Carnival Miracle Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Carnival Miracle has 3 pools plus a small "kiddy" pool for wading that is part of the Camp Carnival program. The pools have saltwater and there are fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 3' 8" -- enough to take a dunk and cool off, but not really deep enough, or large enough, to swim in. Given this, the area around the pool is best suited for sunbathing on 2 tiered decks.
The main pool area consists of two pools divided by the Odyssey Bar. "The Sirens Pool" and "The Ulysses Pool" located in the middle of the ship on Deck 9. Each is flanked by a whirlpool. The Ulysses Pool is enclosed under a retractable roof. At the opposite end of the Sirens Pool is a stage which, during most hours of the day, there is some activity going on -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the pool hours are from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Located behind Horatio's Restaurant on the Lido Deck (Deck 9) is Serenity Area Adults Only Pool. The Serenity area features a pool, whirlpool spa, padded chaise lounges and hammocks. The Carnival Miracle's Serenity features a full bar and is only steps away from the Lido Buffet in case you feel like grabbing a bite to eat.
Typically, pools are open on Carnival Miracle from 12PM to 8PM Forward and Midship, and the Aft pool is open from 12PM to 10PM.
Carnival's Twister water slide is 214' long and the entry to the slide is located on Deck 11 Aft (Sports Deck). The slide is 2-stories high and empties out into its own separate pool. The water slide typically operates from 10 AM to 5 PM and there is a 42" minimum height requirement.
There is a children's wading pool is located on Deck 11 Aft (Sports Deck) on the Carnival Miracle next to the waterslide entrance.
Carnival Miracle Pool, Water Slide & Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Carnival's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained." Camp Carnival stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether the policy is strictly enforced.
While Carnival does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.