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Carnival Magic now sailing out of Port Canaveral with new Guy Fieri restaurant

by Matt Roseboom

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Carnival Cruise Line not only recently celebrated the arrival of the Carnival Magic ship to Port Canaveral, but also the opening of a brand new restaurant onboard, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse designed by Food Network star Guy Fieri.

IMG_9269The event was highlighted by the carving of a massive, six-foot-long pulled pork sandwich by officials from Carnival and the port to commemorate the debut of the new dining option, which was installed during a multi-million-dollar dry dock last month.

The new Fieri-designed BBQ venue was among the many new features added during an extensive makeover that also incorporated the new cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, the RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican eatery and Guy’s Burger Joint, also designed by Fieri.

Carnival Magic is the newest Carnival ship to sail from Port Canaveral, joining Carnival Victory and Carnival Valor on year-round departures from the Space Coast. Together, these three ships will carry more than 650,000 guests annually from Port Canaveral – the most of any cruise operator. Carnival operates more than 200 three- to eight-day cruises annually from Port Canaveral, providing the widest variety of year-round cruise choices from the Space Coast.

“Port Canaveral is one of our most popular and fastest-growing homeports and we now have three exceptional ships based there offering our most highly-rated guest features, a huge array of staterooms and suites with private balconies and a wide variety of itinerary choices,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival Magic also offers a variety of family-friendly features as well, including a WaterWorks aqua park highlighted by a 312-foot-long Twister slide, fun, supervised activities and play areas for kids in three age groups, and the Seuss at Sea program which includes the ever-popular Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and the Seuss-A-Palooka Story Time and Parade.

Carnival Magic will offer two distinctly different week-long itineraries from Port Canaveral – a western Caribbean route featuring Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Costa Maya; and an eastern Caribbean option calling at St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau or Amber Cove.

The event also included a traditional maritime plaque exchange between Carnival Magic Captain Antonio Marchetti, Carnival’s Vice President of Commercial Port Operations Carlos Torres de Navarra and Captain John Murray, chief executive officer of the Canaveral Port Authority.

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For additional information and reservations for Carnival Magic’s departures from Port Canaveral or any of the line’s cruises, contact your travel agent (we recommend MEI Travel), call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

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