Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Mexico

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

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Sail Date: September 03, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

From the Captain to the Entertainers to the Wait Staff to the Room Attendants just about everyone is upbeat & positive and committed to making sure guests are enjoying their cruise experience. There are a variety of food options and all that we tried were delicious. As for entertainment it is varied with something for just about everyone (though activities could be spaced a bit better as overlaps sometimes force you to choose). Minor complaints - Gym had several pieces of cardio equipment and the leg press machine out of order. The abs class instructor could use a refresher in training (advanced level instruction without warning for beginners could - and likely did - lead to injuries). Easily alleviated by providing a beginner version of the moves so attendees may choose and progress at pace.

Overall a fine cruise to fantastic ports on a wonderfully staffed ship.

Cabin / Stateroom
Spacious rooms. Bathrooms had plenty of shelf space and the water pressure/temperature was fine.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Valiant attempt at orderly Disembarkation but everyone got on line randomly & system not enforced. Embarkation = could use Big Bold Print - No plastic bottles whatsoever.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Snorkel tour in Puerto Vallarta could be bit longer on snorkel (but was fun and staff great). Jeep & Camel tour in Cabo fantastic.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
No kids - but heard good things from others.
May have to give Scott a raise - somebody (a cable channel?) is going to scoop that guy up.
Service and Staff
Rony in Room Maintenance was great and very attentive. Toward end family took ill and he was even more solicitous & followed up on us. Thanks!
Food and Dining
Food was great and really enjoyed the Food Demo bit early on in the cruise - more like that would be fantastic. Glad I caught it.
Dining Room = Yudi is the man. Great Service
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Mazatlan, Mexico
Hurricane Newton so ship skipped - maybe next time!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


So many great activities to choose from in port but be careful on timing of them. If you are off the ship for 6 hours and your chosen activity is 5 hours long - don't expect to see much of town. Choose wisely and Have Fun!

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