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aamato27
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Was the cruise perfect, no, but did we have a great time? OH YAH! I was worried because Carnival did not get the best reviews. We had a great time with a great experience. The dinning room food and the buffet was the most disappointing. ... Read more
GA-GameCock62
1 review
This was only my 4th cruise, 2 were in the Mediterranean and 2 in Gulf waters, and we thought this probably one of the better decorated ships, and the cruise staff was one of the friendliest. However, the best part of the cruise was the ... Read more
On a Cloudy Day
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I picked this cruise based on the overall price, the fact that it fit my criteria in terms of dates and the destinations. Also, it seemed like it would have a nice mix of things to do. Overall, I was happy with our vacation. I'm a single ... Read more
Stargazer65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
We choose this cruise because we had our honeymoon on Carnival Breeze in 2013 to Eastern Caribbean. We thought it would be fun to take the Western Caribbean voyage to Cozumel, MX Belize, and Rotan Island. Honduras. We flew on Spirit ... Read more
ABQrobin
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1,326 forum post
Sailed March 2017
This was our 2nd time on Magic, but first time with all the 2.0 upgrades. Still a gorgeous ship. Highlights now are Dr E, the cruise director, and Playlist Production shows. Perfect in every way. The ports were all good but maybe a ... Read more
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estillcrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
156 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The Carnival Magic was indeed a magical vacation. I can’t begin to fathom the negative reviews I have read about this magnificent ship. We have been on numerous cruises, and this was our favorite ship thus far. My husband (51), 16 ... Read more
jeffrypp
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Specifically want to call out the following for their outstanding service and friendliness .... room steward (floor 6) Adul - friendly and attentive; wait staff (Northern Lights, 8:15 seating) Luang and his two team members (sorry guys, ... Read more
GAGirlTraveler
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We read a lot of complaints about this ship but we honestly enjoyed it! This was our second cruise, with the first being on a smaller Royal Caribbean ship. Embarkation- it was a little slow getting luggage dropped off with the porters. ... Read more
diane5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We love to cruise,especiall the flexibility of doing what you want/ when you want to do it. 4 different ports on this cruise and they were wonderful! (The only exception was not having enough time on Grand Turk to even complete an ... Read more
Badbird
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this ship because of the ports it visited. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic was very pretty, shopping at all the ports are pretty much the same stuff with local destination printed on t shirts. Weather was perfect, warm but ... Read more
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k10_north
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We got on the boat about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Everything went smoothly. They were well organize at the terminal and efficient. When we got on teh ship, our room was ready so we were able to put our carry-on items away before ... Read more
MathLovingDisneyGirl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Wanted to see Grand Turk and USVI on kid friendly ship Ports were great. Great: cruise director Dr E! Dinners in the main dining room, pool areas on the Lido deck. Water slides Itinerary Good: Green Eggs and Ham breakfast. ... Read more
Mike42H
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
We booked an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Carnival after cruising several times on Royal Caribbean. We selected this cruise primarily for it departure port (Port Canaveral) and itinerary, which included Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and ... Read more
terry1823
Member Since 2011
1 review
96 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a cruise to celebrate our son and daughter-n-laws wedding anniversary. The staff at the Steakhouse went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable celebration dinner. Our days at sea were very pleasant, yet crowded on the ... Read more
ElGrande
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
76 helpful votes
My wife and I aren't "frequent" cruisers per se, but we have been on four now, so we have some frame-of-reference. Are we 'button-wearing, battle-hardened Platinum members"? No, but we've been around the block enough to know ... Read more
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bwright9369
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
Swore off Carnival line 8 years ago. Planned a vacation with co-workers who only travel Carnival. Tried to go in with an open mind this time around. Pleasantly surprised. I think the "Bubbles/booze" package helped keep the ... Read more
Dave from Barrie
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
64 forum posts
We sailed out of Port Canaveral on the Magic on March 4.In our party we had 7 from Ontario and 2 from Michigan....We are all in our late 50's early 60's and enjoyed the shows in the theatre as well as the bands and DJ's that were there to ... Read more
Libra Breeze
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival.We have previously sailed on the Glory & Conquest. This time we sailed on the Magic. 2-25-17 Overall very happy with what this ship had to offer. Only drawback our balcony stateroom 9309 ... Read more
SOMBRERO6
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
729 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
See cabin review below....6205, not enjoyable at all!... WORST CABIN EVER! Do not book this for the so-called Balcony....far to windy to use it! Dining, we were very happy with the food. The Pig and Anchor was good. Guys Burgers ... Read more
galaxrex
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
36 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We cruised late February on an Eastern Carribean itinerary on the Magic. Fog delayed docking by several hours but Carnival handled it well, even though we received the delay email when we were almost there. My wife and I both agreed that ... Read more
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Magic4four
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Drove down to Port Canaveral from New York during February break. Tenth cruise, nine on Carnival, one on Royal Caribbean. We are a family of four and were traveling with four other families. All first time Cruisers. Chose the Magic because ... Read more
cruisebabe_2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 25th cruise, 7th on Carnival. We are an active couple in our 60s that enjoys cruising but we still feel Royal Caribbean is better. We chose the Magic because our friends booked it first and the price was good for us to join ... Read more
clwelch79
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have been Carnival fans for quite some time... telling everyone who asks that Carnival is the way to go. In the past, we had GREAT service on Carnival. Which is why we were so incredibly disappointed that Carnival is cutting staffing by ... Read more
Chewbac
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked in Nov.,,,,not a lot of choices during the northeast winter break. Cost $7800. including airfare. First time cruise for my kids and grandkids. They wanted to jump overboard! No entertainment except ear piercing rap music ... Read more
MJ Traveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are retired and have cruised Carnival many times - this was one of the best ever! The crew was great from stewards (Mochammad and his assistant!) to waiters and chefs to bartenders to Captain. The heart of the cruise, though, though, ... Read more
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