MAGIC Off Monfalcone: CARNIVAL MAGIC Completes Sea Trials

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MV CARNIVAL MAGIC at Trieste. Photo by Claudio Emé, copyright Maurizio Eliseo archives 2011.

Maurizio Eliseo informs MaritimeMatters that the second ship in Carnival’s Dream Class trio has just completed her sea trials “extremely satisfactorily”.

 

CARNIVAL MAGIC at Trieste. Photo by Claudio Emé, copyright Maurizio Eliseo archive 2011.

Built in nearby Moncalcone by the Fincantieri shipyard, the CARNIVAL MAGIC left Trieste for her sea trials on March 17. “Appropriately,” Eliseo reports, “the ship was at the Trieste pool in front of the main square for the flag-raising ceremony on occasion of the ‘150 Years of Italy’ celebrations.”

CARNIVAL MAGIC off Trieste. Photo by Claudio Emé, copyrigh Maurizio Eliseo archives 2011.

CARNIVAL MAGIC returned to Monfalcone on March 20 for final outfitting and will enter service on May 1.

CARNIVAL MAGIC at Trieste. Photo by Claudio Emé, copyright Maurizio Eliseo archives 2011.

CARNIVAL MAGIC follows the 2009-built CARNIVAL DREAM and will be joined by the CARNIVAL BREEZE in 2012. The new class of ships for Carnival measures 130,000 gross tons and the MAGIC will carry 3,646 passengers.

With very special thanks to Maurizio Eliseo and Claudio Emé.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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