Mixed bag of satisfaction

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
Carnival Breeze

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 18, 2018

Ship: Carnival Breeze

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1286

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I probably will not book another Carnival Cruise. I was apprehensive to begin with and all my fears were realized. Overall very disappointed that I was not proved wrong.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
This will seem odd but, our cruise was delayed due to fog. Galveston Port was closed and the Breeze could not dock. They finally started getting passengers off at 2pm. Imagine the dock area filled with 4000 people trying to get off and 4000 people trying to get on. The Staff handled this mess with the utmost of professionalism, speed and courtesy as possible. Passengers were cranky, had been waiting hours and inundated the dock, security and the ship. It all ran very smoothly considering the situation. We finally left port about 5 hours late but we made it

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was either so hot you could not eat it or down right cold. My prime rib was rubber and I could not cut it. Portions were microscopic, services was VERY slow. I would give a shout out to the Italian restaurant, Guy's Burger joint and the Lido Market Place buffet. They had the best food on the ship.

Blush Dining Room

1 out of 5

Very poor service, cold tasteless food, selling carnival branded merchandise during dinner. I had to ask repeatedly every night for butter. They gave us 1 pat of butter for 4 people with the rolls, none with the potatoes. Most nights we finished dinner before the table next to us even got their appetizers. Do yourself a favor eat at the buffet, or Guys. Even pub grub at the Red Frog is a better idea. We had short ribs at the blush two nights in a row. My mom literally got sick

Redfrog Pub

5 out of 5

Absolutely a must experience. Fantastic staff, great drinks, fun activities. Phancha, Aura, BoBo, Lotoya and Delphia remembered every patron we encountered, made sure everyone was being taken care of and went out of their way to give fantastic service

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
There was something for every one, Music, comics, stage shows, trivia, casino, dance class, shopping, bingo. Plus access to the pools, mini golf, obstacle course, art auctions and karoke

Cloud 9 Spa

5 out of 5

Not too pushy on the sales pitch, three great massages! Friendly welcoming staff and many options for services

Fun Hub

5 out of 5

Must have on the ship the Hub app. Every thing you need to know about what is going on at your finger tips

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Children's Programs

no children in our party

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Getting our cabin cleaned was almost impossible, I will say that cleaning the public areas of the ship was definitely the number one priority. Buckets, towels, vacuums blocking everywhere you wanted to go, bathrooms inaccessible because they were being cleaned. The exceptions to service were The Red Frog Pub, the Italian restaurant and the Lido Marketplace.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
If you were at that aft end dining and needed to get to mid ship or forward you had to go up or down decks to get there. You pretty much have to go through the Casino to get to most places, this is intentional I am sure. The adult only pool and sauna is only accessible from the spa. A LOT of cleaning in the public areas, making it difficult to navigate some areas

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
it's two beds and a bathroom. What can you say. TOO cold or TOO hot, no middle ground. The twins were up against the wall and we spent most of the night banging into the wall. Not to mention what the neighbors were doing on the other side banging against it

Ship tip

Pick another ship or better yet another line

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

3 out of 5

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Trolley tour of the island, too fast, could not get decent pictures. Definitely eat at El Meson, the Cuban restaurant.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5
Great music in port, No excursion, very good food

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Charm and Beauty of Nassau and Paradise Island. Fun, informative. Had a few stops to take pictures. Do NOT eat at Shareez, Shrimp and Rice for 2 plus two beverages was almost $100

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick fast and efficient

Traveler Photos

The Red Frog Gang Mango Creme Appetizer
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