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micnmat@comcast.net
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
If you love to relax and enjoy your own space, a cabana is the way to go while at Amber Cove. We rented an ocean cabana and had cabana #1. It was so nice to have our own personal waiter and snacks while enjoying the sun on our private ... Read more
seabreezes4ever
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my family's first cruise and it was fantastic! I traveled with my daughters and son-in-laws and two grandsons, ages 11 and 16. We arrived at Port Canaveral around 11:45 for embarkation and were pleasantly surprised that the ... Read more
Sunny0528
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
19 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Large family group and although of course a cruise vacation is always fun and we all made a great time Carnival was very disappointing in many areas that could have made our vacation so much better and at $1200 pp plus drink package we ... Read more
mwcsocal
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
137 forum posts
3 helpful votes
To preface this review, we'll go on record that three of our first six cruises were on Carnival. We’ve been on 24 cruises on seven cruise lines prior to this one. After our third Carnival trip we swore we would never, ever go back. ... Read more
4stanleys
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We planned this cruise over 20 months in advance. We were cruising to celebrate our 20 Year anniversary, our oldest son's high school graduation, and our youngest son's 15th birthday. This trip was perfect. We arrived at 11:00 to Port ... Read more
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flynship11
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
Overall great experience! This was our 4th cruise with Carnival, probably the best one to date. This review is lengthy. Allow 8-10 minutes. We arrived for embarkation early. About 11:10 and went straight through security to the ... Read more
bford13013
Member Since 2003
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We have been on 13 CCL cruises and other lines as well. Our son and his friend graduated high school and asked for their gift to go on a cruise. They chose Carnival Magic. Embarkation was a 20 min wait upon arrival (used park & ... Read more
travellingAnt
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall, a huge cruise success. I've taken 4 now - 3 carnival, 1 disney. Enough to know what's important, yet not enough to be snobby about it. Here's my honest assessment.(coming from a 47 year old dude.) The Magic is the perfect ... Read more
joebess1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on our fourth cruise line. I have now cruised with Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and now Carnival. Of the four, I would recommend Carnival over the others. The Carnival Magic was spectacular, ... Read more
spidertex
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
We wanted to check out new destinations so we chose this cruise for the eastern Caribbean ports of call. The embarkation process was outstanding, best of any cruise we've gone on. Conversely, the disembarkation process was very smooth. ... Read more
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VegasJunker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise as we've sailed with NCL twice previously and this was our first time on Carnival. We were excited to try the Carnival Magic but were a little disappointed. DR E was amazing, but the food, shows and staff were just ... Read more
STLbbfan
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
This was the second year in a row we cruised to the Eastern Caribbean on the Magic. Port Canaveral is relatively convenient (we live in NC) and it was honestly the best value cruise we could find given the time frame in which we were ... Read more
MoreThanATrip
Member Since 2014
1 review
Wanted a ship with lots of activities and parties - I booked this cruise for my kids and their cousins and friends (early 30's mid 20's). Everyone had a great time!!! I chose anytime dining and was NOT ALL pleased with the service. ... Read more
fizzixteacher@gmail.com
2 reviews
39 helpful votes
This was our 5th/6th cruise, 2nd one with a kid (turning 6 next week), and all but the very first (Princess) were with Royal Caribbean. We were originally booked on the Oasis for the first week in June, but upon finding out that the dates ... Read more
yenrab1969
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was not my first Carnival cruise and to be on a boat with 4,000 guests was way over crowded. Never have I had to wait in line for food as we did on the Magic. The entertainment was not the best. Granted Dr. E was fabulous for any of ... Read more
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arabchefg
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Port Canaveral embarkation a breeze. Faster to the Fun worth every penny. Magic is a beautiful ship with plenty to do. Food choices are plentiful and yummy (not so much Guy's BBQ though). The Tandoor was the best. Dining room service ... Read more
Lightfootj
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Pros: The ports were fantastic. The crew made it easy to disembark at each port (although we did have an hour delay at Curacao). The crew and staff were very friendly. The Burgers and BBQ were fantastic. The Mongolian Wok was also ... Read more
knwhitesides
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have been on several cruises (family of 5) Carnival and RC. We enjoyed this boat a lot!! Carnival Magic had a lot of fun dance/music parties, very-good shows, comedy shows and the food was really good (especially pizza). Cabin stewart ... Read more
sportsmom1998
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My daughter and I choose the Magic because of its itinerary and the ship size and we were not disappointed. Embarkation The embarkation at Port Canaveral went very smoothly. We were on the boat within an hour of arrival. We ... Read more
allend3737
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We went on The Magic during a very busy time during Memorial Day Week 2017. The ship was very nice, had great amenities and shows. Guys Burgers and Pizza bar where a hit. My Soon to be three year old loved the water works portion of the ... Read more
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redpage75
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We were on the Magic from May 27 to June 3 (of 2017) with an eight year old girl, my husband and I (40s) and my in-laws (late 70s) and everyone had a good time. Were there flaws? Sure, but there's no such thing as a perfect hotel/cruise ... Read more
Tazzmission1981
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 4th Carnival cruise (8th overall cruise). The last Carnival ship we were on was the Sunshine in 2015. Man, Carnival has really made cuts! Not many positives that I can really say. The food has gotten worse. The value ... Read more
1islandatatime55
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Where to begin. We are avid cruisers and were so excited to be on a bigger and newer ship. As far as decor and all goes, it didn't disappoint, however in all other aspects we were sorely disappointed. This cruise felt like there were too ... Read more
worcestersam
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
After 14 sailings over three years we decided to try a Carnival cruise to see why so many people say they love Carnival Cruises. After this cruise it will be difficult to find my wife and me on another Carnival cruise. The embarkation went ... Read more
Ems036
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had been to Bahamas twice and chose eastern Caribbean to do something different. The carnival magic was an excellent choice. From the entertainment, to the restraints, to the clubs ... Read more
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