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William & Marcia Markley

Age: 54

Occupation:Mgrs.

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Miracle

Sailing Date: May 15th, 2005

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

 William & Marcia Markley


This was our first cruise and for all intents and purposes it was okay. The food was awesome, especially in the dining room, courtesy of Shani and Marija. The were the BEST of the BEST. They made us feel very comfortable and always directed us to the right thing to order. Cabin service was another matter however. We couldn't get pool towels delivered to the cabin. Most of the times they made the bed and nothing else. Our basket of toiletries we had to ask countless times to refill. Also the towels in the bathroom were not refilled in a timely manner. The shows on the Miracle were excellent and we had a lot of fun. The pools were small but they clean and it wasn't too crowded. However, on the last day, one of the pools was not usable so on that day, it was very crowded at the others. Embarkation was fine and debarkation is express recommended. The Miracle was always being cleaned and the crew for the most part was very nice. The casino is magnificent and a lot of fun. We only would like to have more activities without paying for them. If you are spending a lot of money to go on a cruise, the nickel and diming could be eliminated, such as paying for Bingo etc. Expect to dress formal two nights. The captain did mention it and asked that everybody adhere but unfortunately some didn't and it just didn't look right. On a scale of 1 - 10, we give it a 8. Also, if you enjoy bottled water, my husband and I brought some along in our suitcase. We didn't feel like paying $1.95 plus 15% gratuity for the bottled water.

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