Posted March 19th, 2013, 06:13 AM
Last edited by k2excursion; March 19th, 2013 at 06:19 AM
I could be wrong, but my memory of the Magic was that even though it's not shown on deck plans, I thought that the ropes course and the upper level of the mini golf course were on Deck 14 aft. Am I remembering wrong?
Is that lounge for karaoke?
You are partially correct about the mini golf & ropes course. Those are one deck higher than deck 12 & not shown on deck plans for deck 14. However, those are more midship rather than aft. What I was referring to was that Dream
has an aft part of deck 14 that Magic
do not have. On Dream
, this is where the basketball court is, and it overlooks the back of the ship. The Magic
put the basketball court one deck lower, which eliminated a little bit of public space. Not a huge amount, but it was some. The biggest issue with that move was that the steakhouse was moved to deck 5, eliminating the small lounge and cutting into the comedy club (which has been severely overcrowded). That small lounge eliminated on Magic
was not used for karaoke. A band would play in there. It was not a major popular spot, but it was used, and it gave another option for some live music that Magic
do not have.
Many people will not miss it, but it was cut out. It just seemed odd to me for Carnival to cut out some public space from the design when they didn't have to, and to then shrink the extremely popular comedy club when they didn't have to. If they wanted to eliminate that lounge to save money on the band, they should have used that space as a part of a bigger comedy club, and left the basketball court & steakhouse where the Dream
has them. (Unless the ropes course somehow created an unseen issue, making it necessary to bring the basketball court down a level.)