Carnival Miracle's Dining Options
Miami Travel News ( Press Release )
Carnival Miracle's Venues and Menus Suit Every Taste
Miami, Florida, USA: January 2003: The 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle - set to be
the first new cruise ship inaugurated at Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 27, 2004 -
offers an array of dining options that is sure to meet the expectations of
even the most discriminating vacationer.
From traditional sit-down meals in the main restaurant to the
elegance of a classic steakhouse to a casual poolside meal, Carnival Miracle
offers a dining venue and menu for every taste and mood.
For those who prefer to take their meals in a more formal atmosphere, the
d‚‚cor of the main restaurant could be interpreted as an invitation to
excess. The main dining room is named for Bacchus, the Greek god of wine,
while the restaurant annex is named after his wife, Ariadne. Breakfast,
lunch and dinner - early and late seating - are served daily in the Bacchus
The bacchanalian theme is carried throughout the decor, with giant silver
goblets adorning the walls, grape lights with antiqued copper-finish leaves
hanging in garlands on the walls and ceiling, and artwork of various
depictions of Bacchus and Ariadne from classical paintings throughout the
Each evening, the Bacchus' menu features eight different soups, salads and
appetizers, seven entrees and four desserts. In addition to the regular menu
items, a SpaCarnival menu of healthful selections also is offered at each
meal. These dishes feature reduced calories, fat, sodium and cholesterol.
Special children's menus and vegetarian selections also are offered nightly.
For guests seeking a more upscale dining experience aboard the Carnival
Miracle, the reservations-only Nick and Nora's Supper Club, located at the
top of the Miracle's 11-deck-high atrium and housed under a red tinted glass
dome that forms the front portion of the ship's funnel, provides a classy
ambiance. Named after detectives Nick and Nora Charles, characters created
by novelist Dashiell Hammett, the room has a sophisticated look with ebony
paneling and black-and-white photos of New York from the 1930s.
Modeled after New York's upscale steakhouses, Nick and Nora's serves the
finest aged prime beef, along with double-cut lamb chops, lobster tail,
Chilean sea bass and Alaska king crab claws. The menu includes a selection
of 17 appetizers, salads, soups and side dishes, and is complemented by a
wine list hand-selected by Carnival's chefs to accompany the entrees.
Desserts include warm flourless cake, a symphony of mousses, trio of creme
brulee or fresh fruits and cheeses. A full menu of dessert wines and
after-dinner drinks provide an apt close to a special dining experience.
Completing the atmosphere of the great supper clubs of the past, Nick and
Nora's features a dance floor and live entertainment. The restaurant
carries a $25 per person reservation fee.
Guests who prefer a more casual style of dining will enjoy the diverse
choices available at the Miracle's poolside restaurant on Lido Deck. Named
Horatio's Restaurant, after the C.S. Forester stories about the Napoleon-era
British naval captain Horatio Hornblower, the room has a decided nautical
feel. Large three-dimensional Horatio figureheads that look like carved
ivory sculptures are scattered around the restaurant. Between the banquettes
large models of 18th- and 19th-century sailing ships are on display. Wooden
beams, arches trimmed in brass and anchor motifs complete the nautical
Horatio's self-service offerings include full breakfast and lunch buffets,
Asian and American specialty areas, pasta and meat-carving stations,
extensive salad and dessert bars, and 24-hour pizzeria and ice cream/frozen
The eatery also is home to Carnival's casual Seaview Bistro dinnertime
service, offering a variety of delectable menu items served in a relaxed,
For those with a late-night sweet tooth, Horatio's also will serve as the
venue for Carnival's Chocolate Extravaganza, served at 11:30 p.m. Cakes,
mousses, puddings, toppings, cookies and every conceivable delectation in
chocolate are served in a seemingly never-ending display of decadent
Guests who prefer to dine in the comfort of their stateroom can order
complimentary 24-hour room service featuring a selection of freshly made
sandwiches, desserts, fruits and other items. The Carnival Miracle also
houses a patisserie serving specialty coffees, sweets and confections.
These options, which compose Carnival's Total Choice Dining (SM), cruising's
most comprehensive dining program offering the widest variety of culinary
choices at sea, complement Carnival Miracle's wide range of entertainment
and activity choices, all of which add up to a truly unique "Fun Ship"
Carnival Miracle is slated to debut from Jacksonville Feb. 27, 2004, with a
series of 12 three- to six-day voyages through April 17, 2004, marking the
first time that Carnival has ever operated from that port.
The ship will also operate seven-day departures from Baltimore and New York
before repositioning to Tampa for year-round seven-day western Caribbean
cruises from that port beginning Nov. 7, 2004.
For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call
1-800-CARNIVAL, or visit carnival.com.
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