Reservations opened today for a series of four- to eight-day sailings from Norfolk, Va., aboard Carnival Magic in 2023.

In total, 11 voyages will depart from Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise Center in summer and fall 2023, visiting beautiful destinations in Bermuda, The Bahamas, and, for the first time, Canada and New England.

Sailings include:

  • Six-day Bermuda cruise with two full days and an overnight call on the island departing May 14;
  • Five-day Bahamas cruises calling at Nassau and Freeport departing May 20, 25 and 30, June 4 and 9, Sept. 30, and Oct. 9 and 22;
  • Four-day Bermuda “long weekend” voyage with a full-day visit to the island departing Oct. 5;
  • Eight-day Canada/New England sailing with stops at Portland, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick; and Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia, departing Oct. 14.

These voyages complement nearly a dozen four- to eight-day voyages from Norfolk in 2022.

Carnival Magic is currently in dry dock in Marseilles, Frances, undergoing a variety of enhancements and upgrades, as well as the addition of a stunning new red, white and blue hull design that is modeled after the line’s newest ship, Mardi Gras, and will be become a trademark across the fleet.  Other ships will be adorned with the new hull design as they go into dry dock.

One of 14 of the line’s U.S. homeports, Norfolk is an important part of Carnival’s close-to-home ship deployment strategy where it places vessels near large population bases along the East and West Coasts and Gulf of Mexico.   Roughly half of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive of a Carnival homeport, providing guests with a convenient and affordable option for getting to and from their cruise.

For additional information on Carnival Cruise Line and to book a cruise vacation, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, visit, or contact your favorite travel advisor or online travel site.