Carnival Breeze Review Ch 13

This is boarding the Carnival Breeze.

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The pool was getting some action.

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I headed to my room to get changed. It was a bittersweet moment while I sat in my balcony, I knew I was in a great vacation, and I had just enjoyed a great day with mom. However as I sat there and contemplated and I realized that this was the true origin of my SOLO cruise, and I was already missing my mom.

I decided to fix myself a drink to help ease the moment and get into the cruise mood. I did so and chillaxed  on the balcony for a little while.

Bugsy this is a good example of a fisheye picture. Notice the distortion? And it also grabs a lot of scenery. A normal lens would not be able to do this, well unless its a super wide, but I am not crazy about them. There is a curvature to the earth that created by the lens.

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Not safe I know, but it was just for a brief second for the picture. I figured since the Carnival Breeze was not moving it was ok. Anyway love the way the picture came up. Look at the stem of the glass, 1/2 shows the sky and the other half reflects some Key West scenery. You can also tell how cold the drink was vs the heat of that day. Love this Picture!

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This one came out really neat!

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Then I headed out to the pool bar to get a long Island Ice tea, before heading down to the lanai jacuzzi.

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Here is a short video of the Beach Pool that day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86tO40-Ljlw

So I guess I can stop here and talk about the Carnival Breeze mixed drinks. I am not a fan of their system, Carnival just like NCL counts their liquor and by that I mean and all drinks are made by exact amounts. I noticed that the few times that I asked for the drink to be made stronger they gave a strange look. I know that look, it is almost like i am going to get in trouble kind of look. RCCL, X and Disney are the only lines that I have dealt with that do not care about this at all. While NCL and CCL do. Now that I know this, I know to always buy 2 bottles of in stateroom setups instead of one. I like my drinks strong, and if I am paying over $10 for a long island ice tea, I want that tea to hit me from the back . The ones I drank in CCL were just bland and weak. I would say about 1/3 booze and then the rest fillers. Anyway just saying, not a big problem since there are ways around this problem.

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What is even worse is that I spilled the weak drink in the elevator… tsk tsk tsk. It is not a true Gambee review unless me or mom spills a drink or 2 or 3 

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And here I am enjoying a sunny day in Key West in one of my favorite areas of the Carnival Breeze!

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Like it?

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I am not a fan of these balconies and I am very glad that I got an upgrade to the lido balcony, because there is just no privacy on those 2 decks near the lanai. I also noticed that a few of the suites are there as well, I could not imagine paying that much for that type of balcony on that location. I think next time I am going for a cove balcony, they are to die for!!!! But more on that later on.

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After an hour or two I headed to the room to get my setup ready for sail away. I also took advantage called my mom for one last time before I lost connection for the rest of the week. One thing that I noticed is that our captain never blew the horn for sail away… I am not entirely sure why, I think he did once when leaving Miami. The horn is one of the my favorite things when leaving port, it just adds so much more to the experience. I can’t wait to sail Royal/Regal Princess to experience the love boat song horn!

It was a very nice and peaceful sail away, I loved my starboard balcony. Starboard all the way for me, it has really payed off on all my voyages.

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Until next time Key West, and thank you for one amazing day! I can only imagine how neat the Carnival Breeze looks from down there.

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She is one mammoth of a ship! Large ships all the way for me!

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Back in Colombia we had a summer house in a huge lake, it took us about 40 minutes by boat to get to the house after we parked the car. I have some of my best childhood memories in that summer house. No… THE BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES! Anyway, I was very fortunate, it was actually my uncle’s house, but we spend all our vacations there. There is a lot that owe to my uncles, and as matter of fact I am in the USA because of them. Family is everything to me, well my mom’s side ;-). The house was actually in an stand alone island, it is now sold. But the memories stay with you for a life time!

Anyway,

So growing up there was amazing we had a parasail just like this one and we would go on it when ever we wanted to. I guess I got it out of my blood, because this is actually one shore excursion that does not attract my attention.

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I think that’s the most action I’ve saw on the lanai Jacuzzis on the Carnival Breeze.

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This picture came out kind of blahhh, why did I left it here? ehhhh, what the hell, lol

and now just relaxing on my balcony

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Then I went for a walk on the front secret balcony.

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Here is a short video of the area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otAJA8WlVfY

 

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Then back in the room I took some pictures and video of what can be done in the computer on the Carnival Breeze without paying for wifi. Have I talked about the internet yet? Anyway, it was very fast and they offered the most free sites that I have seen out of any cruise line. Not that much can be done, but still there is some entertainment factor there. 

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Here is the cost for internet in our voyage, just about average. I went with the minute by minute one.

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This video really lets you see what you can do without paying for wifi.

And here is the video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cPTsr2FHgU

 

 

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I got a few pictures of the pilot leaving the Carnival Breeze.

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And a naval ship? I love all type of vessels, so spotting them out in the ocean is always a blast. I wish I had my zoom lens at that time, but that is what I get for taking my NEX with me.

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And then I decided that it was time to try out the Carnival Breeze water slides. Personally I did not care much for the bowl one, it actually scratched my back pretty badly (yes, bled). I am not sure why, because in the other one that was not an issue. The twister is a lot of fun, just make sure that you’re not drunk before going on it . Ummmm yeah, that could of been pretty bad, but thankfully I came out ok out of it. I was pretty “Happy” by then, so I only rode it once, lol.

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These pictures are all with the Olympus, I LOVE THAT CAMERA!!! Although I got some water in her in Grand Cayman :-/, not my fault. More on that later.

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Here is a short video about WaterWorks from the Top of the slides!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udXU_c86OUs

 

 

Ok so let me try to help you get a feel here. There you can see serenity, right? Do you see that black glass at the far end? That is where the spa hydrotherapy pool is located. Hopefully I made myself clear.

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You actually walk out there, I thought that it dump you into a pool like the one in Wet&Wild.

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You can get some great pictures of the Carnival Breeze from up there.

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The line for the orange one moves much faster, maybe its because its lousy…

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Unlike NCL, Carnival allows you to carry the camera in your pocket. Thank you Carnival. That really irritated me in NCL. As a journalist I have a camera with me at all times, and its a pain to go and unload her somewhere, while I enjoy activities like this. Carnival just a very relaxed cruise line, I absolutely love that. Do you guys see Carnival gaining points over Norwegian 😉

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After that I went for a little walk and enjoy the beautiful view as we left the coast of Florida aboard the Carnival Breeze.

I absolutely loved her hair! Saw her several times during the cruise.

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This area is really nice, and should keep most people entertained if you’re into those ind of activities.

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Till today I regret not playing one pool game on the Carnival Breeze… Next time 😉

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It was a busy day in the rope course. I never tried it… Quite honestly it looked pretty lousy when compared to Breakaway/Getaway one. I wanted to give it a try on the last day, but it was closed due to high winds.

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The Carnival fun times advertise several games throughout the week.

Carnival Breeze basketball court

 

Click here for Chapter 14 of my Carnival Breeze Review.

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