Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Peter Knego
Maurizio Eliseo informs MaritimeMatters that the second ship in Carnival’s Dream Class trio has just completed her sea trials “extremely satisfactorily”.
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 returned to Monfalcone on March 20 for final outfitting and will enter service on May 1.
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.