Live From Carnival Magic: First Impressions (Plus One Way You Can Get Soaked by 300 Gallons of Water)

Barely 36 hours into Carnival Magic‘s inaugural run through the Med, one thing is clearly emerging: This is one wickedly entertaining vessel. Add in the fact that Carnival designer Joe Farcus dialed down the kitsch factor a notch or three (don’t worry, Carnivalistas — there’s still plenty of head-spinning details to ogle at), and it’s […]

Live From Carnival Magic: It’s a Beer Emergency!

One of the most vaunted new spaces on Carnival Magic is the RedFrog Pub. I’ll be reporting on it more later, but trust me: It’s one fun spot. At 1:30 this morning, the pub was still packed with passengers singing, dancing and drinking — I made 25 new BFF’s, and I don’t remember any of […]

Live From Carnival Magic: And We’re Off …

Leave it to a cruise ship to steal the limelight from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As the newly christened Carnival Magic pulled out of Venice — the sun just starting to sink into the horizon — the tourists lining the iconic bridges or floating by in water taxis turned their […]

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