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With some intriguing innovations, inventive twists on old themes and a more refined look than any of its predecessors in the Carnival fleet, this 130,000-ton, 3,690-passenger behemoth debuted in May 2011 and ...
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sitecer@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was the third cruise in recent years and by far our worst experience. The boat was over crowded and nearly impossible for handicapped personnel to access an elevator to move between decks particularly in conjunction with excursions, ... Read more
lidoplease
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
1,139 forum post
23 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our 31st cruise. Four RC and the rest Carnival. We were excited to be going on the Magic. Embarkation was very easy. We drove to the port and arrived about 12:30 so the mad rush was over. We were on the ship in just a few ... Read more
Jona7
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as dates fit into our grandchildren's track out from school and we wanted to see new places. Had Faster To Fun and highly recommend purchasing it if available. We breezed through check in and were able to board the ... Read more
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KSHII2
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The "Magic" is a very large ship, but easy to get around. Very clean, well maintained. We had a great cabin (ocean view) with TWO windows and two bath areas. One had a TUB and was separate from the other. More closet space ... Read more
Jennyk46
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I have been on 3 cruises with Carnival and enjoyed them. I like the relaxed atmosphere. I sailed on the Carnival Dream about 6 years ago and had a fabulous time so I thought the Magic would be just as fabulous. This time it was good but ... Read more

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etnocaha
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our family of 10 sailed on the Carnival Dream 18 months ago and had a great time--first time our family had all cruised together. Experience was so good we all wanted to do it again. We chose the Carnival Magic because it its similar to ... Read more
allisons4
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We loved the Magic, the ship is big but it is really easy to get around and never felt over crowded. There was always room in the Lido marketplace, in the comedy lounge or theater. We enjoyed hanging out by the aft pool. It is quieter then ... Read more
TX Cruise Gal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were very excited to cruise on one of Carnival's larger ships as we had cruised many times before both on Holland & Carnival. Never again. The lines to embark & disembark were very long and took literally hours to get on and ... Read more
rc_chick
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a different experience and a new boat for us. I certainly learned the hard way about using gift cards to fund my sign and sail pass. Bare with me through the rant. I was short on cash this trip-and unlike the previous sailing ... Read more
Eeyoregon
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
3,050 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Another great Carnival cruise (this was #5). Dominican Republic was the only new port of call for us. We chose to stay in the Carnival "compound" and after realizing that there is NO beach area, we regretted our decision. We ... Read more

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DrBear22
Member Since 2013
1 review
75 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its itinerary. Embarkation was really bad. Fortunately we have Platinum status, so unlike most passengers, were able to sit indoors during the 3 hour delay boarding. Many people waited for hours outdoors in the ... Read more
bblackberg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We were in a Grand Suite room 7287 and it was a great size room only 3 (1 was a child) of us had plenty of room, also had a whirlpool tub/shower that was good, but a good step to get into at times. Seas were ruff when we went, didnt ... Read more
Doctor Bob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our 12th cruise and perhaps never again on Carnival. We arrived at the port at 12:30 and waited outside in the sun until 2:30 before we moved inside. Control of the lines was poor so that people showing up at the last minute ... Read more
BHMcEntire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Very disappointed in Carnival and their lack of respect towards the customer. First off, a boarding delay which resulted in thousands of people standing in 90 plus degrees of heat without any offer of water or an explanation. It took ... Read more
Hurleys4UT1
Member Since 2006
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We love Carnival. Great service and great food. So many places to sit. Never without a chair. We always get a balcony to enjoy the quite beauty of the sea. The staff went out of their way to welcome us. Also let me say that the ... Read more

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madthumper
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
343 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We did this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. We picked this cruise because 2 of our kids, not actually but we adopted them anyway, were working on this ship. We are not fans of the Western Caribbean and haven't been there in ... Read more
Katriamp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was my 48th cruise. I absolutely love Carnival, but this was only the 3rd trip out of Port Canaveral for the Magic, coming from Galveston. They have some work to do. Attitude seemed poor from about 30% of staff. Lack of attention ... Read more
mcdiver
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We enjoyed our cruise. We had not cruised for 2 years and found some of the changes to be good. We appreciated being able to change our dining time to Anytime. We had a great room steward named Gede. Our room was always quickly made ... Read more
KRaeMacD
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Things of note: Ship-- Plenty of elevators never a long wait. Kept Clean and neat and didn't feel too crowed except right around the main pool. Cabin-- good size and accommodated 3 adults nicely. Would not recommend 4 adults in cabin as ... Read more
Mamalato5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Until now I have been a HUGE cruise fan, and a Carnival Gold VIFP but they've just cut back so much I don't recommend for families any more. They've cut out the cute chocolate on your pillow, they want $2 for a tea bag, the sushi bar is ... Read more

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kimde
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
This is our 5th cruise on Carnival. This is also our last cruise on Carnival. The ports were great. The people who hosted the excursions were great. The crew of the ship and the service, not so much. In fact, things started going ... Read more
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JGKHEK
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to go back to Belize for the VIP Tour of the Zoo and this week in May was the best value. The weather was outstanding, the seas were like glass. and the experience at the Zoo was a once in a lifetime experience. The Zoo trip ... Read more
beanierose
Member Since 2004
1 review
43 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was nice could have used a little more TLC. The cabins had some issues like the beds too worn out and the pillows. Bathroom doors not locking. In the middle of the nite you wake up and the cabin is warm. We called during the day ... Read more
doberwoman
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
88 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was a family cruise - my husband and myself (in our 50's), son (29), daughter, son-in-law (26) and two grandchildren aged 3 and 9 months. We flew out of Buffalo the day before to Orlando and stayed at the Comfort Inn & Suites ... Read more
georgiacat
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
118 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was the first Carnival cruise for my husband and myself. We have cruised primarily with Princess and last with Royal Caribbean. We are 65 and went on this cruise with friends and relatives. We drove to Cocoa Beach, FL and stayed ... Read more

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