Carnival's 1,004 foot "Magic", took off on its first voyage on 14. Nov 2011 from Galveston. The 3 seagulls stayed home.
The "Magic" is the largest ship ever to be based out of Galveston. It boasts a passenger load of 3,690 people.
This ship travels to the Caribbean and Mexico on a weeklong cruises that cost $530 to more than a $1,000. (very cheap - really)