Carnival Magic Takes to The Seas in 2011

Carnival Magic, the newest of Carnival Cruise Lines' ships, will run a seven-day Caribbean cruise from Galveston, TX as of November 14, 2011. With a 3,690-passenger capacity, this makes the vessel the largest cruise ship based at the port year-round.

Upon arriving in Galveston the shp will offer two different week-long itineraries, including seven-day western Caribbean voyages calling in Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, and an eastern Caribbean tour to Nassau, Freeport and Key West. Carnival Magic will debut in Europe in May 2011.

Onboard guests can look forward to a water park, an adults-only retreat, a wrap-around promenade, a spa and children's facilities.

Carnival Triumph is also being deployed to Galveston and will operate year-round four-and five-day western Caribbean cruises beginning October 6, 2011.

The addition of these two ships will bring over 450,000 guests through Galveston, a 28 percent increase over this year.

In other Carnival news, the 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest and 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will be repositioned to New Orleans from their current location in Galveston. With their year-round departures, they will return the line to pre-Katrina capacity in the Big Easy. Carnival Conquest will sail to the Caribbean year-round on three seven-day itineraries featuring Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel; Key West, Freeport and Nassau; and Belize, Roatan and Cozumel. She sets sail November 13, 2011.

Carnival Ecstasy will operate year-round four- and five-day Caribbean itineraries as of September 22, 2011.

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