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Carnival Miracle First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Miracle
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43 Carnival Miracle First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


pegmor avatar

pegmor

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Christmas 2015

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This was our first cruise and my daughter and I had a fantastic time. We upgraded to an ocean suite and had faster to the fun. Both were well worth it. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smooth and well ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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LA-DUO

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent First Cruise Experience and Belated Honeymoon

Like many couples, my wife and I have busy schedules. Ours prevented us from taking a honeymoon immediately after our wedding (last November). We debated and debated our options- Dominican Republic All-Inclusive ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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nspector

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise, and it was to Hawaii.

This was our first cruise and I treated my wife to a cruise to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary. Upon our arrival and departure from Long Beach, we stayed in the Renaissance and took a short taxi ride over ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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zenjirou

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Deal. Few Quirks

Been on a dozen or so Carnival Cruises. The boat and everything about the experience is slightly less then the bigger boats that go in the Caribbean. One Dining hall as opposed to Two, less food bars/options as ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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caitmac1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic first experience!

I picked this cruise mostly because of the departure port - I wanted to cruise with friends from southern California and it just plain made sense to leave from Long Beach. Two of us were first time cruisers and one ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Jolly Bee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Timer

Our family had fun and great time on this cruise ship. The staff were all friendly and doing their job, well. Dining at Bacchus was great. Thanks to Pande, Welly, Nemie, Leonora, Danilo, Vergel and Carlos, among ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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lagraham

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

We recently completed our first ever cruise, and really enjoyed the experience. There was some highs and lows, which I have covered and categorized in as much detail as possible. • Cruise Ship – We were ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Heartkrazy

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise & Yearning for More!

DH & I sailed on the Carnival Miracle out of Long Beach on Saturday 4/25/15. We live about an hour north of Long Beach, arrived at the terminal around 11 am, parked, gave our luggage to the porter, made our way to ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Heartkrazy

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser Ready for More

My husband & I sailed in the Miracle out of Long Beach on 4/25/15. We only live over an hour away & having purchased FTTF, I was more than ready to leave for port that Saturday morning. Parking was a breeze, handing ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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DesignedMyLife

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great First Time Cruise Experience!

I planned this trip for my mother's birthday and Mother's Day celebration. It was a 7 night, 8 day cruise to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Getting on the ship was simple, but getting to our ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Sdfun111

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall Great Cruise

This was my first cruise. Overall I had a great time and already looking to book my next one. Embarkation - Pretty easy and painless. We drove up from San Diego and parked at the port for $19 a day. We thought ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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OrangeCountyCruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise, Last Cruise

Shabby rooms. Poor housekeeping. Needs remodeling. It's the "Motel 6 of the 7 Seas". Went to Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. Due to an ambush of local police with a local gang shooting 15 of them dead the day before we ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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mbethune

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First family cruise; it was A OK.

First the good :) 1-The Balcony was WAY worth it... The room was a great size even for a family of 4. The kids loved their beds.. super comfy... 2-The location on the upper deck was awesome, never heard one ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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itztheshoe

1 Review Written

Great first cruise

After reading the onslaught of negative reviews on the Miracle, I was dreading the 7 day cruise to come. I'm sure if you're reading some of the negative ones right now, you know exactly how I felt. However, don't ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Dani2015

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Family and Friends Vacation

I was VERY worried after booking our cruise. I read many scathing reviews of Carnival Miracle. Prior to departing my mother-in-law (a seasoned cruiser) told me "you will only have as much fun as you want to have." ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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avvocato

1 Review Written

North To Alaska

This was a first cruise for my wife and me. I consider myself "Not a Cruise Person" but my wife wanted to go on a cruise and with that I chose the venue - Alaska! Stayed at the Sheraton Downtown by cashing in SPG ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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tjmayer

1 Review Written

A Miracle

Lets start off by saying this was our first cruise, and there will be more in our future. You see I'm a 5x Cancer survivor and currently in the fight for my life again. To say I had an awesome time would be an ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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DeltaCruzerFan

1 Review Written

Not Much to do Days at Sea - EAT - EAT - EAT

Dream to see Alaska wasn't the thrill I expected. Our room was great as we opted to get a balcony. I would have hated my room if it didn't have that feature. But if you are a a light sleeper don't stay on the 8th ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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zumbafan

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous

We had a party of 8 for this cruise--6 coming from the Philadelphia area and 2 from Portland. We flew out in the early evening on the day before, but got delayed in Chicago for an additional 2.5 hours, so we didn't ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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sheshell333

1 Review Written

The best way to see Alaska

As first time cruisers, we didn't know what to expect, but were quite pleased with the experience. The balcony room was great-loved sitting outside and watching the world go by. The Inside passage and Glacier Bay ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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lanski

1 Review Written

1st Time Cruiser - Don't trust them with your stuff

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Upon debarkation, our luggage was handled very poorly. We had bought a $50 bottle of tequila from Puerto Vallarta and had it bubble wrapped and taped and was put in our luggage. We wanted to ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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janeyannie

1 Review Written

Carnival Miracle New York-Bahamas

For our family's first cruise, I chose the Carnival Miracle from New York to the Bahamas this past February. I was trying to save some money for the 4 of us, and since we live in Belleville, ON, I thought we could ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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CruiseHaters

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Miracle (LA - Hawaii - Vancouver)

My husband and I and our 16 month old son went on this cruise in April 2013 and we don't have anything good to say about this cruise. Primarily because the travel agent we unfortunately came across, misrepresented ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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labsnabys

1 Review Written

Fabulous first-time cruise

Having never cruised before mainly due to my history with seasickness, we booked this trip only a couple of months before sailing almost on a whim. We chose the the cruise based on the port and date more than ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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simeon63

1 Review Written

25th Anniversary on the Miracle

I was going to post a very detailed review as I did take notes, but I do not want to be here typing for an hour so I will condense it. Day 1- Embarking The sooner you arrive to the Port the lower boarding zone ...
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Sail Date February 2013


Carnival Miracle Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining3.53.9
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation3.54
Family4.04.1
Enrichment1.53.4
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.54
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