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Carnival Miracle for Families

Carnival Miracle
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Carnival Miracle for Families

Editor Rating
Families
5.0
Pinocchio's Club, the children's facility on Miracle, is a colorful, adult-free hideaway (save from the very cool and cheerful youth staff), but what's inside is even better: five eMac computers, several small televisions hooked up to PlayStation consoles and a mosaic of wall-mounted screens for watching movies. There's also a huge flat-screen TV set up with Dance Dance Revolution, which is basically an arcade dance simulation game where you can create your own routines and even track the calories you burn -- loads of fun for the kids. There's also a game cabinet, bookshelf, arts and crafts tables, a candy art machine (so neat), and a spin art machine.

Club O2, on the Sun Deck, is the place to be for passengers aged 15 to 17. It has a full array of gaming consoles, a dance floor, music-listening stations and soda bar, plus activities such as karaoke, dance classes and midnight mini-golf forays. Circle C, the designated venue for the 12-to-14 'tween set, is on Deck 4 forward, and has has a dance floor, video jukebox and Internet stations. Activities include dance parties, game shows and Wii competitions. Both spaces have dedicated directors, and both are generally open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on days in port and from noon during sea days.

The actual children's program, Camp Carnival, is tailored for many age groups. Children are broken up into four categories: ages 2 - 5, ages 6 - 8 and ages 9 - 11. Activities are also tailored for the age groups, and baby-sitting services, basically a slumber party in the play room, are available for a reasonable cost -- $6.75 per child -- from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. Toddlers do not have to be potty-trained to participate, as long as parents provide the staff with diapers and toiletries as necessary.

An all-you-can-drink Bottomless Bubbles program is available for children at $4.50 per day; adults may also purchase a fountain card for $6 per day. Soft drinks range from just $1 to $1.50, so you'd have to drink a whole lot of soda to get your money's worth -- plus, while your buck-fifty can get you a fresh soda, we noticed that guests who proffered up the fountain card at the bar were served whatever dregs were left in already-open cans. Admittedly, kids consume more soft drinks (and less wine) than adults might, so parents may want to consider this option rather than paying a la carte.

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Carnival Miracle Ratings

Editor Rating 4.0 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
4.0
4.1
4.0
4.4
4.0
4.6
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.2
5.0
3.6
Shore Excursions
3.0
4.1
Enrichment
2.0
3.6
Service
3.0
4.5
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.3
Rates
3.0
4.4

Sailing From

Los Angeles

Cruises To

Hawaii Mexican Riviera

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Ship Stats
Crew:
930
Launched:
2004
Decks:
12
Tonnage:
88,500
Passengers:
2,124
Registry:
Panama
CDC Score:
100
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