AWESOME first cruise. 12 day mediterranean: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by shilogirl

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AWESOME first cruise. 12 day mediterranean

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
This was our first cruise and it was more than we ever dreamed it would be. We had family with us so that of course made the experience so much nicer. The food was just awesome and freshly prepared daily.. I felt like a princess and so very special.We do not know how we can ever top this experience but we are ready to try.. All the staff we very helpful and friendly. The cruise director John Heald made things so easy to understand and he made sure we all understood what we were to do. Our dinning room staff were so friendly, informative and catered to our every need. Piotr was our head waiter and Jelena was also our second server. If Jelena saw me in other areas of the ship she always called me by name and talked with me.. I was very pleased with both of them. Our cabin was kept very tidy and extra clean. We loved the little towel creatures left for us each night..

We had fun with our grandsons with all the activities on board.. We loved the serenity deck and used it lots.. More We enjoyed the many hot tubs and pools also. The ship was always kept very clean and the food was just so wonderful and delicious. You could get anything you wanted all you had to do was ask and it was provided.:)We enjoyed listening to all the different types of music in the lounges.

My only complaint would be that it was very difficult to find a lounge chair in any prime location. People would come down for breakfast and mark their place and even if they left for awhile they would leave their stuff and no one else could/would take it.. That was very frustrating. Less

Published 07/01/11

Cabin review: 8A6212 Balcony

our Cabin 6212 was in a very quite location, view from balcony was wonderful although I did not like smelling cigarette smoke from the cabin next door and from the deck below. The size of our cabin was excellent for two people. We loved having the balcony and are so happy we paid the extra to get one. We also kike being in the front of the ship and the 6th floor was perfect in between every thing..

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Port and Shore Excursions

We flew into Baracelona and stayed two nights before and one night after the cruise. We stayed at Petit Palace Museum Hotel Diputaction, 250, Baracelona, Cataluna, 8007 We were able to get a taxi from this place with no problem and we could also walk to where ever we wanted to go food, sight seeing, and transportation. This is a very clean city and easy to get around also friendly. Barcelona has so much to see that we were happy we stayed those extra days before and after our flights..

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We went to Nice and Eze on a carnival tour. we would recommend this a very pretty area and lots of information given to us on the tour. The tour guide was excellent.

We did a carnival tour to the ruins of Pompeii.. the sights and history was great. The guide was very informative .

port 6 we also stopped in Dubrovnik Croatia This was my favorite port. We did this on our own and it was such a clean place and so much history. We were very impressed at how far they have come back in 20 years after there war. It is a beautiful place and very friendly people. we loved it.. rating 5+++

port 7 We also stopped in Messina a walking tour on our own.. lots of old world charm rating 4

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We did Rome on our own with a guide that we had with us.. She had already been to Rome . We walked lots but saw everything we wanted to see. Colosseum, forum, and other high lights.

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