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Carnival Miracle Review
« on: December 06, 2012, 03:21:42 AM »
Carnival Miracle Review

We hadn’t planned to take this cruise, but we needed to use the deposit from the cancelled Venice transatlantic. My son had enjoyed it last year and it’s a no flight port of departure, so we decided to go. Leave home at 7 in the morning, park on the pier, and have lunch on board. What could be easier?

The Space Shuttle is under the bubble.
Artania was docked on one side of us and Carnival Glory on the other.

Glory left as AIDAluna arrived.

We got to see a new sport - stand up paddle boarding. Don’t think I’ll be trying it anytime soon, even though it must be very safe - nobody was wearing life jackets.

Sailing out of New York never gets old.

The Freedom Tower is coming along. It is expected to be completed in late 2013.

It is always a thrill to see the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, hurricane Sandy has forced it to close until the docks are rebuilt.

Caribbean Princess was in Brooklyn. The cars parked there the week that Sandy hit were classified as a total loss by insurance companies.

It was a very cold sailaway, but by the next morning we were wearing summer clothes.

Looking up at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is always impressive. Can’t help wondering if we are really going to fit under it.

Isn’t this the most beautiful water anyone has ever seen? Well, I’ve been told that the South Pacific may be even prettier. Can’t wait.

Love the shade under the coconut trees.

Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas is the private island that Holland America and Carnival use. It has the best sand I have ever touched. It is so soft it feels creamy. Only problem here is that there is no shade and there are no umbrellas either. Only a few clamshells, nowhere near enough for all the people looking to rent them.

Norwegian Jewel, Carnival Magic, and Carnival Pride were in Nassau with us.

The Atlantis beach is very nice, but we didn’t go there this time. Just a short walk off the ship to buy a souvenir, a tropical dress, made somewhere else of course.

Another sport I’m not going to try. This was on the Magic.

The rooms are good size for a regular balcony room.

Got to see a few sunsets on the water.

Love their adult area. Much better than on other ships. Lots of lounges, chairs, clamshells, hammocks, shade, and, most of all, quiet.

Gatsby's Garden is a lovely place to sit and read by a window.

The Steakhouse is up high under the skylight that is the lobby roof.
We didn’t eat there, but maybe we should have. The food in the dining room has taken a step down this past year. Comfort food is big these days. Mac and cheese, fried chicken, meatloaf… Not on a cruise, please.
One welcome change is brunch on sea days, which is nice for those of us who don’t like to eat early but still want breakfast foods.

Some public areas are overly bright. The dining room is named Bacchus, and yes, those are purple grapes. However, just outside, the band played some delightful music before dinner. Perfect with a cocktail.

There were several production shows with lots of singing and dancing, a piano bar, karaoke, movies, and two comedians performing different routines most nights. The comedians even performed some short sets during brunch.

We had a great time and are so glad that we didn’t sail a week later when Sandy caused so much destruction in this area.

Now, we can start thinking about Tahiti.
Nov. 24, 2021 - Discovery Princess - Transatlantic

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Re: Carnival Miracle Review
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 06:19:15 AM »

Really beautiful photos, the sail out from New York looks very, very special.
Would love to do that someday.

Nice to see some of Carnival Miracle from the "inside", she does look a good size beautiful cruise ship.

Well Tahiti up next, please post up your details of this trip some time, so those of us who have a  "l o n g" wait  can dream with you ;D.

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Re: Carnival Miracle Review
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 06:51:34 AM »
Great pictures, thanks for sharing Manuela, I really enjoyed looking at them. Looks like you had beautiful weather too.  C.C.13..... :thanx: