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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Miracle

14 Night Hawaii Carnival Journeys (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 08, 2019

Ship: Carnival Miracle

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5111

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

I want to mention the outstanding service of several crew members: Arnold our room steward, Jenifer the dining hostess, Putu and Hasto and Jose from India in the dining room, and unfortunately I do not have the names of two others, but the first was the cool lady in the casino bar that can open soda cans with the bottom of another soda can and the gentleman that served drinks in the Phantom Theatre. After one or two orders, he knew our stateroom numbers and what sodas we preferred...hate that I never caught his name! Adam, the cruise director, was incredible and I loved that he didn't shy away from saying "Merry Christmas" instead of only Happy Holidays. These, as well as so many others on the crew, made it a very fun and enjoyable experience.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
very long lines but went fairly smoothly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Would've liked to be seated near windows more, but otherwise it was good. Wait staff in dining room is excellent!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Whirlpool was nice the swimming pools were too cold to use due to time of year

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very good, enjoyable. Broadway performer was the best!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was great, so friendly, helpful and good humored.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

San Diego, California

4 out of 5
We did an excursion after cruise on our own.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
Pearl Harbor was on our own, then we did the Luau. Both were very enjoyable. Traffic of course was terrible, but otherwise a wonderful experience.

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
Went to Haleakala incredible experience and it is very beautiful countryside.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

3 out of 5
Something went very wrong with the timing of tendering off the ship. We were told to be in theatre at 8:30 am, did not disembark until 11:09 am. Also, they had rescheduled my second excursion that I had booked for this port to begin before the first one was finished! I had to go back twice to guest services before it was resolved...not sure why? They seemed to think there would be some question of why we'd want a refund, but in the end we were given a cash refund.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
So good. Our excursion guide was great, very knowledgable!! And being able to walk on the lava fields of the most recent eruptions was an incredible experience.

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5
We did an independent excursion that required a long walk to reach, but they did make special arrangements to deliver us back to the ship, so that was awesome. Ensenada was kinda run down and dirty, and seemed a little dangerous as we were there in the evening.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Handled much better than tendering.
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