The Carnival Breeze may not be the newest ship in the fleet, but this video tour will show you exactly what she’s still popular among many Carnival cruisers.
Welcome Aboard The Carnival Breeze
Whether you’re checking out the video below because you’re thinking of booking a sailing on the Breeze, or maybe you’re reliving memories of a past trip. In either case, we’re sure you’ll enjoy strolling the decks and checking out all the hot spots and cool hangouts the ship has to offer.
This ship was launched back in 2012 as the third member of the Dream-class. She followed on the very successful heels of the Carnival Dream (launched in 2009) and Carnival Magic (launched in 2011).
Interestingly the Costa Diadema was considered the fourth member of this class, despite sailing under the Costa Cruises flag, since both lines fall under the larger Carnival Corporation umbrella.
At the time, the Dream was the largest passenger vessel ever to have been built by the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. For comparison’s sake, the Dream‘s 130,000 tons seems downright svelte when compared to the estimated 180,000 tons the fleet’s upcoming Mardi Gras will weigh in at.
Cost-wise there’s quite a difference as well, with the Dream‘s tab coming to around $750 million, while the Mardi Gras‘ final cost is expected to be in the range of $1.1 to $1.5 billion.
What To Look For On Your Video Tour
Before you press play and start your guided tour, let us point out a few things to keep your eyes peeled for. For example, make sure to take in the gorgeous, old-school lobby, complete with those glass elevators that look like something right out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
You’ll notice that unlike, say, the Carnival Sunrise, the atrium’s bandstand is on top of the bar, as opposed to behind it. This creates an odd, almost covered area directly beneath, and the corresponding section of the bar is actually free of stools. In other words, if you plan on sitting at the bar, make sure to get there early and snag one of the stools to either side.
Also, make sure to listen closely when Doug — aka your tour guide — ventures into the Ovation theater.
He’ll offer up some good tips about seating in general and, more specifically, which sections to avoid. If you’re a detail-oriented person, you might notice some of the little design changes that vary from ship to ship.
For example, while the Breeze’s Alchemy Bar serves the same amazing cocktails you’ll find on ships around the fleet, you’ll note that here, the bar itself is not the oval shape that more recent incarnations of this venue have adapted.
As always, Doug offers up helpful tips on everything from when to hit Guy’s Pig & Anchor if you want to avoid crowds to which of the three decks overlooking the pool offers the most shade.
With that, it seems as if your boarding pass is in order, so please watch your step on the gangway, hit play below and enjoy your guided tour of the Carnival Breeze.
Carnival Breeze Video Tour
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