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O&P Cruiser
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I will keep my review short. The path we took to get to the southern Caribbean was extremely bumpy. I have been off the ship for three days and am still a little shaky. But that is the ONLY complaint I had. Food was fantastic. I ... Read more
DenimOrchid
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise chose me. I won this cruise on my cruise last May, playing Wheel of Fortune. The Magic was clean and well kept. We ate at every food venue on board, and everything was good, no complaints. Our room was cleaned every ... Read more
secrets703
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We thought overall it was a very good cruise and well organized. Yes, there were some mis-cues, but once we straightened them out, the mis-cues were corrected and we carried on. I can tell you emphatically that those reviews that thought ... Read more
kristylee2
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first Halloween Cruise. I loved being able to dress in costume and not be the only adult. Some of the costumes were questionable but there were a lot of great ones. The ship didn't seem to crowded even with 4000 people. ... Read more
rosy00
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
my group of 4 middle aged couples loved this cruise, the service was impeccable and the cruise director, Rev. Dr E a young black male that was the funniest director of all my 8 cruises. The cabins were larger than other ships and very ... Read more
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CarolinaGirl2010
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We did enjoy our get away, but Carnival Magic was not as good as our previous 4 Carnival cruises on the Fantasy, Dream, and Liberty. It started out with us having to go to Guest Services just to get our cabin floor swept, since it had not ... Read more
jlmcbrien
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My mom and I chose the Magic in hopes that it would offer more than Carnival cruises out of Tampa (smaller ships that can get under the bridge from the Port of Tampa). We previously cruised on the Carnival Paradise, a ship half the size of ... Read more
crusing48/51
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
953 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked this cruise over a year ago. Traveled with friends. The four of us drove down from North Carolina the day before the cruise and stayed at the Residence Inn. We had the stay, park, and cruise package. So convenient. It includes ... Read more
kevin63
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
We boarded this ship at Port Canaveral. This was a week after Hurricane Matthew so we were somewhat worried about the cruise but glad that we did not cruise a week earlier. We were a bit disappointed because we could not get the ... Read more
Lilfish2003
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Negatives...We purchased a grand ocean suite. We arrived at the terminal at 11:00 and were not able to board until noon...no surprise there. We were told we could go to our cabin, we did and it wasn't ready so we dropped our bags and went ... Read more
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SeasthedayNJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Disclaimer -- I haven't cruised with Carnival since 2010, so things have changed since then, in my opinion. We had an absolute blast cruising with friends for the 1st time! We sailed on Carnival Magic Oct 15-22 , 2016. 2 couples in our ... Read more
Ender005
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we were looking for a younger crowd, and we liked the destination ports since we had not visited those before. I've been on the Carnival Sensation and the Allure of the Seas prior to this cruise. Even ... Read more
vmiller1012
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first cruise and we had our two children. It was great! They acknowledged the kids at all times, gave me a break at dinner by even cutting their steaks. As a mom that in itself was a wonderful treat. Our cabin steward tended ... Read more
blumindaisy
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed on October 01, 2016 out of Port Canaveral. This was our seventh cruise with Carnival. We booked a suite (room 7234), so we had priority boarding. My husband and I took our 16-year-old daughter and her best friend. They were ... Read more
Techycruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
84 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
SHIP The ship was absolutely beautiful. I loved the decor, very tasteful, not gawdy. I found the ship to be huge and got my exercise daily. We made the decision to cut through deck 5 to reduce the feel of the long walk from one end of ... Read more
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yayaX2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 9th cruise with CC. We were disappointed. Service was way down. Sat at tables many times and never a waiter came by. Had to hunt down someone if we wanted a drink. A few times I'd be standing at a bar and others would come ... Read more
BonnieSeas
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We are retired and take 2 or 3 Carnival cruises a year. We chose a Premium Vista Balcony cabin. This cabin was more expensive than the standard one and would appeal most to those who prefer to enjoy the outdoor space in a private setting. ... Read more
John from PSL, Fl.
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First off, I want to say. we enjoyed the cruise but with any cruise there are pros and cons. start off the pros. The ship was relatively clean and all the crew were mostly helpful and polite. The stewards and those in house cleaning were ... Read more
phillipmarshall
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Who Cruised : My Fiancee, Myself, My mother, My sister, and 4 friends. Cruise Purpose : Wedding and Honeymoon Cruise Dates : 9/24/2016 - 10/1/2016 Departure Port : Port Canaveral Ship : Carnival Magic The Wedding ... Read more
SEXY NANA
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This Cruise was chosen based upon destination ports. Carnival was chosen due to the great experience we have had with them in the past. We sailed Sept. 23- Oct. 1 The cruise director Reverend Dr. E was the best director we have ... Read more
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jmtrollop@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Embarkation went smoothly and our room was ready at 1:30 and our luggage was delivered early evening. The elevators were crazy jam packed and hard to get for the first 24 hours and then it smoothed out. Debarkation at each port was a ... Read more
Feisty01
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our family's first cruise. It was myself, my husband, and our 10 year old son. We flew into Orlando and booked the Carnival shuttle bus to the port. Everything went smoothly for us. We had friends that waited in the embarkation ... Read more
Thor2045
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We chose the eastern Caribbean on recommendation from friends who are seasoned cruisers. Overall, our trip was fantastic! We took a couple of days to explore the Port Canaveral area and found it to be a quite ... Read more
Pterry2009
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Family and friends were booked on this cruise. We had dining at 6 pm in Southern Lights. Our servers Dee Dee, Jose and Ikadek were outstanding. If for some reason we were unable to make dinner (which was only a couple of nights) they ... Read more
Sirknight
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
218 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Got a great rate when we booked this cruise.....after the week...it may be a while before we sail Carnival again...just way too many drunks! I enjoy a cocktail or 3, but when people get on board and spend the entire week drunk, it's just ... Read more
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