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Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews

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2,705 Carnival Galveston Cruise Reviews


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sfparents

1 Review Written

Just off the Magic!

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Hopefully you will find this to be a balanced fairly objective review and helpful if you have a family with young children. We are first time cruisers and often take the kids on all inclusive or vacation rental ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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granno

3 Reviews Written

Christmas cruise

Embarkation and self assist debarkation both went better than any cruise I've ever done - a pleasant surprise with so many passengers. After boarding, our rooms were even ready earlier than usual. The cabins were ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Pudgefan

1 Review Written

Awesome Cruise on the Magic!

We sailed the 12-26 cruise. The Magic is absolutely the most fantastic ship! We had a wonderful cabin on deck 1 category 6 which was a deluxe outside. I loved having the extra bath with the tub complete with heavy ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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luvvvvv

2 Reviews Written

Magic is not even in the same ballpark as Royal Caribbean

You would expect Carnival's finest ship to be well above it's other smaller fleet ships, but it was really just a very large ship with the same cheap, cheesy features as a small, dinkyer ship. Yes it is large, but ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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IamAlyce

9 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Another fun NYE cruise!

Two cabins, 2415, Cove Balcony and 2455 Inside double Boarded 12/26/11 Western Carib 6 day Arrived at the pier 10:30 am, used Lighthouse Parking. Easy drop off, porters widely available, dropped off luggage ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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gregeol

2 Reviews Written

Not exactly Magic, but not bad!

Just back from the 12/26 departure with my wife on the Carnival Magic out of Galveston. The ship was full with nearly 1500 kids on board. We are in our late 50's and didn't find the kids to be a problem. Overall an ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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shayjack13

1 Review Written

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I traveled on 12/18 for 8 nights on the new Carnival Magic out of Galveston with 16 family members; 12 adults and 5 children ages 6 thru 13. This was a Christmas cruise so the ship was packed with over 4700 guests ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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morrisretired

12 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Great Carnival Staff on Magic

We (8) family members cruised out of Galveston Dec. 11-18 to Eastern Caribbean. We had 3 balcony cabins on deck 8 and our son and his fiance had an inside on the same deck. My Aunt and Uncle were celebrating their ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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redheadkygirl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Magic

EMBARKATION We were on the ship and on the Lido deck within 15 minutes after entering the front door. The procedure with the ship and sail cards and taking of pictures is s very speedy process now. OVERALL SHIP ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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scottcruises

1 Review Written

Magical Holiday Experience on the Carnival Magic

We booked the cruise directly through carnival.com in early November. If you don't remember the screen name I was the person that had a problem with the funpoints through Barclays. They resolved it to my ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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finditapt

1 Review Written

Loved the Magic

We arrived in Galveston around 11:45 AM. We walked in the terminal...no lines, through security...no lines, then up to the counter...only 1 person in front of us. Just like that, we were on the ship!!! This was ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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CtDeeJay

1 Review Written

A Mix of Good and Bad

A couple of opening caveats: This was only my 2nd cruise, and both of them have been on Carnival. So my cruise experience is limited and I cannot compare it with other cruise lines. About the ship: To say it's ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Lanz

1 Review Written

We had a ball on the Magic

We had a ball on the Magic, we are seasoned cruisers (24) Azamara, Celebrity, Princess, etc. etc. but did not attempt to compare this ship to any of the so called "luxury" lines, you get what you pay ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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ivywynne

3 Reviews Written

Dec 18-26, 2011 Christmas Magic

Carnival Magic Dec 18, 2011 - Dec 26, 2011 Me and my wife went with 10 relatives Cabin 6491 aft over the Spotlight Lounge (deck 5) (wife review) We booked a family vacation on the Magic for Christmas. The ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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marco1tx

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Cruise on Carnival Magic

This was our first booking in an inside cabin (we've previously booked in both Oceanview and Balcony). We chose one on the Lido deck as we thought it would be more convenient for the pools and the buffet. It was, ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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oceansedge

1 Review Written

Beautiful Christmas Cruise

We enjoyed ourselves immensely. It was fun watching all the families celebrating together. We were blessed to be seated with dining companions in our age group and all of us with common interests. We don't ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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missypriss19

1 Review Written

Christmas on the Magic

Embarkation: Got to ship around noon and embarkation was a breeze. Was on board in less than 30 minutes. Lines moved fast. The Ship was nicely decorated and looked great. Since we were on the Lido deck our ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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usclakertraveler

2 Reviews Written

Great Ship with only a few nick-nacks

This was our sixth cruise as a family, and were all excited and had high hopes for the Carnival Magic. For the most part, the ship met our expectations. First we start with EMBARKATION Very quick and handled ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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usclakertraveler

2 Reviews Written

Great Ship with only a few nick-nacks

This was our sixth cruise as a family, and were all excited and had high hopes for the Carnival Magic. For the most part, the ship met our expectations. First we start with EMBARKATION Very quick and handled ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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masfam5

1 Review Written

Some Magic with Some Tragic

This was our third cruise on new or new-ish Carnival ships. As a "cup's half full" sort of person, I'll start with the positives: This ship has a great layout--especially in the wide 5th Deck Promenade. Gone ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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heartfeltharmonica

1 Review Written

Christmas on the Carnival Magic

We had a roll call with Cruise Critic where several families decided to get together in Galveston the on December 17, 2011 for a lot of family fun at the Moody Gardens and an evening at Tortugas Mexican Restaurant. ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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auggiejerz1

1 Review Written

Magic Dec 11 2011

Background Info My wife and I went on this cruise with 2 other couples. We are in our late 20's -- early 30's. This was my 5th cruise and my wife's 3rd. Embarkation The cruise ship terminal was as crazy as ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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bobstack

2 Reviews Written

Carnival Magic is good, and it's only going to get better

We also got off the Carnival Magic this Sunday morning, December 18, 2011. Our sail date was 12-11-11, for the Bahamas. We were very glad we went, and wanted to briefly share with you our experiences. The Magic was ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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texascrusinggranny

1 Review Written

Carnival Magic

This ship is impressive at first entrance, and lots of areas to explore. The rooms are configured in such a way as to max the space and the "cove" balconies are the best. Having said that, it was downhill from ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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CTSV

2 Reviews Written

Carnival Magic is an amazing ship, with some teething pains

We are very experienced cruisers with many lines, and are platinum on Carnival. We booked the Magic inaugural knowing full well there are always kinks to work out on a new ship with many crew members new to the ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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