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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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chow2412@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
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
2 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
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
EPhS289
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
6 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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brucenvikki
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
I just want to start out by saying that I normally don't complain about cruises since I feel that dollar for dollar you get the most bang for your buck on a cruise. We just returned from a family vacation aboard the Carnival Magic and ... Read more
astrofan4ever
Member Since 2007
1 review
84 forum posts
6 helpful votes
There was 8 total in our group, it was a college graduation/birthday celebration cruise. We all flew in from Houston, Dallas and Austin the same day as the cruise. used the carnival transportation, yes it is more expensive than hiring our ... Read more
jakesmom1972
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise with Carnival. This was the best one yet! We always choose Carnival because it's affordable and fun! This boat is amazing! So much to do, so much to eat, so much sun to soak up! Embarkation and disembarkation were ... Read more
Steveanaruss
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
21 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that this was our first Carnival cruise in about 4 years. We took a break from Carnival and sailed on NCL and RCL a few times during that period. We mainly went back to Carnival because of the itinerary of this ship, ... Read more
moniquetravels
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My family and I chose to cruise on Carnival Magic because I wanted to see what the ship was about and how it was improved since being renovated. The remodeling the ship was beyond what I expected it to be. The embarkation and ... Read more

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Dee and Bee
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We planned a family cruise for 15 people for over 1 year. We were not disappointed! Maitre 'd, Jurga, was wonderful to us and got us a wonderful table. Forget about the male maitre'd. He was awful. Can't even bother with his name! We ... Read more
DesertRat01
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
33 helpful votes
Fresh off the boat! I wanted to get a review in while I still remembered all the various details of our cruse on board the Carnival Magic, 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise out of Port Canaveral to the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, ... Read more
newNCLcruiser2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our family loved this cruise! It wasn't our first cruise but it was our first on Carnival. We thought the food was great, we loved the main dining room food and our wait staff. Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana were awesome too! My ... Read more
kevcruiser518
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Embarkation from port canaveral on the Carnival Magic seemed chaotic at first but we were actually on the ship within 20 minutes and it went rather smoothly but arrive at the port as early as possible. The ship was great! we really enjoyed ... Read more
crb6689
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 14th Carnival cruise. Service was good but not near what we are used to. This includes room steward, waiters, and casino.This was in all areas except Guest Services. We had several issues, could not get internet in our ... Read more

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Susn Stewart
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Nobody warned us about the pool deck being so hot you couldn't walk on it without shoes. Grandson burnt his feet just walking from a chair to the pool area. The food was horrible at the dinner. Steaks were really tuff and overcooked ... Read more
lovethebeach1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
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
36 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
28 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
21 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

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kdcray
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 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
ndstressfreee
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
27 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
12 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
dlkendrick
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Unlike some people on here that look for a reason to complain, we had a great time. The only thing I think is weird is that they call Port Canaveral; Orlando. This was my girlfriend’s fourth cruise but my first. I did not know what ... Read more
djbjdper
Member Since 2015
1 review
49 forum posts
12 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

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