Shown here, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic has recently conducted sea trials in the Adriatic Sea in preparation for its May 1 debut from Venice, Italy. Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, the 3,690-passenger vessel had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who thoroughly tested the Carnival Magic’s navigation and mechanical systems. Following the successful completion of sea trials, Carnival Magic returned to Monfalcone, where it is undergoing final interior outfitting prior to its delivery late next month.
While sharing essentially the same layout as sister-ship Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest “Fun Ship” Carnival Magic will introduce a host of new features, including the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub; Cucina del Capitano, a family-style Italian restaurant that brings Carnival’s Italian heritage to the table; and SportSquare, a top-deck recreation area featuring the cruise industry’s first ropes course and outdoor fitness area.
Set to debut in Europe Carnival Magic will sail a series of 7- to 12-day Mediterranean cruises operating May 1–Oct. 16, 2011. Following a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Magic will launch 7-day Caribbean service from Galveston, Texas, Nov. 14, 2011, becoming the port’s largest year-round cruise ship.