Carnival Miracle (Good & Bad): Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by NYJeff
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Carnival Miracle (Good & Bad)
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Port More Canaveral: It was great to get off the boat and feel the sun on me. After a really cold winter, I enjoyed the heat. Since I have been at this port MANY times before, I just went to Walmart and then to the mall.
Nassau: Another port I have been to numerous times. I enjoy looking in the town shops and then headed over to the beach by the Atlantis hotel.
Freeport: This was my first and last time to this island. At 6 am the boat was arriving into port, pumping in the awful air into the cabin. We woke up gasping on the horrible smells. Freeport's port brings you into the oil refinery area and it STINKS!!! Everyone on the boat was coughing. Even leaving the boat and taking a taxi into town, the air still stinks!! I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO FREEPORT!
Entertainment: The juggling guy was very good and funny. We also like the hypnotist but the comedians were awful. Stan Ullman was horrible. This is a joke, you are supposed to laugh he says. Well no one did! They should have thrown him off the boat! I like to play bingo but at $20 a game I didn't think it was worth it so I played maybe twice. The casino I stayed away from. When it is open you cannot breathe in there. Since I don't smoke, I was not going to get myself sick. I found the boat did not offer much exciting entertainment. I did see the shows but was not impressed.
Shopping on the Boat: It is a very small area and doesn't offer much of a variety like on the Norwegian Gem & Jewel.
I know I will not go on another Carnival cruise for a very long time since I thoruoghly enjoyed my Norwegian Cruises from NY and am planning an NCL cruise for next year. They have MORE variety of restauarants and activities. Less
Cabin review: 9B6112 Premium Balcony
Cabin #6112 It is the 1st balcony at the front of the ship. My cabin did not have a couch (2 chairs) were as my friends did.Read All Premium Balcony (9B) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Cape Canaveral: You can go to the NASA Space Center or Cocoa Beach or shopping at Walmart for those items you forgot as well as picking up inexpensive T-Shirts.
I will NEVER go back to Freeport. It is ALL Oil Refineries and you cannot breathe the air. I choked the whole time I was there!!