Great ports of call but disappointed with Carnival: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by RosaJazz

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Great ports of call but disappointed with Carnival

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
Don't get me wrong we had a great itinerary on the Carnival Magic 4-16th Sept 2011 (had it not been for the strike across Italy we would have gone to Naples instead we ended up in Marseille so they could enusre we visited Rome). Embarkation and Debarkation were very efficient

Staff didnt always seem very happy,they were curteous enough but no polite conversation or equiry about how the food or service was.

We were on a table of 8 for late dining in Northern Lights restaurant and our food was most of time just about warm enough to eat. We did bring this to our waiters attention but it was still very hit and miss on the temperature of the meals. The quality of the food was good so Carnival can sort this problem. The waiters appeared to have more tables to manage on this cruise and so were very busy, something which will impact on service. Not got it right on this new ship, they need to improve it when it goes to the Caribbean.

Wine packages- they ran out of More wine and only 3 out of the 6 white/rose wines were available from Day 2-that is rather odd don't you think?

The cabin attendants and dining room waiters were attentive and we enjoyed the singing and dancing in the dining room with the waiters. Well done

There were no captain cocktail parties, or anything to make formal/elegant nights at all special so it made these evenings a bit of a non-event except for the opportunity of photographs of course.

We both felt that drinks on deck and bars were expensive and really noticed that not many people were buying beers or cocktails because of this.

I must commend guest services for rearranging our Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets. Because of re-routing for Italian strike, our tickets needed putting back a day and they got it sorted for us, and printed me off a new booking confirmation.

Would I travel with Carnival again, possibly. They just need to up their game a little and it would be fabulous Less

Published 09/25/11

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Go to see Sangrada Familia (Cathedral) by Gaudi its amazing!!!

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Did walk round city walls with cruise ship, gave you a good insight into history. Great ice cream shop too

Did Pisa. Used bus and train very easy to do on your own. Booked Leaning tower tickets on line but if you get there early enough you will be OK. We went in September so a bit quieter

Great sites to see and you could do your own walking tour easily

Great sites to see, you just look over your shoulder and there was another great view. Best of Rome tour with ship was great

Just blows you away! Also went to Murano Island slower pace than Venice so go to chill out and buy some Murano glass, display factory prices alot cheaper, take your credit card

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