Saturday, April 30, 2011

Get Your Thrills On Carnival Magic

Thrill seeking sport enthusiasts have always gone somewhat unchallenged on Carnival Cruise Lines ships in the past. Yes, the ships all have sports courts, waterslides, and some have entire water parks, but none have offered a real “extreme” challenge until now, with Carnival Magic’s upcoming debut. The SportsSquare takes Carnival’s outdoor recreation areas to an entirely new level with the cruise industry’s first ropes course where passengers can traverse across nets suspended above Spa Deck 12 and offering expansive sea views to the water nearly 150 feet below.

Surrounded by an eighth-mile jogging track, the SportsSquare complex also includes the first outdoor weightlifting area on a cruise ship, along with Carnival’s first two-level miniature golf course—which sounds like more my speed—a Vita exercise course, and lighted multi-purpose court for basketball, volleyball, and soccer. For more sedentary competition, there are ping pong and foosball tables. A full bar with a large flat-screen display is available for those who just want to relax and check out the sports action in the area or on TV.

Carnival Magic’s other top-deck amenities include the splash-tastic WaterWorks aqua park that will offer even more thrills with an exhilarating “Twister” spiral water slide, as well as the new Aqua Play splash park designed for youngsters and their families, featuring a gigantic, 500-gallon “dump bucket” and a host of other wet ’n wild features. Resort-style pool areas offer the perfect venue for catching rays or some Zs.

While I’m not likely to be donning safety gear and trying out the ropes course (pictured above left and with the miniature golf course pictured above right), I look forward to seeing it in action in the upcoming days.

Images Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carnival cruisers must be either really bored or exceptionally demanding if it takes all that to get them through an afternoon at sea.