Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Mexico

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Budget cruise line lives up to its reputation

Sail Date: April 25, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We did not get sick, our toilets didn't break, and the captain piloted the ship without incident. Having said this, there is more to a memorable cruise vacation than just avoiding catastrophes. We have enjoyed cruise vacations for years and have traveled on several lines. We came on board Carnival with an expectation and were disappointed around every corner. There was a charge for everything; all we expected from a cruise to be included, we were asked to pay for additionally. They allowed smoking in all public places, smoke does not stay in its designated area. They provided "adult"  activities which in some cases were offensive. The shows were groupings of songs, not really shows. There was no non-denominational Sunday service, nor did they even open the chapel for people to gather. Because of the nickle-dime mindset and the lack of respectful and appropriate activities for "all" guests, we will not travel Carnival again, nor can we recommend it.

Ship Quality
It was clean and maintained
Food and Dining
Food variety met our expectations
Service and Staff
Room steward was very good; dining room staff was very good.
some musicians were exceptional, but that was not the norm.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities N/A
Destinations and Excursions
each stop was wonderful, great experiences!
Cabin / Stateroom
service and condition of room was wonderful.
Long Beach (Los Angeles), California
they checked us in quickly. However it was colder than home. Bring a sweatshirt
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
beautiful, wonderful people
Mazatlan, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
beautiful, really growing.


Remember when you get a balcony, you can't pick your neighbors. Disrespectful neighbors can significantly impact your balcony-room experience. Inside room is cheaper and if you're a sun-lover it is the best value since you'll be on deck most of the time.

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