Alaska July 2nd-9th: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by juliaoh
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Alaska July 2nd-9th
Things We Didn't Like: Thought the food was average at best, and sometimes inedible, in both the Main Dining Room and the Buffet. We wasted a lot of food since we didn't eat it if it didn't taste good. Even things like cheeseburgers and desserts were More either blah or just bad. The Lido Pizza was the bright spot and my kids said the french fries and the molten chocolate cake were good. Waiters were nice. We aren't foodies, but we were disappointed.
Thought the activities were dumb and the shows were ok. Probably liked the Beatles one the best.
Our biggest complaint was regarding our balcony. We had 3 connected balconies and were surrounded by smokers. The one on the right was annoying, but the couple on the left made our balcony space almost unusable. They both must have started smoking the second they woke up until the second before they fell asleep. Then there was a cigar smoker somewhere overhead whose ashes drifted down onto our chairs. Asked a staff member and they said guests were permitted to smoke on their balconies and there was nothing that could be done. Also alot of smokers by the open pool on Deck 9. I know smoking must be a problem on every cruiseline, but can't they put them all on one side of the ship? The smell would even seep into our cabin. So, all in all, not impressed. Less
Cabin review: 8J5117,5119,5121 Extended Balcony
Rooms were ok, a little shabby, with good built in storage. You can faintly hear/feel the drums in the Phantom Theatre in the evening, The extended balcony was good sized but we had a lot of problems with our neighbors cigarette smoke (and ash from above).Read All Extended Balcony (8J) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Took bus to Mendenhall Glacier then wandered around town. Ate at a Crab Shack near harbour.
Interesting wildlife walk innBear Sanctuary, seeing salmon, eagles, seals and Totem Poles. Would do again
White Pass Scenic Railway