Overview

Carnival Magic first debuted in May 2011, and offers year-round Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, just east of Orlando. The second of Carnival’s Dream-class ships, the Magic marked a departure away from the bright (and at times overwhelming) design of earlier Carnival vessels, which were characterised by architect Joe Farcus’ distinct palette of bright neons. Magic’s modern and updated decor was matched by other innovations in restaurants, cabins, and entertainment, most notably Sportsquare, an activity deck with outdoor exercise equipment, and the now iconic RedFrog Pub, a late-night pub where Jimmy Buffet would feel right at home.

Carnival Magic is perfect for travelers seeking non-stop celebration with an informal, backyard-barbecue vibe. You can expect the public areas to be bustling and loud on sea days, and a jovial and rambunctious attitude is shared by young and old passengers alike. The Serenity adults-only area is a great option for those looking for a temporary escape from the commotion, but introverts and wallflowers will likely feel overwhelmed by the nonstop energy. With a capacity of 3,690 passengers, Magic is still one of the largest Carnival ships in the fleet, and was only recently surpassed by Carnival Vista in 2016.

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Sails from:

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida , Port Canaveral, Florida , Miami, Florida

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Eastern , Caribbean - Western , Caribbean - Southern

Cruises on Carnival Magic

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3.5 out of 5

Cut my lip open on glass in diningroom by amyarcher1214

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Ports where wonderful and the ship staff was awesome. But the cleanliness was terrible. I cut my lip on broken glass and our room stunk the whole time

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4.3 out of 5

Magical experience on the Magic by d32

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Wonderful staff taking care of you all around! Clean ship. Loved the entertainment.

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4.4 out of 5

Nice average cruise on the Carnival Magic by angelrebellion

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It was a regular cruise. Nothing was ‘WOW.’ Food was not that special. I wish the Mongolian Wok and Guys Burgers were open longer. Hot tubs were not that hot. The America Rocks show was fun. Karaoke was dull, there’s no book, you go up and ask if they have your song. My youngest enjoyed Build-a-Bear at sea. Overall, I favor Royal Caribbean over Carnival, no contest. But for the price, it was fun. And they work very hard.

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4.7 out of 5

Enjoyed the week Cruising by dlellis

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The staff was wonderful. It was clean. Food was good. Overall getting off and on the ship for excursions could have been planned much better.

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5 out of 5

This was a wonderful trip! My husband and I loved the entire vacation. by heatherbosley

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This was a wonderful trip! My husband and I loved the entire vacation.

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akaGrandmaJo
Sep 26, 2016

Try the cove balcony.

gray2884
Jan 24, 2015

Go to the lido deck bar and look for Eko and Suanatara. Tip them well and they will pour heavy and toss drinks your way. Plus they are a great pair of guys!

Triumphsurvivor
Sep 23, 2014

If you get up early, order room service to tide you over until the lido or mdr opens.

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