New Carnival Breeze dazzles with recreation wonders

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL BREEZE – It  doesn’t look all that scary. But when you are up there standing on a thin rope with the vast sky overhead and the deep sea beneath, it can be quite exhilarating. And a bit frightening, I must admit. A first for cruise ships when it was unveiled on the sister Carnival Magic, the ropes SkyCourse aboard the new Carnival Breeze offers outdoor adventure suspended above deck with spectacular views. Hooked to …

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Grand Turk an island paradise for cruisers

GRAND TURK – In an average year, Grand Turk has about 350 days of sunshine. No wonder this cruise stop is one of my favorites. When the Carnival Breeze docked at Grand Turk at 7 a.m., we were ready. Bunches of fun things to do before the ship departs at 2 p.m. “Grand Turk is our shortest stay in this cruise,” Cruise Director Butch Begovich says. “It’s a great place for water and snorkeling adventures.” The shore …

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Carnival pledges to raise $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL BREEZE – On this beautiful day at sea, Melissa Mixan is getting some exercise by walking the sports deck of the Carnival Breeze. Melissa is also helping raise money for a very worthy cause – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a school nurse, the woman from Jefferson City, Montana, says she knows how important the work of St. Jude is and she is pleased to support it. “I didn’t know until I came …

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Guy Fieri’s burgers — with an array of toppings — a hit on the Carnival Breeze

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL BREEZE – The tantalizing sizzle of hamburgers frying on a griddle sure caught my attention. I don’t even like hamburgers but I had to try one of these tempting beef sandwiches. After all, this is the famous Guy’s Burger Joint on the new Carnival Breeze. Created in partnership with Food Network’s spiky-haired Guy Fieri, this poolside restaurant is hopping from noon to 6 p.m. each day. “I think the hamburgers are really good and …

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Carnival Breeze’s Punchliner Brunch mixes comedy, great food

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL BREEZE –  The voice of George Lopez brings chuckles to our Punchliner Brunch on the new Carnival Breeze. Take your time making menu choices and enjoy the wide variety, the comedian advises. “When I was a kid, my grandma only gave me two choices – eat or don’t eat,” George says. Of course, the famed comic man is not actually on our cruise. What we are hearing is a taped welcome and a couple …

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Thrill Theatre delivers action, chills and dinosaur snot

Butterflies flutter before our noses. Bubbles dance through the air. Our seats jerk and tilt as we stop at the edge of an abyss. And a dinosaur blows snot in our faces. A dinosaur? Yep, in Thrill Theater all kinds of adventures await through the magic of 3-D technology. The new “multidimensional” theater is now drawing eager viewers on the Carnival Breeze. “It’s always fun to watch people come out of the theater,” says Entertainment Crewmember Daniel …

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Carnival Breeze features Singing Maitre d’

When I first heard the smooth sounds of “Nice n’ Easy” filling the Blush dining room aboard the Carnival Breeze, I thought what a nice treat to enjoy an old recording by Frank Sinatra. Imagine my surprise to learn that “Ol’ Blue Eyes” wasn’t the one doing the singing. That amazing voice was coming from our maitre d’. Now, I’ve heard servers singing and dancing many times on cruises. But nothing like this. Dubbed The Singing Maitre …

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Carnival Breeze offers new subdued decor

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL BREEZE – Snow. Sleet. Ice. Grey skies. Coat-huddling cold. Enough already. To escape the winter blahs, my daughter Kelly and I took a flight from Indianapolis to Miami for the perfect antidote – the new Carnival Breeze. As soon as we boarded the ship, we could see that it certainly lives up to its name. The Breeze is light and airy. The pastel-colored décor with make-believe palm trees,   beach umbrellas, giant turtle images and …

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Cruise fears don’t triumph on Carnival Breeze

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL BREEZE – When a friend heard I was going on a Carnival Breeze cruise, one of the first questions she asked was, “Aren’t you afraid?” Afraid of what? I had seen the news about the Carnival Triumph problems in February when a fire damaged the ship’s water and plumbing systems. None of the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew was injured and the Triumph was towed to Mobile. I have been an avid cruiser since …

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Carnival Breeze officially named during ceremony at PortMiami

The official naming ceremony for Carnival Cruise Lines’ new Carnival Breeze took place Saturday, Dec. 8, at PortMiami. Serving as the ship’s godmother was Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of the Miami-based Honey Shine mentoring program, who initiated the breaking of the traditional bottle of champagne on the ship’s hull during the invitation-only event. Following its inaugural season in Europe, the 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze began sailing year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from Miami Nov. 24, becoming the …

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