Carnival Magic: Facts and Statistics About This Carnival Cruise Ship

Carnival Magic at Sea
Carnival Magic Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

The 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic is a floating resort hotel, offering a host of onboard amenities and facilities. Here's a look at some of the many amazing facts compiled by Carnival Cruises. In the first year of service alone:

  • Carnival Magic's photographers will snap more than 1.5 million digital images and portraits
  • Guests will devour 242,000 servings of Carnival's signature dessert, the Chocolate Melting Cake, along with 346,000 pizzas and 145,200 cappuccinos
  • Approximately 26,600 meals will be served in the Prime Steakhouse
  • Chefs in the vessel's galley will use roughly 22,000 pounds of flour
  • Nearly 100 metric tons of pineapples will be consumed, mostly in frothy tropical drinks!
  • Stateroom stewards will place more than 2 million individual pieces of chocolate on guests' pillows and create more than 663,000 of Carnival's popular "towel animals"
  • Guests will indulge in 18,000-plus massages, nearly 9,000 facials, more than 6,000 slimming treatments, and some 2,000 personal fitness consultations in the Carnival Magic's "Cloud 9 Spa"

MS Carnival Magic Facts

Shipyard: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, S.p.A., Monfalcone, Italy
Inaugural Cruise: May 1, 2011
Homeport: Port Canaveral, Florida USA
Country of Registry: Panama
Speed: 22.5 Knots
Approximate Crew Size: 1,386
Nationality of Crew:

  • Officers: Italian
  • Hotel Staff: International
  • Cruise Staff: International 

Carnival Magic Size/Capacity:

Gross Registered Tonnage: 130,000
Length: 1,004 Feet
Beam: 122 Feet
Beam at Pool Decks: 158 Feet
Maximum Draft: 27 Feet

  • Stabilizers
  • Bow Thrusters: 3
  • Stern Thrusters: 3
  • Twin Rudders (Individually Controlled)
  • Diesel Electric Propulsion System: Six Medium-Speed Engines Developing Approx. 84,933 hp 

Total Guest Capacity: (Including Uppers) 4,724
Normal Guest Capacity: (Basis 2) 3,690
Number of Guest Decks: 14
Space Ratio: 35

Total Accommodations: 1,845 Cabins and Suites

The accommodations aboard Carnival Magic are made up of the following:

  • Suites and Grand Penthouse Suites: 54
  • Ocean View with Balcony: 851
  • Ocean View without Balcony: 221
  • Interior Staterooms: 719

Carnival Magic Indoor Public Rooms: Size and Capacity

Entertainment Venues

  • SHOWTIME (Main Show Lounge): 1,349
  • SPOTLIGHT LOUNGE (Aft Show Lounge): 400
  • VIBE (Dance Club): 130
  • OCEAN PLAZA (Piazza): 270
  • ESCAPE (Club Lounge): 30
  • PLAY IT AGAIN (Piano Bar): 90
  • MAGIC BAR (Lobby Bar): 10

Children's Facilities

  • CAMP CARNIVAL: 5,000 square feet
  • CIRCLE 'C': 1,075 square feet
  • CLUB O2; 2,740 square feet
  • WAREHOUSE (Video Game Room): 2,700 square feet

Dining Venues

  • Southern Lights Dining Room (Aft): 1,248
  • Northern Lights Dining Room (Forward): 948
  • Cucina del Capitano (Italian Restaurant): 117
  • Prime (Steakhouse): 69
  • Red Frog Pub (Promenade Lounge): 120
  • Sushi & More (Sushi Bar)
  • Plaza Cafe (Patisserie)
  • Lido Marketplace (Poolside Restaurant): 826 -- Pizzeria, Mongolian Wok, Indian Tandoor, Taste of Nations, The Grill, New York-Style Deli, Burrito Bar, Dessert Station

Miscellaneous Venues

  • Hat Trick Casino (Casino): 500
  • Books & Games (Library): 14
  • FunHub (Internet Center): 44 Stations
  • Conference Center: 270
  • Cloud 9 Spa (Spa, Health Club & Beauty Salon): 22,770 square feet

Outdoor Public Spaces and Recreation Areas

Recreation options and public spaces on the ​outdoor deck areas include:

  • SportSquare (Outdoor Recreation Area) -- 9-hole Mini Golf (two-level); Basketball/Volleyball/Soccer Multi-Purpose Area; Jogging Track; Ping Pong; Outdoor Fitness Area; Ropes Course; Sports Park Bar
  • Serenity (Adults Only Retreat): 10,375 square feet
  • The Lanai (Wrap-Around Promenade): 60 people
  • Carnival's Seaside Theatre (Outdoor LED Screen): 270 square feet
  • Beach Pool (Main Lido Swimming Pool)
  • Tides Pool (Aft Swimming Pool)
  • Carnival Waterworks (Aqua Park) -- Twister Waterslide - 312 feet long; DrainPipe (Funnel-Style slide); Aqua Play (Splash Park)