We thoroughly enjoyed our seven days and nights aboard the Carnival Magic from May 12 to May 20, 2012! We loved our Deck One inside stateroom. It felt like we were sneaking off to a secret hideaway. When it's time for a shore excursion, you are perfectly positioned on Deck One, just one flight of stairs above Deck Zero. Getting on and off the ship is easy. We never once missed not having a balcony or porthole. We got towel animals every night and chocolates. Sleeping was very wonderful, too; the best, in fact. We purchased a bon voyage fruit basket and enjoyed it the entire trip.
We spent a ton of time in the casino and when we got enough points on our cards, we got free drinks! We ran the staff in the casino ragged fetching drinks. We loved the energy in the casino. We did a slot tournament. We also attended tea time once, with tons of sweet desserts to boot. We attended the piano bar with Imani and had lots of fun sitting, drinking, watching and listening. The staff in the Northern Lights restaurant is so funny with their dignified antics. We loved the 24/7 pizza, so good and the 24/7 ice cream, yummy. We did the slide and loved it. We loved the Serenity deck for it's huge round chairs for two or more, for the huge hammocks, and for the hot tub. We attended an art auction and ended up buying two pieces of art. We loved the fried grouper in the Red Frog Pub and the Kalik Beer is the best. We loved the scrambled eggs in the Lido Buffet in the morning. The Tandoor Kitchen is to die for, when it's open, outside by the pool, don't miss it. We loved the saltwater pool, very nice. We loved the breakfast on Deck 5, too, very convenient. We loved the show we saw with the illusionist from Las Vegas. We dined in the Italian restaurant one night and loved the singing wine hostess and the antipasti and the spaghetti carbonara.
It would be very difficult to do everything on the ship in the seven days we had. We tried! Loved getting to spend an extra day in Galveston before and after the cruise. This was our 18th wedding anniversary trip.