All about the Carnival Magic

The Carnival Magic was built in 2011. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 1,004 ft long and 122 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.8 football fields, as wide as 2.3 tractor trailers and the same height as a 14 story building.

Carnival Magic Ship

The Carnival Magic can hold 3,690 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Magic has a space ratio of 35. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.

Gross Tonnage128,000
Passenger Decks14
Passengers (double occupancy)3,690
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.7
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)35

Dining Establishments

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Carnival Magic, there will be plenty of it. You have 20 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 13 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 7 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. 65% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
Blue Iguana CantinaQuick serveCasualIncludedMexican
Bonsai SushiSit downCasualA la cartAsian
Captain's Pasta BarQuick serveCasualIncludedItalian
Carnival DeliQuick serveCasualIncludedDeli
Coffee BarQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
Cucina Del CapitanoSit downCruise casualFlat feeItalian
Guy's Burger JointQuick serveCasualIncludedAmerican
Guys Pig and Anchor BarBQueQuick serveCasualIncludedBBQ
Lido BuffetBuffetCasualIncludedBuffet
Main Dining RoomSit downCruise casualIncludedMain dining room
Mongolian WokQuick serveCasualIncludedAsian
Pizzeria del Capitano Quick serveCasualIncludedPizza
Redfrog PubSit downCasualA la cartBar food
Seafood ShackQuick serveCasualA la cartSeafood
SteakhouseSit downFormalFlat feeSteakhouse
SwirlsQuick serveCasualIncludedDessert
The Chef's TableSit downFormatFlat feeFoodie

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakage, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Lido Deck Pool on the Carnival Magic
Lido Deck Pool on the Carnival Magic

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Carnival Magic has a total of 2 pools and 8 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 2 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Total Pools2
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only0
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs8
- Hot Tubs - General Access6
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


There are quite a few things to do on the Magic. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Outdoor gymIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Ropes courseIncluded
Splash parkIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Water slidesIncluded

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