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Carnival Breeze - 8 Night Southern Caribbean 10/24 - VIDEO of Trip & Review

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Good Morning!

 

My fiance and I set sail on the Carnival Breeze out of Miami on October 24th. We GOPRO Documented our entire trip. You will see tours of the ship, food, drinks, excursions and more. I will also post pictures we took as well.

 

Overall QUICK Review (for those whom have basic interest):

Ship - 9 out of 10

Food - 8 out of 10

Service - 7 out of 10

Room - 4 out of 10

Shows - 8 out of 10

Cruise Director Matt - 9.5 out of 10

Overall - 8 out of 10

Favorite Port - Aruba (stay tuned for why...)

Best Surprise - La Romana! (More to do than people think!! I will tell you some tricks)

 

Here is Part 1 of Day 1

 

Carnival Breeze- 8 Night, 9 Day Post Engagement Adventure

Stops: Grand Turk, La Romana, Aruba

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Day 1 - October 24, 2015 - Departure

We woke up around 9am and had a not so great "continental" breakfast. We realized we had 4 beers left from the night before. As terrible as it sounds, we knocked back two of them around 10am, shoved the other 2 in our backpack, and headed off to the port. Heck, we're on vacation right? (don't judge me, I already judged myself, HA!) We used an off port parking and made it to the ship check in by 10:30/10:45. Check- in was easy. However, issues came up fast.

 

We sat next to this very kind couple and began good conversations. We noticed it was now 11:45 and no one was called to board as guests were still coming off the ship. Our cruise was sold out and the place was PACKEEEDD!! There was now standing room only. We noticed our boarding passes had no boarding time on it. So I approached a lady, she took our passes and came back with them stamped for PRIORITY!!! HEEEYYYY!!! She said, "Congrats on your engagement and you'll be boarding shortly." Sure enough around noon priority boarded.

 

We made it on ship and raced up to the buffet as we now had 2 beers in us and only some crappy bagel that tasted like stale bread. We had to hit up Guys. Oh man was it good! We ended up getting some frozen mango mint mojito thing with spiced rum in it. Whatever it was, it was amazing. You've gotta try it. After lunch, we headed to our stateroom to drop off our luggage.

 

Our room, welllllll, it was falling apart.... Literally. The floor was crumbling underneath the carpet. We called our room steward Daisy and she said that the concrete in several rooms is crumbling and they "Don't have time to fix it." Ummmmm..... hello..... feels like someone dropped 2 bowling balls next to each other on the floor. It was also by the bed too.

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Crossing my fingers one of your youtube entries will include how you "drank your own".....

 

And weird you couldn't go out on the deck when you boarded - didn't look windy at all!

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YAY!!!! I've been waiting for a new Breeze review!! Thank you for taking the time to do it.

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THANKS EVERYONE!!! Part 2 of Day 1 should be posted by tonight 9pm Eastern Standard Time if not sooner.

 

Continuation of Day 1

Daisy reassured us that our floors would be okay to walk on and they understood if the hole got larger. I really wished they would have moved us, but there was no way since we were sold out and we weren't going to be the people that demanded some form of refund or credit to our account.

 

After leaving the room, as you can see, we began to explore the ship for several hours. We then explored the spa and talked about package options. We decided not to get the couples massage and save the money towards our honeymoon in November of 2016.

 

By the time we were done exploring, it was probably close to 6pm. We decided to make some drinks in our room, get ready, and head down to dinner. For those of you wanting to know how we took drinks on.... AMAZON - Sunscreen Flasks and Portashots from Total Wine. EVERYTHING made it on. And the boat still made drink money off of us.

 

We finally departed Miami around 7 or 8pm. From there, I can't remember what we did after dinner. I'm pretty sure we just went to the casino and called it an early night. I'll consult the video footage later.

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OUR SECOND VIDEO IS NOW UP :)

 

Here you'll see the Red Frog Pub, Lido Deck, and WaterWorks.

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Thanks for posting the videos. We are sailing on the Breeze first time in April. We cruised the Dream and then two smaller ships. I'm excited to go back to a bigger ship. Deck 5 was one of my favorite places to stroll.

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Sorry for the delay. The holidays put me a little behind. I now have the Day 2 video rolling on Youtube!

 

DAY 2 VIDEO HERE -

 

Day 2 - At Sea

 

We woke up and immediately we thought to head down to the Sea Day Brunch around 11am. We were seated with about 6 people. Met two fantastic ladies and shared conversations over a basket of muffins. BTW the chocolate muffins are to die for. Everything else is dry or just okay.

 

We weren't too impressed with the breakfast. We both ordered the steak and eggs as well as the frosted flake french toast to try. Do yourself a favor and skip both. It took roughly 2 hours for the whole process. However, we did the sea day brunch on our last day at sea and it was MUCH better.

 

By this time it was about 1pm and we headed to the casino to play in the Blackjack Tournament. We lost even though we had GREAT hands. It was fun to play. Around 2pm we headed to the pool, shared a Red Frog Beer tube (amazing), danced, tanned, and swam. Sometime around 6pm I fell asleep in the room and my fiance won $200 at the casino. Guess I'm better luck when I'm not nearby putting in my 2 cents. I woke up around 8pm and we headed to a DELICIOUS dinner. I had some fantastic pasta dish with italian sausage.

 

We ended up calling it a night shortly after that as we had an early morning in Grand Turk.

 

This was my view for the day.

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I have my popcorn ready🍿I am cruising on the Jan 16 cruise and don't know what to do in La Romana. I have two kids 6&8. I hope you make it to that part before we go. Any ideas would be great thanks

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We are doing the same cruise! We are taking the Seavis excursion in the link above. Great TA reviews. About 60 people from our roll call are going together

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Great review, looking forward to the next installment! Especially looking forward to, like many others, info on the La Romana stop. I'll check the link on Seavis.

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If you don't mind me asking, which GoPro do you have? I can't decide which one to get for my upcoming cruise

 

 

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If you don't mind me asking, which GoPro do you have? I can't decide which one to get for my upcoming cruise

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

 

I have the GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition. I love it!

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