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Carnival Miracle Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Miracle

15 Night Hawaii Carnival Journeys (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 17, 2020

Ship: Carnival Miracle

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7349

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

This was our second time for this 15 day cruise. We enjoy the many sea days. We met some great people and even though the food was overall not very good, we had a great trip and would definitely do it again

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very well organized, plenty of seating while waiting to board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Dining room was just ok, it appears that the head chef made changes to original items and they were mediocre. Table mates were excited for the escargot and it came out in a ‘loaf’. The buffet was horrible, many items from previous dinners. That line was never crowded, most were at deli or pizza

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Too cold to use pools, most activities were inside and a lot of participants

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Performers brought on board were very good, the onboard entertainment was also very good

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Dining room service extremely slow, were were a table of 6 and always served last. We were told tables for 2 and gluten free have priority, bar service in casino very poor. Orders taken but 20-30 minutes to receive drinks. Room stewards were very good.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
We really like the Spirit class of ships. The Miracle is heading for dry dock this month and in definite need of clean up and painting.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Worn but clean. It’s our favorite location

Ship tip

It’s a medium size ship so if you don’t enjoy large crowds you will like this class of ships. Also its decorated very well

Ports of call

San Diego, California Did not visit port

Only flew into to board

Kahului, Maui

4 out of 5
We did an excursion’Scenic Maui & Lahaina. We went to a beautiful state park and then 2 hours free time in Lahaina. The 2 hours is really too short. By the time you have lunch there is not much time to explore.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We explored on our own. We walked to Ala Moana mall (not recommended, a lot farther than anticipated). We also spent time on Waikiki

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Kauai is beautiful. Since we have been here many times we just stayed close to the port and had a free drinks at Duke’s

Hilo, Hawaii Did not visit port

We decided to stay aboard the ship. We have visited here before

Ensenada, Mexico Did not visit port

We stayed aboard the ship

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We were off the ship by 9:00.
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