Carnival Miracle a Mixed Bag: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by ldbsln
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Carnival Miracle a Mixed Bag
As far as clothes go, we were confused about what to pack. The ship keeps the lid on the pool, so you are warm whenever on the ship. Off the ship, you need a raincoat with a hood. Other than that, we were warm. All of the cold shore excursions give you gear to wear, so don't worry about that.
Finally, we hate to say this about this cruise but this is the first time that we have cruised that a lot of the crew seemed miserable. We met a few crew members who we made friends with, but our wait staff was hurried, neglectful and seemed miserable. We had one gluton free diner with us, and the help from Janna the restaurant person in charge of menus was absolutely awful. Compared to other cruises where we had the attention of a head waiter at all meals, the food was generally very poor and if you have a special diet, beware! We have cruised Royal Caribbean and they do a much better job with special diets. And we never figured out why the staff appeared to be so miserable, but they were generally sullen. We didn't even return for the last night of dinner because they were so bad. We have never had this experience and always make friends and get contact information, etc, so just wanted to point this out. Carnival needs to pay attention to this crew - there is something wrong. Otherwise, the DJ, game hosts and hostesses and were great.
One other thing - we always cruise with a balcony, so we did this time too. We think you can skip it. You would think you would need it for Alaska, but it is really too cold to sit out on the balcony for relaxation and when the cruise is going thru the Fjord, you want to be up on deck with a blanket and in hearing range of the naturalist. Skip the expense.
If you would like an average cruise experience with exceptional scenery and shore excursions, this is the cruise for you. Less
Cabin review: 8263
We always travel with a balcony but could have skipped it this time. It's too cold to sit out. Room is nice in a nice location. VERY easy access to Lido deck food.