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With Carnival Magic's arrival to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal June 16, Carnival Cruise Line is calling New York City home for the first time in more than two years. Even better, the NYC launch means CCL has achieved restart in all 14 of its U.S. homeports.
To commemorate the day, Carnival Magic team members welcomed guests on board with a "Back to Fun" event that included a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and lots of Carnival-style fanfare.
"With our return to New York today, we now have restarted guest operations in all of 14 of our U.S. homeports," said president Christine Duffy. "New York has been a wonderful partner for more than two decades, and we are delighted to provide versatile vacation options from this popular market again."
In what has become a trademark feature of the Carnival fleet, Carnival Magic is sporting a new red, white and blue hull design running the entire length of the 1,004-foot-long ship.
The Magic introduced many of Carnival's signature elements now enjoyed across the fleet, including the Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and SkyCourse, a suspended ropes course with views to the sea 150 feet below.
Following an initial four-day Bermuda cruise, Carnival Magic will depart from New York on 15 sailings with various itineraries this summer and fall, such as:
-- Six eight-day Exotic Eastern Caribbean sailings including four cruises to Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, as well as two cruises to Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Thomas.
-- Six Bermuda sailings including two four-day cruises, two five-day cruises, one six-day cruise, and one seven-day cruise.
-- One nine-day Carnival Journeys Eastern Caribbean cruise visiting Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.
-- Two seven-day Canada cruises.
Carnival first began sailing from New York in 1998 and has offered sailings regularly since, with a variety of its ships.
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