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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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765 Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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dntScuba
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Cruise on Carnival and 8th cruise over all. It has been 10 years since the last cruise. I forgot how much we missed it. We had two daughters with us ages 15 and 17. I will start by saying I was a little leery about ... Read more
Laurarc
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my 8th cruise and my first on Carnival. I can say it was exactly what I expected...mediocre. I choose this cruise to spend time with my 17 year old daughter during spring break but was aware of Carnival's reputation of being a ... Read more
dannyleebaker2@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Don't waste your hard-earned money, it's not worth it. It was really expensive, much more so than advertised. These guys charged $3.75 for water....Water!!! I was told the food was so great, but it all fell short, other than fine dining, ... Read more
DSA92592
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Cruising is such a wonderful time. This was our 10th Cruise but the first as a family. It was our 4th Carnival Cruise and we have done 6 on RCI. I have 5 children from the ages 14-25 so 7 of us. We started by picking where we wanted ... Read more
sccatfan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise (2 with Carnival and one with another cruise line) and it was the poorest of the 3. Some of it was/is not Carnival's fault. Some of it was. The Good: +Service, as usual, was very good. Cabin was always ... Read more

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brepri_h
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
223 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I’ve been on all 3 dream class ships now. The Dream & Magic are almost identical in layout and what they offer. The Magic is getting the fun 2.0 upgrades after this week and then will be identical to the Dream. The Breeze is ... Read more
k jackson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It's been a few years since I've cruised with Carnival and I saw major decline in quality since then. (I'm a "gold" level) The entertainment wasn't as it was before, still nice to have, but not like before. Food was sub par, ... Read more
Cheyennerus
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We stayed at the Hampton Inn Hobby airport. Room was reasonable at $88 and included a shuttle from the airport. The hotel was clean and included a continental breakfast. Houston was my first experience with Uber and I am now a HUGE fan! ... Read more
Cool Rider
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
151 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Love to cruise so cruising is not new to us 8 under our belt.. This was our second time on Carnival Magic because we did the Key West itinerary last February 1, 2015. We had a great time last year so we booked again instead of going on ... Read more
baygirl2222
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
pre cruise stay at the Best Western Seawall/Stewart Beach - the only hotel we could find that would accommodate 5 in one room. comfortable, free breakfast, great eastside location. my only gripe is with Galveston Island policy to raise ... Read more

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Cherisa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
This was my first and last cruise on a Carnival ship. I prefer Royal Caribbean! Let me begin. We had a balcony room mid ship; cabin 8259. I loved the balcony. I did not like the layout of the ship. The promenade deck was level 5; but ... Read more
gimbloom
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Weather - 70 mph winds caused a 4.5 hr. delay getting into port, instead of disembarking before noon, it was 4 p.m. when we walked off, others were later Medical issues for a passenger caused an unplanned turnaround to Cancun to drop ... Read more
cruisemom67
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We arrived at Galveston around 10:45, and d.h dropped us off and went to park. We breezed through security and didn’t wait in line to get our sail and sign cards. We were ready around 11, when they started boarding. We waited for ... Read more
Miken H
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our fifth cruise, the third and best on Carnival. this also includes a trip on the Disney Dream which was very nice. This was a family cruise as we were joined by our two adult sons and thier girl friends. We've always asked ... Read more
jscastillo7
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my 6th, 7 Day cruise and it was very good. The food, in both the Main Dining Room and throughout the ship was way better than expected. The staff was fantastic, comedy club was funny and the ports were great. Dolphin ... Read more

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JoyK
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was only our second cruise, first was an Alaskan cruise on Princess. My husband and I along with our son and daughter in law booked our cruise on the Magic Eversen Bevelle was our cruise director, he's great! Funny, very involved, ... Read more
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TheGoodDoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have sailed for more than 15 years on just about every line. We just returned from a Christmas cruise and our ages are 50, 49, 26, and 23, so we can offer perspective from some different age groups. Our family had a great time because ... Read more
ncmays32
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my first cruise leaving out the of the Galveston, TX cruise port. We usually fly in the night before we cruise. We stayed at the La Quinta by the Hobby Airport in Houston. They have an awesome Stay and Cruise package that ... Read more
Bimmie Girl
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
999 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

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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
carolslc
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
499 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
6 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

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