Around the Decks
The Carnival Miracle was built in Finland. This plaque proves it. Grandpa found it up on the deck where Grandma went to sun herself each day.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
The Miracle alongside the pier at Nassau, the Bahamas. There were several ships in port that day, probably all hiding from the hurricanes. Grandma and Grandpa's cabin was immediately above the row of lifeboats with their orange covers, abouit mid-ship.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
The rear (the stern, the way sailors speak) of the Carnival Miracle. Of interest is what it says above the ship's name in red: Security Warning - Keep 50 Yards Away." Grandpa wondered if there were large guns that would fire at anyone who got within 50 yards of the ship. What do you think? Are there large guns behind those windows, waiting to be fired at anyone who gets too close?
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
Grandma and Grandpa's cabin is on the deck above the lifeboats. As a matter of fact, it was immediately above the one in the middle, counting the partial lifeboat in the far left of the picture.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
Radar, exhaust stack and ship's name high above the Lido Deck.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
The crew kept the boat clean all the time. When they weren't swabbing the decks, they were painting part of the ship. Although the Miracle only had been sailing for about 9 months at the time of this cruise, they were painting already (you can see them on ladders in the center of the picture). The salt air is tough on ships.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
View of the lifeboats from your grandparents' cabin balcony.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
A view of the lifeboats in the other direction.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
Grandpa Roy thinks this part of the ship is called the sail, although he probably is wrong.
Around the Decks
Around the Decks
Notice how clean the deck is. And not only that, Grandma Bert can walk in the sun, and Grandpa Roy can stay in the shade.
Around the Decks