The 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues on the Fun Ship: Day 3, Cabo

Who: Rich and Kathy
Where: Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera
What: Carnival Miracle
When: August 13-20, 2016
Why: The 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Continues

Breakfast was pastries and coffee from the Lido enjoyed on our balcony. Then it was time for another wonderful walk around the promenade deck.

We returned to the cabin and changed into our swim suits and headed to the adults only Serenity Deck at the aft of the ship. We claimed two loungers under partial cover and jumped into the aft pool with soothing cool water.

Then it was time a our Mai Tais as we relaxed on the loungers. It was getting very hot, so after our drinks we were back in the pool for an extended time.


Not us – we don’t take camera or iphone when we plan to swim in the pool.

We were getting hungry, so we headed to the Lido mid-ship pool where we visited the grill and had cheeseburgers and fries with iced tea.


Miracle still doesn’t have Guy Fieri’s burgers, but oh my goodness, these look delicious!

After lunch, it was back to the aft pool where we soaked in the cool water while chatting with a couple from Twentynine Palms. The wife grew up in Fountain Valley just like Kathy.

Nap time followed and then we prepared for dinner in the Bacchus Dining Room again. We got a table for two at the upstairs railing overlooking the traditional diners.

Kathy had Cajun shrimp flatbread appetizer and the tilapia entree. Rich had the ahi tuna appetizer and the baked ziti entree.



Rich had a small glass of Limoncello, a tasty Italian lemon alcoholic drink. As you can see, the Miracle has that wild and crazy Farcus decor, but the service is the best we’ve had at sea and we love the booths we often get in the dining room – the only ones I’ve seen on a cruise ship in my 16 cruises.


We’d heard so much about Carnival’s Chocolate Melting Cake and couldn’t wait to try it, but too late, we looked up the calories and they were a whopping 770! And that doesn’t even include the scoop of ice cream, which was amazing together! If we’d known, we would have shared. Oh well… we were celebrating!


After dinner, we enjoyed a lovely stroll on the promenade deck where we got a terrific view of Cabo San Lucas at night. When sailaway started, we headed back to our cabin balcony where we said goodbye to Cabo while sipping some red wine. (Videos yet to be uploaded.)


We ventured out one more time around 9 pm to check out the shops onboard and have another short stroll around the promenade.


We returned to our cabin to tonight’s towel animal.



Finally is was time to turn in for the night. It was a little difficult getting to sleep after we had the chocolate melting cake, but we finally drifted off awaiting our sail-in to Mazatlan.

About Rich Eckardt

Byzantine Catholic Convert. Knight of Columbus. Celebrant of the Divine Office.