Always a good time!: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by mr0315
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Always a good time!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
It was pretty stormy heading out of port. I've never seen whitecaps like that on the Hudson! The bags went out in the hallways too. I always wear a patch, so luckily, I wasn't bothered by the seas.
There were plenty of activities on board. It's not a cruise unless my husband wins his little ship on a stick! Brett needs some new material, but we really liked asst. cruise director Josh "Big Sexy" and Pip, Binky and Lil Lou. There was always something to do.
The Bacchus dining room was my biggest gripe. Our servers, IWayan and Ali never got up to speed. The couple that sat across from us (and had another team) routinely were finished dessert before we were served our entrees - even when they came to dinner much later than we did. I spoke up about it on the second night, but the service never did improve. The food was ok in Bacchus, but I agree with many reviewers that it has declined. The Lido deck food was usually very good and offered great variety. We dined at Nick and Nora's on our anniversary. Excellent!
It was my daughter's first time at Camp Carnival and she couldn't get enough! She would run to go to camp every chance she got. I needed an extra suitcase to bring home all of her art projects! She couldn't get enough of Funship Freddy and got to dance with him at the Captain's Welcome.
Puerto Rico....We did the Bio Bay Kayaking....excellent...amazing how every stroke of the paddle or your hand lights up the water. The midnight sailaway party was great.
St. Thomas....Captain Volpi gave us extra time here...we did the Helmet Dive at Coral World...another great time. Tortola...we booked the Dolphin Swim...my favorite! We were able to kiss, pet, feed, dance with and be pulled in the water by Venus, our dolphin. We also bought the DVD - well worth the $. We cruise Carnival twice a year, so the entertainment gets redundant. The Legends show was hysterical, though.
Disembarkment was very slow. We were VIP, but it seemed half the ship decided to self assist, so it took almost 2 hours before they got to us. Once we were called it went quickly. Then we found out we had docked in a different spot than we had left from, which made getting to the car a bit difficult. Overall, a great getaway. We might book the Miracle for next year! Less
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