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Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the 130,000-ton 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, will feature three stage shows that involve detailed sets and costumes, state-of-the-art video technology and sophisticated special effects, as well as an array of entertainment choices at various venues throughout the ship, including solo singers, comedians, live bands and engaging audience participation.
The Carnival Magic is slated to debut in Europe with a series of seven- to 12-day Mediterranean cruises operating from May 1 through Oct. 16. Following a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Magic will launch seven-day Caribbean service from Galveston, TX, on Nov. 14, making it the port’s largest year-round cruise ship.
The ship’s first production show, “Destination: Unknown,” is the largest show ever staged on a Carnival ship and the latest in Carnival Cruise Lines’ arsenal of hits. It stars Jason Byrne, an award-winning magician and Las Vegas headliner. The show offers a mystical and magical circus full of masterful illusions made possible by the theater’s state-of-the-art technology.
“The Groove Line,” which features music by such artists as KC and the Sunshine Band, The Jackson Five and Sister Sledge, will evoke the era of the 1970s.
“Win! The Game Show” is a parody of television’s most popular game shows with opportunities for audience participation.
Carnival Magic’s two new venues will help to take the line’s reputation for diverse, at-sea entertainment choices to a new level. Cucina del Capitano (“The Captain’s Kitchen”) not only boasts singing and dancing waiters and waitresses alongside a barrel of Chianti on wheels, but also has a loop of 65 hand-selected, Italian-themed songs.
Each evening as the sun sets, patrons of the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub can kick back to live acoustic guitar and vocals as they relax on swing-gliding chairs or amuse themselves with any number of bar games, such as foosball, a tabletop shuffleboard, darts, puzzles and more.
Ocean Plaza serves as the central entertainment hub of the ship, where guests can drink coffee and beer, snack on various treats, surf the web and gather with their friends.
Also featured on the Carnival Magic is the Punchliner Comedy Club, which highlights a wide variety of comedians offering both family-friendly and adult-only performances nightly. “Superstar Live” takes karaoke to a whole new level by offering wannabe starlets, crooners and rockers the opportunity to perform accompanied by a live band and backing singers.
Additionally, a variety of solo performers and musical ensembles can be found in different locations throughout the ship, providing musical entertainment spanning a wide range of musical genres.
Upon arrival at Carnival Magic’s homeport of Galveston, TX, two more shows will be added to the ship’s entertainment lineup. The first is guest favorite “Carnival Legends.” Currently showing on Carnival Triumph, “A Kiss Goodnight” is drawing capacity crowds for each adult-only late-night show and is set to do the same on board Carnival Magic.