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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 16, 2016
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 6312
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Not enough pools for that many guests. Added hot tubs but were not hot. Serenity deck has no pool and 1 hot tub. Pizza shop that was to be open all the time: had to wait every time we got pizza. I can appreciate the freshly hot cooked idea, but not a 20 minute wait every time. Disappointed with excursions we chose. The historical sites we were to see were either gone or under construction. Ride to get to excursions are too long.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was average and just like all other cruises. I've not been disappointed but not amazed either. It has to be hard to cook for that big of a group and keep food hot and flavored.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
N/A. Did not do extra stuff on board


1 out of 5
Same shows repeatedly.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was helpful and pleasant. I think overworked but they all smiled.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was fine for what we needed. Room enough for 2.

Ship Tip

The laundry room was convenient. I'll know I can pack less next time. Go to the casino in the "off" hours. There are not enough machines when it's prime time. People were standing around waiting fro someone to finish.

5 out of 5
Even if no excursion is booked, there is a beach and bar at the dock. You can get off and on the ship at your leisure.
3 out of 5
If you like history, this is OK. The ride to a lot of excursions are 1.5 hours or so. Don't go if you can help it. Nothing to do at dock. Stay on ship or book excursion.
1 out of 5
Did not know it was mostly desert. I can appreciate the contrast but it did not live up to the hype. The Natural Bridge is destroyed, the lighthouse is under reconstruction, you pay for restrooms, beaches and chairs. It was not what the movies make it out to be. Water where we went was not clear.
3 out of 5
Stuff to do within walking distance of dock. Excursions need help. Pick a good one.
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