Carnival Magic to Sail From Norfolk Thanks to New Five-Year Deal

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced it has signed a five-year agreement to sail seasonal cruises out of the City of Norfolk through 2025.

Carnival Magic Heading to Norfolk

Good news for Norfolk which is located on the U.S. east coast as Carnival Cruise Line has signed a new five-year agreement. This agreement means the city will be upgrading the Half Moone Cruise Center to cater to larger vessels and provide an enhanced passenger experience. There will even be a new boarding bridge to make the embarkation and debarkation process much smoother and faster.

Carnival in return has committed the Dream-class Carnival Magic cruise ship which will offer a series of 12 cruises from the port in 2021 carrying almost 50,000 guests in total. She will be the largest ever cruise ship to sail from Norfolk.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:

“Norfolk has been a valued partner for nearly 20 years, and we’re delighted to expand upon this relationship with this five-year contract that will bring exciting new choices from the Half Moone Cruise Center.”

“Our cruises from Norfolk have been very well received by our guests, and this new agreement speaks volumes about our confidence in growing this market.”

Itineraries out of Norfolk

Carnival Magic’s 2021 schedule from Norfolk offers vacationers a variety of options, from short getaways to The Bahamas and Bermuda to longer length voyages to the Caribbean, all departing from this convenient and centrally located homeport. There will be a range of 4-day to 8-day voyages as follows:

  • May 16 and June 5: six-day cruises to Freeport, Nassau and the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay
  • May 22 and 31, June 11, and Oct. 4 and 30: five-day voyages featuring Freeport and Nassau
  • May 27: four-day long weekend sailing to Bermuda returning on Memorial Day
  • Sept 29: five-day voyage to Bermuda
  • Oct 9: eight-day cruise to Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Thomas
  • Oct 17: six-day voyage to Bermuda
  • Oct 23: seven-day sailing visiting Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau.

Prior to the start-up of its Norfolk schedule in 2021, Carnival Magic will offer a series of sailings in the Mediterranean and undergo a two-week dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, before repositioning to the U.S. Reservations for the sailings out of Norfolk are open.

Also Read: 20 Reasons to Cruise on Carnival Magic

The Carnival Magic is currently based out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offering Caribbean cruises. The ship will reposition to PortMiami in May 2020. She is 130,000 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 3,600 at double occupancy.

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