Carnival Magic 5

“Pleasantly surprised”
Cruise review of Carnival Magic

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Based on the reviews posted here we were expecting the worse. However, Carnival is THE BUDGET Cruise line and I think that most of the negative reviewers expected a Disney or Crystal Cruise experience.

I have very few complaints, the food was good, and every crew member that we came in contact with was friendly and responsive to our needs. My husband and I took our two grandchildren ages 8 and 10 with us and we were joined by one of my daughters and another couple all in their 30s.

I highly recommend this cruise for families, the water park and ropes course were big hits. I cannot comment on Kid Carnival, our Grand-kids prefer not to go.

I only went to one show in the show room - the Illusionist, it was a joke, my Grandson hated it but my 8-year-old granddaughter enjoyed it. We went to the family friendly comedy shows and they were great. The kids enjoyed them as well.

I was over the piano bar so we did hear music until they shut down but it was More no big deal.

I highly recommend this cruise for Families on a budget. I will be back. Less

Carnival Magic Cruises to the Bahamas

Overall Ratings

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Galveston
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money

Cabin review: Balcony

Balcony Cabin on the upper deck #6463 I liked our location easy access to the lido. In the future, I will book deck 7 so that I am between cabins instead of having a piano bar directly below us. This cabin is very noisy due to the Piano Bar below. We were over the Lanai; the only drawback here is that passengers can look up at you when you are on the balcony. I like to relax out there in my PJs and have a closer view to the water.

Port and Shore Excursions

Not impressed
Read 1058 Freeport Reviews

This is a great port to enjoy the port, you can walk almost anywhere you would like to go.
Read 1090 Key West Reviews

Typical Cruise Ship Port - again not impressed. I will not cruise to the Bahamas again. We hired a van and toured the city.
Read 4036 Nassau Reviews

Published 01/22/12

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Carnival Magic Cruises to the Bahamas

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