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Carnival Magic visits la dolce vita

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 11 - 2011

By Anita Dunham-Potter (editor@www.expertcruiser.com)

© www.expertcruiser.comYour online consumer guide for cruise travel and information.


Carnival Magic is the best Fun Ship yet

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 4 - 2011

The 130,000-ton, 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic is really a floating resort offering the line’s most innovative features to date. For the last two sea days passengers are flocking to the expansive outer decks for sun and fun. The new SportsSquare area is a huge hit with the new additions of the SkyCourse ropes area and SkyFitness area with exercise equipment.

The pools and the slides at WaterWorks are in constant use with kids and adults. Guests wishing to relax are having no problem finding abundant quiet deck space along the Lanai, Serenity area, and the many outdoor nooks that offer plush wicker furniture and umbrellas. Indoors the Lanai area along with the RedFrog Pub is the heart of the ship day and night.

Check out the photos to below to see for yourself how Magic’s guests are enjoying the ship to the fullest.

By Anita Dunham-Potter (editor@www.expertcruiser.com)

© www.expertcruiser.comYour online consumer guide for cruise travel and information.


Carnival Magic Day 1 — Of Beer and 3 AM Babysitting

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 2 - 2011

The beards at Carnival certainly know how to please their clientele with the new features on the Carnival Magic. The addition of the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub with its own lager was sure to be a hit, but Carnival didn’t really have a clue just how big a hit it would be. How big is it? Well, on the very first day the venue ran out of its signature ThirstyFrog Red! On Embarkation day thirsty guests consumed the entire onboard stockpile of the malty-red beer concoction — much of it disappeared quickly in the numerous 100-ounce beer tubes that were being served table side to happy guests. All is not lost for the rest of the cruise as Carnival is overnight shipping kegs of ThirstyFrog Red that are expected to be delivered to the ship’s next port of call, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Beer clearly has no boundaries.

Carnival expects to carry over 670,000 children in 2011 and for parents who like to party the cruise line is rolling out a new fee-based, late-night children’s program. Dubbed Camp Carnival NightOwls the program will offer supervised activities from 10 p.m. up until 3 a.m. for various age groups. For children ages 2-11, the program will operate until midnight and cost $13 per child, plus a 15 percent gratuity. The program will also operate until 1 a.m. for those age 6 to 8 years and cost $20 with a 15 percent gratuity. Additionally, for children ages 9- 11 years old, the program will end at 3 a.m., when children will be delivered back to their staterooms. That program will cost $33 plus the 15 percent gratuity. The NightOwls program is currently available on Carnival Magic and will be rolled out fleet wide starting in June.

By Anita Dunham-Potter (editor@www.expertcruiser.com)

© www.expertcruiser.comYour online consumer guide for cruise travel and information.

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Leaving Venice a photo essay

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 2 - 2011

Located at the top of the Adriatic Sea is the enchanting city of Venice. Made up of numerous islands and canals Venice offers an amazing setting where bridges lead to winding cobblestone streets, stunning renaissance architecture, and, of course singing gondoliers. The city is a true fairy-tale destination and it’s no wonder that many people feel it is the world’s most romantic destination.

Enjoy these sunset photos as the Carnival Magic sets sail from Venice.

By Anita Dunham-Potter (editor@www.expertcruiser.com)

© www.expertcruiser.comYour online consumer guide for cruise travel and information.

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Carnival Magic Photo Tour

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 1 - 2011

Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic has some amazing new features and unique decor. Here’s a few photos to get you acquainted with the newest Fun Ship!

Stay tuned to www.expertcruiser.com for all the latest Carnival Magic news!

By Anita Dunham-Potter (editor@www.expertcruiser.com)

© www.expertcruiser.comYour online consumer guide for cruise travel and information.

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