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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

    Right next door was Circle “C”, for the 12-14 year olds…..

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  2. Krazy Kruizers

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    Wonderful review and great pictures.

    Sure glad you didn't get involved in that accident.

    Your hotel room really had great views.
     
  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Right next door to Circle “C” was the Thrill Theater. We had planned to check this out, but we never did…..

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    The screen on the box office displays the shows for each day in rotation…..

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    Here is the paper version of the entire Thrill Theater schedule…..

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    Right next door is the Deck 4 Fun Hub. We chose the Premium Plan as we wanted to see how fast their best plan really was. Don’t know if it was worth it, as the speed was just a tad faster than dial up. I wonder how slow the Value Plan was?

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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Thanks KK!!

    That was too close for comfort for sure.

    We would go back to the Holiday Inn in a heartbeat!
     
  5. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Continuing on Deck 4, heading toward the Atrium, is the Pixels Photo Gallery…..

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    Down one deck to Deck3, you will find Guest Services…..

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    The Fun Hub in the lobby…..

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    This is the Shore Excursion desk and their schedule for this itinerary….

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  6. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    I made my way forward to the Ovation Theater, where I snuck up on Patti as she was playing bingo…..

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    She never saw me, and told me later that she hadn’t won. I then took the Atrium elevator up to Deck 12, and went out on the open decks. Here we are looking down on the Beach Pool from Deck 12…..

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    Looking aft, towards Sports Square…..

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    At this point there is only a short line to use the slides…..

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    I made my way up to Deck 14 to see how crowded Serenity was…..

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  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here on the starboard side, there are a few loungers to be had…..

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    There’s plenty of room at the Serenity Bar though…..

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    This is the starboard side hot tub…..

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    I stopped to have a beer at the Serenity Bar. This was my view looking aft…..

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    Looking at the Carnival Waterworks from Deck 14…..

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    Looking aft from Deck 14…..

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  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is the entrance to the slides and the height requirements…..

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    Here’s another view of the Beach Pool…..

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    The Blue Iguana Tequila Bar…..

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    The Red Frog Rum Bar…..

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    The bottom of the Drainpipe and Twister water slides…..

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  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Carnival Waterworks and the slides are getting busier…..

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    The Sky Course is open…..

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    Sports Square is not that busy yet…..

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    A volleyball game is going on in the Sports Court as a group of spectators looks on…..

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    The workout area is getting a little use…..

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  10. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here’s another view of the workout area…..

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    The Tides Pool and hot tubs…..

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    Looking at the wake of the Carnival Breeze….

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    I’m so tired from taking pictures, so I head down to the Tides Bar, where for the next hour or so my friend Teodoro keeps me supplied with Coronas. Lol…..

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  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    It was now 12:30pm and time for the first blackjack tournament of the cruise. After going to the casino cage and getting my BOGO tournament entries, I sat down at the table to see if I would be able to qualify for the finals…..

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    We’re up to hand 3 out of 7 hands, so it’s time to make my move…..

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    My 18 is good so it’s time to double up…..

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    We’re up to hand 5 and my 18 is a winner….

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    Got to double up again for hand 6…..

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  12. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    My 19 is a winner once again!!!

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    Going into the 7th and final hand, I now have 6,000 in chips. From experience, I know that this total would be on the “bubble” as to whether or not I will qualify for the final table, so what the heck, I go all in for the last hand…..

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    My 20 beats the dealers 18, so I wind up with 12,000 in chips…..

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    Right now I’m at the top of the leader board with a total that should qualify for the final table. We’ll check back later and see if it holds up…..

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  13. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Feeling a little hungry, we decide to check out Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ…..

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    The line was not that long at all. I’ve heard that it could be up to a half hour at times…..

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    I see kielbasa and sausage cooking on the grill…..

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    I’m waiting in line for my turn…..

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    Here are mine and Patti’s plates. The food wasn’t bad at all…..

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  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We ate our lunch inside at the Ocean Plaza. Afterwards, Patti wanted to purchase a coupon book at the shopping kiosk by the Red Frog Pub, so she took a few more pictures along the way. Here are some more of the Red Frog Pub…..

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    A couple of shots of Bonsai Sushi…..

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  15. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some pictures of the Liquid Lounge. The Diamond Party would be held there later in the day…..

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    The seating area of Piano Bar 88…..

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  16. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Soon it was time for the roll call slot pull. Here we are for the sign up at the casino bar…..

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    The entry fee was $15. Everyone would pull 5 times. When we were done, we would split any winnings. There were prizes for the best individual pulls…..

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    This was the Wheel of Fortune machine that we would be playing…..

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    Here we are getting ready to start. And then cheering every player on……

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    I’m taking one of my turns…..

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  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Ryan takes his turn…..

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    After we all went we had not done so well, and would have gotten about $10 back. We decided to just keep on playing until we hit something big, or ran out of money. Of course, we ran out of money, but a great time was had by all. Patti took home some hardware for tying for the best individual pull. Way to go babe!!

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    Now it was time for the slot tournament. I am going to sit this one out, but Patti and Ryan were going to give it a shot…..

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    Ryan and Patti are racking up the points…..

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  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    They are both doing really well…..

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    Ryan and Patti are at the top of the leader board where they will remain, and qualify for the final round. Good job guys!!

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    The finals of the blackjack tournament are about to begin. I wound up as the 2nd highest qualifier…..

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    The dealer is counting out the chips and setting up the table for the final round…..

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  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The finalists are listening to the final instructions and rules for the final round…..

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    This is what we were playing for, plus a ship on a stick, and a seat at the $100,000 Grand Final…..

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    Ryan is rooting me on, but I busted out after the 4th hand. Boo me!!!!

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    Here is my invitation to the Diamond Party with Captain Marino…..

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    Here is the welcome sign outside of the Liquid Lounge…..

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  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here I am outside of the Liquid Lounge. Patti and Ryan were both in the slot tournament finals, so she would join me at the party afterwards.

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    I regret that I didn’t get any pictures at the Diamond Party, as I had great conversations with Captain Marino, many of the ship’s officers, and with Matt Mitcham the CD. What a nice young man, and I made sure to congratulate him for being named the CD of the Carnival Vista. There were plenty of snacks, and the drinks were flowing freely. Meanwhile, Ryan and Patti were participating in the slot tournament finals…..

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    Unfortunately, neither Patti nor Ryan would finish in the money. Oh well, better luck next time!

    After the Diamond Party, Patti and I had a few drinks at the Red Frog Pub, and even tried the Grouper fingers, which were very good.

    Soon it was time to get ready for, and head to the first elegant night dinner. Here we are at dinner…..

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    Here is the American Feast menu…..

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    Again I was lax at taking the food porn pictures. It WILL get better, I promise. I started off with a shrimp cocktail, and the Italian wedding soup, while Patti started off with the spaghetti carbonara…..

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    To be continued…..
     

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