I would not reccomend this cruise: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by swghayes
Overall Member Rating
I would not reccomend this cruise
This trip finally broke me from sailing with Carnival. The breakfast buffet was not very good. The best thing was the omelet bar because it was made fresh, The rest was the same thing every day. They didn't even try to change things up each day like before. The bacon was More always greasy and the pancakes were always cold. Lunch was a little better but again not much change or flavor. The sandwich bar was the best thing, again because it was made fresh. The dinners in the dinning room were definitely better I thought, but the rest of my group didn't like it. The dining staff were excellent though. We enjoyed going to dinner to see them each night. I cant complain about the ship staff, always friendly and kept the ship clean. The shows were loud and not very good. The excursions were extremely costly. Overall we were very disappointed with this vacation. The money we spent for 8 people for this cruise could have gone to a much better vacation somewhere else. Less
Cabin review: 4165
I cannot complain about the cabin. The balcony room was comfortable. The view was very nice from the balcony. Our cabin steward was great and kept the room very clean.
Port and Shore Excursions
We did the Garden/Hatchery and Mendenhall Glacier tour. We went to the hatchery first. Interesting but not much to it. Next was the garden. Nice garden but very small. Most of the "Garden tour" was a trip through the forest to a lookout at the top of the mountain. If you are looking for a garden tour, this is not it.
After the garden we went to the glacier. We didn't even have enough time to walk to the waterfall by the glacier. It was a mile out to the waterfall/glacier. You do not get to walk on the glacier and it is still off at a distance even after the mile walk out to it. You only get 1 hour at this stop. We almost missed the bus and we were almost running on the way back. Don't bother with this one.
The zip line crew were great. But the lines were not very long for the price we paid.
We were supposed to have more time at this port but due to fog we lost 3 hours. We only had 4 hours for this port. We arrived at dinner time, so part of that time was eating. We did not do a tour because of the shortened day and we wanted to see the city. It was very nice but we barely had enough time to shop. We went a couple of blocks up the street and then turned around to go back to the ship.