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bwright9369
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
Swore off Carnival line 8 years ago. Planned a vacation with co-workers who only travel Carnival. Tried to go in with an open mind this time around. Pleasantly surprised. I think the "Bubbles/booze" package helped keep the ... Read more
Dave from Barrie
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
64 forum posts
We sailed out of Port Canaveral on the Magic on March 4.In our party we had 7 from Ontario and 2 from Michigan....We are all in our late 50's early 60's and enjoyed the shows in the theatre as well as the bands and DJ's that were there to ... Read more
Libra Breeze
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival.We have previously sailed on the Glory & Conquest. This time we sailed on the Magic. 2-25-17 Overall very happy with what this ship had to offer. Only drawback our balcony stateroom 9309 ... Read more
SOMBRERO6
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
738 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
See cabin review below....6205, not enjoyable at all!... WORST CABIN EVER! Do not book this for the so-called Balcony....far to windy to use it! Dining, we were very happy with the food. The Pig and Anchor was good. Guys Burgers ... Read more
galaxrex
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
36 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We cruised late February on an Eastern Carribean itinerary on the Magic. Fog delayed docking by several hours but Carnival handled it well, even though we received the delay email when we were almost there. My wife and I both agreed that ... Read more
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Magic4four
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Drove down to Port Canaveral from New York during February break. Tenth cruise, nine on Carnival, one on Royal Caribbean. We are a family of four and were traveling with four other families. All first time Cruisers. Chose the Magic because ... Read more
cruisebabe_2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 25th cruise, 7th on Carnival. We are an active couple in our 60s that enjoys cruising but we still feel Royal Caribbean is better. We chose the Magic because our friends booked it first and the price was good for us to join ... Read more
clwelch79
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have been Carnival fans for quite some time... telling everyone who asks that Carnival is the way to go. In the past, we had GREAT service on Carnival. Which is why we were so incredibly disappointed that Carnival is cutting staffing by ... Read more
Chewbac
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Booked in Nov.,,,,not a lot of choices during the northeast winter break. Cost $7800. including airfare. First time cruise for my kids and grandkids. They wanted to jump overboard! No entertainment except ear piercing rap music ... Read more
MJ Traveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are retired and have cruised Carnival many times - this was one of the best ever! The crew was great from stewards (Mochammad and his assistant!) to waiters and chefs to bartenders to Captain. The heart of the cruise, though, though, ... Read more
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kevinsta
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Great cruise. The cruise director, Reverend Dr. E made a huge impact. The best cruise director on any cruise that I was on. He was hilarious and got people involved. Everything he did was entertaining. He even made the muster ... Read more
Luckidawg29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2017
Sail date fit my schedule.The Bottomless Bubbles needs some revamping. My 10 year old son had to go to the bar just for a soda. Really not happy about that. Not worth the $225.00 for the family of 5. I would have been better off to just ... Read more
Counsel
Member Since 2009
1 review
278 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Carnival seems to be shooting themselves in the foot with their cutbacks - the staff shortages were evident on this cruise, and IMO affected the overall "experience". We arrived at the port at our designated time, and the line ... Read more
kayrox
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We had been taking yearly cruises until the last one in 2014. Happily we could go again and signed up The Magic. It is the sister ship of the Dream in which we took in 2012 and enjoyed. Embarkation and disembarkation went well. We ... Read more
sasha4906
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
We have been avid cruisers since 1995, and have seen a steady decline in the way cruise ships operate, treat their passengers, and the passengers' comportment as well. Maybe this has resulted from "any time" or ... Read more
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billdog1983
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had done previous Caribbean cruises and wanted to return to St. Thomas and San Juan. Had not been to Grand Turk or Ambur Cove (DR). I like the size of the ship (not too big but not too small). Overall embarkation went very quickly ... Read more
mmackin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was the superbowl cruise of the western caribbean. The first time 18 of us went. First time on the carnival magic for most of us. Dining was super disappointing. The food was wonderful but the service was horrible. Half our table (9) ... Read more
wsm614
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My husband and I traveled on the Magic with his two sisters and their husbands. We chose this cruise because one of the ports of call is Belize. Just being able to spend quality time with family made this cruise memorable. The ports of ... Read more
RickandRobin
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Only about 40 ft. longer and 18 ft. wider than Pride...yet with very similar public spaces, Magic has roughly 3 more decks full of cabins. Most everywhere...it felt crowded; the Pools...the Fitness Center...the Lounges...the Shows...the ... Read more
Vacapone
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
There were nine in my group and as usual we had a good time ( I mean we were cruising the Caribbean) and although we have cruised before on Carnival as well as Royal Caribbean this cruise was below expectations in a couple of areas. ... Read more
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crossmaa
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We did a back to back Eastern/Western Caribbean, The first week (Eastern) was not enjoyable. It felt like the ship was substantially understaffed. There were 45-90 minute waits for a table for any-time dining. This I felt was ... Read more
Musicnote56
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Have been a frequent cruiser on Carnival and usually have had very good experiences. Carnival is not, nor does it pretend to be, an upscale or "luxury" line. You're on the fun ships, after all. What you will get is decent food, ... Read more
Rowdy Retiree
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
The Northern Lights dining area service was not up to our normal expectations. Staff seemed overwhelmed at times and getting seating for a large group was near impossible. We waited hours that is correct more than an hour for a table ... Read more
msladybuggg
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My family of 6 ( me 38, husband 38, son 17, daughter 12, mother 65 and her husband 60) flew into Orlando Florida the night before and stayed at the Titusville Comfort inn with shuttle service from Stylus. The hotel was more of a motel and ... Read more
Luvnlyfagain
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We cruised with my family of three and two friends. Being from the Midwest, we flew into Melbourne, FL the night before. MLB is relatively small and very easy to navigate. The five of us spent the night at the Hilton Rialto, Melbourne, ... Read more
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