The Carnival Magic is the second cruise ship in Carnival Cruise Lines’ Dream Class.
It is the sister ship of the Carnival Dream, which entered service in September 2009.
The 130,000t ship was built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone yard in Italy and is expected to enter service in May 2011. Its keel was laid in January 2010. It was launched in August 2010 at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard. The ship was delivered to Carnival Cruise Lines in April 2011.
The ship features a water park, a café/live entertainment venue, an outdoor promenade and a range of stateroom categories.
The Carnival Magic is 306m long, 37m wide and is capable of cruising at a speed of 22.5kt. The length between perpendiculars is 269.2m. The ship has 1,845 passenger cabins and 746 crew cabins providing a total passenger capacity of over 6,000. It is powered by diesel-electric propulsion system.
Carnival Magic was constructed in sections between August 2009 and August 2010. During this dry-dock period, stern installation, funnel construction, midship construction and bow installation were completed.
The ship was wet-docked in September and October 2010 in order to load stationary and cargo.
The ship offers a range of accommodation categories. Balcony rooms include the Balcony Stateroom, the Cloud 9 Spa Balcony Stateroom, the Cloud 9 Spa Ocean View Stateroom, the Cloud 9 Spa Suite, the Cove Balcony Stateroom and the Premium Vista Balcony.
Inside rooms available are the Interior Stateroom, the Interior Upper / Lower Stateroom and the Cloud 9 Spa Interior Stateroom. Oceanview rooms include the Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom and the Ocean View Stateroom. Suite and Grand Suite room categories are also available.
Staterooms feature the Carnival comfort bed and a flatscreen TV. Deluxe Oceanview staterooms have a bathroom with shower, a separate washroom sink and a junior tub.
The Cloud 9 Spa rooms have exclusive access to spa amenities. The family cabins can accommodate up to five passengers. The Cove Balconies, located on the lower Riviera Deck, are an alternative to the larger balcony staterooms. These balconies feature small patios with ocean views.
The ship has formal and casual dining areas, including two double-level dining rooms, a poolside restaurant, a steakhouse and a sushi bar. The ship also includes the Cucina del Capitano, a family-friendly Italian restaurant.
The Carnival Magic has a range of entertainment venues including the Serenity, an adults-only area located on top of the ship, and the auditorium on deck 3, which will host entertainment shows.
Club O2 is a teens-only area that will offer movies, music, videogames and Karaoke. Camp Carnival will offer a wide range of activities designed for children from two to 11 years. Circle C is a dedicated area for kids between 12-14 years, and will host a variety of activities.
The ship has two freshwater pools. The aft pool features whirlpools while the main pool has a theatre. A miniature golf course and an expansive WaterWorks aqua park with multiple water slides is located on deck 12.
Wi-Fi connectivity is provided across the ship. The Cloud 9 Spa occupies an area of 23,750ft² and features a thalassotherapy pool, thermal suite and an elaborate spa and gymnasium.
Other facilities include a casino, a conference room, an internet café, a library, an art gallery and fun shops.
The Carnival Magic will commence operations in May 2011 with an inaugural nine-day Mediterranean cruise from Venice to Barcelona. The 2011 Mediterranean schedule will include three seven-day voyages, six nine-day cruises and eight 12-day voyages. The all three itineraries will operate round-trip from Barcelona from May to October 2011.
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