Carnival Magic Cruise Review by at-wyo: Great destinations, but beware
Overall Member Rating
Great destinations, but beware
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
We had an aft balcony on Deck 9 just below Lido deck. We had smokers on both sides and because there was not a positive air flow on the back like you would have on the side balcony, we were driven back inside because Carnival allows smoking on balconies. Also we constantly heard chairs moved around above, sometimes waking us.My recommendation is DO NOT get aft balcony on the deck 9 or if smoking bothers you. Guest services could not do anything for me since it was allowed. I suggested to have smoke free decks or smoke free ship but they were afraid to alienated the smokers.
The cabin service and dining staff were excellent. Curiously, we were seated with french speaking Canadians on the second night. They were not happy and were moved to 2 person table. We met new friends who wanted early seating and the maitre D' moved us to a table for all of us.
We had 3800 passengers and there was a lot of hurry up and wait on excursions.
Best part was meeting great More people from all over the world. Bad part is that the ship is so big you may only see them once in 12 days of cruising. We made great friends. Less
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Cabin review: 8M9476 Aft-View Extended Balcony
Cabin 9476 was noisy because below Lido Deck with chairs and tables scooting around all hours of the day and night. Also poor ventilation on balconies caused us to get smoked on from both sides.Read All Aft-View Extended Balcony (8M) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Did not have time to tour because flight was 4 hours late into Barcelona.
This was my favorite port. Very beautiful no matter where you go.
I would highly recommend going to Isle of Capri. Amazing place. Pompei was last stop and was very tired because of the heat, the time of day, the crowds and amount of walking.
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Best Tag Line
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