Our recent Cruise to Nowhere on the Carnival Miracle was a great disappointment. Our first cruise was 5 days to Canada on the Carnival Victory in '06, and we enjoyed the general cruise experience immensely. But it was our first and we had no point of reference until our next few cruises with NCL, where we discovered what a first class cruise experience should be. Still, that first Carnival cruise got us very excited about vacationing at sea.
The Miracle two day cruise looked like a good deal though. It met our time constraints and budget at this time of year.
But the devil is in the details, and Carnival failed big time on details. They blew it on the big stuff too.