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Mediocre Miracle

sportzmom06 reviewed 7 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"...in was even better than the already great service the dining room staff usually delivers, and the steaks and chops to..." in 89 reviews.

"Ca n't wait to go on another Carnival Cruise!" in 38 reviews.

"...days we from our adventures by enjoying the sun on the lido deck , lots of pizza and a few drinks of the day!!!!" in 26 reviews.



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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
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Pleasantly Surprised.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Miracle | Sail Date: Oct 04, 2014

Pros:

2 great ports with amazing locals and safe environment.

Cruise staff was perfect

Decent food

clean rooms (balcony was amazing)

ship itself was clean, not tacky, and did not smell or feel old

nice gym

club was fun

 

Cons: There was no solid Poolside DJ. Poolside was boring and mellow.  (unlike other carnival ships) 

 

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Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

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More than what was expected!!!!

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

This was my second cruise with Carnival and it was better than what I was expected.   Going to Alaska was a bucket list item of mine and I am happy to say that I was not disappointed.  We booked several excursions without any difficulty and was pleased with each result.  Whales, seal lions, bald eagles, salmon, and a bear were some of the highlights surrounded by breathtaking scenery.  The crew, the shows, and the meal service were all very professional  and were very driven to spoil its guests.  I will use Carnival again on the next cruise.

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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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Alask Cruise

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

Was disappointed to not get to Ketchikan, but did enjoy the rest of the cruise. Our excursions were fun, entertaining and pretty awesome. Would have loved to have seen a bear though! Director hilarious. Dinning staff excellent. Cabin steward awesome. Our needs were met often before we even asked.

Thanks for a great trip!

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Jheretired
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Couple

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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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Popular Tips for Carnival Miracle


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.

Do NOT buy shore excursions on the ship. Wait till you get off and negotiate with the vendors. about 3/4ths off of the price

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Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015
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