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Carnival Magic Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1404 reviews
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Another Special Spring Break Cruise

Review for Carnival Magic to the Western Caribbean
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Sharobson
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children
Manawakie Park in Roatan

My family and I went on our 4th Spring Break cruise on the Carnival Magic. We left from Miami. We left on a Sunday and parking at the cruise terminal took forever as it was at capacity from all the ships that had let on Saturday. Once parked, we basically walked on the ship. We had FTTF and went right to our room to drop off our carry on bags. Our Sign and Sale cards were already there and our room was already ready. We were on the Lido deck, our favorite location. We walked out and got our first Guy's Burger with no lines at all. After exploring the ship we had our muster in the theater (inside muster, yay!) We had the sail away party and then went back to our room. Our bags ere there and we unpacked. The kids went up to the sports deck where they hung out most of the cruise while sailing. We cruise for the ports and had stops in Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize and Cozumel. Our first sea day we played on the ship, played our only Bingo game and ate at Guys Smokehouse BBQ which was delicious. In Grand Cayman we had a private car and brought our own snorkeling gear and snorkeled Cemetery Beach and Macabuca and then dined at a local restaurant. Roatan, we went with Rony's tours and had a driver who gave us a tour of the island, visited Manawakie Park where we had sloth and monkey encounters and ate waterfront. Belize we did an incredible shark/ray alley snorkel trip with Coral Breeze. This was a highlight of the trip. And Cozumel we went with Tours Plaza and had a driver take us to El Mirador and Punta Sur where we enjoyed the gorgeous beach and saw wild crocodiles. The CD, MarQ was very good as was the fun staff. We played a lot of trivia and games with the fun staff and enjoyed most of the shows. We only went to one comedy show with the kids and it wasn't too funny. The comic said he had a hard time doing PG shows... Anytime dining was great. We had a wonderful waiter, Juanito, that we requested every night. We never had a wait for a table and the food was always good. We ate once in the Italian restaurant, and it the service was awful. We had long waits between ordering and courses and dirty dishes were left on our table forever. No one even came to offer us dessert and we left. I would have given them 5 stars except for the bad service in this extra charge restaurant. Disembarkation was also super fast with FTTF. We basically took our bags and walked off the ship. Overall we totally enjoyed our Carnival Cruise yet again. The best value and friendliest crew.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin 8E

Perfect location on lido with private door out to deck at end of hall that only a couple of cabins used.

Port Reviews

Roatan

Private driver for the day. Took us to Manawakie Park - Excellent! For educational tour, sloth and monkey encounter and Half Moon Bay for lunch and snorkeling.

Belize City

Incredible day snorkeling the reef, and with sharks and rays and hanging out at Cay Caulker.

Cozumel

Had a private driver for the day. Went to El Mirador and Punta Sur. Hung out at beach and saw the crocidiles.

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