Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by cruisinthetruth: Carnival Miracle, July 2012 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
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Carnival Miracle, July 2012 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Highlights - the ship is nicely decorated and mostly clean and well-kept, our cabin/mini suite was great, good balcony, great bathroom for a cruise ship, well-attended by the room steward.
Cruise director and his staff were very good, friendly, entertaining and hard-working. They are the best I have seen on a ship.
Embarkation and debarkation were both very smooth, even at ports of call (exception was Grand Turk where one gangway made it extremely difficult to do quickly).
Lido deck "food court" was good, fairly quick and nearly always open at the right times. (Exception was the hamburgers which were cooked and put in warmers...not good.)
There was about the same kid representation that I saw on most other cruises I have been on, despite the warnings I got about Carnival being kid-created bedlam, so that was a nice surprise.
Lowlights - dining room menu was pedestrian food masquerading as sophisticated dining room cuisine, most dishes were OK, but very More
unimaginative; dining room service tried to be friendly, but just couldn't manage it very well, some dishes (prime rib) were repeated during the cruise and some shared accompaniments on the same night, which I found unusual and a bit lazy.
Clientele, fellow guests had an over-representation from the tattooed, pierced, beer-in-the-hand 24/7 crowd. I'm no prude, but let's act a little like a grown-up here. This crowd also tend to be the one where the 45 year old woman with terminal cellulite has not yet received the message that her bikini days were over with 20 years ago. <<
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