My wife, myself and 2 friends from the USA were on the jue 3- june 12 Mediterranean cruise on the Carnival Magic. For me and my wife it was the first cruise eventhough I have served in the dutch navy for 7 years. Our US friends where on 2 cruises before (not woith Carnival).
We were surprised by the smoothness of the operation of the ship and the servise profided. The gabin was kept in perfect, clean state by the stateroom steward who cleaned and refreshed at least wtice a day. The food and the drinks on board were great, we especially enjoyed the Steakhouse, but our normal restaurant The northern Light where we were booked for the early sitting profided us with a table just for the 4 of us and excellent service and good food and drinks. The spa is a bit expensive but offers good services. The seated breakfast at the Southern light restaurant was also great. The food buffets at the Lido deck are fine for buffet meals. We had privately arranged excursions from Livorno (Pisa, Florence Tuscany), Citavecchia (Rome and the cathacombes) and Napels, Pompei, Almafian coast with Sorento and Positano. We just Carnival excursions from Messina to the top of the Edna and from Marseille to Aix en Provence. We are very happy about those excursions. In Monaco and in palma the Majorca we went to shore on our own which was also good. Minusses are that the photo's taken by Carnival phototpeople are printed only in US sizes and they don't sell anything digital. There were a few very rude people on board. More on that can be found on John Heald's blog on the carnival Side. After this great experience we will surely cruise again!