Carnival-Magic-ShipLet the magic begin! As Carnival Cruise Lines unveils new details about its newest “Fun Ship,” Carnival Magic, fans and fun-seekers can now learn more and join in the fun, well before the ship sets sail next year.

 

Carnival has launched a new, interactive online home for Carnival Magic  that showcases the ship’s standout features through a full-screen virtual tour.

Fun Ship” enthusiasts can add their own unique touches to the new vessel, set to debut May 1, 2011. Carnival will be challenging fun-seekers everywhere to name some of Carnival Magic’s special features, including a gigantic 500-gallon water dump bucket, the largest at sea housed in the WaterWorks aqua park, along with the two-level mini-golf course in SportsSquare, and a delicious dish at Cucina del Capitano, Carnival’s first Italian trattoria.

Other opportunities include creating fun toasts, coaster sayings and music playlists for its new island-inspired RedFrog Pub.

Beyond bragging rights, Carnival will be giving away great prizes – from digital cameras to a free cruise and will also make a donation of up to $50,000 to St. Jude. The donation to St. Jude is based upon participation and voting.

The campaign will run Aug. 24, 2010, through Feb. 18, 2011 with pub naming contest ending September 7, 2010.

Carnival will provide updates on the latest Carnival Magic-related happenings at www.carnivalmagic.com, www.twitter.com/carnivalcruise and www.facebook.com/carnival