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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
13 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
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
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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
ForestF
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 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
16 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
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rosiefraz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
8 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
Chianti Gal
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
29 forum posts
14 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
14 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
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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
tigtink
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
364 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Loved the ship and the staff. Typical design - but very clean and pretty. Loved the Cucina del Capitan, the casino and dive in movies. Loved the serenity deck with lots of space - but wonder why does Carnival insist on putting a ... Read more
Camsnana
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
110 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We traveled with two other couples, we are all between 60 and 68. our second cruise on carnival. our first was last december aboard the valor. been on 6 royal caribbean cruises in the last 10 years. Let me say that filling out my ... Read more
Debbie Diane
Member Since 2005
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We traveled with my grandson and his family (boys 6 & 11) their first cruise. They enjoyed all the water activities and the sports area. For myself I found the the food mediocre. Guys Burgers and Pig and Anchor were good. They enjoyed ... Read more
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BenjiRodney
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
3,839 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This would be my 15th and I would say best cruise on Carnival yet. Only issue on the cruise were the very rude people when it came to trying to get an elevator. They didn't care how long you were waiting, if they wanted or in front of you ... Read more
beachlife3454
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is my 5th Carnival Cruise and the 3rd time on this itinerary-1st time on the Magic. I have previously been on the Sunshine, Breeze, Dream and Valor all for week long cruises. Not only would I recommend this cruise and ship, I plan on ... Read more
kimbalips
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
This was our 2nd cruise, so we don't have much to compare to. However, we had a FANTASTIC time. Embarkation was amazingly smooth this time. We did not have to wait in any kind of lines. Once checked in, we only had to wait for 20 min ... Read more
Lollipop's Mom
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
571 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Cruisers: Mom, 44, Daughter, 20 Cruise History - 5 on Disney, 2 Princess, 1 NCL, 1 Carnival (12 years ago) Cruiser types: Relaxation! De-stressing, Non-Smokers,Balcony cabin a must, beach goers, not hard partiers or drinkers, but my ... Read more
gunnytammy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We drove to Port Canaveral a day early and stayed at The Sleep Inn, they allowed us to park our car during the cruise and transported us both ways to and from the port. Excellent service got us off to a great start. The Check in folks at ... Read more
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