Carnival Magic Cruise Review by pinkanol
- Sail Date: December 2012
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Balcony
The food was fantastic! On the Lido deck is where we went for breakfast all but one morning. Highly recommend the Omelette Station where they will make you an omelette to order. For lunch you have several options. We had Mongolian BBQ the first day also on the Lido deck. One day we did the Sea Side Grill on deck 5 that was good. We also tried the Cucina del Capitano for lunch one day. This is their Italian Restaurant that is complimentary for lunch but costs extra in the evening - portions were small but the food was very good.
The evening meal we ate every evening in Southern Lights at the early setting. Everything was so good we didn't feel the necessity of going to any specialty restaurants. The only negative comment I heard is if you tried the anytime dining option. People said they had to stand in line too long because if you reserved the early dining option you got seated before any of the anytime diners did.
As far as the entertainment goes we only did the early evening entertainment and everything was excellent. I can not comment on the late evening entertainment.
We booked our shore excursions through Carnival on the internet before leaving on our cruise. This I would highly recommend being several shore excursions were sold out before we even set sail. Also, that meant they were already paid for before cruising - much easier on the budget.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
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The Stingrays were awesome. I've heard some comments that there were two many boats out and not enough sting rays. When we went there were maybe 10 boats at the same time we were there. They said there were between 40 - 50 rays in the water. Obviously not as many as there were years ago - but still enough for everyone to get pictures taken with them if you wanted to.
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