After nearly three years, Carnival Cruise Line has resumed homeport operations in New York City. The line last time the operator had a ship based there was in 2019.
Carnival Magic arrived into the Big Apple today, and is set to offer a series of four to nine-night voyages to Bermuda, Canada, and the Caribbean from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. The first voyage will be a four-night Bermuda itinerary.
The ship will stay in New York through late September, also offering eight-night eastern Caribbean cruises with ports including Grand Turk, St. Thomas, San Juan, and more.
With Carnival Cruise Line’s return to New York City, this means that the brand has now resumed revenue operations in all 14 of its U.S. homeports.
“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,” said Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy.
In September, the ship will offer two seven-night cruises roundtrip to Canada, with stops in Saint John, New Brunswick; Sydney, Nova Scotia; and Halifax, Nova Scotia. This October, the ship will reposition to Norfolk, Virginia to operate two Bahamas and two Bermuda itineraries. At the end of the month, Magic will head down to her winter home in Port Canaveral to spend the season sailing six and eight-night Caribbean cruises.
Carnival Magic is a Dream-class vessel, and debuted in 2011. It was the sixth ship in the Carnival fleet to resume service when it set sail from Port Canaveral on August 7 of last year.
Restaurants on Magic include Seafood Shack, Prime Steakhouse, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que, Cucina del Capitano, BlueIguana Cantina, and Guy’s Burger Joint.
Other highlights of the ship are the RedFrog Rum Bar, adults-only Serenity Retreat sundeck, Lip Sync Battle: Carnival, WaterWorks aqua park, Cloud 9 Spa, Alchemy Bar, and Camp Ocean kids’ clubs.
Prior to the cruise industry shutdown, Carnival Sunrise was the last Carnival ship to sail from the Big Apple.