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We had 13 people travel on this cruise in 2017. Overall, we had a blast. The Good: The ship was clean, there were many activities to enjoy during the day including an obstacle course, putt-putt, full-size basketball court, 2 pools, waterworks with slides, fitness center, and shows. The food in both the regular dining room and premium dining room was excellent, respectively representing their "complementary" and "up-charge" prices. The service on the ship was spectacular. Waiters, bartenders and staff were excellent, proving quick service without being annoying. The people we met on the ship were all extremely friendly We booked three rooms next to each other, and were able to span the 3 balconies to make a super-balcony. Excellent for morning coffee. The custom coffee bar is spectacular, and included for free with the drink package. The Bad: The ship isn't exactly "modern" and feels like it was built prior to 2010. The decor feels more cartoonish than I would have liked. The casino is directly in the middle of the 5th floor, so if you want to traverse from the front to back of the ship, you have to walk through it. Most other cruise ships place this on the side, front, or back so that smoking isn't an issue. The spa was prohibitively expensive, but Honduras solved this issue with 1 hour massages for $30. The music at the middle pool prevented casual conversations. Fortunately, the back pool is the quiet pool and did not have loud music.

Loads of Fun, Lots to Do

Carnival Magic Cruise Review by mmoschel

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We had 13 people travel on this cruise in 2017. Overall, we had a blast.

The Good:

The ship was clean, there were many activities to enjoy during the day including an obstacle course, putt-putt, full-size basketball court, 2 pools, waterworks with slides, fitness center, and shows.

The food in both the regular dining room and premium dining room was excellent, respectively representing their "complementary" and "up-charge" prices.

The service on the ship was spectacular. Waiters, bartenders and staff were excellent, proving quick service without being annoying.

The people we met on the ship were all extremely friendly

We booked three rooms next to each other, and were able to span the 3 balconies to make a super-balcony. Excellent for morning coffee.

The custom coffee bar is spectacular, and included for free with the drink package.

The Bad:

The ship isn't exactly "modern" and feels like it was built prior to 2010. The decor feels more cartoonish than I would have liked.

The casino is directly in the middle of the 5th floor, so if you want to traverse from the front to back of the ship, you have to walk through it. Most other cruise ships place this on the side, front, or back so that smoking isn't an issue.

The spa was prohibitively expensive, but Honduras solved this issue with 1 hour massages for $30.

The music at the middle pool prevented casual conversations. Fortunately, the back pool is the quiet pool and did not have loud music.
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