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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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Bimmie Girl
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
936 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have been on the Magic out of Galveston 3 times now. We had FTTF and it was very disorganized, surprise us really as when we have had it before there was an area for us to wait in, but this time you just waited with everyone else. ... Read more
GV16126
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We, my wife and I, have been on over 25 cruises, NCL, Princes and Carnival, the Magic was our 5th Carnival. To start off got a good deal thru the Casnio. the Ultra Premium Casino Cruise they call it. We were on the Breeze back in Feb on a ... Read more
laneshasledge
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We had a great time, staff was excellent and very friendly. Most of all loved the cruise director Dr. E he stayed very involved with the passengers and kept us laughing and enjoying ourselves. Room was kept clean by our room steward ... Read more
PistolsFiring
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Background: Wife and I are in our 40's and have cruised on Carnival Ecstasy in 2009. This time we took our 13yo son and 9yo daughter. None of us have issues which require us to need special assistance or dietary restrictions. We had a ... Read more
chris7000
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My family went on the Magic that sailed November 15. There were 9 of us in the group - my wife and I, our two children (11 & 8), my brother, my parents, and my in-laws. Our group was very diverse. This was the first cruise for some, ... Read more

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carolslc
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
488 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Galveston embarkation/debarkation We flew into Houston Hobby and used Super Shuttle to get to the port. There were 6 of us, so we found that was the best deal, and they did a great job. We used the new Carnival process where you ... Read more
NeedToVacation
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We drove to the port in Galveston, and even though there was a motorcycle rally going on, we still got through with no delays or problems. Parked our car across the street and walked back over to ship. Embarkation went smooth, but we did ... Read more
westernmom
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
799 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our third cruise on the Magic and to be honest we have very few negatives. This was our 8th cruise and we went alone. We are in our 60's. I was a little sad that none of our family was going on this one but we loved every minute. ... Read more
shabbalovecruise
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my second time cruising. Myself and 4 other friends went on this cruise. There were both good and bad aspects that I want to mention. The ship was clean and nice which I expected. The food was very good with lots of choices but ... Read more
babybizliz
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I haven't been a big Carnival fan until recently cruising on the Magic. I LOVED this ship for many reasons. 1. It smelled good. ya, I'm a smell freak and have been on ships that smelled like stale laundry, mold, sewer etc. It's got to ... Read more

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BettyTexas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I have cruised a lot and have been on many Carnival ships. I expected so much more from this one that did not deliver. Our cabin steward was great, very sweet and did a good job. There were many friendly faces on the ship, and some not so ... Read more
Don.P
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Myself and a 4 other friends went on this cruise. I have taken numerous trips and have always done the all inclusive resorts, but my friends wanted to do a cruise and I thought it sounded like it would be a fun time. The cruise was from ... Read more
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john1947
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Cruise notes, Carnival Magic Oct 25-Nov1 , Galveston 2 ½ hours to board ship even with all paperwork filled out. No cruise line yet has figured a way to do this better. Left 17 hours late because of bad weather in ... Read more
AWillie
Member Since 2007
1 review
184 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We just returned from the Carnival Magic Western Caribbean tour that left Galveston on October 11, 2015. The trip mainly consisted of long lines over and over. On one occasion they wanted you leave the comedy club and join a long line to ... Read more
Baseema
Member Since 2010
1 review
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was my 10th cruise, 3rd cruise on Magic. We had a large group, including a bride and groom. We had a wonderful time, but so many things had changed. From the minute we stepped into our cabin, there was no basket of goodies in the ... Read more

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Med170
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We left out on Sunday and just got off today. Guess I'll start with my complaints...the large adults only deck would be great if you didn't have to walk down 2 flights of stairs and across the lido deck to get to a pool. Breakfast was less ... Read more
Aggiemomsbs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We have sailed on the Magic before and loved it. This time we enjoyed it as the staff was outstanding and Rev Dr. E kept things going all the time. BUT, the food was disappointing at times and the trivia was not as much fun. Our hosts for ... Read more
Bertlady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Just got off the Magic. As always the staff was amazing. The ship itself is tired. The decor is dated and worn. The water served tastes of mildew - which comes through in not only water but in tea and coffee. The entertainment show is ... Read more
cghouston
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We cruised the Magic to Key West, and the Bahamas week of September 13th 2015. Overall great cruise - like the Magic's lay out - it never felt crowed - if you go to dinner or the buffet at pike times than of course you will wait in a line ... Read more
naturist
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from the Magic. We had cloud 9 spa cabin #12001. Overall it was a good cruise and only have a few comments. We never ate in the main dining rooms because they always tend to take to long, we would rather just grab a quick ... Read more

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seanadam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My 4th cruise with Carnival and my first one since 2008. Disappointing overall. Lines and lines for food. Long waits for room service. Unfriendly guest services. Nothing at all like my first 3 cruises with Carnival. Galveston was ... Read more
Sirithiliel
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Cruise, and the ship itself was a big step up from the ship we had been on before (The Carnival Triumph). It seemed roomier, had some really awesome food choices, and the top deck was definitely better with more seating ... Read more
AnthonyG1968
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The checking and boarding process made getting on a plane look like going through a McDonald's drive through. I suggest getting there early and having a carry on bag that will get you through the first day. i.e. suntan lotion, book, ... Read more
mmekline
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
When is big too big? When it's Carnival Magic. This was my sixth cruise (4 on Carnival), and this is the only one I did not enjoy. I had also been to the three ports before (Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan) and had enjoyed them, but this was a ... Read more
EMMIUX
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you want to hear continuous noise, non stop fun, and watching crowded scenes of people drinking and smoking all day (there is nothing else to do) this ship is for you. Most of the cruise ships have many well located bars to avoid or ... Read more

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