We were on April 23 Miracle cruise. Getting on the ship was easy, we were on by 12:45pm and did the walk and look tour by ourselves. Finding everything was relatively easy. We went to our room at 1:30 and met Mr. Carlos (room steward). He was very polite and helped us a lot with information and answers to questions that we asked him.
Leaving port was exciting and very smooth, and yes going under the bridge is something to see, (you could toss a ball straight up and hit the underneath) not recommended tho!
Food (mmmmmmmm) deck 9, well the buffets -- well you want it it's there, never a bad meal from breakfast to dinners. We had coffee at room service every morning with melon slices, then 9:30 had a buffet breakfast. Lunches were totally awesome, we only had one dinner at buffet since we loved the sit down dinners. Deck 3 -- We had Mr Paul and his asst, awesome servers we had table 287. Dinner every nite was totally awesome -- so much to choose from and the service was just great.
We did Nick and Nora's Tuesday nite (fancy 6 star dinning). This is a must do. Yessss you pay 30.00 a person extra but trust me it's definitely worth it. The food and service just amazing, and the entertainment was so mood oriented just a perfect nite.
Well relaxing time he he he, well the mid pool has live entertainment, well ok ok we took the aft pool (adult pool) no under 18. This was nice and quiet, and a good time. We met so many new friends, some just for the cruise and some lifetime and future cruisers companions.
Ohhhhhhhhhh get the drink server "Ming." He is from China -- awesome personality and just say badddd monkey, he will understand ha ha ha . (ok explaining monkey) -- one nite they serve a drink in a coconut carved monkey. Very strong but good so after 2 monkeys welllllll you get the idea soooooooo the term baddddd monkey arrived.
The ship decorations -- well Carnival calls it the Fun Ships. Well they are. We loved the decor (lots pics all over the web) and if not email us we will gladly send you some.
The ship cruise director and his staff to die for. Fun, friendly, always something to do.
Overall for our first cruise, it was great, no complaints here. We will be cruising a lot in the future and Carnival has our vote. Any questions well ask us.