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Overview

After launching in 2011, Carnival Magic received 2016 updates that added new restaurants, including a specialty Italian restaurant (for an extra fee) and Guy’s Burger Joint.

Among other firsts, Magic was the world’s first vessel with a ropes course at sea. Guests also have access to other entertainment and activities like mini-golf, a casino, an arcade, live shows, the Punchliner Comedy Club and the WaterWorks water park. Those just looking to relax can book a treatment at the spa or soak in the whirlpools at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.

The ship's sheer size (carrying up to 3,690 passengers and 1,386 crew) also means more versatile dining options. Passengers can pick from an abundance of venues, including two main dining rooms and the expansive Lido buffet. When they aren't eating or exploring the ship, travelers can also kick back in their cabins. While Interior and Ocean View staterooms are more affordable and compact, Balcony and Suite category rooms offer more space and better ocean views. 

In 2018-19, Carnival Magic departs from Fort Lauderdale and Miami for sailings in Bermuda and the Caribbean

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After launching in 2011, Carnival Magic received 2016 updates that added new restaurants, including a specialty Italian restaurant (for an extra fee) and Guy’s Burger Joint.

Among other firsts, Magic was the world’s first vessel with a ropes course at sea. Guests also have access to other entertainment and activities like mini-golf, a casino, an arcade, live shows, the Punchliner Comedy Club and the WaterWorks water park. Those just looking to relax can book a treatment at the spa or soak in the whirlpools at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.

The ship's sheer size (carrying up to 3,690 passengers and 1,386 crew) also means more versatile dining options. Passengers can pick from an abundance of venues, including two main dining rooms and the expansive Lido buffet. When they aren't eating or exploring the ship, travelers can also kick back in their cabins. While Interior and Ocean View staterooms are more affordable and compact, Balcony and Suite category rooms offer more space and better ocean views. 

In 2018-19, Carnival Magic departs from Fort Lauderdale and Miami for sailings in Bermuda and the Caribbean

Ship Size
XL
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2010

Pros & Cons

  • Ship offers an abundance of dining venues, including Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que by Guy Fieri

  • Recent passengers reported long lines for buffet

3.95Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 4.0Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Magic ranks #3 out of 25 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Carnival Magic offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Carnival Magic contains 14 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Magic deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2627 guests have reviewed Carnival Magic, giving it a rating of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.1 out of 5(2627 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples35.2%
Families w/older children16.6%
Families w/young children10.9%
Groups10.4%
Singles/Friends8.1%
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Ship Photos

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