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Carnival Magic
Carnival Magic
Member Name: gelouise55
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Western Caribbean
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Cabin Number: 6235
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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This year we took Carnival Magic out of Galveston at the end of Jan. While getting on was a breeze a lot of other things happened that kinda put a bad taste in my mouth so to say. We had a cabin on the upper deck but it turn out the be right above the showroom ugh you could hear everything that was going on morning, afternoon and night. The wall shook it was so loud what ever you do try not to get cabin 6235 it was horrible and I was really surprised that the person at Carnival who booked this cruise did not warn me about this. Well by the 2nd day we had enough of the wall vibrating and floor shaking so I went to guess services and demanded another room and they said oh yea we get allot of complaints about this room, go figure. anyway we were moved up the 8th floor and it was so much better. Well after that things started to look up. The shore excursion we took in Jamaica was wonderful I would recommend taking the one that goes to Secrets resorts for adults (that if you are with adults only and want to sit on a nice beach and drink and be waited on hand and foot) the place was beautiful and worth the money!!! The other thing I was kinda disappointed in was when they would announce a sale at the gift shops the crowed were so thick you could not even get in the purchase anything it was a free for all allot of pushing and shoving just to buy something you will probably never use again. lol Oh well. I was also very disappointed in the Lido deck buffet and how they did not keep it to clean up there. It was also very hard to find a table to sit at to eat if you happened to go at the peak eating time. The food was ok. The dinning room food was ok the lobster was great and allot the shrimp dishes were good. I love seafood so it was nice getting to eat it almost every night.

So when the trip was over we got in late because of the fog so you can imagin when you get off the boat the mass craziness it was. Everyone was in a hurry and the people were screaming and shouting trying to get there suit cases because they had a flight to get to or a long drive home. I felt sorry for those people because I know they must have been stressed out. So just to let yall know I have been on 12 Carnival cruises and not all of them are good but there were some that were great. I have been on a total of 24 cruises in my lifetime and I hate to say but Royal was one of my favorite boat and then Princess. I think you do get what you pay for and that why Carnival is so cheap. I guess if they had to be Princess then the prices would allot higher. oh well untll next time which will be in Oct 2014.


Publication Date: 02/25/14
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