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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
911 cruse fanatic
Member Since 2015
1 review
77 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We started out our vacation spending a few days exploring Orlando prior to the cruise and parked off site at Lots of Honor. It was only a short 45 min drive via 528 toll road with around $5 in tolls and we paid less then half of what we ... Read more
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Lorielayne
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My two sisters and I went on this cruise together and had a nice time. We had a balcony cabin which was of course tight with the 3 of us, however, we managed nicely. Unfortunately our neighboring cabin kept smoking on their balcony every ... Read more
sillysully11
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
This was a new cruise for us as we had never been to the southern caribbean. We had anytime dinning and were thrilled with the service and wait staff lead by Alejandro and his team waiter Gede. If you are in the southern lights dinning ... Read more
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
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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
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
954 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
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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
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
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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
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
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