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June 20, 2011

What’s new, what’s not, on the new Carnival Magic…a report from the inaugural voyage & The Carnival Legend scores a 4.5 out of 5.

ATC Blogger David Molyneaux reports on the brand new Carnival Magic. Well, who is David?  David has cruised on more than 50 ships and is president of the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.  Thank you David for your news and very interesting report on Carnival…………..

If you cruise on the new Carnival Magic, what you will see is:

Carnival’s first Italian restaurant, first Caribbean pub, first draught beer labeled just for Carnival, first ropes course, a host of family deck games, and three flashy production shows.

New interior designs make the ship brighter and more cheerful than its sister Carnival Dream (2009). There are more outdoor activities than on Carnival ships past. More……………..

Ciao, grazie, prego, arrivederci - During Magic’s inaugural, Cucina waiters were working on pronouncing Italian.

“How’s my accent?” asked a waiter from Slovakia. “They asked us to try, and I am learning,” he said, with a big smile. So, if you are aboard the Magic in the Med this summer, and you see a tall man, with a shaved head and a nametag from Slovakia, tell him his Italian accent is improving.
More…………………

Cove balcony cabins and cabins for singles - Cove balcony cabins, popular on Carnival Dream, line passenger Deck 2 on Carnival Magic. Cruisers are fascinated by Carnival’s cove balcony cabins, which get a good view of the ocean sloshing by.

Will Carnival add cabins for singles to its ships? Cahill said there are no plans for cabins for singles on Carnival ships. “Our price structure is set up for 2-4 people in a cabin,” he explained.

Browse all of the Carnival ships here………………

Carnival Legend scores a 4.5 out of 5.  All about the rating here………..The Carnival Legend is faster than most other cruise ships, making it possible to offer you 8-day itineraries which would normally require a 10-day cruise. She also features a two-level promenade and a reservations-only supper club.

Dining: The Carnival Legend offers a variety of dining options including steaks and lobsters. You can also choose casual dining on the Lido deck.

Entertainment: Stroll from nightclub to show lounge; piano bar; rock, jazz, classical - and, of course, karaoke - plus comedians and "Vegas-Style" shows. Featuring some of the largest casinos at sea, Carnival offers slots, blackjack, roulette, craps and more

We would like for you to share your experiences with us on both ships and port of call…………see what other cruisers have to say about their cruise experiences.  Check out the newest rating on the carnival ships here…………..

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