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#1
NoVA
1,265 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Good evening everyone.

I returned from what was an overall excellent cruise on Carnival Breeze this last Sunday.

Just a heads-up. For my last several reviews, I've been posting on my blog and here on Cruise Critic. This was actually a lot of work that really is just unnecessary so from this instance on, I will be posting links to the posts on my blog of the day-by-day review of my cruise. Don't worry, there will be no ads or need to register or anything. I will happily reply to comments and questions here as well.

Some Cliffs Notes to get the ball rolling.
-Health issues prior
-Adding a guest last minute
-Windy days
-Chefs Table/Behind the fun
-Lousy neighbors
-Hanging with the locals
-Getting "friendly" with US Customs

I hope you enjoy reading it, and as stated, feel free to ask/comment here.

Here is a sample of the photos (Most of which will be toward the middle of the review).



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RCI Independence of the Seas 2/24/13 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 12/1/13 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Victory 3/31/14 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Splendor 11/1/14 -Southern Caribbean, Repositioning
Carnival Breeze 3/28/15 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Liberty 11/1/15 -Southern Caribbean
RCI Navigator of the Seas 1/17/16 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Pride 9/18/16 - Bermuda
Carnival Vista 10/11/16 - Mediterranean
Carnival Pride 1/2/17 - Baltimore to Tampa "Journey"
MSC Poesia 3/11/17 - Southern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 4/22/18 - Southern Caribbean
UPCOMING:
-MSC Preziosa - 12/8/18 - 7 Day Southern Caribbean
-Carnival Paradise - 3/2/19 - 5 Day Cuba Overnight
-Carnival Magic 10/18/19 - 8 Day Southern Caribbean
#2
NoVA
1,265 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Here is the description of my issues prior to the cruise.

http://seanstravelblog.com/2015/04/0...clear-my-head/

Here is a synopsis of the first day of my vacation in which I flew down to Ft. Lauderdale.

http://seanstravelblog.com/2015/04/0...nd-pre-cruise/

Enjoy!
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Carnival Liberty 2/18/12 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Glory 12/9/12 -Western Caribbean
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/24/13 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 12/1/13 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Victory 3/31/14 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Splendor 11/1/14 -Southern Caribbean, Repositioning
Carnival Breeze 3/28/15 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Liberty 11/1/15 -Southern Caribbean
RCI Navigator of the Seas 1/17/16 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Pride 9/18/16 - Bermuda
Carnival Vista 10/11/16 - Mediterranean
Carnival Pride 1/2/17 - Baltimore to Tampa "Journey"
MSC Poesia 3/11/17 - Southern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 4/22/18 - Southern Caribbean
UPCOMING:
-MSC Preziosa - 12/8/18 - 7 Day Southern Caribbean
-Carnival Paradise - 3/2/19 - 5 Day Cuba Overnight
-Carnival Magic 10/18/19 - 8 Day Southern Caribbean
#3
Toledo, Ohio
489 Posts
Joined Jul 2014
Subscribing! Your first sample pic of a church is beautiful...the color of the Caribbean sky is so opulent!
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Know the difference between those who stay to feed the soil & those who come to grab the fruit.








#4
Illinois
3,715 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Great start to your review! I'm ready for more!!!
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#5
Washington
173 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
I'm so looking forward to the rest of your review! I'm doing this itinerary on the Breeze in July so I am excited to hear your experiences.

I can't even imagine how uncomfortable you must have been during that sinus procedure! I am starting to have more and more difficulty even going to the dentist because I get panicky when the dentist and technician are all up in my face--I feel like I can't breathe and that kind of sets off the anxiety. It sounds like it helped eventually, so it must have been worth it for you.

Keep it up! I like having the blog links, BTW
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#7
568 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Looking forward to the rest of your review.
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#9
Connecticut
5,060 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
So excited that you are doing this review!!!!
Sorry you had to deal with all of the medical issues. But it happens to the best of us. Last year before our Breeze cruise, I don't know WHAT happened to me, but no sooner did we book it, I began having the worst anxiety attacks and never figured out why.
The morning we flew out, and from that point on, I was fine.
Very weird.

Hope this gets better!!!!

Thanks again!!!!
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07-05-2014 Carnival Breeze-Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, and Aruba.
6/11/2016 Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas-St. Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee.




#10
North Carolina
6,426 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Awesome, thanks for putting a review together. You write great reviews, I am sure this will be another one I enjoy reading!
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Past Cruises:
Carnival Pride (Baltimore): March 17, 2012 (Port Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport)
Carnival Breeze (Miami): November 3, 2013 (Grand Turk, Ocho Rios, Nassau)
Carnival Liberty (Port Canaveral): May 9, 2014 (Aruba, Curacao, Grand Turk)
Carnival Sunshine (Port Canaveral): February 28, 2015 (Cozumel, Roatan & Belize)
Carnival Splendor (Norfolk): October 23, 2015 (3 days in Bermuda)
Carnival Pride (Baltimore): March 13, 2016 (Grand Turk, San Juan, St Thomas, Dominica, St Lucia, Martinique, Antigua, St Maarten)
Carnival Sunshine (Charleston): May 26, 2016 (Nassau)
Carnival Victory (Port Canaveral): July 28, 2016 (Nassau)
Carnival Magic (Port Canaveral): October 29, 2016 (Amber Cove, St Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk)
Carnival Vista (Miami): January 8, 2017 (Grand Cayman, Cozumel)
Carnival Vista (Miami): January 14, 2017 (Grand Turk, San Juan, St Kitts, St Maarten)
Carnival Vista (Miami): September 3, 2017 (Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel) Hurricane Irma Cruise!
Carnival Sunshine (NYC): October 7, 2017 (Boston, Portland, Halifax, Saint John)
Carnival Magic (Port Canaveral): February 17, 2018 (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya)
Carnival Dream (NOLA): April 22, 2018 (Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel)
#11
NoVA
1,265 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Thank you all for your interest in my review. I will have Miami up in a little while .

Originally posted by uprivermama
I'm so looking forward to the rest of your review! I'm doing this itinerary on the Breeze in July so I am excited to hear your experiences.

I can't even imagine how uncomfortable you must have been during that sinus procedure! I am starting to have more and more difficulty even going to the dentist because I get panicky when the dentist and technician are all up in my face--I feel like I can't breathe and that kind of sets off the anxiety. It sounds like it helped eventually, so it must have been worth it for you.

Keep it up! I like having the blog links, BTW
Originally posted by KPfromCT
So excited that you are doing this review!!!!
Sorry you had to deal with all of the medical issues. But it happens to the best of us. Last year before our Breeze cruise, I don't know WHAT happened to me, but no sooner did we book it, I began having the worst anxiety attacks and never figured out why.
The morning we flew out, and from that point on, I was fine.
Very weird.

Hope this gets better!!!!

Thanks again!!!!
Thank you!

On the note of anxiety, this trip really helped me learn how to cope with anxiety issues I had been having. I have always been a person to take on a lot of responsibilities and also a person who has a tendency to "worry" more about things. After a few days in, I felt great. More on that soon!
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Carnival Glory 12/9/12 -Western Caribbean
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/24/13 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 12/1/13 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Victory 3/31/14 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Splendor 11/1/14 -Southern Caribbean, Repositioning
Carnival Breeze 3/28/15 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Liberty 11/1/15 -Southern Caribbean
RCI Navigator of the Seas 1/17/16 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Pride 9/18/16 - Bermuda
Carnival Vista 10/11/16 - Mediterranean
Carnival Pride 1/2/17 - Baltimore to Tampa "Journey"
MSC Poesia 3/11/17 - Southern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 4/22/18 - Southern Caribbean
UPCOMING:
-MSC Preziosa - 12/8/18 - 7 Day Southern Caribbean
-Carnival Paradise - 3/2/19 - 5 Day Cuba Overnight
-Carnival Magic 10/18/19 - 8 Day Southern Caribbean
#12
NoVA
1,265 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
As promised...


CRUISE DAY 1. MIAMI


Enjoy!
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Carnival Liberty 2/18/12 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Glory 12/9/12 -Western Caribbean
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/24/13 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 12/1/13 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Victory 3/31/14 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Splendor 11/1/14 -Southern Caribbean, Repositioning
Carnival Breeze 3/28/15 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Liberty 11/1/15 -Southern Caribbean
RCI Navigator of the Seas 1/17/16 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Pride 9/18/16 - Bermuda
Carnival Vista 10/11/16 - Mediterranean
Carnival Pride 1/2/17 - Baltimore to Tampa "Journey"
MSC Poesia 3/11/17 - Southern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 4/22/18 - Southern Caribbean
UPCOMING:
-MSC Preziosa - 12/8/18 - 7 Day Southern Caribbean
-Carnival Paradise - 3/2/19 - 5 Day Cuba Overnight
-Carnival Magic 10/18/19 - 8 Day Southern Caribbean
#14
NoVA
1,265 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Cruise Day 2

http://seanstravelblog.com/2015/04/1...y-head-at-sea/

Enjoy!
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Carnival Liberty 2/18/12 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Glory 12/9/12 -Western Caribbean
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/24/13 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 12/1/13 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Victory 3/31/14 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Splendor 11/1/14 -Southern Caribbean, Repositioning
Carnival Breeze 3/28/15 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Liberty 11/1/15 -Southern Caribbean
RCI Navigator of the Seas 1/17/16 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Pride 9/18/16 - Bermuda
Carnival Vista 10/11/16 - Mediterranean
Carnival Pride 1/2/17 - Baltimore to Tampa "Journey"
MSC Poesia 3/11/17 - Southern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 4/22/18 - Southern Caribbean
UPCOMING:
-MSC Preziosa - 12/8/18 - 7 Day Southern Caribbean
-Carnival Paradise - 3/2/19 - 5 Day Cuba Overnight
-Carnival Magic 10/18/19 - 8 Day Southern Caribbean
#15
NoVA
1,265 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by kovhanperl
Subscribing! Your first sample pic of a church is beautiful.
Thanks.

Once I start covering the ports, photos will get really nice .
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Carnival Liberty 2/18/12 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Glory 12/9/12 -Western Caribbean
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/24/13 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Valor 12/1/13 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Victory 3/31/14 -Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Splendor 11/1/14 -Southern Caribbean, Repositioning
Carnival Breeze 3/28/15 -Southern Caribbean
Carnival Liberty 11/1/15 -Southern Caribbean
RCI Navigator of the Seas 1/17/16 -Western Caribbean
Carnival Pride 9/18/16 - Bermuda
Carnival Vista 10/11/16 - Mediterranean
Carnival Pride 1/2/17 - Baltimore to Tampa "Journey"
MSC Poesia 3/11/17 - Southern Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 4/22/18 - Southern Caribbean
UPCOMING:
-MSC Preziosa - 12/8/18 - 7 Day Southern Caribbean
-Carnival Paradise - 3/2/19 - 5 Day Cuba Overnight
-Carnival Magic 10/18/19 - 8 Day Southern Caribbean
#18
Ohio
586 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Loving the review; looking fwd to the rest!
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Past Cruises:
May 2002- Royal Caribbean- Nassau, Private island
December 2006- Carnival Inspiration- Cozumel
April 2012- Carnival Legend- Cozumel, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Belize
November 2013-Carnival Breeze- Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Grand Turk
February 2014- Carnival Paradise- Grand Cayman & Cozumel
April 2015- Carnival Breeze- St. Thomas, Antigua, San Juan & Nassau
June 2016 -Carnival Dream- Cozumel, Roatan, Belize
May 2017- Carnival Legend - Alaska and British Colombia
October 2017- Carnival Splendor - Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Amber Cove, Nassau



Upcoming Cruises:
April 2018 - Carnival Sunshine- St Kitts, St Martin, San Juan, Grand Turk
October 2018 - Carnival Miracle- Cozumel, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Belize
#19
Connecticut
5,060 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Great review!!!!! Sounds like you are beginning to feel better.
Can't wait for the next installment.
Keep up the great work.
That was SO sweet of Kim to send you the OBC. Love it!
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04-15-2012 Carnival Pride-Half Moon Cay, Freeport, and Nassau
04-13-2013 Carnival Breeze-Antigua, Tortola, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk
07-05-2014 Carnival Breeze-Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, and Aruba.
6/11/2016 Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas-St. Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee.