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This was a nice ship. clean and modern looking. Food was normal cruise ship fare. Servers were good. Entertainment staff was very good! three different shows in a week all very well performed!! Cruise director was not my favorite. He is young and seems as though he is still getting his wheels under him. It was especially disappointing to watch him save so many front and second row seats in the theater for his friends on the staff! there must have been a dozen staff taking up prime seats that paying guests wanted to use. Very unprofessional!! (Shwartz). My only real complaint was the children that seemed to have no parents and no manners. Lots of kids just running around (literally running) with no sense of courtesy for other passengers and no parents keeping an eye on them. Please parents, keep track of your own kids! I don't have any, and I don't want to babysit yours!! Mind you, tat not ALL of the children on board misbehaved. We did meet some very nice families and their children who were well behaved and had lovely manners. It is just unfortunate that there were sooo many that did not fit into that category. Carnival staff seemed poorly equipped to deal with the issue. Disembarkation was a train wreck! Again the Cruise director had this task and he really dropped the ball, There was not enough staff to help and too many choke points where people were literally falling over one another to get off the ship on last day. Carnival must fix this or risk a guest injury from folks trying to haul their bags down the stairs. I've sailed on other carnival ships and this one was similar. Nothing really to distinguish it from the rest. Overall good value for the cost.

Please get control of your children!

Carnival Magic Cruise Review by New_808_Cruiser

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This was a nice ship. clean and modern looking. Food was normal cruise ship fare. Servers were good. Entertainment staff was very good! three different shows in a week all very well performed!! Cruise director was not my favorite. He is young and seems as though he is still getting his wheels under him. It was especially disappointing to watch him save so many front and second row seats in the theater for his friends on the staff! there must have been a dozen staff taking up prime seats that paying guests wanted to use. Very unprofessional!! (Shwartz). My only real complaint was the children that seemed to have no parents and no manners. Lots of kids just running around (literally running) with no sense of courtesy for other passengers and no parents keeping an eye on them. Please parents, keep track of your own kids! I don't have any, and I don't want to babysit yours!!

Mind you, tat not ALL of the children on board misbehaved. We did meet some very nice families and their children who were well behaved and had lovely manners. It is just unfortunate that there were sooo many that did not fit into that category. Carnival staff seemed poorly equipped to deal with the issue. Disembarkation was a train wreck! Again the Cruise director had this task and he really dropped the ball, There was not enough staff to help and too many choke points where people were literally falling over one another to get off the ship on last day. Carnival must fix this or risk a guest injury from folks trying to haul their bags down the stairs. I've sailed on other carnival ships and this one was similar. Nothing really to distinguish it from the rest. Overall good value for the cost.
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Ocean Suite
Cabin OS 7375
Great cabin space with lots of storage. Balcony was small but did have two chairs, small table and one lounger. Bed was comfortable. Separate his and hers closets, one near bed and one in walk in area near make up table. Room steward did a great job of keeping everything neat and tidy.
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