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    Feb 2004
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    Mar 2015
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Carnival Miracle overview

By - Updated Mar. 6, 2020

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.

Carnival Miracle 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

Before you book

Why sail on 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.

You should know: 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.

Carnival Miracle ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 3.7
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.1
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 3.9
  • Onboard Activities 3.8
  • Service and Staff 4.4
  • Ship Quality 4.1

Carnival Miracle cabins

1062 cabins and 28 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(103 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $89/night
Oceanview Cabin


(52 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $105/night
Balcony Cabin


(435 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 192 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $127/night
Suite Cabin


(48 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 271 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $219/night

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Carnival Miracle dining



(20 Reviews)
Sushi Bar

Sushi Bar

(4 Reviews)
Bacchus Dining Room

Bacchus Dining Room

(60 Reviews)

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Carnival Miracle onboard activities

Alchemy Bar

Alchemy Bar

(1 Review)
Sam's Piano Bar

Sam's Piano Bar

(19 Reviews)
The Fun Shops

The Fun Shops

(9 Reviews)

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One of the Best Cruises Ever! by randymoto

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Miracle / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The ship is older , but the crew is one of the best we had in 40 years of cruising!

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Plenty of Time To Relax Cruise by therunners

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Ship: Carnival Miracle / Destination: Hawaii

Very relaxing with plenty to do as well. We loved it.

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Bumpy but beautiful Hawaii by shar1221

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Miracle / Destination: Hawaii

Relaxing cruise to beautiful Hawaii. Wished Kona was on the itinerary. Crew was great.

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834 Carnival Miracle tips


Jan 19, 2015

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


Jun 06, 2013

The buffets were fantastic..many selections available


May 17, 2013

Do not bother with ship to shore excursions. You can walk the entire 10 block Scagway area, take a local shuttle to Mendenhall glacier and see the lumberjack show in Ketchican from the cruise ship.

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