Carnival Miracle docked in Puerto Vallarta in April 2017.
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Carnival Cruise Line|
|Port of registry:||Panama City, Panama|
|Cost:||US $375 million|
|Launched:||June 5, 2003|
|Sponsored by:||Jessica Lynch|
|Christened:||February 27, 2004|
|Maiden voyage:||February 27, 2004 (Bahamas)|
|In service:||February 2004–present|
|Status:||Not in service|
|Class and type:||Spirit-class cruise ship|
|Length:||963 ft (294 m)|
|Beam:||105.7 ft (32 m)|
|Draft:||25.5 ft (8 m)|
|Installed power:||Six diesel engines62,370 kW (combined)|
|Propulsion:||Two ABB Azipods (17.6 MW each)|
|Speed:||22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)|
Carnival Miracle is a Spirit-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on June 5, 2003, and christened by United States Army soldier Jessica Lynch in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 27, 2004. Soon after the conclusion of the christening ceremony, she departed on her maiden voyage, a three-day cruise to the Bahamas.
Carnival Miracle has an eleven-story atrium with a ruby-red glass ceiling, which is also part of the "whale tail" funnel. Next to every room is a large picture of a famous fictional character, such as Long John Silver or Sherlock Holmes.
Areas of operation
In October 2015, Carnival announced that Carnival Miracle, would be repositioned to China in 2018 offering year-round short cruises. This plan was subsequently cancelled in May 2016 and in November 2016, Carnival announced that Miracle would relocate to Tampa, Florida in January 2018 to undertake cruises to the western Caribbean.
On January 27, 2018, Carnival Miracle departed on her first sailing from the new homeport. Before reaching Tampa, the ship transited the Panama Canal.
In June 2018, the cruise line announced that Carnival Miracle would reposition to San Diego, California in late 2019. It is intended that she will operate from there until February 2020.
When Carnival Splendor repositioned from Long Beach to Sydney in October 2019, Carnival Miracle was temporarily homeported at the Port of Long Beach. She did 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises, serving as a placeholder for Carnival Panorama until the latter took over the itinerary on December 11, 2019.
She will also do seasonal repositionings to San Francisco during the spring and summer months beginning March 19, 2020.
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