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Galveston Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western

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javwin
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I have read several people's review of this ship. Vacation is what you make of it, enjoy yourself or hate it and be miserable your who life. Most people will turn anything around and make the worst out of any situation. I had the time of my life, and plan on going back every year. I enjoyed every bit of this ship. The magic is truly a magical ship. I also plan on being a visitor on every ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


This was the worst Carnival cruise ever

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western

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Repoole
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed in 2016 of June. There was really no activities like other cruises before this one. No activities going on the ship. Other than pools, movies, and just a few shows. For this to be one of the new ship it was a bore. The only excitement was at dinner and someone called in and said someone jumped off the boat, which turned out to be a prank. But carnival took it real and had other ship ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Cabin Type: Interior


Just OK time on the Magic (with a brief comparison to RCL)

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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ndstressfreee
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

A little background: I traveled with my husband and our 3 boys, ages 14, 14, and 13. This was our 6th cruise and 3rd with Carnival (2 with RCL – Oasis and Liberty- and 1 with NCL- Jewel). I will give my review of the Magic and include a brief comparison to RCL. Getting there/Embarkation: We are from NJ so we flew to Orlando the day before the cruise. We rented a car at the Orlando airport so ...
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Sail Date: June 2016


No Longer Family Affordable

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mamalato5
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Until now I have been a HUGE cruise fan, and a Carnival Gold VIFP but they've just cut back so much I don't recommend for families any more. They've cut out the cute chocolate on your pillow, they want $2 for a tea bag, the sushi bar is gone, the fun stuff in the gym is now all for a $40/day fee, and there were only 2 shows. However, if funds are not an issue the ship is well appointed, the ...
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Sail Date: May 2016


Closing Down the Magic in Galveston

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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TheVelvetGypsy
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Leaving in January it is a bit chilly in Galveston. We were ready for the warm rays of sunshine. This was the final cruise out of Galveston before the Magic was relocating to FL. The crew would have a much needed 3 days with no passengers and they were giddy with excitement! Embarkation wasn't fabulous. We were given time slots but it still felt like cattle being herded onto the ship and it ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not Perfect, but Pretty Good (Eastern Caribbean)

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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Rudyard
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our fifth cruise, third on Carnival. We decided on this cruise about a year before sailing. Picked the date because it was an Eastern itinerary, which we wanted to do after four Westerns in a row. It turned out to be Magic's last cruise from Galveston which made it a little bit more special. The ship had come out of a dry dock and refurbishment about a month earlier and it showed. The ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


A Little Last Minute Magic

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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TheVelvetGypsy
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise based on the convenience of driving to Galveston. My husband had broken his clavicle weeks earlier and we were awaiting his return to work so we decided instead of sitting at home, we'd sit on a balcony with a beautiful view. We would normally stay overnight in The Woodlands when leaving from the Port of Houston but this time opted for the Hampton Inn of Friendswood to get ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


Cruising Grannies on Magic for Second Round on Eastern Caribbean

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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Suzygeo
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We are two Carnival gold status grannie cruisers and love embarking out of Galveston for Texas convenience. We signed in for a Cruise Critic meeting, however it apparently never happened, or at least we found no notice of it. Back in 2011 we had the pleasure of the Magic’s maiden cruise out of Barcelona. With Magic reaping five years of wear and tear, we expected differences. One thing ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great Cruise on the Carnival Magic !

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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Hienzy
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because it was the last time the Magic would be sailing from Galveston. It was a great cruise. The food was good, the entertainment was good and the service was great. We chose a balcony room on the 6th floor and had no complaints what so ever. Our room steward Gede was very good and never bothered us at all. Our first stop in Key West was exceptional. We did the Pub Crawl and ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


Carnival Magic: Key West, Freeport, Nassau; Last Magic Cruise out of Galveston

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cindy D
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The new Embarkation process of the "check in time" needs a little work. I will definitely consider purchasing the Faster to the Fun pass next time, until we reach Gold level. Debarkation went much more smoothly though and we sailed right off the ship and through customs. The ship was amazing. Plenty of space and nice seating areas. The smoking area was nice (as we are smokers), but it could ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


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