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9/30/08 LIVE from Carnival Miracle

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Hello everyone. . . Tomorrow I will be leaving early for my drive to New York City. I wil be boarding Carnival Miracle for an 8 Night Eastern Caribbean cruise.

 

Our ports will feature San Juan, St Thomas USVI, and Tortola BVI.

 

I am very excited about the Miracle; the newest Spirit Class ship. I have never been on that class of ship, and I have heard great things about Miracle.

 

It will also be sort of a "Preview Cruise" for me since it was just announced recently that CCL has decided to bring the Carnival Pride (Spirit Class 2002) to my home Port of Baltimore year round starting in September 2009.

 

The NYCruise website has suggested that we will be joined tomorrow by 2 other ships. . . The Saga Ruby (ex Vistafjord, ex MS Caronia),

and the National Geographic Explorer (ex Hurtigruten Lyngen)

 

I am not sure what pier they will be at yet, but I will try to get some pics.

 

 

Those of you who have followed my "LIVE" reports with RCI, and HAL, and NCL already know that I will provide daily comments and trip

reports from this cruise.

 

My first "LIVE" report on Carnival was in August 2008 on Carival Victory. (Cruise To Canada)

 

I will also try to post many "LIVE" pics daily (as long as I am able to maintain a valid wireless connection)

 

I should be getting to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal by around 1PM. (depending on Traffic)

 

Mrs Radio is very excited about her first Cruise from NYC, and she is VERY excited about going back to St Thomas, USVI ! !

 

Sail Away is scheduled for 5PM. The forecast for tomorrow sounds good, and I will post once I get set up in my Cabin !

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

 

 

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For those of you who are familiar with Mach's reviews (a frequent contributor to the Carnival boards), you'll find that Radio's are equally as informative, and he includes the most beautiful pictures of the ship as well as the ports.

 

Mark, I can't wait for your daily entries on this ship. We've sailed sister ship, Pride, and will be sailing her other sister, Spirit (Hawaii, 2009), in the fall of next year. We loved the Pride, so we know you'll love the Miracle!

 

Bon Voyage!

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Alright, another Radio Live thread. For those of you who haven't followed Radio on one of his cruises live, you are in for a treat! Unbelieveable photos and excellent commentary. :D

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Radio - I hope you have a wonderful cruise! Looking forward to the Live review and pictures!

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I hope that you have a wonderful time! i am looking forward to 'sharing" your cruise with you!

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I too am looking for all information on the Miracle. We are sailing on her in 44 days from Ft. Lots-o-tail ( lauderdale for all those that arent in florida ). We are in 6110 so any suggestions about this ship will be great.

 

 

Tim

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Fantastic! I look forward to reading your posts! I'm also hoping you will be able to get a pic of the Saga Ruby as her sister ship, the former Sagafjord, was my very first ship to cruise on at least 100 years ago...:D Thanks!

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Wow, am I going to look forward to this. We are up next... We will straining at the bit as you leave the Miracle. So tell her to get ready for her Merrymakers cause we are a coming.

 

If you find time or have a chance... the Merrymakers are looking for a good spot to have a real meet and greet.. we are having one after muster but also planned to have one the first sea day. Probably an club or bar where it would be a little more private. If you see any ideal location can you let us know.

 

One other thing.. we are also trying to do a slot pull. If you happen to speak to the casino manager could you ask him for an email address so I could set this up. I would be very appreciative.

 

Of course I know how busy you will be writing your fantastic review and enjoying your wonderful vacation so I'll understand if you can't do either.

 

Really looking forward to your review. Couldn't be more timely.

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Having just been on the Miracle in August I can't wait to see if you love her as much as we did. It will be like being there with you!

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Have a great cruise! We will be on Miracle in December, also for our 1st Spirit class experience. I'll be watching your thread, to see what you think of her. Have fun, and smooth seas and great weather be with you!

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Hello everyone. . . We are just about ready to leave (830AM), and it should take about 4 hours to get to the Cruise Terminal. (95N, NJ Turnpike, Lincoln Tunnel)

 

I plan to get there by around 12:30P. . . We must stop at Starbucks on the way. :o

 

Hopefully, the traffic shouldn't be too bad. . . See you on board !

 

Radio

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

 

 

 

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Wahoooo!!! 2 live reports from the Miracle this week! What have I done to deserve this?? :) I only wish I would be able to taste the food too! Have a GREAT time!!!! Bon Voyage!!!

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We recently sailed on the Miracle, Sept 14th sailing out of NYC.

We had two wonderful waiters in the dining room, Iputu and Arturo. We had the most delightful cocktail waitress, Phratta, she is from Thailand.

 

My daughters meant to get her email before we left but they never did.

 

Phratta works in the dining room for both seatings, then she moves to Frankie and Johnnies and works there till closing.

If anyone on the Miracle now or the next sailing meets her, please tell he Gary and the girls say "Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah" she will know immediately who we are. My husband has a very deep voice and "Oh yeah" is his signature line when he likes something. She got the biggest kick out of him and everywhere we bumped into her, we would hear her cute little voice say " Oh yeah, Oh Year Mr Gary".

 

Please get her email address or you can give her mine.

We would love to keep in contact with her............

dondon55@comcast.net

 

 

Thanks......The Richardsons, Foxboro MA

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Looking forward to your reports, Radio.............

You'll love the Miracle! Our favorite Carnival ship so far...............

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can't wait!! we will be boarding on Oct.8th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

take good care of our ship !!!

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I am so excited to hear about your trip. We are living Nov 5 from Ft Lauderdale on the Carnival Miracle. We traveled the Miracle in Nov of 2006. Excited to see pictures and hear of your adventures.

 

I am green with envy..... You will have an awesome time.

 

CM2008

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I am so excited about your adventure! We are sailing Nov 5 2008 from Ft Lauderdale. Can't wait to hear from you.

 

CM2008

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Another Live From thread from Radio - Just absolutely love his reports. I leave on the Miracle Oct 20 and am excited to see Radio's pictures and hear his report. Having been on both the Spirit and the Legend, I can't wait to board the Miracle. It's also my 1st Aft Cabin:D

 

Bon Voyage

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Bon Voyage! We just got home a few hours ago from our cruise on the Miracle. :( :( :( We missed SJ, but had a great time in St. Thomas and Tortola. We had rocking and rolling for 24 hours last week that you would NEVER BELIEVE. We loved it! Very bad weather sailing down, but once we hit the islands it was beautiful and sail back was great too. You will LOVE the Miracle! Very clean, wonderful friendly staff. Try the "pot roast" at the American Theme of Nations lunch. Best I have ever tasted. The loin lamp chops the 2nd to last night in the dining room were out of this world also.

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hello cruisnkaren, i was on the miracle the sailing before yours. since you missed pr,what did they do for you? i loved st. thomas the most. did you play any of the trivia games with big sexy, pip and binky? did you play the bingo games?

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kokopops, we didn't play any games. We are "sit at the pool and veg out" people when we cruise! :p They gave us $20 OBC since we missed SJ for port charges. If we had to miss SOMETHING, I am glad it was SJ. There was a medical emergency right after we sailed and the Capt. had to go somewhere or other in the middle of the night to transport the passenger and with the rough seas, he had to slow the ship down. So we were in St. Tom until 8pm- looking foward to going to Sapphire Beach but the facilities (places to eat, etc) were closed. Under new management or something or other, so the taxi driver took us to Blue Moon Resort and we had a great time. In Tortola we went to Cane Garden Bay. I am in SEVERE depression right now. I even miss the purple grapes in the dining room! :p Loved the chicken fingers and onion rings at the lunch grill!

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Hello everyone ! We made it On-Board. . . I was very surprised about how smooth the drive was. . . We made it to NJ by 930AM, and we were in front of Pier 90 by 11:30AM.

 

We parked the car, and made it into the terminal quickly. We had a little bit of a wait inside while checking in,(a large wedding party had to board first) but we boarded by 1PM. . .

We went up to Horatio’s for a bite to eat. The buffet area was very busy, with a lot of lines. . . But that should be expected during embarkation.

 

My first impression of Miracle is very very nice. . .She is certainly a beautiful ship, and quite different than other classes of CCL ships I have sailed. I have a lot of the ship to explore, which I will be doing throughout the week.

 

We went up to Nick and Norah’s (Alt Dining), and made a reservation for Thursday evening.

 

We must go to the Muster drill at 4PM, and get ready for sail away at 415PM.

 

Here are a few pics from our arrival. . More pics to follow after Sail away !

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

Getting ready to enter the Lincoln Tunnel

 

 

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Busy Manhattan (heading North on 12th Ave)

 

 

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The Miracle is waiting for us !

 

 

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A very busy Passenger Terminal Today

 

 

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Sunny Promenade (Deck 3)

 

 

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Our Cabin on Deck 4 (8A)/ Port Side Aft

 

 

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I am so excited to read this live from report. I love all reviews and devour them. But Miracle is the ship I will be sailing on not till Next September but I totally can't wait. I am so excited this will help to make the time pass more quickly.

 

Happy sailing!

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For those of you who are familiar with Mach's reviews (a frequent contributor to the Carnival boards), you'll find that Radio's are equally as informative, and he includes the most beautiful pictures of the ship as well as the ports.

 

Mark, I can't wait for your daily entries on this ship. We've sailed sister ship, Pride, and will be sailing her other sister, Spirit (Hawaii, 2009), in the fall of next year. We loved the Pride, so we know you'll love the Miracle!

 

Bon Voyage!

You can't see hell from Reno but you can see Sparks

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Wow I really enjoy live review - thanks so much for your time and efforts. Hope you have a fantastic cruise - we were on the Miracle this past March and really had a great time.:)

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Hey Radio,

 

I am really looking forward to this "live" post. We are thinking about doing the 2 nighter next October.

 

We actually sailed the same day as the Miracle on 8/29....hope you enjoy much better weather/ports than that cruise did.

 

Looking forward to your posts and pics.

 

Thanks again for doing this.

 

When is your next cruise?

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Hello everyone. . . Tomorrow I will be leaving early for my drive to New York City. I wil be boarding Carnival Miracle for an 8 Night Eastern Caribbean cruise.

 

Our ports will feature San Juan, St Thomas USVI, and Tortola BVI.

 

I am very excited about the Miracle; the newest Spirit Class ship. I have never been on that class of ship, and I have heard great things about Miracle.

 

It will also be sort of a "Preview Cruise" for me since it was just announced recently that CCL has decided to bring the Carnival Pride (Spirit Class 2002) to my home Port of Baltimore year round starting in September 2009.

 

The NYCruise website has suggested that we will be joined tomorrow by 2 other ships. . . The Saga Ruby (ex Vistafjord, ex MS Caronia),

and the National Geographic Explorer (ex Hurtigruten Lyngen)

 

I am not sure what pier they will be at yet, but I will try to get some pics.

 

 

Those of you who have followed my "LIVE" reports with RCI, and HAL, and NCL already know that I will provide daily comments and trip

reports from this cruise.

 

My first "LIVE" report on Carnival was in August 2008 on Carival Victory. (Cruise To Canada)

 

I will also try to post many "LIVE" pics daily (as long as I am able to maintain a valid wireless connection)

 

I should be getting to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal by around 1PM. (depending on Traffic)

 

Mrs Radio is very excited about her first Cruise from NYC, and she is VERY excited about going back to St Thomas, USVI ! !

 

Sail Away is scheduled for 5PM. The forecast for tomorrow sounds good, and I will post once I get set up in my Cabin !

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

©2008 Carnival Cruise Lines

 

I was able to snag pics of both the Saga Ruby and the National Geographic Explorer if you don't get them. I was coming into port on the Miracle and passed the NGE on our way in.

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radio, you just brought a tear to my eye. :(

 

Me too! I am still suffering from PCD! Did we really just get off the Miracle last Monday?? :confused:

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