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  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Cucina-Del-Capitano-seating - Dine at the Captain’s Table of Cucina del Capitano during your Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Cucina-Del-Capitano-pasta - Enjoy classic Italian-American cuisine in Carnival's Cucina del Capitano restaurant.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table - A dessert sampler plate at Chef's Table aboard a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-2 - Enjoy an exquisite dining experience at Chefs Table for $75 per person.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-cooks - Revel in a multicourse dinner prepared by the master chefs of Chef's Table during your Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-lobster-tail - A lobster tail entrée prepared at Chefs Table during a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Magic-Cucina-Del-Capitano-restaurant - Reservations are recommended at Cucina Del Capitano, Carnival Magic's popular family-style Italian restaurant.
  • Carnival-Magic-Northern-Lights-Restaurant - The two-level Northern Lights Restaurant, one of Carnival Magic's main dining halls, has formal (assigned) seating in the lower level, and the more flexible open-table option above.
  • Carnival-Magic-Southern-Lights-Restaurant - The Southern Lights Restaurant, the larger of Carnival Magic's two main dining rooms,  offers a variety of appetizers and main courses.
  • Carnival-Magic-Prime-Steakhouse - Before you set sail on your Carnival Magic cruise, be sure to reserve your table at the popular Prime Steakhouse.
  • Carnival-Magic-SportSquare-Aerial - Play a friendly game of mini-golf or challenge yourself on the SkyCourse ropes on Carnival Magic's SportSquare.
  • Carnival-Magic-Atrium-Magic-Bar - The Magic Bar, on deck 3 of Carnival Magic's atrium, is a perfect spot to meet friends for cocktails and people watching.
  • Carnival-Magic-Spa - On your next Carnival Magic cruise, make an appointment to get pampered at Cloud 9 Spa.
  • Carnival-Magic-Spa-Couples-Treatment-Suite - Indulge in some luxury with a friend at Cloud 9 Spa's couples treatment suite, a floating resort on Carnival Magic.
  • Carnival-Magic-Conference-Room - Book time in Carnival Magic's modern conference rooms for your next corporate retreat.
  • Carnival-Magic-Hat-Trick-Casino - Try your luck at the Hat Trick Casino's tables and slot machines, on deck 5 of Carnival Magic.
  • Carnival-Magic-Beach-Pool-Seaside-Theater-2 - Seaside Theater's large LED screen, positioned over Carnival Magic's Beach Pool, shows movies, concerts and sporting events.
  • Carnival-Magic-Aerial-2 - Carnival Magic sails to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and other Caribbean destinations.
  • Carnival-Magic-Atrium-Magic-Bar - The Magic Bar, on deck 3 of Carnival Magic's atrium, is a perfect spot to meet friends for cocktails and people watching.
  • Carnival-Magic-Aerial-3 - Plan a romantic Caribbean getaway on Carnival Magic.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table - A dessert sampler plate at Chef's Table aboard a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Magic-Prime-Steakhouse - Before you set sail on your Carnival Magic cruise, be sure to reserve your table at the popular Prime Steakhouse.
  • Carnival-Magic-Spa - On your next Carnival Magic cruise, make an appointment to get pampered at Cloud 9 Spa.
  • Carnival-Magic-Spa-Couples-Treatment-Suite - Indulge in some luxury with a friend at Cloud 9 Spa's couples treatment suite, a floating resort on Carnival Magic.
  • Carnival-Magic-Cucina-Del-Capitano-restaurant - Reservations are recommended at Cucina Del Capitano, Carnival Magic's popular family-style Italian restaurant.
  • Carnival-Magic-Italy-Monfalcone - Carnival Magic docked on a quiet evening in Monfalcone, Italy. The ship now sails itineraries in the Caribbean.
  • Carnival-Magic-Key-West - Explore beautiful Key West, Florida, on your next Carnival Magic cruise.
  • Carnival-Magic-Northern-Lights-Restaurant - The two-level Northern Lights Restaurant, one of Carnival Magic's main dining halls, has formal (assigned) seating in the lower level, and the more flexible open-table option above.
  • Carnival-Magic-Beach-Pool-Seaside-Theater-2 - Seaside Theater's large LED screen, positioned over Carnival Magic's Beach Pool, shows movies, concerts and sporting events.
  • Carnival-Magic-Southern-Lights-Restaurant - The Southern Lights Restaurant, the larger of Carnival Magic's two main dining rooms,  offers a variety of appetizers and main courses.
  • Carnival-Magic-Aerial - Carnival Magic sails out of Galveston, Texas, to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Belize and other destinations.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Cucina-Del-Capitano-seating - Dine at the Captain’s Table of Cucina del Capitano during your Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-cooks - Revel in a multicourse dinner prepared by the master chefs of Chef's Table during your Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Cucina-Del-Capitano-pasta - Enjoy classic Italian-American cuisine in Carnival's Cucina del Capitano restaurant.
  • Freeport-Bahamas-2 - Sail to the beaches of Freeport in the Bahamas on Carnival Cruise Lines.
  • Freeport-Bahamas - Explore the beaches of Freeport, the Bahamas, when you book a cruise on Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival Magic: Photo tour & ship overview

Have you sailed on Carnival Magic? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

At 1,004 feet, Carnival Magic continued Carnival's Dream class tradition, with food and entertainment space in the Ocean Plaza, the splashy stylings of Carnival WaterWorks and The Lanai, a convenient and scenic half-mile outdoor wraparound promenade deck. She also features the outdoor SportSquare, including the world's first ropes course at sea. Cucina del Capitano serves up Italian favorites fit for a captain, and RedFrog Pub introduces cruise passengers to Carnival's house brew, ThirstyFrog Red.

Where Carnival Magic sails

Home port: Galveston, Texas

Destinations: Carnival Magic sails in and around the Caribbean. Western Caribbean cruises include Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and  Cozumel, Mexico while other Western Caribbean cruises may call in Belize or Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan. Carnival Magic also sails the Eastern Caribbean starting in Key West, Florida; and continuing to Freeport and Nassau in The Bahamas.

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Top dining options

  • Northern Lights Dining Room: Enjoy Northern hospitality with delicious, delectable meals to taste.
  • Southern Lights Dining Room: Dine in electrifying elegance as you feast on culinary pleasures.
  • Lido Restaurant: Eat your way around the world with this international smorgasbord, all without leaving the Lido deck.
  • Sushi & More: Practice using chopsticks as you eat your way across the tasty sushi bar.
  • Cucina del Capitano: Fill up on family-style favorites inspired by Carnival's Italian heritage. During lunch, Cucina del Capitano hosts a complimentary pasta bar.
  • Prime Steakhouse: Enjoy mouth-watering USDA prime beef, cooked to your exact specifications.
  • Cherry on Top: Cherry on Top is the go-to spot for everyone with a sweet tooth. Stock up on candy treats, wine, flowers, and lots of other novelties.

Entertainment & activities

  • Carnival's Seaside Theatre: Experience movies, concerts, sporting events and more in this scenic seaside spot.
  • Serenity Adult-Only Retreat: Shoo away stress in this adult-only retreat.
  • Ocean Plaza: Open day and night, this indoor/outdoor hub offers an experience for everyone.
  • Casino: Feeling lucky? Head over to the casino to try out a wide selection of poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more.

Bars & lounges

Try your luck at the Hat Trick Casino's tables and slot machines, on deck 5 of Carnival Magic.
Rick DiazTry your luck at the Hat Trick Casino's tables and slot machines, on deck 5 of Carnival Magic.
  • RedFrog Pub: Experience Carnival's laid-back bar based on the no-worries vibes of the British West Indies and Key West. 
  • Showtime Theatre: Enjoy an elegant night at the onboard theater.
  • Vibe Dance Club: The party is in full swing at this dance club.
  • Play It Again Piano Bar: Sing along to your favorite tunes, where perfect pitch is optional.
  • Spotlight Lounge: Comedy, karaoke, live music and art auctions come together in this entertaining area.
  • Escape Bar: Slip off to this cozy lounge for a nightcap and some quiet conversation.

Spa & fitness

  • Cloud 9 Spa: The Thermal Suites of Cloud 9 Spa provide a relaxing spot to unwind at sea.
  • SportSquare: Unleash your inner champion with a jogging track, volleyball, basketball, mini golf course and more.

Family-friendly options

Carnival's youth program staff is trained to help younger cruisers meet future friends while having an age-appropriate, supervised blast in Carnival Magic's multiple youth spaces. Activities, special teen-only shore excursions, movie nights and more round out the experience that they won't soon forget.

  • Carnival WaterWorks: Twist and turn down the waterslides or watch the little ones scamper around in the aqua play area. 
  • Camp Carnival: Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment.
  • Circle "C": A place where teens ages 12-14 can chill, chat and connect with others their age.
  • Club O2: Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2.
  • The Warehouse Video Arcade: Your kids will never want to leave this spot... until you beat their high score.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Beach Pool
  • Where: Carnival Magic

  • What: The Magic Bar
  • Where: Atrium

  • What: Carnival Magic
  • Where: At sea
  • Exclusive teens-only Club O2
  • Waterslides at Carnival WaterWorks
  • Mini golf course at SportSquare
  • Relaxing in Serenity Adult-Only Retreat

Top dining options on board

Cucina del Capitano

  • Style: Italian
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Chef's Table

  • Style: Gourmet
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Northern Lights Restaurant

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

3,690 Passengers [?]
1,367 Crew
17 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
130,000 Tonnage [?]
1,004 Length in feet
122 Width in feet (max beam)
2015 REFURBISHED

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