Great cruise, leaving NYC was great
Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: August 05, 2008
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryMy wife and I celebrated an anniversary by taking this cruise and it was a great vacation. The first 2 days at sea gave us time to relax, then 3 days in port were very active and then 2 more days to relax before going home. The ship is great, there's an adult only pool and hot-tub in the back of the boat (the hot tub is actually hot water and is not salt water like all the pools), there weren't any kids back there and it was a great spot to spend the days at sea.
The dining room has flexible seating, lots of tables for 2 or 4 or 6, not alot of big tables with multiple parties sitting at them. The food quality in the dining room wasn't as high as was expected, steaks were difficult to get correct and some of the options seemed odd for an upscale dining room (lasagna, enchiladas etc), but the formal night had lobster tails and there were several really good options, just not every day. Although the buffet was really good all the time, we didn't try the Supper club but we did hear it was fantastic.
The nightlife was great, we didnt have any kids so we were out every night, the sing along piano bar was a great spot as was the jazz club and dance club. Were else can you have dinner, see a show, go to a piano bar and then finish the night dancing.
Leaving NYC harbor is an absolute must, the views of Manhattand from the top deck were amazing and then the ship passes right by the Statue of Liberty and then squeezed under the Verrazano Narrows bridge. We got up early on arrival so we could take pictures of the sunrise over NYC.
Food and Dining
Skip the midnight buffet festivale really not worth it.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Beaches such as Magen's Bay or Trunk Bay
Pros: great service, great ship, departing and arriving in NYC harbor, shows, nightlife
Cons: dining room food quality