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Carnival Miracle
Carnival Miracle
Member Name: jayjaykaykay
Cruise Date: April 2011
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: OS
Cabin Number: 6157
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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This was my 3rd cruise & 2nd on Carnival.This trip was a 21st birthday present for DD and her 1st cruise.She labeled it "AMESOME".

Sailed out of NYC--VIP status---we were the first ones to step onto the ship.

Got the wine package--a very good deal if you like wine and headed up to the Lido for lunch.Weather was a bit rainy at the beginning,not a surprise in April.

SHIP: having been on the Glory last year I must say I preferred the Miracle.

No crowds anywhere,easy to get a seat in the clubs & lounges,no stampede at Dinnertime.A small amount of kids & teens might have played a factor here.

Ship is well maintained for a 7 year old vessel.If you really looked you could find some wear n'tear in some spots,but nothing major.

All in all a beautiful ship,easy to navigate.Nice decor tho' some may find the naked cherubs a bit much.

CABIN:booked an interior w/french doors,upgraded to aft balcony,then to Ocean Suite.I did this over 6 months,so the cost was gradual.

The suite was a plus traveling w/DD,since it had a separate dressing room w/extra closets and the outlet to charge her ever present i pod.The bathroom also had double sinks,which kept her 10 bottles of hair stuff on her side!

This room had a large balcony with a lounger and 2 chairs and I spent a part of almost every day there reading and listing to music as the waves rolled by...definitely the most peaceful part of the trip.

SERVICE:was very good in all areas of the ship.Lido deck,MDR,bartenders,Casino,shops,all staffed by friendly people ready to help with any question.They really made the trip a great experience.

MDR waiter Ricky $ ass't Sudi were the best.Cabin Steward Joel was great.

FOOD:Very good to Excellent,had something different everyday except breakfast--I prefer bacon and eggs,fruit and cereal.No bacon police this trip.

MDR menu always had a nice variety,desserts too,no complaints on the food.

ENTERTAINMENT:from the casual performers,to the show band,to the dancers,to the comedians ( Just Judy was hilarious )to the ass't CD's---entertainment staff were just great.Went to all the shows in the Phantom Lounge--jazz band in Jeeves lounge was terrific--had fun with Trivia,Game Show Mania,Adult Bean Bag Toss (more fun than I thought it would be),got into the finals at the slots tournament.DD did Samba lessons,games,Minute to Win it,etc and made a bunch of new friends.

Live music everyday,something to do almost every hour,means you won't be bored unless you want to be.

Heard Malcolm a lot more than we saw him.

PORTS:Puerto Rico---toured El Moro and Old San Juan on foot--loved it.Will return in the future to see more of the Island.Casino in Sheraton VERY small & a bit dingy.

St.Thomas---have been here before---still as lovely as I remember it.Enjoyed the great views from Paradise Point.

Grand Turk---not a lot to see except for turquoise water,palm trees,blue skies with cotton candy clouds.I could have stayed there for days just looking out on the beach and ocean.DD got a massage on the beach---much cheaper than on the ship ( thanks for the tip CC! )

I would do this trip again in a heartbeat.I believe DD has the bug now---she wants to go with her boyfriend next year!

Publication Date: 05/14/11
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