Serenity, of course, is reference to the cruise line's adults-only retreat, which is present now on all by 3 of the company's 23 ships already, as well as the upcoming Carnival Breeze. The retreat on both ships feature a jumbo-sized whirlpool, chaise lounges, chars and hammocks, pool and full-service bar. The Miracle's version of the Serenity retreat also is located near food-service locale, Horatio's, offering snacks and casual meals.
The Spirit's 1,062 staterooms were also upgraded with flat-screen LCD TVs. While Spirit will spend the rest of the spring in San Diego and then head to Seattle for Alaskan itineraries before repositioning to Australia (with a stop in Hawaii) in the fall where it will operate 8- to 13-day Pacific Islands and New Zealand cruises.
The Carnival Miracle came out of a two-week dry dock with the Serenity retreat as well as the flat-screen TV upgrades to its 1,062 staterooms and updates to both the main pool and children's wading pool. Also updated was the nightclub with a more contemporary design as well as new furniture and carpeting.
The Miracle, which debuted in 2007 and currently sails from Fort Lauderdale on eight-day Caribbean voyages will migrate to New York in April, marking the line's first foray into year-round Caribbean service from the Big Apple.