We stayed the night before at the Embassy Suites hotel on Saturday before we sailed. We booked our own flights and saved a lot. The air with the cruise was going to be almost 450.00 per person. By booking our own we paid 1500.00 for 6 people round trip from Des Moines.
Camp Carnival for out 4 & 5 yr olds was fantastic. They truly enjoyed the staff & Funship Freddy. one of which came home with our son. My son at one of the formal dinners did not dine with us as he refused to leave the Camp Carnival as he was having a blast with the staff and they were face painting and having their own private dinner.
For our 13 & 16 yr old they also had a great time dancing in Frankenstein's Lab, coketail parties and the video game lab. pools were great! room service was outstanding!!
We did have 2 cabins 1156 & 1160 that were kept immaculate. Cleaned when we didn't expect it.
For my husband and I the best for us was Nick and Noras dinner. if you go on the Miracle and don't go here you will have missed a wonderful treat. The atmosphere was breathtaking the food was beautiful. make sure you take a camera to dinner with you it was awesome.
Something else we enjoyed was the martini wishing well carved of ice. They were beautiful!!
Our ports of call in Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize and Grand Cayman were wonderful. The snorkeling in Belize with nurse shark and stingray with wet and wild we paid 50.00 per person was great. We did not book on the ship rather waited til we arrived at the island!! A big saver and wonderful adventure for me my son 13 and daughter 16. We really enjoyed Costa Maya for the shopping. The one day we didn't take our swim wear and should have as they had an awesome pool outside to enjoy. Great shopping in Cozumel and Grand Cayman.
We are planning our 3rd Carnival cruise unsure of what month for 2006. We intended on going alone just the two of us... but the children loved it so well they all want to be included on the next. We'll have to see.
Our first cruise we had a balcony. this cruise we had 2 oceanview rooms and I truly loved the oceanview as much as the balcony. For the money it was just as breathtaking!!