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Barcelona Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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Very Nice But Maybe Bigger Isn't Better?

Review for Carnival Magic to Transatlantic

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Darshan1
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The Magic should, theoretically, provide more fun things to do than a smaller ship because there should be tons more space. Well, no. A lot of that free space is taken up by many more cabins and two more "premium" restaurants for a total of three. Since it's a new ship, it's obvious they're still getting the kinks out of their systems - figuring out how long they need to get everyone off and on ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Cove Balcony


Lacking some Magic

Review for Carnival Magic to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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ziggyperth
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise because it was visiting some of the sites we have not previously been too, such as Dubrovnik and Mt Etna. We booked a SPA package and Suite. The Suite did not disappoint. More than ample room. Very spacious and clean with a spa bath of our own and separate area for our clothes. We were more than impressed with the cleaning staff who worked around us and we never came ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony


My Magical Adventures

Review for Carnival Magic to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jpg1747
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It all started on Friday, October 14, 2011. I left home with my packed bags at 9:30 a.m. After a few errands -â€" to the bank for a fistful of dollar bills for room service and other tipping, to the gas station to fill the tank, to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and breakfast and finally to the nail salon for a mani/pedi -â€" I was on my way to the airport. The overnight flight to Barcelona via ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


Carnivals best ship to date, Great Cruise

Review for Carnival Magic to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Pigchief
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We originally booked this cruise because John Heald was supposed to be the cruise director. Much to our chagrin he left the ship a few weeks early. We were quite disappointed and this set us up to be very disappointed in his replacement. But other than that, this was a great cruise. The ship is by far the nicest of those we have been on previously. We found the decor to be less gaudy and more ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Disappointed.

Review for Carnival Magic to Transatlantic

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LVWesty
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Where to begin to describe this inaugural transatlantic cruise on the Carnival Magic? Good points: 1. Spacious cabins, but small balconies. 2. New ship, but gaudy décor. 3. The ship's "wine card" which offered a discount on the selections of wines on that card is a great idea and welcomed feature. OK points: 1. Cabin service. Cabin stewards were generally competent and eager to ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Balcony


Magical Disapointment !!

Review for Carnival Magic to Transatlantic

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seabee22
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We booked the Cruise on the New CCL Magic over a year ago, as soon as we read that the ship was to be home ported in Galveston, Texas. We booked the Transatlantic Cruise and became part of a very large Roll Call on Cruise Critic Boards. We all were tremendously excited and were all looking forward to a fun filled happy crossing to Galveston. My wife and I flew to Barcelona with our Aunt and ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


MAGIC'S THRUSTER FAILURES

Review for Carnival Magic to Transatlantic

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LEN PENNA
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Len Stanchick, Cabin 10267: We (4 adults/numerous cruises), sailed the Magic's recent 'Maiden Trans-Atlantic Voyage'. We were only out of Barcelona a short while, when we were notified we would have an Itinerary change due to a damaged rear thruster. Instead of sailing to Grand Turk for a day stop, we were now going to Freeport, Bahama's for a 2 day repair stop. Repairs for the rear ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Balcony


Started Excited - Ended Disappointed

Review for Carnival Magic to Transatlantic

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MtnCpl
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Cabin steward was a gem. Attentive, smiling, efficient and helpful. Remainder of staff seemed indifferent to everyone. Ship well laid out and never felt crowded with the exception of the main theater which is very undersized for the capacity of the ship. If you wanted to see the one big production show on the one night it was performed you had to arrive an hour and a half early or you wouldn't ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior

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Magic Transatlantic

Review for Carnival Magic to Transatlantic

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teebee1
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Overall great experience. Staff and service were great. Entertainment was mostly very good. A few negatives: mostly lukewarm hot tubs; no free steam room; cramped men's locker room; A section of the buffet line should have been opened before 7AM. With the 7 time changes breakfast kept getting later and later. The back walls of the elevators were damaged--an obvious design flaw. The $12 ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Balcony


Ship of Tools

Review for Carnival Magic to Transatlantic

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pointpetre
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We finished a cruise on October 26 and flew on Ryan Air from Rome to Barcelona. We had a wonderful time in Barcelona. What a magnificent city! It was far more than we expected, and we want to go back and spend time. One full day of touring was not enough by a long shot. Our cab driver to the ship was from Colombia and was very talkative. We enjoyed the drive. Embarkation involved a long ...
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Sail Date: October 2011


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