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Our Beautiful Breeze cruise (with pics) - 8/15/15

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by Jamman, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    At 9am we called down to the valet to have our van ready, and then we checked out. We would definitely book the Holiday Inn – Port of Miami again in the future. Once at the van, Patti rearranged our luggage for the cruise, and then we made the five minute drive over to Dodge Island where the cruise ships dock. Welcome to the Port of Miami…..

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    The first ship we could see was the Carnival Glory…..

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    Our first close up look at the Breeze in the Port of Miami…..

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    The terminal signs made it very easy not to lose your way…..

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    Here is the Norwegian Getaway at her berth in the Port of Miami…..

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  2. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Carnival Breeze is waiting for us!!!

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    The Carnival Glory is docked right in front of the Breeze…..

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    At this point I dropped Patti, Ryan, and our luggage off curbside. Even though it is only 9:30am, there are porters available to take your luggage. We watched them put the orange VIP tape on our bags, and whisk them away. Patti and Ryan grabbed a seat on a bench, while I drove across the street to the parking garage. The cost for parking is $20 / day, and you pay when you exit. Once I rejoined Patti and Ryan, this was the first sign I saw. I couldn’t agree more…..

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    Here is the VIP entrance. For those that wish to know what the largest bag you can bring aboard is without checking it, the maximum dimensions are posted on the sign…..

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  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Once inside the doors, the process moved very quickly. After having our documents checked, then going through the screening process, we were directed to the Captain’s Lounge, where we were given our sail and sign cards…..

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    We were one of the first ones in the lounge…..

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    Soon it will be our time to board!!

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    Shortly after 11am they made the announcement that it was time for us to board. There was no distinction between Diamond, Platinum, or suite guests, just one big push to the door. I do know that those with FTTF were seated in another location. Because of where we sat, we were fairly close to the front of the line. We were led right to the gangway. We didn’t get an opportunity to take an embarkation photo, simply because the photographers were just beginning to set up as we were led past.

    As we got close to actually boarding the Breeze, I told Patti that I was “going to go for it”. Let me try to explain. The first person to present themselves at the Red Frog Pub, is given a free beer, and their picture is taken and posted at the Pub, and also on John Heald’s Blog. My cruise review buddy gapearl had accomplished this feat on her Breeze cruise, so I thought that I would try to start a tradition amongst us cruise reviewers, and try to repeat her feat.

    With Ryan leading the way, we boarded the Breeze, and made a beeline to the Red Frog Pub, following gapearl’s advice to take the stairs and not the elevators. However, upon arrival at the Red Frog Pub, we discovered that we were not first. It seems that a wedding party, whom we had not seen, had boarded before anyone else, and decided to take the prize. Talk about an unfair advantage!! Oh well, Patti had caught up to us, and began to take pictures like she always does. She likes to take pictures before the masses board. So she started with a few of the Red Frog Pub. Don’t worry, she’ll cover this venue more extensively as the review progresses! Lol.

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    Here is Bonsai Sushi, which is right next door to the Red Frog Pub on Deck 5…..

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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    All of the photos on the next few pages were taken on the Promenade Deck 5. The Plaza Café…..

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    Ocean Plaza…..

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    The Fun Hub, one of several sprinkled around the ship…..

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    Here are a few views of the Winner’s Luck Casino…..

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  5. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is the Casino Bar…..

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    Some of the Fun Shops, which are located by the Atrium…..

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  6. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are a few of Cherry on Top, which is also located by the Atrium…..

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    A Sail & Sign Kiosk and Fun Hub near the Atrium…..

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    DJ Jblendz is spinning tunes from his perch in the Atrium…..

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  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti catches me at the Breeze Bar in the Lobby, ordering my first Thirsty Frog Red of the cruise…..

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    Looking down at the Cheers Table in the Lobby…..

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    Patti moves down to the Mezzanine Deck 4, and the Library Bar, also located by the Atrium…..

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  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are a few more pictures of the Library Bar…..

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    Pixels Photo Gallery is located on Deck 4 on both sides of the Atrium…..

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    The Breeze (Lobby) Bar…..

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    I am in the VIP line at Guest Services to get Patti a key card to our cabin. She was originally booked in Ryan’s cabin…..

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    The Ovation Theater is closed for rehearsal…..

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  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    It was time to go check out our cabins, so we made our way up to Empress Deck 7, then all the way to the front of the ship. As I mentioned earlier, we had two category 4J cabins which are listed as an inside with a walkway view. Patti and I would be in cabin 7202, and Ryan would be next door in cabin 7201. The funny thing is that we would each have different cabin stewards, but we soon got to know all four of them. Cabin 7202…..

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    Here are some views of our cabin and my Diamond information. Ryan’s cabin was a mirror image of ours…..

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  10. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The 12 pack of water that we pre-ordered for $2.99 has already been delivered…..

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    Our stocked mini fridge…..

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    This was our flat screen television. The screen swung out so it could be easily seen from the bed…..

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    Here is our bathroom sink. We liked the color…..

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    We then stepped out on our “secret” deck to take in the views. The Carnival Glory is docked right in front of us…..

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    Looking across at the causeway.....

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  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Looking towards Miami…..

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    Looking into our cabin windows…..

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    The Carnival Breeze bench in front of our cabins…..

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    Looking up at the bridge, one deck above us…..

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  12. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We were starting to get hungry, so we made our way up to the Lido Deck. The Seaside Theater…..

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    Here is the Red Frog Rum Bar…..

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    The Beach Pool towel hut….

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    Here are a few views of the Beach Pool…..

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  13. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Blue Iguana Cantina is open for lunch…..

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    Looking up at the Carnival Waterworks…..

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    We decided to have lunch at Guy’s Burger Joint. Here is the menu…..

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    I have my burgers…..

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    They have anything that you could want on your burgers at the Toppings Bar…..

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    My masterpieces. They were good!!!

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  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Blue Iguana Tequila Bar…..

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    The signs at the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar for the Sail Away party and tonight’s movies…..

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    We immediately made friends with the bartenders at the Red Frog Rum Bar…..

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    We took a walk up two decks to the Carnival Waterworks. Here’s a shot looking back at the whale tail…..

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    Carnival Waterworks…..

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  15. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Plenty of seating around the Waterworks…..

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    We walked up two more decks to Deck 14 to check out the Serenity area. Here is the entrance…..

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    There are plenty of empty hammocks and loungers now. Won’t be that way tomorrow morning!

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  16. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is one of the Serenity hot tubs. There is one on each side…..

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    Here’s another Serenity view…..

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    This is the Serenity Bar…..

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    Looking down on the Carnival Glory from the Serenity area…..

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    You can access the Cloud 9 Spa from the Serenity area…..

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    Here is one of the relaxation rooms…..

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  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We continue with our tour of the Cloud 9 Spa. Here is the entrance to the T-Pool…..

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    The T-Pool…..

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    Here are a few views of the Tepiderium…..

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    Patti took a few shots in the Ladies locker room…..

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  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Ladies locker room and showers…..

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    Here are a couple of pics of the Laconium…..

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    Here are a few gym shots…..

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  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here’s another picture in the gym…..

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    This is the Cloud 9 Spa reception Desk. We inquired on the cost of the couples pass for the week. As it was on our Splendor cruise, the cost was $349 for the cruise. We decided not to get the pass this cruise.

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    We are now back outside by the Carnival Waterworks. Here’s a view of the Twister water slide…..

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    There’s a great view of Miami from up here…..

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  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We continued our journey aft on Deck 12 towards the Sports Square. Here’s another shot looking forward towards the Carnival Waterworks…..

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    For those that like to walk or run aboard ship, the Sky Track is the place to go…..

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    The Sports Square on the Breeze is just awesome. There are so many things for kids of all ages to enjoy here. You can play pool…..

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    How about a game of corn hole, or bean bag toss if you prefer…..

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    Mini golf balls and putters neatly stowed…..

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    To be continued…..
     

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