Carnival Miracle

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Carnival Miracle July 2011.jpg
Carnival Miracle docked in the Turks and Caicos islands in July 2011
Name: Carnival Miracle
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry:  Panama[1]
Builder: Kværner Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland[1]
Cost: US $375 million[1]
Christened: February 27, 2004[2] by Jessica Lynch in Jacksonville, Florida[3][4]
Completed: 2004
Maiden voyage: February 27, 2004 (Bahamas)[4]
In service: April 2004[1]-present
Identification: IMO number: 9237357[5]
Call Sign: H3VS[5]
MMSI number: 354277000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Spirit Class cruise ship
Tonnage: 88,500 GT
Length: 963 ft (294 m)
Beam: 105.7 ft (32 m)
Draft: 25.5 ft (8 m)[1]
Decks: 12 decks
Installed power: Six diesel engines
62,370 kW (combined)[1]
Propulsion: Two ABB Azipods (17.6 MW each)[1]
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)[1]
Capacity: 2,124 passengers
Crew: 930

Carnival Miracle is a Spirit class cruise ship owned by Carnival Corporation & plc and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines. Eighty percent of her staterooms have ocean views, and eighty percent of those feature private balconies.[6] Also unique to Carnival Miracle is an 11-story Metropolis atrium with a ruby-red glass ceiling, which is also part of the "Y" shaped smoke stack.[6] Next to every room is a large picture of a famous fictional character such as Long John Silver or Sherlock Holmes.[7]


She used to[when?] offer Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the winter months with ports of call in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize, and Cozumel, Mexico as well as Southern Caribbean cruises to St. Lucia and St. Kitts. During the summer months, she offers cruises from New York City with ports of call in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, and Nassau, Bahamas, as well as Carnival Corporation's private island Half Moon Cay.

From April 2012 to March 2013, Carnival Miracle sailed year-round from New York City, New York. During the winter months she sailed an 8-Day Bahamas Cruise stopping at Port Canaveral, Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport, Bahamas. During the summer season she continued her other regular 8-Day Bahamas/Caribbean run.[8]

Since March 2013, Carnival Miracle sailed through the Panama Canal repositing to the West Coast sailing alternating cruises from Long Beach, California & Seattle, Washington. Currently, she sails from Long Beach to Hawaii and Mexican Riviera replacing Carnival Splendor

Later in October 2014, the Miracle will be based in Long Beach year round. Carnival Legend will replace Miracle in its summertime Alaska cruises from 2015.

On March 8, 2015 the "Miracle" was maneuvered into "Drydock #2" operated by BAE_Systems at Pier 70 in San Francisco, California to receive its Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades. These upgrade will include RedFrog Pub, Alchemy Bar, Playlist Productions, Seuss at Sea, Hasbro the Game Show, Cherry on Top, New Sports Bar, and Spin U.


At approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 2013 during an eight-day voyage of Carnival Miracle, an 18-year-old male guest died in his cabin. It has been speculated that alcohol was involved in his death, though autopsy reports have returned inconclusive.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3. 
  2. ^ "Jessica Lynch To Serve As Godmother of Carnival Miracle". 2003-12-14. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Jessica Lynch Christens Carnival Miracle In Jacksonville". Cruise Critic. 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  4. ^ a b "'Miracle,' Passengers Leave On Maiden Voyage". News4Jax. 2004-02-27. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Carnival Miracle (667935)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard. 
  6. ^ a b "Carnival Miracle - Destination Oceans". Destination Oceans. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Carnival Miracle". HanBanPhotos. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Carnival Mircle to Offer Year-Round Eight-Day Caribbean/Bahamas Cruises from New York Beginning in April 2012". Carnival-News. June 15, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Adam, Edelman (February 28, 2013). "Feds investigate teen’s death after Carnival cruise ship docks in New York". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 

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