Carnival Cruise Lines Unveil Refurbished Ships

Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines has returned 2 ships, the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit and her sister ship Carnival Miracle, to service following recent drydock refurbishments. Both vessels received upgrades to the onboard accommodations, as well as the addition of new recreation options for cruisers in preparation for new deployments.


Carnival Spirit

Launched in 2001 and last refurbished in 2006, Carnival Spirit now offers a range of new onboard facilities to cruisers. The ship’s 1,062 staterooms and suites have been refreshed in line with new upholstery and flatscreen televisions in line with the rest of the fleet, while the public areas undergone scheduled maintenance.


For recreation, an expansive waterpark has been added on deck 11, featuring the “Green Thunder” thrill slide ride that extends over the side of the ship, a water play zone area and 150-gallon “PowerDrencher” dump bucket. Carnival Cruise Lines’ adults-only Serenity retreat, is located on deck 9 and includes a jumbo-sized whirlpool, chaise lounges, chairs, hammocks and a full-service bar.


Carnival Spirit will spend the rest of Spring 2012 operating from San Diego, before heading to Seattle for a series of Alaskan cruises. She will then sail south to Australia via Hawaii to cruise the continent, New Zealand and the South Pacific.


Carnival Miracle

Fresh from her 2-week drydock refurbishment, the Carnival Miracle returns to service in Fort Lauderdale sailing 8-night Caribbean voyages. In April 2012, the ship will move to New York to spearhead Carnival Cruise Lines’ foray into year-round Caribbean service from the city.


She now boasts staterooms and suites updated with new upholstery and flatscreen televisions, as well as new furniture and carpeting in the redesigned nightclub. The ship’s main swimming pool and children’s wading pool has also been refreshed and promise more fun for families, while the addition of the Serenity retreat ensures improved comfort and privacy for adults.


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