Carnival Magic Cruise Review by TheBuick
- Sail Date: July 2019
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony
We left Fort Lauderdale and sailed to Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. Carnival owns this island. This was the only tendered stop. Nice. We walked around for about an hour and returned to the ship.
We then sailed to Grand Turk where we rented golf carts and road all over the entire island which is only 7 miles. We found a place called Jacks Shack and ate jerk chicken and fed all the poor dogs we could. We loved Grand Turk.
Then we sailed to Aruba where all we did was shop for very nice jewelry. Aruba is beautiful.
Our final destination was Curacao...weather was exceptional the whole time! We went to an ostrich farm where they had tons of baby ostriches, emus, parrots, peacocks and Japanese potbelly pigs and piglets. So wonderful!!!
When I spend a lot of money to vacation, I expect to vacation way above the level of which I live day to day! The food was passable...specialty restaurants were EXCELLENT because there were added fees collected for them.
The ship is overdue for renovations...rust and dust everywhere. The balcony was just nasty and I had to ask the room steward to spray the curtains which is where I assumed the musty odor was emanating from...sigh...just so that I could sleep comfortably...yes it was the curtains. The bathroom was very nice thank heavens.
Entertainment on the ship was -meh- I enjoyed trivia, I enjoyed the casino. The shows were okay.
Customer Service was wonderful -- EVERYWHERE!!!
Very happy I experienced Carnival, but it's just a bit to "wild party side" for me.
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No cover over this balcony. The wake was beautiful.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
ArubaExcellent shopping and sight seeing. Beautiful island.View All 1,635 Aruba Cruise Port Reviews
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Ostrich FarmOMG! What interesting birds. There were ostriches, emus, parrots, peacocks, and Japanese Potbelly Pigs/Piglets. Great tour also took us to a local artist. Learned about Curacao liquer. Excellent tour guide.View All 20 Ostrich Farm Reviews
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)Very organized and efficient embarkation.View All 1,922 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Port Reviews
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Grand TurkRented golf carts and rode all over the island. Very nice leisurely day. Stopped by Jack's Shack -- looks are deceiving as it definitely was shack looking but the food was excellent!View All 2,098 Grand Turk Cruise Port Reviews
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Half Moon CayNice clean beach, good food, typical souvenirs. Had to be tendered.View All 1,180 Half Moon Cay Cruise Port Reviews
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