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we had never been on Carnival, and this was a 9 day cruise, so we decided to give it a try. we traveled with our son and daughter in law, had adjacent cabins. what was good was we had the steward open the door between balconies and were able to all enjoy the balcony together. did not enjoy the food, every seafood dish I tried was fishy, even the fried oyster appetizer and the lobster tail--inedible. the anytime dining was convenient, and the Carnival Hub app worked very well most of the time. the highlights were the sit down breakfasts and the seaday brunches. the Italian restaurant was the biggest highlight of the cruise, and everything there was perfect, the waiter, I believe his name was Goran, was exceptional. our cabin was very nice, and our steward, Agung, was very good, with fresh ice all the time, and he was right on top of keeping our cabin fresh. too many smoking areas, and the casino was terribly smoky, we couldn't go there to gamble, and even passing through to another area was a bad experience. shows not good, 88 keys was below average, and the country music show was terrible. the best entertainment was the three ladies playing electric violins in the atrium, they were excellent. boarding and debarkation were smooth. we won't be traveling on Carnival any more, will have to look for a "luxury" cruise I guess.

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Carnival Magic Cruise Review by willmiam1

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we had never been on Carnival, and this was a 9 day cruise, so we decided to give it a try. we traveled with our son and daughter in law, had adjacent cabins. what was good was we had the steward open the door between balconies and were able to all enjoy the balcony together. did not enjoy the food, every seafood dish I tried was fishy, even the fried oyster appetizer and the lobster tail--inedible. the anytime dining was convenient, and the Carnival Hub app worked very well most of the time. the highlights were the sit down breakfasts and the seaday brunches. the Italian restaurant was the biggest highlight of the cruise, and everything there was perfect, the waiter, I believe his name was Goran, was exceptional. our cabin was very nice, and our steward, Agung, was very good, with fresh ice all the time, and he was right on top of keeping our cabin fresh.

too many smoking areas, and the casino was terribly smoky, we couldn't go there to gamble, and even passing through to another area was a bad experience.

shows not good, 88 keys was below average, and the country music show was terrible. the best entertainment was the three ladies playing electric violins in the atrium, they were excellent.

boarding and debarkation were smooth.

we won't be traveling on Carnival any more, will have to look for a "luxury" cruise I guess.
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