Carnival Miracle is a large ship, carrying 2667 passengers and 910 crew, and sails from Long Beach (Los Angeles), California.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    

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Fun in the Sun!

erinhammer59 reviewed 2 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"The dining room was magnificent." in 136 reviews.

"We have been on 4 Carnival Cruises and this time we took our grandsons, ages 15 and 16." in 52 reviews.

"Poor quality Lido deck meals." in 33 reviews.


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3 out of 5

Overall very good cruise with a few issues

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My boyfriend and I loved this cruise overall with a few exceptions. We especially enjoyed the ports of call and the comedy shows. I loved that there was plenty of space on all the decks to find a spot to relax in the sun. We were also extremely happy with our balcony room and room steward, Heimer. He was great!

 

We were a little disappointed with the food most days and ended up with an bad stomach illness due to what we ate the last day on the cruise ship and are still suffering from it 4 days later! This makes me very cautious about the food on Carnival cruise ships moving forward. 

 

Also, I had a massage while on the ship. While the massage technique was good and enjoyable, the entire experience was not. it was 100% apparent that the main purpose of a massage with the Carnival spa is just to sell you more things. I did not appreciate that after the massage they sit you down in the same massage room and tell you emphatically that you "need" $200 worth of products and try to sell them to you. This was frustrating because i just had a nice massage and I'm not even allowed to leave the massage room and enjoy my relaxation before products are pushed very hard on me. Needless to say, I will not be purchasing any Carnival spa services in the future.

 

 Finally, I was very frustrated with how the boarding situation was handled. We arrived at 1:30pm to board and stood in lines outside for 2-3 hours in the sun and heat waiting to get on the ship. We heart through talk amongst guests that the extended wait was due to the ship arriving late from the last cruise. While this is understandable, it would have been nice for the captain or cruise director to have addressed this at some point while on the cruise. Instead, it was brushed over like it never happened while nearly all passengers stood in the heat for 2-3 hours to get on board, most people getting sunburned (like us) and with Carnival running out of water to provide to waiting guests. 

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2 out of 5

Ugh

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I loved Mexico, it was very very hot. But immensely beautiful and pretty adventurous. Swimming with the Dolphins was by far the climax of our trip. It was all down hill from there. The Miracle ship is sooooooooo old and it was full of old people. The Internet service is extremely faulty and they actually have the audacity to charge you for it. No one, including the agent that I spent a hour + on the phone set this up, told me about the gratuity fee. So I end up tipping twice for some of the nastiest food I every had, and for watered down weak drinks. Beyond that their was absolutely nothing to do on the ship, nothing was even close to interesting to me. It seem like everything was geared toward olderror people and kids. The Tv only had like 5 channels and 2 of them showed the same thing allday. WE REALLY REALLY LOVED MEXICO AND REALLY REALLY HATED THE SHIP. 

P.S. SOME OF THE INFO THAT I WAS GIVING or not giving BY YOUR SALES ASSOCIATE CONTRIBUTED TO THE HORRIBLE PART OF OUR TRIP

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4 out of 5

Carnaval Cruise Aug 6-13

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My husband and I have a wonderful experience on the Cruise. It’s our second time for the reason to celebrate his birthday.

 

I like our Cabin people our nice and service our wonderful.

We would like to see more show and real performer on stage. I mean popular performer.

 

Dinning experience our wonderful both the waiter and the server our helpful. I enjoy the show even though they are rush to serve us well and still have the smile and the enthusiasm to perform.

 

I suggest they should have a sign up sheets for the serenity. Couple of hours Max for the next people to use the space.

 

I would like to suggest the photo is a bit expensive. Can you mark the prices on photo. We have good pictures and would like to have for our memoir. Specially when buying more should have a bigger discount.

 

I suggest also to warn the guess on a form of memo when going on excursion. The people we sat on the table they have a pretty bad experience in Puerto Vallarta. They said they not going back to Puerto Vallarta.

I suggest to put a map or help to go places to Puerto Vallarta. For those people that is not using the Carnaval excursion. I know it’s a bit expensive if you explore outside.

I suggest to have INFO on how to use the bus in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo or Mazatlán.

Then you guys are really making a difference on people making there vacation meaningful and helpful for those that are trying to save cost on their vacation.

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5 out of 5

Trip of a lifetime

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Our trip was great, even with a change in itinerary due to a storm, it was amazing.  The staff on Carnival were superiorLove.  as guest you would have thought they did this every day. Will do it again!!!

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3 out of 5

Not what we booked but still enjoyable.

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First let me say that I would not recommend to friends booking this itinerary in August or possibly even late July when storm activity begins to appear.  The captain had to change the itinerary due to a tropical storm that closed the port of Cabo San Lucas for three days.  We (myself, wife and two sons, 18 and 20 years old) were looking forward to 2 days in Cabo but only got most of one day from 7am to 2:15pm.  Instead we spent about one-and-half days in Puerto Vallarta, arriving at noon the first day, overnighting in PV and then departing at about 3 or 4pm the next day.  The ship's Shore Excursion desk did a remarkable job attempting to rebook about 2,000 shore excursions.  The captain also did a great job avoiding choppy seas, giving us mostly smooth sailing.

 

A highlight of the cruise was the Las Caletas Beach excursion at Puerto Vallarta.  We really enjoyed the beach, the warm water and some optional activities (the Seal/Sea Lion encounter and a massage).  The food and drinks were outstanding.  We've been on 15 cruises and my wife commented that this was the best cruise excursion we ever experienced.  In Cabo, my wife and 20-year-old son did the Dolphin Swim and thoroughly enjoyed it.  

 

Carnival did a great job of keeping passengers entertained while at sea.  We especially enjoyed the comedy shows.  There were typically two or three or more nightly, PG family shows and the R+ (18 and older) beginning at 9pm and later.  All were great!  During the 7-day cruise, Carnival brought in 4 comedians so there was always fresh material.

 

A downside of the cruise was the rudeness of some passengers.  While the vast majority of passengers are polite enough, we found that parents with young to pre-teen children were rude.  Any rudeness by their children, either intentional or inadvertent, was either ignored, condoned or even defended and encouraged by the parents.  These parents seem to feel that any form of self-expression by their children should be acceptable to all.  In Cabo, the ship departure was delayed by over an hour waiting for two very late passengers who waved to everyone "greeting" them as they finally arrived aboard the tender.

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4 out of 5

Nice but it can get expensive

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The cruise was great, clean, with great food and service. But, asking too much for pictures taken, constantly asking for more pictures to be taken, and it was a bit tiring. Excursions are very expensive and some of it not worth the full price. It was my biggest disappointment how expensive they were.

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4 out of 5

I ENJOYED MY CRUISE

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I ENJOYED MEETING NEW PEOPLE, THE FOOD WAS GOOD EVERYDAY, MY ROOM WAS CLEAN EVERYDAY.

I HAD A PROBLEM WITH TWO THINGS, ONE WAS I BOOKED A SPA TREATMENT ONLINE AND PAID FOR IT ONLINE TWO WEEKS BEFORE MY CRUISE AND THEY STILL CHARGED ME FOR IT AGAIN ON THE SHIP. THE OTHER THING IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRATUITY THAT IS CHARGED TO YOUR CARD IS RIDICOLOUS. I DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL SO THE ONLY WAY I COULD GET A SODA WAS TO GET IT FROM THE BAR OR IN THE DINNING ROOM AT DINNER. THEY DID NOT OPEN IT FOR ME THEY JUST HANDED IT TO ME AND WANTED GRATUITY FOR THAT.

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4 out of 5

The Good and the BAD

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Staff was courteous ,helpful and friendly.

Music in shows was EXTREMLY LOUD to the point it was uncomfortable and lyrics from performers could not be heard over.

 

I was told by the sales person who booked us, that we would have a $100 on-board credit. The credit did not appear on my travel documents and when we were on board we were told we had a $30.18 (?) on board credit...Customer service was of no help in locating the rest of the promised on board credit.I consider this a cheap shot rip off.

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5 out of 5

Special Family Time

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Have cruised before on one of the more "elegant" cruise lines. What a pleasant surprise :  Received same or even higher level of service, care, and pampering on the Carnival Miracle. Good job Carnival! 

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4 out of 5

Fun cruise and good atmosphere

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unlimited food was good, the gratuity charges are kind of over the top, bs in my opinion. Overall it was a Fun and exciting trip. the shows were really good and entertaining. A lot of nice and helpful people all around the ship.

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GGirl79
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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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