Carnival Breeze

Carnival Breeze Cruise Ship

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The 3,690-passenger, 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze was launched in June 2012 by Carnival Cruise Lines. As one of the largest ships in Carnival's fleet, the Carnival Breeze is sure to offer something fun for everyone.

The ship offers many of the most popular venues and attractions from its sister ships, the Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic, and is a Caribbean cruise departing from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, through most of 2020. Beginning November 2020 Carnival Breeze will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cruises range from six to nine days, and possible ports of call include Cozumel, Belize, Grand Turk, Aruba, Nassau, and various other Caribbean destinations, depending on the itinerary you choose.

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Dining and Cuisine

Bonsai Sushi

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Every cruise traveler should be able to find the type of food they are craving when sailing on the Carnival Breeze.

Many of the onboard restaurants are included with cruise reservations, including burgers or barbeque at two restaurants by renowned chef Guy Fieri, Tex-Mex at the BlueIguana Cantina, pizzas at Pizza Pirate, Asian flavors at Mongolian Wok, daily brunch, and a sandwich deli.

The ship does have a few premium dining options if you're seeking a special night out. Bonsai Sushi, the first full-service sushi bar on a Carnival ship, serves freshly prepared sushi onboard, and you really can't beat fresh fish when you're already at sea. The Coffee Bar is a gourmet coffee shop with specialty coffees and pastries. While there is a free pasta bar onboard, Cucina del Capitano serves higher-end Italian meals—and the servings are huge. Finally, the Steakhouse restaurant on the Carnival Breeze is one of the more expensive options, but the food is delicious and expertly prepared.

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Cabins and Suites

Carnival Breeze balcony cabin

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The 719 interior staterooms are the smallest (and least expensive) on the ship, measuring 185 square feet. For those looking for something larger and more luxurious, the Carnival Breeze has 54 suites, the largest being the Grand Penthouse Suites. Most travelers on the ship choose one of the 851 Carnival Breeze balcony cabins or one of the 221 oceanview cabins without a balcony.

Carnival has added some innovative cabin categories to this class of ship. Families enjoy the Deluxe Oceanview cabins, which sleep five and have two baths. Travelers who like to be closer to the water might request a Cove Balcony cabin. These cabins are identical to the standard balcony cabin on the inside, but are lower on deck two. The covered balcony is partially enclosed, making it cozier and private. Guests in the suites adjacent to the Cloud 9 spa enjoy unlimited access to the spa, priority spa appointments, and complimentary fitness classes.

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Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Center

Cloud 9 Spa reception desk on the Carnival Breeze

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The Carnival Breeze Cloud 9 Spa is a whopping 22,770 square feet and spans two decks forward.

In addition to the 21 massage and other private treatment rooms, the Cloud 9 Spa has a thermal suite that is much like a traditional Turkish bath. It features heated chaise lounges, a tropical shower, and an unbeatable view. The thalassotherapy pool with its bubbling waters is relaxing and therapeutic. Couples might want to request one of the two VIP couples rooms that come complete with their own private whirlpool.

Guests are able to enjoy a range of additional spa features, such as a full salon, men's barber, acupuncture, facials, and medi-spa treatments such as Botox.

The fitness center has the latest cardio- and weight-training equipment catering to all fitness levels. The fitness center serves as the location for a wide range of instructor-led exercise classes including free classes in stretching, toning, and conditioning. The spa also has for-fee classes in yoga, Pilates, spinning, and TRX Rip Trainer.

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Entertainment

The 1,349-seat Ovation Theater is the main show lounge on the Carnival Breeze cruise ship.

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In addition to being the first ship to feature all of the entertainment offerings that are part of the line's "Fun Ship 2.0" enhancement initiative, the Carnival Breeze is the first to debut the new Thrill Theater, an interactive, multi-dimensional experience that makes guests feel as if they are part of the movie.

It's also the first ship to offer Playlist Productions, high-tech production shows only 30 minutes long that combine captivating live performances with LED staging and special effects.

Guests can also choose a competitive entertainment option. Hasbro, The Game Show puts guests right in the middle of their favorite Hasbro games, such as Yahtzee Bowling, Connect 4 Basketball, and Operation Sam Dunk. Lip Sync Battle, based on the popular television show, lets guests compete to be the lip-syncing champion of the ship.

The Carnival Breeze offers the Punchliner Comedy Club. Professional comics will leave you in stitches, but make sure you know whether the show you're attending is family-friendly or adults-only.

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Onboard Activities for Adults

Hot tub on the Carnival Breeze

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Adults sailing on the Carnival Breeze can cruise the dozen or so bars, or hit the casino. Or, they can stretch out on one of the comfortable loungers or hammocks at Serenity, the adults-only outdoor deck area, or catch an adults-only show at the Punchliner Comedy Club, which is held in the aft, 400-seat Limelight Lounge. Sports fans appreciate the Casino Bar, with its multiple screens showing worldwide sporting events.

On a mega-ship like the Carnival Breeze, adult couples looking for a romantic getaway sometimes forget that they can find quiet spots. Strolling the decks at night under the moon and feeling the sea breeze is also a good way to have some romantic time on the ship. Parents traveling with kids don't need to forgo time alone, either: They can leave the kids for a few hours with Camp Carnival's Night Owls program, which offers a host of late-night activities with movies, games, and snacks.

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Just for Kids

SportSquare is an open-air recreation complex on the Carnival Breeze.

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The Carnival Breeze has more than 19,000 total square feet of space catering to children and teenagers. This space includes indoor and outdoor play areas, a suspended ropes course, an outdoor EA Sports gaming system, miniature golf, and a sprawling aqua park housing the cruise line's longest waterslide.

Carnival Breeze's kid-friendly amenities include supervised programs for three age groups: Camp Ocean (ages 2-11), Circle "C" (ages 12-14), and Club O2 (ages 15-17). Each youth facility offers a full schedule of activities throughout the cruise overseen and organized by a full staff.

On specific nights, special late-night parties are offered between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. for different age groups, with dancing, fun snacks, giveaways, movies, and more.

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Outdoor Decks and Exterior Common Areas

The Beach Pool and Seaside Theater on the Carnival Breeze

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With wide expanses of deck space, two outdoor swimming pools, and several hot tubs, the Carnival Breeze offers outdoor fun for all tastes.

Kids and adults love WaterWorks, the onboard water park with two waterslides and dozens of other ways to get wet. SportSquare, the outdoor recreation area, offers numerous games and even has a ropes course. Those who like to get their fitness routine outdoors can use the jogging track or the exercise equipment.

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