Last night we enjoyed a memorable dining experience onboard the Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest addition to their fleet. While there are many options to choose from that are already included in your cruise rate, there are also a small number of special dining options you can take advantage of for a more intimate meal on the ship.
Located on the Promenade Deck, this American restaurant serves more than just steak. For meat lovers, some of the items on the menu include prime USDA-inspected beef, including a nine-ounce filet, 14-ounce strip loin, 18-ounce grilled prime rib chop, and a 24-ounce porterhouse. Last night there was a chef’s special of a boneless prime rib marinated in five herbs and spices.
Of course, if red meat isn’t your thing, there are still other delicious items on the menu. There is a surf and turf that consists of a four-ounce filet and a smaller lobster tail. Yes, if you’d like lobster, it’s on the menu as well, along with lamb chops, chicken, and lobster ravioli. That’s just the main courses. I had fun sampling some of the appetizers and had escargot along with a lobster bisque (instead of the salad course).
Our small group enjoyed a few bottles of fine wine from the extensive wine list, along with an unhurried conversation. No meal is complete without dessert and we closed down Prime Steakhouse on the Carnival Magic cruise ship while enjoying a sampling of four different chocolate desserts.
Reservations are highly recommended for this dining venue and there is a $30 dining surcharge per person. Wine and cocktails are additional, but a must if dining here to make the experience truly compete.
My dad, who is on his first cruise made the following statement about his experience at Prime Steakhouse:
I take clients to dinner frequently and many times we’ll dine at Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. My meal at Prime Steakhouse far surpassed either of those restaurants.
The restaurant is located on the Promenade deck behind the casino, with entrance to the right of the Spotlight Lounge.
Special thanks to Carnival Cruise Lines for hosting me on the inaugural sailing of the Carnival Magic.