Carnival Breeze Cruise Reviews
Just the Facts:
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Sailing: November 13-21, 2021
Captain: Isidoro Renda
Cruise Director: Erin
Ports: Galveston- Cozumel, Mexico (2) - Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico - Galveston
I am sailing another B2B. This is my 14th &15th cruises on the Carnival Breeze, my 88th-89th Carnival cruises, and my 165th &166th cruises overall. I am sailing as a solo.
Day Three -- Monday -- November 15th, 2021 -- Cozumel Mexico -- 600th Day on CarnivalSmooth seas overnight and I slept well although briefly…I was in the cabin by 1:00 am, but it was an hour later before I had this blog updated. You can tell I was buzzed by the late-night win. I went to the Blue Iguana for my usual breakfast about 7:30 and it was busier than I thought it would be that early with guests preparing for their Cozumel day. We are following the Carnival’s Mardi Gras into Puerto Maya as we sail on the beautiful early morning. Today is also my 600th day on a Carnival ship. I was planning a slow morning but once I realized that the Breeze was well ahead of the Mardi Gras on debarking I quickly got my shore kit together and was off the ship by 9:00 am ship time. I did beat the hoards on the pier and had a taxi into San Miguel strait away. Knowing how and where to go helps. My Cozumel HQ, Woody’s Bar & Grill, was opening as we are now off of daylight savings time and Cozumel is on Eastern Standard Time…so one hour later than Texas time. I started with a Sprite zero and updated my Accounts using Woody’s great WiFi. Nice to be back. I ordered fresh Guacamole and Pico de Gallo and enjoyed my favorite Cerveza: Bohemia Clara. I also enjoyed the LIVE music today too. I took a taxi ($8) back to the ship about 2:45 pm and enjoyed some cabin time until the sail away. My balcony faced Carnival’s new Mardi Gras so it was exciting to experience backing away from the pier with guests and crew on each ship waving and yelling to each other as we left the pier. I had dinner in the Lido Marketplace with a friend and it was my favorite menu night, I had a Beet Salad, the Linguine, and several of the small Strip Steaks. All were good too. Afterward, I enjoyed a cocktail then some Pilsner Urquell beers at the Breeze Bar with Alexsandra and friends. I then went to the Love & Marriage Show in the Ovation Theater with Erin. I had not seen one in many years, it was humorous, but the same scripted routine did over the years. Erin did a good job and the guests do love it. After visiting with friends at the Breeze Bar I did sit in on the Texas Hold’em table. Not as successful this evening, but I was playing with winnings that influenced my game. You take more chances when it’s not your $ and that’s what happened to me…Fun though. The downside is that you have to shower again before bed due to all the smoke in the casino. It was a FUN day in Cozumel and on the Carnival Breeze.
Rolling seas with a few bumps as we transitioned from the Caribbean Sea back into the Gulf of Mexico overnight but I slept very well. I went to the Blue Iguana for my usual breakfast…the weather is wonderful today. We were soon docked at the long Yucatan pier, but I will go into town later and will get some TA work done during the morning hours. I finalized my Mardi Gras group this morning so I went down to the pier and took the shuttle into Progreso about noon. I visited a few shops and I did buy another Guayabera shirt from the same vendor as a few weeks ago. I ended up spending most of the day at Los Henequenes. The weather was fantastic and I had a great table on the patio with a view of the beach, bridge, and plaza. I started with my favorite Mexican Cerveza: Bohemia Clara. I enjoyed Guacamole and Chips while using their WiFi. I was going to order a cocktail and the manager recommend their special mojito: a Dragon Fruit Mojito. Unbelievably good. On my second I ordered the second shot of Rum that they served on the side...that packs more punch. Later they prepared me a plate of assorted appetizers (fried) that I enjoyed with Cerveza (they just go together) that will be my dinner for the day. I finalized my visit with another Dragon Mojito and they gave me a complimentary shot of Rum on the side. Thank you and I was feeling very content. I splurged a bit and took a taxi back to the ship as the DW and I used to do when we partied in Progreso. Guests who don’t leave the ship are missing a great excursion port and one can make their own fun in Progreso…plus the great shopping and massages available in this port. Once back on board I visited with great friends who are celebrating their anniversary on board today. I loved the aft-facing cabin that their travel agent (Moi) got for them. I relaxed then went to the Alchemy Bar for a cocktail about 8:00 pm then moved to the Breeze Bar to get ready for the big event of the week in the theater. The Breeze Rock Band did their signature Eagles Tribute set to a full house in the Ovation Theater. It was fantastic…so glad many more guests were able to see it. The Band rocked it tonight. I then went to the Limelight Lounge at 10:45 for the Punchliner Comedy Clubs feature comedian Mark Sweeney. He was funny, I’ve been disappointed in the comedy shows on recent cruises, but Mark was a genuine comedic personality with a good act. It was time to hit the small themed midnight buffet (11:30-1:00 am) in the Lido Market Place, it was Italian so I enjoyed the Penne Pasta and Meatball Sub. I saw some friends at the Casino Bar and sat for a moment…the Texas Hold’em table was full with the regulars…I thought about it, but I’ve had such a great day that I passed and was soon back in the cabin. It was a fantastic day in Progreso and on the Carnival Breeze.
Day One of 2nd Cruise — Thursday -- November 18th, 2021 -- Port of Galveston
Day Four of 2nd Cruise — Sunday -- November 21st, 2021 -- Fun Day at Sea
Smooth seas overnight. I woke very early and had plenty of time to update this blog and pack. I went up to the Lido Marketplace early and had my first omelet in many years…it was very good. Also Bacon & potatoes so a nice final breakfast onboard the ship. I finalized my packing then went to the Diamond meet area at 7:15 am. We began to debark soon after 8:00 am and I was among the first off and the first on the EZ Cruise shuttle bus. I was off the island by 8:45 am and at the Ranch at 1:00 pm. That included a stop at Buc*ees in Waller for Fuel ($2.80 gal), Candy, & a Dr Pepper. A good debarkation and travel morning for sure.
Cozumel and Progreso Port Days
Tides Bar for Bloody Mary’s
Alchemy & Breeze Bars & Bartenders
The Breeze Rock Band
Red Frog Pub Happy Hour