New dining, entertainment options debut with Miracle

Several new dining and entertainment choices, including The Taste Bar complimentary appetizer program, The Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez and The Punchliner Comedy Brunch presented by George Lopez, will debut on the Carnival Miracle later today (April 12) with the launch of the line’s first year-round schedule from New York. The program features three eight-day itineraries, each visiting a diversity of tropical destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida. Carnival’s newest casual dining option, The Taste Bar, is being introduced on Carnival Miracle with fleet-wide implementation expected by next summer. The Taste Bar features complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by the newest and most popular “Fun Ship 2.0″dining venues, along with a signature cocktail tied to that eatery’s particular theme available for purchase for $5. Taste Bar cuisine samples will be offered on a rotating basis from approximately 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on sea days and select port days. Also making its Big Apple debut is the Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez, part of a recently announced partnership with the popular comedian who serves as the line’s “curator of comedy,”acting as a consultant on the vetting and hiring of both established and up-and-coming comedic talent. The club will offer five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. Two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances feature R-rated adults-only comedy. (