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Willdra's Bodacious Carnival Breeze April 27-May 4 Cruise

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6 hours ago, kikimom said:

Loving your review!  Especially as my dh and I will be on the Breeze with this itinerary in January next year.

 

Thank you!! 😄

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5 hours ago, fyree39 said:

I'm glad I'm not the only one that loves an afternoon nap.  My husband, not so much, but me? I love stretching out in the cabin of an afternoon, where it's cool, dark and quiet. Only 79 more days until my next shipboard nap.

 

Naps are my BFF’s! 😍😍😍

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4 hours ago, Kri1970 said:

I'm so loving this review, and am reading my way through your others as well. We are on the Breeze for our anniversary in December, so love seeing the pics, etc. Also you are such a great story teller, so it's a blast to read! We share a birthday, I'll be 49 this October, though!

 

Thank you birthday friend!  😃 

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1 hour ago, mkcurran said:

So glad I found this! Work is getting boring.

 

Thanks! Hope I livened it up a little! 😆

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6 hours ago, TravelGirlinDallas said:

What are your must-buys? Heading to Coz in a couple of days, myself.

 

We love Paradise Beach! I'm interested to hear that they may be trying to hide the sweet $3 deal we always do...  Hmmm....

 

I have to get T shirts from Ron Jon Cozumel for a few of my team members. We also get Patron Silver there cuz it’s much cheaper. Sometimes I get some of the Mexican Vanilla, and there’s a gift shop at Puerta Maya that has some really cute hand painted glassware (wine glasses, margarita glasses, drinking glasses, etc) I get a few of those and have them add names for whoever I’m buying for. Plus whatever special requests that I’ve received. 😊

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On 6/12/2019 at 6:42 PM, willdra said:

 

 

 We walked through there, and did some window shopping. I found a couple of things that I wanted to purchase to take home. Since there was no one at Guest Services at that time, we went there next to add our gift cards to our Sail and Sign account. Collecting Carnival Gift Cards throughout the year really helps us to cut down on our cruise bill. I'm also not mad at those fuel points that we get at Kroger for buying the Gift Cards there. My fam knows to give me Carnival Gift Cards for every occasion from birthdays, to Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and even Arbor Day!

 

 

 

I'm bringing the Carnival gift cards to use for (all) of my on-board expenses. How does this work? Would I just select a "cash" account during the online check-in then add the cards at guest services within a certain amount of time after boarding?

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23 hours ago, BENHANDEL said:

I am so thankful for your review!

 

We will be on the Breeze at Christmas..in adjoining cove balconies forward of you. How was the temperature after that initial cool down? Did it stay cool?

 

What was your perception of the ship's movement? We had a cove on Horizon so I would assume it is similar, but posts on the FB group keep referencing lots of movement. 

 

We saw DJ Cooch on Imagination in March. He was hilarious!

 

We are also planning to go to paradise beach! I loved your pictures and was unsure from your snarky writing (which I love!) if you would continue to recommend it? Or just be clear on the pricing? What did you think of the food there?

 

I am so hoping your Roatan day is going to monkeys and sloths! I just love getting a preview of our trip!

 

 

Thanks so much for reading along! 

Yes the cabin stayed cool 😎  after we chilled it out. 

 

We didn’t notice much movement at all. The whole cruise was smooth sailing. 😍🛳

 

I do still recommend Paradise Beach as long as they keep the a la carte wristband option. It is an amazing deal. It’s also very beautiful and the pool is perfect. We will just check their site to make sure nothing changed, and we don’t get tricked, before we go again. 😉😉

 

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Carolina Girl 99 said:

 

I'm bringing the Carnival gift cards to use for (all) of my on-board expenses. How does this work? Would I just select a "cash" account during the online check-in then add the cards at guest services within a certain amount of time after boarding?

 

You can either add a credit card or select cash when you initially setup your account online. When you get on the ship,  you can add the gift cards at Guest Services or at one of the kiosks. Sometimes they will do it at check in, but I always forget to ask. Just keep in mind that you may not be able to make a purchase until there are funds on your Sail and Sign Account. There could be a delay in getting your Drink of the Day.    

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On 6/13/2019 at 7:48 PM, willdra said:

Cozumel Day

 

 

My alarm was set for 9am but I woke up around 7. I got up to see what time it was, cuz I was suspicious of the amount of sleep that I was getting. I was like "I feel relaxed and refreshed, this can't be right, I must've overslept", and I jumped up! I fell right back asleep, of course, when I saw that I still had 2 more hours. Maybe every hour of cruise sleep, is worth 2 hours of at home sleep.

 

When it was really time for me to get up, I opened the curtains, and I almost stepped outside, but I saw a tender boat loading up an excursion right outside of our balcony. So glad I didn’t walk all the way out. I was not presentable, and it was not pretty.

 

W felt me moving around, and soon he got up too. We showered quietly and went up to the Lido for food. As soon as the elevators opened up, I remembered that I could have arepas and huevos rancheros (with no huevos) for breakfast! I was so excited, I ran-walked over to Blue Iguana for my goodies. Yes Lawd! They were just making a batch of fresh fabulousness, so I was right on time. I got what I wanted, then went back to locate W. He was just getting out of the omelet line, which was not packed, either. The whole Lido felt empty. I love not having to fight for food. I will if I have to, but it’s much more pleasant for everyone, when that’s not necessary.

 

While we were eating, we saw a lady in a scooter zipping around the Lido. She whipped around a corner so fast that she almost took out a whole family, a crew member, a squirrel, and a table. Please. For the love of pedicures and pretty feet, slow down on those things!

 

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This all looks amazing! 

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On 6/13/2019 at 6:49 PM, willdra said:

We ate breakfast then stopped by 2373 to collect our stuff. While I was there, I wanted to use the facilities one last time before we got off the ship. It's so much easier (and nicer) to "go" in the privacy of your cabin, than it is out in port. Our cabin stewards came to clean the room 10 seconds after I got in there. Yep, seems about right.

 

Debarkation in Cozumel was super speedy. It was warm and beautiful already too. There were quite a few people at the Excursion queuing area. That’s where we did the most maneuvering. Once we got past that collection of chaos, we only had a short walk to the taxi stand out front. It was still early, and we would be at that port until 5:30 pm, so the taxi stand line moved fast.

 

When we made it to the front of the line, we jumped in a taxi for 2, and went straight to Paradise Beach. Upon arrival, we were greeted at the front by Domingo. He told us about the 3 package options. As he was explaining them, I was a little confused. We’ve never had to do a package in the past. We’d just had breakfast, and if anything, we would only have drinks and get in the pool. That was not package worthy. I stared at him for a minute (in Bran Stark), and I asked about getting the wristband for $3, to which Domingo actually said “oh yeah, you can do that too. Just buy at least $10 of food and drink while you are here”. Now I’m not the sharpest pencil in the drawer, and W and I prolly looked like helpless no accounts, and the Beverly Hillbillies, but I felt like they were trying to hide the cheaper option.  Why wouldn’t you give us all of the options up front? Hmmmmm. You can never trust a big butt and a smile. Questionable.

 

If Paradise Beach is on some shadiness, that doesn’t involve their trees, I will be careful about recommending it to people in the future. I will also check the website before we go back to make sure the policy hasn’t changed. Again, vacay time is too precious to be dealing with unasked for, unwarranted, and unsolicited drama. As well as unnecessary expenditures. Ain't nobody got time for that. Nope.

 

Once we settled that potential price problem, we were escorted to lounge chairs where we chose a couple in the shade. This is the only type of shade that I want in my life. W got directly in the pool, and I went to the gift shop to buy a wrap and a hat. See what had happened was…I used my cruise bag as my pool bag last summer, and I must’ve left my cruise stuff in it. In the closet. In. Georgia. Thank God these were things that were easily replaced (He’s still taking care of this fool and baby). If you’re keeping tabs, so far I left my camera battery, the battery charger, my hat, and my hair wrap. I’m turning 50 in Oct. and I hope this isn’t a sign of my life to come. If so, I may show up on my next cruise with no suitcase. Pray for me fam!

So happy to see another review from you! I swear I am laughing so hard and I think I snorted a couple of times too. Omg, you are an October baby, so this oct I will be 49.95.  In 2020 I will be 50 so I think I must plan a cruise (I have already been invited and booked on 2 in 2020) . I am in the planning phase of my 50th raunch-o-Rama .  Can’t wait to finish your review, but don’t want to finish it but i do.....ok carry on 🤪🤪🤪

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I love your reviews!  I was looking for something to hold me over until our February cruise on the Breeze.  Thanks for taking the time to share....

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I absolutely love your reviews !!! They brighten my day and give me something to look forward to. You have a fantastic sense of humor and a great writing style, plus I learn a lot about the ship you are on as well as the ports. This is a in, win, win deal !! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this ! I hope we end up on the same ship someday !!

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I just read your Oasis of the Seas review , loved the "eviction day " tag ! Cheers, Buzz.

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On 6/15/2019 at 4:22 PM, grandmarnnurse said:

This all looks amazing! 

 

It’s my absolute favorite breakfast! 😋

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On 6/15/2019 at 7:22 PM, latezcruz said:

Loving your review Willdra!  🤗

 

Thank you so much!😍

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On 6/16/2019 at 1:23 AM, Quilcruisers said:

So happy to see another review from you! I swear I am laughing so hard and I think I snorted a couple of times too. Omg, you are an October baby, so this oct I will be 49.95.  In 2020 I will be 50 so I think I must plan a cruise (I have already been invited and booked on 2 in 2020) . I am in the planning phase of my 50th raunch-o-Rama .  Can’t wait to finish your review, but don’t want to finish it but i do.....ok carry on 🤪🤪🤪

 

I’m not sure that I’ve heard of a raunch-o-rama, but I’m positive that I need one in my life!🤣 

Please post a review afterwards, I’m gonna need all the deets! 😜

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20 hours ago, jc4me said:

I love your reviews!  I was looking for something to hold me over until our February cruise on the Breeze.  Thanks for taking the time to share....

 

Thank you!! 🤗

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Even though we are going on an Eastern on the Breeze, I’m patiently waiting for more! 😎 Love your style! 

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17 hours ago, watermelonqueen99 said:

I live for Willdra reviews! All caught up and can't wait for more!

 

Thanks 🙏🏾!! I will post more tonight for sure. 😁

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5 hours ago, 3smithboys said:

Even though we are going on an Eastern on the Breeze, I’m patiently waiting for more! 😎 Love your style! 

 

Thank you! 🤗

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18 hours ago, BuzzBuzzen said:

I just read your Oasis of the Seas review , loved the "eviction day " tag ! Cheers, Buzz.

 

LOL! Eviction Day is the worst! 😭

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21 hours ago, teacher34 said:

I absolutely love your reviews !!! They brighten my day and give me something to look forward to. You have a fantastic sense of humor and a great writing style, plus I learn a lot about the ship you are on as well as the ports. This is a in, win, win deal !! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this ! I hope we end up on the same ship someday !!

 

Thanks for reading (and enjoying) my randomness! 😆

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