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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Miracle

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2018

Ship: Carnival Miracle

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8277

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great ports on this trip. Almost got off before we sailed when an officer interrupted the muster/safety briefing in Tampa! No concern for handicapped passengers! Also had a loud explosion while tendered in Belize. Lots of smoke coming out of the stack so something exploded in the engine room. Everyone acted like nothing happened even though they gave the emergency warnings and the fire crews were scrambling in their gear. Not cool to just cover this up - they should have been upfront. All the passengers which got off early were gone when this happened and they didn't even know about it! We really enjoyed the ports on this trip, the food, and the service. However, not sure I'd sail on this ship or any Carnival ship again when they have absolutely no concern for passenger safety or the handicapped passengers! I guess cruise at your own risk!


1 out of 5
Very good and very smooth except an officer interrupted the safety/muster briefing, and just ended it saying we could go. This is the first ship that did not have a special process for handicapped passengers. When I asked I was told to go to our muster station and they would get with us but they never did.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was very good on the Miracle - probably the best I've ever had on a Carnival ship

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The cruise director Freddie was outstanding.


4 out of 5
The Daft Sailors band was great!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Putra our room attendant was an amazing housekeeping ninja!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was clean and well maintained on the trip. I have no idea what the theme of the decor was going for but it's been recently renovated.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The balcony was a little shorter than we've had in the past but still nice.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
The Port of Tampa is super easy to get in and out of.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Love Mr Sanchos!

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
We did the Rendezvous Caye excursion - one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We visited the Daniel Johnson Monkey and Sloth Hangout - the sloths were AMAZING! Also visited Las Palmas Beach Resort which was fantastic!

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

The weather was too rough and they wouldn't let us tender so we skipped it (CRAP!)


5 out of 5
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