Carnival Magic Completes Sea Trials

Here’s the latest update on the Carnival Magic, the newest ship from Carnival Cruise Lines. TravelingMamas.com will be attending the inaugural cruise and launch celebration in Venice, Italy and we’ll continue to keep you updated on the ship’s progress and give you an inside look once we’re onboard the Carnival Magic..

Carnival Magic Completes Sea Trials image (c) Carnival Cruise Lines

The 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, is shown here conducting sea trials in the Adriatic Sea in preparation for its May 1 debut from Europe.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, the 3,690-passenger vessel had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who thoroughly tested the Carnival Magic’s sophisticated navigation and mechanical systems.

Following sea trials, Carnival Magic returned to Monfalcone, where it is undergoing final interior outfitting prior to its delivery late next month.

Carnival Magic Completes Sea Trials image (c) Carnival Cruise Lines

As the line’s newest “Fun Ship,” the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic will introduce a host of innovations, including the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub; Cucina del Capitano, a family-style Italian restaurant that brings Carnival’s Italian heritage to the table; and SportSquare, an action-packed top-deck recreation area featuring cruising’s first ropes course and outdoor fitness area.

Carnival Magic is set to debut in Europe with a series of seven- to 12-day Mediterranean cruises operating May 1 – Oct. 16, 2011.  Following a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Magic will launch seven-day Caribbean service from Galveston, Texas, Nov. 14, 2011, becoming the port’s largest year-round cruise ship.

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  1. You lucky dog! The launch of Carnival Magic AND Venice. Can’t get much better than that. I look forward to reading about it; one of these days I’m going to take a cruise, I swear I will!

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