Carnival Miracle

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    
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About Carnival Miracle

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

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Better 2 years ago

We had a ocean suite (6185) on level 6, like last time, but this one made squeaking and... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Better 2 years ago

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We had a ocean suite (6185) on level 6, like last time, but this one made squeaking and crackling noises...constantly.  Food was a little less presentable than last trip, but edible.  Came across several great staff members, but our room steward was in another world in keeping supplies in our room.  Comedy shows were pretty good.  Pool water is always ridiculously cold, I know it's ocean water, but warm it up.  The ship was supposedly refurbished in 2015 (after our April cruise), but I saw no evidence of anything different on the ship. Overall, decent cruise, but better in 2015.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

was good Itinerary

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

was a nice cruise..cabo was great the luxury day sail was terrific! Carnival has made a few changes that my husband and I were not pleased with. They recently changed the policy for non alcoholic beverages where you cannot without exception bring beverages in plastic bottles. All of our beverages were confiscated.only bring cans...this is another way carnival makes money

They also asked when we wanted are room cleaned and how often which was odd. We had to ask for bathrobes. They were not provided. I am u certain if this is only happening at long beach port as we have never experienced this before. There were other small things that happened. We are really rethinking about continuing to travel with Carnival.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

i am 80 yrs. and this was the best cruise ever

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met very nice people the cassino was great my room on the 4th deck was in a easy spot to get around  i liked breakfast in the dining  room  but no lunch there

the adult area was great  no kids  lido rest. the food i did not eat there coffee bar was great on the 2 deck  deck 4 was great because everything was on deck 3 and 2  and deck 9 for pool and food.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Port excursions

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I traveled with a group of 14. 8 of us purchased the dolphin excursion through cruise.com.  It cost 155.00 each. It was supposed to include time with the dolphins and ayca buffett and open bar. And it was suppose to be right there in cabo. When we got there we were informed we were booked at the other dolphin place which was 30 minuets away. We waited for over 2 hours to be picked up. When we finally arrived we were told we wouldn't be able to do it. After 30 minutes they said they would squeeze us in. Then they rushed us through. Needless to say no buffett or open bar. We paid extra for that. When we asked for some of our money back they said no. I feel we got totally ripped off. Very disappointed

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

great

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Rock the Boat - No More Miracles!

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This boat never stopped rocking. Also, the sound of the engine vibrates the entire boat, including our room located on level 6.  The Jacuzzi at Serenity Lounge was always cold. The food was good and the boat is beautiful, however, I would not wish to return on this boat due to the instability on the water and the loud sounds of the engine.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Beautiful Ship

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The cruise ship is a smaller ship and is very nice.  Our room was 8235 which is a large balcony room.  It was very roomy with am extra large balcony.  There are only a few on the ship this size, so look at a ship deck plan to pick them out.  The extra money is worth it.  Deck 2 is the action deck.  There are several entertainment venues.  The sports bar is impressive.  Another bar has a live band nightly.  There are several small bars and piano bars.  There is plenty of space to relax everywhere and enjoy a beverage.  The casino is on deck 2 also and is very roomy and despite smoking still being allowed tolerable.  There is a larger theater for live performances and a separate comedy club.

 

The live performance were energetic and were based on musical genre themes.  The 60's beach era, the 80s, and a salute to Motown.  Very energetic 7 person troupe.  The comedy club had 2 comedians for the first half of the trip and then 2 new ones on the 2nd half of the trip.  Except for one night comedians perform several shows from PG to R.  No show is a repeat.  I found the comedy to be very good.

 

The pool areas were nice.  It was a bit cool on the trip and not as crowwed as they might be.  There is an adult only pool area, but it is not large and fills easily.  It provides hammocks and little clam shelters to relax in.  And not this-a hot tob that is hot.  A general pool area actually has a dome it can close which made it feel warmer on cool days.

 

Now the food.  The Lido on deck 9 had a continuous flow of buffet food and pizza.  During the day Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, and Nachos were available near the pool.  The buffet has sever well signed stations.  Each with different themed food.  I found the selection good and the food was good.  Breakfast with eggs to order was good.  The Bachus dining room on deck 2 and 3 served the more formal meals.  Breakfast from the menu was very good.  The orange juice tastes fresh squeezed in the dining room.  Which had 'My Time' dining the first 2 nights then were able to switch to early seating.  I found service a bit strange.  Several times an appetizer and a salad or soup were put in front of me at the same time.  I have never experienced that on a cruise.  It seems a bit rushed.  Typically, only 1 fork was on the the table setting.  The waiter told me to keep it for the next serving.  I'm not a snob, but I expect better from a ship.  At our assigned table we had a waiter and 2 assistants.  Sometimes one of the assistants did the waiting on the table.  It seemed a bit unusual..  Although never pushed hard it seemed that dinners were rushed.  I found the food average at best.  My 4 star instead of 5 is because of the dining room experience.

 

There are lots of activities each day on the cruise that we don't participate in.  We like to relax during the day.  There were 3 stops.  Strangely we stopped a Cabo  two times.  We got off the ship (tendered) once for a short tour of tourist area.  Very clean.  Puerto Vallarta is stop 2 and we took a tour arranged through Carnival.  Had a very good time.  The tour was a tequila factory and Old Town tour.  Would recommend.

 

To summarize:  We liked the ship, its size, layout, entertainment opportunities, and our room.  Buffet dining was good.  Dining room dining suspect.  Just a note.  The dress code doesn't exist on this ship.  Don't pack your tux unless you like that sort of thing.  You may be the only one.  There are plenty of photographers on board.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

carnival miracle cruise experience

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most of the crew are nice,respectful and attend to your needs right away.at the dinner restaurant very noisy,not only children but adult people very loud.some adult goes to dinner wearing flip flops,short pants  and t-shirts with no sleeves even formal nights.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

love cruising!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The staff and ship was great. The entertainment was lacking. We have been on several cruises and always love the shows and games but this time it just wasn't up to par. Still had a great time and met lots of new friends!!Love

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2 out of 5

The worst Carnival Cruise I have taken.

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CARNIVAL MIRACLE.

I have taken several cruises with Carnival and this one was the worse.

I noticed the quality and quantity has decreased. The food was awful, and not available when needed at the buffet. The only food available was pizza and the cheese tasted like plastic. The servers hardly spoke English and difficult to converse with. Philippines servers were arrogant and didn't even want to clean the table.

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The Lido Deck features the Gymnasium, Spa Carnival, Venus Salon, Sirens Forward Pool, Odyssey Bar, Ulysses Main Pool, whirlpools, Horatios's Lido Restaurant,...

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GGirl79
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Always get a balcony--it is so relaxing to set out on the deck in private and enjoy the view!

purrfectsongs
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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!

IslandTraveler
Contributor Level: Purser

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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Price

L

Size

Feb 2004

Built

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

2667

Total Passengers

2.93

Crew to Passenger Ratio

12

Number of Decks

1062

Total Cabins

28

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