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Carnival Breeze Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Breeze

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Carnival Breeze

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9279

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

This was a great cruise overall. Were there lines? Yes. Do you have to be patient? Yes! But most people were great and the staff did well. I would sail on the Breeze again without hesitation.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The new system of requesting a table via the app on your phone is nice, however, very confusing. The app would say your wait time was anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours and then suddenly your table was ready. The second night mine told me it would be 2 hours and then 1 minute later it said the table was ready and to enter on 4th floor. We were told 3rd originally, which was where we were and headed to the podium. We were told we needed to go to 4th floor. The stairs were closed due to entertainment so we went to the elevator further away and then went to 4th and headed to the podium. They told us we needed to go back down to 3rd. My husband got pretty upset at that point and told them we were told by the attendants on 3rd to come to 4th. They walked us down the staff staircase and finally seated us but we had to wait. I think the part that upset him most was that no one apologized to us even though we were clearly upset. It was frustrating since once your table is ready you have 10 minutes before it's released. Other than that the service and food were very good.

Blush Dining Room

5 out of 5

We had breakfast here a few times. It was a great change from the lido buffet. I was excited to have fried eggs.

Fahrenheit 555

5 out of 5

We always do the steak house for one dinner. The price is worth it! Excellent food and great experience. If you go make sure you try "art at your table" for dessert! You won't be disappointed.

Cucina Del Capitano

5 out of 5

We went here for lunch one day which is complimentary. If we had found it sooner we would have eaten there more often. Not crowded and the pasta was great. We also ate there one night for dinner which is a $15 per person charge. It was totally worth it!

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

I love their tacos! Plus the toppings bar is great!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia, dance parties, Thrill theater, pools were all great. My favorite is movies on the deck on the big screen. Loved that!

Winner's Luck Casino

3 out of 5

Here's the thing. We enjoy casinos. We don't enjoy smoke. We actually left the casino because we couldn't handle the smoke. When we got back to our room we both had to change our clothes and shower the smell was so bad. It's too bad there can't be a non smoking section. On a positive note, we saved money by not gambling much!

Beach Pool

4 out of 5

Loved watching movies while hanging out in the pool! The only thing I would change (maybe in the future when they upgrade?) is making it a walk in pool. You have to either slide off the deck (no jumping) or go down the ladder. The second day the ladder railing was kind of greasy (sunscreen?) so I lost my balance and kind of fell. Embarrassing!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Shows were pretty good. Deck musicians were fabulous!

The Thrill Theater

4 out of 5

I thought this was kind of cool. My husband thought it was kind of hokey. I guess to each his own. We did the mid level thrill.

Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

If I could give this 10 stars I would! On the larger ships I have been on it's always a large screen up high. There is something about sitting under the stars on a lounge chair and watching a movie that is so comforting. We got to watch Avengers Endgame which was even better!

Ovation Theatre

5 out of 5

Comfortable seating and such nice decor.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Mostly great. I was a bit unhappy with the things I ordered to be delivered to the room on our first night. I had ordered champagne and glass flutes to be delivered for a special occasion. The champagne came but no glasses. We asked our steward who told us to call guest services. They said they would check and call us back. We never heard from them. I went to guest services the next day and explained to them that I was disappointed. They said they would get them to us at some point that day and that they had to wait for the gift shop to deliver them. I explained that when I ordered them online I had put the embarkation night down as when needed. Nothing was done. I'm still scoring the service and staff as good because that was, although a big issue, our only issue.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect balcony size for two!

Ship tip

Try to get a room toward the middle. Easier access to everything.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
The jungle ATV excursion was fabulous!! I was scared but the guides were awesome!

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
We did a shorter excursion to the Altun Ha ruins and it was great! Our guide was so informative. The lunch at a local bed and breakfast type place was great too!

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
This was my absolute favorite port for one reason.... Daniel Johnson's sloth and monkey hangout. I have always wanted to hold a sloth. It was like a dream! The guide was so nice and informative. When everyone was going to the bird section I asked if I could go back and take picture of the sloths in the tree and he said 'of course'! When we were leaving a nice man came over and was asking me where we were from and if we enjoyed the excursion. It turned out to be the owner! What a nice man! Great place. Highly recommend!!!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
We walked around and did some shopping at this port. It was hot so we shopped for a while and then headed back to the ship for some pool time.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Due to an early flight we had to be in the theater at 7:30am. We were off the ship, through customs, had our luggage, and were on the shuttle heading to the airport in under an hour. So simple!
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