Magic fans were floating on a sea of mystic wonders at The Queen Mary’s FantaSea event on April 8. The endless twists and turns of the historic vessel lent themselves perfectly to the Magic Castle-esque atmosphere presented in various rooms and quarters of the ship.

Entertainer Lindsay Benner is the strong, silent type. Photo by Jessica Peralta

Among the acts were Siegfried Tieber, Joel Ward, Jon Armstrong, Karl Koppertop, Funny Eddie, Lindsay Benner, and we will never ever forget, sword-swallowing Krystal Kurio.

Yes, that’s a sword Krystal Kurio is swallowing. Photo by Jessica Peralta

Other featured magic acts included Night of Illusions with Derek Hughes, Christopher Hart, and David and Leeman, as well as Mind Reading Mentalist Max Maven. Magic Mixology in the Cauldron was an event highlight where guests learned some history and magic behind a few popular cocktails.

Cool magic trick that you can drink in this bartending class. Photo by Jessica Peralta

It was an event full of mind-bending tricks and fantasy – with an awesome view of the Pacific.

Mentalist Max Maven does his thing at FantaSea. Photo by Jessica Peralta

Krystal Kurio starts off her show “light” by showing the audience how she can swallow a wire hanger. Photo by Jessica Peralta

Karl Koppertop performs magic for guests in the intimate setting of The Queen Mary’s Victoria Room. Photo by Jessica Peralta

Magician Jon Armstrong knows how to work the crowd with his sense of humor. Photo by Jessica Peralta

Joel Ward shows off his magic skills and hopefully doesn’t lose this woman’s wedding ring. Photo by Jessica Peralta

Bartender Jack Morocco enthusiastically shares the art of bartending with guests. Photo by Jessica Peralta

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