She is full of spirit and has countless reasons to be. Joining Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet in 2004, Carnival Miracle has been sailing with non-stop fun, food, and festivities for a little more than half a decade. Carnival Miracle is a personal favorite for so many reasons, let me tell you why. For starters, Carnival Miracle operates for the cruise line where it all started for me, Carnival! I’ve garnered so many memories with the “Wal-Mart of the cruise line industry,” and anytime I sail a Carnival Cruise Line ship, she dazzles me and makes me feel right at home (especially with the 24/7 pizza and ice cream). I also love this vessel because she is related to one of the coolest sister-hood of ships I’ve ever sailed: the Spirit Class.
I absolutely adore the Spirit Class, and I’m glad Carnival Cruise Line has them on the high seas (Carnival’s Spirit Class vessels also include Carnival Spirit, Carnival Legend, and Carnival Pride—which docks 15 minutes from my house at The Port of Baltimore)! This particular class of ships bring the high-spirited Carnival fun we all know and love, but in a sleek and elegant fashion—especially Carnival Miracle. The Lido deck on-board is just out of this world spanning most of the ship and showcasing a ‘cruisemazing’ swimming pool that has been plopped in by my out-of-shape body many times, haha. She also sails with a larger-than-life three deck high water slide, located on her aft, that will definitely raise your ‘Fun-O’ meter and get you drenched!
What about the food, you ask? What can I say? It was absolutely awesome! I know many cruise lines serve lobster, and they do a great job with it—but there is nothing like a lobster on a Carnival Cruise, and Carnival Miracle is no exception to that rule. The main dining room, Bacchus, is a grape-vine full of some ‘cruisetacular’ dining selections. I’m serious about the grape-vine, the entire dining room is covered in light fixtures that resemble the Marvin Gaye tune… okay maybe not exactly Marvin Gaye’s hit single, but it sure does look like a grape-vine is caressing the cruisers when they dine in the lovely decorated room. Don’t like grape-vines? No problem, that’s why Carnival Miracle picked up Nick and Nora and placed them right into her beautifully designed funnel!
Nick and Nora’s is the steakhouse on-board, and sits inside the ship’s attractive whale tail (reservations and a cover charge are required for this dining room—trust me, it’s worth it). Now I am not really big on cruise ship shows, but when I sailed Carnival Miracle, the cast on-board did an awesome tribute to The Beatles! That sparked my interest in other shows being performed, and they were truly ‘cruisetacular!’ If you’re grabbing some of those 24/7 available favorites, taking in a show, standing in awe of the ‘cruisetastic’ 11 story atrium, or burning some calories in the state-of-the-art gym facility, you’ll be sure to fall in love with Carnival Miracle. She sails away with 4.4 out of 5.0 from me, and I’d love to sail her again soon. Be sure to book your next ‘cruisetacular’ vacation on this ship—she truly is some kind of ‘Miracle!’ Your ship awaits, and it just might be this one--Bon Voyage!