First Carnival Cruise
Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
We went on our first cruise on Carnival on the Miracle for 8 nights out of New York to the Caribbean. We had cruised on 3 other lines a total of 8
The food was very good both in the dining room and in the buffet. The service of the wait staff, bar staff and cabin stewards was fine. The ship was clean and comfortable and the ports of call were as advertised. The entertainment was very good but there was very little music available after 11:00 PM except in the disco.
However, Carnival allows smoking in many more deck areas and lounges than on other ships we have sailed on and you could usually see and/or smell smoke everywhere in the public areas. The sports bar was particularly offensive as this is where you can smoke cigars and pipes as well as cigarettes.
The stateroom television also leaves a lot to be desired. There is no sports channel available and this made it very difficult to obtain game scores ( I guess they want you to pay for Internet access to get them) and there was no CNN or other news channel to keep up to date. Our cruise had 4 sea days and during that time it was like being out of touch with the world.
Overall I would give Carnival B-/C+. We would cruise with them again but only if the itinerary and price were what we were looking for. Otherwise we will go back to the other cruise lines we used in the past and were a little happier with
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: The overall service
Cons: Too many areas for smoking