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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
Lizard~N~Grits
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2017
This cruise was taken based upon a group vote of various cruise lines and itineraries. We had a group of 46 on board, embarkation was fairly quick and smooth. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had an interior cabin on deck just below pool ... Read more
TravelMomma14
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Getting on the ship in Port Canaveral was a simple and smooth process. From the time we gave the porters our luggage to the time we were on the ship was under thirty minutes. We enjoyed a very nice lunch in the Italian Restaurant. Everyone ... Read more
TravelingFedora
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The ship is laid out well. Highly recommend the spa pkg - enjoyed the heated tile beds and steam rooms. Food was very good. We sampled the following food venues: Tandoor, buffet, Pig & Anchor, pizza, Guys Burgers, dining room ... Read more
Chntebbt
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I really appreciated the meet that CruiseCritic set up that was "official" and wish there was a way to encourage more people to actually SHOW UP for it. With Cruise Critic we got to meet the Captain and crew, there were snacks ... Read more
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madthumper
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
346 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Selected this cruise because of the itinerary and to meet up with friends who work on the Magic. We have never been to Amber Cove so this is why we selected this itinerary. Absolutely loved the pool area at Amber Cove. Didn't leave the ... Read more
caseyka
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We took our children on their first cruise and choose Carnival Magic due to the affordability as well as looking at past reviews of this particular ship. We all had an absolute blast on this vacation. We were so impressed with the staff, ... Read more
llemon1886
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our 4th Carnival Cruise (previously on the Victory and twice on the Liberty) and this was by far the best ship we have been on. The size alone is a huge draw! Between not being able to feel the movement as much and ALWAYS ... Read more
RaceBannon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Bit of a ramble here but fresh off a cruise on the Carnival Magic. Second cruise overall. We chose this cruise to celebrate our daughter graduating from High School and soon off to college. Embarkation: There were lines but ... Read more
aamato27
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Was the cruise perfect, no, but did we have a great time? OH YAH! I was worried because Carnival did not get the best reviews. We had a great time with a great experience. The dinning room food and the buffet was the most disappointing. ... Read more
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lizzyplague
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
210 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We should have been on the October 8, 2016 sailing of the Carnival Glory, but Hurricane Matthew had other plans for us. Our airline canceled a good portion of incoming flights into Florida for the 48 hours that Matthew was bearing down on ... Read more
GA-GameCock62
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was only my 4th cruise, 2 were in the Mediterranean and 2 in Gulf waters, and we thought this probably one of the better decorated ships, and the cruise staff was one of the friendliest. However, the best part of the cruise was the ... Read more
On a Cloudy Day
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I picked this cruise based on the overall price, the fact that it fit my criteria in terms of dates and the destinations. Also, it seemed like it would have a nice mix of things to do. Overall, I was happy with our vacation. I'm a single ... Read more
Stargazer65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because we had our honeymoon on Carnival Breeze in 2013 to Eastern Caribbean. We thought it would be fun to take the Western Caribbean voyage to Cozumel, MX Belize, and Rotan Island. Honduras. We flew on Spirit ... Read more
RegnierK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
this ship was a-rockin' and not in a good way. The seas weren't overly rough, but the ship rocked constantly. I have cruised before, and I know that this is not the norm. We had no trouble with embarkation, because we waited until 2 ... Read more
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ABQrobin
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1,576 forum post
Sailed March 2017
This was our 2nd time on Magic, but first time with all the 2.0 upgrades. Still a gorgeous ship. Highlights now are Dr E, the cruise director, and Playlist Production shows. Perfect in every way. The ports were all good but maybe a ... Read more
estillcrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
203 forum posts
17 helpful votes
The Carnival Magic was indeed a magical vacation. I can’t begin to fathom the negative reviews I have read about this magnificent ship. We have been on numerous cruises, and this was our favorite ship thus far. My husband (51), 16 ... Read more
jeffrypp
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Specifically want to call out the following for their outstanding service and friendliness .... room steward (floor 6) Adul - friendly and attentive; wait staff (Northern Lights, 8:15 seating) Luang and his two team members (sorry guys, ... Read more
GAGirlTraveler
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We read a lot of complaints about this ship but we honestly enjoyed it! This was our second cruise, with the first being on a smaller Royal Caribbean ship. Embarkation- it was a little slow getting luggage dropped off with the porters. ... Read more
diane5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We love to cruise,especiall the flexibility of doing what you want/ when you want to do it. 4 different ports on this cruise and they were wonderful! (The only exception was not having enough time on Grand Turk to even complete an ... Read more
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Badbird
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We chose this ship because of the ports it visited. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic was very pretty, shopping at all the ports are pretty much the same stuff with local destination printed on t shirts. Weather was perfect, warm but ... Read more
k10_north
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We got on the boat about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Everything went smoothly. They were well organize at the terminal and efficient. When we got on teh ship, our room was ready so we were able to put our carry-on items away before ... Read more
MathLovingDisneyGirl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Wanted to see Grand Turk and USVI on kid friendly ship Ports were great. Great: cruise director Dr E! Dinners in the main dining room, pool areas on the Lido deck. Water slides Itinerary Good: Green Eggs and Ham breakfast. ... Read more
Mike42H
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
We booked an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Carnival after cruising several times on Royal Caribbean. We selected this cruise primarily for it departure port (Port Canaveral) and itinerary, which included Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, and ... Read more
terry1823
Member Since 2011
1 review
113 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a cruise to celebrate our son and daughter-n-laws wedding anniversary. The staff at the Steakhouse went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable celebration dinner. Our days at sea were very pleasant, yet crowded on the ... Read more
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