45 Carnival Miracle Entertainment Cruise Reviews

The itinerary was great. The ship smaller then most. But never crowded. Our cabin was great our cabin steward was wonderful. She always had fresh ice and wine glasses clean cabin and fresh sheets and bathroom immaculate. we booked an ... Read More
The itinerary was great. The ship smaller then most. But never crowded. Our cabin was great our cabin steward was wonderful. She always had fresh ice and wine glasses clean cabin and fresh sheets and bathroom immaculate. we booked an interior cabin. nothing fancy but met our needs. carnival is very good at utilizing all space to the customers benefit. Lots of room closet and drawer space.Our attendant name was Jennifer. The dining was okay. And i say okay because the buffet was not well organized. The buffet tables lacked organization for instance, the deli station with lunch meats and cheese and salads had no bread or rolls. We had to ask on several occasions where they could find basic items.The crew were fast at removing dishes from tables but not in cleaning the tables after the dirty dishes were removed. The tables were often sticky. I know they had a problem with not enough help but no one was passing water or offering teas and coffee. It was more self service then i am use to. So the food was okay. The brunch was fantastic the head waiter was attentive and the service was great. The main dining room was what i expected. The food was generally good. The late night food was better on the carnival miracle then most ships. They always had burgers fries and was open late . the pizza and ice cream were open 24 hours which was great. we like late night snacks and they were open which was a pleasant surprise to be able to get burgers at midnight. The thing that was exceptional was the comedians. The miracle had a comedy show a few times a day and always new shows the comedians were worthy of Vegas or TV. They were funny as hell. We had a great time couldn't wait for the next show. The crew made sure that we were entertained every night. They put on new shows for us. It was very entertaining YOU WILL NO BE BORED ON THE MIRACLE SHIP.. Service was typical. The excursion we took was land and sea in Roatan. Our guide took us to the animal farm. It was great . We saw the sloth's and also got to hold them . they had monkey's too. this was the highlight of my day . So in summary our vacation was great fun and carnival met their reputation as the fun ships. At least for our taste. The casino was tight so we really didn't play .I really heard a lot of yelling but no real winners . lol Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I was very apprehensive on booking this carnival miracle cruise because of the bad reviews I had read and also I had only cruised with NCL in the past. I had previously been on 2 cruises both on the big ships (breakaway & Epic). I ... Read More
I was very apprehensive on booking this carnival miracle cruise because of the bad reviews I had read and also I had only cruised with NCL in the past. I had previously been on 2 cruises both on the big ships (breakaway & Epic). I found that I like the smaller ships much better. The miracle was less crowded. It has 3 pools so there was never a problem with chairs. The first morning I got up early to go find my spot thinking it would already be crowded around pool area and there were a ton of open seating. We departed from Tampa cruiseport and that experience was top notch. We got there almost 2 hrs before our scheduled time of 12:30. This port was so organized and the small line moved quickly. We did have to sit in terminal about an hour, but we got to board an hour earlier than scheduled. Win win! This ship does not have a lot of areas geared toward children. There is only one water slide and no child pool or splash pad area. We chose the anytime dining which worked out wonderful. We had the option to sit by ourselves or join a larger table to meet other guest. The waitstaff was awesome. I am amazed that by the 2nd night they remembered our names. I also loved that in the middle of dinner they would stop serving and perform a song/ dance for us! Very entertaining. I was apprehensive about the food because I had heard that NCL has much better food than Carnival, but the food was excellent. We even had prime rib and lobster included in the main dining room. I loved that they had different rare find appetizer each day. It is a great way to try foods you normally would not order out in a restaurant. I tried escargot, rabbit, frog legs and ox tongue. We loved the comedy shows and open karaoke nights. The 88 keys show was very good also. Our excursions were swim with stingrays which was awesome. I held and kissed a stingray. We also went to channabak national park in Cozumel and did snorkeling...absolutely beautiful, quiet and plenty of shaded chairs. We recieved massages on the beach. I would highly recommend this excursion. Service from our cabin person Geda was excellent, from the ice he brought daily to the cleaning of our room and the cute animal towels! Disembarkment was just as quick as embarkment. We put our suitcase out the night before. The ship started carryoff luggage disembarkment at 8 am. We were called by 9 am and through customs and ubered to Tampa airport by 10:30 am. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Some friends were going so we went on this cruise. Our trip to the West Caribbean was cut short when hurricane Dorian first formed. They informed us we were not going to Cozumel and heading back to Tampa. The only thing they did to help us ... Read More
Some friends were going so we went on this cruise. Our trip to the West Caribbean was cut short when hurricane Dorian first formed. They informed us we were not going to Cozumel and heading back to Tampa. The only thing they did to help us make arrangements for when we got back early was make us pay for internet. So far the only thing they have refunded me is about $50 for gratuity charges. They wouldn't tell us how much or when we would be getting any more money refunded. The entertainment was very marginal in a tiny room where are there was basically standing-room-only most of the time, the waterslide didn't work and they nickel and dimes you for every little thing. The cabin was okay and I enjoy the little towel animals. The food was good and the employees were helpful and pleasant. The officers were arrogant and unhelpful after they told us they were cutting the trip short. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We were offered this cruise last minute because the Vista our of Galveston was canceled. We were offered cruise credit because of the cancellation, so we got a pretty good deal on our first cruise. The boarding process was really simple ... Read More
We were offered this cruise last minute because the Vista our of Galveston was canceled. We were offered cruise credit because of the cancellation, so we got a pretty good deal on our first cruise. The boarding process was really simple and we received our checked luggage in a timely manner. If I had it to do over again, I would not hang out on the Lido deck upon arriving like they suggested we do because the place was so packed that we had to stand along the wall to eat. Overall, we enjoyed our time at each port, but we’ve decided that any future cruises will not include Belize because of the lack of activities they have to offer and the very poor culture that is right at the port...very sad to see and even a little scary in some places. On board there was plenty to do to keep us entertained however we learned from experienced cruisers that the Miracle is the worst that Carnival has to offer. We didn’t have our children with us, but we did go and check out the kids department. I wasn’t overly impressed, but once again I honestly feel like the Miracle just wasn’t up to par like the other Carnival ships claim to be. There’s no outside movie theater or very many activities up top on this ship like the others either. One small mini golf and one water slide. I believe they had 2 pools for everyone and one extra pool for the 21 and over area. The comedy entertainment was just ok and the music shows every night felt like I was at a cheesy Branson, Missouri show. The main attraction of cruising in our opinion as we observed others was drinking and gambling so I guess if that’s your idea of fun definitely go on a cruise. Our best moments were spent just relaxing on an upper deck watching the ocean and sunset and our favorite port was Cozumel. We also loved the fact that we could at any time go and eat on the Lido deck and order whatever we wanted from the dining hall. We found that the food offered on the Lido deck was actually better than the fancier dining hall so the last couple of days we didn’t even step foot in the dining hall except for breakfast because their breakfast was better there. We found that most everything on board in the shops was way overpriced. They seem to really push people to buy their jewelry (which I questioned to myself if it was even authentic or not). They push coupon books by claiming that you’ll receive all these really nice free gifts at each port, but in all reality the freebies are super cheap items made in China. Really what they are doing is getting you in their stores at port to try and sell you outrageously expensive jewelry that feels cheap to the touch. Don’t get suckered in! Don’t waste any of your cruise time sitting in on seminars only to receive a cheap free gift. Save your money to buy authentic souvenirs from each port or to put towards excursions. Speaking of excursions...we noticed that most excursions you could find cheaper at port rather than buying through Carnival. But when buying through independent touring companies you’re risking being left behind if their van breaks down along the way or getting injured and carnival not being responsible. Carnival doesn’t honor their word either by giving you back 110% of your excursion fee if you find the same thing cheaper somewhere else. We encountered this at Chankanaab Park in Cozumel. That’s one excursion that we’d do differently when we return with the children. $38 per adult and I believe $33 per child for the snorkeling and buffet. We were quoted $40 for traveling expenses too. Mind you this doesn’t cover the unlimited alcohol, but when you aren’t a drinker why pay for it? I really had no complaints until it came to the photo studio. Now because this was our first cruise I wasn’t familiar with the fact that the studio is totally separate from the many photo props they have available on the ship. The photo prop stands charge $21.99 per 8x10 which is a little high but doable for a nice photo. However, we were lured into the photo studio and not told the prices beforehand. The photographer did about a 10-15 min session of taking pics then told us to come back the next day to look them over. Here’s the part that really is quite disturbing to me...the photographer printed out all of the pictures on quality water proof type paper and put them into a good sized album for us. She explained to us about how this was “our love story”. The pictures were beautiful and I was so pleased with the quality. THEN, she proceeded to put a music video up on the big screen of “our love story photos”. It was so beautiful that we both cried as we watched it. Mind you, this lady had no clue of our background and what it really took for us to be together and then 10yrs later make our actual honeymoon trip. She didn’t know why we were so over the moon happy to see that video, but she left the room to allow us to finish watching it, then came back later to talk prices. I’m sure the look on my face said it all when I read prices from $1k to $3k! I believe for the photo album and music video was going to be the highest at right over 3k. I asked her if I could purchase one 8x10 of my favorite photo but she denied my request by saying they offer packages only. We walked out very sad knowing that the photo album would be destroyed. I explained to my husband that it wasn’t fair that they play on people’s emotions like that then drop a huge bombshell on them. I found it very cruel and even a bit weird that she would take the time to put the book and video together before we even committed to liking our photos. It’s a waste of their time and money. Even more disturbing was that maybe an hour later, the photographer called our room and expressed how she was sorry about the way our meeting went. It quote, “made her uncomfortable”. Well it would make me very uncomfortable too if I had to do her job day in and day out trying to rip people off and seeing couples like ourselves walk out empty handed knowing that all the photos are going to be destroyed the next day and that they wouldn’t even allow us to buy one photo or to come down on the price for the album. She tried to give us a better deal over the phone which wasn’t much better than the first so I asked my husband to go back and talk to her without me. I didn’t feel like getting upset again seeing the pictures. He said she tried the same play on emotions type tactic by turning the video on again. He asked her to turn it off, made her our final offer for the book which was of course denied and then he politely told her to be blessed and left. We decided that we could get the same type of photos taken at JCPenney for less than a fourth of their price. They’d rather totally destroy someone’s treasured memories than to price bargain with anyone. I told my husband that it was a shame to end such a beautiful vacation on a note like that. I was happy the entire time except for that encounter. It showed me Carnival’s true colors. They are all about the money and nothing else. And maybe this is how most cruise lines are, but I guess I won’t know unless I try out a different one. My advice to first time cruisers is DO NOT get suckered into wasting your money on the ship. If you want a nice memorable photo, go to the photo props but do not step foot inside the separate photo studio. Spend your money ashore on a nice massage and authentic souvenirs while avoiding the many jewelry stores, don’t make eye contact with the jewelry store workers that are standing outside trying to lure you in. Just keep on walking and act like you are French or something by not responding to them. LOL! Price check all excursions before booking them through Carnival and choose wisely which ones would be safe to do through an outside tour guide or going directly to the site to view prices. Call ahead if need be. If you choose Carnival, my advice would be don’t choose the Miracle as we heard other experiences cruisers saying that the Miracle was a joke compared to others. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Vilburn the casino host was so nice... attentive to all game play Great personality and Kim the casino bar server was the most attentive ever... knew when and what time to switch my drinks up and always brought me water... the whole ... Read More
Vilburn the casino host was so nice... attentive to all game play Great personality and Kim the casino bar server was the most attentive ever... knew when and what time to switch my drinks up and always brought me water... the whole casino bar staff was great... I smoke and it was a little smoky for those who don't smoke... MDR food was very good... Nick and Nora's steakhouse was 5 star... ate 2 meals there... Lido buffet was ok... Pizza was my go to late night 3am most nights... delish... tried all of them... shows,comedians bingo were All very good I would definitely recommend this cruise to anybody...the ship definitely needs updated restaurants and cabins... alot of rust.. but I didn't care I was happy as a clam just to be on vacation... Belize is not an easy tender port for anyone who cant walk up or down 30 steps...my.mom had to stay back... Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
The embarkation process was very easy once you get past all the traffic and chaos at the port leaving Tampa. One thing that we did not like is when we were getting dropped off the people that collect the bags were throwing them on a cart ... Read More
The embarkation process was very easy once you get past all the traffic and chaos at the port leaving Tampa. One thing that we did not like is when we were getting dropped off the people that collect the bags were throwing them on a cart which were falling all over the road and hit our car. When we went to give our bag to the person collecting them(which we were already iffy about after what we just witnessed) he said our bag was too big and we had to take it on the ship, so we were stuck carrying a 50lb bag for a few hours until rooms became available. The elevators were mostly all closed the first day so it took forever to get anywhere you needed to. Food was subpar, on elegant nights the food was somewhat better quality than casual nights. The portions are very tiny and most the food around the ship is greasy and fatty and overall just bad quality. Workers constantly will come around and bother you every 2 minutes asking if you want a drink and even when you say no they continue to bother you and when they finally stop they walk off with an attitude if you don’t get anything. Room service free food had little options and the quality was also bad. Lastly for the negative thoughts would be that the ports you have to tender at are very disorganized. People will cut in front of you to try and get on first and when they decided to do a sticker system for another port pretty much the same thing happens and everyone cuts you and your stuck waiting again. Staff should try and organize things more with something like two lines to stand on instead of everyone trampling one another in front of where they give them out. If your boat goes to Belize I would defiantly book an excursion because there is not much to do and taxis are so expensive . We went to the man made beach which was reasonably priced but the cabs will cost you an arm and a leg. There was never a dull moment on the ship in regards to entertainment so you will never be bored. Our cruise director, Leigh, was fantastic. Very entertaining and engages the guests in all the activities. The comedy shows were hilarious and our favorites were the Anthony Scott and Al Katz they had us laughing the whole show. We always got to our ports on schedule or a little before which was a plus because we were able to spend a lot of time on the islands. We booked a shore excursion through Carnival in Cozumel called “VIP Dolphin Swim Experience” and it was well worth the money and the service was fantastic. The trainer rodrigo was amazing with the dolphins and did awesome with our group! Lazer made sure everyone on our excursion was taken care of and he was very attentive so I would highly recommend both of these guys to deal with on your excursion! Overall we had a great time on our cruise entertainment wise but we are not sure if we would cruise with carnival again in regards to the negatives above. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
This was a group cruise for an international group onboard on Jan. 20, 2019 sailing out of Tampa. Embarkation was very fast and easy. Really enjoyed cruise with couple exceptions. Dining room late seating, service was very slow, and after ... Read More
This was a group cruise for an international group onboard on Jan. 20, 2019 sailing out of Tampa. Embarkation was very fast and easy. Really enjoyed cruise with couple exceptions. Dining room late seating, service was very slow, and after 35 cruises, when ordered more than 1 entree or appetizer, Have never had them deliver all the appetizers or entrees at same time. Made for a very crowded table, especially since at a 6 top. We had also requested to be with our group, but were put halfway across the dining room. Both travel agent and our Carnival rep had multiple booking numbers to tie reservations together, but didn't happen. Only other complaint was when you get a comedian the caliber of Just Judy, you need to move her to the main theater and not Punch Liners Club. She has been on Carnival for a long time, and you guys know she can fill the larger theater. Also, never saw more than a couple times our CD Savanna, and we had a Cruise Critic Meet and Greet on LAST day of cruise????? NEVER in 35 cruises, had that happen. Usually on first sea day so we could meet our fellow cruisers and hang out with them. She said she just learned about our meeting that morning, although we met the required 25 members 3 months ago. A good cruise, but not a GREAT one, but there is not a bad cruise, just some better than others. After this one, even though am platinum, may consider a different line for a change. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Live in Oldsmar (tampa area) so like to cruise out of Tampa when can. Embarking was alright but bit of a cluster compared to Royal. It was weird to not get seacard at checking. It was at room when got to cabin. Cabin was pretty typical and ... Read More
Live in Oldsmar (tampa area) so like to cruise out of Tampa when can. Embarking was alright but bit of a cluster compared to Royal. It was weird to not get seacard at checking. It was at room when got to cabin. Cabin was pretty typical and nothing special. Ship overall showed signs of wear. On Royal it seems crew is always painting or working on something in common areas. Didnt see much of that on Miracle. One of the pools have a retractable roof and the blue paint where is slides is worn and rusty. Breakfast was nothing to write home about. Scrambled eggs were more like corn grits most days. Getting an omelet or fried egg could be a 20 min process at times. I have never had coffee so do the soda package but finding a place to get one before 8 was hard.i am up by 6 or 6:30 so a self service station would be great. The pool area has 4 bar positions but only really used one of them. Pool doesnt seem to open till about 9 and one was not operating for 1st 2 days. They say 24 hour pizza but not always case. One morning I wanted pizza to put an egg on and had to wait 20 min while make them. Entertainment was average. Didn't do the main theater because it seemed it was just singing not appealing so did comedy most night and pretty funny stuff both pg and adult. Cruise director Frankie was great and found out is from Tampa. Dinner in dining room was very nice. Service was fine and food was acceptable for sure. They would always make sure didnt need anything. Seems to be a lull in activity between like 3 and 7. Did not care at all for casino. Not a big gambler but it is 100% all smoking and people sure do it. Getting to either showroom on 2nd or 3rd floor or comedy on 1 often had you walking right through smoke. Games say penny but 30 cents is min bet and you can get credit voucher for balance they put it on your room card then when go back min you can take off card is $10. Kind of a pain and they dont really have much of variety of machines. Ports were nice been to all before except Roatan and thought it would be worse but it turned out to be best. One of few ports I have been to that you dock at and can do a beach without a shore excursion. Belize is a 5 mile tender ride. Loading and unloading of tenders can be 20 min. Sports bar was nice but pretty much shows what is on ABC or ESPN but like 5 bug screens. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Just returned from our 8 day Thanksgiving cruise with a Western Caribbean itinerary out of Tampa. The ship is dated and shows some wear, but not enough to discourage anyone from travelling on the Miracle. First, they have the fastest ... Read More
Just returned from our 8 day Thanksgiving cruise with a Western Caribbean itinerary out of Tampa. The ship is dated and shows some wear, but not enough to discourage anyone from travelling on the Miracle. First, they have the fastest elevators we've ever experienced on a cruise ship. The usual state rooms as other ships we've sailed on. The 2 level dining room for assigned and YTD, were large at the aft and we never had to wait more than a couple minutes for our group of 6. The steakhouse was wonderful, with an atrium of red glass built into the whale tail. A very comfortable theater with few obstructions and Mad Hatter theme comedy club had plenty of seating. Our cruise was more than sold out as being a school holiday there were over 400 kids aboard. The Miracle never felt crowded like we have experienced on the larger ships. The embarkation and disembarkation processes were both very organized. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Me and my family and some friends sailed out on november 11,2018 . We got the faster to fun pass as usual, the wait to get on was very quick and very organiized . The only bad thing was they lied about our luggage being at our room ... Read More
Me and my family and some friends sailed out on november 11,2018 . We got the faster to fun pass as usual, the wait to get on was very quick and very organiized . The only bad thing was they lied about our luggage being at our room when we got there we had to go find it. Other than that the room was very clean and so was the ship. The ship is layed out very different from any other shiip. Alot of people say it looks old fashion and needs up dating.but i think it looks awsome cause its not like the other ships. Most of the events are on the lower decks. The staff was more friendly than any other ship i went and there alot more organized. We all had a good time except in belieze to many beggers. They just didnt know when to stop. Cozumel was pretty and we enjoyed paridise beach just 3 dollars a person to get in after a short cheap taxi ride, costa maya is very very nice and in the next few years that will be one of the best places to travel to its up and coming and the people are super friendly .we took a tour of the place and it was only 39 dollars a person very nice and refreshing. Over miracle is a great ship older put great . Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
I have cruised with carnival many times and was pleased with this ship. It is older but refurfbished a couple of years back. Nick and Norah’s Steakhouse was on point. Although I missed having Guy’s Burgers, the grill offered decent ... Read More
I have cruised with carnival many times and was pleased with this ship. It is older but refurfbished a couple of years back. Nick and Norah’s Steakhouse was on point. Although I missed having Guy’s Burgers, the grill offered decent greasy burgers. The shows at night were okay... felt like due to size they were not as extravagant as bigger ships. If I have one complaint, it would be the WiFi. However, that has been my one complaint on any ship. I noticed it more towards the end of cruise. The last two days I could not recieve any messages from home which caused slight anxiety. Cruise director and staff were great: casino was very giving and great cruisers. The two story club was nice but they call it a early night compared to other clubs. Disembarkation in Tampa was a nightmare but that was of no fault to carnival. Still worth sailing!!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
we picked this date to cruise because it worked well for our jobs. We were able to get the brother and his wife to join us. We all 4 had an amazing time.. We had Imade as our house keeping manager and we loved him. We chose to do ... Read More
we picked this date to cruise because it worked well for our jobs. We were able to get the brother and his wife to join us. We all 4 had an amazing time.. We had Imade as our house keeping manager and we loved him. We chose to do breakfast on our balcony every morning to start our days off slow and sweet. We did pool side play only on sea days. The piano bar and the comedy club were our hot spots nightly. Did not deal with smokers. That is important to us as non smokers. We did the chefs table one night and loved the experience. That is a must do event. We did the steak house two of our nights. Chose to always do dinning hall for our dinner. It is fun to dress up for dinner every night. The staff is amazing in the dinning hall. We chose to do jeep tour in Cozumel, parasailing in Roatan, cave tubing in Belize and jeep tour the Grand Cayman. We had a great experience on this ship. We even did a sleep out camp out on our balcony one night. It is just a great time to be together on a cruise. We saved big money and bought jewelry and watches. The ship offers great deals and sales. Come prepared to shop a little on board and off. We have already booked a new cruise and are planning on our daughters booking a room to join us. This is our new retirement playground. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I am dissatisfied with Carnival Miracle, they are so hungry for your money. I prepaid for everything on the cruise and 2 days after getting off the cruise 9/02/2018, after paying for extra things on the boat and customer service said you ... Read More
I am dissatisfied with Carnival Miracle, they are so hungry for your money. I prepaid for everything on the cruise and 2 days after getting off the cruise 9/02/2018, after paying for extra things on the boat and customer service said you owe "0" I get a charge my bank statement for $267.00, really. Two days after I'm off the cruise and was told everything was paid, I thought you cant leave the ship without paying your tab. On top of this the Internet package you pay for stinks, the excursion we booked was misleading and we had to cancel it, I will not be cruising again with Carnival. The crew were great very accommodating and friendly, I had no problem with them. My last cruise I did not have these issues. I do not want to go on a cruise where I feel like they only care about how much money they can suck out of your wallet. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
I'm genuinely not a person who complains about anything. I'm such a simple person to please, and pretty laid back. With that said, this ship needs some major updating. Yes, there's a musky smell as soon as you enter the ... Read More
I'm genuinely not a person who complains about anything. I'm such a simple person to please, and pretty laid back. With that said, this ship needs some major updating. Yes, there's a musky smell as soon as you enter the ship. You become desensitized to it during your stay on the ship, but it's noticeable each time you return from your port stops. In the main dining room, some lights (grapes) are broken, and they need to be replaced. I'm soooooo not a prude or someone who gets easily offended, however, the half naked "angels" in the dining room or in various places on the ship made my children feel very uncomfortable. They are way more conservative than I am (I'm not), apparently, and they said they hated seeing them while they were eating but couldn't look away; they're 6 and 7 years old. Personally, I didn't care about that. Additionally, I'm confused to the whole ship name of "Miracle". It's called Miracle yet the theme within the ship is very Halloween or dark. From a marketing standpoint, I would rename the ship to Halloween, or something to do with those characters. Throughout the ship you have pictures or areas named after The Phantom, Mad Hatter, Frankenstein, and so on. How does that have anything to do with Miracles? If they ever update the ship, they should stick with the Halloween theme, update accordingly, and rename the ship to appeal to a niche because 'Miracle' makes no sense. Also, add a costume theme party because that's always super fun. Before guests board the ship, remind them to bring a costume! This ship has a great port itinerary, so it's a shame that it's not as great as it could be. It has some great potential if Carnival chooses to update it. They also have a lot of room on the Sun deck to make it more fun for family activities. Painting that awfully colored green slide would certainly be a start. Camp Ocean was great! Our kids wanted to go there every single day, even after a long day at the ports. They're obviously doing something really fun in there, and staffed with great counselors. We appreciated the cameras located inside Camp Ocean too. The entire staff onboard Miracle were spectacular, and so very hardworking. They worked tirelessly, so please tip. We prepaid gratuities, and still tipped in addition to prepaying. I made it a routine to look at their tags and their countries of origin, and ask them about it. They were always pleasant to speak to, and answer any questions. The cabins were fine, and nice to come back to after a long day. Great beds, and they put me to sleep instantly. Our balcony was spacious, and our cabin was good enough; no complaints about our room. Loved the Western Caribbean port stops, and we plan to choose a ship with the same exact ports because we loved them. Although, we won't be returning to the Miracle unless it get's updated. Rating this ship as a 3* is being generous, if I'm being honest. Dear Carnival: update Miracle because it has great marketing potential. You're Welcome. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Carnival Miracle Cruise July 1, 2018 This was a fun cruise with sun-drenched days and drop-dead gorgeous seas! Embarkation: We arrived for our 11:30 ship boarding time at about 11:15 or so. By 12 noon we were onboard and up in the ... Read More
Carnival Miracle Cruise July 1, 2018 This was a fun cruise with sun-drenched days and drop-dead gorgeous seas! Embarkation: We arrived for our 11:30 ship boarding time at about 11:15 or so. By 12 noon we were onboard and up in the buffet lunching! Carnival and its team have embarkation down! You can literally be on deck by noon boozing it up if you want. Miracle: I’ve been fascinated by the design of Miracle and its chief design Sherpa, Joe Farcus. Miracle was the last in a pack of Carnival ‘Panamax’ Spirit class ships they produced in the early 2000’s. (Panamax ships being the largest ships able to transit the Panama Canal at the time of construction. These ships weigh in at just under 90,000 tonnes – or about the size of an American aircraft carrier.) Seems like Farcus stretched his theming inspirations for the Miracle. He settled not on anything particularly Miracle-inspired, but rather chose legends of fiction and mythology. Had he settled only on legends of mythology, perhaps the ship would have a more cohesive presentation. It seems in many public spaces that Farcus perhaps already chose a different theme and had to jerry-rig his inspirations. For example, the pathway featuring the ship’s shops is called the “Yellow Brick Road”. Are there any yellow bricks in the pathway through the shops? Nope! Only purple sparkly tiles. Not a single design reference to the road Dorothy and her cadre bravely travelled. The Metropolis Lobby is an interesting post-modern design with zany teal columns and a Godzilla-sized mural of lounging toga-clad women – but has absolutely no connection to Superman and his Metropolis. Same with the nearby Gotham Lounge. There are no Batman references, but rather interesting floor to ceiling copied paintings of 1800’s women and their sea-faring captain boyfriends. (No one on the ship was able to tell us anything about the work and there was no information online about it, but the series was fascinating but not related to the “caped crusader”.) Add these mismatches to the 2015 dry dock renovations by another design firm, and you get this unique hodge-podge of public spaces. The most successful of all the rooms may be the ship’s postmodern stair-wells which feature colorful modernist murals and glistening abstract Bohemian blown glass. The two most outlandish spaces Farcus created for the Miracle are its Bacchus Dining Room aft and the cavernous Phantom show lounge forward. Both spaces are a heartbeat away from resembling rooms from Casa de Liberace in Las Vegas and therefore guilty-pleasure inducing fun! Who can complain about a main dining room named after the god of wine featuring oodles of purple grape light fixtures – draping garlands, oversized chandeliers – amid plastic painted silver fluted columns festooned with embossed grape leaves? (Lest we not forget the haunting statues of nymph children floating in the entrance stairwell which resemble submerged creepy cadavers from shipwrecks past!) The Phantom Show Lounge is a treatise on Farcus’ penchant for using a motif and replicating it adnauseam. Over-sized fiberglass reliefs of Phantom of the Opera face masks hold back velvety draperies, a football team worth of muscled bare chested Nautilus statues support stained glass light fixtures and rows upon rows of naked female Clio goddess reliefs flaunting fiberglass breasts assault the senses. No wonder the ship’s nick-name is the “Boob Boat”. There are more sets of artistic naked breasts per passenger on Miracle than any ship afloat! Yet, seeing is believing. (At the point in his career when he designed Miracle, rather than making his ships resemble long-lost movie palaces of old, one wonders if Farcus was more interested in seeing just what the hell he could get away with.) Famed architect Phillip Johnson once said that successful architecture gives one a good feeling in the tummy. One may need a few antacid tablets to endure the Miracle. Ship Shape: Yes, there are nicks and scrapes about the ship. It is not new. But one must look past these imperfections and enjoy Farcus’ jaw-dropping design choices. That said, we had problems with our cabin air conditioner not cooling properly, television remotes not working, refrigerator not chilling. These are things that should have been addressed long-before we opened our door, but were not. Who likes to deal with such things on vacation? Better-trained cabin stewards should be taught to ensure all things in a cabin are working properly. Sail Away Gifts: Ugh! Champagne served warm?! No ice bucket in sight! No champagne flutes! Just a warm bottle of champagne sitting lifeless on the counter. If one orders champagne and chocolate strawberries for sail away, one would expect the champagne chilled in a bucket of ice with accompanying glasses! And the chocolate strawberries were delivered AFTER sail away – long after the champagne had been consumed, hours out of harbor – barely before bedtime! Just order a bottle from a bar when you go on board and you can get it with the ice and glasses. Less hassle than calling around trying to get it for your cabin. We also happened to order the Cruise the Vineyard package. We chose the basic package for five wines and I believe the charge was around $130. We did this before we arrived on the ship via Carnival’s phone number. Cruise the Vineyard is not offered online. Ordering in advance of boarding does not give a discount on the package and it caused confusion on-board. The bartenders and wait staff on the ship were expecting us to have tickets for the wine – submit a ticket to the staff and select from the menu of wines provided. But we did not know about the tickets in advance, and did not receive the tickets and so we had a devil trying to explain to staff – even with providing a photo of the receipt of the wine purchase – that we were entitled to order. Next time, we’ll just order on-board and things will be much smoother. We were allowed to carry our bottles around the ship and had some delightful sail-away happy hours at interesting vantage points on the ship at sunset. Food: We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food on Carnival! The daily buffet had lots of choices. Was there a bit of recycling going on with main dining room leftovers becoming creative stir fry dishes the next day – or maybe it was a coincidence? We had over 2600 guest on board and lines did form. The Pizza Pirate and sandwich stations had the slowest lines. The pizza is okay – a bit bland – unfortunately, they never had pizzas ready to go. Since there are only about four types of pizza available, one would think they could have pizza ready – instead the line was slow and almost always backed up. Main dining room: What impressed us was the variety of offerings for carnivores and the delicious flavors. Each night there were so many tempting options, we found ourselves double-ordering appetizers and entrees and eating every bite! The fish was very tasty. Pasta was spot-on with genuine Italian flavors. Some beef cuts were not the best. I can see how folks may decide to pay the extra fee for a truly good cut of meat. A disappointment was the vegetarian entrees. There was scant little. Every night the same “Indian Vegetarian” with rice and beans. Why not serve meatless pasta as well? There were vegetarian appetizers, but it was very hard to piece together a good meal for a vegetarian some nights. That said, we were not expecting to enjoy Carnival food as much as we did in the main dining room. It really became a cruise highlight for us. Chef’s Table: We loved meeting the chefs and cooks and going behind the scenes into the galley to see how they create so many tasty meals onboard. The ship’s galley was spotless, well-air-conditioned and massive. (I was expecting to feel the heat of the ovens, but not so.) I wanted to see the waiters go up the escalators to the dining room above, but that wasn’t a part of the tour. The galley cooking demonstration and amuse bouches were fantastic. After we left the galley we were seated in Frankenstein’s Lab nightclub at an over-sized table above the colored-light dance floor. A two-storied statue of Frankenstein loomed over us, appropriately attired in an apron and chef’s hat. We were served course after course of Carnival’s most demanding and innovative menu. Before the meal, your room will be called and you will be asked if you have vegetarians or certain dietary restrictions in your party. They created a different menu for the vegetarians that was very pleasing. With the food at such a high level, the table service was not what it could have been. Wines were not paired with courses, rather one was asked – before one even saw the menu – whether one wanted red or white as you were seated. (Wines, including the pre-dinner champagne were serviceable, but nothing note-worthy.) Water glasses went unfilled. No attempt was made to serve each guest at the exact same time, which can be so dramatic. The time between courses lingered. In fact, the final preparation for certain courses after they left the galley and were placed on a staging table in the nightclub caused many of the dishes to die before they reached our table. The meal went on so long, we had four of our table-mates actually leave before the dinner was complete. A bit more training with wait staff would add to the enjoyment of the evening. With that said, it was an extremely interesting and delicious experience! Come hungry. Kudos to the whole staff who worked so hard to make our night enjoyable! Chef’s Table caution – if you have members in your party who are fussy eaters or don’t particularly enjoy unique combinations of foods, this is not an experience for them. A woman at our table looked positively tortured when spectacular presentations were placed before her. Later, when we headed back to our cabin post-meal, we encountered the same woman sheepishly carrying a big wedge of pizza back to her cabin. You like what you like. If exotic isn’t your thing, don’t go through the trials and expense of this dinner. Cabin 4197: A legendary French Door Interior Cabin! Yes, we had problems with the AC not cooling properly. (The repair staff came out the next day and did something to make it work better.) The refrigerator was barely cooling. We swapped out multiple remote controls before one worked. There were dings on some of the veneers to the cabinets. Remarkably, the bathroom looked like it was built yesterday – not a ding or wear in site! I enjoyed the pleasant water color prints in the rooms even if the colors felt a little Golden Girlish. For a value option – a few hundred dollars less than the cheapest balcony – we really enjoyed the cabin and agreed the light and ocean views were better out of this cabin than just a standard outside porthole room. Plus, one could open the French Doors to get a feel for temperature and the sound of the waves if one wanted. (There is a caution sticker on the doors, but the seas were calm and we enjoyed peeking out.) You can see the horizon from this cabin – however, there is quite a bit of rigging for the lifeboats. So if you are looking for the French door cabins which have the wide view between lifeboats, you will be disappointed. You will have a view but it is much more limited – but better than other cabins in the same category which only have a view of the lifeboats and the water below. Ports and Excursions: This was a laidback booze and beaches sort of cruise for us. We didn’t choose any of the excursions offered by Carnival or our travel agent and decided to create our own. Cozumel: We still believe the Chankanaab National Park has some of the most spectacular vistas of any island in the Caribbean or Gulf. Members of our party wanted to do snorkeling from the shore, so making another visit to Chankanaab was essential. Here is what you do to save money and beat the crowds: Get off the ship and head through the shops to the awaiting taxis. All the drivers speak English if you need it. All the prices are preset in US dollars. It was $12 per cab to Chankanaab from our particular ship terminal. Once at Chankanaab you pay an entrance fee of $21 US. (They take cash or credit card) This will give you use of the park for the day. If you want to get snorkel gear, there are several cabanas on the shoreline (each is an independent vendor) who will rent gear for $15 a day. By taking a taxi we wound up being just about the first people to arrive at the park and had snorkeling virtually all to ourselves for some time. Later we hung out at the open-aired palapa bar and soaked in the sun and drop-dead gorgeous sea views with our favorite cocktails. Taxis are always waiting to take you back to the terminal. Puerto Maya: We just shopped in the terminal area – which resembled a Disneyfied Epcot-like take of a Mexican village. Maybe we should call it McMayan architecture. Then we headed to the pool (no charge) with a swim up bar. (Such a life!) It was like Spring Break for middle-aged people! Big-bellied guests gyrated – Coronas and frosty pina coladas in hand – to water aerobics classes backed by Katy Perry beats. If you just want to chill and enjoy being on vacation – this port is a fun spot. You’ll feel like you’re in college again – just with a few extra pounds! Roatan: We had rain this day, but managed to enjoy visiting the McCaribbean plaza and oogling at the Tanzanite jewelry and bargain shopping for t-shirts before the showers came. Since we had overcast skies, it was cooler and we enjoyed strolling through the thicket of jungle to the beach areas. There is snorkeling here at the end of the beach by the pier. Rain showers with lightning forced a call for folks to clear the water. We hung out at a bar for a while but then made our way back to the ship for food and a lazy siesta. Grand Cayman: We visited this port before and knew we wanted to snorkel again. There is a fantastic spot to see a colorful array of fish and you don’t have to pay a fortune. One takes a tender to shore. From there walk to the right along the shore several blocks. You will come across a snorkel shop and a larger dive shop called Eden Rock. Either place rents gear for $15. The seas had more chop and current here, so it isn’t for the novice. But the views are lovely! From the shore, we swam out to the dive spots and enjoyed watching the divers below us navigate the crevices and caves of the reef, their bubbles rising to tickle our bodies. There is one of those inflated trampoline things anchored out in the water you can use to take a break. The day we were there, a school of about a dozen Tarpon fish each over six feet long surprised us. They were clumped together under the inflatable trampoline. Their size, and resemblance to sharks startled us. Tarpon are harmless toothless creatures, but out of the murk of the seas they creeped us out. We decided to calm our nerves with chips and salsa and a local beer at a seaside restaurant. Afterwards, we poked our heads into the shops along the shore. Our favorite shop was a place called Artifacts. They have coins and china and silver from shipwrecks for sale! It was like going into a little museum. They also sold lovely matted water color paintings from local artists. The shipwreck coins could be purchased for some very reasonable prices – some as low as $20. Definitely a great spot to shop if you are looking for something unique and not the standard t-shirt and maracas fare. They take US dollars and credit cards. Entertainment: The main theater dancers and singers approached each performance with gusto. The shows were packed with foot-tapping medleys of favorites. Like all ensemble casts, some members were stronger than others – but their overall enthusiasm was palpable. Staging in the Phantom Show Lounge was of a higher level than ships of similar size. 3-D projections (with guests donning glasses), stage floors rising and falling, pyrotechnics exploding at finales added pizazz. Below the Phantom, the Mad Hatter comedy club was packed each night. A standout was comedian Cee Jay Jones who was a true pro and absolutely hilarious. Shows in both the Phantom and Mad Hatter are timed so you can go from one venue to the next to catch both acts. The Alice in Wonderland décor of the Mad Hatter will make your teeth hurt. So many hearts, like an eight year old’s birthday party. The fiberglass heads of the Mad Hatter which flank the sides of the club bear a remarkable resemblance to Joe Farcus, the ship’s Mad Designer! Thank goodness for dimmable lighting! The Best Space on the Ship: The Serenity Pool. Pull up a cozy clamshell cabana on the aft of the ship overlooking the sea! Let the gentle new-agey bossa nova Astrud Gilberto (Girl from Ipanema) tunes sooth your spirit! Attentive waiters ensure you are never wanting for a delicious tropical beverage. A little warm? Try the plunge pool or let the jets of the Jacuzzi massage your back. I love pools decks on the back of cruise ships! There is something so delightful looking out onto the wide open sea, the frothy wake churned by the ship’s screws fading onto the horizon. Carnival got it right making this space 21 and over. They got it right with everything. There is even a chair hog guy (I feel we must create a more upscale French word for this position – maybe garde des chaises longues). He clears items from chairs and cabanas left unattended. Overall, we had a wonderful time on this cruise! It was exactly what we were hoping for with some elements even surprising us with their quality. The Miracle deserves a make-over as soon as possible, adding the other upgrades which have become standard on the rest of the Carnival fleet. With that said, it was a really enjoyable cruise! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
To echo others, whose opinions I didn't take seriously enough, this boat SHAKES. CONSTANTLY ( except in port). The incessant vibration of the ship is felt all day every day in every part of your body. I imagine this must be ... Read More
To echo others, whose opinions I didn't take seriously enough, this boat SHAKES. CONSTANTLY ( except in port). The incessant vibration of the ship is felt all day every day in every part of your body. I imagine this must be uncomfortable for those with broken bones. Other than that, the ship is standard Carnival. For whatever reason, this ship seems shorter as I hit my head at least 4 times on signs etc. Older ship with older ship looks, problems, rust, etc. Elevators worked. Food was OK. Service has slipped somewhat. Buffet food was good and dining room was same food mostly. The two formal nights has great dinners. Our excursion was about 45 minutes late getting back to the boat in Belize but luckily it was booked through Carnival so they waited for us. The river cruise and Belize Zoo with lunch was a great trip. Do the Jaguar encounter at the zoo. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We went on this cruise for my 21st birthday and just got home from the cruise this past saturday (3/24) I have sailed with carnival before and have been on the Carnival Miracle back in 2009. I was very excited to go on this cruise because ... Read More
We went on this cruise for my 21st birthday and just got home from the cruise this past saturday (3/24) I have sailed with carnival before and have been on the Carnival Miracle back in 2009. I was very excited to go on this cruise because in 2009 I had a blast (i was 13 then). I was very disappointed with the ship, food, activities and especially the spa. The dining room was good food BUT it was so small.. we ordered fried oysters as an appetizer and got two..I ordered shrimp cocktail as an appetizer and got 5 tiny shrimp with less then a tablespoon of cocktail sauce. The servings were just ridiculously small, for a billion dollar company you'd think they could spare some more food on your plates. The ship itself was outdated, things needed maintenance, there were quite a few things we saw that needed to be painted or updated. Maybe that was just because we are a family who has dealt with boats and my boyfriend is a boat mechanic at a marina. It was just very outdated and needed maintenance. Our cabin lights were broke, the switch to the bathroom barely worked half the time so we just left the light on at all times to save the trouble of messing with it. The toilet seat was wobbly. The activities on board were so short. For example, the mega deck party was a half hour.. they played the most basic songs (typical party/dancing songs; cupid shuffle, wobble, etc.) We wanted to see this game night they did in a theater, we were late by 10 minutes and when we got there it was ending... they did a pup crawl on the first night because it was St. Patricks Day.. they went to 3 bars and stayed there for 5 minutes, I couldn't even finish a drink before moving to the next one. It was all rushed and to short. The Spa.. I was very upset and displeased (and will be complaining to carnival) about the spa. For my birthday I received a $50 gift card to the spa. I was very happy about this and went to schedule, the girl was helpful and i picked a "hot and cold mani and pedi" The girl when i scheduled it informed me it was a 2 hour mani/pedi where they massage your elgs up to your knees and arms up to your elbows with lotion, warm oil, hot stones and then put this icy hot stuff on and then your basic mani/pedi (nails trimmed, painted, etc.) It was $120.. so $70 for me after my gift card. The mani/pedi was just under 1.5 hours, the girl rubbed this exfoliating stuff on my legs and arms, rubbed water on them, then hot oil, then the stones and then icy hot. She never massaged just simply applied all these things. She filed my nails and slightly trimmed them and painted my nails. When I got back to the room i noticed my nails needed another coat or two (she never put base coat and barely applied top coat). When i gave them my gift card and sail and sign to pay I noticed she didnt charged me extra for tip, so i figured it wasnt included and left her a tip in cash. At the end of the cruise I received my statement for my sail and sign and noticed the spa charged me $88 dollars, meaning they charged me a $18 tip... $33 dollar tip between what they took and what I gave her in cash... I am very annoyed and mad that they did this. when I handed her the tip she should have stated they take a tip out (even if she thought i was tipping extra). the mani/pedi was not completely as advertised and I would and will never go to the spa there again.. NOT worth the money at all. The cruise was still fun, we made the best of it. But I would not travel on this ship ever again. Next cruise we take we will be cruising with another cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We just got back from our cruise, dates were feb 17th to feb 24th 2018.. We chose this ship because of its smaller size, due to my husbands difficulty in walking. The people who cleaned our room and waited on us were Fantastic , Pleasent ... Read More
We just got back from our cruise, dates were feb 17th to feb 24th 2018.. We chose this ship because of its smaller size, due to my husbands difficulty in walking. The people who cleaned our room and waited on us were Fantastic , Pleasent and Helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. The room was adequate size. We had a interior room #7177. Which was nice and quite. We had bought Fast to the Fun for two rooms. I would never buy it again. The only thing we got out of it was no waiting at the customer service counter. We didn’t get any special treatment any any ports we stopped at, they had told us we would be getting special treatment , no way ! We did get in the boat at 12:0o but other folks that didn’t have. Faster to the Fun got too. Our biggest dissapointment was the entertainment ! The same 8 people sang every night ! Every night they sang song from different years ! They were good BUT it would have been nice to see something different ! They did have two nights with earlier entertainment for kids . Both basically the same a Hasbor toy game . Entertainment was bad ! I would check out what they have planned before you go . The food was typical cruise food, they have different stations , which makes it easier to get what you want. Example ,, omelet , wok rotesrie. . Only one night they did have roast beef . We had anytime dining. I would rate the food as a little above poor.. I would suggest ordering two dinners because the size is very small. Our 14 year old grand daughter order an apitizer, something she had never had befor. The whole appetizer was smaller that her thumb ! I asked her if she liked it , and she couldn’t really tell because the size was so tiny. FORGET sliding down the slide ! It is not slipper ! No one from little kids to adults could slide. You had to use your hands to pull you down. The pools were very nice. Forget sitting in the Serintiy Section unless you get there before 9am to clam a spot to sit, this area is popular with 20 year olds. If you don’t go to the bars theirs not much to do. I was told if I bought a post card and stamp from a stopped port that the ship would mail it the next day. This is not true. I bought 10 stamps ( $2.00 a piece ) and was told yes the ship would mail them the next time they are at that port again., usually a week later ! We had a 14 year old with us that we did sign up for teen kids group, no one ever contacted us, about any activities she could participate it . We swam with the dolphins and sting rays at Grand Caymans . ..fantastic . Would do it again. Mahogany Bay... Jolly Rodgers Cateraman and snorkeling .... wow ! Fantastic crew so friendly and informative. The snorkeling was at least an hour long... would do again Belize .. very windy that day, couldn’t use the tender boats. No one could leave boat Cozumel ....Atlantis submarine .. very interest..... We would never book on this ship again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I did not know what to expect after hearing good and bad on Carnival. So, I did what I always do, I decided to take a chance. I'm so glad I did. I will make a few recommendations first. Get your cruise booked months in advance. Book ... Read More
I did not know what to expect after hearing good and bad on Carnival. So, I did what I always do, I decided to take a chance. I'm so glad I did. I will make a few recommendations first. Get your cruise booked months in advance. Book your parking (if driving)in advance. Read the reviews on the tours, in advance. Get your passport squared away. There are some cruise ticket holders for sale on line, if you want them. Get your cruise tickets just before you leave. You can book your land tours in advance but you pay when you book. That may be good for budgeting. Get your camera batteries charged just before you leave. Bring your phone chargers, dramamine and Bug repellent. Finally, they allow you to bring a case of soda and a bottle of wine p/p. I really recommend this one. Okay so the cruise. Trip scheduled to go to Cayman, Mohogany Bay Honduras, Belize and Cancun. First stop, Cayman, we booked the Stingray city and Reef snorkeling trip. Awesome. Allot of time spent with the stingrays. Everybody got a chance to pet and even kiss the rays. We had a chance, at the end, to eat local food before boarding the ship again. Next stop, Mohogany Bay. We booked the Private Island with lunch. This little Island is a sanctuary for animals found in need of help. They nurse them back to health and release them back to the wild. They also have a Mayan Temple and an arena. The Food, Animals and Temple were all way batter than expected. Next, Belize. Mayan ruins and River boat tour. Wow. An actual Temple from way back. Again, Awesome. This tour was the best. Lunch place is provided and you have to buy your lunch for about $10 buck. Affordable and good local food. Lastly, Cozmel and the Secret River tour and lunch. Awesome. Very informative and really cool. Literally. I don't want to spoil all the fun for you so I will not speak about everything at each place. I will say that I highly recommend all 4 of these tours. They were the highlight our land trip. Ok, now the ship. The Miracal was fantastic. The service was fenominal. Cabin Stewart was great. Food was great. I recommend the Steak house and the Chefs Table highly. These are must do. You have never had a meal like the Chefs table offers. Well worth the money. In all, everybody was genuinely interested in knowing if you are having a great time and what can they do to assure you are. Every thing about this trip was fantastic. I can't wait to take another trip. I asked many people on board, if this was their first or tenth trip. Many said this is multiple trips on Carnival and they only travel on Carnival. I asked, why? Cost, fun, service, ships, crew and bang for the buck. I'm going Carnival again. Are you? I heard so many different comments, good and bad, on Carnival, I was not sure what to expect. So, as I often do, I decided to take a chance. (People are so fickle). First off, I would recommend getting in town the day before. I heard some people talk about delayed flights, traffic etc. They were stressed. Also, get all your stuff, tickets, passports, etc before time. The day of the cruise was a very nice experience. We arrived at the pre arranged time and everything went as expected. We dropped off bags and I parked with, again, the pre reserved valet. They took my car and we were off to our vacation. We followed direction and went to check in. Unlike the airport, this TSA experience was pleasant. 1 - 12 pack of soda p/p and a bottle of wine p/p is allowed. I recommend this. We continued to the check in desk and that went off without a hitch. So far so good. We were then called and allowed to board. Here we go. Once on board, they directed us to the bar. Imagine that. Starting off with a drink. We were later allowed to go to the room. We unpacked and chilled out for a bit. We got underway and prepared for lunch. For our first meal on board, it was pretty good. We later went to customer service to confirm our tours. We booked 4 tours before our trip but you really don't have to do that. You can wait till you arrive to book land tours. I recommend reading the reviews on each tour. It will help you make a good choice. I did that and found 4 tours that were highly recommended. Booking ahead of time also helps with budgeting money. You can pay for this before the trip. As you will find out, they require a credit card be tied to your on board account. That is how you charge evening on board. We walked around the shop and learned our way around the ship. We ran into the SPA people. If you don't want to spend a ton of money, run away. They are very good sales people and you will be caught up in the excitement of getting a great treatment We later checked in for dinner at the main dining room. It took me 3-4 days to figure this out but you can order everything on the menu or even seconds. Now you know. As for the food, wow, very good dinner. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
14-Panama Canal Journeys Cruise Room 7192, port side extended balcony, 8A Overall Rating of The Cruise 5 out of 5 Embarkation: Another wonderful Southern California day. Traffic at port was light. We arrived early as did many of ... Read More
14-Panama Canal Journeys Cruise Room 7192, port side extended balcony, 8A Overall Rating of The Cruise 5 out of 5 Embarkation: Another wonderful Southern California day. Traffic at port was light. We arrived early as did many of the 187 Diamond and 887 Platinum guests (52% of the passengers). Carnival was prepared by setting up additional VIP check in stations outside the normal reception building. Outside seating area was set up for us to wait in prior to embarkation to begin. The ship was late leaving port that evening. I think it was around 8:00 PM before they finished loading everything on board. Not that it affected our cruse that night but did affect our schedule in the long run. Overall the embarkation team did a great job and it went efficiently for the passengers. 9 of 10 Room 7192: Steward Luis had our room ready when we boarded. Wow! with so many Diamond and Platinum it was hard to believe they had it all ready in time. Luis and Putu timed everything well and took care of our special request. We can’t ask for any better than this. I highly recommend Luis and his team to anyone. 10 of 10 Meet and Mingle: Never knew win Meet and Mingle was held. There was no note in the room, didn’t find it in the fun times. Assigned Seating Bacchus Dining Room: Maître D’ Yusef “Miroslav Djurik” has become our favorite always going around and checking in with the guests. We emailed a week before and requested this table because of the location. Assigned table #171 Head Waiter Malawan, Team Waiters Christian and Louis. During the cruise we got to know our hard-working team. They were a new team and at first didn’t synchronize together well but by the end of the cruise they had it all together. Drink service had a little to be desired but was satisfactory. Normally DW and I do not do the Sea Day Brunch but on one occasion this cruise we were late getting up and decided to go. Overall the service was good but the food was cold. Not sure I would recommend. Special Dining Opportunities: Tasting; We were lucky enough to be invited to attend a tasting prior to dining one night. This was an experience! We met Maître D’ outside the dining room 45 Minutes early and escorted to the kitchen. Viben the Head Chef had all the dishes to be served that night prepared for us to sample. We started with the appetizers and finished with deserts. Some of the dishes I noticed on previous cruise menus but never ordered because it didn’t sound good. Now after tasting everything my mind has changed and will try some of the other dishes. Chef’s table; This was our first time to sign up for the Chef’s Table and was a little apprehensive about what it entailed. After signing all the necessary paperwork to enter the Kitchen we were escorted in and stood around a table tasting some of the special appetizers they had made up. Oh! how good, wonderful, delightful just don’t know how to describe it. Afterwards we exited the kitchen and went to the Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab Dance Club where a table was set up for us with assigned seating, 13 people. What a special meal Executive Head Chef Jerry Furtado, put together. After this you walk away knowing what true Artists the Chefs are. Steak House; we dined in the steak house on the last sea day. The service was mediocre this time. The staff didn’t seam to be as friendly and have the spring in their step. The Spinach salad had astringent taste we mentioned it to the head Chef and he let us know it was due to a replenishment stop in Costa Rica, 14 day cruise. Midnight Buffett; The fun times published it would be 11:00 to 12:00. I would assume we will be able to view and take pictures during that time. I showed up at 11:30 some passengers were already serving their self’s and the line was long. Next time I hope fellow cruisers will have the courtesy to acknowledge the given times for viewing and picture taking before eating. Everything included under the term dining on this ship was excellent and would rate it 9 out of 10. Door decorations: This cruise mostly adult passengers and we thought people would be respectful. I couldn’t believe someone would take our personalized magnet from the door, Guess they like our name. Others complained of decorations being stolen also. Shame! Sky Box: Dimitar Andrievki and Nebojsha are great in Sky Box. What a busy place during the playoff games. This two-service personal are great ambassadors for Carnival. Casino: The Casino on Carnival Miracle is one of the best of the fleet when you are nonsmoker. It still reeks yet it doesn’t have a cloud as you walk down the main hall. The Casino Hosts Vicky and Anna kept the action moving. Lenah from Zimbabwe was always on the floor to help and had a wonderful smile. One afternoon I was playing a slot machine and this young gentleman came up and was cleaning the area. Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Didn’t have an excursion scheduled for this port. I truly wish I would have scheduled (in time) the whale watching that was sold out. We decided to debark and spend a little time walking around the dock area, have a few beers, purchase a few nick knacks and enjoy people watching. Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala: This was another port we chose not to take an excursion. Debarked and stayed in the compound. There was live music, multiple bars, lots of trinkets and wifi if you purchased enough food and drinks. Early back on board for pool and ice cream. Puntarenas, Costa Rica: We took the excursion “Pacific Bus, Train and Boat” After a long bus ride through the town while listening to the tour director we arrive at the train. We boarded the train directly from the bus, found a seat with a fine air conditioner adjacent. Ok, it was an open window. The train ride took us thru forested areas, back yards and farms. This is an emerging country and you get to see a lot of poverty along the way. Narration had a little to be desired but it was somewhat informative. They served beer and water on board. Leaving the train and boarded the bus for a short ride to the river for a boat ride to view crocodiles and birds. This turned out to be the most enjoyable part of the excursion. At the end we were shown to a covered area to shop and taste coffee. Costa Rica may be an emerging country but they do have reasonable roads and traffic as good as many mid-sized American towns. Panama Canal: This was the day we all have been looking forward to. I was up before the sun having coffee and went out on Lido deck Forward to watch the approach. It blew me away seeing how large and many high-rise building are in Panama City as we entered the channel. Bridge of the Americas is definitely large and busy by anybody’s standards. As we approached the locks it was quite amazing to see the little row boat still being used to gather the lead ropes dropped from ship then taken to Mules. The entire process of putting a ship in that little Lock is just breath taking. We had as little as 18” clearance on each side. We entered first lock 8:30 AM. The entire transit took us about 8 hours. If you ever get a chance to go I highly recommend reading The Path Between Two Seas by David McCullough. It is the entire story of the building of the canal. Check that one off the bucket list! Sure would like to do it again. Cartagena, Columbia: This port we booked an excursion thru Carnival on the “Chiva Party Bus”. It was just what the name says, Chiva bus means all wood open air bus, party means plenty of rum and beer. Had a good time while they took us thru the city to the main tourist attractions. Three local musicians played while we drank and sang. We stopped twice along the way first Castillo San Felipe to see the fort and get the high-pressure sale from the local trinket peddlers. The second was at the Plaza De Las Bovedas where we took a walk up top to see the great views of the city and sea. Shopping here was a little better not as many high-pressure peddlers. Went threw the new part of town on our way back to port. Cartagena is a large city with lots of high rise building and expensive apartments. All and all I was taken back by the quantity of high rise buildings. Grand Cayman: Today is the only beach day we had on this cruise and was so anxious to get to the beach. We grabbed a cab at the port after tendering in and went to Royal Palms Grand Cayman where we booked a private cabana next to the pool. It was a special place, clean pool, swim up and walk up bars, DJ playing music, showers, clean restrooms, access to beach, great food and drinks. Little pricy over all but what isn’t in Grand Cayman. Misc. Cruise Particulars: The music at the alchemy bar prior to supper, the red frog pub in the evening, and on lido were enjoyable. The hot tubs need some work, one in the mid pool had half the jets not working, aft tub in serenity was way too hot. The only tub I enjoyed was the forward hot tub but it was next to the smoking area, go figure. Now Carnival needs to work on the hand sanitizers. When boarding the ship there is no reason that a functional hand sanitizer station cannot be set up prior to entering the ship or at least just after going thru the metal detector. Prior to entering any of the dining areas including lido hand sanitizer stations should be functional. Last but most memorable was the storm! 25 foot seas, with a apparent wind of 103 MPH, at 7:52 PM on 1/17/18 made for a “moving” ride. Over our past 23 cruises I have been through some heavy storms but this one I think was the strongest. Not the roughest but the strongest and largest swells. Must thank the Capitan for turning the ship into the wind and making the ride a lot more barrable for the passengers. Over all this was a great Cruise. Will rate it a 9 of 10 Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
This is a smaller ship so therefore less people and I had a great time. The Christmas activities were really nice. My cabin stewards were great despite the amount of cabins they were servicing, and my cabin was well serviced. Room ... Read More
This is a smaller ship so therefore less people and I had a great time. The Christmas activities were really nice. My cabin stewards were great despite the amount of cabins they were servicing, and my cabin was well serviced. Room service was on time and very friendly. The dining room staff were awesome and super fast delivery of food or drinks. I am booked back on this same ship next Christmas The cabin is an accessible one which I need as a am an above knee amputee. The roll in shower works really well with a nice big bench. There are plenty of grab bars around the bathroom as well. There was plenty of space for my wheelchair to get around the cabin. The only down side to it is if you are restricted completely to a wheelchair you would have problems getting out on to the balcony. There is a large step to climb over to get out there. With my prosthetic leg on this was not a problem but it would have been nice to roll out there in my wheelchair. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Nine years ago was my very first cruise was on the Miracle when it sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale. I actually preferred the Miracle ship compared to the Dream that I was on last. However, after being on it twice and it rolling back and ... Read More
Nine years ago was my very first cruise was on the Miracle when it sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale. I actually preferred the Miracle ship compared to the Dream that I was on last. However, after being on it twice and it rolling back and forth I have to say the larger Dream was much more stable in the water. Things have changed for Carnival cruises. If you are a 20 something looking to party and know the latest club music then this is the place for you. The theater show consisted of some dancers lip singing and some other no worth your time shows. 9 years ago, the Broad Way acts in the theater were first class! I honestly believe they set the time for dinners to dissuade people from going to the Theater. We had the late seating 8:15. Shows started at 7:30 and 9:30. Previously they always timed the shows so you could attend one show in the theater each evening. Now if you are into Comedy acts they are bringing in some big hitters. However, they are only two 30-minute shows. The formal dining room food has gone downhill. Who ever heard of Au Jus being brown gravy? The staff was professional as usual. Nevertheless, the food quality including in the steak house has gone down from 5 stars to about 3 stars if that. We usually go in a group of 40 to early 50 year olds whom like to have a decent time. When you say you are having 80's Night and only thirty minutes of 80's music is played in the dance club then we have a problem. Previous cruise on the Dream was kind of the same. They advertised 80's Night but it was only 80's Motown music. DJ refused to play anything else. Summary, If you like the newest and greatest that’s being played in the dance clubs then you will love Carnival. Overall – From my first Carnival Cruise (9 years ago) to last weeks. I am disappointed. Time to try another cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Room 6216, Balcony port side. Overall rating of the Cruise was a 4.5 out of 5. Embarkation: It was a beautiful morning as we came to port in the Hotel shuttle. Traffic was terrible at the port for some reason the semi-trucks ... Read More
Room 6216, Balcony port side. Overall rating of the Cruise was a 4.5 out of 5. Embarkation: It was a beautiful morning as we came to port in the Hotel shuttle. Traffic was terrible at the port for some reason the semi-trucks delivering to the ship were stacked up and made quite a traffic jam. Took over 20 minutes longer than it has the other 4 times at this port. It is my opinion check in at Long Beach for the diamond and platinum cruisers is one of the easiest of all the ports we have embarked from. After boarding the ship our room 6216 was ready, our Stewards name was Sakti and his teammate was Samsul. First impression was good he explained that he services rooms either morning, night or both. We let him know our room is not going to be a mess but we do like it tidied up in the morning and again a turndown in the evening. We know we are asking for more than expected. If we are satisfied we make sure we add to the gratuity and make note of Stewards name on the Carnival survey. Sakti didn’t quite measure up to what we expected to receive to be over and above compensation. Housekeeping Manager needs to work on few things, overall the linen is starting to show wear, the door hinges to the closets need to be repaired, curtain would not close all the way due to damage. This is not major but just a little work is needed. Steak House: 1st night our party of 4 had reservations for 5:30 PM seating. The Spinach Salad, Filet Mignon and Chocolate Sampler are my favorites. The food and wine specials make it must do on the first night at sea. This group was super, we were in a joking mood and had fun with the servers. Esibab from Poland, Cosmin form Romania and the newly added teammate Magdlena from Poland were very delightful, fun to interact with and deserved special mentioning. They seemed to have as much fun as we did. Vibin the Chef from India visited the table and answered questions. This made for a special evening for our friends who were both celebrating birthdays. Meet and Mingle: In our room was an invitation to the meet & mingle private party, 3:15 in Sam’s Piano Bar. Arrived a little early and was beginning to worry that another meet and mingle was going to be a dud, due to poor participation by Cruise Critic participants. To my surprise about 13 -15 Cruise Critic people showed up to meet Adam the Cruise Director and Bryan the Entertainment Director. Ok, Adam it may say “Cruise Critic” but we are not all Criticizing your efforts we like to share our experiences with everyone. Yes, we talk about the Good, Bad and the Ugly. Thanks! I did enjoy the information you shared at the meeting. Bryan we arrived home on Sunday night and our PVP called next day, we are coming back for the Hawaii cruise 10-1-2017. Unable to get on Meet & Mingle roster so will be looking on the Fun times and Hub for times and dates. Serenity: The Serenity on the Miracle is the best of the fleet in my book. 1st off the area is large and has an adult only pool and hot tub. The layout is such that the clam shells fill the aft section and lounge chairs are on both sides of the pool. Leaving another seating area covered by the large Bar. Now there were special people working the area this week that need mentioning. Toto behind the bar always ready to serve, called us by name every time. I Komang Adi Putra has a smile that never goes away, Subira always around Serenity or in dining room. The person who works the towels and polices the children, I was not able to catch her name, she deserves a pat on the back. Some people just don’t understand what adult only means (21 and over). Bacchus Dining Room: Our party of 4 was assigned table #193 Head Waiter Ahmad, Team Waiters Christian and Catricia. All smiles, happy and ready to serve. We let it be known up front we liked our wine prior to our meal and they made that happen all week. It was obvious this team had not worked together before because each individual did an excellent job but together they didn’t sync as a team. I bet by the end of the next cruise they will be one of the best teams on the floor. Now Cruise critic readers here is one for you to think about. The grape decor in the room is unique but some are riper than others, I mean the bulb is out and the grape is darker. How many can you count? Two the 1st night and 5 by end of cruise as we waited to debark. A couple from Colorado got us started and now you will think of it every time you enter the dinning room. Have fun it’s a game. Say thinks Gill every time you see one. Alchemy Bar: On most cruises, we like to meet at the Alchemy Bar prior to meal and often before bed for a night cap. This Alchemy Bar does not measure up to any of the others I have been to. Alchemy = a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious way. Bar = Drinking establishment. We use to boast to our friends “the Alchemy Bar was a place you could tell the Alchemist what you would like to taste and he/she would concoct a cocktail impressively meeting your expectations. Apparently not at this one, they stick very close to the menu. I noted that they are not using as much infusing alcohol as other Alchemy Bars on Carnival. This was my biggest disappointment of the cruise. Red Frog Pub: We use The Red Frog as a meeting place or just to relax and listen to the music. Tasha always had a happy face on and great attitude when we interacted. When we realized she was from St. Lucia our hearts dropped because they were hit by hurricane Harvey and Maria. It takes a special individual not to let the stress of the events affecting her family not affect her demeanor on job. Our prayers go out all those on ship who have family effected by this year’s Hurricanes. Entertainment: We made it to the 80 rock and roll show, and three comedy club acts. All were great and are highly recommended. Casino staff Hazel and Elly keep things moving in the casino on sea days and at night. This is usually where I complain about the smoke in the casino but in the Miracle Casino they seem to have the ventilation balanced a little better, even thou anywhere near the bar reeks. The drink service in the casino rates very high. Laundry: Not everyone uses the laundry service but one of my favorite benefits of being platinum is laundry. On this cruise, I was impressed that Arief left his card in with my returned close. Arief your seldom recognized efforts behind closed doors is key to making a special vacation for all on board. Thanks! Guest services: We had two reasons where we had to use guest services. Application of Carnival cards processed by Angelica was quick and pleasurable. Very well done. The other visit was not quite up to par due time of wait for service. Ship Maintenance: If you read about the dining room the lights are not a complaint just a detail we have fun with. Please when Ship arrives at port can someone delay the grinding and chipping of the paint until after say 8:30 AM. It has a tendency to remind us of an alarm clock and because I am retired I have developed an allergic reaction to such devices. Our room 6216 was a little warm and at night there were times when it was almost hot. At the Alchemy Bar some repairs are needed with the foot rest at the free-standing tables. They are loose and could cause a twisted ankle or a fall. Overall this was an exceptional cruise. We love the ship and crew. Keep up the good work as we will be returning for 2 future cruises. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We chose this cruise for an annual Commodore's Cruise with our yacht club. 65 members and plenty of fun. Easy transportation to Long Beach Harbor for embarkation since we all reside within an hour commute. The Carnival Cruise ... Read More
We chose this cruise for an annual Commodore's Cruise with our yacht club. 65 members and plenty of fun. Easy transportation to Long Beach Harbor for embarkation since we all reside within an hour commute. The Carnival Cruise Ships are all about value! 3,000 passenger cruises are affordable but you pay a price for crowds and and less quality! Our stateroom was Cabin 4180. Unobstructed, view balcony room. Balcony accommodated a cocktail table & 2 chairs. Balcony was pleasant but balcony doors are heavy and do bang shut quite loudly. Lots of closet space but king bed is definitely more narrow & not as long as CA King. The entire staff provided excellent customer service,mostly in dining & entertainment much more than guest services. We tried to get some info for on shore excursions & received little service so we did our own excursions on shore. Although we pre-paid for a cell service plan, our cell phones only worked occasionally at ports & had to retrieve emails only at ports. The app you download for the ship to keep in contact with friends rarely worked. I hate to give such a wonderful dining crew such a bad food score. The food in general at buffets and kiosks were a C-D. The Bacchus main dining room scores a C. The steak house was a bit better but costs an additional $35/pp to dine. The Chef's dinner was by far the best experience with a B score. Wine choice - red or white! The shows, comedian, piano bars, entertainment were excellent! Get to the comedy store early as it is standing room only! If you are a professional cruiser and accustomed to fine wine & dining, you will opt out for a more luxurious offering. But where else can you go for a week, all inclusive (yes we did the tip & drink package) for such a reasonable price! That's what you get...Value! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
For those who say: "Anything but Carnival", they should have been with us the week of July 8 on this ship and itinerary. The service, food, and entertainment were superb. We have been on over 85 cruises and have done this ... Read More
For those who say: "Anything but Carnival", they should have been with us the week of July 8 on this ship and itinerary. The service, food, and entertainment were superb. We have been on over 85 cruises and have done this ship and itinerary before several years ago, but just wanted a summer gettaway other than the usual Caribbean. We flew to Los Angeles and had booked Super Shuttle. They showed up on our phone with an app that asked if we were down yet, what terminal, and asked us to notify them when we headed out to their location, a little after noon. We waited only a few minutes and the shuttle made only one stop enroute Long Beach. We pulled up into the garage, porters were waiting for our luggage, and we headed to the priority check-in, because as Platinum VIFP members, we have Faster to the Fun priority check-in. We were soon headed aboard and went directly to our cabin. Cabins were available to those with Faster to the Fun by 11:45, and to others by 1:30. After some pizza for lunch and the lifeboat drill, we were on our way about 5pm. The weather was great the whole week except for the last sea day returning to Long Beach. Food really surprised us. We had sailed most recently on Carnival Vista, their newest ship, and even that didn't match this. Food included prime rib, lobster and shrimp, mahi, lamb shank, roast tenderloin, great soups...both hot and cold ones...and amazing appetizers including things like oysters rockafeller. They feature an appetizer and entree each night including items representative of the ports in Mexico, and they, too were very nice. They had all my favorite desserts, like crème Brule, and Grande Marnier soufflé. We purchased a 5 wine package at the mid-price of three offered, and it included some very nice wines, including a prosecco we enjoyed on the first cruise elegant night with our lobster and shrimp. The lobster was cooked perfectly, which is not often the case in mass production. Speaking of cruise elegant, there were 2 nights like this. Karen enjoys dressing for dinner, and I took a white dinner jacket with my miniature medals. Not many dress formally anymore, but women, especially, dressed up. We have found that the Cherry on Top candy shop offers flowers and will make corsages. We went to order it the for the first cruise elegant night and the clerk there immediately recognized us from the Vista. The corsage was only $6, a rose corsage to pin on. We kept it fresh in the refrigerator in the cabin and Karen was able to wear eat for several nights before a new one arrived for the second cruise elegant night. We enjoyed cocktails each evening in the Red Frog Pub before the shows and dinner. Each evening there was live music there from 6:30-11:30pm and we were able to dance some before or after dinner. The entertainment staff include the performers at all the shows. There were four live performances with singers and dancers, and most nights it was offered twice, so we could attend before dinner. I can't say enough about the performances. There were very talented people, and two nights they included live performers on piano or acoustic guitar to accompany the performers. They were some of the best we have seen on a cruise in quite a while. We didn't attend any of the comedy/headliner shows. I was struck by the friendliness of the staff. For example, one morning at breakfast in Lido, a server approached the table next to me and asked if he could get anyone coffee. A few days later he approached me, and I talked with him for a while. He went on to say that the crew tries to be "family" and that they want to treat the customers as family, too. It was typical of our interaction with the crew, in general. I have to commend the cruise director, Adam. He has been with the Carnival Miracle for over 2 years. Completely outgoing, he does a great job. I was most impressed the afternoon on a sea day when they held a Military Recognition event in the theatre. I have been at these before, as I am retired Navy, and they never have the cruise director there. Adam served 5 years in the British Navy, and served in Afghanistan. They recognized people by the branch of service, by the campaigns...Vietnam, Deserts Storm, etc. Then they encouraged the participants to take the mic and share any experiences. It was a very moving and meaningful session, which I appreciated. Cabo San Lucas was an 11am-7pm port. We have been there several times and did take the glass bottom boat out the tour of Land's End, the Arch, Lovers Beach, etc, and then had him drop us at a beach. We were glad Mazatlan had returned to the itinerary. We had prebooked an excursion through ShoreTrips that took us on a tour of the harbor first. Mexico's leading shrimp and tuna fleets are located there with over 700 vessels. We then were dropped at a point on Stone Island and driven to a beach resort. The water was too rough for snorkeling, but included were body surfing, boogie boards, horseback riding, banana boat rides, or even a sort of hayride. There was an open bar and lunch was served with a choice of seafood, or a combo of chicken and seafood. We returned to the ship about 4pm. Puerto Vallarta has built a new pier and is rebuilding the facilities at the existing pier. We took a taxi downtown to the Malencon (boardwalk), visited the cathedral, and stopped for lunch in an air conditioned restaurant (it was 97F and humid outside). Very reasonably priced, Karen enjoyed a red snapper on rice with coconut and lime that she said was the best snapper she has had. I enjoyed four fish tacos on blue corn tortillas with great sauce. We had to stop at a Senor Frog's and then headed back to the ship, due to the heat, and the taxi was only $8. The morning we arrived in Long Beach we had until 8:30am to vacate the cabin, leaving ample time for breakfast. Great eggs to order or omelets daily, plus the usual fare, and daily they offered eggs benedict or salmon benedict there. We then took our carry-on luggage to the dining room, where they had the Platinum and Diamond and Fast to the Fun passengers wait until we were called to leave. We were off the ship by 9:15am, met by Super Shuttle, and at the airport in plenty of time for a 12:40pm flight home. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Carnival Miracle Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 3.5 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 3.5 4.0
Family 4.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 4.0
Enrichment 1.5 3.5
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.5 4.1
Rates 3.0 4.4

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