Return to Cruising Ship Guide: Carnival Miracle

The Carnival Miracle - Photo by Carnival Cruise Line

When is Carnival Miracle slated to resume operations?

(Latest Update: October 13, 2021) Carnival Miracle was one of the first Carnival Cruise Line ships to resume sailing. It returned to service on July 27, offering 7-night Alaska cruises from Seattle. The ship has since repositioned south and is currently homeporting in Long Beach. Into 2022, it will sail a number of Mexican Riviera itineraries. 

For all sailings through February 2022, Carnival Cruise Line requires 95 percent of guests to have had their final COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before sailing, and all will be required to present proof of vaccination at the time of check-in. In addition, vaccinated guests will not be required to wear masks or maintain physical distancing. 

Carnival has an exemption process to accommodate a small number of guests who are unable or ineligible to be vaccinated (which includes children under 12 and other exceptions as required by federal law). To accommodate new vaccine requirements instituted by the government of the Bahamas for cruise ship passengers, all sailings from all U.S. Atlantic and Gulf homeports will only allow vaccine exemptions to children under 12. and those with a medical condition that does not allow them to be vaccinated. The guest’s birth certificate or passport (for children), or a letter from a medical provider stating that the individual cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, must be presented at check-in, along with an exemption approval letter from Carnival. 

Effective with sailings as of September 13, 2021, the CDC requires pre-cruise COVID-19 PCR testing for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, to be taken at the guest’s expense within two days before the sailing date.

Cruising on Carnival Miracle? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you board. 

About the Ship: Carnival cruises are all about laidback fun, and Carnival Miracle embraces the brand’s spirit with fantasy-inspired spaces, creative restaurants, and thrilling activities. This mid-sized ship offers a variety of amenities that should appeal to travelers of all types. The ship has the capacity to accommodate 2,667 passengers (prior to COVID-19) and includes 1,062 total cabins. 

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Activities + Entertainment: Carnival calls their ships the “Fun Ships” for a reason, and Carnival Miracle is no exception. Ship highlights include the Twister corkscrew waterslide, Hasbro’s ‘The Game Show’, an onboard casino, the Punchliner Comedy Club, mini-golf, the Skybox Sports Bar, as well as four pools and whirlpools. 

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Dining: Carnival Miracle has seven onboard dining venues. Included restaurants are the Bacchus Dining Room, Grand Buffet, the Pizzeria, a Deli, and the Fountainhead Cafe. Specialty options include Nick & Nora’s Steakhouse and the Sushi Bar. 

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Pricing: Depending on the itinerary, entry-level accommodations on Carnival Miracle's 2021 cruises are currently starting at around $40 per person, per night. Want a little more space? We recommend checking out a balcony cabin to have your own private oasis to sit outside and enjoy the scenery. Prices on balcony rooms start at $70 and go up based on cabin category, location, and sail date. 

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What to Expect at Embarkation & Onboard Procedures

Every guest cruising with Carnival will undergo enhanced pre-embarkation health screenings. The line will refer anyone with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or identified at-risk for additional medical screening before allowing them to board. Secondary screenings (and health checks throughout the cruise) will be performed when necessary. Contact tracing is planned for every cruise. 

Carnival Cruise Line will require passengers on all voyages, regardless of vaccination status, to produce a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within two days of their embarkation date. Effective August 7, Carnival has instituted an onboard mask policy that includes the following: 

  • The line strongly encourages all guests to wear face masks when indoors, particularly unvaccinated guests including children under the age of twelve who should wear masks in public areas, except when eating or drinking.
  • All guests aged two and older will be required to wear face masks in elevators and in designated indoor entertainment areas, all retail shops, and in the casino, except when eating or drinking.
  • Guests will be required to wear face masks prior to being seated in our main dining rooms and in the Lido Buffet area and occasionally in other designated areas where a larger number of guests may congregate.  
  • Masks are required during embarkation and debarkation in the terminal, and masks should also be worn during the debarkation process on board.

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Tips from Our Community Members

I was already planning on which cruise I want to take next, before we had even left the ship. An amazing time of not having to worry about anything except which fabulous dining experience I wanted to have. - leslie7NV

Carnival is awesome. They have something for everyone and the staff all have a smile and are willing to go out of their way to assist you in anything they can. - csm053070670438

Our cruise was great....Very relaxing. Went to Spa three times and my husband once. Excursions were also nice, food was excellent, and service was excellent! - holmess 

Shore Excursions

Spend your day in port exploring, at the beach, on an adventure, or doing a city tour. Save money, and be guaranteed to return to the ship on time when you book with Shore Excursion Group. 

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Find Your Dream Cruise on Carnival Miracle is your most helpful resource to find a cruise that’s perfect for you on Carnival Miracle. You can explore all itineraries for sailings on the ship with our handy Find a Cruise tool: See All Carnival Miracle Cruises.   

Our advanced deals search feature will help you find the best price for all cruises on Carnival Miracle: Explore Carnival Miracle Cruise Deals

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