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I'm on the Carnival Breeze... on week two of back-to-back cruises. Just before embarking on this vacation, I was fortunate enough to purchase the brand new Canon Digital Rebel T5i... which is the latest, greatest Canon DSLR to hit the market. I've been putting it to the test, and have come up with some pretty good photos. The most interesting thing to come from the camera, though, has been some time lapse videos of our departures from Nassau and and the port of Miami.

 

Take a look at the video of the departure from Nassau at

You can see both the Disney Dream and the Carnival Sensation as we head out to sea.

 

The Miami video is at

Carnival Liberty is visible at :11 and :22

Disney Wonder is visible at :23

Check out all the small boat traffic at :51 and 1:28

Beautiful South Beach at 1:36

 

Of course, I also took a lot of still photos. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

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Carnival Breeze docked in Grand Turk

 

 

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Our spa balcony cabin

 

 

CarnivalBreeze-IMG_2271.JPGThe beautiful decor of the ship

 

 

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The new pizza... which is hugely better than the old pizza.

 

 

Take a look at LOTS more pictures at http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/CarnivalBreeze.html

 

Enjoy!

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Wow, excellent review, and love the photos. I'd love one of those camera's too, but wow, there a bit pricy for me.

Thanks for all the info and photos. Hope you continue to have smooth sailing.

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The review, which includes LOTS more photos, is at http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/CarnivalBreeze.html

 

And be aware that we are only halfway through our back-to-back cruises... so there WILL be updates to the web page in the coming days. Check it again from time to time for more photos and stories from the ship. We have four very interesting ports coming up this week... so there should be a lot more to add to the web page.

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Wow, that is the best review I have read in a very long time! Thanks so much for putting this together with the pic's too. You are very good at this and it is much appreciated! I can't believe you did this while on the ship, I can barely figure out how to post my pic on facebook.....

Chris

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I am on the ship with you. Things are calming down now. We had winds up to 55 MPH this afternoon and the ship was a rockin. It is calming down now, and the winds are more reasonable. Should be a great evening.

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I noticed that you are staying in one I'm booked on deck 12 and I'm curious if the have been told different things but just wondering since you are staying in one Thank you so much ENJOY THE CRUISE:)

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Very nice! Love the time-lapse videos! Where were you sitting, or where was your camera sitting, to record those?

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Thanks for taking the time to put so much into this review, I hope you enjoy the rest of the trip as much.

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That was a GREAT review and excellent bunch of pics (I went to the link). Loved the timelapse, loved the review, loved the pics. Love that you love Carnival. Just great overall. You seem like a great couple to travel with.

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Very nice! Love the time-lapse videos! Where were you sitting, or where was your camera sitting, to record those?

 

The camera was on a tripod on deck 11, one deck above the aft pool. I was sitting in a comfy chair about 20 feet away... just keeping an eye on things, and watching people's reactions as they walked behind the camera... which appeared to be unattended and which was making a loud click of the shutter at one second intervals.

 

I only had to yell at one idiot, a kid about 10 years old, who thought it would be funny to lean out over the railing and put his face out in front of the camera... with tongue fully extended!

 

I have a lot of other videos to share... but there's some editing to do... and that will have to wait until I get back home.

 

Today we are in Grand Turk... and I am writing to you from poolside at Margaritaville. Life is good!

 

I was delighted to discover that there's free Wi-Fi here at Margaritaville. What a wonderful world!

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Great review and I enjoy your writing style. DW and I were on the Breeze for the 15 day TransAtlantic so I'm reliving the experience through your pictures and review. Thanks for time and effort you are putting into the review.

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Wonderful pictures and loved the videos! Thanks so much for sharing. We're on the Breeze May 25 and we can't wait!!! :)

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Thanks for your amazing review and pictures! I am cruising on the Breeze this coming sunday (EEK!)and I cannot wait. I am taking my Nikon D60 with me. It will be her second cruise. Can't wait to take some great pictures! Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Can't wait to hear more and see the rest of your shots!

 

Gina

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I was curious as to what your cabin number was and was your deck completly covered and how was the spa package was it worth it?? Thank you so much! Your pictures are AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing

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The cabin number is 11222. Yes, the balcony is completely covered and private.

 

Regarding further time-lapse videos... my plan is to try to get one from the rear of the ship at each of the ports this week.

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OP, you have no idea how you've brightened my dreary day! So- what do you do with the dogs while you're away? Do you breed them? I've got quite the "situation" on my hands right now. Argh. Carnival, take me away!

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I've just posted a time-lapse video of our sailaway from Grand Turk this afternoon. It's at

 

Regarding the dogs...

We retired from dog breeding several years ago (after 15 years of breeding them as our hobby) because it truly was making it very difficult to get away on cruises. We're down to just one spoiled house dog now. We have a great deal with a close friend... we take care of her dog when she goes on vacation, and she takes care of ours when we go.

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I've also just posted a video of the best entertainer I've ever seen on a Carnival cruise. Her name is Consuela Ivy...

 

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In the video, shot at the VIFP party this afternoon, Consuela sings an outstanding version of the Whitney Houston (or Dolly Parton) song "I Will Always Love You". She totally knocked my socks off with her version, and the crowd gave her a standing ovation... although I was a little slow in turning around to capture it on camera. They had started to sit down around the time I finally turned the camera around on the audience.

 

Check out the video at

 

Please pardon a few seconds of camera shakiness at around 1:40 in to the video. I was sitting in the front row of the Ovation Theater in order to shoot the video during the VIFP party. As I was shooting, a waiter came by to offer me a free drink... and was just about to walk right in front of the camera. As I was waving him off with one hand, the other hand was a little shaky in holding the camera!

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I've sailed with Consuela twice from San Diego on the Spirit. She's a lovely lady who will stop to chat with passengers who approach her when she's out and about on deck. She puts nervous guests who are performing at Superstar Live at ease so they can give it their all. Consuela always demonstrates sincere hospitality and class. Thanks for sharing the video, Jim. :)

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OMGossssssssssssssh I LOVE UR PIX AND UR CAMARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO clear and Beautiful.. Thanks ALOT for sharing and doing a mini Review :0}

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Thanks for the review and the videos are very neat. NICE!

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We had a great day today in the Dominican Republic! The Bayahibe Beach Break shore excursion was EXCELLENT... which surprised me a bit, since the reviews on Carnival.com were not so good. But it was one of the finest beaches I've ever been to... plus a very nice swimming pool... and an open bar. I started drinking rum & cokes at 11 AM... but I'm sure it was 5 o'clock somewhere. :)

 

Take a look at a time lapse video of our departure from La Romana at

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Another great day... this time on the island of Curacao. There were LOTS of surprises here... starting with the most beautiful infinity pool I've ever seen... at a hotel right next to the dock.

 

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Also, I shot a time-lapse video of our arrival... which you can see at

 

There's more pictures, plus the funny story of the woman that fell asleep in the lounger next to us and who managed to wiggle enough in her sleep that one of her breasts TOTALLY fell out of her bikini top... at http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/CarnivalBreeze.html

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WOW, what a great review!! Thank you so much for all the "tips" too. My printer is now printing away with the deck plans. I am going to do what you suggested. Can't wait to read more!

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A very interesting video, time lapse, photo review taken with an apparently excellent camera...looking forward to more. :):):):)

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Fantastic, absolutely freaking wonderful. Please thank your wife for enjoying her kindle so much that you had the time to do that wonderful review.

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Another great day... this time on the island of Curacao. There were LOTS of surprises here... starting with the most beautiful infinity pool I've ever seen... at a hotel right next to the dock.

 

CarnivalBreeze-IMG_7764.JPG

 

Also, I shot a time-lapse video of our arrival... which you can see at

 

There's more pictures, plus the funny story of the woman that fell asleep in the lounger next to us and who managed to wiggle enough in her sleep that one of her breasts TOTALLY fell out of her bikini top... at http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/CarnivalBreeze.html

 

Excuse me?? How did you get this while we got "Rasta Car Wash" and strange comings and goings (ok, I admit it was interesting to watch from our balcony) from Westerdam last spring???

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I'm still in the process of reading your review, but I love it so far! We'll be on the Breeze in a few short weeks! Thank you!!!!

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Excellent review so far. My girlfriend and I are booked on the Breeze for the 6-day itinerary in September.

 

We ended up in a spa cabin also...Stateroom 11246, which is pretty close to where you currently are.

 

Any chance you'll post some more pictures of the cabin and balcony by chance?

 

How is the noise level for that area of the ship? How much "rocking and rolling" have you felt being on that high of a deck?

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I'm on the Carnival Breeze... on week two of back-to-back cruises. Just before embarking on this vacation, I was fortunate enough to purchase the brand new Canon Digital Rebel T5i... which is the latest, greatest Canon DSLR to hit the market. I've been putting it to the test, and have come up with some pretty good photos. The most interesting thing to come from the camera, though, has been some time lapse videos of our departures from Nassau and and the port of Miami.

 

Take a look at the video of the departure from Nassau at

You can see both the Disney Dream and the Carnival Sensation as we head out to sea.

 

The Miami video is at

Carnival Liberty is visible at :11 and :22

Disney Wonder is visible at :23

Check out all the small boat traffic at :51 and 1:28

Beautiful South Beach at 1:36

 

Of course, I also took a lot of still photos. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

CarnivalBreeze-IMG_2196.JPG

Carnival Breeze docked in Grand Turk

 

 

CarnivalBreeze-IMG_3669.JPG

Our spa balcony cabin

 

 

CarnivalBreeze-IMG_2271.JPGThe beautiful decor of the ship

 

 

CarnivalBreeze-IMG_2033.JPG

The new pizza... which is hugely better than the old pizza.

 

 

Take a look at LOTS more pictures at http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/CarnivalBreeze.html

 

Enjoy!

 

The Pictures looks sharp!

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That is freaking awesome. I guess i will have to get rid of my 4 and go to the 5.

 

so, you're actually taking video and letting the camera time lapse it or are they stills that you worked into video time lapse?

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The review, which includes LOTS more photos, is at http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/CarnivalBreeze.html

 

And be aware that we are only halfway through our back-to-back cruises... so there WILL be updates to the web page in the coming days. Check it again from time to time for more photos and stories from the ship. We have four very interesting ports coming up this week... so there should be a lot more to add to the web page.

 

The link to your website is probably one of the best reviews I've ever seen. You did an awesome job on it. Now go spend some time with your lovely wife. :)

 

I have saved the link for future reference. I have always marveled at the decor of the Breeze and have often had dreams of a B2B on her!

 

Sailing in about 3 weeks or so. This was a great thing to get me in a nice passive mood after a long week at work!

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So, you're actually taking video and letting the camera time lapse it? Or are they stills that you worked into video time lapse?

 

They were stills, one every second, using a very inexpensive intervalometer to trigger the shutter. I got it from Amazon.com, and it just plugs in to the side of the camera.

 

After you shoot all the stills, you just use Microsoft's free Windows Live Movie Maker software to put them together in to a video. It's fairly simple, with just a tiny learning curve the first time.

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