Carnival Cruise Lines Takes Delivery of New Carnival Breeze

Posted June 4th, 2012

Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of the new 130,000 ton Carnival Breeze in a traditional maritime handover ceremony last week at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Carnival Breeze, the line's 24th vessel, departed on its inaugural cruise from Venice yesterday on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise ending in Barcelona.

From there, Carnival Breeze will follow a summer schedule of Mediterranean cruises before she repositions to Miami for year-round Caribbean cruises, making her Carnival Cruise Line's largest South Florida-based ship.

"Carnival Breeze represents the continued evolution of our product, offering a huge array of branded experiences for our guests and inviting public spaces each with its own personality and character, all enhanced by the spirited fun that makes a Carnival cruise so memorable," said Gerry Cahill, Carnival President and CEO.

Carnival Breeze is the line's first ship to feature the Thrill Theatre, and immersive multi-dimensional special effects experience that makes viewers feel as if they're part of the movie. Other highlights include WaterWorks and its splash-tastic waterslides and drenching bucket, the SportSquare, an expansive recreation area with a suspended ropes course, a miniature golf course, an outdoor fitness area and more.

New dining options on Carnival Breeze include Bonsai Sushi, the line's first full-service sushi

restaurant, a free open-air barbecue venue called Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ, and The Comfort Kitchen, a casual poolside spot for American-style comfort food. Other choices range from Guy's Burger Joint, developed together with Food Network personality Guy Fieri, to Mexican-themed BlueIguana Cantina and Cucina del Capitano, a family-style Italian restaurant.

Carnival Breeze is also the first ship in the fleet to feature all of the entertainment elements of the line's groundbreaking "Fun Ship 2.0" enhancement initiative, including Hasbro, The Game Show, with larger than life adaptations of the brand's iconic games, and Playlist Productions, which combine captivating live performances with high-tech LED staging and special effects, setting a new standard in seagoing entertainment.

The tropics-inspired Carnival Breeze also features vibrant interiors and inviting public spaces, from the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, to the sun-splashed Lido Marketplace restaurant and a palm tree-lined indoor/outdoor cafe and live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza. Even the staterooms incorporate a palette of pastel hues and a striking new design inspired by the Caribbean's cool island breezes and warm sunsets.

Watch Carnival Breeze Sail Away:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTuyJVQcwE

Source: cruiseindustrynews.com, Thursday 31 May 2012

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