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arabchefg
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Port Canaveral embarkation a breeze. Faster to the Fun worth every penny. Magic is a beautiful ship with plenty to do. Food choices are plentiful and yummy (not so much Guy's BBQ though). The Tandoor was the best. Dining room service ... Read more
Lightfootj
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Pros: The ports were fantastic. The crew made it easy to disembark at each port (although we did have an hour delay at Curacao). The crew and staff were very friendly. The Burgers and BBQ were fantastic. The Mongolian Wok was also ... 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
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
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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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
Tazzmission1981
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 4th Carnival cruise (8th overall cruise). The last Carnival ship we were on was the Sunshine in 2015. Man, Carnival has really made cuts! Not many positives that I can really say. The food has gotten worse. The value ... Read more
1islandatatime55
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Where to begin. We are avid cruisers and were so excited to be on a bigger and newer ship. As far as decor and all goes, it didn't disappoint, however in all other aspects we were sorely disappointed. This cruise felt like there were too ... Read more
worcestersam
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
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
4 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
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dwdonaldson
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had a bumpy start to our vacation when our SUV burned to a crisp on the way to Port Canaveral; however after getting onboard everything was perfect! The ship was very nice, the staff was excellent and our dinner table mates were ... Read more
TropicalBeachGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
In my opinion Carnival is an "entry level" cruise line. If you have never sailed before you might love it (nothing to compare it to) but if you have sailed other lines you will notice the difference. This ship is fairly new so ... Read more
Boomermomma
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
323 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
5 helpful votes
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
4 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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