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What people said about this ship:

"...or I got to the point I just no longer wanted to go to the dining room ." in 120 reviews.

"We have never been on a Carnival cruise,,always thought of it as a younger crowd party ships." in 48 reviews.

"...days we from our adventures by enjoying the sun on the lido deck , lots of pizza and a few drinks of the day!!!!" in 30 reviews.



Carnival Miracle departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Miracle sails to:

Mexico Hawaii

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jun 20, 2015

Perfect for vacation not needing to fly out of LA just a drive to Long Beach. as a repeat carnival customer the new drop off of passengers and luggage is better organized.carnival Miracle is a large ship with more room to walk around than the other ships I have sailed the fleet.This was my first cabin booking which I had a balcony . I strongly recommend the balcony rooms if your going on a trip greater than 3 days.Entertainment shows seem less lavish still entertaining.The band this time not as good as previous was disappointed like the Filipino bands. Frankenstein disco could use remodeling thought it was corny though DJ was okay.Food never changes I have travelled on Carnival multiple times need a change in menu at least year to year. loved the Pizza Bar though lines could get long and staff was overwhelmed.Cruise director was great and Bingo was a blast.Comedy shoes had several entertainers enjoyed them. shopping staff where kind and courteous enjoyed the raffles. I would recommend the trip to others specially for family vacationers it's very convenient and cost effective 

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great cruise but buyer beware

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

I and my 3 teenagers had a great time. The staff was very friendly, especially Savio, Rajiv... (really all of the food servers) and Exavier (who tended to our cabin). Our itinerary was changed because of Hurricane Carlos but this was our first cruise and we still had a great time. My only complaint was that I was told anything we spent on board would be deducted from my account "real time"; so that upon exiting the ship, the funds would have been taken out of the account and the balance settled. This information was inaccurate and the funds were not withdrawn until two days after returning which caused a little bit of chaos, as I had a special account set up for just this reason and had allocated a certain amount with to be withdrawn from that account. In essence, when you are told "real time deduction"... give it at least a week after debarking for your account to reflect what was really taken out...live and learn.

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Disappointing food and entertainment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jun 06, 2015

We have cruised with Carnival before with favorable results. Enough that we booked again. The quality and selection of food was terrible. The activities were non-existent and the entertainment was lame. My mother accompanied us on this trip and commented the buffet at Shoney's had better food. Our entire party  of 8 was bored including 4 teenagers. In addition we paid more for this trip than we have for previous cruises with Carnival to better places. Although they can't control the weather and we missed a scheduled port, the frustration was compounded by our bad on-board experience. When I called directly to the Carnival customer service to complain and ask for some compensation, a credit or partial refund I was told they could not help me and they were sorry. 

We spoke with many supervisors on the ship who agreed with some of our concerns and said there was nothing they could do and suggested we try another cruise line.

I have recommended Carnival many times in the past but won't anymore. Adios Carnival. Hello Princess and Royal Caribbean.

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Carnival did not provide what we paid for

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jun 06, 2015

Due to Hurricane Blanca, our itinerary was changed. Before we boarded, we asked to cruise another day. We were told to cruise today or we loose our money. We paid for Cabo and Puerta Vallarta and had to settle for Ensenada (which is a dump). Carnival did not offer any on board credits to compensate us for our money.

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Fabulous

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 30, 2015

My husband and I went on this cruise together just the two of us. Was our first cruise and probably the best vacation we have been on. We would highly recommend this cruise to anyone, just make sure you bring a sweater because the wind on the boat is cold. We liked all the raffles the cruise had available at the beginning of the cruise, however towards the end they didn't have as many. The shows were awesome as well as the comedians and the food. The price for the pictures were too high, but that's going to be the case with other cruise lines as well. We would have liked more activities in the morning but if your a night owl there's plenty to do. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five was because on the last two sea days we got a little bored. Other than that this was a fabulous cruise.

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Carnival always satisfies but this time...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 23, 2015

The cruise itself was amazing and the service, as always, impeccable. The food was varied and incredibly tasty. They are gracious enough to allow you to try foods and if you don't like it, you can order something different. That was a hit with our large group of 9. Sadly, we ended up waiting for nearly 2 hrs to get on the ship, despite having been given a specific boarding time. We also had a long wait to disembark in Cabo, as we had to be tendered to the shore. This was the only issue we had, during this cruise...the long wait for those events. 

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Carnival Miracle - Mexican Riviera

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 23, 2015

My husband and I took 3 of our daughters (17, 18, and 20), along with my sister and nephew (18). It was only our second cruise (had done the 4-day Ensenada) and it was so long ago that we felt another cruise was due. The embarkation on this particular cruise was not at all what we remembered previously. We waited in a long line for over 2 hours outside the dome. Our friends had paid $50 to be fast-tracked and they were on the ship quickly...not so for us. Apparently, the ship was late in getting all the folks off from the previous cruise and then they had to clean so our embarkation was delayed considerably, so that was a disappointment to start off. Once we go onboard it was fine. Our rooms (inside stateroom) were nice and clean...our service staff were very friendly and always cleaned the rooms nicely and folded towels into animal shapes for us. They were always around when you needed them.

We had the early dinner and we enjoyed it very much! Again our staff were very pleasant always...and the food was great! A funny thing happened, one of the waiters told us on the 3rd night that the time would change and we had to move our clocks back so we did. However, that wasn't supposed to happen so we were late for our first shore excursion. Then we were told  it was to occur the next night and it didn't...again we were confused on what time it was on the boat and onshore. Finally, the next night we did change our clocks. There was considerable confusion about when the time change would occur and that caused us to be confused about what was the "ship time" and "shore time" for several days...I felt like the staff should have been aware of when the time change would occur so they could relay accurate information.

As for the excursions, I think we paid a fair price and in general they were nice. We had the excursion in Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Both took us to nice places of interest and both tour guides were nice enough. However, I didn't like the fact that each of the tours took the groups to jewelry stores where they offered a free margarita and of course the hope was that folks would buy jewelry. But honestly, their prices were no better than in the US. I think the time could have been spent better than to lure groups to jewelry stores and even a leather wares store. The other thing is that they arranged for us to go to a fairly pricey restaurant on one of the tours...again, although it was nice, I would rather have seen a different area, perhaps more authentic foods, etc.

On the first shore day, we had to get a tender to get to shore...that process was kind of a nightmare as well...it took forever to get on the tender. We waited in line to get a tender ticket for an hour, then we waited another hour and a half to get on the boat to get ashore.

In spite of these little aggravations, I have to say I would definitely recommend this cruise to others. The ship was nice, the staff were friendly, the shows were great, the bars and nightclubs were lots of fun, the food was delicious, and we really had a nice time overall. Happy

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Mexican Riviera Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 23, 2015

Improved food and service at all levels.  Very pleased overall.  Dining experience in main dining room was very good.  Especially liked being able to order meals like filet and lobster for $20.00.  Well worth the money for a couple of special meals without having to go to the specialty restaurant for a $35.00 charge per person.

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Great Trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 23, 2015

Couldn't have been better. Everything from the customer service at cruises.com to carnival, was flawless. The ship was fresh from dry dock, very well.maintained, staff was friendly and made us all feel special. Left and arrived at each port right on time with no issues. Nightly shows were enjoyable for the whole family.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

The ship was very clean and staff were excellent!! my room was always clean & bed is made and love the animal towel on my bed very cute. I highly recommended this cruise ship ( Carnival Miracle) 

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Always get a balcony--it is so relaxing to set out on the deck in private and enjoy the view!

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.

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