Fog Delay and then NO FOOD-Feb 2-9: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by Shippsatsea
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Fog Delay and then NO FOOD-Feb 2-9
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Monday was much better as we were finally at sea and the night before seemed like a bad dream. During the week, we had a good time, but the food on the Carnival Magic is subpar! The buffet lines were always crowded and the food was mediocre at best. The best thing we found was the omelet line and I liked the stir fry line. We did find a little sandwich bar on Deck 5 that was pretty good, but it had limited hours. Overall, if you are hungry after about 9 at night, you are out of luck unless you want to stand in line to get some pizza or eat ice cream! We ordered room service one time and the food was disgusting.
Our dining room wait staff was exceptional, but the food was only mediocre. We ate there every night and for the brunch on the days at sea. While I enjoyed several meals, I picked at most of them because the entrees were not that good. The lobster tail and shrimp night was good and one night I ordered the flat iron steak and it was tasty, but not exceptional.
We had late dining and that was a mistake because we were only about to see two shows the entire week because of poor scheduling of events. We spent most of our evenings watching people sing karaoke.
When Sunday morning came around, the captain came on and told us that we would be delayed getting back into Galveston because of fog. Again, Carnival could not help that situation, but the disembarkation process was about as screwed up as the embarkation process. We waited over two hours in line to go through customs. This was my sixth cruise, and the third one on a Carnival ship. I will most likely be giving Royal Caribbean or Princess my cruise dollars in the future. They do not give thrift store customer service! Sayonara, Carnival! Less