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Inaugural Season Includes Sailings From Jacksonville, Baltimore, New York and Tampa
MIAMI (11/14/03) – For the inaugural 2004 season of the new 2,124-passenger “Fun Ship” Carnival Miracle, Carnival Cruise Lines has assembled a diverse schedule that includes the line’s first-ever departures from Jacksonville, Fla., and innovative seven-day round-trip cruises from Baltimore, New York and Tampa.
“With departures from four convenient U.S. homeports to a variety of sunny, tropical destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida and Bahamas, Carnival Miracle’s inaugural schedule is unique in the cruise industry, providing consumers with maximum opportunities to sail aboard this spectacular ‘floating resort,’” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.
Carnival Miracle will inaugurate “Fun Ship” cruising from Jacksonville when it makes its maiden voyage Feb. 27, 2004 – the first in a series of 12 three- to six-day voyages from the conveniently located northeast Florida port. Three-day cruises call at Freeport, five-day cruises visit Key West and Nassau, and six-day voyages call at Cozumel, Costa Maya or Playa del Carmen, and Freeport.
On April 25, 2004, Carnival Miracle will operate the first of 14 week-long round-trip Key West/Bahamas sailings from Baltimore – the only program of its kind from that port. The program will encompass six cruises in spring 2004 (April 25 – May 30) and eight more in the fall (Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, 2004). Voyages will depart Sundays and include Key West, Nassau and Freeport.
On June 12, 2004, Carnival Miracle will operate the first of 12 week-long cruises to Port Canaveral/Orlando and The Bahamas from New York. The seven-day voyages include a 14-hour call at Port Canaveral, Fla., offering guests ample time for excursions to Orlando’s popular theme parks and attractions, as well as visits to Nassau and Freeport.
Carnival Miracle will launch seven-day “exotic” Caribbean cruises from the Port of Tampa beginning Nov. 7, 2004, becoming the newest and largest ship based year-round at that port.
Carnival Miracle will replace the Inspiration on this one-of-a-kind seven-day, four-port “exotic” Caribbean itinerary, which features visits to Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Belize. In turn, the Inspiration will shift to year-round four- and five-day cruises from Tampa beginning in October 2004.
Signature ‘Fun Ship’ Amenities
The fourth in Carnival’s highly successful “Spirit-class,” Carnival Miracle will offer such on-board features as indoor and outdoor promenades, four swimming pools, a cascading water slide, and upscale reservations only supper club located on the uppermost level of the ship’s 11-deck-high atrium – one of three restaurants on board.
Sixteen lounges and bars with dramatic interiors celebrating famous fictional icons of film, music and literature, will be also featured, along with a comprehensive golf program offering professional instruction both aboard ship and during golf excursions. Additionally, 80 percent of the ship’s staterooms will offer an ocean view with 80 percent of those featuring balconies. Expansive spa and children’s facilities will also be featured.
Carnival is currently accepting reservations for all of Carnival Miracle’s 2004 departures.
For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit www.carnival.com.