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Carnival Miracle - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Carnival Miracle Metropolis Atrium The 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle feels downright cozy compared to the line’s newer ships. Fun and festive, her design inspiration comes from fictional icons, marrying marble, tile mosaic, wood veneers, textured fabrics, copper and bronze, and all kinds of glass lighting fixtures to create exciting, bordering-on-wacky décor that definitely takes passengers far, far away from home.

Music and entertainment venues line Decks 2 and 3 from bow to stern and include a piano bar, jazz and karaoke club and sports bar with names like Sam’s (from Casablanca) and the Gotham Lounge (from the Batman comics). The two-story barrel-shaped disco called Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab feels like a Gothic castle, with dark colors and faux stone walls. The three-level Phantom Theater resembles the Paris Opera House where the famous Broadway musical is set. A bustling lobby bar anchors the glitzy nine-deck atrium that is trimmed like a Christmas tree.

Dine in the two-story, 1,300-seat formal dining room, the indoor-outdoor buffet restaurant for a little bit of everything or the more intimate and high-end (and extra-cost) American-style steakhouse high up at the top of the atrium—which unfortunately can be a little loud due to funnel vibrations and ambient atrium noise. There’s also a sushi bar, 24-hour pizza and café for fancy coffees.

In the well-stocked playroom, kids can experiment with sand art and a candy-making machine, or play on a handful of iMacs and PlayStations. A huge video arcade has dozens of machines, including air hockey and foosball.

The ocean-view multilevel gym is adjacent to the Greek-inspired spa, decorated with white-fluted columns and images of Greek gods. Carnival Miracle has a total of four pools, several hot tubs and a three-deck-high spiral water slide.

Carnival Miracle’s roomy standard cabins measure 185 square feet and offer relatively large bathrooms and a stocked, pay-as-you-go minifridge. There are robes for use during the cruise as well as extra-thick mattresses and bedding. Most cabins have a small sitting area with a sofa and coffee table.

Gatsby's Garden Promenade on the Carnival MiracleShip Information
Carnival Miracle belongs to Carnival Cruise Lines' Spirit Class of cruise ships. This Carnival ship features an outdoor promenade deck that wraps around the ship, a specialty Steakhouse restaurant, a sliding glass dome that can cover the aft pool if needed, and nearly 700 cabins and suites with a balcony. The ship is very family friendly, with the most popular family program in the cruise industry, and with outdoor fun such as the Twister waterslide. Adults will enjoy the ship's multitude of bars and lounges.

Ship Facts
Year Built 2004 ♦ Ship's Class: Spirit Class ♦ Year Refurbished 2009 ♦ Country of Registry Panama ♦ Tonnage 88,500 ♦ Length 963 ft - 293 m ♦ Cruising Speed 22 knots ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 2,124 ♦ Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 2,680 ♦ Passenger Decks 12 ♦ Officers and Crew 910 ♦ Officer's Nationality Italian ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International

Total 1,062 ♦ Suites with Balcony 50 ♦ Oceanview with Balcony 632 ♦ Oceanview without Balcony 167 ♦ Inside 213 ♦ Accessible Cabins (all categories) 16 ♦ Carnival Cruise Lines' cabins are great for families. Amenties in all cabins include luxury bedding, refrigerator, satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.

Cabin Amenities
TV with music channels ♦ In-Cabin Movies ♦ In-Cabin Internet Access ♦ Private Safe ♦ Minibar ♦ Hair Dryer

Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦ Optional Open Seating - "Your Choice Dining" lets you choose the time that suits you ♦ Formal Nights ♦ Specialty Restaurants: Steakhouse ♦ Specialty Coffee Bar ♦ 24 Hour Room Service Available

Public Rooms
Bars and Lounges ♦ Library ♦ Internet Center

Showlounge ♦ Casino ♦ Disco/Nightclub ♦ Card Room/Game Room ♦ Video Games Arcade

Sports and Activities
Resort Style Pool ♦ Sports Court ♦ Fitness Center ♦ Jogging Track ♦ The Twister waterslide and water spray park ♦ Mini Golf ♦ Promenade Deck wraps around the ship

Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦ MedSpa Services ♦ Sauna or Steam Room ♦ Beauty Salon ♦ Yoga ♦ Pilates ♦ Fitness Assessment ♦ Health and Nutrition Evaluation

Children and Teens
Camp Carnival: 2 to 11 year olds ♦ Circle "C": 12 to 14 year olds ♦ Club 02!: 15 to 17 year olds ♦ Family Cabins ♦ Organized Age Specific Activities ♦ Children's Pool ♦ Outdoor Children's Play Area ♦ Youth Staff ♦ Dedicated Teen Center ♦ Teen Programs ♦ Teen Staff ♦ Group Babysitting Services

Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦ Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦ Business Center Services ♦ Medical Center