One of four Spirit class ships, Carnival Miracle made its magical debut in 2004. While it's certainly not Carnival's grandest ship, it's definitely something of a "miracle" for families, who find an ample amount of amenities and activities on board. Amid a gaudy, Las Vegas nightclub-like atmosphere (which we don't particularly love), there's everything from a kid's pool and club for tiny tikes to a casino and spa for mom and dad.
In April, 2012, the ship was renovated to include a taste bar (with a complimentary appetizer program) and The Punchliner Comedy Club and Comedy Brunch Presented by George Lopez. Afterward, the Miracle began a series of eight-day Bahamas cruises from Manhattan, one of which we embarked on for our first-ever cruise in January, 2013. The ship stopped in Port Canaveral (Florida), Nassau and Freeport (Bahamas).
In March, 2013, the Carnival Miracle shifted to the West Coast, where it began to operate the line's Alaska, Hawaii and Mexican Riviera tours.