The one where Maroon 5 rocked Carnival Magic…

Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5, rocked the Pier 21 in Galveston Texas last week with Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Magic as their backdrop.

Known for chart-topping hits including “Moves Like Jagger”, “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved”, Maroon 5 spent time onboard inspecting the Bridge and ‘Red Frog Pub’ before performing to a crowd of more than 4,000.

“Today marks a big day for Carnival Cruise Lines as we introduce the spectacular new Carnival Magic to its U.S. homeport of Galveston, Texas,” Carnival Cruise Lines’ president and CEO Gerry Cahill said.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the Carnival Magic’s arrives with a Texas-sized performance by Maroon 5, one of the country’s most popular bands.”

The 3,690-passenger ship completed a transatlantic voyage to arrive at her new year-round homeport ready to join sister ship Carnival Triumph and become a part of the largest-ever capacity commitment by a cruise line in Texas.

More than 450,000 passengers are expected to travel annually out of Galveston, Texas in 2012 with Carnival Cruise Lines, representing a 28 per cent increase over 2011.

Originally published for e-Travel Blackboard.

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