Thought I would share some of my thoughts from our time on the Miracle. Our last cruise on Carnival was 12 years ago. Since then we have sailed primarily on Princess, Holland & NCL. I was not sure what to expect after hearing so much over the years.
We found the crew to be outstanding and always willing to help. I liked that they put a water picture on the table in the MDR. We thoroughly enjoyed the Punchliner Comedy club and the Serenity area at the back of the ship. The musicians throughout the ship was outstanding.
Food: MDR was not good, we did not receive a hot meal the entire cruise. Bland at best. Buffet wasn't much better. Best Pizza I have had at sea! The grill was good. Soft serve ice cream deadly! Had to stay away.
What I found odd. Several occasions we were in the buffet and saw several tables in need of bussing and they would stay that way. The odd part for me was passengers would start to buss a table they wanted to use and the staff watched them. Nothing I have ever seen on a cruise.
We had two unusual occurrences on this cruise. The first there was a landslide on the dock in Skagway a couple days before we were to be there. Rendering the dock unusable. The Captain and his staff was able to flip our two ports b/t Skagway and Juneau.
Then second was our last sea day before heading home. We were in the theater waiting for a lecture. The was a loud pop and the lights went out. We were dead in the water. The Captain came on and advised us what had occurred and they were working on it. We were underway within the hour. Both instances we kept advise. Great job by the Captain and his Staff.
We had a good time and will sail Carnival again given the right itinerary. The food issue I found disappointing. However, I do know this changes between ships. Hope I didn't bore you. I did write a full review.