The 130,000-ton, 3,690-passenger ship, due out in May 2011, will be largely identical to sister ship Carnival Dream -- with a few exceptions. The line has announced today that Magic will feature a few unique spaces, including the line's first pub (serving up its own private label beer), a new Italian restaurant concept (handmade pastas, for a fee) and a sports-inspired recreation area (with the industry's first ropes course and water "dump bucket").
Carnival Magic is currently under construction at Fincantieri's shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The ship will debut with a season of Mediterranean cruises -- the line's first since 2008 -- followed by a series of Caribbean cruises from Galveseton. Like Carnival Dream, Carnival Magic will also feature a massive spa, WaterWorks aqua park and special family cabins designed to accommodate five passengers.