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Carnival Miracle Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America
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A nice cruise, Carnival could have done more
"We chose this cruise because we had always wanted to go through the Panama Canal. We only could take two weeks off from work, so this was the cruise we chose. This was a repositioning cruise for the Miracle, but..."Read More
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mamabear52

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

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Kiro

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose a aft balcony to come through the canal, hoping to enjoy the many sea days on the balcony and de-stress, relax and enjoy the break of the daily work grind. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! We had oil droplets spewing from the funnel each and every day and these oil drops were landing on us, destroying our clothes, and not able to sit out without enjoying a daily spray of oil. Our room Stewart was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal cruise after refurbishment

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klitz

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The March 5 repositioning was excellent from Miami to the Miracle's new home (we hope) in San Francisco. Although there was some concern about the novel coronavirus, it was the best ship in the world to sail on. The Miracle was coming off of 15 days in dry dock in Freeport with replacement of many furnishings and plenty of time for any residual virus to die (published studies say maximum of ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

6 Helpful Votes


Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

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Osoyoos Tommy

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. The food experience was exquisite. Indrawan was our favorite waiter. Attentive, professional, and always smiling! The meals were delicious each day. The dining room was spectacular. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Balcony


Tired Old Tub disappointed us

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dayaway

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second cruise on the Miracle. The last one was in 2015. We have been on 13 cruises. 5 cruises with Carnival. Poor maintenance shows all over this rusty old tub. CABIN: We had the beds arranged as two singles and the linens did not match. Some of the pillowcases and sheets were old yellowed and stained. The vanity countertop trim varnish was peeling, chipped, and missing in many ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Balcony

11 Helpful Votes


Excellent cruise

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Kearhartkbds

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Going to Panama canal was the highlight of our cruise...friendliest people onboard crew was excellent, dining room very slow ..plan on spending 2 hours there ...shows old school nothing fancy, bands in red frogs excellent mainly female front/male front musicians excellent...being a musician vocalist I love good harmonies great songs, karaoke was magical fun with great bunch of ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Balcony

22 Helpful Votes


Panama Cruise - Easy to find your own fun on this ship

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GB Chicago

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Cruising the Panama Canal was on my husbands bucket list so this cruise was a birthday gift for him and our 29 year old son. This was my 28th cruise with Carnival and the second time on the Miracle so I'm not new to evaluating what works and what doesn't on these ships. I've sailed pretty much every class as well. The Ship - So the Miracle is not the newest or my favorite. But it was a ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

5 Helpful Votes


Great time on Carnival Miracle

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pam32310

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Cruised with my 20 YO Granddaughter. Had a great time despite having very few younger people on the ship. First time to Panama Canal. Tampa embarkation is a little more difficult to me having to park across the street but ok. Got right on the ship. Cabin was in good position on the ship but Cabin steward was not the best I ever had. Enjoyed the entertainment. Food was adequate but not ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Balcony

10 Helpful Votes


FAIL!!!

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navygrainger

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

The only the enjoyable thing on this cruise were the fellow passengers. Staff: Unless they were working for extra tips at the bar or trying to sell you something, they looked and acted miserable. Some practically falling over tired. Food: Im used to military gally food, and thats what they served. And it was the same food served in all four restraunts with only the $40 steakhouse having ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

4 Helpful Votes


One of my favorite cruises

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Ehpride

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Pre-cruise: We flew in the day before and stayed at the Courtyard Tampa downtown. Our stay was excellent and I would highly recommend. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had 11:30 to 12:00 check in time. We arrived right about 11:30 and were onboard shortly after noon. We didn't have to even sit in the terminal to wait. The Miracle isn't the newest ship with all the latest things. That ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Balcony

10 Helpful Votes


Dec. 2/14 day Journeys

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donmcd

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first 14 day Journeys cruise. Ship was Carnival Miracle. Departure port - Tampa. Panama Canal partial crossing. Ports - Cozumel, Limon, Panama Canal/Gatun, Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao, Montego Bay. Did a cruise package at Country Inn & Suites in Brandon. Very good package with room, hot buffet breakfast, 14 days parking and to/from port shuttle. Embarkation went well. Disembarkation was ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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