Great cruise, can't wait to go again: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by oscar2005
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Great cruise, can't wait to go again
Key West - We had booked online City View trolley for about $18 each and it took about an hour and was very informative. My husband and sister weren't feeling well so we went back to the ship early. I think my granddaughter had passed on a bug to us since she had been sick.
Freeport - We booked the Garden of the Groves excursion from Carnival and it was very enjoyable. After going through the garden we went to the marketplace and got some souvenirs. Marilyn at the garden was very informative and a bit of a comedian.
Nassau - we bought ferry tickets for $4 each and got off and walked what seemed like about a mile to the Atlantis resort and went through it to get to Cabbage Beach. We probably stayed there about 2 hours then decided to take a taxi back to the ferry for $3 each. We should have just taken a taxi there and back in hindsight. Watch the bottled water. My sister bought one on the ferry dock and said the seal was broken. We always take Tervis cups with us so we can take water off the ship and also so we can fill them up on the lido deck as the glasses in the buffet are so small. The beach was pretty nice and the water was beautiful. Then we went back to the dock and did a little shopping. We had talked about walking to some attractions nearby but it was so hot and congested we just went back to the ship.
All too soon our cruise was over. Embarkation was the smoothest we had ever experienced after 7 cruises. We had zone 27 and my sister had zone 3 since she was out of state. We went down to guest services and I figured they would tell her to wait and get off with us but they just gave us zone 3 tags just based on our word so I imagine anyone could do this. We got done with breakfast about 8:30 and they were up to zone 6 by the time we left our cabin around 8:45. Customs seemed to have a lot more agents so we were in our car around 9:30 or so and back in Houston by 11 am. Many times we are still sitting on the ship then.
All in all a great cruise and we can't wait to go again. I think the Bahamas was nice to see for the first time but we still enjoy Cozumel, Jamaica and the Caymans better. Less
Very windy but seemed more secluded