Cruisin' the Western Mediterranean: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by gapeachntx
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Cruisin' the Western Mediterranean
Destination: Western Caribbean
What a Grand ship the Carnival Magic is! There are lots of activities or you can just relax and cruise as we chose to do. We had our first balcony stateroom More and enjoyed coffee, wine, reading, and sunsets out there. The bed and bedding was extremely comfortable and we slept well. We enjoyed all the clever little towel animals we received each day. Plus, our room location (8405) on the 8th floor was close to elevators, dining, and lido deck.
Activities we enjoyed onboard included movie trivia, bingo, the piano bar, and the casino. We actually won money in the Casino...but put it back in again. You know? It was fun! We took advantage of the hot tubs, pools, big screen movies, Lido deck music and activities.
Service was good, remember many staff members speak little English...their smiles are freely given. We especially enjoyed dining in the Southern Dining room-third floor. We loved all the singing, dancing, and merriment by the staff. Our food was presented attractively and tasted good. We also enjoyed the Deli bar, outside grill, pizza bar, and Sushi bar. We ate at the buffet a couple of times, smaller selection than I imagined, but convenient.
We saw the opening night show, magic/burlesque show, comedy, and final show with cruisers entertaing. We enjoyed them all. There were a few shows we didn't get into because they were full...but that was okay, we just went to the casino.
We enjoyed all the ports and experienced gorgeous weather the entire trip...probalby in the upper 70s. Disembarkation in Cozumel and Jamaica was very easy. Grand Caymans required a little boat to take you to the island and bring you back, but was no big deal. We did our own excursions...took a taxi in each place to the beaches, paid the small fee to get in, and rented chairs and an umbrella. In Cozumel we enjoyed Paradise Beach complete with a lovely pool, and ordered a bucket of beer. Ahhhhh! In the Caymans we visited Sea Grape Beach. In Jamaica, (my favorite), we spent a nice day at Doctors Cave Beach. We bought the usual t-shirts and of course rum in Jamaica.
When we returned to Galveston it was raining and cool. Waiting for the shuttle took a while...heard there was a Marathon that day in Galveston, hence the traffic. Shuttle took us back to La Quinta to pick up our car. Cool, wet weather made us ready for our next cruise! Less
Cabin review: 8405
Cabin 8405 has balcony, quiet location, close to elevators, but not too close, close to dining, and lido deck.
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