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Weekend Whirlwind Partying with Carnival and Texas

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This weekend was a whirlwind. Thanks to the gracious community and tourism board of Galveston Island and Carnival Cruise Lines, Rob and I spent a busy but fun-filled weekend together traveling and touring a beautiful and historic city AND aboard the newest funship; Magic.
carnival magic galveston texas
The Carnival Magic made it’s 1st appearance in Galveston, TX this weekend for it’s inaugural US sailing on November 14th. The Magic is not only Carnival’s newest ship but also the largest and most entertaining. The newest additions include the Red Frog Pub, expanded Waterworks and SportsSquare with favorites like miniature golf, resort style pools, Cloud 9 Spa, Serenity lounge and array kid’s clubs.
carnival magic waterworks dumpbucket

carnival cruise magic
Last year’s cruise on the Dream was just that, a Dream. It was the best family vacation we’ve ever been on; the kids still talk about it today. Our visit on the Magic though topped that. We were greeted by enthusiastic and friendly crew members from the start and the fun started immediately. Country Line Dancers in the Lobby, special drinks being made at the bars and Red Frog brew being poured at the Pub. Oh, and the sushi!

After dropping off our bags and checking out our room we headed for seat and grabbed some drinks and chatted with our new bloggin’ buddies @SthrnFairyTale and her husband (Rachel and Nathan) before heading off to the Maroon 5 concert. The concert was great, the weather was gorgeous, the music was awesome, and the crowd was surprisingly tame and polite; well except for the teen that puked near us.
maroon 5 carnival cruise magic concert galveston texas

maroon 5 carnival cruise magic concert galveston texas

maroon 5 carnival cruise magic galveston concert
A night full of decedent food, free flowing drinks and really hard laughter was exactly what Rob and I needed. We met bloggers and had so much fun it was hard to say goodbye. Monday morning came way too fast and it was time to come home. We are already scheming I mean planning a way to get on the Magic for a full week’s cruise.

The 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic set sail on its inaugural six-day cruise from Galveston Nov. 14-20, calling at Costa Maya and Cozumel. On November 20, the ship will launch year-round seven-day cruises from Galveston. Two different itineraries will be offered, including seven-day western Caribbean voyages to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, and week-long eastern Caribbean cruises to Nassau, Freeport, and Key West.

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  1. Girlfriend! What a great trip. We were just talking about how much we need to go on another cruise. We went Royal Caribbean for our honeymoon 10 years ago, but perhaps I could be persuaded…;)

    Glad you had a great time.

    • You would have a blast on a Carnival cruise. They are called the Fun Ship for a reason and trust me it would be a lot of fun if you went on one!

  2. It looks like you guys had a blast!

    • It was a really fun time in Galveston and on the Carnival Magic. Maroon 5 wasn’t bad either. LOL.

  3. OOoh my goodness, that looks like a blast! And Maroon 5, drool!!

    • Maroon 5 was awesome as well as the Carnival Magic and Galveston. All around it was an AWESOME weekend.

  4. Wow I didn’t know that they cruised out of Galveston, that looks like a blast! I’m off to check out their website

  5. When I saw that you had this recap up the first thing I did was scroll down to see your Maroon 5 pictures! 😀 That is AWESOME!!! Talk about an amazing vacation, a cruise with Maroon 5? It truly does not get better than that. What an awesome spot you had, those photos of the band are fantastic!! Best vacation ever!!

  6. Brandi says:

    This totally looks like a cruise I could get into! Would you suggest bringing a toddler or no?

  7. Andrea (PARENTise) says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. We haven’t done a cruise yet, but every time I see/read about one I think about how great it would be to have everything in one place!


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