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Gobble, Gobble, Thanksgiving on the Miracle Review!

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First, let me introduce my family that cruised on Miracle which was my husband, Craig, my two daughters Cat (11) and Sky (9) and myself, Bethany. We booked this cruise over a year ago because my girls would be missing only 3 days of school for this eight day cruise. When I found out that cabin 6232 had a balcony of doom and was listed at an extended balcony price although it was as big as a premier balcony, I moved our booking there. Cruise Critic members have been instrumental in making our cruise a success.

We drove 11 hours from South Carolina to Ft. Lauderdale in one day. I know, ugh, but I didn’t want to spend the night a few hours away in Melbourne, FL and wonder if traffic would prevent us from getting to the port on time. We pulled into the Hyatt Place Cruiseport around 10:30pm and checked for bedbugs. Ever since a friend’s husband was bit up at a Courtyard by Marriot in Florida, I have been vigilant about looking for the little buggers. No bugs, so we popped open a bottle of champagne and relaxed. Next morning, I went down to the fitness center, ran on the treadmill then checked out the breakfast area. Clean and well run, I saw cereal, fresh cut up fruit, yogurts, toasted breads, coffee and juice. My family joined me there for a quick bite then we got ourselves together for the shuttle. The shuttle was complimentary but I believe starting in April 2012 , there will be a fee. We were happy with our choice of hotel and would stay there again.

Embarkation Day

Embarkation was very smooth. We arrived at Port Everglades around 10:45 and by noon we were walking across the gangway to our home for the next eight days. My girls were impressed by the soaring atrium and we all thought Miracle was a lovely ship.

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View of the Atrium from the glass elevators

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First we checked with Camp Carnival and found out that there is no child watch the first night of the cruise. Craig and I had dinner reservations at Nick and Nora’s so we needed to move our reservation to another night. We checked out our table in the MDR and found we had a booth for four people which made us happy. Passing through the Lido deck, Craig and I picked up our first DOD, the Funship Special and he held down a table as the girls and I scouted out lunch.

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Lido Deck

Horatio’s on the Lido deck was very busy but we were able to score some yummy Asian food. Signed up for a wine package. Finally it was time to check out our cabin!

6232 is not the biggest cabin in the world, but it suited our family well. Craig and I had a king-sized bed, Sky had the little sofa made into a bed and Cat had the Pullman bed that was above the sofa. Plenty of storage and nice bathroom. Now for the balcony! The pictures don’t do it justice…it was crazy big! Two chaise loungers, two chairs and a small table with room to spare. Almost like having a second cabin, outdoors! The weather was a little cloudy so we changed into swimsuits with cover ups and headed up for a quick muster. I had my tiara and boa ready so I could locate and meet CC roll call members at the Orpheus Bar at the aft lido deck. Soon I was joined by other tiara-wearing people and we chatted about our up-coming cruise plans. There were two couples that had their toe nails painted Carnival red, white and blue. Very nice! I wandered away to find my family and found the registration person for the Master Mixologist Contest. I signed up then found my family. Got cleaned up and went to the Camp Carnival orientation. Had a nibble of sushi (okay, not great) and hung out in the cabin while Sky took a nap. As usual, she woke up in a bad mood (she always does) but we needed to go to dinner.

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Craig and me in MDR

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Sky and Craig in MDR

Our table was near the kitchen entrance and a white light was bugging Craig, but our wait staff was great! We had starters of tropical fruit, beef barley soup, wedge salad and yes, the “didja ever” candied tomatoes with salmon. We opened a bottle of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay from our wine package. Entrees were sweet and sour shrimp, chicken ala greque, mahi mahi and Indian vegetarian platter to share. Yummy! Dinner was finished off with WMC, Crème Brulee and Black Forest cake. We waddled our way to the Welcome Aboard show at the Phantom Theatre . It was a very spirited mélange of entertainment that foreshadowed what was coming our way through out the cruise week.

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Phantom Theatre

We headed back to the ginormous balcony for champagne and then to bed.

First Sea Day

I woke up the next day at 5:45am (why?!) and waited for room service to deliver breakfast at 6:45. I had a nibble of yogurt, muffin and coffee. Woke Cat up because she said she wanted to workout with me. We hit the gym and she got on an elliptical as I worked out on a rowing machine next to her. The gym is very nice, lots of cardio machines. I did some strength training while Cat hung out near me. My only complaint is that there isn’t much room for stretching. There is a separate fitness room, but it was used for classes. I stretched on my magnificent balcony. We got ready for some pool time because the captain was successful in avoiding rain clouds so we had sunny skies for now.

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Sky jumping into pool

At 1pm I made my way to the Lido stage where I was to make my Master Mixologist concoction called a “Bullseye”. The registration form said no more than 2 shots of liquor so I had circled Vodka and peach schnapps. Little did I know that you didn’t measure with a shot glass, instead it was a free pour. This allowed contestants that circled more types of booze to just pour as much as they wanted. My drink was quite tame compared to the others so I came in fourth. I’ll know better next time. Each of us had to dance and shake a shaker, which I did my best. I got a drink coupon and a recipe book for Carnival cocktails. Yay!

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Bethany (teal shorts) on Lido Stage at Master Mixologist contest

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We watched the “hairy chest” contest and the guy we were cheering on won! Craig and I needed a break so we checked the girls into Camp Carnival. Cat was ticked off, Sky was happy and I didn’t care. I needed a little alone time with my man. Craig and I relaxed in the adults only hot tub, met a nice couple there and chatted with them. Picked up a future cruise certificate (yes, we are planning ahead!) and bought a super cheap shot glass at the ship store. We needed it because we had vodka and rum in our cabin that we ordered ahead of time from Bon Voyage and I didn’t want us using it up too soon due to heavy free pours. We brought along cans of guava nectar and small bottles of cranberry/pomegranate juice for mixers. Along with the two bottles of champagne that we had in our carry on, we were set for the week.

We picked up the girls at Camp and had some room service to hold us over till our 8:15 dinner. The Rueben and the BLT were very tasty. Formal pics were happening so we got gussied up and had a couple sets done. Craig looked very “Bond-like” in his tux that I rented from Formalities and the girls were spiffy.

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Bethany with Cat and Sky

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I'm interested in the rest of your review. We were getting on the day you got off!

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Craig with girls

Dinner was yummy. We started out with stuffed mushrooms, alligator fritters, pumpkin soup and strawberry bisque. All four of us had lobster with tiger prawns then finished off with strawberry icecream, apple phyllo crisp, cherries jubilee and WMC. The girls were fading so we changed into comfy clothes to watch the show, “Generations”. It was great! The show was packed with tons of singing and dancing. Had a cocktail out on our balcony and then it was lights out.

Second Sea Day

Maybe because I was getting used to the ship’s movement, I slept in till 6:35. Room service arrived at 6:50 and I was at the gym for 30 minutes on the elliptical. Not as crowded as yesterday. Did some yoga in a little corner and chatted with another gym rat who was getting in some push ups. I know this sounds crazy, but push ups are fun on a ship. The rise and fall as the ship cruises makes you feel like you are floating. I can hear you say “right Bethany”, but I’m serious!

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Back in the cabin the girls were nibbling croissants, but wanted a full breakfast, so we headed to the MDR. Chowed on fruit, French toast, bacon, corned beef hash with poached eggs, and eggs benedict. We ordered the sauce on the side (like CC members suggested) and I thought it was very tasty. Breakfast took about 45 minutes so tomorrow we will do room service so we are ready for our excursion. Today was pool time, with the sun in and out.

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Cat and Sky enjoying the pool

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Bethany enjoying her book

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Sky decided to sign up for the Camp Carnival talent show. She sang Justin Bieber’s “Baby” for the counselors and they said she was in. Sky and I checked out pictures from elegant night (nice!) then we sent a message via my Funville account to my friends and family. Yes, the computer runs slow but I was happy to touch base with my sister and not pay internet fees. Back at the pool for more sun and fun then we got cleaned up and had tea in the MDR at 3pm. We were escorted to the tables in the back of the MDR, next to a big window overlooking the aft. We each had a little metal pot of tea (watch out, the metal gets hot!) selected our type of tea and then picked some tea sandwiches and sweet bites. There were cucumber sandwiches, salmon sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, petit fours and more. We chatted with our tablemates, one family that was 20 miles from our hometown. Small world. Music played as we munched.

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Tea time

The girls convinced us that they could spend time on their own so we said they could hang out in The Gatbsy Garden but had to come back to the room when the alarm on my watch went off. I strapped the watch to Sky’s wrist and off they went. Argh! Being out of reach makes me a nervous nellie. They came back to the room early, saying there were “teenagers hanging out at the Gatsby Garden”.

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Gatsby Garden with Funship Freddy (without teenagers)

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We got ourselves ready for dinner, (tonight was Chef’s Table for Craig and me) and took the girls to Horatio’s to join Camp Carnival for dinner. We met the rest of the Chef Table participants at the Atrium Bar at 6pm then followed everyone into the galley. We circled around a large silver prep table as the Chef welcomed us.

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Executive Chef Kamlesh Sharma

Three or four sous chefs and waiters refilled our champagne glasses and served three different appetizers one by one. The Chef described each offering and then we inhaled, I mean ate our tasty bites. First was a tuna tartar (excellent), a tiny beef soft taco (yummy, but I didn’t want to get too full so I didn’t finish it) and an avocado cheesecake bite (sounds bizarre, but oh so good!) and all paired wonderfully with the free flowing champagne . We exited the galley, passing by a number of stations that were preparing to deliver appetizers and salads for the MDR. It was like watching a dance, with the dancers carrying very heavy trays of dishes.

We were led to Frankenstein’s Lab which is typically a disco, but for tonight, a large table dominated the dance floor. Fourteen chairs were seated around it and name cards were positioned on the tablecloth at each place setting. I was seated across from Craig.

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Our Chef’s Table

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I enjoyed comparing notes with my tablemates and listening to the Chef describe each dish. We started out with salmon tartar, moved on to Fire Roasted Tomato and Poblano Chili Bisque, then rock shrimps and apple beignets. Each course incorporated delicious and unique flavors. Sounds like a lot of food, but the portions were still small so I could enjoy each dish.

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Salmon Tartar

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Fire Roasted Tomato and Poblano Chili Bisque

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Rock Shrimps and Apple Beignets

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Starting to be a great review. We did the Miracle on our last cruise and loved the ship. Like the size of the ship and the crew was great. Keep up with the good review and pictures.

Claudia

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Next was a chopped Mediterranean salad of shaved pumpkin and feta cheese. The slight sweetness of the pumpkin complemented the salty feta. A fillet of Chilean sea bass arrived with a shallot and leek vinaigrette and pea risotto. Very delicate and tasty. At this point, a magician came in and entertained us. The big entrée was a filet mignon with onion streusel and a three pepper mustard. Cooked perfectly, I could barely finish half of it.

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Mediterranean Salad of shaved pumpkin and feta cheese

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Chilean Sea Bass

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Filet Mignon

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Something desserty (not on menu)

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To finish it off we had a special-made WMC, which we had watched the Chef prepare in the kitchen after our appetizers. We all received a folder with a picture of our table with the Chef, a copy of our menu (yes, I used a cheat sheet for this review!) and a copy of the WMC recipe. I will make it someday, I promise! The evening finished close to 10pm and we hustled up to Horatio’s to pick up our girls. We decided to check out the juggler’s show at the Phantom and I’m glad we did. I have never seen pins juggled that fast! The whole show was very entertaining. Still full from dinner, we made our way back to the room and collapsed into a food-induced coma.

First port day – St. Maarten

Woke up to the sight of the island of St. Maarten off our balcony. Land ho!

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St Maarten Port

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Craig had some stomach issues from 4 am on (too much Chef’s Table?) but after some room service breakfast we were ready to head off the ship. We met the Bernard Tour people at the info desk, paid and got in a van. Our van was clean and had a/c. Our driver Slim was informative and funny. A bottle of rum punch was passed around (there were sodas and water as well) and we had a small plastic cup of it. Yummy, but it had a kick!

Our first stop was at a farm that was rather rundown. We walked to a pond where iguanas were waiting to greet us. Slim passed out pieces of lettuce and we fed them and gingerly petted them. The iguanas were comfortable with our presence but they are still wild animals so we were careful.

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“Nice iguana, be my friend”

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“Where’s the lettuce?”

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Next stop was at the ocean where we saw a silver dollar and the girls saw sea urchins. A light rain sprinkled down on us but by the time our van reached Orient Beach, the skies were sunny. My youngest said, “oh look at that man. He’s naked!” I told her she should look the other way and that we were going to the other side of the beach. We paid for two chairs with umbrella at Ethnic Restaurant and settled in. This was the best deal on our side of the beach.

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Ethnic Restaurant

Our fee included a drink from the bar so I got a beer for Craig and a rum punch for me. While waiting at the bar, I listened to a group of people sitting there, conversing in French which made me feel like I had been somewhere.

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View of beach from Ethnic Bar

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We swam, strolled (away from the naked side of the beach) and relaxed. After about an hour or so, we got back in the van and travelled to Maho. Sunset Bar and Grill was very busy and the beach was full of people waiting for the next plane to land. My girls played in the rough surf as Craig and I watched. Soon a small plane came in, then a big American Airlines jet landed. Didn’t feel any huge jet engine blast which I was happy about .

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Cat and Sky with warning sign at Maho

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Small jet landing

Back in the van, we motored to Marigot and ate a delicious croissant, baguette and chocolate cake at a patisserie named Sarafina’s. Tres bien!

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Sarafina’s

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Mmmmm, chocolate cake!

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Our final stop was back in Phillipsburg at the port where I was on a quest for guavaberry liquor. Lo and behold, it was right there waiting for me! The ladies running the shop handed out small samples and Craig and I tried a couple. Yum! We bought a beautiful bottle that was handpainted and would remind us of our fun day on the island long after the liquor was gone. We got back on board ship, ordered some room service and relaxed on our balcony.

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Guavaberry Shop (see woman with tray passing out samples!)

Soon it was time to get ready for Nick and Nora’s (the steakhouse) and took the girls to Horatio’s for a quick dinner. Checked the girls into Camp Carnival and hurried to our dinner reservation. We were seated at a window table and we ordered a bottle of red wine to go with our order of steak.

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Nick and Nora’s during the day

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Our table at night

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An amuse-bouche was brought out which was an asian soup spoon full of leek soup for me. Craig had a bite of tuna tartar. My appetizer was escargot in puff pastry and Craig had lobster bisque. We both had Caesar salad prepared table side, then I had lamb chops and he had sirloin steak. So good! Even though I was complaining of being too full, I managed to finish off with the chocolate taster and Craig had ice cream. Another excellent meal.

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Escargot in puff pastry

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Lobster Bisque

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Caesar Salad

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We picked up the girls and went to the show which featured Big Band with Singers and dancers. The singer, Christopher Alan Graves invited the children in the audience up to the stage and he sang “Candy Man” to them. Sky scampered up there and received some candy.

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Sky sitting on stage next to girl in blue dress

The dancers for this show were brand new to the ship and they were excellent as well. I rolled into bed, grateful it didn’t collapse under my expanded body.

Second port day – St Lucia

Because our arrival at port was at 9am, I was able to get in my workout the gym. I needed to, after all the gourmet food I had been inhaling! We even had time to have breakfast in the MDR, which was nice. Exited the ship and met Spencer outside duty free and after a wait, walked through a straw market to a docked speedboat.

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Spencer’s boat

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On our way!

Twelve of us grabbed seats and we zipped down the coast line. I loved St Lucia with all the sheer cliffs and lush green foliage. The waterfront villages looked charming with their pastel colored houses and buildings. We paused at Anse Chasanet and collectively decided not to stop but to move on to Jalousie Beach. This would give us more time at this beach and also beat the other excursion tours.

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The Pitons

Spencer told us that we could have a chair on the right side of the beach for free or pay twenty dollars for resort chairs. We opted for free chairs. This worked out well since the snorkeling area was right in front of us, the tour lunch was served there and did I mention it was free?? Once again, the rum punch was tasty and strong. Lunch was a assortment of starchy salads and a piece of yummy chicken. A gentleman that we called “the coconut man” came by our chairs and Sky wanted him to open up a coconut for her. He did a lot of work and then Sky (and the rest of the family) enjoyed some coconut milk.

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The Coconut Man with Sky

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Cat getting ready to enjoy some coconut milk

We had lots of time for snorkeling which was fun. Craig and I agreed that we saw more fish on our snorkeling excursion out of Nassau, but the Pitons made the snorkeling spot unforgettable.

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Pretty Blue fish

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Sky the mermaid

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Craig reminded Spencer that we were on Carnival and needed to get back to port so we clambored back into the speedboat and zipped up the coastline. At one point, Spencer had Sky steer the boat (yikes!) then he had me steer (double yikes!) but we managed to get back in one piece.

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Sky driving the boat

Craig and I enjoyed the sparkling lights from shore as we relaxed on our balcony. The girls went to the Joker Room to play games. I took a quick snooze on the chaise lounge on the balcony (rum punch?) then we decided to take it easy and have room service delivered, rather than dress up for dinner. Room service took about 30 minutes and we chowed down as we watched “The Lincoln Lawyer” on TV. It was nice to have a laid-back evening.

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Third port day – St Kitts

I woke up to the delivery of room service breakfast. I had a nibble then went to the gym for some cardio and yoga. We got cleaned up and exited the ship. We met up with Jessica from Leeward Charters who suggested that we talk to Liz Perriera with regards to an excursion. Liz contacted Calvin who was ready to drive us to Cockleshell Beach. Jessica called Heidi at Reggae Beach restaurant on Cockleshell Beach and secured us two chairs with umbrellas. All in all, we were taken care of by both Liz and Jessica and I would recommend their services. Calvin told us about St Kitts and was a charming driver. We arrived at Cockleshell Beach and Heidi from Reggae Beach came and greeted us. Our chairs were ready and located at a prime spot near the water. The snorkeling was okay, not a lot of fish. The big and I mean BIG highlight was Wilbert the 900 pound pig. He was snoring as we approached his shaded sleeping area on the beach at Reggae Beach. Cat and Sky happily scratched him behind the ears.

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Sky with Wilbert

Behind Wilbert were two large cages that each held a monkey. These two monkeys would stretch out their little paws and hold the girls hands. Let’s just say, all you need is a pig and monkeys to make an excursion great for my two girls.

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Cat with monkey

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Sky with monkey

Before we left we picked up some t shirts and then found Calvin. On our way back to port we stopped for a photo op where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean are divided by a skinny strip of land. At port we picked up a few more t shirts then got to the ship. We ate some late lunch as we hung out at the pool. Relaxing around the pool was nice after three days of port excursions. Eventually we got ourselves cleaned up and went to the MDR for dinner. We were happy to see our friendly wait staff after not eating dinner for a few days in the MDR. I’m not sure what we ate but I’m sure it was yummy. We were happy with all of the cuisine served on Miracle.

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Dancing waiters

After dinner, Craig took the girls to the Joker Room and I tried my luck at the craps table. Now I know why its called a “craps” table because my luck was total crap. My twenty dollars flew off the table and I went back to our cabin to change into jammies and read. Craig and the girls arrived having had a fun time, and we settled down for the night.

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Third Sea Day

I woke up at 1:15am and tossed around for an hour. Ugh. Woke up with a start at 6:45 and got things ready for room service. Got a slow start but I did hit the gym (yay!) then we all got ready to relax by the pool. The day drifted by which was nice and then the girls and I watched an Ice Carving demonstration. We first guessed a turkey due to the feathers carved in, but by the end a bust of an American Indian chief gleamed in the tropical sun.

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Ice sculpture

Looking for more diversion, the girls and I went up to the Sun deck where Cat and Sky played mini golf and I cheered them on.

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Cat and Sky playing mini golf

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Around 4 pm we had enough of the pool and decided to hang in the room and watch the movie “Silver Surfer”. Afterwards we got ready for our second elegant night. Craig looked like 007 again in his tux. Cat looked almost 15 in her strapless dress (yikes!) and Sky was a twirly vision in her sparkly red dress. I was simply thrilled to be able to squeeze my body into my sparkly green cocktail dress. Oink. We took some family pics on our balcony with our tri-pod and also posed for some ship portraits.

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Elegant night 2

Dinner was fun with the waiters dancing for us. We started out with Oysters Rockefeller, and other appetizers. I can’t remember the rest of dinner but I’m sure it was tasty. Of course, one of our desserts was WMC. Can’t pass that up! We finished up quickly so we could get to the theatre early and get good seats. Tonight’s show was “Ticket To Ride”, a Beatle tribute and an announcement was made earlier in the day that seats would go quickly. We were there 30 minutes before curtain and had our pick of seats. There were still seats available at show time, but I’m glad we scored our seats with a great view. The show was great with wonderful singing, dancing and once again the 13-piece orchestra. I was impressed with a special effect that made the performers look like they were part of an animated movie and then they jumped through to the live stage.

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Cat snoozing on Craig’s shoulder

We crawled back to our cabin and sawed logs.

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Last Sea Day

I woke up to the delivery of room service breakfast, then crawled back into bed and slept till 7:30. Nibbled on the food and had some coffee then Cat woke up and wondered when we were doing yoga. Oh, now she wants to workout! I suggested that we go out on our balcony and she was up for it. There is something very zen about performing yoga overlooking the water. After our yoga class, the girls wanted to watch a little TV so I said I would be back to the room around 10:30. I found Craig holding down chairs by the pool and we enjoyed our moment of zen sans yoga . Picked up the girls at 10:30 and we all enjoyed the pool. Lunch was an assortment of asian food and then Sky and I found the chocolate fondue bar. Pieces of fruit, cake, and cheesecake were dipped in liquid yumminess. We brought it back to the table and found that the chocolate hardens quickly. Well, that just means I needed to eat faster!

Around 3:30, Sky and I got ready for her rehearsal for the Talent Show in Club Carnival. We arrived at the Mad Hatter’s Ball and found we were the only ones there till 4. No rehearsal so we got seats (Craig and Cat had joined us by this time) and waited for Sky to be called up. The show started off with the youngest kids and progressed to the older ones. Sky did a great job singing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” acapella! We decided to celebrate and quickly hurried to the Aft Lido deck where an ice cream sundae bar was set up. There was a selection of hard ice cream as well as soft serve and you could top it with different sauces, chopped nuts and candies. Fortunately, I had planned ahead and brought along as outfit for dinner that I could wiggle into and still be able to breathe. Not a muu muu, but close.

We had the girls go to the Joker Room while we attended the Farewell Party. I didn’t know there would be singing and band music or I would have had them stay. I tried the blue margarita (not good) and then stuck with champagne. The waiters came around often and the entertainment was fine. The best singer was saved for last and she rocked! She was an asst CD and she would be a terrific CD of her own ship.

Our last dinner was fun but also a bit bittersweet. We had come to really enjoy our wait staff and I really was going to miss having food magically appear and no clean up. Back to real life tomorrow! We got back to our cabin and Craig packed our stuff. Craig is an expert packer so we got out of his way and he did his magic. The last show was “Legends” and we decided to pass since we were pooped. Craig and I enjoyed our mammoth balcony for one last evening. It was time to go to bed.

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Disembarkation

Our bags had been whisked away during the night. I woke up to let room service in and we had a nibble while we got ourselves together. Sat out on the balcony overlooking Port Everglades, which was a depressing sight. Check the room a couple times then rolled our carry on up to Horatio’s to wait for our zone 15 to be called. We all thought we would feel happier if we ate more food so I had an omelet made (yummy) for the first time this cruise. I need to do that more often next cruise. At the time that was estimated, our zone was called and we exited the ship. Customs was a bit of a wait but painless. A cute beagle was sniffing for contraband which of course charmed the girls. I was just hoping the sweet doggy wouldn’t mistake us for drug mules. That would be bad.

Grabbed a cab to our hotel where our car was parked, the fare was $13 including tip. We had a long drive ahead of us and didn’t want to waste any time waiting on shuttles. Eleven hours later, we arrived at our home.

Last thoughts:

 

The staff on the Miracle were always pleasant and doing their jobs. Tables were picked up, windows cleaned, floors mopped.

 

Our stateroom attendant “Lucky” (nickname) was charming and helpful. Kept us in ice!

 

Bed was firm, but I like a firm bed. Girls were happy with their sleeping arrangements. The Pullman was never put away but that was fine since Cat liked to have her own space.

 

Malcolm “WooHoo” Burns the CD did a fine job and when he walked by me during the cruise, he would smile and ask “how’s it going?”.

 

The food in the MDR was good, served at the correct temperature and at a good pace. The wait staff team was very pleasant and made sure we were happy with our dinners. One dinner Craig was not happy with his entrée and within two minutes, he had another choice in front of him.

 

Horatio’s was busy but I could always get what I wanted within 5 to 10 minutes. I could always find a clean table to sit at.

 

Didn’t notice any “chair hogs” on the Lido. We always were able to secure chairs where we wanted and had a member of our party hold down the fort, so to speak.

 

The girls had fun at Camp Carnival, but this cruise was more about being independent. They had lots of fun playing games in the Joker Room.

 

We loved our cruise and can hardly wait (almost a year away!) for our next one. Let me know if you have questions and if I can, I’ll answer them. Thanks for reading my review!

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Ready for our next cruise!

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I'm interested in the rest of your review. We were getting on the day you got off!

 

Hey Payd!

 

I hope you had as great of a cruise as we did! Thanks for reading!

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Wow. Great review and pictures. Thanks for sharing them. Now I'm even more excited. We are on the miracle in less than 2 weeks! Can't wait.

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Wow. Great review and pictures. Thanks for sharing them. Now I'm even more excited. We are on the miracle in less than 2 weeks! Can't wait.

Thanks benelana! Have a wonderful cruise and say hi to the Miracle for us!

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Wow what a beautiful family. Thank you for the awesome review and pictures. It looks like you had a wonderful cruise. I will be on the Miracle in March and I can't wait!!

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Wow what a beautiful family. Thank you for the awesome review and pictures. It looks like you had a wonderful cruise. I will be on the Miracle in March and I can't wait!!

Thanks littlescupper! I'm glad you enjoyed my review and I appreciate the nice complement. Have a wonderful time on Miracle!!

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What a gorgeous family...so glad all worked well for you and you had a wonderful trip without snags..Sarah

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