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Weather - 70 mph winds caused a 4.5 hr. delay getting into port, instead of disembarking before noon, it was 4 p.m. when we walked off, others were later Medical issues for a passenger caused an unplanned turnaround to Cancun to drop him off Both of these meant longer on the ship but that didn't cause the crew to grumble despite what I would imagine was a mass of passenger complaints and issues. Crew adapted, kept their smiles and offered help with change of flights, connections, etc. For the passengers asking for a refund or credit, I say, "Really? How are either of this issues to be blamed on anyone?" Personal issue - We changed rooms 3 times. Once due to a mystery banging noise every 20 minutes, all night long. (Cabin 1343) After hearing the bang 3 times in a span of 20 minutes, the crew member sent to investigate agreed it was an issue. 2nd room had bunk beds (Cabin 2367) instead of two twins as we'd booked. 3rd room was a balcony. (Cabin 9342) Wish we'd stayed in the 2nd room despite the bunk beds. This room was directly below the Lido Buffet where there was constant noise. The other noise came from all the late night owls scraping their chairs around their balconies. The night of 70 mph was our quiet night in this room because no one was on their patio and the Buffet over our heads was closed. Yay! This was my 4th cruise on the Magic. The food had greatly improved since the last time. The Lido Buffet offered variety and fresh offerings. I still wish there was an adults only swimming pool. Usually the Aft pool is fairly quiet because the kids would rather hang at the Main pool and Water Works. This was not the case on this cruise. Too many screaming children and no adult supervision. Not Carnival's fault by any means. The crew was pleasant and helpful at all times,

Weather and medical issues made for an adventure.

Carnival Magic Cruise Review by gimbloom

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Weather - 70 mph winds caused a 4.5 hr. delay getting into port, instead of disembarking before noon, it was 4 p.m. when we walked off, others were later

Medical issues for a passenger caused an unplanned turnaround to Cancun to drop him off

Both of these meant longer on the ship but that didn't cause the crew to grumble despite what I would imagine was a mass of passenger complaints and issues. Crew adapted, kept their smiles and offered help with change of flights, connections, etc. For the passengers asking for a refund or credit, I say, "Really? How are either of this issues to be blamed on anyone?"

Personal issue - We changed rooms 3 times. Once due to a mystery banging noise every 20 minutes, all night long. (Cabin 1343) After hearing the bang 3 times in a span of 20 minutes, the crew member sent to investigate agreed it was an issue.

2nd room had bunk beds (Cabin 2367) instead of two twins as we'd booked.

3rd room was a balcony. (Cabin 9342) Wish we'd stayed in the 2nd room despite the bunk beds. This room was directly below the Lido Buffet where there was constant noise. The other noise came from all the late night owls scraping their chairs around their balconies. The night of 70 mph was our quiet night in this room because no one was on their patio and the Buffet over our heads was closed. Yay!

This was my 4th cruise on the Magic. The food had greatly improved since the last time. The Lido Buffet offered variety and fresh offerings.

I still wish there was an adults only swimming pool. Usually the Aft pool is fairly quiet because the kids would rather hang at the Main pool and Water Works. This was not the case on this cruise. Too many screaming children and no adult supervision. Not Carnival's fault by any means.

The crew was pleasant and helpful at all times,
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Cabin 4B 1943
Noise issue every 20 minutes. The bang was loud enough to vibrate the walls and bed. At first, we thought it was a neighbor but upon investigation it was caused from the crew deck (I suspect a hall door used constantly) below us. Room temperature was always cool enough.

Moved to Cabin 2367. This room has no room above it. No footsteps, no closets or drawer slamming shut by neighbors. It is surrounded by utility rooms which were rarely used by the crew. If you don't mind bunk beds, this is the room to book. Slept like babies due to the quiet despite being near elevators. The room temperature was always a tad warm for us despite having it cranked all the way down in January.

Moved to Cabin 9342. Balcony below the Lido Buffet. Children running overhead. Scraping noises from balcony chairs and dining chairs were an issue allllllllll night long. Guests allowing the balcony doors to slam shut were annoying. Lots of counter top space above drawers. Plenty of places to stash things. Temperature cool enough to our liking. The day we occupied this room in Cozumel, we faced the ocean and not the port.
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