2013 Carnival Magic Cruise Day 4
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Port of Call today is Roatan, an island off of Honduras. On this island, Carnival has built its own private beach called Mahogany Beach.
Getting off the ship, we walk toward an area full of shops, restaurants and excursion stands. Here you can just wander around, buy island souvenirs, grab a table at a restaurant, or negotiate with tour guides to take tours of the island.
But most cruisers head to Mahogany Beach. You can either walk there or take the flying chair that would deposit you right on the beach. I decide to walk while Lee and some of our friends pay the $12 day pass and take the flying chair.
Our ship approaching Mahogany Beach
The Carnival Celebrity has arrived at Mahogany Beach before us and that means the beach would be crowded today
Tri and Janie Nguyen ready to hit the beach
Anna and An Le posing at the main sign
The flying chairs bringing cruisers to the beach
Lee at Mahogany Beach
Entrance to the private Mahogany Beach
But if you walk, you can catch sights like this
Mahogany Beach is a crescent sandy beach that stretches for a short distance.
Carnival provides rows and rows of complimentary beach chairs for its guests. The water here is very calm and warm but not as clear as some other Caribbean beaches I have been to.
Mahogany Beach is covered almost completely by coconut trees which provide shade to beachgoers but it is something we don’t need today as it is mostly cloudy and drizzling at times.
We lay out, swim in the ocean for a long while, eat lunch at Fat Tuesday Restaurant right off the beach, enjoy more sand, sun and surf, then go back to the ship about an hour before it picks up its anchor and leaves the port.
Rows and rows of beach chairs and cabanas
In the evening, Lee and I change into our nice attire and head to the Showtime Theater to catch a magic show, then to the Prime Steakhouse for our 8:00 PM Reservation.
The Prime Steakhouse is one of the two paid restaurants on the Magic and from what I had heard the steaks here are to die for.
Right at 8:00 PM, we are given a perfect window table for two. The decors in the restaurant are modern with magnificent polished wooden table and beautiful flatware. The menu includes appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts.
The atmosphere is intimate, the wait staff is so attentive, and the foods exceed our expectations. Between the two of us, we have: escargots, jumbo shrimp cocktail, various salads, and steak and lobsters. We cap our evening with wonderful desserts of chocolate sampler, cheesecake and cappuccino. To me, the dining experience at the Prime Steakhouse is completely worth the $35 per person charge.
After dinner, we head up to Lido Deck and meet our friends for coffee and more conversations.
It's another wonderful day on the Magic!
Head of Iceberg
Coconut trees and hammocks
Creamy cheesecake and cappuccino
A great way to cap off a day
Carnival Magic Prime Steakhouse
Inside the Prime Steakhouse
Lobster tails and steak