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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

    Speaking of mini golf…..

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    Chess anyone?

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    Patti catches me doing my favorite activity at the Sports Square Bar…..

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    Ryan enjoyed the Sky Course several times during the cruise when it was open…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  2. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some more Sports Square activities. How about some foosball?

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    Here are a couple more shots of the mini golf course…..

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    Here is the EA Sports Stadium…..

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    Of course there is ping pong…..

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    This is the Seadog stand. I meant to stop here one day and try the hot dogs, but for some reason, never did. I guess one cruise on the Breeze isn’t enough time to do everything! Lol.

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  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti has joined me at the Sports Square Bar……

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    This is one of her favorite drinks, the Caribbean Colada…..

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    Now, moving further aft on Deck 12, we come upon the Sports Court and grandstand…..

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    All the way aft on Deck 12 are two Sky Fitness stations…..

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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Looking down on the Tides pool and hot tubs from Deck 12…..

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    Back down on Lido Deck 10 aft we find the Pizza Pirate, which is open 24/7…..

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    The Tandoor is a great place for Indian food. It was open Noon to 2:30 daily…..

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    This is the Tides Bar, one of my favorite hangouts…..

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    It was now 2pm, and time for the informal CC roll call get together at the Red Frog Rum Bar. Patti wanted to get a jump on unpacking, so she snapped this quick shot as she left…..

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    Heading back to the cabin she came upon a table where they were already taking reservations for the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  5. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We both really liked the hanging lanterns in the Breeze Atrium…..

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    The roll call get together ended around 3:30, in anticipation of the upcoming muster drill. I made my way back to the cabin to find that Patti had already completed unpacking, so we just hung out until 4:15 when the muster drill started. Our muster station was in the Ovation Theater, so there was no standing out in the hot sun for us. The muster drill was over fairly quickly, so our cruise was about to officially begin. We decided to watch our sail away from Miami out on our “secret” deck. Here’s a shot looking down at the crew area on the bow of the ship…..

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  6. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We have pushed away from the pier, and the thrusters are pushing us sideways so that we are clear of the Carnival Glory, and we can proceed to the turning basin, and turn around, before heading out to sea…..

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    We are sailing past the Carnival Glory…..

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  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We are sailing past the last few cruise terminals before reaching the turning basin…..

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    There is the Holiday Inn – Port of Miami, where we stayed last night. We could see our room on the 9th floor…..

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    We had some nice views as the Carnival Breeze spun around to head out to sea…..

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  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Miami police boat is keeping all other water craft a safe distance from us…..

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    Here’s a view of the ship’s bell…..

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    We are now sailing past the Carnival Glory and heading out to sea. Her upper decks are empty because they are doing their muster drill as we pass…..

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    Here’s a unique family picture. Ryan in the window, and our reflection on the glass…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some views as we sail away from Miami…..

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    Ryan is enjoying the sail away from his cabin window…..

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  10. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some more sail away views as we leave Miami…..

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    We are heading that way, out to sea…..

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  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here comes the Fisher Island ferry…..

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    These cars are at the terminal waiting for the ferry to arrive…..

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    The Fisher Island Ferry approaches the terminal…..

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    We are approaching Miami Beach…..

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    I wouldn’t mind owning that beautiful yacht…..

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    A speedboat tour heads out to sea…..

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  12. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The people on a couple of passing pleasure boats wish us bon voyage!!

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    This is a condo on Fisher Island…..

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    We are approaching the Miami Beach fishing pier and jetty…..

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    Ryan and me on the “secret” deck…..

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    Beautiful Miami Beach…..

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  13. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are a few more views as we pass Miami Beach…..

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    Ryan photo bombs one of Mom’s shots…..

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    We are leaving Miami Beach behind…..

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    Our cabin windows are on both sides of the red box…..

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  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Goodbye Miami, Hello fun!!!

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    Here comes the Miami Pilot boat to pick up the pilot…..

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    We went back to the cabin to find that some more goodies had arrived…..

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    These are the bottles of free water that Carnival gives Reds and above…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  15. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We had some time before our first dinner, so Ryan and I went to check out the Winner’s Luck casino. He went to play some slots, and I played blackjack. After an hour or so Ryan had lost a little, and I was up $100. I’ll take it!

    Soon it was time to head to our first dinner aboard the Breeze. We were at table #749, a booth for 4, which is what I requested, and what we received. We were on the upper level of the Blush Restaurant, which was all the way aft. Thinking back, I should have refined my request a bit more by asking to be on the lower level, and in the midship, (Sapphire), dining room, since our cabins were all the way forward. Our booth had solid walls on three sides, making it feel like a closet, and had no view of the lower level at all. I made my bed, so we’ll deal with it.

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    Our wait staff wasn’t the best we have had by far, but they tried, and it wasn’t entirely their fault. Across the aisle from us were two tables of ten with a large family group. Some of them came on time, some came ten minutes late, some much later than that. They could not and would not sit still. Even after placing their orders, they would get up and change places and even tables, which I could see was driving our wait staff nuts. They would wander in and out and block the aisles, making it difficult for the staff to work. They were spending so much time dealing with them, that at times we felt ignored. I probably should have talked to the maitre d’ but I didn’t want to put any more stress on them that they already had. Again, we’ll deal with it. Hey, we’re on a cruise after all.

    And my last rant will be on the lighting in the dining room. Those big beautiful chandeliers were lit ORANGE. It felt like Halloween in there every night, or something out of the Nightmare before Christmas. Now, I know that those lights could have been lit WHITE, which is what they were when we went to the Sea Day Brunch the next morning, and it looked far more elegant. But…ORANGE? Really??

    I have to apologize in advance. With the musical chairs being played across the aisle, the lighting, maybe we were tired, or maybe we were really hungry, but we failed miserably with the food porn pictures this night. Being that we would be ordering off the American Table / Feast menus this cruise, I wanted to get pictures of everything. Rest assured it will be better the rest of the way.

    Patti started off with the cream of sun ripened tomato soup…..

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    Followed by an order (as a starter), of bacon mac n cheese…..

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    She also had a romaine salad and the everyday salmon entrée. She declined any dessert tonight. I started out with the Maryland corn chowder……

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    Followed by a shrimp cocktail, and order of fried shrimp, and a pork chop from the everyday menu, which was really good. For dessert I had the strawberry parfait……

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    Ryan had the bacon mac n cheese and the fried shrimp.

    Here are the entertainment options for our cruise…..

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  16. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is the entertainment schedule for our itinerary…..

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    Since we had no desire to see the Welcome Aboard show, and we were tired, we walked around a little before calling it a night. There was dancing in the Breeze Atrium with the music of Azucar Morena…..

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    The Breeze Atrium is very pretty at night…..

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    Ryan asks the question…….

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    Here is tonight’s towel animal and turndown service……

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    Coming up next: A very busy first sea day aboard the Carnival Breeze!!
     
  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Day 2 – Our first day at sea…..

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    We slept in until 8 am, and looking out the window we could see it was a beautiful day and the seas were calm. I stepped out on our “secret” deck and took this picture as we sailed towards St. Maarten…..

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    At 9 am Patti and I made our way to the Sea Day Brunch on the lower level of the Blush Restaurant. The brunch is served on sea days from 8:30am to 1pm.…..

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    We used our free drink coupons for a Malibu bay breeze and a screwdriver…..

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    Patti started out with a fruit plate…..

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  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    I had an order of huevos rancheros, along with a side of bacon and corned beef hash. You can also get huevos rancheros at the Blue Iguana Cantina at breakfast on ships that have them…..

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    Patti ordered a tomato and cheddar cheese omelet, along with a side of turkey bacon…..

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    The chandeliers are glowing WHITE, which looks elegant compared to the ORANGE at dinner each night. Yes, I’m obsessing! Lol.

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    After brunch, Patti was going to play bingo in the Ovation Theater, followed by the port talk, and then the shopping talk. So, it was my job to take the camera, take some shots around the ship, and out on the open decks. First, I needed to make a stop in the Men’s room, and while there I just had to chuckle. Since nobody was in there but me, I took these shots. Notice the tile behind each urinal which depicts a waterfall. They provided the visual, and you provide the sound effects. Brilliant! Lol. Let me just say that the public restrooms were kept spotless, at least the Men’s rooms were…..

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    Out of the bathroom and into the arcade, located on Deck 4, aft…..

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  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is a whole page load of Warehouse Arcade views…..

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  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Next, just around the corner also on Deck 4 aft, was Club O2, for the 15-17 year olds…..

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