Carnival Cruise Line is beginning its longest deployment yet in Norfolk, Va. today, with Carnival Magic sailing its first cruise of an extended season that is expected to bring the highest volume of cruise guests to the city in its history.

Carnival Magic is set to welcome 100,000 guests embarking through Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise Center this season. The ship will operate a series of 26 cruises, ranging in length from four- to 10-days, through Oct. 27, 2023.

"It's wonderful to be back in Norfolk, our home for this extended season over the next five months," said Carnival Magic Captain Bruno Palomba." All of our Carnival Magic team members are looking forward to welcoming guests on board and ensuring they have a great vacation.”

Throughout the season, Carnival Magic will visit popular ports in The Bahamas, such as Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Freeport and Bimini, as well as Bermuda and Caribbean destinations, such as San Juan; Amber Cove; and Grand Turk. Today’s cruise is a seven-day itinerary visiting Nassau, Bimini and Freeport in The Bahamas.

The ship accommodates up to 4,724 guests and features a wide variety of stateroom accommodations, a multitude of dining options, Carnival’s signature entertainment, the Cloud 9 spa, water slides and the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. To see current sailings available on Carnival Magic from Norfolk through the fall, click here.

To see all available sailings from Norfolk through 2025, click here. 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.