

We dined at two Fahrengeit 555 Steakhouse  And  Cucina Del Capitano, both were Excellent in Quality and Service and we feel Fahrengeit 555 is a must do.

Totals - 2 + 8 + 6 + 5 + 9 + 6 + 6 + 8 + 7 + 10 = 67  out of  100 or 3.4 Stars = rounded down due to 5 star limits to 3 Stars


We had an enjoyable cruise, would we sail the Breeze Again?  - Only if offered at a great bargain price.

Food and Dining

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Onboard Activities

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Service and Staff

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Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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Ship Tip

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