Carnival Magic Adds A Few ‘Firsts’ With Their New Expansive SportSquare Recreation Area

I’m not too familiar with Carnival Cruise Lines’ and don’t have much personal experience with the line. They are known as the ‘fun ship’, but I have heard mixed reviews on the ambience and service as opposed to their luxe counterparts. I do have to say, that their recent announcement and sneak peeks of the Carnival Magic’s SportSquare, have piqued my interest.

Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest vessel, Carnival Magic, is set to sail May 1st. The SportSquare atop the ship is the line’s most expansive outdoor recreation area by far. For people who prefer to stay active, this is an on-board paradise. The SkyCourse offers the first ropes course at sea and cruising’s first-ever outdoor fitness area. The two-level nine-hole miniature golf course will also be a first for Carnival.

Located on Deck 12, SkyCourse will offer fun and adventure for all nearly 150 feet above sea level, providing a spectacular view.

Thrill-seeking guests can strap into a safety harness and choose from a beginner or intermediate course, traversing across rope bridges, swinging steps and beams suspended above the top deck. Approximately 20 guests at a time can zig and zag along the two 230-foot courses, while friends and family can join in the fun by cheering participants on from the deck. Each of the 20 different elements on the ropes course is named after a notable bridge in the U.S.

Wow! I don’t know if I would have the nerve for that, but it sure sounds like fun! If you prefer to stay ‘grounded’ Sky Fitness will feature a wide array of exercise equipment, stationary bicycles, elliptical and rowing machines, punching bags and more. The Sports Track offers a 800-foot-long jogging path surrounds the entire area for the perfect run in the sun!

As part of their Make The Magic Yours campaign, Carnival Cruise Lines is giving fans the opportunity to add their personal touches to its newest and most innovative “Fun Ship.” Fans have already named a delicious dish for its family-style Italian restaurant, created witty coaster sayings for the line’s first Caribbean-themed pub at sea, and the giant water dump bucket that will provide a splashing good time for kids and adults alike. The latest challenge – name SportSquare’s two-level mini golf course.

Through, January 24, 2011, fans ages 13 and older can submit their suggested name here for a chance to have their winning entry forever “linked” to the nine-hole course, along with a prize package which includes a digital camera and Carnival-branded golf paraphernalia. The contest will also raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with Carnival donating $1 for each entry and vote, as well as for each Facebook fan who “likes” the contest.

For additional information and reservations on the “Fun Ship” vacation experience, contact any travel agent, or visit www.carnival.com.

Images and source courtesy of Carnival

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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