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The Carnival Miracle - Photo by Carnival Cruise Line

When is Carnival Miracle slated to resume operations?

Carnival Miracle’s Summer sailings will mark Carnival Cruise Line’s official return to Alaska. These cruises will run from July 27 - September 14, 2021 sailing roundtrip from Seattle. Ports of call include Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, as well as scenic cruising in Tracy Arm Fjord. 

All guests, including children who are age-eligible for vaccines, will need to show proof of vaccination for all Carnival Alaska cruises this Summer. This means guests who are not vaccinated, including children who are not yet eligible for a vaccine, will not be permitted to sail. All guests will be asked to confirm their status as fully vaccinated for COVID-19 during check-in and provide proof of vaccination in advance of boarding. Guests who arrive at the embarkation terminal without the proper proof of vaccination will not be able to cruise, and no refund will be issued.

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: Sailings are filling up quickly with the return of Carnival to Alaska for this summer, and prices seem to be changing daily. Right now you can expect to pay about $100 per person per night for entry-level accommodations. Consider booking a balcony cabin, so you can enjoy the spectacular views from your own private oasis. These rooms on Carnival Miracle currently start around $230 per person per night and go up from there based on location and category. 

We recommend booking NOW if you find a price you like - chances are it won’t last long! 

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What to Expect at Embarkation

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 who are 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. Protocols are evolving and Carnival will announce when new details are available. 

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

With so much to see and do in Alaska, so be sure to book shore excursions as early as possible. The top-rated excursions by port are:

Juneau - Whales and Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

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Skagway - Helicopter Glacier Discovery, White Pass Summit RailroadChilkoot Wilderness and Wildlife Viewing

See All Skagway Excursions

KetchikanSaxman Native Village and City Tour, Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour, Misty Fjords Flightseeing

See All Ketchikan Excursions

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