Miracle--NYC to Long Beach via Panama Canal: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by nrobin
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Miracle--NYC to Long Beach via Panama Canal
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Entertainment was not up to the same level as Princess and even Holland America. Maybe it's just me but on-board communications was hard to gather. We missed setting our watch back twice in 14 days and the second time I went back to the "Fun Times" daily newsletter to find mention of it. Yes, its there in very small letters on the bottom of the front page. On the day of disembarkation, we waited in the theater for our "zone" to be called which was a designated waiting area. We were told they couldn't connect the communications info into the theater system. Wow, wonder what would happen in a serious emergency? Finally, they moved a staff person down to the theater with a handheld radio.
The average age of travelers seemed to be about the same as most cruises but body weight seems to be increasing. OK, I'm about 20 lbs overweight! The number of wheelchairs and scooters seemed acceptable and most were polite and not coming across as the world owes them something.
In short, we felt that the working crew did their job well and were ready to help. The senior crew would probably be up front in the waiting line for the lifeboat if the need presented itself. You get the impression they have been instructed not to talk much about things the "public doesn't need to know" like past ship episodes in the news. As a Carnival shareholder I own shares for the benefit it offers to the family of cruise lines under its ownership, otherwise I would not own it.
Food was good to start with but started to get redundant after one week. Entertainment was fair, nothing outstanding.
If you were only looking for sea going transportation with reasonably good food at a good price you could enjoy this line and ship. You must be willing to beat off the constant request to unload more funds from your bank account. Less
Cabin review: 4F
Adequate for us. Some may find them limited but size was reasonable. Very clean
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