Southern Caribbean on Miracle: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by crustycrab
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Southern Caribbean on Miracle
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Flew into FLL day before and stayed at the Renaissance hotel for $130 (inc.tx).Hotel is clean and convenient to restaurants,stores and close to port but does not have complimentary b'fast or shuttle More or parking. All those things and wifi and water are expensive. The hotel pushes the shuttle co. they favor to go to cruise port for $6 p.p. but you have to wait for the van to fill and it is quite packed. Next time we will take a cab at our convenience for same money and less time. Cab fare from airport to hotel was $16 and from cruise port back to airport was same.
The Miracle is well laid out and easy to navigate. Large number of lounge chairs in both sun and shade and plenty of pool space. A lovely private and free whirlpool tub inside the spa area at the front of the ship open from 8am to 10 pm. Just ask directions at the spa. It is not well advertised.
Room steward was friendly but we had to ask for our bathrobes at the beginning of the cruise. I think sometimes they do not even provide them for use unless you ask.
Anytime dining was great. Dining room is pretty and well laid out. Service was attentive and quick. Food was fair. Cold fruit soups delicious,lobster and shrimp great, desserts great, but the beef dishes were not of the best quality. The lido buffet is one of the most attractive decors we have seen, similar to older Costa ships or some Holland America ships. Afternoon tea on sea days. Sushi bar every evening on level 2 near the dessert/espresso cafe. Room service was prompt and the shrimp salad croissant was my favorite.
Disembarkation was easy for we always wait and relax with coffee on the lido deck until the last call is made to leave the ship. We avoid all lines, walk off the ship & thru immigration and have no luggage scramble. We look forward to the next cruise.I will give port info under the port names. We visited Grand Turk,La Romana Dom. Rep.,Aruba and Curacao. Less
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