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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Christmas Cruise on Carnival Miracle

Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by sbmommaut

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2017
  • Destination: the Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

We picked this cruise because we've always wanted to do a Mexican Riveria cruise and this one worked for our time off from work. We did not travel with any children or anyone else...just the husband and myself!!

The Miracle is a smaller ship compared to the other ships we've sailed on, but it was still an amazing vessel.

The cabin crew, wait staff, and all other employees were very helpful and friendly!

Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. This was the first time that we purchased FTTF and it was worth it.

We had a balcony room and it was nice to see the sea whenever we wanted from the comfort of our own room. It was also nice to see the sunsets/sunrise plus ports.

The food on the ship was amazing. Most of our table had 3 lobsters on Christmas!!

The entertainment was amazing. This cruise we also went to a couple of art auctions, it was a great experience and something that we will now look forward to on any future cruises!

The ports we went to were: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta.


We did a third party excursion of whale watching and snorkeling around Land's End. The time difference between local time and ship time made us a bit late so we took a water taxi to catch up to the sail boat. We had a fun time and we were able to see some whales! Lands End is really pretty. The snorkeling...lots of people were in the water but it was very cool to almost cold water. I don't do cold water so I ended up staying on the boat. I prefer Caribbean water as it is warm.


Here we did the hop on/off bus and we had a great time! We got off first in old town and went and took pictures of the Cathedral We walked around a bit of the city and had fun.

The next stop was new town and had shopping and eating places by the ocean. Went to a shrimp place and had the best shrimp!! Third stop was to see the cliff divers...I would skip this as there isn't much to see or do at this stop. I would spend my time at the other to stops.

Puerto Vallarta:

If you want to sit back and relax, go to Marriott resort. We hung out poolside and had drinks and food all day plus got to play in the inifinty pool.

Although it was fun to see the areas and explore Mexico we definately like the caribbean better with the warm beautiful blue/green waters!

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Cabin Review

Aft-View Extended Balcony
Cabin 8M 6245

Great, clean room. Housekeeping did a wonderful job!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Whale Watching

The area was awesome, just the tour company wasn't the best.

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City Tour

Hop on and off the bus. It was great!

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Puerto Vallarta

Went to the Marriott Resort and hung out pool side all day.

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