Carnival Magic Cruise Review by Cruisin4usToo
- Sail Date: January 2013
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Spa Interior
We were surprised that the ship layout was almost totally reminiscent of Carnival Victory...but very plain in appearance with the emphasis on glass tile and chrome. This ship will not WOW you.
Since we were in a Spa stateroom we went and got our armband and were given a very comprehensive tour. Using the scented steam rooms, hot beds, and sauna were one of the highlights of the on board experience. Generally not that crowded when we used the facilities.
We had early dining and it worked well. Wait staff very attentive but meal delivery was often very slow...we believe it was a kitchen issue as every sea day the Punchliner Comedy Brunch service was also extremely slow (but the food was worth the 1/2 - 3/4 hour wait). We know meals are supposed to be relaxed but 1/2 hour between courses is a little excessive, or in the case of Brunch, a 1/2 hour for the order to be taken and 3/4 hour for delivery.
By the way, there was not really any comedy at the brunch. What you got was about 3 jokes and an invitation to see that night's comedy. We are really not the show type but did go to the adult comedy which was excellent.
Overall we had a pleasant cruise (no cruise is bad) but we rank this one in the bottom 10 of the 30 we have taken do to the lack of WOW factor and slow meal service.
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