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Overview............................................................Page One

Pools, Spa, and Open Decks................................
Page Two

Shops, Children, Other Areas..............................Page Three

Bars, Lounges, Nighttime Entertainment..............Page Four

Dining..................................................................Page Five

Accommodations.................................................Page Six
CARNIVAL MIRACLE
PHOTO TOUR AND
COMMENTARY
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Entering service in 2004, CARNIVAL MIRACLE was the best rated
Carnival Cruise Lines ship by passengers for years 2004 and 2005 and
was the best rated Carnival ship by the crew for years, 2004, 2005,
and 2006.  In addition, she received the best scores of any Carnival
ship by the United States Public Health Agency for every year since
2004.
Coming aboard CARNIVAL MIRACLE is and is intended to be like
entering a theme park.  The public areas reflect the theme "Famous
Fictional Icons."  This means that the various areas are decorated to
evoke a character or place in a popular novel or movie.  To do this,
there are giant reproductions of paintings of nymphs, three-dimensional
reliefs of the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit and numerous other
whimsical and extravagant  touches.  It may not be the way you would
like to decorate your home but it is fun to look at and fun is Carnival's
goal.
The passenger staterooms are much more subdued in their decor,  
They are good sized and nicely, albeit not luxuriously, appointed.  As
the ship's ratings would suggest, they are comfortable, clean and
well-maintained.
MIRACLE is a version of the successful Vista-class design.  Her hull is
relatively long and narrow.  In addition, she is propelled by an Azipod
system rather than a conventional propeller  shaft system.  
Consequently, for a cruise ship, she has good speed and
maneuverability as well as good seakeeping qualities and does not
suffer from engine vibration.
Originally, MIRACLE was based in Tampa, Florida.  However, in
2007, she was re-deployed, replacing sister ship CARNIVAL
LEGEND as one of the line's two ships operating out of New York in
the summer.  During the winter she is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Because she primarily does eight-day Caribbean cruises, her captain,
Claudio Cupisti feels that she attracts a "more cosmopolitan passenger"
than Carnival ships that do shorter itineraries.
ABOVE: Looking up the central
atrium, one can see the ship's  use
of color and decoration.  
BELOW:  A painting of a sea
nymph.
Giant figures from
Greek mythology
support the presidium
and the balconies in the
ship's theater.
MIRACLE is relatively  
narrow for her size, which
helps the ship to cut through
rather than bounce against
the waves as do ships with a
wider bow.
LEFT: On a more whimsical
note, giant reliefs of the White
Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's Alice
in Wonderland adorn one of the
lounges.
BELOW :  
Floor-to-ceiling panels depicting
legendary figures decorate the
passenger corridors.  In this case,
the figure is Matta Hari, a real
person who has obtained
legendary status.
The extravagant use of
color in the stairway
above contrasts sharply
with the exquisite glass
vases displayed on some
of the other stairways.  
The combination of the
whimsical with the
serious makes exploring
MIRACLE more
interesting.
BELOW:  The whimsical decor is
carried through to the hotel service
desks in the ship's lobby.
Those are not modern sculptures on the bow.  They are spare
propeller blades.
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CARNIVAL MIRACLE  DECK PLAN 1

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CARNIVAL MIRACLE DECK PLAN 3
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