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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Christmas Sailing

Carnival Miracle Cruise Review by christina-xxx

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2010
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean Suite

Boarding the ship VIP went very smooth, we were on boat within 30 min. VIP lounge offered cookies and fruit punch. Some people were sneaking in VIP line and staff was allowing them to proceed. The regular line to board boat was very long. Dinner was average. Bar service was terrible, some nights we did not get served drinks. Service was average. Food was below average. My family made many trips to the toilet. The your time dining went well, except a few nights we had to wait in the bar for up to 30 minutes. Breakfast was not good, eggs were very watery. Pizzeria never had enough pizza, only had one person working there, handing out food and making the pizza all at once. The Owners suite was very spacious, tons of storage, room was kept very clean throughout our stay. Beatles show was good, the puppet show was dry. We did not see any other comedians. The McQuires sports bar was the only placed that allowed ESPN. The room cabins did not have ESPN. Cruise director was ok, but rarely seen. Casino did not kick small children out., they were hanging out by the black jack table.

Nick and Nora's was not worth the price. Most of this restaurant is at the back where boat motor is and the glasses and candles on the tables were vibrating. It was a constant vibration at your seat., it was terrible. The sirloin was fatty. I felt it was over priced., a bit stuffy and proper.

Some furniture in public rooms was worn. There was not a lot of entertainment on Lido deck (pool). Constant fighting over deck chairs. Boat was weathered more than average. Staff was not as friendly as past cruises including carnival. Laundry room on 7th. floor only had one working washing machine. expensive for wash $ 3.00 for washer, and dryer. There was an iron in laundry for use for free.

Said Survery would be emailed, they were trying to save on trees, we are still waiting for Survey to be emailed to us. They wasted paper every day with their jewerly flyers that ended up in the garbage. It was more important for their jewerly flyers than to leave us a survey in our room so we can fill out with fresh minds.

Took "Holiday Cruise", I am sure it cost more duing Christmas sailing, but this boat did not put you in the holiday spirit. Holiday Decorations were scarce unlike the other boats we sailed over Christmas.

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Cabin Review

Ocean Suite
Cabin OS 7296

Cabin 7296 size was great, plenty of storage, balcony was very spacious. Always kept tidy. Beds were not too comfortable, hard and worn. Bathroom and dressing area great size. Water pressure in shower terrible but same on past cruises with all cruise lines.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Grand Turk

Grand Turk port, we went to Jimmy Buffets place,very clean, great service, free to get in and lay on chairs. Very Clean port. All Ports were very good, Dominican we took a $ 20 round trip to beach, much cheaper than boat excursions. Beach was small but clean, had one restaurant they did not speak or understand English, hard to order a meal, menu was not in English., Aruba, we got rained out all day, did take a tour $ 20 pp rt, very nice tour, once again cheaper than boat excursions.

Curacel.?? sp, was very nice, we had great weather, went on tour same price as above, went well, beautiful place, We did Island tour, Sea aquarium was very small, enjoyed Dolphin show, takes about 45 minutes to go through entire place. Cab ride was $ 15.00 admission to aquarium was $ 18 each a bit pricey.

Ate at restaurant were moving bridge was, it was in street, very crowded, Do not eat the hamburgers, not sure what kind of meat we were eating. Saw Jewish Synague. Very clean port.

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