Arrival Of Port Canaveral's Newest Cruise Ship, Carnival Magic, Celebrated, Along With Official Grand Opening Of The Ship's New Guy Fieri-Designed BBQ Restaurant
OREANDA-NEWS. April 21, 2016. Carnival Cruise Line and the
The invitation-only 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 Fieri's new BBQ venue which was installed during a multi-million-dollar dry dock last month.
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
Carnival Magic is the newest Carnival ship to sail from Port Canaveral, joining Carnival Victory and Carnival Valor on year-round departures from the
"Port Canaveral is one of our most popular and fastest-growing homeports and we now have four 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
"For 20-plus years,
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 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-Palooza Story Time and Parade.
Carnival Magic will depart this afternoon on its inaugural cruise from Port Canaveral with a three-day voyage to