Carnival Miracle docked in Tortola
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & PLC|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Port of registry:||22x20px Panama|
|Builder:||Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, Finland)|
|Cost:||US $375 million|
|Christened:||February 27, 2004 by Jessica Lynch in Jacksonville, Florida|
|Maiden voyage:||February 27, 2004 (Bahamas)|
|In service:||April 2004-present|
|Identification:|| IMO number: 9237357|
Call Sign H3VS
|Status:||In Active Service as of 2010|
|Class and type:||Spirit Class cruise ship|
|Tonnage:||88,500 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||963 ft (294 m)|
|Beam:||105.7 ft (32 m)|
|Draft:||25.5 ft (8 m)|
|Installed power:||diesel-electric (62,370kW each)|
|Propulsion:||2 azimuthing pods (17.6MW each)|
|Speed:||22-knot (41 km/h; 25 mph)|
Carnival Miracle is a Spirit class cruise ship owned by Carnival Corporation & PLC and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines. She offers Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and New York, New York during the winter months with ports of call in Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize, and Cozumel, Mexico and Southern Caribbean cruises to St. Lucia and St. Kitts. During the summer months, it offers cruises from New York City with ports of call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. Eighty percent of her staterooms have ocean views, and eighty percent of those feature private balconies. Also unique to the Carnival Miracle is an 11-story Metropolis atrium with a ruby-red glass ceiling, which is also part of the "Y" shaped smoke stack. Next to every room is a large picture of a famous movie or story character, like Long John Silver.
Carnival Miracle has many different activities onboard. Some are:
- mini golf course
- a running track
- a water slide
- a children's facility for kids aged 2 to 14
- two pools and hot tubs, plus an adult only pool in the back and a hot tub in the front (for crew members only)
- a party room, Dr. Frankenstein's lab
- an arcade, Wizards arcade
- Mr. Lucky's casino
Public rooms on Carnival Miracle are named after fictional characters:
- The lobby and atrium are named after the Metropolis of Superman fame.
- The lobby lounge is called the Jeeves Lounge, after the fictional butler of P.G. Wodehouse's novels.
- The foyer is the Batman-inspired Gotham Lounge.
- Main dining room: Bacchus
- Restaurant Annex: Ariadne
- Lido Deck: Horatio's
- Supper Club: Nick and Nora's
- Phantom Lounge
- Mad Hatter's Ball Show lounge
- Dance Club: Dr. Frankenstein's lab
- Mr. Lucky's casino
- Maguire's Sports bar
- The piano bar is named Sam's after the movie Casablanca.
- The Raven Library is named after Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven"
- Gatsby's Garden
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