Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Marvelouisly Magnificent Miracle

Sail Date: October 01, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Our arrival at the Tampa Port was smooth and efficient. We drove from Orlando and parked in the secure garage across the street after dropping our luggage with a porter. Check in and embacation was a breeze and the Carnival and port authority employees were both helpful and cheerful.

A big surprise was how long it took to cruise out of Tampa Bay-2 hours! It's worth watching the scenery go by as the ship passes right next to a small airport and you can see the planes land as the ship passes by. The view as you pass under the bridge as you leave Tampa Bay is spectacular (make sure you have all your cameras ready).

The ship itself is immaculate and there is always someone cleaning. The furniture in the common areas and the Baccus Dining Room was looking worn as were the elevators and trim in the doorways. It's time for a little sprucing up as the ship is beginning to look a little worn and tired.

Our room was perfect. The steward was very nice and efficient. He made sure our room was clean and comfortable and was happy to help us in any way

The activities provided at Camp Carnival for my eight year old daughter were great. She enjoyed going and had tons of fun. My 11 year old son was in the next age group and (9-11) and he felt to old for the group and the activities. My oldest son (13) was in the teen group and many times an activity was scheduled but when he showed up no one was there. The adult activities were fun, but there seemed to be a lot of repeats and not a lot to choose from.

Pros: My teenagers loved the 24/7 food. They are pciky eaters but they had no trouble finding something they liked.

Cons: Not enough variety in the shipboard activities.

Cozumel, Mexico
The shops at the port are expensive. Make sure to shop downtown.
Cozumel, Mexico
The shops at the port are expensive. Make sure to shop downtown.
George Town, Grand Cayman
We went to 7 mile beach and had a nice day on our own. We rented some beach toys and my daughter got her hair braided (great price of $10). The island is still recovering from Hurrican Ivan.
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City
Belize City, Belize
Very poor country. Make sure to go on an organized tour and don't venture off on your own.
Don't Miss: Zip line through the jungle and cave tubing.
George Town, Grand Cayman
We went to 7 mile beach and had a nice day on our own. We rented some beach toys and my daughter got her hair braided (great price of $10). The island is still recovering from Hurrican Ivan.
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City
Belize City, Belize
Very poor country. Make sure to go on an organized tour and don't venture off on your own.
Don't Miss: Zip line through the jungle and cave tubing.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
The shopping area at the pier was nice. On the way back from our tour of the Mayan Ruins at Chochoban (Excellent) the tour made us stop at a shopping strip that was a waste of time.
Don't Miss: Visit the Mayan ruins.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
The shopping area at the pier was nice. On the way back from our tour of the Mayan Ruins at Chochoban (Excellent) the tour made us stop at a shopping strip that was a waste of time.
Don't Miss: Visit the Mayan ruins.


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