Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Carnival Magic Cruise Review by pensgrl

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Carnival Magic Cruise Review by pensgrl
Carnival Magic
Carnival Magic
Member Name: pensgrl
Cruise Date: December 2011
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: 6L
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Cruise Line
See More About: Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews | Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews | Carnival Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        3-6 5+
        7-9 5+
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Carnival.com
Avoya Travel
Travelocity.com
CheapCruises.com
American Discount Cruises
CruiseDirector.com
Expedia
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow
red arrow


Ship Facts: Carnival Magic Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Carnival Magic Deck Plans
Magical Family and Friends Cruise
Our amazing vacation started when we arrived in Galveston. We stayed at the Holiday Inn on the Beach. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the room and cleanliness of the rooms. We has a wonderful balcony with a great view of the beach and ocean.

The embarkation process was a breeze this time! We were sitting on the Lido and having lunch by noon. After lunch we headed down to see if our room was ready. We walked in and I was floored (in a good way!) I could not believe how roomy the cabin was! Between my family and my best friends family we had 10 all together with 6 being kids ranging from 14 to 3. My friend had never been on a cruise and I wanted to prepare her on the size of the cabins. I told her they are pretty small but when we saw our cabins I was shocked at how roomy it was. I have to say one of my favorite things about the Magic was our room! We had a Deluxe Ocean view cabin complete with 2 bathrooms! Loved it!

After checking out our cabin and unpacking our carry ons we made our way to the Munster drill then to the Lido for sail away. We decided to wonder around a bit and go to the Camp Carnival info meeting.

Dinner was wonderful! We loved the food and our head waiter and his team so much that we ended up canceling our steakhouse reservations to eat in the dinning room! The food was so good night after night. There was only one night that I ordered something that I did not care for but they took it back and brought me something else.

The ship it's self is so beautiful! I read several reviews that it was too over the top but I thought it was just right. Carnival put so much detail into every inch of this ship. i loved all of the different types of furniture they placed all over the ship. Around the water park they had bright Caribbean colors, on the decks they had wicker type love seats with light up tables in perfect view of the very large movie screen. At night they would bring around blankets and popcorn while the movies were showing. The hot tubs on deck 5 were my favorite part of the cruise.

The food on the Lido deck was also very good. The Mongolian Grill was good but there was always a very long line. There are many places to eat though, some of my favorites were: the burrito bar, pizza and the deli. On our last day at sea we had lunch in the Italian place and it was wonderful too!

The kids loved Camp Carnival and all of the activities they has to offer!

We did self debarkation and never had to satnd in line. We walked right up to customs and were in our car by 10am.

We had a fantastic vacation. I look forward to hopefully one day going on the Magic again!

Publication Date: 02/22/12
Read the Western Caribbean ports review by pensgrl
More Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Carnival Magic review Read the next Carnival Magic review

Like This Review?



Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Carnival Magic Review
Carnival Cruise Deals
Carnival Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.