A few kinks, but it was a fun cruise.
Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummarySeveral people complained of the Pursor's office overcharging accounts, me included. The Pursor's staff was very friendly, but the accounting was questionable.
Miracle's group coordinator was very professional and she went the extra mile to assure that the group leaders had everything we needed to make our groups' cruises memorable. She was one of my high points. Kudos to her.
The photo department staff was rude to a few in my group. The group coordinator did try to advocate the situation for us, but when I went back to talk to them on her instruction, they didn't budge, nor did the director of this department. Consequently, they lost a lot of our intended sales.
The cruise director and activities directors were fun and personable. Kudos to them. Because of them, we had a ball.
Food and Dining
As always, 24-hour pizza, salad and ice cream were a real hit.
As always, the game shows were hilarious!
The excursions offered a lot of variety. It was fun discussing the possibilities with my group or my roommates, deciding whether we wanted to do something as a group, a few small groups or individually. We were able to do all of the above between the three ports of call. The tour guides were professional informative, warm and friendly.
Service and Staff
I can't say enough good things about the Group Department Coordinator, the Cruise Director and the Activities Directors. They're who made our cruise a lot of fun, despite little incidentals. They far exceeded my expectations.
The layout of the ship (stateroom corridors) was challenging and required a lot of walking from activity to stateroom, and I have a good sense of direction.
One of the hot tubs was out of service the entire 8-day cruise. Someone was constantly working on it, but to no avail. I wasn't able to secure a spot in the hot tub until I last full cruise day.
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: The excursions
Cons: Bacchus Dining Room service. Photo Department staff.