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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
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
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Camsnana
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
110 forum posts
8 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
BenjiRodney
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
3,822 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
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Lollipop's Mom
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
569 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
drlepard
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We have been on two other cruise lines, and there certainly better options out there. The food was sub par at best. The best options where for breakfast. Problem with that was at one time or another there was no coffee. We felt that the ... Read more
jnc3
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it included 3 ports that we had never visited before. This was our fourth cruise (3rd with Carnival). We were really looking forward to it, but came away somewhat disappointed. The ship was okay, but didn't ... Read more
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SeaTeaAndMe
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Both Embarkation and Debarkation went extremely smooth. As a Platinum member we were able to embark even earlier than we normally do... without a hitch! I was a little disappointed that there were no Carnival 'post' tours because there ... Read more
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cincinnati_born
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
44 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We sailed in November, 2016 out of Port Canaveral. We parked at the port in the parking garage, $144 for an 8 day cruise. It is more than parking offisite, but just a few steps from the terminal. We arrived at the port about 11:30AM ... Read more
db102
Member Since 2006
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We (my wife and I) were on the Magic cruise from Nov. 25th- Dec 3rd. This is a no frills, cruise line. Let me say we have been on many, many cruises and I have never had the need to complain to guest services about a cruise like this one. ... Read more
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rjraceii
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My wife and i cruise every thanksgiving. we chose this one for time and for port. we had sailed on the magic earlier in the year (october) and really enjoyed it, some coming back was pretty cool. the cruise director was very good ... Read more
carlscruisingin16
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this particular cruise for the itinerary - we had never been to Turks & Caicos so we were excited about this port. We sailed Carnival because we are Platinum members and certainly enjoy the perks that status provides. ... Read more
DOCTOR CRUZE
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
38 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it went to St. Kitts we had never been there so we wanted to see it. We had a nice tour of the island and had a beach break where I snorkeled a really neat little cove that had a large volcanic rock sticking ... Read more
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Patti Pdog
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Thank you to Cruise Critic for responding me to since Carnival has NO intention of addressing our serious issues we obtain on our First and ONLY Cruise we will EVER take. I am going to copy and past what I posted to Carnival's facebook ... Read more
Viah82
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I was reluctant to book a Thanksgiving cruise but it was my boyfriend's 35th birthday and I wanted to surprise him with something memorable. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Let's jump right in: The Ship: The ... Read more
Elkmont7
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Food A. To many people to serve at one time at buffets. B. Disappointed because Guy's famous Bar-B- Que was only opened for one day of the entire 5 days and for 2 and a half hours at that. Never did get to sample his wonderful ... Read more
CruzinfrCarolina
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We booked this cruise for Thanksgiving 2016 and chose the Magic because we were bringing our granddaughters ages 9 and 12. This ship was recommended by many for that reason. I have to say the girls had a great time with the kids ... Read more
Poolguppy
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
894 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my seventh Carnival cruise, eighth overall and we had a group of 14, most of whom have sailed before. We chose this itinerary because we were looking for a very relaxed cruise, with less ports. PreCruise: We flew into ... Read more
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