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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Carnival Breeze

14 Night Southern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Carnival Breeze

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12019

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We love Carnival for the value, comedians, interesting ports, and friendly passengers. This cruise was great except for a few details.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth, fast, no long lines anywhere.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the main dining room. There attention to detail was not perfect, and service was slow unless we asked for quicker completion of dinner. Food was good. The prime rib was better quality than on previous cruises. It was hard to understand while a cruise with mostly senior passengers did not have bran cereal options. They offered raisin bran in the Ocean Plaza and by room service, but ran out after two days. They brought more on board on day 12, and offered it at the buffet. They ran out again the day before debarkation. There were four sugar filled children's cereals offered everywhere all cruise long.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Loved the 8 comedians who each did multiple shows. Production shows were just OK. Mark Preston was great.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff miss some details. No glasses in the bathroom on arrival. No trash can day 10. Waiters remembered drink preferences some days but not all. Biggest complaint was a crew member filling a very large personal container with ice at the buffet, while a long line of passengers waited. There must be places crew can do that without inconveniencing passengers.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Typical of Carnival. Good overall, and handles crowds well. We hate the smokey casino. Carnival needs to offer some smoke free ships. Smoke from the casino spills into the atrium, and nearby areas of deck 6.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Clean and the bed was very comfortable.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
enjoyed an excellent seafood dinner and walk on Cocoa Beach before sailing.

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

4 out of 5
Rough seas canceled excursions on the water. Went to an nice beach near the ship and had a great day.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Lot's to do. Zipline was below average, but Flying Dutchman was unique and worth doing once. Enjoyed Sunset beach bar and watching planes land right over our head.

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
Snorkeling at sculpture park was fine. Fresh caught lobster grilled on the beach was outstanding. They were very large, served with champagne and garlic bread.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

4 out of 5
Nice bus tour of south end of island. Two hours on long, calm beach next to Club Med was very relaxing.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Resort day at Hilton was nice. Beautiful beach has waves big enough to surf. Hilton had rock breakwater for people who did not like waves.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Caught a cab to Brimstone Hill Fort. Very interesting. We spent two full hours, but would have stayed at least 30 minutes more, if we hadn't pre-arranged with cabby. 10 mile drive takes 35-40 minutes each way.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

4 out of 5
Excursion to the Baths on Virgin Gorda was good. The Baths are excellent, but visiting with 120 people in a group makes things less pleasant. We recommend hiring a private charter boat to really make an outstanding outing. They are expensive but worth the investment.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Rainforest zipline excursion was very good. Friendly guides, fairly long zip lines, some with ocean views.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and smooth. We had some trouble finding our limo, but only a minor inconvenience.
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