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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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Carnival Miracle

mrcool3736 reviewed 4 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"The dining room was magnificent." in 131 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.

Carnival Miracle departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Miracle sails to:

Mexico Hawaii

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Worst Carnival trip ever

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Got to airport where we meet the group of people that paid for the transfer to the ship, know problem just like in Ft. Lauderdale and Port Carnival but that was the end of that. As a group we got to the ship and stood outside in line for 3 1/2 hours to get on the ship going through there check-in system. No direction at all and the Carnival people didn't know what they were doing either(we all asked).When we were able to go in the building we checked into 5 years ago(mex. Rivera) was all set up to check in people but for some reason someone thought it was better for us to stand outside (thank God it wasn't hot or raining). From that point on we always had to complain to the dinning room people at least keep up to the standers we were used to on Carnival. You would think that Carnival would have learned but when we got back we had to go through the same mess to get back to LAX. Shuttle we stood for 2 hours of standing waiting for the bus and watch Carnival putting the on comers to the Mex. Rivera through the same thing but in the rain. For shame on you Carnival. As far as being on the ship for 4 days sailing to Hawaii and 4 days back you think that they would of had more things for the people to do other than bean bag toss and trivia, all most people did was wait to eat.

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Terrible experience from beginning to end.

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from the 3+ hour wait to register to get on the ship to the 2 hour wait for the transfer we paid extra for to get back to the airports. Worst cruise I have ever taken.service was below standards even for the low price. Even other passengers mentioned that they had to ask for just subpar service. Cleaning standards are very low, they clean the tables with clothes that have been dropped on the floor!

there were four days at sea each way to Hawaii, with no entertainment. Other than end to end trivia and bag toss. The scheduled entertainment was ok when they brought in outside entertainers. But the carnival crew was bad...bad singing...bad dancing...and bad acts. Dinner service was below standards, came either cold or melted. Couldn't get off ship at Kona for 3 and half hours because of lack of sufficient tenders. We had to cancel our plans because only had a few hours on lland.

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Somewhat disappointed

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We enjoyed our time in all the Hawaiian ports. We got off the ship in Ensenada, but got right back on. I was disappointed that the shopping was so far away. The water was very rough and the sea days were good but we got bored quick

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We had a good time. The food was very good. Our room service was excellent.

The one problem my wife and I had was the food lines of the team we couldn't understand them or we couldn't understand. Other then that we had a very good time! 

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Fun Cruise and Great Service

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We took this cruise in January of 2016 and had a great time!  There were 12 of us (many of whom have cruised multiple times) and we all felt that the food and service was as good as we have had.  Everyone on the ship (especially at the Customer Service Desk) were very helpful and friendly.  The ship was clean.  We did the mountain ATV adventure, camel riding, and ultimate canopy excursions.  All were great and well worth it.

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Satisfied

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Luggage collection at the Long Beach terminal went smoothly and its transfer to our stateroom was timely.  There was a degree of organization in how passengers were lined up to reach the protection of the canopies outside the terminal building, and I am very happy that the rain held off until I was inside the building.  Passengers were processed at a good rate.

 

All the crew I encountered were friendly, helpful and efficient in doing their jobs.  Only compliments for them.

 

I was completely satisfied with my meals and the other food services.

 

While there there were various types of entertainment offered, many performers seemed to think that they were performing in a venue much, much larger.  I was limited to one event, a recent Mission Impossible movie.

 

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First Time Mexican Riviera Cruise

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First time for my wife and I in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.  We had a great time.  This is our 4th cruise on Carnival and with few exceptions we have been treated with an exceptional experience.  Boarding in Long Beach was a bit lengthy due to some game show (Wheel of Fortune) filming a promo on the Miracle on day of departure.  Cabins were clean and ready for us when we boarded.  Food selection was great at all the buffets.  Dinner selection was even better.  We booked two excursions through Carnival and one on our own in Cabo.  The one city tour excursion / beach resort tour was a good spend for $25 per head, however, I hate when Carnival cuts a deal with some local shops and it is part of the tour.  This particular shopping stop was in an area in Old Town Puerto Vallarta that was not only run down, but the shops themselves did not offer much.  My recommendation to Carnival - stick to the city info tour and the beach stop.  The other excursion we booked was for the Ultimate Zip Line and it was the highlight of our cruise.  A little on the expensive side but worth it.  The third excursion was in Cabo - paid a local guy $35 per head for a whale watching adventure in a little 8 - 10 passenger glass bottom boat.  Unlike the larger vessels, this guy was able to maneuver and react quickly to where the whales were.  As for the ship itself I thought is was well maintained, the crew was awesome and the activities plentiful.  My only complaint was the occasional sewer gas smell in the cabin and the second night show general public show that got a little risque.

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Awesome Trip

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We really loved this trip.  The first cruise my wife and I had been on.  We got an amazing deal.  Couldn't believe the level of service and quality of the food for the price.  We had a great time watching the shows, relaxing and spending time together as a couple.  The two days in Puerto Vallarta were fantastic.  The excursion took us off the beaten path to get to know Puerto Vallarta's history and culture.  Cabo San Lucas was beautiful.  We will be planning our next cruise soon.

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Fun New Year's Cruise

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This cruise was so much fun!  The boat was full - about half the guests were kids.  However, the activities kept the kids busy.  The band was great, and the New Year's party on deck was fantastic.  I just love the Red Frog Pub - what a great addition to this ship!  Service in the dining room was a bit slow, but that was probably due to the ship being so full.  Food was good.  We didn't do any shore excursions this time - just wandered around near the port.  We chose to forego shore excursions in exchange for bigger staterooms - a trade off that we found well worth it!  My kids (finicky teenagers) are asking to go again.

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Merry Christmas cruise

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We took a 7 night Mexico cruise over Christmas week. Almost forgot it was Christmas! The ship is a little dated, but clean and in nice condition. The crew is wonderful and surprisingly, the dining room staff and room staff remembered our names! We had adjoining rooms on level 6 toward the rear of the ship. We didn’t ask for the balcony door between the rooms to be opened until we were at sea, then it was too late. Saw whales breaching from the cabin balcony, too cool!

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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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