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first of all lets get a couple of things set right.... If you are worried about how long it take to get on a ship maybe you shouldnt get on the ship cause you wont have a good time. The embarkation process was seemless, as in, we got to the port dropped off luggage and went through customs got on the ship. putting one foot in front of the other helped. We went down to Guy's Pig and Anchor which is open on first day and sea days, it was top quality!! All food we had was great and the best part about cruising is if you didnt like something you can order something else. Some tips to make your journey better. This is a 9 year old ship, its been in salt water for 9 years it is bound to have some wear. if you want perfect go on a brand new ship it will be twice as much and i am sure you will still find something to complain about. The food is great, yes it might get a little cold when its been sitting there in the buffet for more than 10 minutes but that involves science and I want to keep this simple. Guys Pig and Anchor is great if you want to get there when it opens on sea days be there 11:40am even though opens at 12pm this way you can enjoy nice fresh food. Tacos at Blue Iguana are delicious make sure you try them. Guy's Burger joint is legit!!! I had way to many... The Ringer was my favorite. Trivia is fun!!! there are two types of trivia the one in Ocean Plaza and the one in Magic Bar area in the atrium which is more interactive. heck I was sober and still took my shirt off to Right Said Fred...not my tank top that ..no body needed to see but so much fun!! Simon London is a great Cruise Director and has an amazing positive vibe which is infectious. The ships crew work several months with minimal time off so give them a break and dont judge if they are having a slightly off day, as their slightly off day is still better than your best day if you are judging them. Dont set expectations high. review the on board options, these guys have 24 hr pizza, good quality at that, and bars open til midnight except the casino bar thats open til "late" and you have a room to sleep in. That worked for me, focus on things you like and try when possible travel with other people besides you other half as there will be things you wanna do that they dont and vice versa. I like naps my wife doesnt. Spend time at the Alchemy Bar their drinks are great and service is quality.. remember they are creating something not pouring a whiskey and coke so its not a 5 second process. Bring 2 ply toilet paper!!! if you have been pampering yourself for years you will need it they only have 1 ply on the ship. Dont take life too seriously let yourself be happy its amazing how wonderful the cruise will be if you just let go.

Oh you have got to be kidding me!!

Carnival Magic Cruise Review by cheekybugger74

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2020
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony
first of all lets get a couple of things set right.... If you are worried about how long it take to get on a ship maybe you shouldnt get on the ship cause you wont have a good time.

The embarkation process was seemless, as in, we got to the port dropped off luggage and went through customs got on the ship. putting one foot in front of the other helped. We went down to Guy's Pig and Anchor which is open on first day and sea days, it was top quality!!

All food we had was great and the best part about cruising is if you didnt like something you can order something else.

Some tips to make your journey better.

This is a 9 year old ship, its been in salt water for 9 years it is bound to have some wear. if you want perfect go on a brand new ship it will be twice as much and i am sure you will still find something to complain about.

The food is great, yes it might get a little cold when its been sitting there in the buffet for more than 10 minutes but that involves science and I want to keep this simple.

Guys Pig and Anchor is great if you want to get there when it opens on sea days be there 11:40am even though opens at 12pm this way you can enjoy nice fresh food.

Tacos at Blue Iguana are delicious make sure you try them.

Guy's Burger joint is legit!!! I had way to many... The Ringer was my favorite.

Trivia is fun!!! there are two types of trivia the one in Ocean Plaza and the one in Magic Bar area in the atrium which is more interactive. heck I was sober and still took my shirt off to Right Said Fred...not my tank top that ..no body needed to see but so much fun!!

Simon London is a great Cruise Director and has an amazing positive vibe which is infectious.

The ships crew work several months with minimal time off so give them a break and dont judge if they are having a slightly off day, as their slightly off day is still better than your best day if you are judging them.

Dont set expectations high. review the on board options, these guys have 24 hr pizza, good quality at that, and bars open til midnight except the casino bar thats open til "late" and you have a room to sleep in. That worked for me, focus on things you like and try when possible travel with other people besides you other half as there will be things you wanna do that they dont and vice versa. I like naps my wife doesnt.

Spend time at the Alchemy Bar their drinks are great and service is quality.. remember they are creating something not pouring a whiskey and coke so its not a 5 second process.

Bring 2 ply toilet paper!!! if you have been pampering yourself for years you will need it they only have 1 ply on the ship.

Dont take life too seriously let yourself be happy its amazing how wonderful the cruise will be if you just let go.
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