Carnival Magic Cruise Ship Profile

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The Carnival Magic sails eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Miami, FL

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CDC Ratings

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2011 Rating 100 (Nov)
2012 Rating 97 (Mar)
2012 Rating 100 (Oct)
2013 Rating 94 (Jul)
2014 Rating 93 (Mar)
2014 Rating 100 (Sep)
2015 Rating 96 (Jun)
2016 Rating 96 (Feb)
2017 Rating 97 (Jan)
2019 Rating 93 (Feb)
2019 Rating 92 (Nov)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Carnival Magic News

Carnival Magic to Feature Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse

posted March 16, 2016

Chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri, whose Guy’s Burger Joints on Carnival Cruise Line ships have earned a reputation as the best burgers at sea, has expanded his seagoing culinary offerings with a new authentic smokehouse and barbecue venue aboard Carnival Magic.

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is a casual open-air eatery located on Carnival Magic’s Lanai on Promenade Deck featuring a wide variety of BBQ favorites smoked right on board over hickory and cherry wood using Guy’s signature recipes, rubs and spices.

All items at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse will be available free of charge.

Open sea days from noon to 2:30 p.m., Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is part of Carnival Magic’s extensive multi-million-dollar renovation that spanned three weeks and added a variety of exciting new dining and bar concepts, including, of course, a Guy’s Burger Joint, a free-of-charge poolside venue serving hand-crafted burgers and fries with recipes created by the Food Network star.

Including Carnival Magic, Guy’s Burger Joints are available on 11 Carnival ships and serve more than 1,000 burgers per ship per day. Guy’s Burger Joint will also be featured aboard the new Carnival Vista when it debuts in May.

Other newly added spaces on Carnival Magic include two poolside bars – the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar – along with the BlueIguana Cantina serving authentic Mexican tacos and burritos, Pizzeria del Capitano offering hand-tossed artisanal pies, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, and a “candy and more store” called Cherry on Top.

Additional information on Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is available at

Deck Plan

Sky Deck 15

Serenity Adult's Only area

Deck 14

Cloud 9 Spa and Salon

Spa & Sports Deck 12

Cloud 9 Spa, Carnival WaterWorks, Jogging track, Fitness Center, Multi-Sport Court, Ropes Course, SportsSquare, Seaside Theater, Steakhouse, Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms

Deck 11

Cucina del Capitano, Camp Ocean, Passenger staterooms

Lido Deck10

Lido Marketplace Buffet, Guy's Burgers, Red Frog Rum Bar, Bluelguna Cantina, Bluelguna Tequila Bar, Tides Aft pool,  Passenger staterooms

Vista Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Verandah Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Empress Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 5

Showtime Theater, Hat Trick Casino, The Lanai, The Fun Shops, Cherry on Top, Spotlight Lounge, Vibe Dance Club, Ocean Plaza, Play It Again Piano Bar, Plaza Cafe, Prime Steakhouse, RedFrog Pub

Mezzanine Deck Deck 4

Showtime Theater, Upper Magical Way Promenade, Video Arcade, Library, Fun Hub (internet), Club O2, Circle "C," Southern Lights Dining Room, Northern Lights Dining Room, Escape Bar

Lobby Deck 3

Showtime Theater, Southern Lights Dining Room, Northern Lights Dining Room, Magic Atrium and Lobby

Main Deck 2

Passenger staterooms

Riviera Deck 1

Passenger staterooms

Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, 2 whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views.

Serenity is located in a secluded forward section of Serenity Deck 15 on the Carnival Magic.

Kids Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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Carnival Magic

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 Carnival Breeze (sister ship) docked in Miami.

Carnival Magic features a wide variety of Fun Ship 2.0 innovations, including a massive WaterWorks aqua park featuring a 312-foot-long Twister water slide, the DrainPipe funnel-style water slide and a 300-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket, along with an expansive SportSquare outdoor recreation area highlighted by a suspended ropes course with breathtaking views to the sea 150 feet below, and a Caribbean-inspired watering hole called RedFrog Pub.

A variety of accommodation categories – including a two-bathroom configuration that will be ideal for families, as well as “cove” balcony staterooms closer to the water line are available, as well.

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy

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Ship Class: Dream

Launched: 2011 

Refurbished: March 2016

GRT: 130,000

Length: 1,004 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 22.5  Knots

Passengers: 4,724 passenger capacity


Carnival Magic offers innovative features including Cove Balcony Staterooms, Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms and Suites. The ship’s accommodations include spacious deluxe ocean view staterooms with a unique configuration featuring two bathrooms. In addition to twin beds that convert to a king and ample closet space, the extra-roomy cabins will include one full bathroom and a second bathroom with a junior tub, shower and sink. In addition to dozens of inter-connecting staterooms, many of the Carnival Magic’s accommodations can hold up to five guests – a rarity in new ship construction and also ideal for families. 


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed. Cloud 9 Spa Interior rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area. Cloud 9 Spa Ocean view rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Cove Balconies are close to the waterline with a close-up view of the ship's wake as it cruises along the open sea. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Premium Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship for maximum sea views. Cloud 9 Spa Balcony rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.


All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets and balcony views.

The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity. Cloud 9 Spa Suites offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

All of the Carnival Magic’s dining options, except for the reservations-recommended steakhouse, specialty coffees and select patisserie items, are available free of charge.

Main Dining Rooms

Passengers dining in Carnival Magic’s two-level Northern Lights and Southern Lights main dining rooms will have their choice of six different appetizers and soups, two salads and six entrees each night.

Ocean Plaza

Indoor/outdoor café and entertainment venue. The centerpiece of Ocean Plaza is the Plaza Café, a patisserie serving lattes, cappuccinos, espresso and other specialty coffees, along with sweets such as baked-on-board cakes, pies, cookies – even freshly made milkshakes.  Full bar service, specializing in martinis, mojitos and other popular cocktails, will be offered, as well.

Lido Marketplace

Two-level casual eatery offering breakfast, lunch and dinner alternatives. 

Mongolian wok

Offering custom-made stir-fries with guests’ choice of meat and vegetables and finished with one of Carnival’s signature sauces.

Prime Steakhouse ($)

139-seat venue offers a sumptuous menu of prime dry-aged U.S.D.A. beef. Selections include a nine-ounce filet, 14-ounce strip loin, 18-ounce grilled prime rib chop and 24-ounce porterhouse, along with lobster tail, lamb chops, Chilean sea bass, Maine Lobster ravioli and more. There is a charge of $30 per person. Prices subject to change

Cucina del Capitano ($)

Cucina del Capitano is a delicious dinner-time option with made-to-order Italian favorites in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. Here, guests can dine on hand-made pastas, risotto and fresh-from-the-oven Italian specialties, many served family style, complemented by a wine list specializing in Italian vintages. During the day, the space is utilized as a casual made-to-order pasta bar with items offered on a complimentary basis. Dinner carries a nominal fee.

Guy’s Burger Joint

A new free casual dining venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality and restaurateur Guy Fieri offering delicious hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries in a fun atmosphere that celebrates his California roots and love of car culture.

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is a casual open-air eatery located on Carnival Magic’s Lanai on Promenade Deck featuring a wide variety of BBQ favorites smoked right on board over hickory and cherry wood using Guy’s signature recipes, rubs and spices.

BlueIguana Cantina

A casual eatery that evokes the feel of a fun, relaxed Mexican beachside dining spot serving authentic tacos and burritos.

Sea Dogs

Hot-dog shaped cart within the SportSquare outdoor recreation area offering all-beef franks and traditional toppings.

Cherry on Top ($)

An onboard candy store and sweet novelties. 

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Room Service

An expanded 24-hour room service menu includes choices such as Medium Rare Roast Beef and Brie on French Baguette and Grilled Fresh Mozzarella and Portobello Mushroom on Focaccia, is also be offered. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

Notable Rooms

Vibe Dance Club

Feel the energy radiating up from the dance floor and get ready to add to it. This is the place to let go and get lost in the music as the DJ busts out the hits.

Punchliner Comedy Club

This club highlights a wide variety of comedians offering both family-friendly and adult-only performances nightly. “Superstar Live” takes karaoke to a whole new level by offering wannabe starlets, crooners and rockers the opportunity to perform accompanied by a live band and backing singers.

Laser Shows

The 15-minute nighttime laser shows will feature choreographed lasers projecting brilliant aerial patterns of blue, red and green set to music by popular artists such as Styx, Rush, Van Halen, Boston and Pink Floyd are just one of a wide range of entertainment choices available.

RedFrog Pub

Caribbean-inspired Pub where passengers can kick back to live acoustic guitar and vocals as they  relax on swing-gliding chairs or amuse themselves with any number of bar games, such as foosball, a tabletop shuffleboard, darts, puzzles, and more.

BlueIguana Tequila

Bar, a fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.

Alchemy Bar

A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails. Bar menu

RedFrog Rum Bar

Poolside adaptation of the RedFrog Pub offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draft brew, ThirstyFrog Red.

Spotlight Lounge

Comedians appear performing up to 24 shows each voyage in the 425-seat Spotlight Lounge. 

Showtime Theater

Three lavish production shows in Showtime, an elegant 1,400-seat theater, along with solo musicians. Located on the Promenade Deck.

Play It Again Piano Bar

Carnival Dream guests are sure to enjoy Play It Again, a lively piano bar featuring rollicking sing-a-longs.

Ocean Plaza

Exclusive to the Carnival Dream will be Ocean Plaza, a stunning indoor/outdoor café/entertainment venue that will showcase bands playing a variety of music genres.

Ocean Plaza also will host art, photo, and spa seminars, scrapbooking classes, magicians, jugglers, and trivia contests. Perfect to relax and people-watch.

Cloud 9 Spa


Outdoor Venues


Featuring expansive play areas and a huge Carnival WaterWorks aqua park and "scenic whirlpools" that extend over the ship's beam.

In addition to a 303-foot-long, four-deck-high corkscrew water slide, another 104-foot-long spiral water slide leads into a giant funnel.

WaterWorks also includes twin double-lane 80-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus with squirting fountains, splash zones, dump buckets, and more.

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Panorama deck.

Sports Square

Features include a ropes course where thrill-seeking guests can traverse across nets suspended above Spa Deck 12, an eighth-mile jogging track, outdoor weightlifting area, two-level miniature golf course, a lighted multi-purpose court, and a full bar with a large flat-screen display.

The Lanai

Taking the traditional cruise-ship promenade to new heights, The Lanai is a half-mile, open-air promenade encircling Promenade Deck 5.