Carnival Magic Cruise Review by MiamiTx: Magic not so magical.

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MiamiTx
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Magic not so magical.

Sail Date: November 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Galveston

Just got off Magic and we were very disappointed. Magic will not be an option for us again. There were several things we noted in comparison to other cruises. One thing for sure is that the staff and crew need some major help in the energy and enthusiasm department. They seemed overworked, depressed and zombie-like on occasion. Perhaps they partied too much at 4am as was stated by one worker.

The food was OK but it didn't send us over the top except for the steak house. Many times when we went for food the place had shut down for the day/night.

Bathrooms are few and far between and aren't easy to find sometimes. Some are very small not leaving much moving room.

Although other ships ported at Grand Cayman, we couldn't. We turned back and headed for Cozumel but still didn't get more time once there besides arriving an hour sooner.

The ship is bigger but not spacier. Leaving the ship for ports seemed more chaotic than we recall from past cruises. More

Jamaica needs to be removed as a port of call. It's nasty, drug-ridden and the nonchalant staff wherever you go is below par. Negril-Margaritaville was ridiculous. Drugs were offered more than once and they did nothing about the nudity even though children were there with their families. We've lost nothing in Jamaica!!

I'll just sum it up in the words of my husband...."This ship needs an enema!"

Overall the cruise could have been better but having awesome friends with us made it unforgettable! Less


Published 12/09/11


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Only saw it from a distance. Although other ships docked we did not. According to the announcement the surf was too bad??

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