Carnival Magic's New Features...

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#21
New Jersey
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Originally posted by shyvioletisme
will these announcements be on the Carnival page blog or on this guy's personal blog? If the latter, does anyone have a link? So excited to find out more about the ship!
Here it is:

http://www.johnhealdsblog.com

Originally posted by DarthGrady
Lets hope there are some substantial upgrades. I just don't think Carnival is thinking far enough outside of the box. After touring the Dream, I thought she was a nice enough ship, but it felt just like being on a Destiny/Conquest Class ship with a few tweaks. I think they really need some exclusive "only available here" features like RCI has with Oasis, and NCL will have with Epic. To quote old school MTV, they need something "buzz worthy".
I agree with this. All the ships seem to have the same basic design/layout, with little changes here and there. They made some progress on the Dream with the wrap-around promenade and the lanai area. Still nothing groundbreaking though. I'm not saying they need to add an ice skating rink or a carousel to draw passengers, but something innovative and unique to Carnival would be cool.
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#23
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I chose her for the itinerary and price and given that it is a port intensive one (12 days in the Mediterranean with 9 ports) the ship itself becomes almost inconsequential.
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#24
New Jersey
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So the first announced feature is a pub! The Red Frog pub, with a "signature" beer called Red Frog.

According to John there will also be something new with water, something new with food, and "excitement and outdoor fun." Hmm...

The idea of a pub sounds interesting. I wonder if it'll be free or an extra fee.
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#25
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Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by Ljberkow
To compete with RCI would be very costly and force Carnival to raise its prices. That just doesn't appear to be part of Carnival's business model. The Magic is a modified version of the Dream and the Breeze probably won't be much dfferent. RCI's strategy is a bit risky and they are less profitable than Carnival. It will be interesting to see if they can fill both the Oasis and the Allure and, at the same time, not canibalize their other large ships. All of this extra capacity can only be good for us customers and keep prices for all lines down.
Carnival Dream: $599
RCL Freedom of the Seas: $489

Both out of Port Canaveral.

Can you be more specific about how RCL has to charge more for similar ships? This claim is simply not supported by the current prices showing on their respective web sites.
#27
Dayton Oregon
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So the first announced feature is a pub! The Red Frog pub, with a "signature" beer called Red Frog.

According to John there will also be something new with water, something new with food, and "excitement and outdoor fun." Hmm...

The idea of a pub sounds interesting. I wonder if it'll be free or an extra fee.

I am not a drinker, but going to an old fashion Pub kind of sounds like fun...
I hope it is not an extra cost type thing, they will be making money off the Drinks right?
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#28
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Originally posted by BABSIER
John has a special video addition to his blog tonight and he states new features, etc.,will be on a new Carnival Magic website tomorrow. www.carnivalmagic.com.
Thanks for that link to the Magic Videos....the Pub look nice with foosballs table, caribbean beers and dart board.
The family style Italian spot also look interesting. Wonder what the surcharge will be.
#29
San Diego, CA
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Originally posted by SouthernCaribbean
Thanks for that link to the Magic Videos....the Pub look nice with foosballs table, caribbean beers and dart board.
The family style Italian spot also look interesting. Wonder what the surcharge will be.
With the new italian restaurant the lido deck restaurant gets even smaller. It takes up the upper level of the lido restaurant. So seating will be an even bigger problem on the Magic.
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#30
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I think the pub concept is neat, I liked the English pub RCI had on Freedom OTS. But it's still just a different type of bar on a ship with more than twenty of them.

Lets hope the other reveals are a little more notable.
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#31
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Originally posted by SouthernCaribbean
Thanks for that link to the Magic Videos....the Pub look nice with foosballs table, caribbean beers and dart board.
The family style Italian spot also look interesting. Wonder what the surcharge will be.
RCI prices their "Portofinos" Italian supper club below the steakhouse (Chops). I would assume Carnival will follow suit.
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#32
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Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by SouthernCaribbean
The family style Italian spot also look interesting. Wonder what the surcharge will be.

hmm. I was thinking it would be included as it mentions at lunch time it will be the pasta bar(like the Dream has). Maybe it's just wishful thinking that it will be included as I'm just not willing to pay extra for other food on the boat.