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4.5 Editor's Rating
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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766 Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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lovethebeach1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We like to explore and 4 ports in 4 days was right up our alley! The boat itself is in great shape with plenty of things to do (pool, slides, ropes course, miniature golf and plenty of ... Read more
Adm. Cruz
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
This was our eighth cruise on Carnival. We were on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean itinerary during the week of July 2, 2016. Our ports were Amber Cove D.R., St Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. We left from Port Canaveral on Saturday afternoon. ... Read more
DeweysGirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We chose The Magic as it went to ports we had never been to and Port Canaveral is close to home for us. We sailed The Breeze in 2014 and we loved her so with The Magic being a sister ship we expected about the same experience. Our ... Read more
STLbbfan
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We booked the Carnival Magic last year while my wife and I were on the Sunshine. For me, cruising is the ultimate vacation and booking the next experience while on board is not only exciting - but saves a fair amount of money. This was ... Read more
kdcray
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I have to admit, going into this cruise, I was a pessimist. I had read so many negative reviews about Carnival and Magic that at one point, I refused to read the negative any more. So, for those of you thinking about cruising Carnival ... Read more

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ndstressfreee
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
23 helpful votes
A little background: I traveled with my husband and our 3 boys, ages 14, 14, and 13. This was our 6th cruise and 3rd with Carnival (2 with RCL – Oasis and Liberty- and 1 with NCL- Jewel). I will give my review of the Magic and ... Read more
cbl330
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
PROS: The Carnival Magic is a very beautiful ship with many features and bars to go to. The Red Frog Pub was a blast, especially for a bearded, beer drinking fool like myself who enjoys the pub atmosphere. Beer Pong was awesome as ... Read more
djbjdper
Member Since 2015
1 review
46 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for our Daughter's 16th Birthday and couldn't have been more pleased. We were able to get FTTF which we feel is a must do. We were on the ship and in our room before 11:00. Loved our cabin and location, and our ... Read more
sitecer@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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
1,140 forum post
37 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

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Jona7
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
7 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
19 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
Misher
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was the 1st cruise for my children and my 6th. The kids had a good time and the shore excursion that we picked were really great. The cruise ship was good except for our room. This was the worst part of the cruise and we hardly got ... Read more
etnocaha
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
14 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

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allisons4
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
16 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
protrn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Very enjoyable had lots of fun. The Staff was friendly and helpful. Cabin was clean and kept that way. Dining was very good as we took advantage every night of the formal dining room rather than just the buffet. The breakfast and lunches ... Read more
Pcola Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I Love to Cruise. The room was fabulous. I really liked the aft balcony and have booked another on our November cruise. Our room steward outdid himself. He always had our room ready and ice in our bucket. The service was top notch in ... Read more
pwn_zor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE Worst Cruise I have ever been on! I am going to start with the end. The billing: I roomed with 2 other guests and our bills were completely wrong. By $120. We noticed this after we were already off the ... Read more
TX Cruise Gal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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

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rc_chick
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
10 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
DrBear22
Member Since 2013
1 review
75 forum posts
9 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
11 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
10 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

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