Carnival Miracle, Cruise on this Great Ship. The interior of the largest "Fun Ship" in the fleet is marvelously based on the works of great Impressionist and post-Impressionist painters. Decorated walls, ceilings and doors are inspired by Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas and others. Book your Carnival Miracle Cruise Today For Less.
7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
Carnival Cruise Lines
Departing Date: February 7, 2015
Departing From: Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock
||Ports of Call: Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Dock | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Dock | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Tender | Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock|
|Sat Feb 7, 2015||Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock||--||4:30 pm|
|Sun Feb 8, 2015||Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea||--||--|
|Mon Feb 9, 2015||Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea||--||--|
|Tue Feb 10, 2015||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Dock||12:00 pm||--|
|Wed Feb 11, 2015||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Dock||--||3:00 pm|
|Thu Feb 12, 2015||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Tender||7:30 am||3:30 pm|
|Fri Feb 13, 2015||Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea||--||--|
|Sat Feb 14, 2015||Los Angeles (long Beach), Ca Dock||9:00 am||--|
Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.
|Dining / Dinner||Entertainment / Recreation||Gratuity Policies|
Ice Cream Bar
Pizzeria (Open 24 Hours)
Usual Dinner Hours:
Available upon request
Daytime: Casual / Evening: Resort wear to formal
| Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 18
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 4
Whirlpools - 7
$5.50 per guest/ per day
$1.00 per guest/ per day
$3.50 per guest/ per day
|Services||Shopping||Health and Beauty|
| Beauty Salon
|Shopping Mall||Health Spa (with whirlpools)|
The 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle is the fourth in Carnival's new Spirit-class of ships (sister ships Carnival Spirit, Carnival Legend and Carnival Pride). With 80% of all outside cabins on this 88,500-ton ship having balconies, from the outside the ship looks more like a hotel than a cruise ship, which is appropriate because from the supper club located high in the funnel down to the the dance club tucked away literally on deck one, the amazing "turned on its head" interior decoration on these ships is so state of the art that the fact that the entire vessel actually moves on water becomes ancillary to the experience at hand, which is just enjoying your vacation. These are some of the most well-designed ships in the industry, with Azipod navigation outside, easy people navigation on the inside with good crowd flow and lovely cabins with everything right where it is supposed to be.
Along with regularly featured entertainers such as magicians, comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists, and various types of musicians (all at the Versailles Lounge), the Carnival's main entertainment is its Vegas-style show. This multi-million dollar production includes two singers, five male and nine female dancers, along with special guests, and is sure to leave you feeling well and truly entertained. The costumes alone cost half a million buck!
Miracle's 13,700 sq. feet, two-deck gym is simply not to be missed, not even by the resolutely indolent. With floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views, you may find yourself enjoying your time on any of the stairmasters, rowing and hydraulic weight machines, elliptical walkers, stationary bikes, or treadmills more than ever before. There's a jogging deck surrounding the forward Sky Deck; 15 times around equals a mile. Saunas and steam rooms are available for both sexes, along with an adult only whirlpool. Steiner's of London operates the nearby Beauty Venus Salon where guests can indulge in any beauty treatment or massage they desire. Ladies are very apt to feel like Greek goddesses in the salon, which features Doric columns and Greek vase motifs as part of a beautiful mural.
As we have mentioned before, the dining room food on Carnival is surprisingly good, much better than one would expect from a mid-price ship formerly known as a party boat. Carnival deserves a lot of credit (and they have a lot of experience) for getting this part of the cruise experience right. There are standard items on the menu every night, as well changing entrees that include low-carb and vegetarian selections.
The Bacchus is the one dining room for all 2100+ passengers serving up to 1000 people at any given time surprisingly effectively. There are booths as well as tables for two (and four, six and eight), and an annex called the Ariadne Room with tables for eight and sometimes 10. The main dining room has early (5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m.) and late (8:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.) seatings. Nick & Nora's Supper Club is open from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Table service is also available in the informal Horatio's Restaurant from 6:00 to 9:30.
The Lido restaurant, Horatio's Restaurant, also features a variety of specialty food stations in addition the usual buffet line. The international stations offer such tasty choices as Japanese, Indian, Chinese, deli-style sandwiches, pizza and other pasta, and hamburgers and hot dogs. There is a different meat featured at the carving station daily.
If beef is your passion, you will be very pleased with the 18-ounce prime rib and porterhouse, 14-ounce New York strip, or 9-ounce filet mignon found at Nick & Nora's Supper Club, where reservations and jackets for men are required (and a $25 charge is added to your Sail & Sign card). Obviously specializing in special occasions, they also offer champagne and caviar (at an additional charge).
Room service is available 24-hours a day, but is not really a great reason to skip a meal outside your cabin. You don't want to miss the coffee bar's delightful desserts and pastries. The pizza bar, including an excellent Caesar salad, and New York deli are also available 24/7. For dessert, there is a self-serve soft ice cream and frozen yogurt stand.
Carnival has developed a new way to serve its guests that ensures prompt and efficient service from friendly and courteous staff. This 'team service' concept entails four tables being attended by a headwaiter and several assistants. The enthusiastic staff learn the passengers' names and preferences, resulting in their favorite drinks, bread, and extras being on the table when they arrive. The nightly entertainment and dances performed by the staff give the whole ship a warm and informal feeling.
Gratuities include $5.50 for the Dining Room staff, $3.60 for the stateroom steward, and $.90 for the service in the alternative dining rooms. This makes for a total of $10.00 per person per day (excluding children under two). You can prepay this charge or have it automatically added to your Sail & Sign card. The pre-paid gratuities are mandatory on the Cruises-to-Nowhere. The purser's desk will increase or decrease this amount at your request throughout the cruise. The $10 charge does not include tips for the spa, casino, room service, maitre d' or other staff. All beverage tabs have a 15% gratuity already included.
A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Gratuities for the maitre d', room service, spa, casino and other staff are at the passenger's discretion.
During the day casual attire is the norm, but don't' try to get into the dining room after 6 p.m. in shorts or jeans. There are two formal nights, but most men wear dark suits rather than tuxedos. Other evenings, men typically wear a sport coat and tie or other resort-type clothing. For the Alaska cruise, you are encouraged to bring warmer, waterproof clothes, along with comfortable shoes for outings.
Carnival Pride features "Fictional Icons" as its unifying theme. While on the other Spirit-class ships the theme tends to be more obvious and pervasive, almost like a theme park interior, Carnival Miracle (with exceptions) is more understated with muted tones and subtle accents. You will find renderings of famous literary figures from Robinson Crusoe to Robin Hood. However, as is typical with Carnival's famous interior designer, Joe Farcus, the theme tends to get a little extended. What begins as "literary" soon includes comic books with rooms named after Superman's Metropolis and Batman's Gotham.
Your journey begins in the Metropolis Lobby at the base of the atrium, where the colors are unmistakably "superman costume blue, gold & red". Gold banisters buttressed by aqua pillars framed in light blue Murano glass sit atop hard, deep blue marble tiles. You are in the land of Superman. At the base of this spectacular entrance is a bar featuring a pianist or string trio playing relaxing music. The Shore Excursions and Purser's desks are also on this deck.
Most of the action on the ship is on Decks 2 and 3 where the shops, main dining room, lounges, and casino are located. The shops offer perfume, jewelry, and $10 bargains - all duty-free. You will find the Jazz Club across form the Fountainhead Cafe, and a sports bar called McGuire's. The generous (in proportions, anyway) Mr. Lucky's Casino spans the entire width of the ship and features slots and and a variety of table games. Four glass elevators take you to the Lido Deck (number 9), which features the ship's spa, pools, and fine dining, including alternative options, along with the glass staircase to the Nick & Nora's Supper Club on deck 10. This swank restaurant requires jackets and reservations to enjoy their famous stone crabs from Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant and prime beef.
The Phantom Theater, three decks high on Decks 2, 3, and 4, is Pride's primary showroom, and it has everything a state-of-the-art cruise ship theater could ever boast of including great sight lines and plenty of seats. Also on Deck 4 is the children's video arcade called "Wizard's", while the Children's Pinocchio's Club is on Deck 5. Kids can be kept busy with the computer lab, PlayStation area, candy-making machine, and sand art area, all connected by tunnels. Gatsby's Garden on Deck 3, while skirting the showroom, provides a peaceful rest-place to recharge before heading back to the excitement. The passenger cabins are on the remaining decks.
The spacious cabins, 180 sq. feet, are cleverly designed with a subdued décor of peach and beige along with wood-toned furniture in warm caramel colors. Their layout features a sofa and vanity near the twin/king bed configuration and ample closets. Other amenities are the several movies found on the color TV everyday, hair dryer and safe. The bathroom has a shower and enough shelf space for two people, along with a complimentary basket of toiletries. Other room options are the 230 sq. feet deluxe ocean-view balcony cabin and the 245 sq. feet cabin with a 220 sq. feet wrap-around balcony. Other suites are the 300 sq. feet suite with a 115 sq. feet balcony and the 275 sq. feet suite with an 85 sq. feet balcony. The highlights of the suites and Oceanview staterooms are the well-stocked mini bar and cozy terrycloth robes. Cabins for disabled passengers are available.
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|November 8, 2014||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$639||$609|
|November 15, 2014||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$659||$759|
|November 22, 2014||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$739||$759|
|November 29, 2014||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$389||$499|
|December 6, 2014||---||15 Night Hawaii||$1549||$1649|
|December 21, 2014||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$794||$909|
|December 28, 2014||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$929||$1129|
|January 4, 2015||---||6 Night Mexican Riviera Itinerar||$489||$569|
|January 10, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$644||$729|
|January 17, 2015||---||15 Night Hawaii||$1719||$1769|
|February 1, 2015||---||6 Night Mexican Riviera Itinerar||$409||$479|
|February 14, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$559||$649|
|February 21, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$509||$629|
|February 28, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$509||$629|
|March 21, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$559||$679|
|April 4, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$619||$739|
|May 16, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$589||$709|
|May 23, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$669||$789|
|June 27, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$789||$909|
|July 25, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$769||$889|
|August 1, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$729||$849|
|August 8, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$689||$809|
|August 22, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$569||$689|
|August 29, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$529||$649|
|September 26, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$489||$609|
|October 17, 2015||---||15 Night Hawaii||$1289||$1589|
|November 14, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$459||$579|
|November 21, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$609||$729|
|November 28, 2015||---||15 Night Hawaii||$1239||$1439|
|December 19, 2015||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$849||$969|
|January 16, 2016||---||15 Night Hawaii||$1269||$1519|
|March 26, 2016||---||7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise||$599||$719|