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Carnival Magic: Photo tour & ship overview
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.
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
- 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.
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
- Exclusive teens-only Club O2
- Waterslides at Carnival WaterWorks
- Mini golf course at SportSquare
- Relaxing in Serenity Adult-Only Retreat