This was our first cruise and we enjoyed every minute. The crew of the Carnival were welcoming and always ready to help. Our shore excursions that we booked through Carnival were enjoyable and a good price for the fun we had.
We traveled on the Carnival Miracle for the 7 night Mexican Riviera cruise. It was a whole new experience for us! Everyone on the ship seemed to go above and beyond and took pride in their work. The Las Caletas shore excursion was the high light of our trip, it is not to be missed! The other ports were disappointing to us and lacked an authentic feel. And the heat and humidity were ridiculous!!! On the ship, the food was fabulous and we enjoyed the "my time dining" every night. As first timers, we didn't realize this meant waiting 30-50 minutes each time but now we know. I was very impressed with they gym and would have liked to have used it more than 3 days. It was a very busy place in the mornings! Our steward struggled to remember our names but his dedication and demeanor were endearing--a shout out to Katut (sp?) we enjoyed him and our towel animals very much. The comedy shows were great, and we loved the ship parties led by the asst. cruise director. All in all, a very memorable time for my husband and I, and our 4 children (16-25 years).
All aspects were exceptional. Our room steward was just awesome. The ship was maintained clean, decent and in order. The dining experience was so much better than our last cruise. And, the photographers photos were better than expected. Carnival has definitely lived up to its name as the fun ship.
It was our first cruise vacation with my brother and we now know that we are not the multi-day cruising types. The pros are that everything is within reach and done for you. The beds were made as soon as we were off for breakfast and bathroom cleaned after every shower. We had a balcony so the sunsets were spectacular each evening! The food was available in plenty and many dining options. The cons were that the food was terrible for most part, either fried or sautéed in lots of oil (high quantity, poor quality). The 24-hr dining area served the wrong food-pizza and ice cream. Then the alcohol was overpriced, almost equivalent to Manhattan prices! The entertainment was okay, there were mornings and afternoons that I had really nothing to do because of boring onboard activities schedule. More dance classes (more than 1) will be appreciated, and oh they has some really bad comedians scheduled every night, not funny at all!
Love our cruise, the staff, servers, and entertainment were excellent. Had great dinning choices and food was very good. Was not too happy with the difference between local time and ship time. Excursions that were purchased through were very good but carnival really didn't help you. The times for the excursions were locate time so we were always in a hurry to get their on time. Cabo and Mazatlan were one hour ahead and Puerto Vallarte was 2 hours ahead. Got to the Excursion one hour late. But in all the trip and overall experience was great and rewarding. We had a great time!
LIke the title states, it is the fun ship. The crew is warm & cheerful, from the bartender to the waiters. It's all in good fun. Carnival knows how to do Mexico right. Great having 2 days in Cabo. Cabins were updated and comfortable. I would go again.
Great cruise for families with children. Adults only, it is a bit boring but we go on cruises, sometimes, just to relax, and we did. Think they should go to Puerto Vallarta for 2 days and only one in Cabo.
We have been on 4 Carnival Cruises and this time we took our grandsons, ages 15 and 16. The 15 year old enjoyed the O2 Club, the 16 year old, not that much. It is a nice option for the teenagers.
I didn't feel the entertainment was that great as it had been the last few years.
We were surprised the Lido buffet for breakfast and lunch was very good. We had anytime dining for dinner and enjoyed it. We did see the hostess tell a guest he couldn't come in and dine in a tank top. YEAH!!!! for her.
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