Carnival Magic Cruise Ship - Dining and Cuisine

Carnival Magic - Southern Lights Dining Room

 Tripsavvy / Linda Garrison

The 130,000-ton, 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic cruise ship has many dining options available for its guests. The cruise ship has two main dining rooms, a large buffet on the Lido deck with a wide variety of international and classic dishes, two specialty restaurants, and several places to grab a quick snack throughout the day and evening.

These photos provide a look at the Carnival Magic dining venues and a few items on the menu.

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Carnival Magic - Northern Lights Dining Room Table for Four

Carnival Magic - Northern Lights Dining Room Table
Linda Garrison

Most tables in the Northern Lights or Southern Lights restaurants are set for 2, 4, 6, or 8 persons. Northern Lights and Southern Lights are the two traditional dining rooms on the Carnival Magic. Both dining rooms span two decks--three and four.

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Carnival Magic - RedFrog Pub

Carnival Magic - RedFrog Pub
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The RedFrog Pub on the Carnival Magic cruise ship serves pub food with a Caribbean theme like Jamaica chicken wings, conch salad, and grouper fingers.

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Carnival Magic - Lido Marketplace

Carnival Magic - Lido Marketplace
Linda Garrison

The Lido Marketplace features cuisines from around the world.

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Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano Chandelier

Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano Chandelier
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The chandeliers in the Lido Marketplace near Cucina del Capitano are the loveliest on the ship.

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Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano Restaurant Entrance

Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano Restaurant Entrance
Linda Garrison

 Cucina del Capitano is a casual Italian restaurant on the Carnival Magic.

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Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano Table Setting

Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano Table Setting
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

Every Italian restaurant is required to have red and white checked tablecloths, isn't it? The Cucina del Capitano on the Carnival Magic is no different.

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Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano

Carnival Magic - Cucina del Capitano
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

Cucina del Capitano has family style meals that are fun and casual.

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Chianti in the Carnival Magic Cucina del Capitano Restaurant

Chianti in the Carnival Magic Cucina del Capitano Restaurant
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The waiters in Cucina del Capitano bring this chianti "barrel" to your table and fill carafes from it, adding a lot to the Italian atmosphere.

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Carnival Magic Sushi Bar

Carnival Magic Sushi Bar
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The Sushi Bar on the Carnival Magic is on deck 5 and is open from about 5:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each evening. The sushi is complimentary; the saki comes with a fee.

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Carnival Magic Prime Steakhouse

Carnival Magic Prime Steakhouse
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

Prime Steakhouse on the Carnival Magic cruise ship has a striking contemporary decor and delicious food. 

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Carnival Magic - Prime Steakhouse

Carnival Magic - Prime Steakhouse
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The Prime Steakhouse is one of the Carnival Magic's alternative restaurants. It has a per person surcharge but is well worth the cost.

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Carnival Magic - Prime Steakhouse Cowskin Bar Stools

Carnival Magic - Prime Steakhouse Cowskin Bar Stools
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

These cowskin stools fit perfectly with the Prime Steakhouse decor on the Carnival Magic.

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Carnival Magic - Northern Lights Dining Room

Carnival Magic - Northern Lights Dining Room
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The Northern Lights Dining Room on the Carnival Magic features this dramatic staircase linking the two decks of the restaurant. 

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Carnival Magic - Southern Lights Dining Room

Carnival Magic - Southern Lights Dining Room
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The Southern Lights Dining Room on the Carnival Magic looks much like its sister restaurant on deck 3, Northern Lights. 

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Carnival Magic Lido Marketplace Buffet Restaurant

Carnival Magic Lido Buffet Restaurant
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The Lido Marketplace is the buffet restaurant on the Carnival Magic cruise ship. It features a diverse mix of international cuisine. 

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Carnival Magic - Lido Buffet Line

Carnival Magic - Lido Buffet Line
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The Carnival Magic has traditional buffet lines rather than stations like many other new ships have.

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Carnival Magic - Lido Marketplace Restaurant

Carnival Magic - Lido Restaurant
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

 The Lido Marketplace has a bright, contemporary decor.

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Carnival Magic - Plaza Cafe

Carnival Magic - Plaza Cafe
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

The Plaza Cafe on Ocean Plaza deck 5 serves light breakfast and lunch and has snacks available throughout the day.

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Carnival Magic - Ice Cream

Carnival Magic - Ice Cream
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

We love ice cream, and the Carnival Magic always has at least one (or more) desserts that include ice cream.

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Carnival Magic - Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad

Carnival Magic - Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

Many people think that cruise ships only have rich, fattening food. This tomato and blue cheese salad on the Carnival Magic is just right and has a great flavor. 

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Carnival Magic Cheesecake Dessert

Carnival Magic Cheesecake Dessert
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

This cheesecake is as rich and delicious as it looks.

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Carnival Magic - Tuna Tartare Appetizer

Carnival Magic - Tuna Tartare Appetizer
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

This tuna tartare appetizer served at the Prime Steakhouse is a favorite dish of many guests on the ship, along with the chocolate melting cake from the main dining room.

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Carnival Magic - Chocolate Sampler Dessert

Carnival Magic - Chocolate Sampler Dessert
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

Love chocolate? This dessert will quench your thirst. 

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Carnival Magic - Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Carnival Magic - Sweet and Sour Shrimp
Carnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

Asian dishes like sweet and sour shrimp are always a good menu selection on cruise ships. 

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Carnival Magic - Prime Steakhouse Filet

Carnival Magic - Prime Steakhouse Filet
Carnival Magic (c) Linda GarrisonCarnival Magic (c) Linda Garrison

This nine-ounce filet is the smallest steak available at the Prime Steakhouse on the Carnival Magic.

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