Cruise NewsCarnival Magic Receiving Upgrades Including Guy's Burger Joint

Carnival Magic Receiving Upgrades Including Guy’s Burger Joint

Carnival Cruise Line is upgrading another one of their cruise ships. Carnival Magic is headed to Port Canaveral in April 2016 and will undergo a mult-million dollar renovation that will add new features to the vessel.

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Currently sailing from Galveston, Texas, Carnival Magic will reposition to Port Canaveral, Florida in April 2016 to begin year-round Caribbean departures from third busiest cruise port in the state.

The two-week dry dock will take place from February 21 to March 6, 2016, and will add exciting new spaces, including:

  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Pizzeria del Capitano
  • BlueIgauna Tequila Bar
  • Alchemy Bar
  • View Cruises on Carnival Magic (7 night cruises start at $459 pp)

All of these new spaces complement the Carnival Magic’s array of on-board features, including the SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course offering views to the sea 150 feet below; a 22,750-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa with a thalassotherapy pool, thermal suite and 17 private treatment rooms; the RedFrog Pub where guests can enjoy a frosty brew while soaking up the bar’s Key West meets British West Indies vibe; a massive WaterWorks aqua park highlighted by a 312-foot-long Twister slide; the Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez offering both family-friendly and adult performances; and a Serenity adults-only retreat.

Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, gave the following statement:

“Carnival Magic is already a groundbreaking ship – it was the first to feature our popular Cucina del Capitano Italian restaurant, the Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub and SportSquare outdoor recreation facility – and with these new features we’re making this spectacular floating resort even better.

Following this extensive refurbishment, Carnival Magic will offer even more exciting on-board choices for travel agents to market to their clients.”

After the renovations are complete, Carnival Magic will continue to sail seven night cruises to the Caribbean from Galveston before re-positioning to Port Canaveral in late April.

Carnival Magic will offer two distinctly different week-long itineraries from the Space Coast – a western Caribbean route featuring Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Costa Maya; and an eastern Caribbean option calling at St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau or Amber Cove.

Carnival Magic is a 130,000 gross ton ship and is the largest cruise ship (tied with Breeze and Dream) in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet.  The 3,600 passenger cruise ship was launched in August 2010.

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Cruise NewsCarnival Magic Receiving Upgrades Including Guy's Burger Joint


  1. Glad to hear the Magic are getting these upgrades. We are set to sail out of Port Canaveral in September and looking forward to the new features.

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