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Carnival Magic Cruise Review
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Carnival Magic Cruise Review by petamiller

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2011
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

we boarded the magic in barcelona on the 22nd may great excitement sudden disappointment the cabin was good unfortunately the ship has lost all its glitz and glamour the design was cold and uninviting compared to the costa serena, pacifica concordia as all the ships are built in the same shipyard in italy. Everything is geared to money making they have done away with little gifts etc for previous passengers everything is impersonal if you want to smoke you have to go outside one small area in the casino or the nightclub where the music is so loud its unpleasant so therefore no drink sales to us. The service on the buffet deck nobody bothers to clean the tables as the staff are to busy chatting no sabbath service no mass service the only ship I have ever been on without this. Having previously been with carnival 7 times previously my expectations were completley dashed the evening shows were very disappointing

john heald has lost his way the head line shows were dreadful everybody americans included were complaining it was the worst carnival ship they had ever been on. No captains cocktail party unless you were a previous client like ourselves disgraceful also the captain didnt even bother to attend it. shows how little carnival past clients mean to them food not great either never mind wont bother to book again with carnival.

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Cabin Review

Cabin 8B 8465

appeared smaller than usual for a carnival ship same size cabin as costa

perfectly adequate. Balcony adequate very noisy when docking bathroom fine

quiet at night only noisy when docking

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


vibrant exciting city well worth touring on your own take the open topped bus visit las ramblas the gothic quarter the barcelona market depending on the time you have.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

this trip is easy from the port of cittavecchia take the free port shuttle ten minute walk to the station 9 euros to rome takes 1 hour our of the station take open top city tour train also stops before rome at the vatican city


opposite the port gates take the tram to the station 1.20euros take train to sorrento 12 euros return the train also stops at pompeii or you can take a boat ride to capri or ischia both beautiful


venice unique must be seen wander on your own you see more.

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

palma wonderful catherdral also go to soller on the train very beautiful countryside through deja through the vinyards beautiful beaches at palma nova

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