Carnival Miracle resumed service from Fort Lauderdale last week following a two-week dry dock that included the addition of a Serenity adults-only retreat located aft on Lido Deck 9, new flat-screen TVs in all staterooms, and a number of cosmetic enhancements.

Introduced in 2007, Serenity areas have become quite popular with guests and including Carnival Miracle, the exclusive adults-only areas are now available on 20 of 23 Carnival ships.  Serenity will also be featured on the new Carnival Breeze when it debuts this summer.

Designed as an ocean-going oasis for relaxation, tranquility and comfort, Serenity includes such features as whirlpools and plush chaise lounges and chairs, as well as hammocks, perfect for taking in the breathtaking ocean vistas.

Carnival Miracle’s Serenity retreat also includes a pool along with a full bar offering a tempting selection of icy cocktails and frozen concoctions.  Guests interested in a snack or casual meal can visit Horatio’s, a two-level eatery conveniently located nearby.

Carnival Miracle’s refurbishment also included flat-screen TVs in all 1,062 staterooms, as well as updates to both the main pool and children’s wading pool and a refurbished night club with a more contemporary design and new furniture and carpeting.

Carnival Miracle currently sails from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on eight-day Caribbean voyages and will launch the line’s first-ever year-round Caribbean service from New York beginning April 12.