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Nice cruise for the most part. The itinerary was great. I had been to all islands except Curacao. What a beautiful island!!! I purchased shore excursions for Aruba and Curacao. I was a little disappointed with the excursion for Aruba which was called Top 10 Best of Aruba....we just couldn't figure out the top 10 from the excursion. I loved the excursion in Curacao which was called See and Sea. The underwater part of it was amazing!! My cabin was fine and we had a great cabin steward (Gloria). I did not care for the food too much on this cruise. I discovered the Mongolian Wok for the first time and fell in love with it as a lunch offering. The service in the main dining room for dinner was quite slow except when I sat with a particular waiter (Ismail) and his assistants. When I sat with them, service was fast and efficient. When I sat with others, it was extremely slow and I would watch the food come out and sit for long periods of time before actually served to people. Embarkation was easy because our check-in was done at the airport when we went to the Carnival stand for our transport to the ship. That was my first time experiencing an airport check-in. When we got to the ship, we were directed to the holding area for priority members and embarking began shortly thereafter. Disembarking was quite chaotic. We had zone 1 but zone 2 and 3 were called when we were called. The luggage area was completely overwhelmed with people and the line for customs was excruciatingly long. I was told that as a result, Carnival did not call 3 zones at a time after that. Overall, it was a good cruise. The Magic is an okay ship but not my favorite.

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Carnival Magic Cruise Review by LeesaMT

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Nice cruise for the most part. The itinerary was great. I had been to all islands except Curacao. What a beautiful island!!! I purchased shore excursions for Aruba and Curacao. I was a little disappointed with the excursion for Aruba which was called Top 10 Best of Aruba....we just couldn't figure out the top 10 from the excursion. I loved the excursion in Curacao which was called See and Sea. The underwater part of it was amazing!! My cabin was fine and we had a great cabin steward (Gloria). I did not care for the food too much on this cruise. I discovered the Mongolian Wok for the first time and fell in love with it as a lunch offering. The service in the main dining room for dinner was quite slow except when I sat with a particular waiter (Ismail) and his assistants. When I sat with them, service was fast and efficient. When I sat with others, it was extremely slow and I would watch the food come out and sit for long periods of time before actually served to people. Embarkation was easy because our check-in was done at the airport when we went to the Carnival stand for our transport to the ship. That was my first time experiencing an airport check-in. When we got to the ship, we were directed to the holding area for priority members and embarking began shortly thereafter. Disembarking was quite chaotic. We had zone 1 but zone 2 and 3 were called when we were called. The luggage area was completely overwhelmed with people and the line for customs was excruciatingly long. I was told that as a result, Carnival did not call 3 zones at a time after that. Overall, it was a good cruise. The Magic is an okay ship but not my favorite.
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