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mmackin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was the superbowl cruise of the western caribbean. The first time 18 of us went. First time on the carnival magic for most of us. Dining was super disappointing. The food was wonderful but the service was horrible. Half our table (9) ... Read more
RickandRobin
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Only about 40 ft. longer and 18 ft. wider than Pride...yet with very similar public spaces, Magic has roughly 3 more decks full of cabins. Most everywhere...it felt crowded; the Pools...the Fitness Center...the Lounges...the Shows...the ... Read more
Vacapone
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
There were nine in my group and as usual we had a good time ( I mean we were cruising the Caribbean) and although we have cruised before on Carnival as well as Royal Caribbean this cruise was below expectations in a couple of areas. ... Read more
Musicnote56
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Have been a frequent cruiser on Carnival and usually have had very good experiences. Carnival is not, nor does it pretend to be, an upscale or "luxury" line. You're on the fun ships, after all. What you will get is decent food, ... Read more
Rowdy Retiree
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The Northern Lights dining area service was not up to our normal expectations. Staff seemed overwhelmed at times and getting seating for a large group was near impossible. We waited hours that is correct more than an hour for a table ... Read more
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msladybuggg
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My family of 6 ( me 38, husband 38, son 17, daughter 12, mother 65 and her husband 60) flew into Orlando Florida the night before and stayed at the Titusville Comfort inn with shuttle service from Stylus. The hotel was more of a motel and ... Read more
Luvnlyfagain
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
57 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We cruised with my family of three and two friends. Being from the Midwest, we flew into Melbourne, FL the night before. MLB is relatively small and very easy to navigate. The five of us spent the night at the Hilton Rialto, Melbourne, ... Read more
mmoschel
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had 13 people travel on this cruise in 2017. Overall, we had a blast. The Good: The ship was clean, there were many activities to enjoy during the day including an obstacle course, putt-putt, full-size basketball court, 2 pools, ... Read more
jodygirl73
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
My husband and I have been on five cruises together and each have been on a few before we met. Our last three cruises were all on Royal Caribbean ships with the last two being on the Oasis and Allure. Though we love the Royal Caribbean ... Read more
gurupat
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I wanted to take a few minutes and get some thoughts and comments on paper about our cruise on MAGIC. On the negative side I can only think of “one” issue my wife and had for the entire cruise….the constant bouncing, ... Read more
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kaylawisniewski
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my first cruise, so I don't have anything to compare to but I had a great time. I traveled with my mom and my grandma, who took me to celebrate my college graduation. This was my grandma's 6th cruise but mine and my mom's first. ... Read more
KatCorbs
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This is our 3rd cruise and 2nd cruise in 2 years on a carnival ship with our extended family of 10 (8 adults and 2 four year olds.) Last year we cruised on the Victory and this year on the Magic. The Magic is much more updated than the ... Read more
MightyMouton
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
My wife and I have cruised more than a dozen times over the past 8 years - mostly Carnival, but a few Norwegian as well-, so I would say we are seasoned cruisers. We appreciate little extra amenities, but, sadly, are bothered when we feel ... Read more
jaxlady101
Member Since 2013
1 review
39 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise i order to travel with a group of friends and the price was good. The day of embarkation by !:30 - 2:00 on Lido Market they were out of water glasses, Reg coffee and the hot food was cold. There were drink machines ... Read more
rmayfielr
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
we went with friends who had picked this particular cruise had a great time and want to thank several of the staff : drinkman Roger , head waiter for our table,Nick ,waiters I Putu, and cabin steward Putu. Special thanks to cruise ... Read more
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ForestF
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had never expected to take a cruise, but when a family friend invited us to join them on the cruise, and to be witness to their daughter's Bat Mitzvah on St. Thomas, we agreed to go. So 4 of us (2 adults in our 40s and 2 teens) went. We ... Read more
bellacruiser3352
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Let me start by saying we are very experienced cruisers, we are Platinum with Carnival and have sailed on Disney and Royal Caribbean as well . We have never been on the Magic and can never agree on anything for New years so this was the ... Read more
Dollster
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
If you like noise, chaos and lines this is the cruise for you. Very disappointed in this huge over crowded ship. Noisy everyehere. Lines for everything. Two singers every night in atruim that were so loud it was difficult to communicate ... Read more
rosiefraz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the dates and ports to visit. We always try to visit at least 1 new port every time we cruise. We had a group of 7 this time, most of us in our 50's, one 75 and 1 was 19 (our son). We had a blast and were ... Read more
cutie23
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Cruising with Carnival over the New Years holiday was filled with celebration. We were welcomed to the lido deck with a cold glass of champagne during the boarding process. Carnival knows how to bring in the new year right! All hats, ... Read more
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Chianti Gal
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
29 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
New Years Eve Cruise With Friends~~~~ We flew into Orlando the day before and stayed at The Marriott Lakeside. We loved the shuttle service offered. Call the hotel when you arrive and they send the shuttle! Well, a nice hotel stay and ... Read more
oneota
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
After reading several reviews of the Magic we weren't expecting a lot from our cruise. That turned out to not be the case. We found the staff on the Magic to be great. Food was okay, actually real good at times. Entertainment okay. Our ... Read more
zippywilliam
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
42 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise mostly because it fit into my very short Christmas break this year. I am a teacher and I have a 14 year old who is also in school. We also have never been to Belize so we pick this cruise. This is my 5th Carnival ... Read more
New_808_Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a nice ship. clean and modern looking. Food was normal cruise ship fare. Servers were good. Entertainment staff was very good! three different shows in a week all very well performed!! Cruise director was not my favorite. He ... Read more
Jacket1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I had heard all the rumors about Carnival, and they are regretfully true. If you have cruised another line, you will probably be disappointed. The good: 1. The spa was very nice and never crowded. The private access to the gym, ... Read more
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