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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
15 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 06, 2014
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 5249
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Poor weather and rumored mechanical problems resulted in a very late arrival at the first port of call.  This affected all our following ports of call and we didn't even get to visit Maui.  We only got to do 2 of the 5 shore excursions we had booked. The cruise line did reimburse us for the missed excursions (we had booked these through Carnival) and they also gave a $200 credit to all the passengers.   I know the weather is out of our control, but I suspect the mechanical problems may have played a role in the delays we experienced. 

Our cabin was nice and the food was ok.  The coffee was terrible and we had to pay for a semi-decent cup of coffee.  I should add the shows in the evening were excellent and the music was really good.  Unfortunately we heard that the cruise line is getting rid of the live music. That will be a real shame and is one more reason we would probably not go on another cruise. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The coffee was terrible. Semi-good coffee was available for a price. Curry was used in the most unusual places (such as olives). Food on the Lido deck was lukewarm to cold if you didn't get there as soon as it was put out.


5 out of 5
Overall the evening entertainment was very professional and very good. Great live music, excellent costumes and dancers and the other performers such as the ventrilogquist were wonderful.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Absolutely no complaints about the staff. They were amazing!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Our cabin was nice. The dining room was tacky. The swimming pools were too small.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We liked our cabin. The bed was comfortable and there was a good amount of storage. The bathroom was small but very adequate.

Ship Tip

Don't take a cruise on this ship until it has been refurbished. It is getting tired-looking and they are having mechanical problems that they don't tell people about. There was apparently a story on CNN while we were at sea, about the Miracle having problems.

Ensenada, Mexico Did not visit port

Not worth getting off. The cruise line stopped here for 3 hours at night in order to make this an international cruise.
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