The Carnival Miracle is a beautiful ship, one of our favorites to date. She's not huge, so it's easier to find your way around, yet she's gorgeous. Haven't been on the Dream, so can't say much there...
Booked on Carnival Freedom, Feb. 2012 (Cozumel, Costa Rica, Panama)
NCL Gem, Sept. 2011
NCL Jewel, Feb. 2011
NCL Dawn, Sept. 2010
NCL Spirit, Feb. 2010
NCL Gem, March 2009
RCCL Explorer of the Seas, Feb. 2008
Carnival Miracle, May 2007
Carnival Conquest, April 2006
Caribbean Princess, Feb. 2005
We were on the Dream in Sept. there were way too meny people for me. THey didnt make more public spaces just more cabins. I would not do the Dream again for that reason. And I have cruised on a few ships several times. Cant wait to sail on the Glory again. I am like Dave save the airfare, cruise on the Miracle
I'd go on the Miracle and save the air fare as well. I love the Spirit class ships. They are the best laid out in the fleet. They always feel less crowded and have better guest traffic flow. There have been some long line and log jams reported about the Dream. Don't get me wrong, I'm still looking to sail on her possibly next year. But to fly vs. not...definitely the Miracle.
There is another advantage to booking a cruise that leaves from a port within driving distance. The people you meet are more likely to live close to you. That way if you makes friends on the ship you could possibly continue the friendship after the cruise.
You will have a great time on either ship, but don't d
ismiss the Miracle so quickly just
because of the size.
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