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Sorry - never did a "review" so don't mind me if this is all over the place.

 

This was my response to my Breeze Roll Call with a few add ins

 

Wow, I feel like I was on a different cruise than everyone else. This was my 8th cruise, and possibly the best service I've EVER had! Everyone was fun, outgoing, had a smile on their faces, they always spoke.

 

We didn't sail away until about 6ish. I LOVED sailing out of Miami at night, such a cool experience. I wish we did it more often.

 

Butch the CD was Fun, he seems to be well respected by his co-workers and I see why he is on the newer ships. He is very good at his job.

 

We did miss Grand Turk, because of high winds. Was I disappointed, definitely it's my favorite, was it gonna ruin my cruise, negative. We did have a longer time in Jamaica which is a positive or negative depends on who you ask.

 

We had decent weather during the day, but pretty high winds/rain during the night.

 

I didnt really attend the deck parties but they looked like a lot of fun.

 

I had a 4J room on the Lido, right by the secret deck door. I really liked it. Only heard the door slamming on the last night.

 

The ship itself was very beautiful. It's not over done. Very pretty art all over the place. Super clean. I like the little side hallways to get from one dining room to the other was very convenient. The Christmas decorations were pretty.

 

Maybe the issue with the service was that this was a lot of the staff's last sailing, they had all been there throughout the Inaugural season. I give them a lot of credit for what they have to do day in and day out. I can honestly say I couldn't do it. They work super hard. I feel bad that other guests service was effected, but I loved everyone.

 

My dining room staff was A M A Z I N G! Hands down the best service ever. Im sure some of my table mates might not think so, but a big part of what made my trip was Martina, Srdjan, & Jovan! Excellent service. Ken Byrne himself said out of all his waitstaff, Martina is the best! Ken can also sing his ass off! He is a nice guy, we enjoyed talking to him a lot.

 

Comedy Brunch, kind of a waste of an idea. The comedians hate it. They only do a few minute thing about going to their night shows. Its just really random. The comedy shows were okay, one was better than the other. One of was so funny to talk to and have random conversation with, but once he got on stage it was like he got nervous or something. Now with the other guy it was the opposite, no personality, but freakin hilarious!

 

Guys burgers were "SLAMMIN"! The Blue Cantina wasn't bad either, I never really had a long wait for any of that stuff either. Went to pizza once, but I don't remember if I ate it or not.

C-Side BBQ - was really good, the line was seriously long though, but it do go fast.

The Sushi place was a nice add, you get A L O T of sushi for the price. The Tempura was delicious.

 

The Cherry On Top - very cute- we had flowers delivered to our Head waiter and they were really pretty not expensive at all.

 

I did have the Cheers program. never had an issue getting a drink, never waited once. They do go slightly heavy on the syrup, but I just ask for less, and after a while they get with the program. I felt like they have upped the amount of waiters and servers they had since my last cruise. They were every where.

 

The production shows were awesome, I loved Divas. They had a really great cast this sailing. Thrill theater was a great add to the ship, I can't wait until they come out with new mini movies. The Hasbro game show was different, I loved that they included kids!

 

Piano Bar always was full and everyone was happy.

 

Spa was beautiful as always. Prompt and polite. Serenity was peaceful!

 

The Red Frog Rum Bar was a good spot to get drinks at, I liked it more than the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.

 

The Red Frog Pub was a lot of fun. They had a great rotation of singers. Good atmosphere in there. Great food, good beer.

 

Liquid Night Club was cool, had a lot of fun there. Alex the DJ was actually a DJ, so that always makes it better. A lot of fun to hang with the crew. Kat the bartender was my go to girl.

 

Casino was beautiful, didn't win anything. The Casino bar on the other hand, I loved! It was my favorite.

 

The photographers were pretty talented, every picture we took came out beautiful.

 

I must say, from my stand point that there wasn't a lot of people in their 20's and 30's during this sailing. I'm not sure if that is why I gravitated towards the crew and vise versa. Our waitstaff had mentioned how excited they were to see young people at their table. Lots of families on board, which was nice to see during the holidays!

 

All in all, I had the greatest time. Other than a longer cruise, I couldn't have asked for more. I feel like Carnival put the best of the best on the new ships. They have some kinks to work out for the Miami sailings.

 

Am I saying everything was perfect? NO, but it wasn't enough to mess with my trip or happiness. Would I cruise the Breeze again, YES.

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Thanks for the review.

 

It always fun to read how different people perceive things that happened on the same cruise. :)

 

Was Happy Cole one of the comedians?

 

Looking forward to my turn on Breeze next month.

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Thanks for the review.

 

It always fun to read how different people perceive things that happened on the same cruise. :)

 

Was Happy Cole one of the comedians?

 

Looking forward to my turn on Breeze next month.

 

It was Carl Rimi, and John Mulrooney. Alex is the Punchliners host, he is really nice. I hope you enjoy yourself. I guess I don't sweat the small stuff. I am a go with the flow person.

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It was Carl Rimi, and John Mulrooney. Alex is the Punchliners host, he is really nice. I hope you enjoy yourself. I guess I don't sweat the small stuff. I am a go with the flow person.

 

Thanks, I have no doubt it will be a great cruise.

 

Also nice to hear about Bonsai Sushi, I plan to eat there often.

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I had a 4J room on the Lido, right by the secret deck door. I really liked it. Only heard the door slamming on the last night.

 

Thanks for the review!

 

I am booked in a 4J cabin on the Lido deck. What was your cabin number and do you have any pictures of the inside of your cabin?

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Thanks for the review!

 

I am booked in a 4J cabin on the Lido deck. What was your cabin number and do you have any pictures of the inside of your cabin?

 

10205- I do have pics, I will have to upload them. I will post em for you tomorrow!

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Hi XCruiseMe17,

Thanks for the review and happy to read the positive point-of-view.

We will be sailing in a few days in a 4J on Lido, do you have any pics to share???

Thanks. JoanK

 

Sorry - never did a "review" so don't mind me if this is all over the place.

 

This was my response to my Breeze Roll Call with a few add ins

 

Wow, I feel like I was on a different cruise than everyone else. This was my 8th cruise, and possibly the best service I've EVER had! Everyone was fun, outgoing, had a smile on their faces, they always spoke.

 

We didn't sail away until about 6ish. I LOVED sailing out of Miami at night, such a cool experience. I wish we did it more often.

 

Butch the CD was Fun, he seems to be well respected by his co-workers and I see why he is on the newer ships. He is very good at his job.

 

We did miss Grand Turk, because of high winds. Was I disappointed, definitely it's my favorite, was it gonna ruin my cruise, negative. We did have a longer time in Jamaica which is a positive or negative depends on who you ask.

 

We had decent weather during the day, but pretty high winds/rain during the night.

 

I didnt really attend the deck parties but they looked like a lot of fun.

 

I had a 4J room on the Lido, right by the secret deck door. I really liked it. Only heard the door slamming on the last night.

 

The ship itself was very beautiful. It's not over done. Very pretty art all over the place. Super clean. I like the little side hallways to get from one dining room to the other was very convenient. The Christmas decorations were pretty.

 

Maybe the issue with the service was that this was a lot of the staff's last sailing, they had all been there throughout the Inaugural season. I give them a lot of credit for what they have to do day in and day out. I can honestly say I couldn't do it. They work super hard. I feel bad that other guests service was effected, but I loved everyone.

 

My dining room staff was A M A Z I N G! Hands down the best service ever. Im sure some of my table mates might not think so, but a big part of what made my trip was Martina, Srdjan, & Jovan! Excellent service. Ken Byrne himself said out of all his waitstaff, Martina is the best! Ken can also sing his ass off! He is a nice guy, we enjoyed talking to him a lot.

 

Comedy Brunch, kind of a waste of an idea. The comedians hate it. They only do a few minute thing about going to their night shows. Its just really random. The comedy shows were okay, one was better than the other. One of was so funny to talk to and have random conversation with, but once he got on stage it was like he got nervous or something. Now with the other guy it was the opposite, no personality, but freakin hilarious!

 

Guys burgers were "SLAMMIN"! The Blue Cantina wasn't bad either, I never really had a long wait for any of that stuff either. Went to pizza once, but I don't remember if I ate it or not.

C-Side BBQ - was really good, the line was seriously long though, but it do go fast.

The Sushi place was a nice add, you get A L O T of sushi for the price. The Tempura was delicious.

 

The Cherry On Top - very cute- we had flowers delivered to our Head waiter and they were really pretty not expensive at all.

 

I did have the Cheers program. never had an issue getting a drink, never waited once. They do go slightly heavy on the syrup, but I just ask for less, and after a while they get with the program. I felt like they have upped the amount of waiters and servers they had since my last cruise. They were every where.

 

The production shows were awesome, I loved Divas. They had a really great cast this sailing. Thrill theater was a great add to the ship, I can't wait until they come out with new mini movies. The Hasbro game show was different, I loved that they included kids!

 

Piano Bar always was full and everyone was happy.

 

Spa was beautiful as always. Prompt and polite. Serenity was peaceful!

 

The Red Frog Rum Bar was a good spot to get drinks at, I liked it more than the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.

 

The Red Frog Pub was a lot of fun. They had a great rotation of singers. Good atmosphere in there. Great food, good beer.

 

Liquid Night Club was cool, had a lot of fun there. Alex the DJ was actually a DJ, so that always makes it better. A lot of fun to hang with the crew. Kat the bartender was my go to girl.

 

Casino was beautiful, didn't win anything. The Casino bar on the other hand, I loved! It was my favorite.

 

The photographers were pretty talented, every picture we took came out beautiful.

 

I must say, from my stand point that there wasn't a lot of people in their 20's and 30's during this sailing. I'm not sure if that is why I gravitated towards the crew and vise versa. Our waitstaff had mentioned how excited they were to see young people at their table. Lots of families on board, which was nice to see during the holidays!

 

All in all, I had the greatest time. Other than a longer cruise, I couldn't have asked for more. I feel like Carnival put the best of the best on the new ships. They have some kinks to work out for the Miami sailings.

 

Am I saying everything was perfect? NO, but it wasn't enough to mess with my trip or happiness. Would I cruise the Breeze again, YES.

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10205- I do have pics, I will have to upload them. I will post em for you tomorrow!

 

That would be so awesome! Thank you very much!

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Thanks for your review!

 

You mentioned that you had the Cheers program....did you find that service for drinks was the same as when you paid by the drink??

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Thanks for your review!

 

You mentioned that you had the Cheers program....did you find that service for drinks was the same as when you paid by the drink??

 

I think it was better. Maybe because you drink more this way, so they get to know you at some point. I had a good experience with it.

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I think it was better. Maybe because you drink more this way, so they get to know you at some point. I had a good experience with it.

 

Thanks for your feedback! I am looking fgorward to the Breeze next month and Cheers as well! :D

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...Thanks so much for taking the time to write. Sounds like you had a fabulous time! We were getting a little tired of the same ship designs/decor, so we are REALLY looking forward to our 1/13 Breeze cruise! Thanks again for your review.

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Sorry - never did a "review" so don't mind me if this is all over the place.

 

This was my response to my Breeze Roll Call with a few add ins

 

Wow, I feel like I was on a different cruise than everyone else. This was my 8th cruise, and possibly the best service I've EVER had! Everyone was fun, outgoing, had a smile on their faces, they always spoke.

 

We didn't sail away until about 6ish. I LOVED sailing out of Miami at night, such a cool experience. I wish we did it more often.

 

Butch the CD was Fun, he seems to be well respected by his co-workers and I see why he is on the newer ships. He is very good at his job.

 

We did miss Grand Turk, because of high winds. Was I disappointed, definitely it's my favorite, was it gonna ruin my cruise, negative. We did have a longer time in Jamaica which is a positive or negative depends on who you ask.

 

We had decent weather during the day, but pretty high winds/rain during the night.

 

I didnt really attend the deck parties but they looked like a lot of fun.

 

I had a 4J room on the Lido, right by the secret deck door. I really liked it. Only heard the door slamming on the last night.

 

The ship itself was very beautiful. It's not over done. Very pretty art all over the place. Super clean. I like the little side hallways to get from one dining room to the other was very convenient. The Christmas decorations were pretty.

 

Maybe the issue with the service was that this was a lot of the staff's last sailing, they had all been there throughout the Inaugural season. I give them a lot of credit for what they have to do day in and day out. I can honestly say I couldn't do it. They work super hard. I feel bad that other guests service was effected, but I loved everyone.

 

My dining room staff was A M A Z I N G! Hands down the best service ever. Im sure some of my table mates might not think so, but a big part of what made my trip was Martina, Srdjan, & Jovan! Excellent service. Ken Byrne himself said out of all his waitstaff, Martina is the best! Ken can also sing his ass off! He is a nice guy, we enjoyed talking to him a lot.

 

Comedy Brunch, kind of a waste of an idea. The comedians hate it. They only do a few minute thing about going to their night shows. Its just really random. The comedy shows were okay, one was better than the other. One of was so funny to talk to and have random conversation with, but once he got on stage it was like he got nervous or something. Now with the other guy it was the opposite, no personality, but freakin hilarious!

 

Guys burgers were "SLAMMIN"! The Blue Cantina wasn't bad either, I never really had a long wait for any of that stuff either. Went to pizza once, but I don't remember if I ate it or not.

C-Side BBQ - was really good, the line was seriously long though, but it do go fast.

The Sushi place was a nice add, you get A L O T of sushi for the price. The Tempura was delicious.

 

The Cherry On Top - very cute- we had flowers delivered to our Head waiter and they were really pretty not expensive at all.

 

I did have the Cheers program. never had an issue getting a drink, never waited once. They do go slightly heavy on the syrup, but I just ask for less, and after a while they get with the program. I felt like they have upped the amount of waiters and servers they had since my last cruise. They were every where.

 

The production shows were awesome, I loved Divas. They had a really great cast this sailing. Thrill theater was a great add to the ship, I can't wait until they come out with new mini movies. The Hasbro game show was different, I loved that they included kids!

 

Piano Bar always was full and everyone was happy.

 

Spa was beautiful as always. Prompt and polite. Serenity was peaceful!

 

The Red Frog Rum Bar was a good spot to get drinks at, I liked it more than the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.

 

The Red Frog Pub was a lot of fun. They had a great rotation of singers. Good atmosphere in there. Great food, good beer.

 

Liquid Night Club was cool, had a lot of fun there. Alex the DJ was actually a DJ, so that always makes it better. A lot of fun to hang with the crew. Kat the bartender was my go to girl.

 

Casino was beautiful, didn't win anything. The Casino bar on the other hand, I loved! It was my favorite.

 

The photographers were pretty talented, every picture we took came out beautiful.

 

I must say, from my stand point that there wasn't a lot of people in their 20's and 30's during this sailing. I'm not sure if that is why I gravitated towards the crew and vise versa. Our waitstaff had mentioned how excited they were to see young people at their table. Lots of families on board, which was nice to see during the holidays!

 

All in all, I had the greatest time. Other than a longer cruise, I couldn't have asked for more. I feel like Carnival put the best of the best on the new ships. They have some kinks to work out for the Miami sailings.

 

Am I saying everything was perfect? NO, but it wasn't enough to mess with my trip or happiness. Would I cruise the Breeze again, YES.

 

I really for the first time enjoyed a review. It was well written and to the point. The ridiculous things that some people complain about is mind boggeling. We go on a cruise to relax, spend time with our family and not have to worry for that period of time of what to cook for dinner, shop for food, laundry, cleaning, driving kids everywhere, etc. I always get what I pay for on Carnival. If I don't like a particular meal, I have something else. Who cares about the color of the wall paper or particular lights. Rest, enjoy whatever entertains you and have fun.

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Great review! :D

We sail 3/2/13 and looking forward to escaping the winter weather.

A vacation is what one makes of it and if one looks for the negative, they will find it. I'm not interested in being entertained 24/7 like so many other people seem to need... I just want warm sunshine, a cold beverage(s), and no responsibilities for a week!

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Agree, agree, AGREE!! We had an awesome time - just posted my review. My DH can be a grump - and even he was like what's up with all the complainers? This is GREAT!!! Glad you had a good time too ( =

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Very nice review! Thanks for posting it. And that is one very big room! Thanks again for the great review.:)

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Thanks so much for posting excellent pictures of the cabin! This cabin is a big cabin for a 4J! Glad to see the railing does not block too much of the ocean view.

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Thanks so much for posting excellent pictures of the cabin! This cabin is a big cabin for a 4J! Glad to see the railing does not block too much of the ocean view.

 

Just remember to close the curtains at night!!!! lol

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Thanks XCruiseMe17,

 

Thanks for the pics , We will be in that cabin in a few days.

 

How was the traffic (crowd) outside the window ????

 

JoanK.

 

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Thanks XCruiseMe17,

 

Thanks for the pics , We will be in that cabin in a few days.

 

How was the traffic (crowd) outside the window ????

 

JoanK.

 

 

Well it wasn't bad, one day I noticed someone creepin outside the window and it scared the daylights outta me, but then I remembered what kind of room I had. The traffic isnt bad. Only sometimes did we hear the door slam. I really liked the room alot. I thought it would be far from everything, but it really was convienent.

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Thanks for posting.

 

JoanK.

 

Well it wasn't bad, one day I noticed someone creepin outside the window and it scared the daylights outta me, but then I remembered what kind of room I had. The traffic isnt bad. Only sometimes did we hear the door slam. I really liked the room alot. I thought it would be far from everything, but it really was convienent.

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I feel like Carnival put the best of the best on the new ships.

 

That's always been my experience. As someone sailing Breeze at the end of the month I'm glad to hear it's still true!

 

Thanks for your review.

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Just booked this room for our next trip. MY VP said the light from the window wouldn't bother me in the morning (I need darkness to sleep) what was your experience? Any other advice/tips for this room.

Great review.

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Sorry - never did a "review" so don't mind me if this is all over the place.

 

This was my response to my Breeze Roll Call with a few add ins

 

Wow, I feel like I was on a different cruise than everyone else. This was my 8th cruise, and possibly the best service I've EVER had! Everyone was fun, outgoing, had a smile on their faces, they always spoke.

 

We didn't sail away until about 6ish. I LOVED sailing out of Miami at night, such a cool experience. I wish we did it more often.

 

Butch the CD was Fun, he seems to be well respected by his co-workers and I see why he is on the newer ships. He is very good at his job.

 

We did miss Grand Turk, because of high winds. Was I disappointed, definitely it's my favorite, was it gonna ruin my cruise, negative. We did have a longer time in Jamaica which is a positive or negative depends on who you ask.

 

We had decent weather during the day, but pretty high winds/rain during the night.

 

I didnt really attend the deck parties but they looked like a lot of fun.

 

I had a 4J room on the Lido, right by the secret deck door. I really liked it. Only heard the door slamming on the last night.

 

The ship itself was very beautiful. It's not over done. Very pretty art all over the place. Super clean. I like the little side hallways to get from one dining room to the other was very convenient. The Christmas decorations were pretty.

 

Maybe the issue with the service was that this was a lot of the staff's last sailing, they had all been there throughout the Inaugural season. I give them a lot of credit for what they have to do day in and day out. I can honestly say I couldn't do it. They work super hard. I feel bad that other guests service was effected, but I loved everyone.

 

My dining room staff was A M A Z I N G! Hands down the best service ever. Im sure some of my table mates might not think so, but a big part of what made my trip was Martina, Srdjan, & Jovan! Excellent service. Ken Byrne himself said out of all his waitstaff, Martina is the best! Ken can also sing his ass off! He is a nice guy, we enjoyed talking to him a lot.

 

Comedy Brunch, kind of a waste of an idea. The comedians hate it. They only do a few minute thing about going to their night shows. Its just really random. The comedy shows were okay, one was better than the other. One of was so funny to talk to and have random conversation with, but once he got on stage it was like he got nervous or something. Now with the other guy it was the opposite, no personality, but freakin hilarious!

 

Guys burgers were "SLAMMIN"! The Blue Cantina wasn't bad either, I never really had a long wait for any of that stuff either. Went to pizza once, but I don't remember if I ate it or not.

C-Side BBQ - was really good, the line was seriously long though, but it do go fast.

The Sushi place was a nice add, you get A L O T of sushi for the price. The Tempura was delicious.

 

The Cherry On Top - very cute- we had flowers delivered to our Head waiter and they were really pretty not expensive at all.

 

I did have the Cheers program. never had an issue getting a drink, never waited once. They do go slightly heavy on the syrup, but I just ask for less, and after a while they get with the program. I felt like they have upped the amount of waiters and servers they had since my last cruise. They were every where.

 

The production shows were awesome, I loved Divas. They had a really great cast this sailing. Thrill theater was a great add to the ship, I can't wait until they come out with new mini movies. The Hasbro game show was different, I loved that they included kids!

 

Piano Bar always was full and everyone was happy.

 

Spa was beautiful as always. Prompt and polite. Serenity was peaceful!

 

The Red Frog Rum Bar was a good spot to get drinks at, I liked it more than the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.

 

The Red Frog Pub was a lot of fun. They had a great rotation of singers. Good atmosphere in there. Great food, good beer.

 

Liquid Night Club was cool, had a lot of fun there. Alex the DJ was actually a DJ, so that always makes it better. A lot of fun to hang with the crew. Kat the bartender was my go to girl.

 

Casino was beautiful, didn't win anything. The Casino bar on the other hand, I loved! It was my favorite.

 

The photographers were pretty talented, every picture we took came out beautiful.

 

I must say, from my stand point that there wasn't a lot of people in their 20's and 30's during this sailing. I'm not sure if that is why I gravitated towards the crew and vise versa. Our waitstaff had mentioned how excited they were to see young people at their table. Lots of families on board, which was nice to see during the holidays!

 

All in all, I had the greatest time. Other than a longer cruise, I couldn't have asked for more. I feel like Carnival put the best of the best on the new ships. They have some kinks to work out for the Miami sailings.

 

Am I saying everything was perfect? NO, but it wasn't enough to mess with my trip or happiness. Would I cruise the Breeze again, YES.

Thank you, that is a nice review. We will be on the Breeze Jan 5. BTW What is the secret door you mentioned?

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Hey. Thanks, the formal nights on the 6 day cruise is Monday and Thursday. I hope you have an amazing time. I know I did. If you have any other questions I'll be happy to try to answer them as best as I can.

 

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Sorry - never did a "review" so don't mind me if this is all over the place.

 

This was my response to my Breeze Roll Call with a few add ins

 

Wow, I feel like I was on a different cruise than everyone else. This was my 8th cruise, and possibly the best service I've EVER had! Everyone was fun, outgoing, had a smile on their faces, they always spoke.

 

We didn't sail away until about 6ish. I LOVED sailing out of Miami at night, such a cool experience. I wish we did it more often.

 

Butch the CD was Fun, he seems to be well respected by his co-workers and I see why he is on the newer ships. He is very good at his job.

 

We did miss Grand Turk, because of high winds. Was I disappointed, definitely it's my favorite, was it gonna ruin my cruise, negative. We did have a longer time in Jamaica which is a positive or negative depends on who you ask.

 

We had decent weather during the day, but pretty high winds/rain during the night.

 

I didnt really attend the deck parties but they looked like a lot of fun.

 

I had a 4J room on the Lido, right by the secret deck door. I really liked it. Only heard the door slamming on the last night.

 

The ship itself was very beautiful. It's not over done. Very pretty art all over the place. Super clean. I like the little side hallways to get from one dining room to the other was very convenient. The Christmas decorations were pretty.

 

Maybe the issue with the service was that this was a lot of the staff's last sailing, they had all been there throughout the Inaugural season. I give them a lot of credit for what they have to do day in and day out. I can honestly say I couldn't do it. They work super hard. I feel bad that other guests service was effected, but I loved everyone.

 

My dining room staff was A M A Z I N G! Hands down the best service ever. Im sure some of my table mates might not think so, but a big part of what made my trip was Martina, Srdjan, & Jovan! Excellent service. Ken Byrne himself said out of all his waitstaff, Martina is the best! Ken can also sing his ass off! He is a nice guy, we enjoyed talking to him a lot.

 

Comedy Brunch, kind of a waste of an idea. The comedians hate it. They only do a few minute thing about going to their night shows. Its just really random. The comedy shows were okay, one was better than the other. One of was so funny to talk to and have random conversation with, but once he got on stage it was like he got nervous or something. Now with the other guy it was the opposite, no personality, but freakin hilarious!

 

Guys burgers were "SLAMMIN"! The Blue Cantina wasn't bad either, I never really had a long wait for any of that stuff either. Went to pizza once, but I don't remember if I ate it or not.

C-Side BBQ - was really good, the line was seriously long though, but it do go fast.

The Sushi place was a nice add, you get A L O T of sushi for the price. The Tempura was delicious.

 

The Cherry On Top - very cute- we had flowers delivered to our Head waiter and they were really pretty not expensive at all.

 

I did have the Cheers program. never had an issue getting a drink, never waited once. They do go slightly heavy on the syrup, but I just ask for less, and after a while they get with the program. I felt like they have upped the amount of waiters and servers they had since my last cruise. They were every where.

 

The production shows were awesome, I loved Divas. They had a really great cast this sailing. Thrill theater was a great add to the ship, I can't wait until they come out with new mini movies. The Hasbro game show was different, I loved that they included kids!

 

Piano Bar always was full and everyone was happy.

 

Spa was beautiful as always. Prompt and polite. Serenity was peaceful!

 

The Red Frog Rum Bar was a good spot to get drinks at, I liked it more than the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.

 

The Red Frog Pub was a lot of fun. They had a great rotation of singers. Good atmosphere in there. Great food, good beer.

 

Liquid Night Club was cool, had a lot of fun there. Alex the DJ was actually a DJ, so that always makes it better. A lot of fun to hang with the crew. Kat the bartender was my go to girl.

 

Casino was beautiful, didn't win anything. The Casino bar on the other hand, I loved! It was my favorite.

 

The photographers were pretty talented, every picture we took came out beautiful.

 

I must say, from my stand point that there wasn't a lot of people in their 20's and 30's during this sailing. I'm not sure if that is why I gravitated towards the crew and vise versa. Our waitstaff had mentioned how excited they were to see young people at their table. Lots of families on board, which was nice to see during the holidays!

 

All in all, I had the greatest time. Other than a longer cruise, I couldn't have asked for more. I feel like Carnival put the best of the best on the new ships. They have some kinks to work out for the Miami sailings.

 

Am I saying everything was perfect? NO, but it wasn't enough to mess with my trip or happiness. Would I cruise the Breeze again, YES.

 

Great review!!!! I love your take that you had a great time even though it was"nt perfect!!! To many reviews seem like they're looking for perfection and in all honesty what vacation is ?? Whether land or sea!! But love your review!! Can't wait to sail on that big beauty come April!!

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