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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Handicapped Protocol

Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by hardtobeat

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Ocean Suite

Consideration for handicapped passengers is necessary and appropriate, consideration for nonhandicapped passengers is also necessary.

During debarkation and shore excursions utilizing tender boats, handicapped personnel with family members (if they choose to accompany the handicapped person(s)) should be attended to "after" the non-handicapped passengers have deboarded the ship/boat. This particular cruise had an average age of 61 years of age. Wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and walking canes were in an abundance. Scooters were left parked at times in the cabin hallways, next to slot machines, and pool areas creating a traffic hazard should an evacuation be necessary. A handicapped scooter would not pass through the width of a typical cabin doorway.

Is not they're a limited number of handicapped cabins on a ship? Anyone who utilizes a "handicapped" placard on their personal vehicle should be considered handicapped on a cruise ship and treated appropriately.

I suspect some people boarded the ship not claiming handicapped status. However, the number of scooters and wheelchairs in common areas created some traffic congestion. Again I don't want to be overly critical of handicapped personnel but need to consider and evaluate the amount of space on a ship to accommodate scooters and wheelchairs is necessary and a safety measure for everyone on board.

The dining, activities, service, cabin, entertainment, staff, were all good. The services both in the cabin and around the ship were very good.

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Cabin Review

Ocean Suite
Cabin OS 1218

The cabin was well maintained, excellent shower pressure and temp. Only a single 120 volt power outlet. (Consider, phones, Ipads, and now watches need charging) The bed was comfortable and the cabin staff, EXCELLENT+.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Puerto Limon

Limon is just above being a 3rd World Country. I would recommend eliminating this port for future cruises.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Good port for drinking, T-shirts, ice cream and experience the local economy. Big tourist stop, adapted for cruise ships. I enjoyed the time off the ship.


Simply drove to Tampa to board the cruise. Nice town.

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