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Carnival Magic
Carnival Magic
Member Name: miketcruise11
Cruise Date: August 2013
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 8S
Cabin Number: 12033
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        3-6 1.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 4.0
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Carnival Magic - Nice Ship, but needs help with Direction of Passenger

We thought the Magic was a Nice ship. Clean and well appointed.

Where we ran into problems was the LACK of Authority and/or supervision taken by the Ships Staff & Crew.

This is a Family Cruise Ship, and we have a 6-year old of our own, so we knew going in, that this ship would be full of children.

There is very little supervision / support staff on this ship that ensures passengers are following rules.

We went to use the 9-hole miniature golf course as a family during our first day at sea. There were at least 120 kids (ages 5 to 14) running around swinging putters throwing golf balls, pushing/shoving each other, yelling, screaming. Seriously it was a nightmare. Not a single Carnival Staff/Crew Member was doing anything about it. It was this way in the sports square almost the entire cruise.

Oh and they have a wonderful Ropes Course that is only open about 5% of the time. It only opened for 3 hours when the ship was parked in port. They said it cannot be opened more than that because of wind. a very very small percentage of guests will actually get to use the ropes course.

-workout facility/gym is very small for such a large ship. Had to wait 20 minutes each day to get on and elliptical or treadmill.

Main Dining facility - food - very average

buffet and other food was good, but nothing great.

Of course drinks are ridiculous, but that's the same on every cruise. $6.00 beers.

Overall, nice cruise ship, but way too crowded with kids. (and again we have a 6 year old)


Publication Date: 08/31/13
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