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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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8 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 02, 2011
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

was on a carnival cruise (the miracle) for the first time....the decor in the dining room was a little gaudy in my opinion - well actually the whole ship's decor was a bit much for me...it needs to be toned down and made less ostentatious...
the staff ,though, was very nice and helpful...our rooms were larger than expected and kept spotless by housekeeping...people in the dining room were welcoming as well...dining service varied, as we had free sitting....one night we were rushed, then on another, the meal lasted 2 1/2 hours...food wasnt bad...but, frankie and johnnies - the steakhouse an additonal $30 PER PERSON -was the best meal that i had for the entire voyage...def worth the $$
also, i admired the fact that our captain was intelligent enough to avoid tropical storm Emily and kept us apprised of changes made in our itinerary...we ended up going to San Juan PR and St Thomas...which we all enjoyed...wish we had more time at the ports though, but understand that it wasnt a planned stop...
the worst thing on the ship was the flooring by the pools...veryyy slippery!...i slipped and fell myself - as well as saw others do the same...the staff did attempt to keep it mopped,but it is the wrong kind of flooring...
entertainment was ok...casino was nice...
loved their special brew of Thirsty Frog beer....only available on ship....
all in all, it was a nice time...

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the steakhouse food was the best!...nice options offered in the buffets...


3 out of 5
need to offer more activities for days at sea....

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
very clean...layout was a bit confusing in the beginning...

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
bigger than other cruise lines' that i have been on...very clean...
3 out of 5
wish we had more time there...enjoyed the lovely beach and maragriatville

Pros: the steackhouse was excellent and malcolm the cruise director was wonderful

Cons: the decor and the slippery flooring by the pools

Recommends Carnival Miracle? No.

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