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diane5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We love to cruise,especiall the flexibility of doing what you want/ when you want to do it. 4 different ports on this cruise and they were wonderful! (The only exception was not having enough time on Grand Turk to even complete an ... Read more
Badbird
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose this ship because of the ports it visited. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic was very pretty, shopping at all the ports are pretty much the same stuff with local destination printed on t shirts. Weather was perfect, warm but ... Read more
k10_north
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We got on the boat about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Everything went smoothly. They were well organize at the terminal and efficient. When we got on teh ship, our room was ready so we were able to put our carry-on items away before ... Read more
MathLovingDisneyGirl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Wanted to see Grand Turk and USVI on kid friendly ship Ports were great. Great: cruise director Dr E! Dinners in the main dining room, pool areas on the Lido deck. Water slides Itinerary Good: Green Eggs and Ham breakfast. ... Read more
Mike42H
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
We booked an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Carnival after cruising several times on Royal Caribbean. We selected this cruise primarily for it departure port (Port Canaveral) and itinerary, which included Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and ... Read more
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terry1823
Member Since 2011
1 review
98 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a cruise to celebrate our son and daughter-n-laws wedding anniversary. The staff at the Steakhouse went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable celebration dinner. Our days at sea were very pleasant, yet crowded on the ... Read more
ElGrande
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
77 helpful votes
My wife and I aren't "frequent" cruisers per se, but we have been on four now, so we have some frame-of-reference. Are we 'button-wearing, battle-hardened Platinum members"? No, but we've been around the block enough to know ... Read more
bwright9369
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
Swore off Carnival line 8 years ago. Planned a vacation with co-workers who only travel Carnival. Tried to go in with an open mind this time around. Pleasantly surprised. I think the "Bubbles/booze" package helped keep the ... Read more
Dave from Barrie
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
64 forum posts
We sailed out of Port Canaveral on the Magic on March 4.In our party we had 7 from Ontario and 2 from Michigan....We are all in our late 50's early 60's and enjoyed the shows in the theatre as well as the bands and DJ's that were there to ... Read more
Libra Breeze
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival.We have previously sailed on the Glory & Conquest. This time we sailed on the Magic. 2-25-17 Overall very happy with what this ship had to offer. Only drawback our balcony stateroom 9309 ... Read more
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SOMBRERO6
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
730 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
See cabin review below....6205, not enjoyable at all!... WORST CABIN EVER! Do not book this for the so-called Balcony....far to windy to use it! Dining, we were very happy with the food. The Pig and Anchor was good. Guys Burgers ... Read more
galaxrex
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
36 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We cruised late February on an Eastern Carribean itinerary on the Magic. Fog delayed docking by several hours but Carnival handled it well, even though we received the delay email when we were almost there. My wife and I both agreed that ... Read more
Magic4four
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Drove down to Port Canaveral from New York during February break. Tenth cruise, nine on Carnival, one on Royal Caribbean. We are a family of four and were traveling with four other families. All first time Cruisers. Chose the Magic because ... Read more
cruisebabe_2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 25th cruise, 7th on Carnival. We are an active couple in our 60s that enjoys cruising but we still feel Royal Caribbean is better. We chose the Magic because our friends booked it first and the price was good for us to join ... Read more
clwelch79
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have been Carnival fans for quite some time... telling everyone who asks that Carnival is the way to go. In the past, we had GREAT service on Carnival. Which is why we were so incredibly disappointed that Carnival is cutting staffing by ... Read more
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Chewbac
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked in Nov.,,,,not a lot of choices during the northeast winter break. Cost $7800. including airfare. First time cruise for my kids and grandkids. They wanted to jump overboard! No entertainment except ear piercing rap music ... Read more
MJ Traveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are retired and have cruised Carnival many times - this was one of the best ever! The crew was great from stewards (Mochammad and his assistant!) to waiters and chefs to bartenders to Captain. The heart of the cruise, though, though, ... Read more
kevinsta
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Great cruise. The cruise director, Reverend Dr. E made a huge impact. The best cruise director on any cruise that I was on. He was hilarious and got people involved. Everything he did was entertaining. He even made the muster ... Read more
Luckidawg29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2017
Sail date fit my schedule.The Bottomless Bubbles needs some revamping. My 10 year old son had to go to the bar just for a soda. Really not happy about that. Not worth the $225.00 for the family of 5. I would have been better off to just ... Read more
Counsel
Member Since 2009
1 review
278 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Carnival seems to be shooting themselves in the foot with their cutbacks - the staff shortages were evident on this cruise, and IMO affected the overall "experience". We arrived at the port at our designated time, and the line ... Read more
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kayrox
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We had been taking yearly cruises until the last one in 2014. Happily we could go again and signed up The Magic. It is the sister ship of the Dream in which we took in 2012 and enjoyed. Embarkation and disembarkation went well. We ... Read more
sasha4906
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
We have been avid cruisers since 1995, and have seen a steady decline in the way cruise ships operate, treat their passengers, and the passengers' comportment as well. Maybe this has resulted from "any time" or ... Read more
billdog1983
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had done previous Caribbean cruises and wanted to return to St. Thomas and San Juan. Had not been to Grand Turk or Ambur Cove (DR). I like the size of the ship (not too big but not too small). Overall embarkation went very quickly ... Read more
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
wsm614
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I traveled on the Magic with his two sisters and their husbands. We chose this cruise because one of the ports of call is Belize. Just being able to spend quality time with family made this cruise memorable. The ports of ... Read more
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