Most Perfect Vacation Ever
I have been on the Miracle before and loved it so much that I booked this trip while on board for six months later. I was a little nervous that a lot would be changed during the dry-dock between cruises. Also, I was afraid that my expectations were high after my previous experience. I was not disappointed. If possible, the ship and her crew were even more impressive than the first time. They didn't change the character of the ship with the new additions and the staff is the most amazing of all my thirteen cruises thus far. Our ocean-view room was right on the water line and perfect for viewing sealife (we saw dolphins, hammer-head sharks, sting rays and flying fish). All areas of the ship were very clean and the crew was genuinely friendly and interested in making our vacation perfect. The dining room staff was super proficient and professional. The casino bar is the best place to get drinks since they make them quickly, strong and tasty. Although I miss the live orchestra, the shows were surprisingly enjoyable and the comedy shows were tops! My only disappointment was that I was never able to get in a clam-shell on the serenity deck. People camp these out early in the morning and spend just enough time each hour in them to not break the 40min holding rule (which the crew did try to enforce but the guest figure ways around). We love both ports and had fantastic excursions. I highly recommend the "Wild Dolphins and Snorkeling" in PV...it includes a once in a lifetime trip to an exotic hidden beach. Embarkation, tendering and debarkation were easy as pie since we had "Faster to the Fun". I have been home two weeks and I'm already having withdrawals...I am trying to figure out how to get back on my beloved Miracle ASAP.