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Counterclockwise Around the Deck, Counterclockwise Through the Canal
"This cruise really wasn't our first choice, but when the earthquakes hit Italy we decided to make an adjustment in our "to do list" of cruises and moved a Panama Canal visit to the top, and we're glad we did. We..."Read More
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EZ Wash

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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Holiday Hawaiian Cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

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henart1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Not our first time on Crystal, but now our last. We were late leaving San Diego as the ship's doctor had to be rushed to the hospital. As we were sailing under a Bahamian flag, it was determined that two of the guests who were doctors, would stand in. Safe? Maybe. This was our first time on Symphony, but many times on Serenity and on Harmony. We were treated like a stranger throughout ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

1 Helpful Vote


Hawaii March 1-18 on the Eurodam

Review for Eurodam to Hawaii

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lynnrosenblatt

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are HA fans after multiple cruises but as others said their reputation is not what it once was. We had never done a cruise with so many sea days in a row so was uncertain if that was for us. While we survived there was not a lot to do on sea days except eat and for some to complain; the trip back to San Diego was more stressful than the trip from SD to Hawaii. Much had changed in just a week as ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

15 Helpful Votes


Great Service...Great Destination!

Review for Carnival Miracle to Hawaii

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joeu071570

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for the length (15 Days) and the destination (Hawaii). Boarding the ship in San Diego was extremely organized, once you got through security. The security line was pretty much a free-for-all. I read reviews about the ship being in bad shape. Yes, it's an older ship that was weeks away from dry dock, but the ship was in great shape! Very clean and all public areas were in ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Interior

8 Helpful Votes


Felt Like a Budget Cruise

Review for Carnival Miracle to Mexican Riviera

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SanDiegoNewlywed

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Upon hearing that Carnival was beginning to leave from San Diego, my family decided it would be a great first cruise for 5 year old twins. We took a New Years cruise to fit in winter break. My husband and I have cruised previously (including on Carnival). Embarking was pretty quick and straightforward. We had one of the first embarkation times and made it fairly smoothly on. Getting off the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Interior with French Door (obstructed views)

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

Review for Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal & Central America

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Osoyoos Tommy

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. The food experience was exquisite. Indrawan was our favorite waiter. Attentive, professional, and always smiling! The meals were delicious each day. The dining room was spectacular. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Balcony


Wonderful Girls Cruise

Review for Carnival Miracle to Mexican Riviera

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AHUEY2

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The cruise was chosen by a friend because of the destinations and the price. I had never been to Cabo San Lucas nor Escenado but picking the right cruise line and the right cabin mate is essential. We had an oceanview cabin (1137) which was just enough room for the both of us. Made' our cabinet stewart took excellent care of us and ensured that every need was met, whether it was additional towels ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Ocean View

19 Helpful Votes


Horrible suite/very good food

Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

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Zebra2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We have previously sailed on Crystal Serenity. Both cruises our suite was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Since we had cruised the Bahamas in past years, we wanted a different itinerary. So we decided to Hawaii would be a nice change. Embarkation started off a little rocky, Crystal was trying out a new system and it took awhile to get information into an iPad. Our cabin was ready ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Verandah

66 Helpful Votes


Fun on and off the Carnival Miracle

Review for Carnival Miracle to Mexican Riviera

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dcruz2

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for two reasons first because it was departing San Diego (our hometown) and second because it was going to Cabo. We choose a 1:00 pm check in and it was so easy. We did not have to wait in any lines, our bags were checked and we were able to go to our cabin and put our carry on luggage away. We were surprised on the size of our cabin, it was a lot bigger than expected and the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

5 Helpful Votes


Disappointing

Review for Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Prosebradley

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The itinerary was why we chose it (Panama Canal), and we’d heard great things about HAL. We’ve cruised on Cunard, Celebrity (Aqua class), Azamara and Avalon. This was our worst experience. The ship itself is great, with beautiful art and public areas. The staff is wonderful and determined to please. But some real bummers. Do NOT pay money for the thermal spa - we bought a couples pass and only ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Fun, short trip

Review for Carnival Miracle to Mexican Riviera

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tensixmom

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I just wanted to post some thoughts on the Miracle. We sailed her on a short 3-day out of San Diego, leaving last Friday and returning yesterday morning. This is technically my 4th cruise overall- the first was on Royal Caribbean so many years ago I can't remember it, then the Carnival Imagination (or Inspiration... I get them confused) almost 4 years ago, Ruby Princess in March 2019, and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Interior

5 Helpful Votes


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