Carnival Miracle Review

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The fourth and final Spirit-class ship, Carnival Miracle is also considered by many to be the prettiest in her class, with quite a bit of museum-quality artwork. In 2012 the ship received Carnival’s now-signature adult’s-only Serenity Deck, but an upgrade to Carnival’s "Fun Ship 2.0" features is still unscheduled. From her Los Angeles home port, Carnival Miracle has a busy schedule to a variety of destinations, including the Mexican Riviera and Hawaiian Islands. For the Alaska season, she repositions to the north where she sails weeklong cruises from Seattle, Washington, or Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.

Spirit-class vessels may seem to be a throwback in size, but these sleek ships have the advantage of fitting through the Panama Canal and, with their additional length, include all the trademark characteristics of their larger fleet mates. They're also racehorses with the speed to reach far-flung destinations. Carnival Spirit—for which the class is named—makes its home port in Australia, primarily serving the Australian and New Zealand markets.

A rosy red skylight in the front bulkhead of the funnel—which houses the reservations-only upscale steak house—caps a soaring, 11-deck atrium. Lovely chapels are available for weddings, either upon embarkation or while in a port of call, and are also used for occasional shipboard religious services.

The upper and lower interior promenade decks are unhampered by a mid-ship restaurant or galley, which means that passenger flow throughout the ships is much improved over earlier, and even subsequent, designs.

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