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Carnival Miracle Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Miracle
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71 Carnival Miracle Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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SanDiegoNewlywed

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Felt Like a Budget Cruise

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Upon hearing that Carnival was beginning to leave from San Diego, my family decided it would be a great first cruise for 5 year old twins. We took a New Years cruise to fit in winter break. My husband and I have ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jobella418

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed not my typical Carnival Experience

I just got back from Mexican Riviera my 3rd time on this particular cruise and second time on the Miracle. Since it has been 2 years cruising with Carnival I don't know if it was the Ship or if Carnival has just ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Tks8085

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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denisead

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just OK

I've cruised with Carnival before, we liked the itinerary, and the price was reasonable. The food was excellent and the wait staff and cruise director were great. Also, we really enjoyed the ship's entertainment. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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donmcd

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dec. 2/14 day Journeys

This was our first 14 day Journeys cruise. Ship was Carnival Miracle. Departure port - Tampa. Panama Canal partial crossing. Ports - Cozumel, Limon, Panama Canal/Gatun, Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao, Montego Bay. Did a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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flstpete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Inexcusable noise in steak house and limited & expensive teenage activities.

Family cruise The specialty steak house food was no better than the dining room (and the dining room food was very good) ,the noise from the atrium was loud, people were screaming, and we could not even converse. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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butterbean_29512

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A ho-hum experience

Cruised out of Tampa on this cruise December 14th, 2018. Getting to the boat is pretty simple in Tampa. Parking located directly across from the terminal. Plenty of valets, and others looking to help you for a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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roninpa

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

DO NOT BOOK a stateroom on deck 8.

We booked this cruise because it went to the ports of interest of our party. Also, it was a good bang for the buck. When I booked this cruise I advised my travle agent that I wanted a quiet cabin, Preferably a deck ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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jennilynn03

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Many perks and many downfalls

This was our 3rd cruise (2nd with Carnival). We have done Alaska and Eastern Caribbean so we wanted to do the Western Caribbean. Neither of our kids had been on a cruise so we were taking them, 2 of their friends, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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LX19

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Needs to be updated....everywhere

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Lifeat165

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not the best

This wasn’t our first cruise but it was a first with Carnival. - We had a balcony cabin and it was as we expected. - Dining was mediocre. We’ve had better. - The ship could use a major face lift. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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kristinamdx

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Do your research to make sure "Miracle" is the ship for you!

The vibe of the ship was not for spring break or families. Cruise Director Adam said we "failed to do our research about the Miracle Ship" We had no idea this would not be the same as all the other many Carnival ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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kgray30265

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Needs Updating~Poor Service

We chose this cruise for its ports of call....overall the cruise was just ok...the rooms and ship itself are in serious need of updating and a complete overhaul~I have never been on a ship (with any cruise line) ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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melissab13

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good but very disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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rdecker6

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Carnival Miracle Fell Short of Our Expectations

Our cruise week was during my daughter and her best friend's College Spring Break. Fortunately, the parents were invited :-) Positives: --Embarkation & Disembarkation: faster and smoother than any of my 6 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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liz from Hawaii

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

It looked like the Decor of the ship hadn't been updated since the 80's.

Embarkation was a breeze, however our ship left the port 4 hours late! We weren't really told why except we could see that all the food was still being loaded, hours after our scheduled departure time. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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eanleesy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Carnival Cruise: Miracle to Mexico over Christmas

We booked a cruise for 22 of us : extended family for Christmas. Youngest was 11 and oldest 78. Overall it was a good venue for multiple ages of family. Unfortunately, they could not book all of our rooms ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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SeaCruise1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Basic Hum Drum Cruise

Carnival has improved in some areas through out the years but in many other cost cutting moves has dropped in presenting the ideal cruise experience. Shows are now cut to 30 minutes. Tablecloths are non existent ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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bud88

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Party ship

Ship was the Miracle, Empress deck 6, balcony, mid. starboard. Embarkation was very smooth with FTTF. Spa crew was pleasant at first, booked some treatments, unfortunately the pedicure and deep tissue massage were ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Donnadbud

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Different experience

The restaurant service was a little on the lacking side. We had one night where we never got our drinks until after our meal was over. They seemed to be forgetful or thought someone else was doing it. The outside ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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AlohaWahine

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Value Driven Cruise!

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. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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crazedcujo

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Loaded with screaming kids

We picked this cruise because of the itinerary. The ship is very small and a little dated. The theming is bizarre to say the least. Food was average, the staff was AMAZING. The only complaints were the millions of ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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juno39dog

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

One and Done for us

We did not have a say in selecting this cruise. Our daughterinlaw set it up as a family group cruise. We were generally "satisfied" but I'll elaborate. Our last two cruises were on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Kareberry

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not the best experience

We've cruised Carnival and other lines before so this wasn't our first rodeo but it was the first time cruising with our 11 month old. Unfortunately the experience of mediocre at best making me not want to cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Goldenpearl

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera on Carnival Miracle

Overall, the cruise was good. I was not impressed with the food in the Baccus dining room.Our servers were awesome though. The cabin was fine and our steward was good. All of the staff was very friendly. Camp Ocean ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Carnival Miracle Ratings

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