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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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732 Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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BettyTexas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I have cruised a lot and have been on many Carnival ships. I expected so much more from this one that did not deliver. Our cabin steward was great, very sweet and did a good job. There were many friendly faces on the ship, and some not so ... Read more
Don.P
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Myself and a 4 other friends went on this cruise. I have taken numerous trips and have always done the all inclusive resorts, but my friends wanted to do a cruise and I thought it sounded like it would be a fun time. The cruise was from ... Read more
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john1947
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Cruise notes, Carnival Magic Oct 25-Nov1 , Galveston 2 ½ hours to board ship even with all paperwork filled out. No cruise line yet has figured a way to do this better. Left 17 hours late because of bad weather in ... Read more
AWillie
Member Since 2007
1 review
191 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We just returned from the Carnival Magic Western Caribbean tour that left Galveston on October 11, 2015. The trip mainly consisted of long lines over and over. On one occasion they wanted you leave the comedy club and join a long line to ... Read more
Baseema
Member Since 2010
1 review
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was my 10th cruise, 3rd cruise on Magic. We had a large group, including a bride and groom. We had a wonderful time, but so many things had changed. From the minute we stepped into our cabin, there was no basket of goodies in the ... Read more

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Med170
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We left out on Sunday and just got off today. Guess I'll start with my complaints...the large adults only deck would be great if you didn't have to walk down 2 flights of stairs and across the lido deck to get to a pool. Breakfast was less ... Read more
Aggiemomsbs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We have sailed on the Magic before and loved it. This time we enjoyed it as the staff was outstanding and Rev Dr. E kept things going all the time. BUT, the food was disappointing at times and the trivia was not as much fun. Our hosts for ... Read more
realteeguy@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The Carnival Magic had very poor entertainment. One person was the MC and he was boring. Jokes were bad and you couldn't understand what he was saying half the time! The food was fair and the portions were so small that you would have ... Read more
Bertlady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Just got off the Magic. As always the staff was amazing. The ship itself is tired. The decor is dated and worn. The water served tastes of mildew - which comes through in not only water but in tea and coffee. The entertainment show is ... Read more
cghouston
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We cruised the Magic to Key West, and the Bahamas week of September 13th 2015. Overall great cruise - like the Magic's lay out - it never felt crowed - if you go to dinner or the buffet at pike times than of course you will wait in a line ... Read more

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naturist
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from the Magic. We had cloud 9 spa cabin #12001. Overall it was a good cruise and only have a few comments. We never ate in the main dining rooms because they always tend to take to long, we would rather just grab a quick ... Read more
seanadam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My 4th cruise with Carnival and my first one since 2008. Disappointing overall. Lines and lines for food. Long waits for room service. Unfriendly guest services. Nothing at all like my first 3 cruises with Carnival. Galveston was ... Read more
Sirithiliel
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Cruise, and the ship itself was a big step up from the ship we had been on before (The Carnival Triumph). It seemed roomier, had some really awesome food choices, and the top deck was definitely better with more seating ... Read more
AnthonyG1968
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The checking and boarding process made getting on a plane look like going through a McDonald's drive through. I suggest getting there early and having a carry on bag that will get you through the first day. i.e. suntan lotion, book, ... Read more
mmekline
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
When is big too big? When it's Carnival Magic. This was my sixth cruise (4 on Carnival), and this is the only one I did not enjoy. I had also been to the three ports before (Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan) and had enjoyed them, but this was a ... Read more

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EMMIUX
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you want to hear continuous noise, non stop fun, and watching crowded scenes of people drinking and smoking all day (there is nothing else to do) this ship is for you. Most of the cruise ships have many well located bars to avoid or ... Read more
ZAGAR
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 3rd experience with Carnival, on this ocasion on Carnival Magic, a big ship with everything possible to have Fun 24 hrs a day. Our cabin located on deck 8 was OK and our steward was very kind and attentive to every detail. ... Read more
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IanB74
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever after a co-worker talked me in to trying it. I was always hesitant to cruise thinking I probably wouldn't like it very much because I don't drink and have children, and envisioned just sitting bored on my ... Read more
limeyosu
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Carnival and definitely the best! we managed to get a steal of a deal on a balcony cabin which is the best way to go! I do not think we will ever book a room without a balcony from now on! the waterworks is ... Read more
KittyMeowit
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation: absolutely terrible. Had to stand in line for an hour and a half - a lot of that was outside in the humid Galveston heat. Cabin: our favorite cabin ever Ship: we loved the layout of this ship. Easy to navigate and ... Read more

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katboferguson
Member Since 2009
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
If you can get Faster to the Fun: Get It! It is well worth the price. Picture long lines at Guest Services with one Carnival employee behind the counter waiting on cruisers, each with some kind of "issue". Picture standing in ... Read more
lady*a*float
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because we had sailed the Magic before with our children under a different itinerary. We weren't disappointed but were even more impressed the 2nd time. We had an aft balcony on deck 7 (Stateroom 7467). Waking up and ... Read more
CruisinManatee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
...Because that's seriously the only way to make it through the week without abandoning ship. About us: Total of 22 cruises combined (longtime lurker on Cruise Critic), including Princess, RC, Norwegian, Holland America, and Cunard. I'd ... Read more
Kaytikat
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was my first time cruising and my husband and I went by ourselves on the Carnival magic on a 7 day cruise from Galveston to the Western Caribbean. We took advantage of Faster to the Fun (Well worth the price not to wait in horrible ... Read more
dwebstudios
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third cruise, but our first Carnival cruise. We booked at the last minute but upgraded to the Spa deck (12) and it was worth it. We were able to enjoy upgraded shampoos and lotions, discounts on spa treatments and most ... Read more

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