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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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806 Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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pinksugar
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
41 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First off....Priority is the only way to go! We booked a Ocean Suite and of course we are Gold Card holders so we loved that we got the Priority! It was myself, my husband and our daughter (7 years old). We arrived at the port at around ... Read more
Kisma1
Member Since 2007
1 review
216 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We haven't cruised with Carnival in quite a while and decided to give it another try. We were unable to arrive a day or so before so we arrived the day of embarkation (using Cortran Shuttle service from the airport to the port) and it ... Read more
acardinrnbsn
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the waterpark activities for our 9 year old daughter, and the ports of call, Mexico, Isla Roaton, and Belize. The dining room was great, we only went 3 times and the food was delicious. We did breakfast ... Read more
Joanie2
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My sister and me were on Carnavel Magic September 10-17. It was fabulous! It's a very organized cruise ship and kept very clean. Housekeeping (Jay Jay) was always tidying up and made wonderful towel art models each night to display in our ... Read more
Aliciat35
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship SUCKS. Levels one and two smelled like poop. The air wasn't cold in our room and my family caught a cold the whole week we were on board. Only a few elevators were working at times it was faster just to take the stairs. There ... Read more

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rezalute@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were with a group of 15 friends and family: some in our group have cruised many times, some only a couple and it was my first cruise. All of us agreed this cruise was one of our all-time favorite vacations. We traveled to Cocoa ... Read more
bunnyette
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
493 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I booked this cruise in May as I really needed a relaxing vacation, there were some great prices and the Magic fit my schedule...needless to say I saw some reviews and became rather concerned. Would it be a noisy cruise with out of ... Read more
gpt realtor
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
While on the Carnival Magic we had excellent service in the Southern Lights Restaurant or dining room Poncholo, Ida and Johnathan were the best team I have ever experienced. They not only served, but they were so courteous and were ... Read more
Port of Tampa
Member Since 2016
1 review
144 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation was great we had priority boarding and were on the ship within 10 minutes. We stayed in a Grand Suite and it was huge, lots of closets, drawers, three sinks, etc... Room Stewart was fantastic...somehow knew our schedule and had ... Read more
ZCruiser1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been cruising Carnival since 1994. We chose magic because we had never been on it, and it was going to Amber Cove where we had never been, nice, beautiful but pretty much like Gran Turk, San Juan not much to do if you been there ... Read more

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uncfuddy1@comcast.net
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
8/27 to 9/3/2016 I thought the Carnival magic was one of our best cruises. I have read a lot of reviews, and Carnival must have 2 Magic ships because the reviews are total wrong. The ship is really nice. The cruise director Dr.E is off ... Read more
marcic72
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I have not taken a cruise in 16 years (mediocre trip on RCL). We usually do an all inclusive family vacation every year in the Caribbean and decided to give a cruise another try. We took our two kids, ages 10 and 8. I ... Read more
fluffy82$
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This is a long review of the entire cruise out of Port Canaveral, FL. This was our 6th Carnival cruise & 1st vacation in nearly 2 years so we were really hoping for a good trip. We are seasoned cruisers with over 30 cruises on ... Read more
GCorrado
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose Carnival Magic because we are a large family group with kids and older relatives. We were led to believe this cruise was perfect for our needs. Embarkation was a bit long and strenuous for our older travelers. It was hot and took ... Read more
northern_hiker
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We left from Port Canaveral. There was a slight delay at the Alamo Car rental waiting for a shuttle but this was minor. The Port itself is fantastic. Definitely the best port that I have embarked from. We breezed through the check in ... Read more

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Dgrrrr
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We are regular cruisers and have sailed with Carnival before. This ship was rated with 4 or more stars so we thought it would be great. The cruise was poorly organized and managed. It's a really big ship but all of the public spaces felt ... Read more
Tanndance
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We wanted to take our entire family on a cruise to be together for a week. We took our 80 year old parents, two adult children & spouses and 6 grandchildren on the Carnival Magic to the Mexican Riviera in late August. We don't cruise ... Read more
chow2412@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our 5th cruise..My favorite is Holland America..We have done Carnival in the past..Food was average on Magic...Our cabin was average...Our dinner staff was excellent...Activities on Magic was average.. if you have a toddler ... Read more
msdoolit
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I want to start out by saying we had a great time with a party of 14 on the Carnival Magic for my fathers 75th Birthday. We traveled with all ages from 3 - 75, the programs for our youngest family member where awesome and we never worried ... Read more
BeachSeabreeze
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were a bit disappointed with a few things. Dining: The food in the regular dining rooms was the lowest quality on any cruise we have been on. Many times came out cold, under cooked, over cooked, etc. The service was good though. ... Read more

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GiveMeCruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
During the first week in August, I cruised with family and friends on the Carnival Magic out of Port Canaveral. The cruise was 7 days. I had never had so much fun on a cruise! The cruise took us to Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan and ... Read more
JinxyB
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
991 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This is a review of our Eastern Caribbean sailing on the Carnival Magic August 6-13 from Port Canaveral. I am a frequent cruiser of most of the mainstream cruise lines and this was my 20th sailing on a Carnival ship. I set my ... Read more
MightyMouton
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise to take my 7 year old granddaughter....The whole experience started badly when we did a Park and Ride at some fleabag motel just off I-95. After an uncomfortable night (dirty conditions - my son found black panties behind ... Read more
EPhS289
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had a great week on the Magic, travelled with a group of 22 family members for a reunion cruise. We drove to the port and parked off-site and took a free shuttle to the ship. The week began with a smooth embarkation at Port Canaveral. ... Read more
CCLRCCL
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise (5 CCL, 1 RCL), but our first traveling with our children (ages 5, 8, & 10). It has been some time since we cruised, so this review will focus on areas that Carnival has (or has not) improved in the last 10 ... Read more

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