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bford13013
Member Since 2003
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
3 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
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
VegasJunker
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 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
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STLbbfan
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
9 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
fizzixteacher@gmail.com
2 reviews
36 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
6 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
arabchefg
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 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
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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
1 helpful vote
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
redpage75
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
11 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
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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
dwdonaldson
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a bumpy start to our vacation when our SUV burned to a crisp on the way to Port Canaveral; however after getting onboard everything was perfect! The ship was very nice, the staff was excellent and our dinner table mates were ... Read more
TropicalBeachGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
In my opinion Carnival is an "entry level" cruise line. If you have never sailed before you might love it (nothing to compare it to) but if you have sailed other lines you will notice the difference. This ship is fairly new so ... Read more
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Boomermomma
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
323 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Took our daughter and son-in-law and had a wonderful time! This was the first time we have ever gone in the spring, we usually go cruising in the fall. The Western Caribbean was HOT! The best excursion we did was in Costa Maya, and it ... Read more
sunnyshine579
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is my 8th cruise and while we still had a good time it was the worst cruise I've been on. I'll start with the good. DR. E!!!! The absolute best cruise director ever. He should be famous! He is so great at his job. He was definitely ... Read more
Deckers4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After having been on two Royal Caribbean cruises recently and being DEEPLY disappointed in their food offerings (beyond the upscale restaurants), we decided to come back to Carnival. Absolutely the right decision. Traveling with a 5 year ... Read more
SusieG1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my adult daughter and a friend, so there were three women in a cabin. It was a tad tight but we managed nicely. The balcony was a big help giving us some extra room. Embarkation and disembarkation went fairly ... Read more
Amethyst0218
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
I have been on Carnival before and was hoping for a similar experience, Unfortunately the daytime entertainment was lacking. Evening entertainment was sparse. The variety show was excellent. Wish there was more like that. The only ... Read more
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