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What people said about this ship:

"The dining room was nice." in 88 reviews.

"My wife and I took our 2 boys( 9 and 12) with us on this, our third Carnival cruise, their first." in 38 reviews.

"they seem to th ink once they sit on the lido deck for breakfast at 8 this is their table till time for the..." in 26 reviews.



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Carnivallover1
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Fulfilled Alaska bucket list

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jul 08, 2014

Our Alaska cruise was something my husband and I always wanted to do. We were not disappointed. This was our Platinum cruise with Carnival. Check in went so smooth, went right to the cabin and emptied our carry on bags an alas our luggage came while we were there. Fastest ever. Our cabin steward Carlos was great so attentive and friendly. The wait staff were as frequently and anticipated what we wanted. 

The Alaskan scenery was simply gorgeous. We went on the Tracy Arm excursion which I recommend to all, you venture off in a smaller boat to get closer to the glaciers and waterfalls. You stop there for awhile to get photos. We saw calfing of the glaciers which was amazing.. Skagway was a quaint town we did a salmon bake but I wished we did a more exploration excursion, maybe next time. Juneau we went on a whale watch and rainforest walk to Mendenhall Glacier. Even though the day wasn't nice we had an awesome time. We saw a lot of whales during a bottle feeding where they are all together. Saw Sea lions also. Whale watching was great I would do that again with no doubt.

We love Carnival and will keep sailing with them. We have met lot of people we keep in touch with from all over. The crew are all friendly and call you by name which I like it makes you feel special. I do recommend the Alaska cruise it is a must see.

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SangWong
Purser

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Room Type:
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Horrible Carnival

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Jul 01, 2014

Carnival Cruise is one of the most horrible cruise line to Alaska that I had an unfortunate first time experience.  First, Carnival Cruise was to Alaska with ports call Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria.  Then a few weeks later, Carnival sent an email stating that their Miracle Ship cannot go to Ketchikan, therefore, Carnival gave me an email for 25% off for future cruise.  At the board of the ship, Carnival has one of this ads that if I check with their sale prep when I am first day at sea and book future cruise, Carnival will give me a good price for future cruise.  I found the East Bahama cruise and booked the cruise with their good price and when I gave the 25% letter, the sale rep would not honor it. The guest service name Felicia was a rude person.  Her attitude was cold and mean when I asked about the custom form.  The cook argued with the guests regarding not enough food for the guests to eat after the came back from shore excursions.  The food menu was the same day after day for the past 7 days on board.  It was plain, old, stale and not at all nutritious and inviting.  

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Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Great experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Aug 05, 2014

We had a great time on this cruise! The Tracy Arm Fjord day was amazing. The ship had blankets to use on the decks and were serving warm beverages that 'hit the spot'. We did not get to see Ketchikan due to mechanical issues on the boat (which we knew in advance) but the other ports (Skagway, Juneau, and Victoria) were beautiful! We did excursions in Skagway (train ride through mountains, salmon bake, 'gold mining', and tour of Red Onion Saloon and brothel) and Juneau (whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour) and both were well worth the money! The tour guides were fun and informational. This was our second Carnival Cruise and the service both times was exceptional. We are looking forward to our next cruise in the Caribbean in January 2015 :)

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Jheretired
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

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7+ cruises

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A Wonderful 16 day Cruise to Hawaii

Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Sep 18, 2014

This cruise started off with five full days at sea, followed with visits to five ports (Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Kona, and Hilo), and followed up with five full days at sea on the return. To be honest, I had my doubts that Carnival could come up with enough activities to keep everyone entertained for 16 days, especially with 10 of them being sea days...but I was wrong. This is my ninth cruise with Carnival and it was, by far, the best as far as on-board activities, musical entertainment, and comedy of any I have experienced.

 

The Cruise Director, Troy, and his assistant, Mel, along with the Punchliner Comedy Club director, Katie, all worked their butts off to keep the energy going for 16 wonderful days. The Carnival Miracle is one of the older ships (and is due to get the 2.0 upgrades early next year), but is well layed out and features 3 pools and several bars and lounges. It also is one of the few ships which still features full production Vegas style shows with a live orchestra/show band (JC and the Miracles).

 

The Punchliner Comedy Club brought on 3 comedians for the first 5 days, 2 more while in Hawaii, and 3 more for the last 5 days. John DiCrosta, Dale Evans, and Lenny Schmidt were the highlight of the cruise and were absolutely hilarious.

 

The on-board activities included something for everyone including casino tournaments, 3 or 4 trivia contests per day, dance lessons, deck parties and games, special functions, daily discussions/lectures by the on-board naturalist, and, of course, food, drink, more food, more drink, and...ice cream and pizza available 24/7. The staff and crew were, as always, very friendly and anxious to make you feel welcome. Most called me by name after about two days.

 

Now...about Hawaii...it was as beautiful and awe-inspiring as I remembered from 35 plus years ago. Kauai was our first island, and we chose to tour Waimea Canyon. It was magnificent and is billed, appropriately, as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Maui, our second island, was our time to enjoy a beach day...which we did at Ka'anapali Beach. Of course, no trip to Hawaii is complete without a tour of Honolulu, our third island. We elected to forego visits to Pearl Harbor, since we had been there twice before, so we had time to follow tradition and take in a wonderful luau. Our fourth island, Kona, was the only port requiring tender service...but it went well and moved quickly. There we visited the Kona Chocolate factory, the Kona Soap factory, and the Kona Coffee factory...guess which we liked the best. Finally, we reached Hilo, our fifth island, and toured several active waterfalls and feasted on a nice barbequed lunch.

 

Carnival, on this cruise, surpassed my expectations and provided us a very memorable vacation.  I recommend it to all.

 

 

 

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Ka'anapali Beach Waimea Canyon

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if you didn't have a good time it's your own fault

Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Aug 19, 2014

this was our second alaskan cruise and fifth cruise with carnival.  We knew early that Ketchikan was dropped due to propulsion problems, but, this meant more time in the other ports.  weather was excellent, clear blue skies temps in the high 50's.  single most important advice i can offer is spend the extra money and get a balcony.  our cabin steward Siswadi was excellent and always available.  we were a group of nine and all chose your time dining.  food in the main dining room was good to very good, menu options meant carnivores to vegetarians were all happy.  the dining room staff :Beata, Marlena, Joel, and Rommel were excellent.  self serve food on the lido deck was good and always a wide variety, pizza, chinese, burgers, etc.  24 hour self serve froyo and ice cream.  embarkation  was the most pain free we have ever encountered, quite different from the stormtroopers used at port canaveral.   carnival now offers express debarkation $20 per person and you get your boarding passes the last nite as well as your bags automatically checked thru to your final destination.   bring binoculars, and plenty of batteries for your cameras.    enjoy

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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.

this ship has wonderful adult serenity area, which also includes an adult only pool. However spots fill up quickly especially on a nice day but all in all a lovely place to spend the day

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