A Value Driven Cruise!: Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by AlohaWahine
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A Value Driven Cruise!
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
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 & More 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! Less
Cabin review: 4180
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