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  Carnival Miracle (Carnival Cruise Lines)

Carnival Miracle | Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Miracle docked, Tortola
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Carnival Miracle | Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Miracle
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Carnival Miracle | Carnival Cruise Lines
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Carnival Miracle, built in 2004, is one of the more recent Spirit class vessels in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. The ship features an 11 storey high atrium, called the Metropolis, with a ruby glass ceiling. Rooms on the ship are graced with life size images of famous movies stars in roles from their most popular movies. As you would expect from a Carnival cruise ship, there are a wide range of dining and entertainment options to cater for all guests.

Carnival Miracle cruises to Bermuda and the Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean and Southern Caribbean. Cruises may depart from New York or the port of Fort Lauderdale. A typical cruise is six to eight days, and depending on cruise, may visit some of the following ports: Rhode Island, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk, Netherlands Antilles, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Lucia, Costa Rica, Belize, Limon, Colon and Panama.

Carnival Miracle began operations in 2004. She is the nineteenth ship of the cruise line, and was built at Finland’s Kvaerner Masa shipyard and started her maiden trip from Jacksonville, Florida. The ship's interior was designed by Carnival’s interior decorator Joe Farcus, and his theme used on the cruise is various imaginary characters over the years.

The Dining options on the ship include the huge Bacchus dining room, the Taste of the nations, Nick and Nora’s Steak house, Sushi bar and Asian Corner. The bars on the cruise are Maguire’s Sports bar, Sam’s piano bar and an Odyssey bar. The ship also has a Fountainhead Café and a Lido café, in addition to a Deli, a salad bar, and a pizzeria.

Entertainment on Carnival Miracle is tailor made for all age groups. The Gotham Lounge is popular for jazz and socializing. Jeeves Lounge is famous for its drink before dinner and touch of classical music. Dr Frankenstein’s dance club is the main discotheque on the ship. Mad Hatter’s main lounge and Phantom Lounge offers comedy acts and other shows. Mr. Lucky’s casino and the Serenity adults pool are also popular with adults. Entertainment for children is plentiful, especially the Siren’s pool, Ulysses main pool, Camp carnival, Club 02, Circle C And Wizards video arcade.

The cruise has various spa treatments, sports and health activities such as Spa carnival, hair salon, massage rooms, relaxation rooms, Steam and Sauna, Gym room, Aerobics centre, Jogging track, Shuffleboard, Ping pong and a mini Golf Course.

There are around 800 cabins on the ship, and nearly 600 cabins have an ocean view from a private balcony, although some of these have an obstructed view. Ocean view staterooms are nearly 250 sq ft and the inside cabins at less than 200 sq ft can sleep two guests. There are also suites and a penthouse for more luxurious cruising accommodation

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Ship Summary
Operator:Carnival Cruise Lines
Built by:Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, Finland)
Date Completed:2004
Gross Tonnage:88500
Length:294 m
Width:32 m