DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS CRUISE: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by Nat_C
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DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS CRUISE
Destination: Western Caribbean
To make things better there are only two pools on the boat, which one is on the back of the boat with hot tubs and also one of the only good restaurants on the boat, a sandwich shop, when we decided to have a nice evening sitting back by the pool we were very rudely told that would not be allowed that evening as the crew needed to have a party so therefore we were not to be allowed anywhere near this area of the ship, since when has it been appropriate to shut down an entire portion of the ship so that the crew could have a party? Also this was at 8 PM and we were told this area would be shut down the rest of the evening. Our balcony room was 4 floors below this area and we were not able to sleep as we heard them partying the entire night, completely drunk and screaming. When I called guest services to report this they then refunded us $20.00, we had spent over $4,000.00 with Carnival for this trip, what a disrespectful slap in the face.
We then proceeded to try the casino, again with the horrible service, I dont know if it was from the hangovers or what but all of the dealers were barely awake while they were dealing the cards. At one point when I won my hand the dealer did not pay me out and made a huge scene saying that I was lying and they would have to review the cameras before they would pay me out, once they spoke with the pit boss and made me feel extremely horrible they finally paid my hand that they owed me. On top of this every time you order anything on this boat they will tack on a 20% tip even if the service is horrible and you do not feel that they deserve this amount. By the end of our trip we had paid over $400 in gratuities.
The one nice day out by the main pool where everyone was finally having a great time, the cruise director decided this would be a great time to turn off all of the music and do a towel animal demonstration for 2 HOURS! This was a great way to turn all of the people at this pool away, why would you want to do a towel demonstration at the pool for 2 hours?
Walking throughout the boat we spoke to many people all of whom were upset that they had even spent money to come on this cruise when the staff was so disrespectful, the food was horrible and the shows were unbelievably dry. Please read this review before you spend your money on this ship and decide against it. Less
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