Relaxing but could be better

Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Breeze

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Breeze

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Generally the cruise was pleasant and relaxing. However, the clientele leaves much to be desired. Some were rude and obnoxious. If you’re an older adult looking for a more sophisticated cruising experience, Carnival isn’t the cruise line for you.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and very organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Dinner was sub-par in the main dining room. Meals were barely warm and portions were small. The Lido deck buffet was good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guy’s Burgers and Guy’s BBQ were sub-par. All they have is his name.

Sapphire Dining Room

1 out of 5

Don’t waste your time eating here. The food was barely warm and portions were small. You’re better off eating at Lido Marketplace.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Pools were too crowded so I didn’t get in. For the size of the ship and the number of guests it can carry, the main pool was way too small. There wasn’t a fitness center, just some jungle gym contraptions throw together on the aft top deck.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The DJ’s were mediocre. The music they spin pretty much only caters to millennials. I’m giving the 5-star rating to a wonderful violin trio that played every night. Sky Breeze. They weren’t the musical highlight.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great! Loved that it had 2 bathrooms.

Ship tip

If you’re an older adult and you’re looking for a more sophisticated cruising experience, don’t sail on Carnival.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
It’s where we embarked and disembarked.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
Boring. We didn’t book an excursion but the feedback I got from others is that it wasn’t all that.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
I needed to get contact lens solution and the shopping area had a big drug store.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Simply beautiful in spite of the damage done by the hurricanes.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
The beach experience was poor. More rocks and huge boulders on the beach than white sand. The shopping is great!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and well organized
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