Surprisingly Good Cruise: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by Greymeowsr
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Surprisingly Good Cruise
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Probably our biggest disappointment were the ports. We have cruised the Caribbean in the past and were used to ports that at least offer services for tourists. All the ports on this Hawaiian cruise were in industrial ports. To be fair there were lots of good, quality (though expensive) excursions and lots of free shuttles to shopping. However, being in an industrial port just doesn't feel like vacation to me. Hawaii has lots to see and each island has its own character. Surprisingly, the Caribbean beaches are by far superior. The snorkeling though was fabulous in Hawaii. After leaving Hawaii, we sailed for Vancouver as the Miracle was repositioning for Alaska cruising. We had some rough water days, but though the Miracle is a smaller cruise ship, she handles it well. All-in-all we had a great time, thought the staff was fabulous, the ship good, and the trip fantastic except for the ports. One last word of caution for younger cruisers. The average cruiser age on this cruise was probably well into age 60. There were few teens or younger children. We think younger adult cruisers might be put off with so many grandparents (like us) on the cruise. Less
Cabin review: 6172
We splurged with the OS and first time for a balcony. We enjoyed it, though we only showered and didn't waste the water with the jetted bathtub. There was lots of closet space, even a dressing, vanity area. Square footage was bigger than a regular cabin and there was a full-sized couch and adjustable coffee table. The balcony was large with room for two loungers, one straight chair and a small table. Looking back, we loved the balcony and will probably not go back to a cabin without one. However, we'll pass on suites in the future. Not enough bang for the buck to suit us.
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