The Carnival Breeze is a sister ship to the Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic, but includes several new innovations that its guests will enjoy. During its maiden voyage, Carnival Breeze guests will be among the first to experience the ship's many innovations, including the new Thrill Theater, an immersive multi-dimensional special effects experience that makes viewers feel as if they're part of the movie. In addition, guests can enjoy the WaterWorks aqua park, Serenity adults-only retreat, and the SportSquare open-air recreation area. New dining options include Bonsai Sushi, the line's first full-service sushi restaurant, and Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ, an outdoor venue that offers a variety of grilled favorites.
Following its inaugural voyage from Venice, Carnival Breeze will operate a summer schedule of 12-day Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona through October 25, 2012. I'll be sailing on the June 15 voyage roundtrip from Barcelona and will be reporting back later on Carnival's newest ship. I can't wait to explore the new ship, try the new theater, and check out all the dining venues. I hope the hamburgers at Guy's Burger Joint on the Carnival Breeze are as tasty as I remember from the Carnival Liberty cruise I took earlier this year.
Featured ports on these Mediterranean voyages include Marseilles or Monaco; Livorno; Naples; Dubrovnik; Venice; Civitavecchia (Rome), and Messina (the June 15 and September 7 departures add a stop in Palma de Mallorca, Spain; while the August 14 and 26 voyages also visit Olbia/Sardinia, Italy). Select voyages also overnight in Venice or Civitavecchia (Rome).
Carnival Breeze will then sail on a 15-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Miami, positioning the vessel for year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean departures beginning November 24, 2012. Carnival Breeze will be the line's largest South Florida-based ship.
Carnival Breeze in Venice Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines