3 Carnival Magic Bermuda Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise because we had never been to Bermuda and found this 8 night cruise with better rates than the 4 night Bermuda cruises at the time we booked. We flew down from North Carolina the day before our cruise. We stayed at ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Bermuda and found this 8 night cruise with better rates than the 4 night Bermuda cruises at the time we booked. We flew down from North Carolina the day before our cruise. We stayed at the Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port. I had read great reviews about this hotel. The staff was the nicest of any hotel we have stayed at. The hotel was very clean and the pillows and beds were very comfortable. The free breakfast was very good. We took the 10:30 shuttle from the hotel to the cruise port. It was $10 per person. We were on the ship by 11:30. We have found Carnival gets better and better on Embarkation. Our rooms were ready when we boarded. We have been Platinum on our last several cruises and enjoy the free laundry! Our family of six had 2 spa rooms with connecting balconies. The rooms were very clean but the beds did not seem as comfortable as past cruises. Our steward was Wirawan and he always kept our room clean. We had him clean in the mornings and in the evenings, we only wanted him to make sure we had fresh towels. The ship was beautiful and very clean. We did not smell any odor like some people have said. Before the cruise, I was concerned about the negative reviews of the Magic but we did not have any problems at all. Our whole family loved the Magic. We had 4 sea days and I ate brunch in the dining room two days. The french toast was delicious! We never experienced long lines on the Lido. When going to the Mongolian Wok, we got there 10 minutes early and they usually opened 5 minutes early. We always timed it right to avoid long lines. We didn't really like the barbecue. We prefer our N.C. barbecue. The desserts were definitely better on the Lido this time. We had early dining at 6:00 and had the best service!!! Our last 2 Carnival cruises have had much better service than previous cruises. Asyis, Adi and Sendian did an excellent job serving us. They were so nice too! During the sea days, we relaxed, played some mini golf and just enjoyed different activities on the ship. My two daughters and I enjoyed the Fun Shoppes. We always like the half price sale on purses, wallets, etc. . One of our daughters has special needs. There were some passengers that were extra nice to her. One nice young man saw us at the coffee shop and asked her what she liked. He ended up surprising her and buying her a double mocha frappe. It was so nice of him! We met a lot of very nice passengers on our cruise and enjoyed talking to them. We did not go to the shows at night! Some of my family went to watch the movies at night. Our first stop was at Grand Turk. We had been there before and went off the ship for less than an hour. Some of my family went to Jack's Shack but only stayed 15 minutes. We had 2 days in Bermuda. Our first morning there, we went to Horseshoe Bay beach for a couple of hours. Then we went to the ship and ate lunch. After lunch, we took the ferry to St. George. My daughters and I went in shops and enjoyed looking around the Pharmacy and the Perfumery. My husband, son and nephew walked across the town to Tobacco Bay Beach. We took the last ferry back that day at 5:45. We got back too late to go to early dining. Because we were staying over night, they allowed everyone who wanted to to go to anytime dining. That was nice of Carnival. We went at around 7:00 and were finished eating in about 55 minutes. I had an excursion booked for our second day there. A few months before our cruise, I booked a snorkeling excursion for the 6 of us and 2 friends from church who were also on our cruise. I booked with Mark Roberts and Under the Sea Charters. Mark can take up to 12 but there were only the 8 of us that day. We took a short taxi ride to the marina where Mark met us. Mark has a very nice boat. Most snorkeling excursions have very large groups of people snorkeling and snorkel close to the shore. It was nice because Mark took us 5 miles off shore to the Blue Hole and we were the only people out there snorkeling. The reef was beautiful with pretty fish. After that, he took us to an area to swim with turtles and then to a ship wreck. My daughter even got a selfie with one of the turtles. She thought it was the best excursion of all our cruises. I had read great reviews about Mark before I booked with him. He and his wife were so nice and informative. I highly recommend Mark if you want a great snorkeling experience. A lot of the crew had never been to Bermuda before, including the Captain. We loved our time in Bermuda. Our flight back was at 11:50 out of Ft. Lauderdale. We left our rooms at 8:00 and carried our own luggage off. We were off the ship in about 5 minutes and outside in less than 15 minutes. I am sure I left out some other information about the Magic but I will stop for now. This is the 3rd day writing a review. My computer the past two days would not submit my reviews and I am just hoping after all this time, it finally gets submitted. Our family loved the Magic and our cruise to Bermuda! We would definitely go on the Magic again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We are getting close to the end of an 8 day adventure on Carnival Magic and have a few negatives to report . The entertainment in the evening was not what we expected compared to our previous 2 cruises with Carnival. The only night we half ... Read More
We are getting close to the end of an 8 day adventure on Carnival Magic and have a few negatives to report . The entertainment in the evening was not what we expected compared to our previous 2 cruises with Carnival. The only night we half enjoyed was the last night with the rock and roll of the 80's being played by the cast in costume. The entertainment on the main floor was much better with several different groups. The trio of female violinists from the Ukrane were the best. Some of the Pixel staff needs a lesson on customer courtesy as their new way of ordering pictures was very confusing and they were all 11x7 pictures but they didnt have one 11 x 7 frame to purchase and some of the help didnt even know how to order your pictures and didnt seem to care if you bought or not. We found most of the food ok but the dinner at night was great. We really need to put a shout out to our head waiter Joseph and his staff of Maryna and Cabata for the friendship they showed us every evening in the Northern Lights Restaurant. We hope to someday take another cruise and luck out to have them again. Also we would like to thank our housekeeping for the nice job of keeping our room clean and ice bucket filled. We did feel the carpet needed a good cleaning though. We will cherish all the fond memories we did have on this cruise though. We have previously been to Grand Turks but took the Rainbow Tour Bus for a tour of the island. My sister-in-law enjoyed it so that's what we had hoped for. A special thanks to Jaunita for her guide service on Bermuda. Very informative. My sister-in-law who took her first cruise with us at 83 years young got plenty of souvenirs to take back with her and we truly hope she decides to take another cruise in a couple years. My wife and I are planning an Alaska Cruise and Land tour in the next couple of years when she retires from her work. Once again, thank you Carnival for another great experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I booked with carnival before food was so good. I ate so much! I thought they was going to have to roll me of the ship. I had a wonderful experience on the freedom. I just returned from an 8 day cruise on the magic. The only exciting thing ... Read More
I booked with carnival before food was so good. I ate so much! I thought they was going to have to roll me of the ship. I had a wonderful experience on the freedom. I just returned from an 8 day cruise on the magic. The only exciting thing they had to do was bingo. They had bingo everyday. If it was bingo it was something else concerning the casino. They was pushing drinks. If you declined they just wouldn't stop hounding. However, my housekeeper was excellent. All the people i met on the ship was very disappointed as well. It was a cruise specifically for elderly or gamblers. I was very disappointed. I been itching to go on this cruise and it was whack. I'm going to give carnival a break and try royal caribbean. My cruise was from september 28,2019- october 6,2019.thye guys pig & anchor was hidden and not on the food itinerary all. Don't try the seafood shack the lobster rolls are horrible. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Carnival Magic Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.5 3.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.1
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 4.5 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.5
Service 5.0 4.1
Value For Money 5.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.1

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