How to Choose a Cabin on Carnival Breezeby Donna Heiderstadt | May 05, 2017
The 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze introduced a lot of the amenities that, today, are our favorite things about the line: Guy's Burger Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, Punchliner Comedy Club, and Hasbro Game Shows. In addition, the design debuted a toned-down interior décor (Less neon! Muted colors!) and staterooms with a more contemporary vibe.
Read on for details on each cabin category, from lowest to highest price, designed to help you decide which one is right for you. All of the listed fares are lowest approximate per person for seven nights. One final word of advice: Before you book, check the ship’s deck plan to make sure your choice isn’t too close to (or above or below) a noisy dining venue or nightclub.
Interior Upper/Lower — Accommodating two guests in upper and lower beds, these 185-square-foot cabins on decks 1, 2, 6 through 9, and 11 are often bargain priced — but you have to decide if the savings is worth the fact that one of you will need to climb up to the top bunk (from $399).
Interior — These 185-square-foot cabins on decks 1 and 2 and 6 to10 sleep two (in twin beds or a queen) or four (in two uppers and two lowers). Some, located forward on decks 6, 7, 9, and 10, feature a picture window that looks out onto a not-that-private walkway (from $419).
Interior Upper/Lower (Porthole) — Interior in size and name only — they actually have two ocean-view portholes — these 185-square-foot cabins on decks 1 and 2 sleep two (from $429).
Porthole — These 185-square-foot cabins are located forward on decks 1 and 2 are also classified as Interior, but feature two portholes and sleep three people (from $439).
Cloud 9 Spa Interior — Ideal for budget-minded spa-lovers, these cheery, 185-square-foot cabins forward on decks 11 and 12 are perfect for two (but can sleep four) and come with special spa access and amenities (from $489).
Ocean View — At 220 square feet, these cabins on decks 1 and 2 sleep up to three in two twin beds or a king, plus a single sofa bed (from $529).
Deluxe Ocean View — Most of these 230-square-foot cabins on decks 1 and 2 offer views via a small picture window, but some are partially obstructed. Most of these cabins can sleep up to four people and all have two bathrooms — a full one with a shower and washroom with a small bathtub — ideal for families. Some Deluxe Ocean View rooms connect to cabins next door and others can sleep five (from $549).
Cloud 9 Spa Ocean View — For four friends who plan to spend days in the spa or at the beach and nights in the disco, these 230-square-foot cabins with a walkway view on deck 11 forward let you check the weather —just be sure to close the curtains afterward if you want privacy from passersby (from $609).
Cove Balcony — Located on deck 2 close to the waterline, these 185-square-foot cabins have a balcony (with added protection from sea spray) and sleep up to four. Some connect to adjacent cabins (from $659).
Balcony — Located on decks 6-11, each of these cabins measures 185 square feet and sleeps up to four, with connecting cabins available (from $744).
Aft-View Extended Balcony — Also 185 square feet, these three-guest, wake-facing cabins on decks 6 to 9 give cruisers who love to relax outdoors a larger private balcony space (from $784).
Cloud 9 Spa Balcony — Featuring playful green color schemes, these 185-square-foot cabins on decks 11 and 12 sleep four and come with upgraded stateroom amenities and a Cloud 9 Spa package. Connecting units are also available here (from $854).
Premium Vista Balcony — Ideal for couples who love private outdoor space and a panoramic view, these cabins are located on the aft corners of decks 6 to 9. At 185 square feet, the interior space is the same as the lower category cabins, but the wraparound veranda is almost triple that of a regular balcony cabin (from $984).
Junior Suite — For a couple or three friends seeking a bit more cabin space — but not a larger balcony — these 275-square-foot suites on deck 9 feature all of the suite amenities, including VIP check-in, a larger bathroom with a whirlpool tub, and a walk-in closet (from $1,179).
Ocean Suite — These 275-square-foot suites on deck 7 sleep up to four people and feature suite amenities such as a large bath with a whirlpool tub, a walk-in closet, and VIP check-in (from $1,229).
Cloud 9 Spa Suite — Also 275 square feet, these airy suites on deck 11 forward offer the ultimate in indulgence — upgraded stateroom amenities and a Cloud 9 Spa package (for two) — and sleep either a couple or up to four friends (from $1,379).
Grand Suite — These 345-square-foot suites, located on deck 7, are the largest on the ship. They sleep up to four people and feature a living area, large bathroom with a whirlpool tub, and a private dressing area (from $1,829).
Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Coastal Living and Islands.