Monthly Archives: June 2017

Here Piggy Piggy

Yep, I missed Monday again but look at me getting the blog post done on a Tuesday.  I do hope everyone had a great week since your last browsing of this blog.  It’s hot with a side of hot.  I’m not complaining because I love summer.

A few months ago the Carnival Breeze went into dry dock.  During dry dock the ship got some maintenance done, updated the interior look, and added a few new places for cruisers to enjoy.

One of the new places on the Carnival Breeze is Guy Pig & Anchor Smokehouse.  Guy Fieri has done it again.  Not only do we get the tastiness of Guy’s Burger but now BBQ.

The Pig & Anchor can be found on deck 5 outside the Ocean Plaza.  It is open on sea days for lunch only.  Here is a list of menu items:

Meat: Pork Butt, Grilled Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Smoked Beef

Sides include: mac ‘n’ cheese, coleslaw, baked beans,collard greens, and potato salad.

Available sauces include bourbon and brown sugar, and spicy sriracha BBQ, among others.

Guy’s Pig & Anchor has replaced Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ.  There is no charge to eat here so that makes it even better!  I can’t wait to get me some BBQ and relax watching the ocean.

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Z – Za

I know, I know, it’s Tuesday and not Monday.  I am a day behind on the blog and with a good reason.  I simply forgot yesterday.  I decided to hangout with Scott and play Lego Batman 3 on Xbox.  My apologies to all of my readers.  I would like to promise that it won’t happen again but honestly I really enjoy the Lego games on Xbox.

The countdown to the cruise is getting smaller everyday and the excitement gets bigger.  I’m sure you have noticed the title of this posting and are pulling out phones and computers to look up the word.  Za may not be a word found in the dictionary but it is slang for pizza.  You can look that up if you want…it’s true.

The Pizzeria is located on the stern of the ship deck 10 Lido.  You can get pizza by the slice or the whole darn thing!  Each pizza is made fresh so prepare to wait for your order. The varieties of pizza are:

Margherita – pomodoro (tomato sauce), basil, and fresh buffalo mozzarella

Funghi – pomodoro (tomato sauce), mushroom, and fresh buffalo mozzarella

Proscitto – roasted garlic, rucola, and fresh buffalo mozzarella

Pepperoni – hard to figure this out but it’s a pepperoni pizza

Quattro Formaggi – roasted garlic, gorgonzola, provolone, parmesan, and fresh buffalo mozzarella

You can also get a ceasar salad.

The Pizzeria is open 24 hours on the Lido but if you want to order a pan pizza to be delivered to your room there is a charge of $5 as of today.
One thing you can’t say on a Carnival cruise is that you starved.  So go back as often as you want or as often as your parents will allow and get yourself some za.  Pizza that is.
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Y – Yawn

Congratulations DJ and Matti on their beautiful wedding. With all of the hustle and bustle of the last week you would think the “Y” for yawn would mean I’m tired. You would be wrong.  I’m good to go and ready to talk to you about nightly activities on the ship.

Carnival offers nightly entertainment in many forms for all of those that just didn’t get enough during the day.  After hours you can find dancing at Liquid Nightclub.  Make sure and check the Fun Times to see if there is a theme for the night.  For all of you dancing machines get on down to Liquid Nightclub and dance the night away.

If you want music but not all the dancing, Piano Bar 88 is a fun place.  There are plenty of people singing along with the piano player and requests are taken.  Don’t forget to tip the piano player if you enjoyed the music.

If laughter is what you are looking for then head over to the Limelight lounge and the comedy Punchliner entertainment.  The adult only show is perfect for time away from the kiddos.

Don’t forget the Dive In Movie up on the Lido deck.  There is usually a double feature showing.  Grab popcorn, a lounge chair, and blanket.  There is nothing like the Dive In Movie experience.

For those adults that couldn’t get to the casino during the day do not fear.  The casino is open and ready to take your money, I mean let you win.  This is a no kid zone so if adulting is what you want then that’s a sure fire way.

Now you are thinking, this is all well and good but I have little ones and can’t just lock them in the cabin…can I?  No, there will be no leaving little ones behind without supervision.  Carnival has thought of that.  The Night Owls for ages 6 months to 11 years is open from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.  There is a fee of $6.75 per hour and a gratuity of 15% is tacked on.  No discounts are given for any additional children so sorry parents.  Any child left after 1:00 a.m. gets to pay double and also have the privileges of leaving the children at the Night Owls taken away.

If you are not capable of staying awake late then it’s ok.  Just take your yawning to your cabin and enjoy the comfort of your bed.  The up all nighters will miss you and have extra fun just for you.

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X – Xcaret Park

Welcome to DJ and Matti week.  Yep, it’s all about them and their big day this Saturday.  I know you read the title of this blog post and thought, “this girl has lost her mind.  What the heck is that?” Well, now that I have your attention let me explain.

When we get to Cozumel on Tuesday, December 19th we will be on the Cozumel Plus itinerary.  We now have an extended amount of time in the port of Cozumel.  This allows for longer excursions than what is normally offered.  These tours can last up to 8 hours making the most of the time you have in port.

Here are a list of the Cozumel Plus excursions that are available:

Ancient City Of Tulum

Underground River & Famous 5th Avenue Shopping

Turtle Cove and Cavern Snorkel Adventure

Mystic River & Paradise Lagoon Adventure

Tulum Temples & Mayan Village With Lunch

Xcaret Park

Xplor Park – All Inclusive Adventure

Amazing Secret River

Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

Xel- Ha Paradise with Lunch & Drinks

Amazing Secret River & ATV Adventure with Lunch

Isla Mujeres Island Getaway with Lunch & Open Bar

VIP Exclusive Tulum & Cenote Swim with Mayan Lunch

Whale Shark Encounter & Snorkel Experience

Cenote Hopping With Lunch

Xenses- Sensorial Theme Park

I encourage everyone to at least check out what the Cozumel Plus tours have to offer.  Make the most of this port and start your vacation off with an all day adventure or don’t.  It’s your vacation, do what you want 🙂

I will be seeing some of you in just a few days.  I do want to say Happy Birthday to my most favorite twins Hayden & Zachary.

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