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Carnival Magic Cruise Reviews

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Great cruise experience

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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mike4345
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We stayed in a Spa cabin (12009) and although the balcony was on the wrong side for the beach view at Grand Turk, the view at Amber Cove was amazing! From our door, The Fitness Center was only about 30 ft away and just inside was a cold water fountain (including a faucet for water bottles) with the best tasting water on the boat. The only noise issue with the cabin was one morning at 4:30 am, for ...
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Sail Date: March 2023


Main dining room service

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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Navyvetdollarsign1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of dates, location, and itinerary. The Carnival Magic appeared very run down. Lots of rust and flaking paint. Our cabin with balcony was fine. Lido deck was fine. The main issue is Carnival taking the "magic" out of the dining room experience at night. We have cruised over 25 years and have seen a steady decline in that experience. Tablecloths and multiple ...
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Sail Date: March 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony


Carnival Shows Just How Cheap It Can Get

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Southern

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DKinn1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the Carnival Magic for the itinerary which included the Southern Caribbean islands of Aruba and Bonaire. It hadn't been an issue on previous cruises, but this cruise was short on entertainment during the day. We could only play so many trivia games before deciding to seek a more port-intensive cruise in the future. Trying to sit by the pool was useless. The passengers were up first ...
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Sail Date: February 2023


Cruise on a well-worn ship.

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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Love Hawaii
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We did a back-to-back on this ship for the itinerary, southern Caribbean. Number one this ship is definitely showing it's age. Rust all over the place, seating in the buffet needs replacing, and doors not shutting correctly or broken. We had a cove balcony which we normally love, but on this cruise, they decided to paint the lifeboat stanchions and we had paint chips raining down on us, and ...
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Sail Date: February 2023

Cabin Type: Cove Balcony


Looking tired, ship needs to be refreshed

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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PMI1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I love causing the Carnival. That being said, I can not recommend anyone to sail on the Magic until the ship is refreshed during drydock. The showtime theater cushions on the chairs are worn thin and need to be replaced. The cushions on the clam shells, beds,and loungers need to be replaced as they are worn down and look shabby.Some of the heat chairs in Spa 9 were brown and there are lots of ...
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Sail Date: February 2023

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Less than expected

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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debarulz
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose CCL Magic cruising to east Caribbean to use FCC from multiple delays for CCL Mardi Gras with two (2) daughters. Personnel on ship were friendly, courteous and efficient. However, the food choices were lacking, ie., one night the everyday striploin steak had no flavor whatsoever. The ship had the new CCL hull paint scheme but so many areas around each balcony cabin and deck areas were covered ...
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Sail Date: February 2023

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony


Not Your Pre-Pandemic Experience

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Pakeha
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Port Canaveral Embarkation. Problem with gangways led to delayed boarding with lots of people standing in the Port Canaveral rain waiting to be checked in because everything was backed up. Thanks to delayed boarding, cabin access was immediate. Cabin was typical interior and quite serviceable. Steward introduced himself and asked what time we wanted our cabin cleaned and if we had any special ...
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Sail Date: February 2023


Enjoyable solo cruise.

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CoasterGuy
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I don't think I would choose this size of ship for a solo cruise again but I had a good time. The good was good, better than my last two cruises on Carnival. One of the specific items in the buffet (carving station) was always cold, other than that everything was proper temperature. MDR, Guy's burgers, pizza, Blue Iguana, all good. I had cuchina del capitano's free pasta bar for lunch one day ...
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Sail Date: February 2023


Love Carnival, but staffing issues

Review for Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

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travellover68
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We love cruising with Carnival, unfortunately, staffing shortages were quite evident. Food was still good in the dining room, and the smokehouse was delicious. The pizza is not what it was before. We often waited 20 minutes for a drink, even a simple beer. The dining room also seemed short-staffed, we often did not get water refilled, and one night we were there for 2 hours for dinner. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Beautiful ship but lacking great service

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Alissaflowers049
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My husband and I decided to try out the Carnival Magic because we had never been on the dream class before. We wanted to see what it was like. We stayed in cabin 11236, which was a cloud 9 spa cabin with a balcony. It was by far more spacious than any interior cabin. It was lovely and quiet. The toiletries were supposed to be Elemis brand since it was a Cloud 9 cabin, but all we had was shampoo ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


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