North to Alaska: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by sekalady

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North to Alaska

Sail Date: September 2013
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle
Hubby and I left MCI in Kansas City very early Sep. 3 for our flight to Seattle, WA. All flights were on time, so no problem making our boarding time before 3:00 p.m. We took the Carnival Shuttle to the pier. Embarkation was a breeze. Lines were short and had lunch before 2:30.

Food was delicious. I enjoyed all the meals, especially in the dining room. We had the early dining on the lower level, and met a couple that had the same anniversary as we did! We celebrated while on board, Sept. 6.

Through Tracy Arm Fiord, we took in all the sights from the ship, 10th deck and some in our room. There was great views from our balcony all thru the trip.

We had excursions in Skagway and Juneau. In Skagway, we took the Top of the Summit. We had a terrific tour guide who made the trip interesting. We even spotted a bear! In Juneau, we took the Gold Rush Salmon bake. The salmon was delicious, and I tried clam chowder for the first time. It was a little rainy, but was only More cloudy by the afternoon. In Ketchikan, we shopped and strolled around the Pier area. It is a great place for souvenirs, and very interesting stores. We even bought salmon to have shipped home

By the time we reached Victoria, BC, we decided to stay in and get ready for debarkation. It was such a short stop to try to do anything. We did get great sunset photo ops that night.

Debarkation was easy. Since we put most of our luggage out the night before, our time to leave was after 8:00 a.m. We made it to the airport in plenty of time for our 1:30 departure for K.C. Since we live three hours from Kansas City, we didn't make it in to Coffeyville, KS until about 3:00 a.m. on Wed. Sept. 11.

All in all it was a fantastic cruise. The Miracle is a fun ship. From Cruise Director Troy to the fantastic servers in the dining, the crew made our vacation enjoyable. The only glitch that happened was bad weather one night. Besides a small vibration, the bed was rocking a lot. The waves were really rocking & rolling that night!

Thanks CC for giving me tons of information and guidance on making this a trip of a lifetime. Or until the next cruise, at least. Less

Published 09/24/13

Cabin review: 8F8209 Balcony

Our TA selected 8209 for us & we really thank her for that. The view was great, nothing blocked our view. The lifeboats were to the left and right of us. Closet room was spacious for the two of us. Of course the bathroom was tiny, but efficient. I was a little curious of the amenities left for us. Mostly ice tea packets! Sample tubes of toothpaste or lotion would be more appropriate. The breathe rite and motion sickness samples might have been appropriate, but we didn't need them.

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