Phenomally MAGIC: Carnival Magic Cruise Review by Kampusa

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Phenomally MAGIC

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
Arrived in Barcelona a day early and stayed at the Avenida Palace about 1 block away from Las Ramblas. Able to walk to many of the highlights in the area or take the Metro Bus to Sagrada Familia. Bought our 2 bottles of carry on wine at Ingles Dept Store in the basement Mercado

Later we walked to El Xampanyet for Cava and anchovies.

Embarkation was easy and quick. Had lunch on Lido aft deck very pleasant. Luggage was in cabins by 4:30.

Cabin stewards were excellent and accommodating.

Dining room waiters and waitress Gordanya were exceptional in service and meeting our needs.

Loved the RED FROG PUB-custom beer was great. The upcharge for the appetizers is reasonable $3.33 for the quantity and quality.

Found the locker room and Sauna to be small.

Ports were very interesting especially if you did your homework on history, art, architecture and etc. So much to see and do that this cruise can be tiring. You need to pace More yourself.

Shows were average but the naturally show of Stromboli volcanoe erupting was fantastic.

Disembarkation was a breeze.

Looking forward to next years 12 day cruise. Less

Published 10/02/11

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