The 3,690-passenger cruise liner Carnival Breeze - Carnival's newest mega-vessel on the docket - has arrived. Canival Breeze introduces the 1st complete epitome of "Fun Vessel 2.0," a fleetwide initiative concentrated on food, drink and amusement, so cruisers will be touring, tasting and probably laughing their way through the new places, that include BBQ, burger, burrito and sushi joints, countless themed bars, and comedy proposals made in partnership with George Lopez. Carnival Breeze introduces other big changes, too. It's the 1st Carnival's ship in decades which is not constructed by long-time creative Joe Farcus, a man that dreams in neon and polished marble.
The 130,000-ton, 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze cruise liner, the 3rd vessel in Carnival's Dream class, launched on Jun 3, 2012. The 1st-in-class Carnival Dream made its debute in Sep 2009, and sister vessel Carnival Magic which is followed in May 2011.
Much of what is found on the board of Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic is on Carnival Breeze, but it includes the adults-only Serenity place; Seaside Theatre; "Cloud 9" spa; Water Works aqua park with a three-hundred-three-foot-long, corkscrew water slide; and family cabins made to accommodate 5 travelers. Carnival Breeze also features a smattering of offers represented on Carnival Magic, from the SportSquare outdoor fitness and adventure place to the RedFrog Pub, a Caribbean-style bar that serves Carnival's private label, Thirsty Frog Red, on tap.
But the cruise liner Breeze is also the receiver of huge design and amenity changes. Carnival has dispensed with Joe Farcus, its wildly creative, wildly divisive lead designer for the last 3 decades. That time, the company based in Hamburg, Partner Vessel Design lead the way with a toned-down vibe and tropical theme throughout. Comity-wise, the vessel features a slew of new attractions offering burgers, burritos, booze and George Lopez. The variations come by way of the line's $500 million FunVessel 2.0 enterprise, a project which also calls for the modernization of older vessels with the new goods. Some of the novel Fun Vessel 2.0 places found on Breeze include:
Breeze is the 1st Carnival vessel to feature a stand-alone sushi restaurant (the other cruises have fee-free sushi "carts" which are rolled out nightly). Bonsai Sushi, that is decked out with koi kites, Bonsai trees and artwork made by graffiti painters Erni Vales, suggest sushi, sashimi and rolls along with bento boxes and "sushi vessel." Pricing is a la carte, and it is from 1 dollar for appetizer-sized pieces to 15 dollars for a sushi vessel for a couple.
Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ, is a fee-free joint and it is an open-air spot that serves grilled items such as barbecued chicken breast, kielbasa, Italian sausage and pulled pork sandwiches, together with classic sides like baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and mini-corn muffins.
The Punchliner Comedy Brunch, held on ocean days in the major dining room, features a 5- to 6-minute comedy implementation by an in-house stand-up every hour along a Mexican-inspired brunch menu (which was the result of the line's partnership with George Lopez). Options are including Caesar salad with fried chicken and jerk bacon, carne y huevos (filet mignon topped with fried eggs) and huevos rancheros. There isn't extra charge to dine (bloody Marys are extra) however reservations are recommended.
Guy's Burger Joint, that is being observed by Guy Fieri, highlights the merging of great pieces of beef, cheese, toppings and bun. Hand-cut fries are also on the menu. The venue is with free surcharge.
Carnival Breeze cruise liner spends its introductory season in Europe that began with a twelve-night maiden sailing which departed on Jun 3, 2012. It is on twelve-night voyage of Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona through Oct 25, 2012. Following a fifteen-night transatlantic sailing from Nov 6 – Nov 21, the vessel is arriving in Miami, where it is going to offer year-round, alternating 6- and 8-night Caribbean routes.