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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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ryabets reviewed 6 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"The dining room was magnificent." in 94 reviews.

"This was our first time on a Carnival cruise." in 38 reviews.

"The food was pretty tasty, although a bit repetitive on Lido deck." in 27 reviews.



Carnival Miracle departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Miracle sails to:

Mexico Hawaii

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Average, but not impressive

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 10, 2015

Having been on several cruises (3 Carnival, Royal Carib, Norwegian, Celebrity) I am comparing this as such, and have to say this was an "okay" experience. The crew was fantastic, very friendly! Cruise director, Troy, was great! The food was pretty tasty, although a bit repetitive on Lido deck. Dining room food was great-thanks to Mirla and Rojelio! The biggest negative would be that this ship vibrates-CONSTANTLY. We were on deck 7 and it was awful, awakening me several times during the night. Everywhere we went on the ship there was this vibrating/shaking going on. Stateroom could use some thorough cleaning/update; toilet area was dirty, hair from previous guest on nightstand, lint/dirt all along edges of carpet, air system nonadjustable & loud (sore throat). Sadly, the bed in our stateroom was sagging. Not comfy at all, and that has always been one of the best things about a cruise for us is how comfortable the beds are and the amazing sleep we get. I would NOT go on this ship again for these reasons.  Crew admitted there was an engine problem and they are docking the ship in March for repairs.  Why they are waiting is beyond me!

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ryabets
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great trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 10, 2015

Overall, it was a great experience. My family and I have sailed with Carnival before and loved it. We will definitely sail with Carnival in the future! 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 10, 2015

Well a passenger standing by me summed it up saying "I think they call it Miracle because it's a miracle it floats!". They had an engine go down and customer service said there is something wrong with the calibration that they have know about that makes it sputter and shake ALL the time. In our cabin it was intolerable the shaking while trying to sleep (not rocking from the waves).  And forget trying to drink unless you want to wear it. In stating the obvious, a ship that needs a lot of mechanical work, the cruise was nice. The staff was the best we have had, having cruised multiple times. Carnival is the best for families and younger children. Plenty to do for children!

Oh and the shows I give a zero!

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GGirl79
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Compared to other Carnival Cruises, this one was not up to par

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

I have been on other carnival cruises so am able to compare and this one was FAR from the quality and fun I experienced with the other ones.  I made the best of it, but it was a little disappointing knowing what I had in previous years.

First--The process for getting on the boat was long and tedious. I found the staff who were in security lines and keeping the lines moving were slightly rude and sarcastic --almost defensive when a question was asked. They did not seem happy we were there! I realize there may be some obnoxious people before us, but staff can't treat everyone like that.

Second--The process for the Muster Station was extremely long and disorganized. Again, staff did not appear happy we were there. Without us, they would not have jobs.

Third--The itinerary stated we were to be in Cabo San Lucas for 7 hours. We had to do the tender boat process and this did not begin until 12n and we had to return by 4:45p. We were last to get on a tender boat at 2:30. This was not enough time to really do anything on your own. It would have been nice to have been told this change ahead of time or allow us more time somewhere else.

Fourth--The casino was full of teens. Apparently, you can gamble on a cruise when you are 18. I like to play the tables and having 12-15 college age rowdy males yelling all the time was annoying. Only one would have $ to  play, the rest were watching....and yelling. The tables manager, Justus was rude and condescending throughout the trip. He was this way with me, but I also observed him to be this way with others. He needs a new job! The guy from the Philippines who was the other manager was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Fifth--Sarah, the Comedy Club Manager and Bingo Host appeared to be irritable all week and witnessed to be rude and/or condescending on at least 2 occasions. One on occasion, the comedy show was filled to capacity and I asked a staff person to stand near this ledge that did have a sign saying, " staff only". He said, sure it was ok. Sarah came and asked me to move, I politely explained that this other staff person said it was Ok for me to stand there and she said, " that person is not the Comedy Club Manager....I am". Really? Like my Mom use to say, "It's not what you say, but how you say it".

Sixth--The pre-port meetings appeared to be more about buying diamonds form this certain area in Cabo than anything else. It almost appeared as if the host would get a commission if Carnival guests bought from these certain vendors.

What I Loved: Interacting with the dining room waiters and other service staff. They were GREAT! Friendly, easy going and genuine.

The service people cleaning the rooms and the ones serving food are the hardest working people there! They are polite, always smiling and seemed GENUINELY happy we were there.

I'm sure they get paid the less and work the hardest. They are away from their families for 6 months at a time and looks like without much of a break. (As we were disembarking, another round of guests were getting on)

I truly believe the management of this particular ship needs to know what is going on. I was not the only one who heard comments and witnessed things. The morale on the ship is low. 

Many of the NON service staff appear to "fake" their enthusiasm for the events they are leading and in interactions with passengers. Not genuine at all. Customer service is what keeps businesses flowing!

I've been more than happy with the previous cruises with Carnival, but this one was disappointing!

 

 

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Great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

It's a Carnival ship so the food was slightly sub par.  However it was a fun, relaxing and there were no major problems.  I would certainly do this cruise again.

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Fun but wish there had been more entertainment and food choices

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

Cruise was relaxing but we were very disappointed in the lack of entertainment.  Multiple nights before dinner we went looking for something to do and the ship was like a ghost town.  Most entertainment didn't start til 9:00 or after every night.  If you are interested in just laying by the pool then it would be fine but we expected more entertainment.

The food choices were disappointing also.  If you chose to eat at the buffet for dinner the choices were extremely limited.  A couple of the food options were only open for about 3 hours a day.  The food at the buffet was mediocre.  It wasn't bad but it wasn't that good either.

Overall, we enjoyed our cruise but not sure that we will take one again.

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Not recommend this curise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

Too long on the ship, and too little time on the land.

Dinner is good, but "Chopstick" Oriental foods is  very bad, I think Carnival need to hire a real Chinese chef, instate this chefs , the food is repeat same very days.

Service is excellent.

6 days on Cruise  but only 2 shows I think is too little.

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Great time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

We had a great time on our trip. The only downfall was we had to take charter boats into Cabo and that took hours. We only had 2 hours once we got ok land.  We didn't have time for shore excursions or anything. 

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sknuckey
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Cruise to Mexico

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Dec 21, 2014

This is our fourth cruise with Carnival to Mexico.  Our experience has remained pretty consistent on each cruise.  Embarkation and disembarkation are very frustrating due to the lines caused by what appears to be a lack of staff. The welcome on board champagne is a nice touch.  The food has always been good, both in the MDR and the buffet with plenty of choices.  The wait staff are really attentive other than the brunch we had one day that took forever to arrive and was cold so we decided to stick with the buffet for lunch after that.

 

  The cabins are very comfortable with lots of space.  The room stewards are exceptional.  The entertainment is only average.  The shows do not change from year to year and are not that great to begin with and are certainly not worth recycling every year.  The Comedy Store is really good with some very entertaining comedians. The adults only area on deck is really nice.  The gym has plenty of equipment but is much too warm, probably because they have located a giant Jacuzzi there.

The ports of call were really nice but it seemed that we could have stayed longer. 

We have traveled with other cruise lines that cost more but for value for money Carnival is a pretty good bet.  They make every effort to make this a fun cruise and the passengers seem to be a younger crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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not carnivals best ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Dec 21, 2014

I am a platinum member and have sailed many ships and this was the most disappointing of all.

dining room is above engine room

dining wait staff no issues. the girls at desk in dining room clueless and inexperienced. do not know how to manage people at all. maître de useless too. there were continual waits for anytime dining

deck on serenity was uneven and hazardous in need of repair

food was okay

cabin staff excellent

fun shops staff especially olia was excellent as well as the sales

this ship wouldn't be my first choice ever

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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.

Make sure to watch the shows, they are great and FREE!!!! The food is amazing!!

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