Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises

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2 out of 5

You Get What You Pay For

Sail Date: August 28, 2009

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The ship lacked much for adults to do in the way of activities. The casino was larger than many I've seen on cruise ships. The drinks were okay and priced fairly for the most part. My main complaints were that the staff was rude at times and just seemed so miserable. The ship always seemed crowded; especially the buffet and pool. The buffet areas were chaotic due to people with trays of hot food walking into one another. Extremely tiring to navigate each meal time. The pools were FULL of kids, except for the adult pool which was FULL of adults. Literally, FULL. The pool decks were wall-to-wall chairs but very few in the shade, if that matters to you. The port of Grand Cay --an island owned by the cruise lines-- was disappointing. All of the umbrellas (called clam shells) were taken by 11 am. Grand Turk -- if you dont book an excursion, stay on the boat. Just a shopping experience all run by Carnival to get you to spend more money

Pros: Spa services were very good, cabin was adequate size and clean, price was right

Cons: The ship was very crowded - hard to even get near the pool. The Lido deck (buffet and pools) was pure chaos. . due to small pools and not enough space for chairs. The service was adequate but the staff seemed just miserable. Not much for adults without kids to do onboard.

Recommends Carnival Miracle? No.

Grand Turk Island
The cruise line or industry owns everythign you see when you get off the boat. It is like being dropped in a mall when you expect paradise. very disappointing.
Nassau, Bahamas
this is a bustling little city with some interesting buildings. Wouldnt' call it a must see or anything. After 2 days at sea it was good to get off the ship.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Beautiful beach, very clean. Needs more shade though. The clam shells (umbrellas) were gone by 11 am and I was traveling with someone with a heart condition who could not sit in the direct sun for long. It was wall-to-wall people "fighting" to get into the shade. Stay on the boat if you don't want to sit in the sun.


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