The dry docking of the Carnival cruise ship in Marseilles, France, was completed in May. The Casino has been enlarged to incorporate more slot machines and other games. Updates were also made to the WaterWorks and pool sections.
The dazzling new red, white, and blue livery, as well as a much-needed fresh coat of paint, were the main focus of the update. Many vessels have become rusted as a result of the stoppage of operations during the last year. Still, with cruises returning this summer, the Carnival Magic appears to be in good shape.
The new Mardi Gras livery debuted on Carnival Magic, the first ship in the fleet. The colours of the carnival are echoed in the design, as are the customary navy blue colours of officer uniforms.
The new livery is being gradually implemented across the fleet, with the Carnival Glory being the next ship to have the new hull artwork. The hull design pays homage to maritime tradition and patriotic colours, and its design is emphasized by a stately navy blue inspired by officers’ uniforms. The Carnival Magic has been replaced by the Conquest-class cruise ship, which has already arrived at a French dry dock.
The previous dry dock for the Carnival Magic occurred in 2016, and it consisted of only minor upgrades with no substantial new features. The ship is now docked in a wet dock at the Marseilles facility, awaiting departure.
The ship will be put on hold until November 2021, and her Norfolk voyages have been cancelled, as stated by Carnival in January. She will set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, on November 14, 2021, according to the Carnival website.
For the time being, Carnival expects to resume cruises in July with only four ships. Even more, ships will begin to resume trips in the coming months.