Review of Carnival Magic deck 12 (Sports-SkyCourse-WaterWorks)
The fore-located Cloud 9 Spa Fitness Center (open between 6 am – 10 pm) is the lower level of the ship’s wellness complex. On this level are located the Gymnasium (complimentary, floor-ceiling windows, equipped with free weights /TROY dumbbells, weight machines, treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, recumbent exercise cycles, Concept 2/indoor rowing machines, Kinesis wall), Fitness Studio (for classes), Fitness Desk (assistance), Spa Reception, separate male/female lockers (2 changing rooms, each with complimentary sauna/steam room/showers). The lockers’ showers are glass-enclosed and multi-jet. Showerheads are massaging (1 rain head above, 4 side). Teenagers (12-17 yo) are allowed to use the wellness facilities (fitness/spa) only when accompanied by an adult. Daily, at the Spotlight Lounge (aft on Promenade Deck) are scheduled complimentary health seminars (fitness-wellness-beauty) themed on aging, posture, detox, dieting, weight-loss, skincare, pro-collagen, acne attack /teens).
Some of the fitness classes are complimentary (aerobics, stretching, abs, body conditioning, Tai Chi) and some are at fee pp (Yoga, Pilates, spinning, boot camp, indoor cycling, personal training sessions). Follows the list of offered on Carnival cruises fitness classes (lead by professional trainers). In brackets are shown duration in minutes and cost (prices in USD pp) - Personal Training (60 min $85 / 3 courses $210), Nutritional Consultation (60 min $85), Metabolism Test (30 min $35), Boot Camp (4-day body sculpturing $120). Priced at $12 pp are Tour de Cycle (indoor cycling, 45 min), Pathway to Yoga (45 min) and Pathway to Pilates (45 min).
Carnival Seaside Theatre is a complimentary outdoor cinema with a huge LED screen overlooking the forward/midship swimming pool area (on deck 10). The Cinema also has a stage (for live performances and games) and is used daily for showing funny videos, TV shows, concerts, live sporting events, and nightly for watching movies with complimentary provided popcorn.
The aft-located SportSquare complex has an outdoor relaxation area, Sports Park Bar, 18-hole Mini-Golf Course (on 2 levels), “The Skycourse” (2x rope courses/complimentary), Ping-Pong Tables, a multi-sports court (full-size court for basketball, volleyball, football).
SportSquare is the ship’s sports complex consisting of Sports Park Bar (with seating area), 18-hole mini-golf course (on 2 levels), “The Skycourse” (complimentary, 2 rope courses around the mini-golf), SkyFitness (outdoor gym), outdoor deck games area (with shuffleboard, giant Chessboard and Connect 4 Board, billiards, foosball tables, tennis tables), outdoor workout equipment, a multisport combined court. The full-size sports court is used for playing basketball, volleyball, tennis, football/soccer, also for daily scheduled group game competitions and tournaments. The SkyCourse is suspended 45 m / 150 ft above sea level. It consists of two circular rope courses (70 m / 230 ft) for beginners (inner) and intermediate (outer). There are 20 different routes with swinging steps, beams, stand stations between the bridges. Each passenger is equipped with a harness attached to the above track. The use the rope course passengers must be at least 122 cm / 48 inches tall.
Sea Dogs is a hot-dog stand open on seadays only (between 11 am - 4 pm, complimentary). This hotdog-shaped cart is positioned within the SportSquare’s relaxation area. The SeaDog stand offers 1/4 pound (110 gr) all-beef hotdogs with traditional toppings (mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, onions, relish).
Deck's aft section also has a full-circle Power Walking/Jogging Track (2-lane / 10 laps = 1 mi).
Cloud 9 Spa cruise cabins from 12201 to 12044, all of which are located forward and in categories 4S-Interior and 8S-Balcony.
Carnival WaterWorks (aquapark with slides)
Carnival WaterWorks is the ship’s aquapark (open between 10 am - 5 pm) consisting of Splash Zone (fountains, water spray cannons, jets, splash pools), DrainPipe (tunnel slide ending with a major swirl), Power Drencher (300-gallon / 1135 liters tipping bucket that reverses poles to dump its huge amount of water at regular intervals), 2 mini racing slides for kids, Twister Waterslide (spiraling tube, 312 ft / 95 m long /entrance on deck 15).
To ride the water slides, passengers must be at least 107 cm / 42 inches tall (no weight restrictions). Minor passengers (kids under 13 yo) need a parents’ permit. Eyeglasses must be affixed with head straps. Not permitted are – not toilet trained kids (also in diapers/swim diapers), multiple riders, flotation devices, swimwear with exposed metal parts (zippers, buckles, rivets, ornamentation), jewelry/accessories, the use of Splash Park areas without adult supervision.
Topdeck aerial view (swimming pool, Seaside Theatre, Carnival WaterWorks, SkyCourse)
Carnival WaterWorks park with slides
SkyCourse (mini-golf course)
SportSquare complex (aft-located sports court)