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A Tropical BREEZE to Clear My Head - Photo-Heavy Review.

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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. :cool:

 

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

 

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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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Good stuff.

 

We go on the Breeze in 2 weeks.

 

Particularly looking forward to the chef's table review.

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So excited that you are doing this review!!!!:D:D

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!!!!:D

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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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Thank you all for your interest in my review. I will have Miami up in a little while :).

 

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 :)

 

So excited that you are doing this review!!!!:D:D

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!!!!:D

 

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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Subscribing! Your first sample pic of a church is beautiful.

 

Thanks.

 

Once I start covering the ports, photos will get really nice :cool:.

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Great review!!!!! Sounds like you are beginning to feel better.:D:D

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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Loving it!

 

I wish I knew about the OBC - I would've ordered more beer when you were in Curacao....;)

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Hey Sean, we were on the same cruise... dont know if you remember me from our meet n greet. Love your trip report and amazing pics! Cant wait to read more, hope your feeling better!

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Sean, you said there was a delay in leaving due to the release of luggage for guests not on board. I don't understand how that would happen...can you elaborate, please?

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Great review!!!!! Sounds like you are beginning to feel better.:D:D

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!

 

Thanks!

 

Loving it!

 

I wish I knew about the OBC - I would've ordered more beer when you were in Curacao....;)

 

Next time! :cool:

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Hey Sean, we were on the same cruise... dont know if you remember me from our meet n greet. Love your trip report and amazing pics! Cant wait to read more, hope your feeling better!

 

I do remember you. There was so much going on with that ship though, that I don't think I bumped into most of you after that. Perhaps we'll cross paths again on another ship. :)

 

Thanks, and I'm feeling much better thanks to a combination of things. More on that in the coming days installments.

 

Sean, you said there was a delay in leaving due to the release of luggage for guests not on board. I don't understand how that would happen...can you elaborate, please?

 

I can only elaborate a little as my roommate witnessed it and I did not. I'm also not sure what the circumstances were as the cruise lines try to keep this private.

 

If I had to make an assumption, perhaps the guests who did not board with their luggage had an emergency of some degree to where they could not make the cruise at the last minute. Maybe there was something essential in their luggage that needed to be brought back to shore before the ship had progressed further. That's all I can speculate, but I'm sure it was a particular situation that doesn't happen often and required the actions taken. They did make an announcement that the ship had paused to keep guests informed. It was only a couple minutes before we were on our way again.

 

The port of Miami sent a small open-boat to retrieve the luggage. It must've been interesting for them because there was a little chop to the sea just off the Florida coast.

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I like being able to easily get to your blog by using the link you provide. Excellent blog/review. Looking forward to more.

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Enjoying your TR as it's one of the cruises I am considering for Aug 2016. Curious, what did your cruise mate (Andrew?) do on those first 2 sea days? Also, the Red Frog pub food, is that free? Thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks!

 

The Dominican Republic will be posted later this evening.

 

Enjoying your TR as it's one of the cruises I am considering for Aug 2016. Curious, what did your cruise mate (Andrew?) do on those first 2 sea days? Also, the Red Frog pub food, is that free? Thanks for sharing!!

 

Honestly, I'm not totally sure what he did on the sea days. I know he would hang out on lido a good bit. We bumped into each other on occasion and would sit at the same table for dinner in the MDR. Every once in a while we'd tag one another over the wi-fi.

 

The red frog pub food is additional fee, $5-10. On sea days, the food is served starting at lunch, and on port days, they started serving at 4.

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Thanks!

 

The Dominican Republic will be posted later this evening.

 

 

 

Honestly, I'm not totally sure what he did on the sea days. I know he would hang out on lido a good bit. We bumped into each other on occasion and would sit at the same table for dinner in the MDR. Every once in a while we'd tag one another over the wi-fi.

 

The red frog pub food is additional fee, $5-10. On sea days, the food is served starting at lunch, and on port days, they started serving at 4.

Looking forward to reading more of your review, we are doing this itinerary in June and I am going to be crossing fingers and toes that we make Grand Turk :) since we have never been. But I didn't book anything there just in case.

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Looking forward to reading more of your review, we are doing this itinerary in June and I am going to be crossing fingers and toes that we make Grand Turk :) since we have never been. But I didn't book anything there just in case.

 

3 out of 4 times for me isn't too bad. I hope you do make it, but it is also an island where it's nice not to make plans.:cool:

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I honestly don't hear of them missing Grand Turk...

My boss was on this cruise, and he messaged me, really PISSED off......:eek:

Safety first, but, I have to say, I too would be upset if we missed Jack's Shack.:D:D

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I went to Q & A with Matt, and someone asked about this and he stated the reason the luggage came off the ship in Miami was someone wasnt allowed on due to a medical condition not cleared prior to boarding.

 

Meant to rent a go pro before we left, but forgot, Didnt even realize you could rent something like that on ship... good to know for next time!

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I am on the Dominica last post....had to come back and leave my thanks for your great pictures, and honest open style. Cool you could have a friend and roomie but seriously still have your own space.

 

I am 55 and had my car accident at 32 that changed my life with pain issues and some health things for the journey...understand anxiety etc. and any ways of getting it under control....cognitive/behavioral is the best and kind of self talk while doing method for me when it happens...so cool that in your time people talk about it and it is ok to...looking forward to reading along on that as well as the trip and photos and adventure of arm travel thanks to folks like you and CC.

 

Sorry you have had some health stuff..good on you for keeping on keeping on and sharing the journey. Really cool you can rent a fancier camera..that is neat I think.

 

You may have tips on getting the reservation switched to two...will re-read your intro and understand the delay for new passenger clearance at check in...if one does it a week before can all that be done? I think the best way to do one with my dad is to be booked...ask him a couple of weeks before and c'est la vie...he will not pre-plan with the whole group now here for much..and yet I am petty sure he would really appreciate a short one with me..now that he is 80 and time is moving on and mom is gone and he is better and better..little by little..LOL...take care and thanks so much for this...very cool method of sharing....God or Great Spirit..or whatever....bless you and yours...Sarah

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I honestly don't hear of them missing Grand Turk...

My boss was on this cruise, and he messaged me, really PISSED off......:eek:

Safety first, but, I have to say, I too would be upset if we missed Jack's Shack.:D:D

 

I was a little disappointed because I'd have preferred to step off the ship for a bit (I don't know how people can do ocean crossings). Missing Jack's stinks, but even if we made it, we would've needed to be all-aboard by 1:30.

 

Great report and thanks for sharing your story.

 

Thanks

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