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79 Carnival Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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waveriders3
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It's 9 am on a bright and sunny Wednesday in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on the Carnival Breeze. You're sitting outside on the Lido deck , eating tepid scrambled eggs (strangely blended with flour, i think) and drinking weak coffee. ... Read more
weed1327
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
97 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had never cruised with Carnival America before. It took quite a long time to board this ship, lots of elderly passengers having to wait in long lines to board the ship. I'm not used to having to give up my passport to a cruise company ... Read more
Darshan1
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Magic should, theoretically, provide more fun things to do than a smaller ship because there should be tons more space. Well, no. A lot of that free space is taken up by many more cabins and two more "premium" restaurants for a total ... Read more
kmillerm2222
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had a very enjoyable cruise on the Magic. I am surprised by some of the negative reviews, as we were very pleased overall with our experience. We understood that it was going to be a transatlantic cruise, and that the ship ... Read more
BostonM&MS
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Pre-Ship CCL rep met us at airport to direct us to our hotel shuttle and was there for us for our pre-board excursion to Monserrat which was enjoyable. We stayed at the Catalonia Bernia which is a lovely hotel with a great location & ... Read more

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jeffk24
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
It is not surprising that many people write negative reviews. There is always something one can find to write about that didn't meet their satisfaction. However, having spent 16 days on the Magic across the Atlantic and reading the ... Read more
primo11
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
I really enjoyed Carnival Magic transatlantic cruise. I am not a big person on food but look for the extras a ship can offer, and this ship supplies it all. I think their gym was excellent, and the spa was fantastic as well. If you are ... Read more
EnglishTim
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
This wasn't the best or most enjoyably cruise that my wife, Rosy and I have been on, but I want to celebrate the good things and not dwell on the negatives, except to say that we were unwell for much of the cruise and some thieving toe-rag ... Read more
jnccruisin
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2,777 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
The Carnival Magic is a beautiful ship with several additions for cruising fun: water park, Ocean Plaza on the Deck 5, Serenity Deck on 15 and more. Although the crossing of the Atlantic wasn't as smooth as we had hoped, we knew that ... Read more
USAF&wife
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are very new to cruising, this one being our second - so many of you may not think we know enough to write a review, and we probably don't since our first was on CCL Ecstasy and we loved it! The problems started almost from the ... Read more

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cruisingwithoutkids
Member Since 2008
1 review
215 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The best cruise out of 13! We arrived in Barcelona on 10/25 and spent 3 days seeing the sites which included Monserrat. The night before embarkation we met up with friends we had met via the internet, and that was the beginning of life ... Read more
LVWesty
Member Since 2007
1 review
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Where to begin to describe this inaugural transatlantic cruise on the Carnival Magic? Good points: 1. Spacious cabins, but small balconies. 2. New ship, but gaudy décor. 3. The ship's "wine card" which offered a discount on ... Read more
seabee22
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
406 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
We booked the Cruise on the New CCL Magic over a year ago, as soon as we read that the ship was to be home ported in Galveston, Texas. We booked the Transatlantic Cruise and became part of a very large Roll Call on Cruise Critic Boards. ... Read more
Simca
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all my wife and I experienced cruisers who are not very particular, demanding or complainers. We take events as they come along and always make the best of any situation. We make our own good time. Carnival Magic was ... Read more
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series02
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
This review will be broken down into three parts, first the ship and cabin, second food, dining, and bars service, and lastly Carnival cruise lines itself. We were located in Cabin 1300 which is on the first floor, center of the ship, ... Read more

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pointpetre
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
156 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
We finished a cruise on October 26 and flew on Ryan Air from Rome to Barcelona. We had a wonderful time in Barcelona. What a magnificent city! It was far more than we expected, and we want to go back and spend time. One full day of ... Read more
avabro
Member Since 2007
1 review
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
We took a trans-Atlantic cruise 3 years ago on the Carnival Freedom, and it was one of the best we've done. This has to rank among the worst. We pick a cabin mid-ships for Trans-Atlantic crossings on Deck 1 and have never had a problem. ... Read more
MtnCpl
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cabin steward was a gem. Attentive, smiling, efficient and helpful. Remainder of staff seemed indifferent to everyone. Ship well laid out and never felt crowded with the exception of the main theater which is very undersized for the ... Read more
trikinimaster
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
822 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Following Tims review, we had another problem. My companion uses a mobility scooter and thus our cabin was a handicap access one directly over the bridge. We will ignore the 9 1/2 Air Berlin Flight of the transfer in Berlin where ... Read more
LEN PENNA
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Len Stanchick, Cabin 10267: We (4 adults/numerous cruises), sailed the Magic's recent 'Maiden Trans-Atlantic Voyage'. We were only out of Barcelona a short while, when we were notified we would have an Itinerary change due to a ... Read more

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teebee1
Member Since 2011
1 review
53 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Overall great experience. Staff and service were great. Entertainment was mostly very good. A few negatives: mostly lukewarm hot tubs; no free steam room; cramped men's locker room; A section of the buffet line should have been ... Read more
dtravelinggirl
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
I have always been a Carnival fan. Even my wedding was on Carnival, but this newest ship is headed the wrong direction. The 16 day transatlantic was the final leg of cruising completely around the world. When we arrived on board it was ... Read more
Nicolte
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a spa balcony on the Dream's inaugural transatlantic cruise from Rome to New York, and we were blown away by the level of service offered on this ship! In particular, our cabin stewardess Dima was incredible. My wife ... Read more
misvanelle
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2009
We had the pleasure of sailing on the Dream for it's transatlantic voyage October 2009-November 2009. The new ship was nicely appointed and the staff, for the most part, were very warm and energetic. There was a sense of excitement ... Read more
IlkleyGal
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2009
We flew from Spain to Rome, the train from Rome Termini Station to Civitacchia was efficient and cheap, costing about 5 euros each. Just remember to have your ticket punched at one of the machines on the platform before you get on the ... Read more

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