Carnival Magic Cruise Review by dawnvan: Big Family Fun!
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Big Family Fun!
Destination: Western Caribbean
What a beautiful, new ship! We arrived in Galveston at noon.traffic was backed up, it took about 90 minutes from arrival to the time we were checked in on the boat. Our rooms were ready so went directly to our room, 2 cove balconies and inside room across the hall. Love our cove would book it again in a minute!!
The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Our room steward was very attentive and kept the room clean with fresh towels. She even showed my girls how to make a towel monkey. The dining room staff was also wonderful, very very attentive. Some nights when we couldn't decide what to get they would bring both! Ken the Maitre D sang every night and We really enjoyed him. He even stopped at our table to visit with us, made us feel extra special. The food was good but have to say I was a little disappointed with the sea food in the main dining room. The sushi was great, deli great, pizza was good, burgers and fries were very good.breakfast and lunch in the main dining More room was just okay. We did order room service for breakfast several times and it arrived at the time I requested. The lido deck food was good for breakfast but seating was a big complaint of mine. Never seemed to be any seats available to eat at. My kids loved the 24 hour ice cream.
My teenage daughters really enjoyed club O2. They went every night. My 12 year old didn't go to circle c much, so can't comment on that. My two 9 years enjoyed camp carnival but we were always so busy doing thinks that they didn't have much time to go.
The entertainment was good. We especially liked the comedians! both family friendly and adult were very good. But the seating was very difficult. At the end of the week we first in line and stood in line 40 minute before the second show was to start, only to have to separate our group and find seats behind the main seating area because the first comedy group stayed for both sets!Probale 75% of the people stayed for both shows. This was very unfair to do, and carnival should empty out the lounge between sets so that more people have a chance to see the comedy shows. The shows in the showroom were enjoyable. The kids really enjoyed the magician, I missed that night. The legends show was OK. To get good seats you needed to be there at least 30 minutes early.
The ship was so nice and new. Especially like that you could walk all the way around the outside of ship on deck 5. The waterworks was fun for the kids! The ropes coarse was a lot of fun too. The view was great up there! Walked though the serenity spa looked very nice but didn't spend anytime there. Red frog pug was a very neat place. There were plenty of hot tubs around the ship 2 on lido and 4 on deck 5, they were never to busy.
Disembark was fast. We did self disembark and got off the ship at 8:05 though customs and we were in our car and on the road by 8:30.
Great ship and staff very very enjoyable. Would go again tomorrow if I could!! Less
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Cabin review: 7C2317 Cove Balcony
Cove balconies are soo nice, so close to the water. I was not bothered by the lifeboats above, not when you get that kind of view of the water. also could see the beautiful sunsets on the water. I little wet a time or two but not to bad and not wet everyday.Read All Cove Balcony (7C) Reviews >>
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