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worcestersam
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
After 14 sailings over three years we decided to try a Carnival cruise to see why so many people say they love Carnival Cruises. After this cruise it will be difficult to find my wife and me on another Carnival cruise. The embarkation went ... Read more
Ems036
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had been to Bahamas twice and chose eastern Caribbean to do something different. The carnival magic was an excellent choice. From the entertainment, to the restraints, to the clubs ... Read more
Boomermomma
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
323 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Took our daughter and son-in-law and had a wonderful time! This was the first time we have ever gone in the spring, we usually go cruising in the fall. The Western Caribbean was HOT! The best excursion we did was in Costa Maya, and it ... Read more
sunnyshine579
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 8th cruise and while we still had a good time it was the worst cruise I've been on. I'll start with the good. DR. E!!!! The absolute best cruise director ever. He should be famous! He is so great at his job. He was definitely ... Read more
Deckers4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
26 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After having been on two Royal Caribbean cruises recently and being DEEPLY disappointed in their food offerings (beyond the upscale restaurants), we decided to come back to Carnival. Absolutely the right decision. Traveling with a 5 year ... Read more
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SusieG1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my adult daughter and a friend, so there were three women in a cabin. It was a tad tight but we managed nicely. The balcony was a big help giving us some extra room. Embarkation and disembarkation went fairly ... Read more
Amethyst0218
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
I have been on Carnival before and was hoping for a similar experience, Unfortunately the daytime entertainment was lacking. Evening entertainment was sparse. The variety show was excellent. Wish there was more like that. The only ... Read more
Lizard~N~Grits
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
This cruise was taken based upon a group vote of various cruise lines and itineraries. We had a group of 46 on board, embarkation was fairly quick and smooth. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had an interior cabin on deck just below pool ... Read more
TravelMomma14
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Getting on the ship in Port Canaveral was a simple and smooth process. From the time we gave the porters our luggage to the time we were on the ship was under thirty minutes. We enjoyed a very nice lunch in the Italian Restaurant. Everyone ... Read more
TravelingFedora
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The ship is laid out well. Highly recommend the spa pkg - enjoyed the heated tile beds and steam rooms. Food was very good. We sampled the following food venues: Tandoor, buffet, Pig & Anchor, pizza, Guys Burgers, dining room ... Read more
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Chntebbt
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I really appreciated the meet that CruiseCritic set up that was "official" and wish there was a way to encourage more people to actually SHOW UP for it. With Cruise Critic we got to meet the Captain and crew, there were snacks ... Read more
madthumper
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
346 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Selected this cruise because of the itinerary and to meet up with friends who work on the Magic. We have never been to Amber Cove so this is why we selected this itinerary. Absolutely loved the pool area at Amber Cove. Didn't leave the ... Read more
caseyka
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We took our children on their first cruise and choose Carnival Magic due to the affordability as well as looking at past reviews of this particular ship. We all had an absolute blast on this vacation. We were so impressed with the staff, ... Read more
llemon1886
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our 4th Carnival Cruise (previously on the Victory and twice on the Liberty) and this was by far the best ship we have been on. The size alone is a huge draw! Between not being able to feel the movement as much and ALWAYS ... Read more
RaceBannon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Bit of a ramble here but fresh off a cruise on the Carnival Magic. Second cruise overall. We chose this cruise to celebrate our daughter graduating from High School and soon off to college. Embarkation: There were lines but ... Read more
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aamato27
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
lizzyplague
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
185 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We should have been on the October 8, 2016 sailing of the Carnival Glory, but Hurricane Matthew had other plans for us. Our airline canceled a good portion of incoming flights into Florida for the 48 hours that Matthew was bearing down on ... Read more
GA-GameCock62
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
1 helpful vote
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
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RegnierK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
this ship was a-rockin' and not in a good way. The seas weren't overly rough, but the ship rocked constantly. I have cruised before, and I know that this is not the norm. We had no trouble with embarkation, because we waited until 2 ... Read more
ABQrobin
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1,436 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
estillcrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
198 forum posts
16 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
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