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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 59

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Breeze

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 05, 2017

Ship: Carnival Breeze

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Our favorite part of the cruise was probably the music/dance shows. The performers were really good - saw every show but the country one. We also enjoyed the family friendly comedy shows. Our room steward was excellent. Really loved the Blue Iguana food - which it had been open more. The thing that could use some improvement was the main dining room food and the buffet offerings during non-peak times. The main dining room food just didn't seem as good as our prior cruise with carnival. Their famous melting lava cake was cooked all the way through both times I had it =( and my salmon fillet one night was not cooked through. We ended up eating in the buffet two nights rather than the main dining room & I noticed that their dinner offerings were 50% the main dining room offerings for that night. The buffet was also 95% closed at certain times during the day (couldn't even get a sandwich). One other thing that was a disappointment was that my husband & I were seated alone at an 11 person table despite being surrounded by other mostly empty tables with just a single couple seated at them. The social aspect of the main dining room is one of the things we enjoy most about cruising and was sorely missed this cruise. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was ok. Best food on the ship was the Blue Iguana, but it was only open for 3 hours in the afternoon for lunch type items.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the trivia games & dance lessons. We also played ping pong & did the activities on the sports deck. Loved the dive-in movies!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Really enjoyed the live music in the open areas in the evening. The musicians were excellent & very interactive with the crowd. Family comedy was good also! Live shows were great!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Didn't use ... Kids looked they were having a great time!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We love the cove balcony rooms - gorgeous views & big enough to sit out on. If you are not traveling with others, make sure you don't get a room with connecting door. We did this time and there was definitely a loss in privacy - we could hear everything going on next door.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

5 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We took a taxi to 7 mile beach (got off at the first resort) and spent the day there. The water was gorgeous and there was easy snorkeling with a close-in reef. We saved money (versus ship excursions) and were not pestered by hard-sell vendors at all. They are set up well for excursions outside the ship sponsored ones there and had no problem getting a taxi back in plenty of time to get back on the ship. Also taxis & resorts took US dollars with no issue.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
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