Hawaii -just an ok cruise
Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Hawaii
Sail Date: September 18, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
We sailed on the Carnival Miracle for a 16 days trip to Hawaii. We were five days at sea both coming and going and 5 days on 5 different islands in the islands.The Carnival Miracle is in the Spirit Class of Carnivals ships, meaning it is one of the smaller carriers, about 2100 passengers and 900 crew. This is a the type we prefer, never seems crowded,and because of the time of the year, there were only a few school age children on board,in fact it was a 40+ age group Food was average and at the end of the trip seemed boring and mundane. Entertainment during the trip out to the islands was lackluster, the second week we had three nights of great performers but not much the last 2 nights. Comedy acts were very poor, not funny except for Jerome. Rest of the day time entertainment was repetitive, bingo and trivia gets tiresome after a while. Towards the end of the cruise, a full length film was shown and the theater was crowded, more of this is needed on such a long cruise.Ship was exceedingly clean and the crew went out of their way to be courteous, friendly and helpful, Carnival offered a variety of shore excursions for every port, but were very expensive. Except for Honolulu the docking cruise ports were actually freight terminals, not convenient for any passenger to just walk around. I will say there were a variety of vendors providing alternate shore excursions meeting every stop so if you are not inclined to book with Carnival, alternate reliable trips are available on shore.
We were satisfied overall with this cruise, although Hawaii is a little over rated as a destination, it is very expensive and while the scenery is lovely there are many places in the Caribbean equally as lovely, as well as the area we live in on the east coast. For us it was all about the opportunity to cruise and relax and just to be away from daily routine. as always it great to be home.
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this ship has wonderful adult serenity area, which also includes an adult only pool. However spots fill up quickly especially on a nice day but all in all a lovely place to spend the day