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NewOrleanian
Member Since 2016
1 review
Departure city: natives of the departure city. Attended cruise with extended family Ship and Cabin: Housekeeping attentive. Cabin was roomier than expected and comfortable. Clean. Dining: Food ok/hamburgers were excellent. ... Read more
toddtravels
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrived early - around noon. The queue was already outside, but we only we were onboard the ship 61 minutes from the time we joined the queue, which is very good. Long Beach was in the midst of a heat wave, so the terminal was very ... Read more
Pinkie123
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We came from Australia with a few other families. When I booked I found it difficult to find out about what was on the boat, ie: restaurants, entertainment, what the rooms looked like, which was worrying . Before the cruise stared we ... Read more
Sheebah
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
1,152 forum post
21 helpful votes
This cruise was the second sailing post-Funship 2.0 overhaul. Guy's Burgers, Blue Iguana Cantina and Tequila Bar, the Red Frog Rum Bar, Alchemy Bar and MUCH more were added. We chose the 4 night (Sunday through Thursday) itinerary as we ... Read more
alisharyan
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I read quite a few bad reviews about Carnival Miracle before we left so I wanted to write a good review. We had an amazing time. The food was excellent don't listen to people who moan about the food they are pathetic the food was ... Read more
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MsMot
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
777 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
FTTF We purchased FTTF to see if it was really worth it and the answer is yes. We were checked in and on board within 20 minutes and our room was ready. However, our luggage arrived piece-by-piece. The last piece arrived after we ... Read more
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Muffin369
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
91 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This a hopefully not to long but informative take on our curise. This is my 20th cruise overall and my 6th with Carnival. We flew into LAX the day of our cruise. Only a short fly from Sacramento, CA. We used the super easy Super ... Read more
EyeLuvCrewSing
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
First up, the safety briefing on deck. We were herded like cattle onto the sunny side of the deck in 100 degree heat where we waited for 30 minutes to have a recorded announcement played which we could not hear hear due to the complaining ... Read more
bobylax
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our4th cruise, 2nd cruise with Carnival, and was a family reunion of sorts. There were 25 in our party. Let me start by saying the Carnival Miracle is a worn out and tired ship. In my opinion it needs to be retired or completely ... Read more
mvickrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The embarkation went really smoothly. We were on the ship by noon. The ship had just been refurbished to include Guy Fieri's Burger Joint and a Taco/Burrito bar. I had previously sailed on this ship in November 2015 and found the food ... Read more
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veewynn
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Going on the ship, I did not expect much due solely on reviews but I really loved and enjoyed my experience! The food was good, nothing to complain about. It's all included in the cost, so what is there to complain about. All you can ... Read more
cruisingMax
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I are frequent Carnival cruisers. We decided to book the Carnival Inspiration 4 day voyage for Sept 19, 2016 as it was soon after my recent retirement and we were looking forward to having our 1st Guy's Burger (not yet ... Read more
Chefaleslie
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The food was good, to very good. You need to know what you like to eat. The buffet was lacking at times and we thought that the food could have been left out longer but the MDR was good. Not all the food was perfect but it was all good. My ... Read more
Xertes
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We sailed on 9/17/16 from long Beach. This was the 11th cruise for my wife and I together, 5th on Carnival. We have sailed Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess and HAL. This was our first repeat ship. We sailed on the Miracle to Hawaii ... Read more
stit60
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise as a gift for my hubby's 60th birthday. He loved it! While we enjoyed the cruise overall, there were a few flies in the ointment you might say. First oops was, they got our boarding pass pictures mixed up with someone ... Read more
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BarbaraAnnSmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was only 4 days and I was looking forward to being in the sun and good food and relaxing. I've been on 4 different cruise ships over the last 15 years and had cruised on Carnival one time prior to this but it ... Read more
raringtogo
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,885 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
whilst we had a really great time, this ship shows it's age although it is spotlessly clean and well maintained and the demographic is young and fun. We loved the pool deck, with lots of high energy entertainment. The thing I missed ... Read more
cjar855
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,137 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Have Cruised with Carnival 27 times and we like the Spirit class ships. They do not seem as crowded as some of the Larger ships. Always have had great service. Been to the ports many times, so we just love relaxing on the ship.Plenty of ... Read more
choxpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We need a place to hang out as our house is fumigated for 3 days and we decided to take a 5-day cruise. That was our 5th time to cruise (4 with Carnival, 1 with Royal Caribbean) I can say that this whole Carnival Inspiration cruise ... Read more
jeepers13
Member Since 2014
1 review
71 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
Miracle is a pretty standard ship for mid-sized ones, but the Bacchus dining room is spectacular - laden with purple globes to represent the wine god. Room are standard, straightforward. Service overall was fairly medium except from ... Read more
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Capt-G
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Scheduling was a big factor. This was a last minute trip with a friend and this trip was one of few that was available. We missed our first two port of calls because of a hurricane. Not Carnival's fault but disappointing for us ... Read more
akeka
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
837 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a family of four adults in a balcony (8J) cabin. My husband and i have been on many Carnival cruises but the food was so bad in the lido this trip that we are saying no more Carnival unless it has Guys and Blue Iguana to make lunch ... Read more
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fun2cruise123
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
First time to cruise, great value for a little vacation to Catalina Island and Ensenada. The service and activities and shows were fantastic! Food was OK I give it a 3 out of 5. The wait staff always polite and the stewards did an ... Read more
Billynda
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have been on Carnival several times and always enjoyed it and recommended it to others. The Imagination did not live up to our expectations. I realize we sailed at the end of summer so I expected to see some children, but not ... Read more
coopco
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
59 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We recently came back from a great 4-day cruise. Faster to the Fun (FTTF) is worth every cent -will never, ever go on a Carnival cruise again without it. Arrived at the terminal just before 11 and took about 5 minutes to check in. ... Read more
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