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Carnival Magic Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1404 reviews
3 Awards

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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2011

We finished a cruise on October 26 and flew on Ryan Air from Rome to Barcelona.

We had a wonderful time in Barcelona. What a magnificent city! It was far more than we expected, and we want to go back and spend time. One full day of touring was not enough by a long shot. Our cab driver to the ship was from Colombia and was very talkative. We enjoyed the drive.

Embarkation involved a long line, but was a breeze and rates a grade of A. Luggage was delivered in a reasonable period of time.

Cabin Review

Carnival Magic: 6208, the room from Hell. Handicap room. Tiny closet, no chairs or sofa, just a stool. Minimal storage is terms of drawers and cubbies. Windy balcony lacks privacy. Bathroom design rates a failing grade. No self space in bathroom except a tiny wire shelf in shower and sink rim. No place even for a box of tissues. Shower leaks into the room and must be plugged by putting towels on floor. Room has a lot of wind noise and other thumps and groans and bangs and bumps.

Port Reviews


I have never seen a city more beautiful and interesting than Barcelona. Its cruise port is the busiest in Europe and deserves to be. It has easy access and operates smoothly.

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