Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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Excellent service in the Main Dining Room-BAD planning on disembarking
"They were all excellent in providing one of best SERVICES in the cruise.Entertainmnet: The House Band and the Magic duo was excellent The Lido Deck: The food menu was NOT the greatest: Guys Burger and the Maxican food was great Main Dining Room: Excellent Service from Breakfast to Dinner: Special mention to the Matre'd Diago, Asst Matre'd Bruno, servers; Cluadio, Akash and Marlon...."Read More
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Fun time, would sail Carnival again

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Carnival Magic

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Klynp
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The ship was a bit dated and in big need of painting and refurbishing. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was very good. The shows were lacking for sure. They had a great band Lady and the Vamps in the Ocean Plaza and a few other great musicians but that was about it. No productions or dancing. I’m just giving you the honest opinion. A few tips were added on our receipts as ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


anything but magical

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Magic

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1mdrealtor
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for my parents 60th anniversary.... we had 6 balcony staterooms.......... prior to sailing our PVP assured us we would have no issue getting seating in the AFT dining room...... due to medical conditions for 4 of our group we purposely selected AFT cabins to make life easier....... we were NOT granted the seating in the aft dining room even when we said we had no problem ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Balcony

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The Magic is Gone!

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Magic

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Vacationlover1238
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise for it's ports of call and the time of year. It was a large family trip with members flying in from all over the U.S. The check-in process was great! We had upgraded our room to larger rooms (with balcony's) at the very back (aft) of the ship. The Magic is old and in need of both cosmetic and structural repair. The thrusters were broken during the entire cruise which mean ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Ocean View


So very disappointed

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Magic

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Poquitocheeto
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise to sail with family. That was really the only good point. We are gold members and it's either our 7 or 8th cruise. Never able to get a deck chair. The entire ship is beat up and dated. The food was horribly disappointing. The entertainment was so very limited and just not up to carnivals usual standards. We paid for the Italian restaurant and the service was phenomenal. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Not my best experience

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Magic

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carribbound
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I have cruised with Carnival many many times (enough to be at Platinum status for a while now). First time on Carnival Magic. Embarkation: This was a piece of cake. Cabin: Adequate. We had a cove balcony which we always book. The mattress was awful though. Awful. Balcony was rusty and dirty most of the week. We expect it to be salty as it is close to the water, but this was dirty and ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


UPS & Downs

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Magic

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Copdoc808
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The food was only fair, but it helped me to avoid going weight. The Italian restaurant on board was fantastic and I wish I had discovered it sooner. The excursions were great although some cancelled due to poor weather and it prevented docking. The dance show was fantastic until a performer fell off the main stage and into the descending front stage pit and required medical help. They refused ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Disappointed and weird

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Magic

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lissi06
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I cruise multiple times out of the year and this cruise by far was the creepiest, weird and disappointing. Here's my reasoning behind why we felt this way. Cons: 1. One of our port days was canceled which was Turks. We got a refund for $16...really. 2. Right before two of the major shows were canceled back to back we heard an announcement of an emergency, no follow up. If it's not for the ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


No magic on this ship

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Carnival Magic

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JenFred
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was a bad cruise experience to say the least. The crew was friendly and kind but it was painfully evident they were under staffed on a sold out cruise. We have cruised with Carnival before and this cruise was poorly planned and executed. 30+ minute wait in the buffet lines over and over, poor choices and mediocre food. We waited over an hour for our anytime dining (not at out convenience) ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Outdated, drab, dingy- obsolete

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Magic

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2 for Traveling
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

During my recent trip on the Carnival Magic ship, I found the decor and ambiance to be outdated, drab, and dingy. The carpet appeared old, and the bedding and curtains in the rooms were not up-to-date. The ship's entertainment, including the music selection, was not to my liking. The DJ played songs from the 80s and 90s almost exclusively, which was unexpected and did not feel current. I was ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Premium Vista Balcony


Wonderful time on the Magic!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Carnival Magic

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SummerBdayFam
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We had the best time last week on the Magic. We had our two daughters (8 and 10), cruising to Costa Maya, Belize City, and Cozumel. Ate all our dinners in the main dining room-- the food was SO good. Perfect every time. We avoided the Lido Buffet. Sea Day brunch in the main dining room was also fabulous. We also loved lunches in the pasta bar on deck 11. Our daughters loved the water slides ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


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