Carnival Corporation & plcCruise ShipsPast and Present

MV Carnival Magic – Past and Present

MV Carnival Magic

© Capt Peter

Carnival Magic – © Capt Peter (Galveston, 21/02/2016)

Steel twin screw “Dream Class” motor vessel built in 2011 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 6167) as a Passenger Ship.

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $740 million.
  • Length: 306.50m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 37.0 m
    Depth: 11.21 m
    Draught: 8.40 m
    Tonnage: 128,048 gross/ net/13073t deadweight
    Engines: 6 x Wartsila 12V46 diesels
    Power: 75600kW/101400 bHP
    Speed:  22.5 knots
  • Passenger Decks: 13
    Capacity: 3652/3690 passengers
  • Crew: 1,386
    Call Sign: 
  • MMSI Number: 370491000
  • IMO Number: 9378486
    Port of Registry: Panama City/Panama
    Sister Ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream

Current AIS Location

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January 12th 2010: Keel laid.

August 27th 2010: Launched.

March 17th 2011 – March 20th 2011: Trials.

April 2011: Delivered to Carnival Corporation & Plc, Panama.

May 1st 2011: Officially named in a shipboard ceremony in Venice, Italy, by godmother Lindsey Wilkerson, a former patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who is now serves as an employee and an ambassador of the organization.

May 1st 2011: Maiden cruise then summer cruising from Barcelona.

2011: Autumn/Winter cruising from Galveston.

© Drago Krivokapic  © Drago Krivokapic

Carnival Magic – © Drago Krivokapic (Freeport, 14/11/2012)

June 12th 2020: Due at Dover from Barcelona.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Drago Krivokapic and Capt Peter for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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