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6 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale

6 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 4
    Grand Turk
  • Day 5
    Amber Cove
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

The best of Carnival's Fun Ship amenities, always served with a smile

Cons

Lines can be long; surprisingly few free dinner options

Bottom Line

With activities for all ages, Carnival Magic is perfect for multigenerational cruising


Cruise Reviews

Sail Date: December 2018
We love this ship and Carnival Cruise line. This trip had new destinations and traveled from a new port. We went in November 2018 and loved playing the Craps electronic game. This was a highlight. We were disappointed they removed this ... Read More
We love this ship and Carnival Cruise line. This trip had new destinations and traveled from a new port. We went in November 2018 and loved playing the Craps electronic game. This was a highlight. We were disappointed they removed this game. We played real craps and this was much harder to win and ended up losing a lot of money. We switched to slots. Carnival considers the casino as being too parts, slots and tables. If you play on the tables you don't receive any points for the slots. When we played the electronic craps game this was considered to be part of the slots. In the casino you are awarded points at the slots, and 1,500 points you are awarded free drinks. The metrics for free drinks at the tables are opaque. All of the money lost at craps (close to $2,000) didn't count for anything. I will not play on the tables again. I can't blame anyone but myself for my terrible luck at the craps table. The dealers are wonderful. I just wish the points would translate to the slots. I think of the casino as one casino not two parts that make up one casino. Now the problem with the slots is a little more severe. About 20% of the time when you check out of a slot machine the game does not put the money back on your card. Therefore, every time you leave a machine you need to make sure you got your money. The first time this happened, I left $40. on the machine. I brought it to the attention of the slots staff and they informed me another player got on the machine and took my money. They told me the person spent $5.00 of the money and stole $35.00. They refunded me $35.00 and I lost the $5.00. I assume they got the money back from the thief. After noticing how many failures these machines have, I think it is incumbent on the casino to rectify the problem. The customer should not have to pay for this engineering problem. It is not clear if the slots staff recognizes this as a major problem. I spoke with management and they returned the $5.00 and apologized (very happy with staff). I spoke with a customer about my experience and she told me she lost about $40.00 on the slots herself, but, she didn't realize until the next day. This problem must happen all of the time. I have no idea if this is Carnival wide or simply related to the Magic. Finally, the exit off of the ship was really bad. I think my wife and I got off after half of the guests got off the ship (therefore, our experience was not the worst). It was about 10:30 when we got off the ship. It was utter chaos in the port terminal. Miami International Airport is 10 times better organized. I don't know if the blame belongs to Carnival or the Port of Miami. I think since Carnival is a customer of the Port then they need to shoulder most of the responsibility. If their vendor (the Port of Miami) is incapable of providing proper customer service, then they need to fire them. Of course the last shuttle for parking was long gone before we got to the curb (last shuttle leaves at 10:45). It took us more than 20 minutes to get our two bags of luggage and another 10 minutes to go through customs. I would love to make this solemn vow to never darken the door step of the port of Miami again. We already booked our next cruise out of port Canaveral (Carnival Breeze) and will probably Cruise on Carnival Sunshine out of Fort Lauderdale in November. I will cruise another cruise line before going to Miami again. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
My wife and I sailed with our son, who turned 2 on December 1, 2018, on the Carnival Magic’s December 2, 2018 sailing to Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. This review will give a synopsis of our experience. We ... Read More
My wife and I sailed with our son, who turned 2 on December 1, 2018, on the Carnival Magic’s December 2, 2018 sailing to Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. This review will give a synopsis of our experience. We live in Coconut Creek, Florida, which is just north of Ft. Lauderdale. We arrived at the Port of Miami at just before 12:30 PM on December 2nd. Embarkation was a breeze and we were on the ship by 1:00 PM. When we boarded the Carnival Magic, we went straight to Guy’s Barbecue, having read that the lines are very long on sea days. My wife and I loved the pulled beef while my son loved the mac and cheese. Unfortunately, this was the only time that we were able to enjoy Guy’s Barbecue on this cruise. After having lunch at Guy’s Barbecue, we registered our son in Camp Ocean. Carnival is the only major cruise line that will accept a 2 year old in their children’s program. Camp Ocean reminded us a lot of our son’s Montessori school. We can’t say enough good things about the staff. They seemed to genuinely care for the children. For those that are wondering, they give all parents of young children an old Nokia phone to call in case of an emergency. With the exception of the one day that my wife and I went on a ship-sponsored excursion in St. Thomas, my son spent about 3 hours a day on our cruise in Camp Ocean. One final great feature of Camp Ocean is that they let you wait with your child in the children’s area while waiting to disembark. After enrolling our son in Camp Ocean, we went to our cabin, a Deluxe Oceanview on Deck 1. We spent more time in our cabin, due to my son’s nap and sleeping schedule, than we did on previous cruises. The extra space and sink and bathtub came in handy with a toddler. I would book this cabin category again. We had most of our breakfasts and lunches on the Lido Deck. While I tried Guy’s Burgers early in the cruise, I preferred the Blue Iguana Cantina for breakfast and lunch. We also went to the complimentary pasta bar in the Italian restaurant once for lunch during our cruise and took our son to the Dr. Seuss Breakfast, which we recommend even for guests without children. All of our dinners were had in the Northern Lights dining room. Our server, Auth, was excellent. My son can get antsy and Auth made sure to get his meal out very quickly. We were usually in and out in under an hour. Our meals ranged from fair to good. While we did not go to any of the shows at night, there seemed to be a lot of activities onboard the Carnival Magic. Our cruise director, MarQ, was very visible and seemed to enjoy interacting with the guests. We did, however, take our son to the Build-A-Bear workshop (I bought my son a shark), the Dr. Seuss Seuss-A-Palooza, and the going away party in the Magic Atrium on the last night. My son had a very good time. The Carnival Magic is in very good condition and has top notch facilities. For example, my wife and I enjoy working out. We found the gym equipment to be in excellent shape. We also spent a lot of time together in the Serenity and with my son in the Magic Atrium. The only design flaw we found is that you have to walk through the smoke-filled casino in order to get anywhere on Promenade Deck. This cruise had a perfect itinerary for traveling with a young child. In Amber Cove, we stayed within the port area and took our son to the children’s splash area and water slides. My son loved going up and down the slides. In St. Thomas, we left our son in Camp Ocean when we went on a ship-sponsored snorkeling excursion on a catamaran to Buck Island. The unlimited Rum Punch after we went snorkeling with endangered sea turtles was the icing on the cake to a great excursion. In San Juan, we took our son to the El Morro and then walked back through Old San Juan. In Grand Turk, we walked along the beach to Jack’s Shack. The turquoise blue water was breathtaking. My son loved playing on the beach. Disembarkation was the worst part of our cruise. Unfortunately, CDC chose to do an inspection on the day we disembarked. To compound matters, the Allure of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Norwegian Getaway, Disney Magic, and Carnival Horizon were also in port. We were not able to get off the ship until 10:00 AM. However, once we were off the ship, we quickly got our bags and went through customs. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
The room stewards were great, our room was immaculate and always ready. The bars were fun, especially our favorite, The Alchemy, the bands were good , the comedians fun. The spa was one of the best I have been to on a cruise, but The ... Read More
The room stewards were great, our room was immaculate and always ready. The bars were fun, especially our favorite, The Alchemy, the bands were good , the comedians fun. The spa was one of the best I have been to on a cruise, but The food was just so ordinary, even in the specialty Italian place. The dining room was awful. The food was cold, poorly cooked, never as ordered and the staff for the most part were more interested in selling you a drink then they were in delivering your food. The filet mignon was one of the worst meals I have ever had on a ship. This resulted in the buffet being over crowded and not open long enough at night. We also noted that there is an awful lot of dirt and rust on the decks that we have never seen before. I have been cruising with Carnival since 1983 and was sad to see the ships being neglected so much. Not sure if they have cut down on crew, or just changed their maintenance schedule but the boat certainly didn’t shine. Read Less
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