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While not necessarily "miraculous," there is much to praise about Carnival Miracle, the fourth of four "mid-sized" Spirit-class ships. First of all, the 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger vessel, which launched in ...
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Rabbit On the Sea
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I've cruised 6 times before. 4 times with Carnival, once with Norwegian and once with Princess. Although I've consulted this site many times, this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review. For the life of me I cannot ... Read more
UnlessItsNot
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I will start off by saying that I am not a Carnival Cruise Line fan. Admittedly I have not cruised with Carnival on any Carnival ship for over 20 years. The ships we've been on are the Holiday and Jubilee, both of which are long gone. ... Read more
travel2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We left on Feb. 13th from Long Beach, Ca. we parked in the parking garage. It was $133.00 for the week. Super convenient, just walk across street to Terminal. I would get there at 12:30, they don't let anyone on till 1:00 pm. so why wait ... Read more
Robrod2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Generally I do not write reviews that comment about the short comings on a trip but this one can not go without comment. Embarkation: The cruise got started with several problems. First problems was the sign-in that was done in the ... Read more
BJzink
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
242 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We had not sailed on Carnival for about 6 years, and had left from the port in San Diego. Now they embark all their west coast departures (except Alaska) from Long Beach. The embarkation procedure was really terrible. The registration ... Read more

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Bestbird
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Miracle is reminiscent of an aging dowager sporting an excess of poorly applied makeup who defiantly refuses to update either her appearance or the cuisine she serves to guests. Before booking this cruise, my husband and I re-set ... Read more
kats626
Member Since 2004
1 review
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had been to Hawaii before and know how beautiful it is, and were looking forward to sharing it's beauty with our friends. There was a group of 14 of us. The ship was old and in fair condition. The rooms were average and the beds ... Read more
Hurricane11
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my first trip to Hawaii and it certainly lived up to expectations. Hawaii is a most incredible place to visit and I would certainly recommend going! However, I would most definitely not recommend going with Carnival! I'm so ... Read more
Eastboundanddown
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As a quick bit of information I've cruise with Carnival 2 times before (including on the Miracle in 2005) and also with NCL, Princess, HAL, RCI and MSC. This cruise was part of a wider trip to the west coast of the states and was the ... Read more
wumpieintx43
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Very disappointed in this cruise and ship. Not many activities to do onboard unless you like trivia a lot, quality of food not good - felt like eating same thing over and over. Staff not helpful and sometimes rude. Service very ... Read more

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tommytune42
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
59 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my first trip to Hawaii, but my 15th cruise over all--certainly not my longest, but I live for longer cruises just like this with lots of sea days, amazing ports, and the experience one can only get during time on a ship. I ... Read more
pegmor
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first cruise and my daughter and I had a fantastic time. We upgraded to an ocean suite and had faster to the fun. Both were well worth it. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smooth and well organized. Herry was our ... Read more
bumama
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I travelled with our 15 year old son on this Christmas cruise and we had a wonderful time. Particularly enjoyable for my son was Club O2, the program catering to 15-17 year olds. I thought he might be reluctant to participate, but ... Read more
Cannonater
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We chose this cruise because of proximity to our home (Utah) and teen programs...ship was nice, although a little on the cold side inside. ( bring a light jacket) Food was good with Lots of variety, and dining options outside of main ... Read more
LA-DUO
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Like many couples, my wife and I have busy schedules. Ours prevented us from taking a honeymoon immediately after our wedding (last November). We debated and debated our options- Dominican Republic All-Inclusive location, Hawaii, Costa ... Read more

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JJCJLH
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our second time on the Miracle. We arrived at the ship and were met by a porter as we stepped out of the cab. We had a Faster To The Fun pass so our boarding was expedited. We check in and were on the ship in short order. Our ... Read more
cruznjan
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,368 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our first cruise on Carnival. We were skeptical because of all the negative comments we heard. Overall, it was a good cruise. We took advantage of the FlyAweigh program because the airfare was half of what we could have gotten on ... Read more
Lorilscsw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I read some reviews others wrote that said the ship was old, run down, dirty and had bad food. This doesn't sound like the ship we were on at all. We had a great time, loved the ship, service was great and food was amazing as always. We've ... Read more
VeeeeeB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
4 of us older ladies recenly returned to Uk after enjoying a great time on Miracle.We found the cabins comfy ,and all staff,from cleaners to Captain extremely friendly and efficient! The ship takes a mandatory fee for tips ( to cover an ... Read more
southbayer
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
4,645 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I have been cruising out of Long Beach for years, and since I always have Priority Boarding, I've noticed normally they will start to let you in about 11:45-12:30, so for me no sense in getting there any earlier... Fast forward, my cabin ... Read more

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MiMi77
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Miracle is smaller than the typical Carnival behemoths that ply Caribbean waters - Miracle has her own special flavor and is one of my favorite Carnival vessels so far. She's getting a little tatty around the edges but is still a ... Read more
gretcheand
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So disappointed. Had been looking forward to this trip since the summer. We opted for the Premium Balcony room since it would just be my husband and I. This room was at a significant greater cost than the regular balcony. The room was ... Read more
NCJean
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I sailed on this same ship, the Miracle, just 11 months ago when we took a 15 day cruise to Hawaii. I was very happy with that cruise; this one, which when to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, not so much. First of all, I swear I will ... Read more
lwatkins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Let me start by saying this was our first time visiting the Hawaiian islands for both of us. We booked our trip almost a year in advance to assure we'd get a spot. This was the famous "Halloween" trip to Hawaii. We had previously ... Read more
Eddie R
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Hawaii itself was great (as always), but the treatment of the passengers by the Carnival Miracle staff was UNACCEPTABLE. First of all, the long embarkation lines---outside in the heat---at the Long Beach (CA) terminal could easily have ... Read more

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