My Trip on Caravan Miracle Ship.
!st Day, Was great entrance, having a cane for support meant I was somewhat handicapped, so I was whisked in front of the line. So great first impression. However, that was soon ended with an emergency ... Read More
My Trip on Caravan Miracle Ship.
!st Day, Was great entrance, having a cane for support meant I was somewhat handicapped, so I was whisked in front of the line. So great first impression. However, that was soon ended with an emergency safety evacuation check. They tried to account for every person. So one of the crew personnel was assigned several pages with the peoples names, and had to physically find the name on those pages. REALLY, they have no computers to be able to automatically check name cards. What a joke. So after an hour of waiting around, they proceeded to show us how to use the life jackets. Of course, by then, we would have all drowned.
So on our way, the ship departed. Great, let us begin our wonderful trip. A fantastic supper was available. At least 3 star treatment, however, far from 5 star restaurant service, since you had to chase down the waiter for coffee refills. So then the walking began. A lot of walking. However, in my case it was welcomed, since I needed exercise. Located the pool area, was hoping to get some laps in the pool. Very disappointed. It was more of a wading pool, with a hot tub. The deep end that I saw was about 9 feet by 5 feet. No laps to be had.
Since I am a nighthawk by nature, naturally I could not sleep, so around 2 in the morning off I went looking for stuff to do. Well, very disappointing, Everything was closed. There was nothing. They said in their brochure, that there was several 24 hour items available. I roamed the ship for 35 minutes, I found absolutely nothing open. I guess the crew was tired, after such an exhausting day.
2nd Day. Hoping to at least have access to the internet, even if I had to pay extra for it, so I signed up for the $62.00 weekly package. However, after several attempts, I found out that it does not work with every computer. They could not get it to work with my computer or my I-pad. So I at least signed up for the text messaging on my phone. Worked most of the time if you were out of the room, while you were roaming around the ship. But, neither my wife or myself were ever able to make it work from our room. So, to access the App on our phone, we had to leave the room, to find anything on the ship. However, once we found all the places to visit, we were somewhat pleased to find the comedy club.
Also, the entertainment on the ship was quite good. More than satisfactory. Of course, you had all those wonderful eating places to indulge your palette.
3rd day. Hoping to make up for the first two disappointing days, we tried to make an excursion to the baja mainline. Well same as 1st day, they lined us all up the length of the ship and one by one took the peoples name and assigned a number to go to shore. Once we saw the lineup was ridiculously long, we did not bother to even attempt to go to shore for a two hour stay. However the day was not a complete lost, I found out that they had computers on board that actually worked on the internet, So was able to get some news about the world. And of course, access my E-mail. So all was not lost. Again, the meals on ship , were still in the 3 star class.
4th day. Added another hour to our clock time. It was too hot for my wife and I to attempt to go to shore. So we stayed in our cabin most of the day, simply because the whole gambling casino was completely closed. Here’s hoping that the trip will end soon. One of the problems with cruises is that if you dislike the voyage there is no alternative, you are simply stuck with finishing the cruise. It would not matter how unpleasant it became.
5th day. Rock and roll the ship went. Obviously, they wanted to make up time, so put pedal to the Metal, and wayward we went. By now, all that walking and mostly the sugar fix was starting to take its toll. We both were extremely tired and listless. So snoozing became the norm. Another problem, with the amount of people on board is that you have to shower at night, because there is no hot water in the mornings.
6th day, we should arrive back in the waters of the USA. Spent most of the day walking to get rid of my sugar fix. Way too many cakes and deserts. Really looking forward to debarking the ship. Being an 73 male with the need of a cane, made it extremely hard to walk around. The ship swaying back and forth quite excessively made it worst for walking.
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