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Carnival Miracle Review

Carnival Cruise Lines
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  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars 3.5
  • Expert Rating:3.5-stars 3.5
  • Traveler Rating:3.5-stars 3.7
    • Couples: 3.7
    • Families w/ young children: 3.6
    • Families w/ older children: 3.8
    • Singles/Friends: 3.6
    • Groups: 3.8
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Ship Size: L
  • Total Cabins: 1,062
  • Restaurants: 3
  • Pools: 3

How it Ranks: Carnival Miracle ranks #13 out of 24 Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Like other Carnival ships, the 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle keeps cruisers busy with nonstop entertainment geared toward travelers of all ages. But while Carnival Miracle boasts six bars and lounges, including the Mad Hatter's Ball jazz lounge and Sam's Piano Bar, it doesn't skimp on quality experiences thanks to approximately one crew member serving every two passengers, which allows for a higher level of customization than larger Carnival ships. Past cruisers are especially complimentary of the ship's excellent customer service, noting crew members went above and beyond to ensure guests' needs were met. As far as accommodations are concerned, compared to other Carnival ships, a higher percentage offer ocean vistas, and each comes equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars and small sitting areas. Interior Staterooms (approximately 185 square feet) provide compact but wallet-friendly digs, while the 185- to 465-square-foot Ocean View, Balcony or Suite accommodations offer more space and scenery. During days at sea, grown-ups can enjoy poolside lounging while kids and teens enjoy games and other activities at the ship's age-designated Camp Carnival, Circle "C" and Club O2 programs. In terms of dining, there are only three places where guests can grab grub: the main dining room, the Lido Restaurant and Nick & Nora's Steakhouse (for a $35 per person cover charge). Though the ship underwent a renovation in 2012, it is expected to dry dock in 2015 to receive "Fun Ship 2.0" updates, including more dining venues.

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Carnival Miracle Cabins

Carnival Miracle offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Carnival Miracle Deck Plans

Carnival Miracle contains 12 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Miracle deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.