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Carnival Magic
Carnival Magic
Member Name: jcsd57k9
Cruise Date: December 2012
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: 8D
Cabin Number: 6274
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        10-12 5+
        13-15 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 4.0
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Carnival Magic 7 night Western Caribbean cruise
December 2012, We took our family on the Carnival Magic for an early Christmas present. My wife and I love cruising and decided to take our two children along for their present.

The ship was beautiful, well maintained and the crew seemed very polite and attentive. We did the early bird boarding in Galveston that went seamlessly. We were on board in no time

We did try the "Any time dining", that we were disappointed in. The first three days, were long lines to get into the dining room. After that time it seemed that most people became frustrated with the lines and chose to go to the Buffet. Another drawback was you did not get your same waiters which I felt distracted from the expected cruising experience.

Both kids (ages 11 and 15) once they began interacting in Camp Carnival and the Teen Only Club, Had the time of their lives. In fact while on the ship, we hardly saw them.

Over all the family had a great time on the ship and are eager to book again with Carnival.

As a side note, when its just the wife and I traveling, We prefer the Royal Caribbean Cruise line. Its a little more expensive, but worth it. When we travel with the children, We use Carnival. The cost difference helps to off set the additional two tickets.

Publication Date: 01/08/13
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