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Old February 16th, 2004, 12:15 PM
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Default CCL Press Release for Miracle

Hey everyone. This just in from Carnival. Press Release concerning the artwork on display on the Carnival Miracle;


NEW CARNIVAL MIRACLE FEATURES MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR
INTERNATIONAL ART COLLECTION

MIAMI - The new Carnival Miracle will feature a diverse selection of
artwork, ranging from bronze sculptures and ornate glass vases to colorful
bold paintings, that will highlight the ship's "fictional icons" interior
theme.
Adorning the ship's corridors will be the works of Italian artist Augusto
Vignali, who created 18 original paintings of legendary fictional
characters, including the Phantom of the Opera, Sherlock Holmes, Philip
Marlowe and Captain Ahab.
The fictional theme will also be portrayed on the Lido pool deck with three
bronze statues of the mythical figures Orpheus, Ulysses and Sirens. Created
by Italian sculptor Katia Tasselli, these six-foot-high statues enhance the
areas surrounding the pools that bear their names.
Throughout the Carnival Miracle's stair landings will be 60 Bohemian crystal
pieces - elegant vases, candle holders and other items -- by Czech glass
artist Borek Sipek, along with 27 original murals on the ship's stair
landings by artists Andrea Tana, Calman Shemi and Devita Writer. Tana's
works, which can be seen on many Carnival ships, illustrate mythology
folklore, while Shemi created a variety of bright colorful abstract murals
on aluminum boards. Writer also used bold colors to paint eight murals
depicting beautiful skylines and landscapes.
The Carnival Miracle's 1,062 staterooms will feature original motifs
by American artist Janine Alter, who painted a series of warm, serene images
of nature, plant life and lake views.
Carnival Miracle debuts 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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