Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Miracle completed its maintenance work and sailed from Tampa at 7 p.m. the evening of Tuesday, May 29, a cruise line representative tells Travel Agent. As we had reported last week, Carnival had been forced to modify the Carnival Miracle’s itinerary due to an unanticipated issue. The ship spent an extra two days in port, from Sunday, May 27, through Tuesday, May 29.
Carnival said that guests were notified of the itinerary change starting May 18. They received a $200 onboard credit and a two-day, pro-rated refund of their cruise fare. Guests also had the option to cancel and receive a full refund, or reschedule with no penalty.
Carnival also provided guests with a complimentary Carnival LIVE concert by CMA award-winning country artist Tim Rushlow, as well as other entertainment. Guests were also able to take a free roundtrip shuttle to nearby attractions in Tampa during the two days the ship spent in port.
Carnival Miracle sails six- and seven-day cruises to the Caribbean from the Port of Tampa, as well as eight-day voyages that include a partial transit of the Panama Canal. The ship underwent a “Fun Ship 2.0” dry dock in 2015 that added a number of amenities, including new food and beverage venues like the RedFrog Pub and Alchemy Bar, as well as family-friendly offerings like a Seuss At Sea area and Hasbro, The Game Show.