Carnival Magic Cruise Review by marcic72
- Sail Date: August 2016
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean Suite
The food overall was excellent, especially in the main dining room, Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana Cantina. The buffet was also good, not great but it's a buffet and was perfectly fine. I do not understand why anyone would complain about this cruise.
We were very impressed with the friendly staff, cleanliness of the ship and entertainment. The Entertainment Director, Dr. E, is truly one of a kind and super engaging. He would always remember us and say hello, hug the kids, etc. The shows were pretty good and the comedy shows were funny. My daughter became well known as she was able to participate in a couple of the shows and she said that she felt famous on the Magic. It is a huge beautiful ship with a lot of people onboard and yes there are long lines, however they do move quickly.
The ports were all very nice as well. Amber Cove was awesome with the zip line and pool and the staff there was so friendly. Grand Turk had the most gorgeous beach and water but was very crowded. We walked way far down the beach to escape the crowds. Margaritaville and the pool there were way overcrowded so we didn't hang out there at all. I thought everything was very organized during embarkation and debarkation as well, Carnival clearly has this process down to a science. I would absolutely book another trip with Carnival!
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Our cabin steward, Jocelyn, was great!
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)Super fun with amazing pool and zip line.View All 728 Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Cruise Port Reviews
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Grand TurkGorgeous beach and crystal clear warm water. Very crowded with two ships in Port. The locals didn't seem as friendly here and would not negotiate rates as we've experienced on other islands. They wanted $25 pp for a brief horseback ride down the beach and would not negotiate. Also, we wanted to rent beach chairs and an umbrella and they wanted $25 although others only paid $20. We offered $20 but they wouldn't take it. We ended up finding free chairs to use. We were shocked at how unwilling they were to move on their price.View All 2,116 Grand Turk Cruise Port Reviews
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Port Canaveral (Orlando)Nice area, very quick on and off the ship.View All 2,158 Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Port Reviews
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San JuanWe walked to St Cristobal, fun to see but it was so hot that we didn't spend much time in Port, we headed back to the ship early.View All 3,805 San Juan Cruise Port Reviews
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St. ThomasCrowded shopping area but we took a taxi to Magen's Beach which was beautiful.View All 4,679 St. Thomas Cruise Port Reviews
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