An outstanding cruise
Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: May 07, 2006
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 12 years ago
We were delightfully surprised by the quality of this cruise. We have sailed with several of the bigger cruise lines and were realistic (we thought) that Carnival offers bang for the buck but is not a top rate experience. The Miracle is a newer, attractive ship (in typical Carnival gaudy decor) with plenty of deck space, service personnel and reasonably spacious cabins (we were Verandah deck, balcony). We found the dinner food and service to be truly superb. Each menu topped the next and even items that didn't sound particularly appealing were a pleasant surprise. Lunch buffets offered various cusine in multiple 'stations' and room service breakfasts were delivered timely with fresh pastry and hot coffee. Overall we found the level of entertainment offered by the ship in the main theatre was excellent, with one show by the dance and singing troupe to be absolutely first rate. This was our 10th cruise on various lines and we consider this to be one of the very best experiences - congrats to Carnival for getting it right. Our only negatives were that the pool band was way too loud for our tastes and the lounge entertainment was talented but played such variety that consistent sets for dancing just didn't happen.
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Don't Miss: Don't waste your time with ship sponsored excursions or 'all inclusive' beach passes. Just grab a cab the 5 minutes to Costa Maya ($5 roundtrip) and have a great day on the beach.
Pros: Excellent food well beyond our expectation as experienced cruisers
Cons: Lounge music and pool band were too loud, little opportunity for dancing