Year built: 2012
Speed: 23 kn
The Carnival Breeze currently sails 7 night Eastern Caribbean Cruises from Galveston, Texas.
On June 20, 2012, while cruising in the Mediterranean and en-rote to Dubrovnik (Croatia), a small fire broke out on service deck 0, shortly after 2 PM. The ship’s fire crew was summoned via the PA system. The incident happened in the deck’s forward crew area. Fire doors in this area closed automatically. The Captain announced over the public addressing system that the fire team arrived and extinguished the fire. The smoke didn’t enter any of the passenger areas. The ship continued the voyage normally. All systems were operating normal.
August 27, 20112, when the ship was docked and embarking passengers in Venice, Italy, strong winds caused its moorings to snap. No one was injured and ship damages were reported. Over 1 hour later, the vessel was pulled back and re-docked with tug boats assistance, then resumed the passengers embarkation process.
On May 8, 2015, while en-route from Key West FL back to Miami, the Carnival cruise ship Breeze spotted a small raft with 25 Cuban refugees (migrants) trying to get to the USA by sea. The ship stopped and waited 2-3 hours for the arrival of a dispatched USCG cutter. The incident occurred in Florida Straits.
On December 11, 2011, while the ship was docked in St Thomas (USVI), a female passenger walked off the pier and fell in the water between the pier and the vessel. Her son called for help. The ship’s security brought a rope ladder. She climbed it and in a wheelchair was taken to the infirmary. The woman suffered bruises and a broken arm.
On July 20, 2015, a 79-year-old passenger was medevaced via an USCG helicopter. The ship was northwest of San Juan Puerto Rico. The elderly man was transported to Isla Grande Airport, then to Centro Medico Hospital.
On September 7, 2015, a 32-year-old male passenger (reportedly heavily intoxicated) fell overboard but was soon found and rescued alive. The incident occurred while the ship was at sea and en-route to Jamaica. After the emergency code “Oscar” was announced, the ship turned around in time, lowered one of its lifeboats and rescued him.