Carnival Breeze is one of the biggest “fun ships” from Carnival by far. Staying true to its name, Breeze is a carnival at sea with a non-stop range of activities. The WaterWorks pool deck, Carnival Breeze’s crowning glory, houses a Twister Water Slide and the catch-you-off-guard Power Drencher. Guests can sit by the pool and watch movies on a large Seaside Theater LED screen. At night, laser light shows blaze. With its laid-back and family-friendly atmosphere, Carnival Breeze invites everyone, with a “come-as-you-are-and-enjoy-yourself cruise line” as its selling point.
Carnival Breeze marries style and function with cabins typically sized at 17 square metres. Furnishings include coffee tables, desk and three amply spacious closets. All cabins are outfitted with a mini-bar, swivel flat-screen TV, robes, slippers and beach towels. Bathrooms have non-clinging shower curtain, six glass shelves, wall-mounted vanity mirror and some have soap and shampoo dispensers. Premium cabin and spa-room guests get the well-regarded Elemis spa@home shampoo, conditioner and bar soap. Storage space is generous and passengers can make use of the desk and bedside table drawers for more room.
Carnival Breeze has two main dining rooms – The Sapphire is located midship while a smaller dining room Blush at the aft. Fixed dining time is either 6pm or 8.15pm, but walk ins are welcome during the flexible dining time, which is any time between 5.45pm and 9.30pm. Both dining rooms are not open for lunch during port days. For a more cuisine-specific dining, guests have plenty of choice, from premium steak at Fahrenheit 555 to Japanese specialties at Bonsai Sushi. Lido Marketplace is a large, self-serve buffet offering different types of cuisine. A level above Lido Marketplace is an Italian restaurant called Cucina del Capitano. Adjacent to the “beach pool” are Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina and Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ for a more casual dining.
Cloud 9 is a 2,100 square-metre adults only sanctuary. A 91-degree thalassotherapy jet pool is the spa’s centrepiece. It also has colour-therapy showers, a dry heat room and a heated ergonomic chaise lounge. Cloud 9 is free for suite guests and welcomes everyone else at a fee. Sauna rooms in the locker rooms are free for everybody. The variety of services is staggering – from facials, to kid-friendly father/son massage. Breeze has an onboard physician who offers Botox and Dysport services. The fitness centre is open for everyone (12-17 year olds need to be accompanied by their parents) daily from 6am to 10pm. A jogging track is located on the SportsDeck. Some classes are free while “Body Sculpt Boot Camp” and Pilates classes have a fee.
Carnival Breeze is a family-focused ship with a long list of family-friendly activities. For parents who want to free up their night, group babysitting is offered from 10pm to 1am nightly. Babysitting costs $6.75 per hour per child, plus a 15 per cent gratuity. Carnival partnered with Hasbro to offer Seuss at Sea. Each age group will have a line-up of age-specific activities set up for them such as LEGO castle building, scavenger hunt and video games. Circle C is headquarters for teens to just hang out. For older teenagers, Club 02 is the place to party and grab non-alcoholic refreshments from the bar.
From kids’ clubs and teen hangout to adults-only comedy and Botox, this ship has it all. Great all-round family fun.
– Cruise Passenger
“Carnival’s fun-for-everyone ethic at its best.”
– Cruise Critic
“An ultra-fun, Vegas-style water park of a ship for the whole family.”
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