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Carnival Magic Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1446 reviews
3 Awards

MAGICAL cruise vacation! ( Lengthy detailed review)

Review for Carnival Magic to the Eastern Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Balcony
Night view from balcony
Where we spent the day
Simon London!

Husband , myself and another couple ( lifelong friends) flew to FLL 2 days prior to embarkation. We stayed in a Air B and B - two bedroom apartment about 10 minutes from the downtown Las Olas Blvd. area. In the past we have always stayed at FL Beach, so I was a bit skeptical about this. No need to worry- the place was wonderful! Clean and tidy in a quiet residential area . We were a ten minute walk from Southport Raw Bar and a 20 min walk to the heart of Los Olas Blvd and the Riverwalk. And the price was a FRACTION of the price of just one night lodging at FL beach! There also was an IHOP, a Walgreens, and a Starbucks a 5 min walk from the apartment. Uber to Los Olas Blvd ( when we didn’t feel like walking) was 4$ one way. Uber to the beach or the big Galleria Mall was about 10$ each way. Uber from FLL airport was 20$ for an XL.

The morning of the cruise dawned bright and sunny! We walked to Starbucks for a light breakfast and then to Walgreens to get our 12 pack of Diet Coke and big bottle of sunscreen. We like to travel with carryons only so we just wait and buy anything over 3 fluid oz when we a get to our destination. Uber to the cruise port came right on time at 1130 . We had the best driver . He was from Venezuela and talked about coming to America 7 years ago and how horrible things in Venezuela were and are. He works 2 jobs here and stated - “ USA is 100% perfect compared to Venezuela. People here don’t understand how good they have it”.

Amen! Even tho you Twitter too much and say controversial things sometimes- Thank you President Trump for keeping America great and away from socialism.

Cabin Review


Roomy and clean- wonderful cabin steward who always made us towel animals!

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Love this area. FLL is a great port to cruise from.

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