Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Breeze

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Breeze

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6294

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, the cruise was wonderful! Relaxing, care free, and exactly what I needed. The service was somewhat lacking compared to Carnival cruises we've taken in the past, but nothing that really stood out as bad.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We forgot our kids' birth certificates in our rush to leave, and didn't realize until we arrived at port. The staff at port were WONDERFUL in helping us get everything sorted out!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was yummy, as always! They had to roll me off the ship.

Lido Marketplace

4 out of 5

Really great desserts, and the deli is Great!! The buffet itself was a bit underwhelming, but still edible.

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Great place to hang out as there is almost always something happening in the Atrium that is fun!

Blush Dining Room

4 out of 5

This is where the service seemed overwhelmed. Really slow, and we never really were able to get to know the people serving us as we have in the past. It definitely wasn't bad, but just not quite up to par with what we've seen in the past.

RedFrog Rum Bar

5 out of 5

Service here is usually slow, but this trip we had great service here!

Pizzeria

5 out of 5

midnight must!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do on board! Water slides, suspended ropes course, mini golf, fitness center, spa...anything you could ever want!

Tides Pool

5 out of 5

This pool allows you to see more off the back of the boat, and is a little tamer than the center beach pool most of the time.

Ropes Course

5 out of 5

My daughter (14) especially loved this!

Mini Golf

4 out of 5

Always a fun time!

Cloud 9 Spa

5 out of 5

My wife and I actually broke down and got a couples massage this time. It was AMAZING! Worth every penny!

Carnival Water Works

5 out of 5

My teenagers love this area!

Beach Pool

5 out of 5

A little cold, but fun for the kiddos.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
After several times now seeing the same stage shows, they're somewhat dry. The performers did a wonderful job, but I'd love to see something new. Most musicians were top notch, but there was a country group that needed some help.

The Thrill Theater

5 out of 5

My wife and kids all went to this and raved about it!

Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

So fun to watch movies under the stars with some popcorn!

Ovation Theatre

5 out of 5

Beautiful venue! Shows are great, we have just seen them all a lot. Carnival needs to change it up a bit. But a very talented cast!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
This is the first time I've ever not given Carnival staff 5 stars. For some reason it was lacking this time compared to other Carnival cruises. It seemed like there was fewer staff and they had more people to wait on, so there was no time to really get to know them like before, which really sucked because that's one of the funnest parts of the cruise to us. Service in the dining room was extremely slow. :(

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is my favorite ship layout I've been on, and our second time on board the Breeze.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of space for all four of us, me, my wife, and 2 teens. Couch/bed was much longer than most other cruise ships as my 15 year old son slept on it just fine. Balcony was wonderful to have!

Ship tip

The first time we sailed we were in one of the Cove balcony rooms on deck 2. I'd stay there again! The balconies feel more closed off and private.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
As mentioned earlier, the port staff was very helpful!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Great stop where you do not need to spend money on an excursion! So much to do right off the ship! Shopping, large free pool and water slides, 2 bars (one poolside and one up on a hill with an incredible view), and great picture location with the ship in the background!

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Beautiful! Clear water, tons of shopping right off the ship! We did a parasailing excursion here and it was TONS of fun!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We did a zip lining excursion here. It was loads of fun if you're an adrenaline junkie, but it's about an hour and twenty minute drive to the place. The drive is seemingly more dangerous than the zip lining itself. We were taken in a large bus up a very tight two-lane highway on the side of a mountain. While the views up there were amazing, it is a very scary drive in a bus.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
One of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen! Another port where you don't need to spend money on an excursion. Beach is right off the ship and there is a Margaritaville right there with a large free pool and plenty of other restaurants as well.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
We got to port the same time the Sunshine did, so it made disembarkation much slower than normal. But it was fine.
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