Tour the deck plans of the Carnival Magic
|Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic||Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Dawn|
|Length of Ship||1004 feet||958 feet|
|Tonnage||130000 GT||92250 GT|
|Draft||27 feet||28 feet|
|Cruise Speed||22.5 knots||25 knots|
|Number of Decks||17||15|
Unveiled in the summer of 2011, the Carnival Magic is pretty much brand new and looks it. There’s no rust and nothing is broken. Carnival took a more contemporary approach regarding the decoration (as compared to other recently unveiled ships in the fleet), but still offers a fair amount of “Carnival glitz.” There are a lot of greens and blues everywhere, tiles instead of carpet, many paintings and even more lights. Some parts feel more like a lounge, others more like a club. The Lido looks a lot like a diner, while the specialty and main restaurants are more polished and elegant.
As with a lot of other modern-day, mass-market cruise ships, the Carnival Magic feels more like a hopping Las Vegas hotel than an old-fashioned ocean liner. Especially with the different colored lights in the Magic Lobby & Atrium. It is a little over the top, but still looks good.
All over the Carnival Magic are signs pointing passengers in the right direction. Overviews of the decks are right by the elevators. However, the first couple of day it is pretty easy to get lost, as the Carnival Magic has so many decks and plenty of room to loose your way.
A mandatorylife boat drill is held on embarkation day, and the crew sometimes will have other drills during voyages that don’t involve passengers. Emergency exits are well signposted, as are instructions for reaching life boats and assembly points. Fire extinguishers and hoses are located in all public areas.
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