Carnival Miracle Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Aug. 7, 2019

Carnival cruises are all about laidback fun, and Carnival Miracle embraces the brand’s spirit with fantasy-inspired spaces, creative restaurants, and thrilling activities. Whether it’s a trip down the ship’s corkscrew Twister waterslide or a chance to win a giant game of Connect 4 at Hasbro, The Game Show, this Spirit-class ship has activities and entertainment to please travelers of all ages. For the kids, Miracle offers Seuss at Sea, where Dr. Seuss’ timeless characters jump off the page to interact with passengers. Kids can also spend the day at Carnival’s Camp Ocean, where counselors keep younger travelers entertained with ocean-themed activities like games, songs, and crafts. For the 21-and-over crowd, the Serenity adults-only retreat provides a space for older cruisers to relax and reconnect, while Spa Carnival offers pampering and luxury with hot stone massages, aromatherapy treatment, and full-body wraps.

When it comes to shipboard entertainment, passengers can sit back and enjoy Playlist Productions’ vibrant musicals or laugh out loud at Punchliner Comedy Club. For gutsy travelers who’d rather take the stage themselves, the ship puts on a cruise-long Lip Sync Battle, a series of competitions that let cruisers showcase their talent and compete for the top prize.

For dining and drinks, Carnival Miracle offers a variety of palate-pleasing options. From the gourmet multi-course dining at the Chef’s Table to the whimsical Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, Carnival Miracle has options that should appeal to the whole family’s taste buds. During Miracle’s FunShip 2.0 renovations in 2015, the Alchemy Bar was also added — a cocktail “pharmacy” that turns mixing drinks into an artful science.

Carnival Miracle itineraries depart from San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and Tampa, cruising to Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and Alaska’s stunning coastal panhandle region. Caribbean ports of call include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize, and Mahogany Bay. The ship also offers cruises to the Mexican Riviera, including stops in Ensenada and Catalina Island.

Things to Consider Before Sailing Carnival Miracle

This mid-sized ship offers a variety of amenities that should appeal to couples, families and other travelers looking for a traditional onboard experience. Its well-rounded offerings and budget fares also make it ideal for first-time cruisers testing the waters.

Carnival Miracle lacks some of the bells and whistles of Carnival’s newer and larger ships, and its dining options might feel somewhat limited to passengers used to sailing on more modern ships. Miracle likely won’t appeal to travelers looking for a cruise ship with state-of-the-art amenities, amusement-park-like attractions, or the sheer variety of options offered on larger vessels.

Ship Highlights

  • Twister corkscrew waterslide
  • Seuss at Sea themed activities
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • Camp Ocean, Circle C and Club O2 kid’s clubs
  • Serenity adults-only retreat
  • Playlist Productions musical stage performances
  • Onboard casino
  • Cherry on Top candy store and ice cream shop
  • Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Miniature golf
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • SkyBox Sports Bar
  • Four swimming pools and four whirlpools

Carnival Miracle Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,667
  • Total Crew: 910
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.93
  • Built: Feb 2004
  • Refurbished: Jan 2012
  • Number of Decks: 12
  • Total Cabins: 1,062
  • Cabin Categories: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 88,500
  • Length: 963
  • Beam: 106

Carnival Miracle Cabins

1062 cabins and 28 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.5
(96 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $104/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.5
(46 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $117/night
Balcony Balcony
4.4
(396 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 192 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $131/night
Suite Cabin Suite
3.4
(43 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 271 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $218/night

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Carnival Miracle Dining

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Sushi Bar Sushi Bar
4.5
(4 Reviews)
Pizzeria Pizzeria
4.4
(16 Reviews)
Bacchus Dining Room Bacchus Dining Room
4.3
(51 Reviews)
Nick & Noras Steakhouse Nick & Noras Steakhouse
4.3
(11 Reviews)

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Carnival Miracle Onboard Activities

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Jogging Track Jogging Track
5.0
(1 Review)
Beauty Salon Beauty Salon
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Sam''s Piano Bar Sam''s Piano Bar
4.8
(17 Reviews)
Mad Hatter''s Ball Lounge Mad Hatter''s Ball Lounge
4.7
(30 Reviews)

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2187 Carnival Miracle Reviews

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Fun by springe66

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Over all, a good time. Would do it again. Higher quality food options during dinner would make it more enjoyable. I am an average guy, with a modest income. Yes the excursions are great the entertainment is equally important. But, in my opinion, the food and the room are the cruise. That is the first thought, and usually the first statement from most people when they hear the word "cruise". In this case my room was fantastic ! The food was ok.

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Had a great time by joanadarcy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

H ad a wonderful time and enjoyed the crew and ship

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A wonderful experience for the entire family! by smdunlevy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Loved the size of the ship. Entertainment-Meh. LOVED the Alchemy bar and Bojan, Sinan and Skerdion. Loved Gabriella and Mary Rose at the Atrium Bar.. Loved our service team at dinner too. The excursions we took were wonderful, but the ship was a bit outdated and it was quite obvious the staff had been reduced and the workers had much more on their plate to accomplish. This makes a huge difference in your experience.

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719 Carnival Miracle Tips

GGirl79
Jan 19, 2015

Always get a balcony--it is so relaxing to set out on the deck in private and enjoy the view!

IslandTraveler
Jul 30, 2013

Go to the Serenity Deck for great views and a quiet and comfortable retreat on the days at sea when you simply want to rest.

purrfectsongs
Aug 05, 2013

Don't miss a night at Nick and Nora's steakhouse! If you're a couple that doesn't want to be around kids, this is not your ship. Parents with kids of all ages, enjoy! The kids will love it!

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