The one-year anniversary of Carnival Magic’s maiden voyage was celebrated by nearly 5,400 guests and crew during a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed from Galveston, Texas, earlier this week.  Carnival Magic’s first birthday was marked with a number of special events, including a fun-filled deck party and crew-only celebration in the ship’s casual Lido restaurant.

Since entering service May 1, 2011, the 130,000-ton “Fun Ship” has hosted more than 170,000 guests during its introductory schedule in Europe, as well as year-round Caribbean departures from Galveston.

Carnival Magic introduced a number of popular innovations, including the Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub offering the line’s own private label beer, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and SportSquare, an outdoor recreation area featuring the cruise industry’s first ropes course.

Happy Birthday, Carnival Magic!