Maroon 5 Rocks Galveston to Welcome Carnival Magic

Story and Photos By Jackie Sheckler Finch GALVESTON, Texas – With the massive Magic cruise ship as a backdrop, the band Maroon 5 rocked Galveston on Sunday to welcome Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and biggest ship to its Texas home port. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the Carnival Magic’s arrival with a Texas-sized performance by Maroon 5, one of the country’s most popular bands,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival Cruise Line’s president and CEO. Thousands of fans moved like …

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Carnival’s Dream is a Fun Way to Cruise

CARIBBEAN SEA We could hear him screaming all the way down. When he reached the bottom of the water slide, the muscular guy with the shaved head and tattooed torso stood up with an embarrassed grin, took a sheepish half bow and walked off to the applause of onlookers. “It’s scarier than it looks,” the man – Butch from Miami – explained. “It’s dark in there and you’re bouncing all around and don’t know when you’re going …

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Jackie Sheckler Finch’s Bio

Jackie Sheckler Finch fell in love with cruising 35 years ago when she rode the magnificent Mississippi Queen riverboat in its inaugural 1976 voyage. A newspaper reporter, photographer and travel writer, Jackie has cruised on large and small vessels on numerous rivers and oceans. Now the editor of two Indiana magazines, Jackie has written a dozen guidebooks and an app, Indianapolis Insider, as well as being a freelance writer for many publications. A member of The Society …

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