Carnival Magic
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Carnival Magic Refurbishment Adds and Expands New Dining and Beverage Options.

If you didn’t already know, the Carnival Magic will move to Port Canaveral in mid-April. But before the 130,000-ton ship heads to a new home on Florida’s Space Coast, the Carnival Magic will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation and refurbishment.  The Carnival Magic will then be up to speed with many of the onboard features and venues found on other Carnival ships.

Taking a break from the ship’s current home in Galveston, the ship is now in dry dock until March 6, 2016. When the makeover is complete, the Carnival Magic will emerge with:

Guy’s Burger Joint

One of the best burgers, if not THE best burger at sea. Lots of topping options, too.
One of the best burgers, if not THE best burger at sea. Lots of topping options, too.

A poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network celebrity Guy Fieri serving complimentary hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries in an atmosphere that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture.

RedFrog Rum Bar

Another poolside option, the RedFrog Rum Bar will offer refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

Also on the pool deck, this festive Mexican-themed outdoor bar serves tequila-based frozen drinks and beers.  

Pizzeria del Capitano

An expanded Cucina del Capitano, this family-style Italian eatery features hand-tossed artisanal-style pizza, available free of charge 24 hours a day.

Alchemy Bar

A bartender at a Carnival Alchemy bar mixes up a passenger's cocktail concoction.
A bartender at a Carnival Alchemy bar mixes up a passenger’s cocktail concoction request.

A cocktail “pharmacy,”  lab coat clad mixologists “prescribe” all sorts of creative cocktails from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails. 

There are plenty of family-friendly activities and venues for kids and parents including the SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course offering views to the sea 150 feet below.  

For kids ages 2- to 17-years old there’s Camp Ocean (ages 2-11), Circle “C” (12-14) and Club O2 (15-17), along with Seuss at Sea (as in Dr. Seuss, in an exclusive partnership with Carnival).

After the refurbishment, the Carnival Magic will return to Galveston to finish up its spring season of Caribbean cruises.  Then it’s onto Port Canaveral for an April 20, 2016 special 3-night Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral.  The ship will then begin a series of 7-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises.

The eastern Caribbean itinerary will visit St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau or Amber Cove.  A western Caribbean route will call at Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Costa Maya.

For more about Port Canaveral including driving directions, click here.

Carnival Magic info can be found here on Carnival.com.


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