8 Good Reasons Carnival Magic Will Rock Florida

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Carnival Magic has arrived in Florida to sail year-round to the Caribbean.  Initially deployed in Galveston, Carnival Magic was the first Carnival ship ever to debut anywhere other than Florida. But Galveston’s loss is the Space Coast’s gain, especially after the ship went through an extensive remodeling on the way.  Added were features not yet in service when Carnival Magic was born, many were a result of Carnival’s Funship 2.0 initiative.  We’ll highlight those good reasons Carnival Magic will rock Florida, along with some other not so obvious ones.

A waitress aboard the Carnival Magic presents gastronomical offerings in the ship's Prime Steakhouse Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines
Photo: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

Prime Steakhouse= A reasonably priced premium dining venue that is really good and can be reserved in advance, before boarding the ship

 

A photo of the barbecue on Carnival Magic
Photo: Carnival Cruise Line

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse BBQ – Think Chipotle Mexican Grill only Barbecue and free.  This is one serious reason why Carnival Magic will rock Florida.

 

The WaterWorks aqua park on Carnival Two guests on the Carnival Magic a main feature of the ship's WaterWorks aqua park, a 312-foot-long Twister waterslide (entrance on right), and the DrainPipe slide attraction (left). The Twister slide is the longest side in Carnival's fleet. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines
Photo: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

The WaterWorks Aqua Park on Carnival Magic is a 312-foot-long Twister waterslide, the longest side in Carnival’s fleet.

 

Guests on board the new Carnival Magic try out SkyCourse, the first-ever ropes course at sea in which participants can traverse suspended cables with views 150 feet to the sea below. The course is part of an expansive outdoor recreation area on the ship called SportSquare.
Photo: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

SkyCourse, the first-ever ropes course at sea in which participants can traverse suspended cables with views 150 feet to the sea below. The course is part of an expansive outdoor recreation area on the ship called SportSquare.

 

Guests aboard Carnival Magic enjoy the Cucina del Capitano restaurant that offers family-style Italian dining.
Photo: Newman/Carnival Cruise Line

Cucina del Capitano is another nicely priced premium restaurant that offers family-style Italian dining.

Carnival Magic Will Rock Florida Cruise Pricing Too

Carnival Magic Key West Florida
Photo: Carnival Cruise Line

Cruise Compete

The Price Is Right- Just for Fun, we priced Carnival Magic and Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas (coming to Port Canaveral in November) for comparison.  Carnival Magic prices started at $1266.00 total for two.  Oasis of the Seas, same week in November, prices started at $2078.00 total for two.  Note: you’ll have to surf for real (on Carnival) rather than simulating the experience (on Royal Caribbean).

 

 

Massage therapists administer a couple's bamboo massage on Carnival Magic's Cloud 9 Spa. The two-level facility also includes a full gymnasium, thermal suite and spa accommodations with special access and privileges. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines
Photo: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines

Cloud 9 Spa will see guests will indulge in 18,000-plus massages, nearly 9,000 facials, more than 6,000 slimming treatments, and some 2,000 personal fitness consultations in the the first year.

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Reasonable Parking for those who drive to the port.  Not at the port but remotely.  Park Port Canaveral has it for $8.95 per day when prepaid.  Who doesn’t want to find “Astronaut Blvd” on their GPS?   Better Deal: Go a day early, enjoy a Cocoa Beach Snooze & Cruise Package for $95. Parking included during the cruise.