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MSCruiserHCT
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Got to Mobile that Friday at about 1230 after having a hiccup on the road from Jackson, MS (where we live) to Mobile. Had a tire almost blow out and had to be replaced. Got to the cruise terminal, and it was HOTTTTT. The line was forever, ... Read more
AlaskaBust
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Where do I begin? My family and I have cruised four times previously, the most recent being Holland America to Alaska. Each cruise was on a different line and destination. We do have an idea what to expect, so anything less than those ... Read more
WDWAutism2002
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Originally, this was to be a Mother-Daughter trip to celebrate my 50th birthday. We weren't sure we could afford to take the entire family. But thanks to a good tax return, we ended up booking three inside cabins for 3 adults and 3 ... Read more
knwhitesides
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have been on several cruises (family of 5) Carnival and RC. We enjoyed this boat a lot!! Carnival Magic had a lot of fun dance/music parties, very-good shows, comedy shows and the food was really good (especially pizza). Cabin stewart ... Read more
GaGal73
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose the Glory because the sail date fit our schedule. Overall it was a nice ship. Our balcony room would have been excellent if the AC worked. We couldn't open our curtain or the room would be unbearable. Below are a few ... Read more
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LISP
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was an average Carnival cruise. Have recently started sailing Carnival again after a few years on another line. The quality and cuts are noticeable. Embarkation with staggered check in was a disaster, first time with it and waited ... Read more
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sportsmom1998
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My daughter and I choose the Magic because of its itinerary and the ship size and we were not disappointed. Embarkation The embarkation at Port Canaveral went very smoothly. We were on the boat within an hour of arrival. We ... Read more
famdad
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We took this cruise as a graduation present to our daughter, and she was not disappointed, nor were we! So much to do, so much to see. An experience we are not likely to forget! The shore excursions were well worth the time and money, the ... Read more
Papa1452
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We used my wife's retirement bonus to take our children and grand children on a family cruise, before we are unable to travel in our later years. The embarkation went good for a change. The ship was not nearly as nice as I had been lead ... Read more
allend3737
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We went on The Magic during a very busy time during Memorial Day Week 2017. The ship was very nice, had great amenities and shows. Guys Burgers and Pizza bar where a hit. My Soon to be three year old loved the water works portion of the ... Read more
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map92
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
73 forum posts
We choose this cruise because of the date and Mahogany Bay. Unfortunately Mahogany Bay was changed to Costa Maya which turned out to be O.K. The ship is very old and needs to be updated. The pool is VERY small and overcrowded. Most ... Read more
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redpage75
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were on the Magic from May 27 to June 3 (of 2017) with an eight year old girl, my husband and I (40s) and my in-laws (late 70s) and everyone had a good time. Were there flaws? Sure, but there's no such thing as a perfect hotel/cruise ... Read more
Alwis
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The duration and the port were the main reasons we chose this cruise. The experience was great throughout the ship. From the entertainment and the activities to the dining options and staff, everything was very well executed. Our head ... Read more
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Greg001
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
What else can I say but Awesome! Great ship and staff. Departing from Sydney was great as we had time to explore around the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as some of the people we were travelling with had not been to Sydney ... Read more
Tania Codd
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We did a 10 night cruise. This was our 3rd cruise although our 1st with Carnival. This one was the best!! We were a group of 11 and we arrived in Sydney early in the morning. We had a connecting bus that took us to the ship. Our ... Read more
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Sisters Together
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
I am one of six sisters' who sailed. The youngest sister was about to join the 'fifties' club hence something new and exciting for us all to do together. We did not choose to explore Sydney before departure as we had lunch and catch up ... Read more
lissi06
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
I choose this cruise because of the dates. Normally we don't do much on Memorial Day Weekend so this was perfect. We live close by to the port so it took us about 15 minutes to get there. Once we got there everything seemed to be a ... Read more
we5fullers
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
119 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My hubby was going out of town with his brother-in-law, so I decided to take my 2 teenagers along with 2 of there friends ( all ages 16 & 17) on this short cruise by myself. We have done this itinerary before, on the Imagination. I ... Read more
kyboymom
Member Since 2016
1 review
63 forum posts
I chose the Cruise for the size of the boat. Since this was our first cruise for our children (10yo and 2yo) we didn't want one of the largest ships. Also the Port location had a lot to do with the boat choice since we were driving to ... Read more
botero
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time with Carnival and was I looking for mini vacation for a specific date so unfortunately this was the only cruise available within my time frame, and the itinerary was ok, the ship decor was tacky, the fellow cruisers seemed to be ... Read more
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julielynch
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We planned this cruise as a trip for our immediate and a few extended family/friends to celebrate our 25th anniversary and a 50th birthday (total group of 8). We chose based on price and itinerary due to some tight scheduling for one of ... Read more
epermar
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily because of the departure date and port of Charleston. We had spent a day in Charleston the year prior during our Myrtle Beach trip and fell in love with the city so we drove down two days before the cruise ... Read more
Trvljunkie73
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
16th birthday surprise for my daughter. This was my 15th cruise and my daughter's 10th cruise. Decided to give Carnival another try. Previously did Carnival 3 other times. All but one Carnival cruise was from the West coast which was the ... Read more
smbarth
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
1. Stateroom We stayed in a category 8B balcony stateroom (6277), located on deck 6 forward, starboard side. The proximity to the forward elevators was convenient for our kids, and made for much easier way-finding as I could tell the ... Read more
branbecca
Member Since 2008
1 review
21 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my disabled sons first cruise so we did something with port that was drivable and affordable. He loved it. Our balcony cabin was alright. The crew couldn't have been nicer. Unfortunately, the shows sound was too loud for him ... Read more
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