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Carnival Miracle

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

What people said about this ship:

"Service in the dining room CHONTICHA, EDWARD, UNGSHUNGMI were like family & so..." in 86 reviews.

"...i took our 2 boys( 9 and 12) with us on this, our third carnival cruise , their first." in 38 reviews.

"...the most part - and an extremely limited buffet on the lido deck lead to some very dissapointing dining options." in 26 reviews.


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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Fulfilled Alaska bucket list

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jul 08, 2014

Our Alaska cruise was something my husband and I always wanted to do. We were not disappointed. This was our Platinum cruise with Carnival. Check in went so smooth, went right to the cabin and emptied our carry on bags an alas our luggage came while we were there. Fastest ever. Our cabin steward Carlos was great so attentive and friendly. The wait staff were as frequently and anticipated what we wanted. 

The Alaskan scenery was simply gorgeous. We went on the Tracy Arm excursion which I recommend to all, you venture off in a smaller boat to get closer to the glaciers and waterfalls. You stop there for awhile to get photos. We saw calfing of the glaciers which was amazing.. Skagway was a quaint town we did a salmon bake but I wished we did a more exploration excursion, maybe next time. Juneau we went on a whale watch and rainforest walk to Mendenhall Glacier. Even though the day wasn't nice we had an awesome time. We saw a lot of whales during a bottle feeding where they are all together. Saw Sea lions also. Whale watching was great I would do that again with no doubt.

We love Carnival and will keep sailing with them. We have met lot of people we keep in touch with from all over. The crew are all friendly and call you by name which I like it makes you feel special. I do recommend the Alaska cruise it is a must see.

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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beautiful scenery, nice crew

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 27, 2014

The Tracy arm Fjord was amazing! We would have been happy to spend the whole Cruise there! Saw whales in May and lots of sea lions. The Alaska ports were great and friendly. The ship needs maintenance but was clean and the staff was very nice.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Best Cruise yet!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 20, 2014

This is the best cruise ever I have been on.  I would HIGHLY recommend it. As you know, Carnival has the reputation for a party cruise but this was far from it. It was just perfect and the price was great!!   Most of the crowd on this ship to Alaska were older which I liked.  The ship was beautiful too.  I do higly recommend this cruise.  The views were extremely beautiful and breath taking!!!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Review of Alaskan Cruise on Carnival Miracle

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 20, 2014

My husband and I had never been on a cruise, so we had a few anxious moments before agreeing to take this one. We have nothing to compare ours to. But, going to Alaska was a dream. We so enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful scenery, and the weather was great. The Carnival staff was wonderful. The people on board the ship were friendly and outgoing. We met so many nice people from all over the world. The times of actually embarking and disembarking were very smooth. We enjoyed everything we saw and the excursions we took. However, we don't think we got the best deal for our money.  Other ships which came in to the same ports as ours had gone to at least 1 to 3 more ports than ours within the same number of days. The food, which everyone who cruised before, had raved about, was OK, but not special. Most of the time, in the buffet lines, your food got stone cold by the time you got to sit down and eat it. The days at sea also got boring. Being relatively used to having some sort of responsibilites and schedule, we found there wasn't enough "stuff" to do to keep us busy. In the games which we could participate in, there should have been real prizes given to the winners. The casino was a money pit. About 3 of the shows were really good, but the others could have been much better, ie. funnier. The bed and show seats really hurt my back. They were so hard. The rooms were clean and there was plenty of storage space for personal items and clothes. We enjoyed our balcony, and can't imagine a cruise without at least a window. But, that's our take. So, yes, all in all, there was a lot of good things about our cruise, but some negative things, too.  We would be interested to see how the Carnival line compares to others.

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Traveled As:
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Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Food was terrible and spa failed to impress

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jun 03, 2014

This was our first Cruze experience. We still enjoyed ourselves and Alaska is something so unique within itself that it shouldn't be missed! However, our Cruze experience failed to impress and we will probably never book a carnival Cruze again. First off, they canceled a stop and when I called to inquire about maybe some sort of refund or what we would be doing instead I was greeting by a rude lady laughing at the idea of getting some compensation. So, we let that go and decided to not fully refund and go Cruze anyways since we were flying from Hawaii. I would like to start off with the spa experience... I had a facial which was absolutely great, they always tell you how bad your skin is and try to sell you on stuff but was still good. However, we also booked a couples massage that was one of the absolute worst, unprofessional experiences at I spa I have ever received. The 2 young women that helped us were giggling and communicating to each other the entire time. We weren't sure if they were making fun of us or what!? We were already uncomfortable with our bodies since eating so much. My boyfriend didn't mind his massage but felt very uncomfortable with the communicating giggly girls. My massage however was terrible! She started with one leg then when switching legs the massage was very uneven, like she had forgotten what she did on one then the other? Then she went back to the first leg again for a few seconds... Then to my back. It was like she had never given one before! If I wasn't stuck on a boat where I would have to see these people again we would have gotten up and walked out! Very unprofessional! It made the experience very uncomfortable! Also, the food was horable! There is lots of it, but not good at all. The bauccus restaurant that was included seemed to use the leftovers from the buffet. Just set up a little more fancy. The breakfast was even worse there! My boyfriend got his food about 20 minutes before I received my cold, 2 eggs, buffet hash browns and toast! They also tried to sit us with a randome table of people to save tables? It was awkward and when we told then we wanted our own table for 2 they seemed angry and irritated at us. Sorry, u have to buss one more table because of us I guess. It was very odd! The server was very rude and when another table complained about him, he became awkwardly nice to us and let us know how much trouble he was in. He shouldn't tell other people. Very strange experience. We were also let down by the crew members of the steak house! We called to make reservations which they told us jeans weren't allowed. So we made reservations for our last night. However, when walking by the restoraunt there were lots of people wearing jeans and cowboy hats!!!! So we called the next day to make sure there wasn't a dress code the night we were going and was told no. So, we threw the jeans in the washer. My boyfriend was wearing a nice pair of walking shorts and they wouldn't let us in! We told her what was going on and the previous night watching people with pants walk in. The only thing she could do was say, "sorry, no shorts. But last night there wasn't a dress code". GET IT TOGETHER! So we were never able to experience the steak house. By the end of dealing with bad customer service and not feeling comfortable enough to complain right then and there, I will never book a carnival Cruze again. 

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Popular Tips for Carnival Miracle


Don't miss a night at Nick and Nora's steakhouse! If you're a couple that doesn't want to be around kids, this is not your ship. Parents with kids of all ages, enjoy! The kids will love it!

Go to the Serenity Deck for great views and a quiet and comfortable retreat on the days at sea when you simply want to rest.

use the elevator near the dining rooms to avoid long lines at dinner time.



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