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Carnival Miracle

67 reviews
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Passengers: 2,124   |   Crew: 934
Passengers to crew: 2.27:1
Passengers to space: 40.4:1
Launched: 2004   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Interior (4A)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
Dr. Frankenstein's Lab Dance Club
Mad Hatter's Ball Lounge


Cabin size: 185 - 230 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 48
Accessible rooms: 8
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 632
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ishootpar wrote a review Feb 2020
Normal, Illinois147 contributions42 helpful votes
Had a wonderful time on this ship and the crew was amazingly nice. Our cruise director, ADAM, was very nice and was always available to speak with anyone and kept all passengers aware of what was going on during our trip. However, the decor was a little outdated and should be updated to something more modern. I thought the Bacchus Dining area was a little dark which made it hard to read the menu's. Most of the nightly entertainment was very good, but they kept the theater way to cold and many people had to wear sweaters or coats to watch the shows. One other item I might add is to vary the vegetables on the meals, as almost every night we had to put up with broccoli as our vegetable. As I understand it, it was going to be dry docked for three weeks to have updates made. Looking forward to seeing what they do to her!
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cjk120 wrote a review Feb 2020
Milton, Massachusetts7 contributions4 helpful votes
Day 1 we arrived to no entertainment on the Lido deck we couldn't get into our rooms until 1:30 p.m. we sat on deck waiting to be able to go to our cabins, once we were allowed to enter our rooms we walked into absolute FILTH! The bathroom had never been cleaned there was toothpaste on the faucets and in the sinks, hair all over the counters, the shower still covered in soap scum from the previous guests, The rooms tables were covered in dust all the windows were streaked with hand prints. I called Guest Services never picked up, I finally called the room stewards line to be told our steward was on break (only had been on ship an hour and he was already on a break). They sent a person down who said he would send someone into clean the room, we went to the muster drill and when we returned there was a very nice young man cleaning our cabin he was all apologies and said you're right it was disgusting! The food on this ship in the buffet area was awful, in the morning the toast was so hard and cold you couldn't eat it, when I asked for a fresh piece I was told there was plenty out, the bread for some reason was always stale!!! The ATM's on the ship never worked, yet when I complained to Guest Services they would say oh yes well sometimes we have internet troubles with them, I had to go into the Casino and pay 15.00 to get 500.00 due to the ATM's not working. When I complained about this I was told oh I am sorry miss but there actually was nothing wrong with the ATM's yet I have a picture of two officers fixing them. Now let's talk about the condition of the ship it was disgusting, the toilets are brown, the glass windows are black the balcony glass was black, the floors were black. We cruise a lot and I have to say Carnival had a heck of a nerve using this ship for a 15 day cruise!!! We had rough seas over and back and the entertainment was zero! We ended up walking around or sitting on deck with our jackets and sweats on to stay warm still no music up there nothing. I have never been on a cruise where there was such lack of music. We were very excited for this cruise and ended up regretting it. When I reached out to Carnival The women took my information and said she was sorry and would pass this information on to the Management of this ship, i said really and that helps me how???? She said again I am sorry I will give you a "On Board" credit what is your email address, well that was a week ago and still nothing! I wrote a letter to the CEO of Carnival with no response emailed it and mailed it. I don't think we will be traveling Carnival again. We used to love Carnival but found them to have cut way back on everything and honestly they just don't care about how the guests feel. Extremely Disappointed!!
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Ken M wrote a review Feb 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania95 contributions36 helpful votes
We have cruised Carnival many times before and have always had a great experience. But this cruise did not live up to what we have come to expect from our prior cruises on Carnival. I guess its worth noting that this ship is headed for dry dock in just a couple of weeks for some much needed upgrades to receive amenities that have been on other Carnival ships for quite some time now. This was the first time that we stayed in a Suite. The cabin was very spacious and we are glad we booked that accommodation for the length of cruise. However, the cabin looked as if it hadn't been dusted in quite some time. The area around the TV was just covered in dust. One thing that became obvious to us is that Carnival has cut staff in the dining room during dinner. It appears they removed the bar staff from the dining room on this ship as the bar chores were now handled by the head waiter for our dining team. We did not get to know our dining team as we have on our past cruises because they simply did not have any time to talk to us other than to take our order and serve the food. We missed the "personal touch" that we have experienced on our other Carnival cruises. It took a noticeably long time between courses and it was apparent the dining room staff is being stressed and asked to do too much. Also, we booked our excursions prior to the cruise. Yet when tickets were delivered to our cabin we were missing tickets for one excursion and for another the wrong day was delivered (we booked for day 1 in Honolulu and they delivered day 2 which conflicted with the excursion we had booked for day 2). This required a trip to the excursion desk to have the situation corrected. For the tickets that weren't delivered we were told they would "try to squeeze us in", even though we could show that we booked the tour prior to the cruise. Finally, we experienced some cooler and windy days at sea, yet they did not employ the use of the canopy over the pool on the Lido deck to make it more usable in the cooler weather. Not sure why they tout having this canopy yet don't seem to use it when the conditions dictate. Overall, just sloppy attention to detail by the crew of the Miracle. We expect more from Carnival.
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GlutenFreeInSanDiego wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California153 contributions15 helpful votes
I decided to take the family on our first cruise for our first visit to Mexico. The Carnival cruise was a great value and the balcony room was worth the slight extra expense! The rooms are small, so the balcony adds a little extra room and fresh air. We had a view of the sunset, sunrise and the moon! I mentioned to our waiter that I like to eat gluten free, and he asked me to pre-order the next night's dinner so the chef could make my order gluten free! If you are GF - just ask! We planned to tour the port city of Ensenada, but we were offered an excursion to La Bufadora and its seaside village and horseback riding on the beach! Bring lots of cash to pay for your excursions, and all the tips! My husband and teenage sons all had a great trip and we hope to go on a cruise again very soon!
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Fraser D wrote a review Jan 2020
Alberta Beach, Canada8 contributions7 helpful votes
Myself, my wife and 4 other couples booked this cruise out of San Diego last year. The cruise was booked through Carnival. . The price was very good for a balcony room. We arrived in San Diego early as we drove and were going to park our vehicles. On the Carnival website it indicated that there were 4 options for week long parking. There were no options close to the docks. We had to find a hotel with underground parking, but that was $45.00 a day, this added considerably to our costs. Getting us on the ship was a very smooth operation and very well done. Baggage was delivered to our rooms in a very efficient manner. Our rooms were very nice, very clean and well appointed. The beds were the most comfortable we have been on. Our room attendant, Kervin was very good at his job, although we seldom saw him, he did attend out every need. The ship, which is 17 years old is showing her age. Lots of little things, rusty hinges, peeling paint, crumbling tiles. The crew does good job of keeping it looking good, but it is an older ship. The food cafeteria was good, although not always warm The serving staff was great and there for your every need. In the dinning room the food was great. A great selection and like any other cruise, you ate what you wanted and as many as you wanted. Our serving staff, Eka, Ernie and Ranante went above and beyond to make sure our every need was meet. They were very professional and extremely personable. They are a definite asset to Carnival Cruise Lines. Can not say enough about them. The ports were Cabo San Lucas for two days. This port required Tenders to get us to shore. This was done very efficiently and there was never a long wait. Like any other port, there are lots of options on tours, which you can purchase onboard or on shore. I prefer the onshore option as you are able to barter with the locals. There is lots to do in Cabo from glass bottom boat tours, snorkling, scuba diving and lots of great eating establishments. The food is great and the people warm and welcoming. We spent two days in Cabo, which is more than enough. Our next port was Ensenada, The ship was able to dock here. Ensenada is a good size city with more than half a million people living there, again sever options for tours from rides in the desert, animal tours, and the blowhole, which is the one we decided on. It was a very nice view from the blowhole, a great sign there for pictures, lots of eating places and a huge flea market. Anything you could want was there and you are free to barter, which is always fun. Two days in Ensenada would be better. On our sea days we did several activities onboard, from the Casino, comedy shows, shows in the main theatre, which we so very good, the production values and cast were absolutely phenomenal. So professional. We were all very impressed. The casino is very nice, clean and although they allow smoking there, the smell of smoke was not over powering. The shops on board are very nice and the prices are what is expected on a cruise ship. Once back in San Diego, the disembarkation process was quick and seamless. Carnival should be proud of the employees on this ship. We have cruised over 20 times, mostly on Royal Caribbean and have loved RC, but Carnival is a very close second in our minds. I would recommend this cruise it is a very good value for your dollar.
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