Carnival Breeze Cruise Ship Tour – Carnival Cruise Line
Unveiled in June 2012, the Carnival Breeze currently sails to the Caribbean out of Miami. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard near Trieste, Italy, the 130,000 ton Carnival Breeze is one of the largest cruise ships ever built in the country. At 1,004 feet, it’s longer than three football fields, and it offers 14 passenger decks. The Carnival Breeze’s official occupancy, based on two people per cabin, is 3,690 passengers. Including pull-out sofa beds and other extra bunks in cabins, the ship has a total capacity of up to 4,724 passengers. The hub of the Carnival Breeze’s top deck areas is the Beach Pool, in the center of the ship. It’s located on Deck 11. Overlooking the Beach Pool is a 270-square-foot outdoor LED screen, dubbed Carnival’s Seaside Theatre. It’s designed as a venue for first-run movies, sporting events, concerts and other programming. More typical of the lounge chairs around the ship are those seen here, covered in a synthetic blue fabric. Carnival ships are known for their water slides, and the Carnival Breeze is no exception. The ship’s top decks include an expansive aqua park called WaterWorks that boasts some of the largest water slides at sea. Aimed at families, the WaterWorks area includes the 312-foot-long Twister slide, one of the longest at sea; a second major water slide called the DrainPipe; small kiddie slides; and a 500-gallon “dump bucket” that splashes water down on passengers in the area once per minute. A close-up of the DrainPipe water slide at the WaterWorks area. The WaterWorks area extends over multiple decks. The WaterWorks area includes a climbing and play area for kids. Want to get away from the kids? The 10,375 square-foot Serenity area atop Carnival Breeze is designed as a hideaway for adults. Passengers must be ages 21 or over to enter. Located at the front top of the ship, the Serenity retreat offers chaise lounges and chairs, hammocks, colorful umbrellas and two jumbo-sized whirlpools as well as a private bar area. A hottub in the Serenity area. The Serenity bar. Whimsical seating can be found in several areas along the top decks of the ships. One of the most notable features of Carnival Breeze is SportSquare, an outdoor recreation area concept that Carnival first debuted in 2011 on the Carnival Magic. Like the Magic, the area features a suspended “ropes course.” The ropes course includes a mix of obstacles that passengers navigate in a loop. Passengers must be at least 48-inches tall to give the ropes course a try, and the wearing of harnesses is mandatory. Also part of SportSquare is a two-deck miniature golf course, as well as ping pong and foosball tables. The miniature golf course has nine holes. A foosball table on SportSquare. Another view of SportSquare’s main area, which also includes seating and a bar. A jogging track winds around the funnel of the ship, one deck above sunbathing areas. Eight revolutions on the track makes a mile. Like all Carnival ships, the Breeze boasts one of the line’s trademark, wing-like funnels painted in red, white and blue. Also on the top deck of the ship is Sky Court, a multi-purpose ball court the line says can be used for basketball, volleyball and even soccer. Carnival Breeze’s activity-packed top decks also are home to an outdoor fitness area, another concept that debuted in 2011 on the Carnival Magic. Here, one section of the fitness area. More outdoor fitness machines are nearby, just behind the Sky Court. A sit-up fitness station, one of several located around the ship’s jogging track. The Tides Pool, overlooking the rear of the vessel, is a quieter retreat than the main Beach Pool. A close-up of the Tides Pool, which is located near the ship’s Lido Marketplace buffet and also has its own bar. Just off the Tides Pool on Deck 10 is the ship’s 24-hour pizza station, which offers made-to-order pizza. Located on the main pool deck, Guy’s Burger Joint offers burgers designed by Food Network star Guy Fieri. The concept debuted in late 2011 on the Carnival Liberty and is rolling out to a number of Carnival ships. The main pool deck also is home to the BlueIguana Cantina, which serves made-to-order burritos and tacos. The poolside RedFrog Rum Bar on the main pool deck specializes in rum drinks. Another poolside drinks spot, the BlueIguana Tequila Bar specializes in tequila drinks. The casual Lido Marketplace buffet offers stations for comfort food, deli sandwiches, Indian cuisine and more. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located on Deck 10 in between the Carnival Magic’s two pool areas, the Lido Marketplace has a capacity for 826 passengers. The hub of the interior of the ship is the Breeze Atrium, a soaring, stylish space that’s home to live music daily. Another view of the main lobby. The Breeze Bar, located at the base of the lobby. A music stage sits just above it. A seating area in the Breeze lobby. The Breeze Atrium also is home to the ship’s Guest Services desk. The Ovation Theatre has the capacity for 1,349 passengers and is home to nightly production shows and other entertainment. The 948-seat Sapphire Dining Room (shown here) and a companion, 1,248 passenger Blush Dining Room are the ship’s main eateries. A close-up of the Sapphire Dining Room, which is located midship. The Blush Dining Room is located at the back of the ship. A close-up of the Blush Dining Room. Like the one-year-old Carnival Magic, the Carnival Breeze is home to a 117-seat Italian restaurant called Cucina del Capitano. Dinner in the eatery costs $12 per adult and $5 for children. There’s no extra charge to eat in Cucina del Capitano at lunchtime, when it serves made-to-order pastas. The 400-seat Limelight Lounge, at the back of the ship, is home to Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez. A close-up of a seating area in the Limelight Lounge. Fahrenheit 555, a 69-seat steakhouse, is the ship’s top dining venue and costs an extra $35 per person. The 90-seat Piano Bar offers live piano music nightly. The hippest place on the Carnival Breeze is Liquid, a dance club with room for 130 people that stays open until the wee hours of the night. The bar at the Liquid nightclub. First unveiled on the Carnival Magic, Carnival’s Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub is back on the Carnival Breeze. In addition to drinks, it offers Caribbean-influenced quick bites such as conch fritters and grouper fingers for an extra charge. The bar area of the RedFrog Pub. The pub serves its own private-label draught beer, ThirstyFrog Red, as well as a wide variety of Caribbean beers in bottles. A sitting area in the RedFrog Pub. New on the Carnival Breeze is Bonsai Sushi, Carnival’s first sit-down sushi eatery. The 270-seat Ocean Plaza is an indoor/outdoor cafe and live-entertainment venue that features live music and dancing in the evenings. A bar area located on one side of the Ocean Plaza. A sitting area in Ocean Plaza. The Plaza Cafe, part of Ocean Plaza, serves espresso, cappuccino and other specialty coffees and teas as well as desserts for an extra charge. An outdoor sitting area at Ocean Plaza. A number of “Fun Hubs” are sprinkled around the Carnival Breeze where passengers can get information on the ship’s services, facilities and daily activities. Passengers also can access the Internet through the portals (for an extra charge). Located on Deck 5 near the Breeze Atrium, the Winners Luck Casino offers hundreds of slot machines and table games. A slot-machine area of the Winners Luck Casino, which has a capacity for 500 people. The Winners Luck Casino’s bar. A table game area in the Winners Luck Casino. Deck 5 also is home to a number of shops selling jewelry, liquor, Carnival-branded clothing and more. The Carnival Breeze’s shopping area is home to Cherry on Top, which sells candy, flowers and other treats designed as gifts for special occasions. Carnival-themed merchandise is for sale in a shop called Funnel Gear. The 14-seat Library Bar is a quiet retreat that doubles as the ship’s library. The Library Bar features self-serve wine machines and also has a bar area staffed in the evening. The Library Bar area includes a separate game room. New on the Carnival Breeze is the Thrill Theatre, a 24-seat 3D theater that combines motion features and special effects. Art for sale on the Carnival Breeze lines a walkway on Deck 3. The “Circle C” lounge is a children’s area dedicated for 12- to 14-year-olds. A look inside the Circle C lounge. Adults aren’t the only ones with their own nightspot on Carnival Breeze. Here, the entrance to the teenager-focused Club O2. Club O2 offers children ages 15 to 17 games such as a foosball table, a dance floor or comfortable lounge areas. The bar area of Club O2, which serves non-alcoholic drinks. Located near the Club O2 teen area is the Warehouse, an arcade. Another view of The Warehouse arcade. The Carnival Breeze’s Cloud 9 Spa offers a wide range of treatments; a thermal suite with heated chaise lounges; and a thalassotherapy pool. The Cloud 9 Spa is home to a fitness center with the latest cardio and weight-training equipment. Weight machines in the fitness center. Of the 1,845 cabins on the Carnival Breeze, nearly half (851) are ocean view cabins with balconies. There also are 221 similar cabins without balconies, and 719 “inside” cabins without a view, plus a handful of suites. The Carnival Breeze’s cabins feature a new design for Carnival with light furniture, white-on-white bedding and blue accents. Standard cabin balconies have two chairs and a small table. Balcony cabins have built-in desk and closet areas that feature a television, minibar and built-in safe. The built-in closets in balcony cabins have shelving and areas for hanging clothes. Cabin safes are large enough to store camera equipment, iPads and other electronic devices. The sofas found in many cabins pull out into beds to accommodate a third or fourth passenger. Bathrooms in Carnival Breeze cabins have a simple, streamlined look with blue accents. The sink area in a standard cabin bathroom. The desk areas in cabins feature 120 volt, American-style outlets as well as a separate outlet that accommodates European-style plugs. The shower area in a standard cabin bathroom. The Photo Gallery displays photos taken by ship photographers that are available for purchase.