What’s new, what’s not, on the new Carnival Magic…a report from the inaugural voyage

Third of three reports If you cruise on the new Carnival Magic, what you will see is: Carnival’s first Italian restaurant, first Caribbean pub, first draught beer labeled just for Carnival, first ropes course, a host of family deck games, and three flashy production shows. New interior designs make the ship brighter and more cheerful than its sister Carnival Dream (2009). There are more outdoor activities than on Carnival ships past. What you won’t see, says Carnival …

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Challenging the ropes course on the Carnival Magic cruise ship

Second of three reports. Carnival Cruise Lines has introduced the first ropes course on a cruise ship. The 230-foot course on the new Carnival Magic, now cruising in the Mediterranean, is so well planned that anyone of moderate athletic ability will be able to get around. Yet, if you want to tackle the course at a different pace and style, you can get a serious workout. Station by station, I worked my way around the ropes course …

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The new Carnival Magic: Firsts, thirsts and the RedFrog Pub

First of three reports on the new Carnival Magic As the new Carnival Magic cruises in the Mediterranean, you can be pretty sure that for the rest of the summer there will be plenty of Thirsty Frog Red. That’s the new draught beer with a Carnival Cruise Lines label, poured from a keg in Carnival’s first Caribbean pub. The 3,690-passenger Magic debuted earlier this month to heavy applause. The ship offers three flashy production shows; the cruise …

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