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Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Magic

Year built2011  /  Age : 9
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassDream
Building costUSD 740 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)305 m / 1001 ft
Beam (width)37 m / 121 ft
Gross Tonnage128048 gt
Passengers3690 - 4428
Crew1386
Passengers-to-space ratio29
Decks14
Cabins1845
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2016-2021
Sister-shipsCarnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Costa Diadema
Christened byLindsey Wilkerson

Current itinerary / position of Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic current cruise is 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean. The itinerary starts on 15 Feb, 2020 and ends on 23 Feb, 2020.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
15 Feb 15:30    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
17 Feb 07:00 - 14:00    Grand Turk Island, Cockburn Town
18 Feb 09:00 - 16:00    La Romana, Dominican Republic
19 Feb 13:00 - 23:00    Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
20 Feb 08:00 - 16:00    Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
23 Feb 08:00    Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels

Review of Carnival Magic

Launched in 2011, Carnival Magic is between the biggest Carnival ships and the second Dream-class vessel, together with Breeze, Dream and the new Carnival Vista. Able to accommodate a maximum of 4,724 passengers, Magic was the largest yet built for Carnival Cruise Line, surpassing the launched in 2008 and first in class Carnival Dream. Carnival Magic was last refurbished in February 2016.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Magic cruise ship

The 128,048-ton, 3,690-passenger cruise ship Carnival Magic was built in 2011 for US$740 million. Magic features facilities similarly designed on the previous generations of line's ships while presenting some new features. This extraordinary ship marks the end of Carnival's longtime interior architect Joe Farcus, and he goes out in style. While cruisers might still expect neon and mirrored surfaces, his touch is limited, as far as other designers were also hired. This is the reason why there is a lighting refinement to many of the places, including the main dining rooms, the sun deck and especially Serenity adults-only area.

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Magic cruise liner itinerary program is based on departures from Galveston TX and week-long roundtrip cruises to the Bahamas, Eastern, and the Western Caribbean. Feature port destinations include Key West Florida, Jamaica, NassauBelize, Mexico (Progreso, Cozumel, Costa Maya), Roatan, Grand Cayman.

Following relocation, Carnival Magic offers 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises. Itinerary highlights include Belize, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Nassau, Grand Turk, and Carnival’s exclusive port, Amber Cove.

Cabins

Carnival Magic has a total number of 1845 cabins (of which 56 Suites, 835 Balcony rooms, 254 adjoining) in 37 grades. Most Carnival Magic staterooms are 185-220-sq.foot insides (719), oceanview (221) and balcony (851, with verandas of 45-75 sq.feet). A new type of cabins are the deluxe ocean view staterooms with two separate washrooms. Another new cabin for the line is the cove balcony stateroom (located beneath the lifeboats) which has a partially enclosed veranda. The Dream also features 83 Cloud 9 Spa staterooms and 35 wheelchair accessible cabins. The special 193 "family quint" staterooms can sleep up to five people. 

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The two formal dining rooms on Carnival Magic are the Southern Lights and the smaller Northern Lights. Both restaurants are the focal point of dining onboard the ship. For those who like laughter with their food, is the Punchliner Comedy Brunch, taking place in the Spotlight Lounge only on sea days. The real foodies who are curious about how the galley feeds so many people, have to check out Chef's Table. For US$75 per person, you'll be able to meet the head chef and tour the galley, as well as dine on a multi-course meal at a private table, while watching the chefs at work.

Carnival Magic cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Carnival Magic restaurants and food bars.

  • Southern Lights Restaurant (1248-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and “Anytime Dining”)
  • Northern Lights Restaurant (948-seat forward Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, open seating breakfast and lunch; “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts for $5 cover charge)
  • Sushi and More Bar (sushi bar, complimentary; serves as salad bar during the day)
  • Lido Marketplace buffet restaurant (825-seat self-service restaurant with various complimentary takeaway food stations)
  • Prime Steakhouse (69-seat, reservation only specialty restaurant, serving seafood and prime beef)
  • Cucina del Capitano (117-seats Italian restaurant; offers complimentary lunch and a la carte dinner/surcharge; serves as pasta bar during the day)
  • SeaDogs (complimentary hot dogs, toppings)
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (fast-food bar) and Bluelguana Cantina (Mexican eatery). Other new venues on Lido deck are BlueIguana Tequila Bar (Mexican-themed outdoor bar for frozens and beers) and the Pizzeria del Capitano
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (fast-food bar) - since 2017
  • Bluelguana Cantina (Mexican food bar) - since 2017
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (Mexican bar for frozens and craft beers) - since 2017
  • Pizzeria del Capitano - since 2017.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Lots of what is found onboard Carnival Magic came from first-in-class Carnival Dream, like the Seaside Theatre, 2-deck Cloud 9 spa and WaterWorks aqua park (Magic has two waterslides - corkscrew and bowl slide, Dream's got one). But Magic is not just a refined version of Dream. The liner has ushered in a handful of new features, such as Cucina del Capitano Italian restaurant which boasts singing waiters and handmade pasta for a $10 fee; Cherry on Top candy store and industry's first water "dump bucket", that complements ship's waterslides.

Carnival Magic cruise ship

The following official YouTube video reviews Carnival's Dream-class vessels (Breeze, Dream, and Magic) as facilities and onboard amenities.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Magic lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Showtime Theatre (1349-seat show lounge for a live show and music productions; features the “Playlist Productions” live musical mixes and “Hasbro Game Shows")
  • Magic Atrium (11-deck high midship open floor area, featuring Magic Lobby Bar with piano and dance floor)
  • Cherry on Top (candy shop; offers branded gear, special occasions gifts, tuxedo rentals)
  • Escape Bar (a 30-seat club with bar)
  • FunHub (24-hour Internet computers room; free Intranet offered for information on onboard programs, menus and scheduled events)
  • Circle C (complimentary kids' club and lounge area with video games, parties, movies, planned activities)
  • Club O2 (teens only lounge with movies, karaoke, video games, themed parties); Warehouse Video Games Arcade
  • Hat Trick Casino (500-seat, with slot machines and gaming tables; features gambling tournaments and complimentary classes)
  • FunHub 44 (with Internet/Intranet computers)
  • The Lanai (60-seat promenade with Lanai Bar-BQ Bar and four cantilevered Whirlpools; Power Walking/Jogging Track)
  • Ocean Plaza (270-seat lounge with Plaza Cafe)
  • Vibe Disco and Nightclub; Play It Again Bar; Spotlight Lounge (400-seat; hosts the Punchliners Comedy Club)
  • RedFrog Pub (120-seat, with indoor and outdoor seating, games, live music, international beers selection and Thirstyfrog/RedFrog beer)
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse (added 2017, replacing Lanai Oceanside Barbeque)
  • Tides Pool area; Sunset Pool area
  • Camp Carnival (complimentary kids play area)
  • Cloud 9 Spa (Thermal Suite, Oriental Steam Bath, Aroma Steam Bath, Steam Rooms, Sauna, Lacanium, Thalassotherapy pool)
  • Carnival WaterWorks (kids pool play area with Twister water-slide, DrainPipe, and AquaPark)
  • Seaside Theatre (with a huge LED screen for movies, sports events, concerts, with a stage for live performances)
  • SportSquare complex (featuring outdoor relaxation area with Sports Park Bar; 18-hole mini golf course, Ping-Pong Tables and multisport court)
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area and Serenity Bar).

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2015. The Carnival ship Magic is the 2nd of company's Dream-class vessels, with sisterships Breeze and Dream, and also Costa Diadema. The liner was christened by Lindsey Wilkerson (worker at the NYC-based ALSAC - fundraising organization for St Jude Children's Research Hospital).

Carnival Magic refurbishment 2016 review

The list of deckplan changes after the ship's 2016 drydock refurbishment (February 21 to March 5) includes:

  • (On Promenade deck 5) was added the Alchemy Bar (cocktail pharmacy with resident mixologists). Also here, the Lanai Oceanside Barbeque was replaced by the new fast-food bar named “Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse”. The bar is complimentary and via a partnership with Guy Fieri (running also the “Guy’s Burger Joint” on Lido deck).  Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is an open-air restaurant for a variety of BBQ favourites. The menu features pork butt, blue ribbon chicken, sliced smoked beef, Guy Fieri's traditional sides, and gourmet burgers, a variety of BBQ sauces, hot sauce bar. Signature menu items are named Mac Daddy Mac'n Cheese, Old Skool Potato Salad, Scratch-Made Slaw, Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey, Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon and Burnt Ends.
  • (On Lido deck 10) were added 2 new poolside eateries (both complimentary) – Guy’s Burger Joint (fast-food bar) and Bluelguana Cantina (Mexican eatery). Other new venues on Lido deck are BlueIguana Tequila Bar (Mexican-themed outdoor bar for frozens and beers) and the Pizzeria del Capitano (complimentary).
  • (On Lido deck 10) were added RedFrog Rum Bar (rum bar for frozens and beers, plus the Carnival’s private label ThirstyFrog Red (draught beer).
  • Among the various technical enhancements implemented are shoreside power capabilities and new hull coating.

Carnival Magic Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Magic cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Jan 26 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $464
2020 Feb 01 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2020 Feb 09 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2020 Feb 15 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2020 Feb 23 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $509
2020 Feb 29 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $729
2020 Mar 08 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $539
2020 Mar 14 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1004
2020 Mar 22 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $519
2020 Mar 28 8 days, round-trip Fantastic Voyage 2020 Fort Lauderdale
2020 Apr 05 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $599
2020 Apr 11 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $869
2020 Apr 19 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $559
2020 Apr 25 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $759
2020 May 03 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $499
2020 May 09 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $934
2020 May 17 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $534
2020 May 23 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $829
2020 May 31 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $639
2020 Jun 06 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $1069
2020 Jun 14 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $739
2020 Jun 20 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $984
2020 Jun 28 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $709
2020 Jul 04 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $1009
2020 Jul 12 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $689
2020 Jul 18 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $994
2020 Jul 26 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $709
2020 Aug 01 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $889
2020 Aug 09 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $619
2020 Aug 15 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $669
2020 Aug 23 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $439
2020 Aug 29 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $619
2020 Sep 06 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $389
2020 Sep 12 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $529
2020 Sep 20 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $389
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $499
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $459
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $529
2020 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $474
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $499
2020 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $469
2020 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $474
2020 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $434
2020 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $619
2020 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $429
2020 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $444
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $444
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $719
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $844
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $469
2021 Jan 09 9 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Miami $619
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $454
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $449
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $459
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $529
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $469
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami $474
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami $514

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