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JC 49 04-14-2008 04:43 PM

Leaving on the Miracle soon from NYC, wondering about the ship and port. We have been on the sister ship Spirit and enjoy that, also been on the Triumph. Like the smaller ships better. Any comments???
JC

JC 49 04-14-2008 04:43 PM

Leaving on the Miracle soon from NYC, wondering about the ship and port. We have been on the sister ship Spirit and enjoy that, also been on the Triumph. Like the smaller ships better. Any comments???
JC

penny3333 04-15-2008 06:02 AM

Hi JC49, we haven't sailed on the Miracle and would love to hear about her when you return. I'm sure she'll be every bit as nice as the Spirit. I think it would be fantastic to sail out of NYC, you'd get to go by the Statue of Liberty. It might be a little chilly leaving and the first day at sea, but then you'll be hitting the warm waters. Are you going to Bermuda? If so, it's a beautiful island, very clean and easy to get around. You can get a bus pass and get around the island that way. All I remember from Bermuda is Horseshoe Beach, it was pink sand and beautiful. If you'll look through our Caribbean Port Chat section a little further down the main page, you'll find lots of postings that might help you out. Best wishes and have a marvelous cruise!

MiketheKid 04-15-2008 07:35 AM

JC - my last cruise was on the Miracle, and I had a great time. The ship was in great condition. What specific questions do you have?

The port was very easy - I'm right by the city, so I got a ride from my sister. There was a little bit of traffic, but nothing terrible (though that could always change). After getting dropped off by the pier, a porter found us within seconds and took our bags away. You could always take the train to Grand Central (I see you are from upstate), and grab a cab from there. You could even take the subway, but you will have to walk a few blocks.

Once inside, things were a little slower. There seemed to be alot of staff members standing around not doing much, while we all stood in line. Maybe it was just a bad day. Either way, it didn't bother us much - I was with a bunch of friends so we just had a good time talking.

The views while leaving were great - especially if you aren't used to seeing the city often. We even got a very close view of an NYPD helicopter that was circling the ship as we left (they were right at eye level from our cabin - very cool)

JC 49 04-17-2008 04:55 PM

Mike and Penny, thanks for the replies,Penny,no we are not going to Bermuda,wish we were. It's one of the islands we haven't been to yet. We are thinking of going there next year on Princess or MSC.
Mike thanks for the info, we decided to take a bus from Albany that will drop us off at the pier and pick us up there at the end of the cruise. It will save us some dollars plus I don't have to drive in the city. Its a win win situation for us. Gives me a few extra bucks in the casino or at the bar or a extra shore excursion. My wife is from the city,(37 years ago), and she is really looking forward to sailing from the city. She sailed on the CRISTOFERO COLUMBO to Italy in the 50's from NYC. Thanks again for the info, God willing and the creek don't rise we will be at sea two weeks from today, looking forward to the views leaving.
JC

MiketheKid 04-18-2008 06:55 AM

Enjoy your cruise - you will have a great time. Be sure to post a review when you get back!

JC 49 05-12-2008 06:41 AM

We just got back from our cruise aboard the Miracle. It was a 8 day Carib cruise from NYC, had a great time. Beautiful ship, great crew and the food was good. Will write a review when I get back in the groove.
JC

MiketheKid 05-12-2008 07:17 AM

looking forward to it!

JC 49 05-12-2008 07:45 PM

Posted a review tonight, should be up in a few days!!!!!!!!!
JC

Dwayne 05-13-2008 01:51 AM

Welcome back JC!

I am looking forward to your review.

Dwayne


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