Disappointing even for Carnival: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by KimikoPi
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Disappointing even for Carnival
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
The Lido buffet was quite good. The thin crust pizzas were cooked to order and were simply wonderful. More And I had the best turkey ever on the last day. But the dining room food was noticeably worse than the food on the Splendor. Our dining room waiter just didn't want to be there. Other reviewers correctly observed that the Miracle's crew was not that friendly. Maybe it's a change in the tipping policy or how they are treated....
The Carnival production shows on the Miracle were extremely similar to the Generations and Ticket to Ride (Beatles) show on the Splendor. Even the Legends show featuring passengers was nearly identical to the Splendor's. There's no point in trying different Carnival ships if the shows are the same. They were entertaining, but news should be developed for every ship. I am very glad that Carnival added family friendly comedy shows for all four of the comedians that came on board. As always, the adult comedy shows we tried were low brow and not enjoyable, as much of the humor was misogynist and racist (not funny jokes about date rape victims and ethnic groups). Because the ship was small, they had very few good activities. On sea days, it seemed to be mostly trivia. They seem to have replaced the party/gathering for repeat cruisers with two VIFP drink coupons usable in the dining room for breakfast or lunch.
Unfortunately, this cruise was my least favorite and does not make me want to cruise with Carnival ever again. Less