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Carnival Magic Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1406 reviews
3 Awards

Loved Grand Turk, Aruba and specialty dining

Review for Carnival Magic to the Southern Caribbean
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Lorielayne
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2016
Cabin:
Aruba snorkeling
Grand Turk home sweet home beach house
View of super moon from ship

My two sisters and I went on this cruise together and had a nice time. We had a balcony cabin which was of course tight with the 3 of us, however, we managed nicely. Unfortunately our neighboring cabin kept smoking on their balcony every time we were using it. We complained for five days in a row and finally the last two days of the trip they stopped.

Our cabin host was great of course. He was very helpful. However, we ran into some very rude ship employees, including a guy named Richie in guest services who was supposed to give special support to us platinum cruisers.. He actually brought one of my sisters to tears by his rudeness and sheer audacity with cutting remarks.

I must admit that it has been a long time since my last cruise and I was perplexed at the dining. One of the things I loved about cruising was the fabulous dinners in the dining room where every night was a special experience with foods I had never tried and beautiful presentation. However, the dining room experience was more like regular restaurant fare with the exception of maybe a special appetizer. Also, I saw a family in shorts and tank tops in the dining room which used to maintain a dress code?? The lido deck was the usual cheap buffet with quantity trumping quality. Not really my bag as I like quality over quantity. Although one of my sisters enjoyed that type of meal. We dined at the steakhouse twice and there the meals were as I remembered! Beautiful presentation and great steak and lobster, but for the additional price of $35 each per night. We also ate at the Italian restaurant which was magnificent! Wish I would have gone there two or three times as it was so tasty. The apple torte is to die for! By far my favorite meal on the ship and only an additional $15 each.

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