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Carnival Breeze
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2019 Best for Shore Excursions
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Carnival Breeze Overview

Carnival Breeze has a light and lively Caribbean feel, with friendly and accommodating crew members. In fact, service is one of the ship's strongest points.

As befits a mega, self-titled "Fun Ship" catering to thousands, you'll find a nearly nonstop range of activities (from beanbag tossing to the notorious hairy chest competition), entertainment (30-minute song-and-dance shows, live music throughout the ship) and lots of chow-down options, from 24-hour handmade pizza to a Michelin-quality chef's table. You'll be lucky to get a seat at a $6 blackjack table in the smoky casino, which buzzes on sea nights. During the day, kids make a beeline for two scream-inducing water slides, mini-golf and an elevated ropes course.

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About Carnival Breeze


Pro

Variety of diversions and dining options

Con

Crowds and informal party atmosphere might be a turn-off

Bottom Line

Carnival's fun-for-everyone ethic at its best


Find a Carnival Breeze Cruise

The 3,690-passenger Breeze, which can pack in 4,724 when every bed is occupied, attracts everyone from young partiers to wedding groups, families and gay and hetero couples both young and old, and it often sails at capacity. This ship's passenger list is as diverse as the United States (90 percent of cruisers are from North America), but you probably won't rub shoulders with the country club set.

There's not much formality either: Passengers tend to be unpretentious, friendly and social. Infants crawl in the halls and cabin doors are decorated like school lockers. The dress code is one of the more lax at sea, though you can dress up if you like.

As you might have guessed, Carnival Breeze is not for those seeking serenity at sea. Prepare to stand in line at popular eateries, such as the Guy Fieri barbecue and burger joints. You'll hear babies crying, groups calling to each other and the late-night stumble of an overimbiber trying to find his stateroom.

Those who do need a break from the crowds can find it on the lesser-populated Lanai Deck or in some secluded front-of-ship deck space. Then again, why sign up for a Fun Ship if you're seeking tranquility? Better get back to the Lido Deck now 'cause they're doing the electric slide.

Carnival Breeze Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Two main dining rooms, the buffet and select other eateries
  • All theater and comedy shows
  • Use of the ropes course, water park, mini-golf and other outdoor activities
  • Most daily activities unless noted below
  • Use of the gym, but not most classes

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Gratuities ($13.99 per person, per day or $15.99 per person, per day for those staying in suites)
  • Automatic beverage and spa tips (15 percent for both)
  • Most room service deliveries, plus tip
  • All drinks beyond water, tea (including ice tea), coffee and select juices in the buffet
  • Spa treatments
  • Shore excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Activities including, but not limited to the Thrill Theater, arcade games, bingo and Build-A-Bear
  • Photos

Carnival Breeze Dress Code

Daytime: Dress is casual, mainly shorts and jeans and T-shirts.

Evening: On most nights, evening attire is casual -- a slightly dressier version of daywear with nice jeans and dress shorts acceptable. One or two nights are "elegant" nights in the dining room and steakhouse. Women will be fine packing dressy tops and pants or short dresses; men should bring collared shirts and slacks. Daytime dress is always acceptable in the buffet at dinner.

Not permitted: Cutoff jeans, tank tops (for men), athletic shorts, flip-flops, baseball hats and swimwear are not permitted in the main dining room and steakhouse. (However, we've seen people break the rules and get away with it.)

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Carnival.

 


Carnival Breeze Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2019 Best for Cabins
2019 Best for Shore Excursions
2019 Best for Value
2018 Best for Shore Excursions
2018 Best for Value
2018 Best for Families
2017 Best for Shore Excursions
2016 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2015 Best for Cabins
2015 Best for Families
2014 Best for Embarkation
2014 Best for Shore Excursions
2014 Best for Families

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Deck:
Deck 1
Deck 2
Lobby Deck
Mezzanine Deck
Promenade Deck
Deck 6
Deck 7
Deck 8
Deck 9
Lido Deck
Deck 11
Spa & Sports Deck
Deck 14
Serenity Deck

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Carnival Breeze Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 2.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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Carnival Breeze
Vicqlo
Sail Date: Dec 2018
Carnival cruise lines. They have had more than their share of issues over the years HOWEVER The Carnival Breeze was an awesome experience!! I don't know where to begin.... The crew was everything you'd...Read More
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CoasterGuy
Sail Date: Oct 2018
Grand Turk. Experienced no problems with any of these ports or getting on/off the ship. The Carnival Breeze seems to have something for everyone and I would totally recommend this ship for someone's first...Read More
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fuggle11
Sail Date: Apr 2019
We sailed the Carnival Breeze for our bi-annual Spring Break cruise, April 13-20, 2019. It was a great cruise but did have a few negatives. First, the good and very good: -Embarkation – the new way...Read More
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tpes911
Sail Date: Apr 2019
11th decks. The Waterworks Park area was super refreshing on the hot days! Bingo – Yay! Carnival Breeze does not use the bingo machines. Bingo is the way it should be – with paper cards! Bring...Read More

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