Carnival Miracle docked in the Turks and Caicos islands in July 2011
|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|
|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. Like the majority of her sisters, she is owned by Carnival Corporation & plc and 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.
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