LittleMissMagic's 2014 8-Day Carnival BREEZE S.Caribbean Cruise - A Photo Review!

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - Fun Day at Sea

We had set our wake up call and were up early, ready to fight for deck chairs. And then Max remembered.... he didn't want to risk getting a sunburn the day before he had to scuba dive. A sunburn would be really uncomfortable with a wet suit and scuba gear. Me... I wanted to get my tan on because I was sick of people mistaking me for Casper. But Max's logic did make sense, so we decided to refrain from laying out in the sun and instead do other things on the ship.



The free drink is really the only thing you get as a red VIFP member. No more welcome back party for people who have completed less than 5 cruises (or have less than 25 cruise points). I guess I can't complain too much... I did get a free cabin.



Don't let the dirty window fool you. It was quite sunny outside.



We did appreciate the pivoting television. Not only could you angle it towards the bed, but you could still store things behind the TV.



After eating breakfast in the Lido buffet, Max and I started our day outside on the Promenade deck. Though he didn't want to lay out on the sun, he did agree to the cantilevered hot tubs. After finding one that wasn't packed with people, it turned out to be just luke warm. Perhaps that is why it had turned into a kiddie pool with three children splashing about in it.

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We went to the atrium bar for bubble-less Diet Cokes.



Then went back to the stateroom and decided to clean up and then eat sushi for lunch.
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Max loves sushi, so it didn't matter that the sushi was an additional charge because it was worth it to him. The sushi at Wasabi on the Norwegian Epic was also an additional charge, but I found their prices more reasonable at $2-4 per roll. The prices at Bonsai Sushi are comparable to those at your neighborhood sushi bar.... that is if you live in a rather affordable location such as Upstate South Carolina.





I loved Bonsai's logo design. It was simple and clean.

We both ordered the miso soup. Well, they brought mine out long before Max's. Max was getting frustrated because he thought they had forgotten his soup. It turned out that they just brought him his after his sushi. Weird. Service there wasn't the best and we had more bubble-less Diet Cokes.





Max loved his sushi rolls, though. That made him much happier.
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I ordered the Bento Box.









The presentation was nice, but I wasn't a big fan. The California roll was rather dry (I don't like California rolls too much to begin with), and I didn't really like the salad. I should have gotten the sushi boat instead.... it came in a boat. Whyyy did I pass up that opportunity?



Max loved it, though. He asked if we could come back, and I told him yes, probably. He wanted to go there for dinner one night. Sure, Max!

We never made it back.... there were too many other options like the C-Side BBQ and Seaday Brunch to check out that we never returned. Max enjoyed the sushi, though, and I enjoyed the graphics.
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I wanted to like him. He looked like he was going to be a good DJ, and he might start out with a great song. And then he'd kill it. Not only was he terrible at blending songs and leading one into another, but he would play a popular song that would get everyone onto the dance floor, and then he would kill the vibe by playing some crappy slow song or a song that no one knew. He didn't understand how to create a mood and maintain it, and I don't think he was up-to-date on what songs are popular right now and what songs people like to dance to.
Omg, so right! Carnival DJs have been like that for years. Don't they need to know how to blend songs on the beat before they can graduate DJ school?

And I hear you on the piano bar also. We were on the Legend once and the piano lady was really bad. One of the guys in our group stood up and yelled 'you're horrible!' She didn't hear him, but the bar staff was grinning. lol

Great review - and great photos. Looking forward to more.
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After lunch, we went shopping. Max was looking for a dive watch and finally settled on this G-Shock.



We then wandered over to Hasbro the Game Show. The first round for the cruise was at 3:15.



This is where they take Hasbro board games and make them life-size. Audience members are selected to participate. Therefore, kids are jumping up and down like mad. Luckily, Max and I chose seats in the balcony, so we didn't have to worry about crazed attention-seeking audience members surrounding us and just got to enjoy the show.



Our cruise director, Pete, aka "Peaches," was the host of the show. I actually think that the two entertainment crew members who introduced the show were more energetic in those 90 seconds than he ever was throughout the entire show. He also didn't do a good job picking children. Sure, they had to answer Scattergories questions to be picked for a game which required hand-eye coordination, so the qualifier didn't really help for the actual game, but Pete seemed to be successful in choosing the least athletic kids in the audience to play Connect 4 basketball. After one full circulation of shots, there were only two balls on the board. It took forever. Pete even said something about "the longest game of Connect 4 basketball ever."

I mean.... look at the final board!



The worst thing was that the grown-up couldn't even manage to get a basketball on the board. The only kid that was any good at the game was the little boy on the winning team named Zachary. I believe he made 80% of the shots on the board.



For Simon Flash, they needed adults or bigger kids to wear the blocks, but a smaller kid to be the team captain and press the button when his or her team was in order. The problem with that is that if your kid really stinks at pressing that clicker, they might click too soon when no one is lined up and disqualify the team or not press it soon enough and miss out on the win.
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I believe that Zachary's athleticism paid off in the end because he coincidentally won the Monopoly jackpot. All of the winning contestants get to choose a Monopoly bank card, and after the games, they put their card in the machine to see how much money they won. The person with the most money wins. After watching two game shows, I believe that winning has absolutely nothing to do with which card you pick and absolutely everything to do with whether or not you are chosen to win. The grand prize is a collection of Hasbro games, but everyone who is on a winning team walks away with something.
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Originally posted by cruisemama1
May I ask how much you paid for the g-shock? Thanks for your review.
The sale price was $89. We were told that because there is limited space in the store, they only have the G-Shocks on display when they are outside on the sale table - you won't find them in a display case inside the store.
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We decided to check out the Red Frog Pub which was similar to O'Sheehan's on the Epic. They had a food menu, and we thought that the food was complimentary, but we had overlooked the $3.33 price at the top of the menu. That's not a bad price, but it's not a lot of food, either. We each ordered the Caribbean Sliders.





I took a picture of the drink menu because the layout was all over the place. There is no sub-heading for the first section of drinks. The second section of drinks includes a description to the side, while the third has the description underneath. The text architecture is well-established and consistent, but the layout is not. Max thought it was an attempt to hide the prices and get you to purchase something more expensive than you were intending. I thought it was bad design.



The onion rings were not good. I'd suggest trying to substitute for something else like fries or chips.
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We went back to the room to get ready for the Captain's Celebration.



I was disappointed to find that the Captain's Celebration was a total bust. It was poorly attended - most likely because bartenders were not circulating with free champagne. Not only that, but the Captain was taking pictures in the atrium so there was no place for dancing.

I've only cruised with Carnival three times since 2007, and it's crazy the amount of changes I've seen in just seven years. Back in 2007 on the Carnival Imagination, I remember them passing out complimentary champagne not just on formal night, but also on boarding day. In 2010 before the 2.0 upgrades and changes to the VIFP Club, as second-time guests we were invited to a welcome back party with complimentary cocktails. Now in 2014, all you get is a ticket redeemable for a cocktail at breakfast, brunch, or lunch in the main dining room. I'm not really all that bitter about the lack of a welcome back party for Red VIFP members, but I do think that the lack of complimentary champagne seriously deteriorates the mood and attendance for the Captain's Celebration.



Empty!

Max and I quickly moved on to the Ovation theater for the evening show, Motor City.

Photography is not permitted during the show, but I did snap a photo of the set beforehand, as well as the pre-show.





I enjoyed the pre-show and thought that it did a good job of creating a fun mood in the theater for the show. They brought several audience members to the stage and dressed them up. Most notably the three gentlemen as the Supremes.

Over the years, I've seen my fair share of Motown-inspired stage shows. I actually didn't think that the new productions are as bad as some people make them out to be. I liked that the entire cast was capable of singing and dancing. There were two vocalists who were significantly better than the others, and I wished that they would have featured them a bit more. While the sets are electronic and changed only with the LED screen and moving risers and stage parts, I found the costuming to be much improved. Max actually leaned over to me once and said that he really liked one of the dresses.

Is it Broadway-quality? Definitely not. Disney-quality? Nope. But I don't think it's terrible entertainment and the double-talented cast makes it more entertaining. Max said that he would rather watch that than Legends in Concert.
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It was another slow night in the dining room. We didn't order wine tonight which we thought would speed us up, but service was even slower.



We found the menu tonight much more interesting, though. Max and I both ordered the alligator fritters as an appetizer, and they were really good.



Service tonight may have been slower because they took the time to "entertain" us. Probably about ten minutes before the entertainment, the lights in the dining room turn an obnoxious orange color (I think it's supposed to be blush, but it did not appear that way in our corner). Then all of a sudden, they started blasting music. You should have seen the look on Max's face! It was the closest I've ever seen him come to side-eyeing Chloe...



He was not used to the strange custom of being entertained by your dining room staff. They started singing to us, and I wish we were in a location where we could have actually seen what was going on.

For entrees, Max and I both ordered lobster. Max went ahead and ordered two.



The dessert menu didn't interest us and we were sick of being in the dining room (by this time, it was around 10 PM), so we left without ordering.
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We did satisfy our sweet tooth later with the chocolate cake from room service. It is delicious!

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I think now is a good time to post. I started following a little while ago and alerted our roll call about your review. We will be boarding the Breeze on May 4 and I could not be more excited about this cruise. I am not entirely sure why, maybe it has to do with the fact that I have gone so long without cruising.

Anyway, as it has been told over and over again. Your pictures are fabulous! and your writing style is very entertaining. Can't wait to her how the rest of your cruise develops.

question, I noticed Max had a full suit on formal night. What were most people wearing? I don't feel like wearing a suit, but I also don't want to feel out of place. Thinking nice pants and a polo might work....
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Originally posted by gambee
I think now is a good time to post. I started following a little while ago and alerted our roll call about your review. We will be boarding the Breeze on May 4 and I could not be more excited about this cruise. I am not entirely sure why, maybe it has to do with the fact that I have gone so long without cruising.

Anyway, as it has been told over and over again. Your pictures are fabulous! and your writing style is very entertaining. Can't wait to her how the rest of your cruise develops.

question, I noticed Max had a full suit on formal night. What were most people wearing? I don't feel like wearing a suit, but I also don't want to feel out of place. Thinking nice pants and a polo might work....
Hey, Gambee! I'm a huge fan of your Over-the-Top reviews and was excited to see that you're also sailing the Breeze!

It's funny you ask - Max was actually wearing a full suit because he couldn't locate his blazer which I had initially suggested he wear. I had him dress to match my formality, and I was wearing a cocktail dress. He was worrying to me that he would be the only one dressed up, but I assured him he wouldn't. Luckily for us, as soon as we left the room, four other men in suits passed and he breathed a sigh of relief!

While there were other men wearing suits, it definitely wasn't the majority. I would break it down to 5% men in tuxedos, 25% in suits, and the remainder less formal either with a blazer and pants, dress shirt and pants, or some other collared shirt and pants. You definitely won't look out of place if you aren't wearing a suit.
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Great review! Can't wait for more. I have loved your reviews in the past!
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The Breeze is my next ship I want to cruise on. Your review and photos are fabulous!
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Originally posted by LittleMissMagic
Hey, Gambee! I'm a huge fan of your Over-the-Top reviews and was excited to see that you're also sailing the Breeze!

It's funny you ask - Max was actually wearing a full suit because he couldn't locate his blazer which I had initially suggested he wear. I had him dress to match my formality, and I was wearing a cocktail dress. He was worrying to me that he would be the only one dressed up, but I assured him he wouldn't. Luckily for us, as soon as we left the room, four other men in suits passed and he breathed a sigh of relief!

While there were other men wearing suits, it definitely wasn't the majority. I would break it down to 5% men in tuxedos, 25% in suits, and the remainder less formal either with a blazer and pants, dress shirt and pants, or some other collared shirt and pants. You definitely won't look out of place if you aren't wearing a suit.
Thank you kindly Victoria

Keep up the great work!
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Hi all!

Loving your review & can hardly wait to sail on the Breeze for the 2nd time on the same cruise as gambee.

All your pictures are lovely but those sushi ones are calling my name & I don't even like the stuff!

Was Taylor Pete's assistant? She was very bubbly on our cruise, him not so much.

Carry on & thanks.

~ Jo ~
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