Ship: Carnival Breeze
Sailing: October 16 to November 3, 2021
Captain: Rocco Lubrano and Isidoro Renda
Cruise Director: Cookie and Erin
Ports: Galveston- Cozumel, Mexico - Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico - Galveston
I am sailing a small adventure, a B2B2B2B or four consecutive cruises. This is my 10th-13th cruises on the Carnival Breeze, my 84th-87th Carnival cruises, and my 161st-164th cruises overall. I am sailing as a solo.
Day One -- Saturday -- October 16th, 2021 -- Port of Galveston Embarkation
efficiently. Obviously, I was among the first on the ship and was greeted by Patch in the lobby. I actually arrived in my cabin on Lido deck with my bag at exactly 11:07 am. Sweet. I unpacked most of my clothes and items then went to have a very nice Mongolian Wok meal. Muster drill was next that took all of 5 minutes at A-3 in the Theater. I found a nice space on Deck 11 with great WiFi reception to update this blog, Facetime with the Dear Wife, and follow some football scores. Beautiful 72° weather in Galveston with a nice sea breeze on the Carnival Breeze. I later had two street tacos from the Blue Iguana, I’m going to try food choices other than the MDR for this first cruise. I went to the Alchemy Bar and met friends and enjoyed seeing the Alchemy team. It is the same team as my two previous Breeze cruises. Anca prepared a very nice drink for me. About 6:00 I went to the Deli and had a nice Reuben Sandwich and fries for dinner as my OU vs. TCU football game started at 6:30 pm. I did get a WiFi package and I was able to stream the entire game, although without sound in 1st and 4th quarters, but with sound in 2nd & 3rd. It was the feature game on ABC for the second week in a row and yes Oklahoma won 52-31. So a good day all around on this Saturday. The ship has really begun to rock this evening as we have been in high winds most of the day. Very different from last week when it was calm all week long.
Day Two -- Sunday -- October 17th, 2021 -- Fun Day at Sea
Smooth seas overnight and they were very welcomed. I slept well but did Wifi work in the middle of the night that is common for me almost every night...just rarely mention as it is my norm. I went to the Blue Iguana for my usual Breakfast Taco menu, then back to the Tides Bar for my Bloody Marys by Bi Jesh. I then sat on the aft deck and enjoyed the perfect weather. Being back on deck 11 is nice for maneuvering around the ship. At 11:00 am I went to the Limelight Lounge for the Diamond gathering. There are almost 60 Diamonds on this cruise, twice what we have had since I’ve been on this adventure. Captain Renda introduced his Staff officers then we went downstairs for a luncheon…the advantage of having more Diamond guests. The menu was the same and I ordered the Pork Belly, NY Strip Steak, and Tres Leches for dessert. I had a nice table of Diamond guests too. I did a walkabout the ship, picked up the Diamond gifts, got my $25 in free play casino chips, and water & Pepsi for the cabin from the bar. Then some nap time in the cabin. In the afternoon I spent time on Lido: watched some NFL football, a drink from Red Frog Rum Bar, and finished watching Hocus Pocus on the Seaside Theater screen. Before Guy’s closed I had them prepare some Oklahoma-style Onion Fried Hamburgers…excellent too (see photo). Many are dressed in their Halloween Costumes tonight, they look great. Halloween is always a great time to sail. I had a cocktail at the Breeze Bar then went to the casino where I was able to turn the $25 free play into $30 in real chips. Successful. A $155 gain for the five cruises. Much better than playing slots. I then went to the Alchemy Bar and was lucky enough to get a spot at the bar as it was very busy. Halloween is very popular with the Gay community and the Alchemy was the gathering spot. They also had the best costumes by far. It was packed once the Latino Duo began playing. Then at 11:00 pm, the Ocean Plaza went dead as everyone went to the Lido Deck for the Halloween costume competition. It got underway late as it was a very busy night with both the Dallas Cowboys football game and the World Series broadcast in various shipboard venues. It had to be a great revenue night for all the bars on Breeze tonight. Crew finally cleared the deck for the Halloween party and it was twice the size of any on the previous cruises. Of course, it was actual Halloween. I met the solo winner and 2nd place couples in the Alchemy earlier. The overall winners were a group of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Quite a scene on Lido Deck this night. Since my cabin overlooks Lido I was observing all going on…it was amazing. I soon retired and updated this blog. It was a great and busy Sea Day on the Carnival Breeze.
Alchemy Bar & Bartenders
The Breeze Rock Band
Red Frog Pub Happy Hour
Diamond Parties & Luncheon
New 2B2B+ and Alchemy Bar Friends
Cozumel & Progreso Port Days
Tides Bar for Bloody Mary’s
Deli: Zack’s Turkey Sandwich & the BLT