Carnival Magic


Year built: 2011

Speed: 22 kn

Passengers: 3,646

Crew: 1,367

130k tons

15 decks


The Carnival Magic currently sails 7 night cruises to the Western and Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Florida. On May 5, 2019, Magic will begin sailing 6 to 8 night Eastern and Southern Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


On March 22, 2014, two cruise ships, Carnival Magic and Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas, were stuck outside Galveston Bay, unable to enter and dock. A third cruise vessel, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess, was stranded at the port overnight. The inconvenience was caused by a collision between fuel barge and crude oil tanker. The accident lead to partial sinking of the barge and leaking over 150,000 gallons of fuel from the tanker, casing spillage in the Galveston Bay. The Carnival and Royal Caribbean ships delayed their arrival/docking in Galveston. Carnival Cruise Lines decided to postpone embarkation by a day. Passengers who choose to continue on the shortened itinerary received one-day refund.

On November 17, 2011, due to propulsion system problems, the ship stopped for 2 days at sea for emergency repairs. The incident resulted in Mexico itinerary changes.

On July 2, 2013, a male passenger died falling from his cabin’s balcony, He was reported trying to sit on the veranda’s railing when he fell backwards. He struck another room’s balcony railing before hitting deck floor 3 stories below.

On February 27, 2012, a crew member fell overboard but was rescued after 45 minutes. The incident happened at 10:30 PM, off the coast of Galveston, Texas. USCG were alerted, but before their arrival, the ship launched a rescue boat and rescued the man. The report said the man was working on an open deck area, when he slipped over the railing and fell in the water.

On May 9, 2012, a false bio-hazard threat resulted in a passenger eviction from the ship in home port Galveston, Texas. The famous neurosurgeon from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr Jack Kruse, was on the ship to attend a lecture about his “Epi-Paleo” diet plan. Instead of giving a speech, he became a suspect of bio-terrorism. His cabin was extensively searched by the ship’s security staff and later by FBI agents. The whole incident started with a threatening tweet sent from a false Twitter account using the doctor’s name. The tweet was about him having a vial of a disease to spread on the ship. Someone obviously had notified Carnival Cruise Lines. Later FBI agents and Galveston port police boarded the ship. The man was first questioned and then removed from the ship.

On January 15, 2016, while en-route back to Galveston the ship changed course to Cancun due to a medical emergency. There was an elderly male passenger that was medevaced and transferred to a rescue boat at 1:30 AM.

Carnival ShipsPJ Morrissey