We Have a Winner! ‘Turf on Surf’ Chosen as Name for Mini Golf Course on New Carnival Magic


Congrats to Shaun Mullins of Justin, Texas, whose highly creative entry of “Turf on Surf” has been named the winner of Carnival Magic’s “Name the Mini Golf” contest.   It goes without saying that the moniker fits Carnival Magic to a “tee!”

“Turf on Surf” will be among the many fun-filled features available on the new 3,690-passenger ship, scheduled to enter service May 1.

“Turf on Surf” will take center stage in Carnival Magic’s expansive SportSquare open-air recreation complex.  Other features within this active cruiser’s paradise include the first ropes course at sea, cruising’s first-ever outdoor fitness area, an 800-foot-long jogging path encircling the entire area, a lighted multi-purpose space for basketball, volleyball and soccer, a six-station Vita exercise course, ping pong and foosball tables, and a full bar with a large flat-screen TV. 

In addition to having her name “linked” to the Carnival Magic’s mini-golf course, Shaun will receive a prize package which includes a digital camera and a variety of Carnival-branded golf paraphernalia.

Carnival Magic’s “Name the Mini Golf Course” contest also raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with Carnival donating $1 for each entry and vote, as well as for each Facebook fan who “liked” the contest.

Carnival Magic is set to debut in Europe with a series of seven- to 12-day Mediterranean cruises operating May 1 – Oct. 16, 2011.  Following a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Magic will launch seven-day Caribbean service from Galveston, Texas, Nov. 14, 2011, becoming the port’s largest year-round cruise ship.