I had so many wonderful experiences aboard the fabulous Carnival Magic I couldn't just name one. The cruise director Rev Dr. E (oh my) he really gave my cruise the experience of a lifetime, the staff was absolutely superb and our dinner crew was outstanding Deijan, Andri & Cristel they made dinner worth attending. I would recommend this cruise line again and for myself as well hoping I would get the same people. ☺️☺️
Our vacation was amazing!!!! My daughter and I (she's 3) can't wait to go on our next cruise! The staterooms were very clean. Our room attendant left towel animals for my daughter each day which she loved! We had several dining options each day.we cold eat in the main dining area or choose from several other options. The itinerary was the main reason I book the cruise. You don't even need a passport to visit these amazing places plus there were several kid friendly excursion options. Also, my daughter absolutely loved Camp Carnival! They have planned activities each day in which some involves the entire family. The staff on board are very polite and they rememberdon't our names😊
Carla Garcia in formal dining was great also alfonso and his helper, yes would refer to friends, had a great time, thks I had a great time the shows was nice, music and movies good, the director of the cruise was wonderful, every staff I encountered was great and helpful, the free seminars very informative.
I was very pleased overall with our cruise last week. The ship was great, our cabin steward Conrad was the best! First time for my time dining, and it worked out well. Gave us a lot more flexibility than a fixed dining time. The wait for elevators was a bit longer than other ships I have been on, but it helped me to get a bit of exercise using the stairs. Ports were decent, plenty of things to do. We went with friends that were first time cruisers and they had a great time. I was a bit surprised that snacks outside of the lido were extra cost, first time I have experienced this on a cruise ship. Cruising is always a good value, and this one was no exception. Looking forward to the next one.
We needed some time away from being caregivers and this cruise fit the bill. It was also my wife's bithday in the middle of the cruise week so the timing was perfect. We were familiar with 2 ports but not Roatan or Costa Maya. Both turned out to be interesting stops. Costa Maya showed how the cruise companies can develop a closed area and confine the business to their own shops. Outside of the closed areas the poverty was quite eveident.
Roatan would be a place to explore on a separate vacation. It was nice to be there but we are the type to explore on our own.
Belize was a typical Central American small city and Cozimel was Cozimel!!!
Enjoyed dinner, but feel that the food was over-rated. Janice was insulted by one of the waiters at dinner in reference to her dancing. Enjoyed the selection of foods I have never tried before and especially loved the chocolate melting cake.
our favorite part was the ports we visited, and as always the service. The entertainment was lacking in the evenings we think. The Broadway style shows were missing as there appeared to only be one. Thursday's show was only one and it was at 7:00 pm and our dinner was at 6:00 pm, therefore we didn't get to,see it. The restaurant service was not as good as normally, but our cabin steward (Christine) was super. She was the best we have ever had and always smiling.
This is my eighth cruise, but my first time on Carnival. Carnival states their dress code everywhere, however, they don't reinforce it. During both formal nights, there were so many people in the main dining room with shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, boots and hats on (men & women). Not only that, I paid extra for a spa cabin giving me unlimited access to the spa facilities. More times than not, the staff witnessed people sneaking into the mineral pool by opening the door from the inside, which is only accessed by room key (spa guests or parole who purchased a pass) and letting their friends in; 9 at one time. With that many, people who actually paid could not use the pool. Not Cool! On another note, Carnival entices you with the variety of food choices (Guy Fieri's Pig & Anchor BBQ) only to find out that it was only open on two days (sea days) for only 2 1/2 hours each time). In my opinion, that's not enough time for everyone on the boat to eat there once and I had to wait on line for 35 minutes. After I ate, I wanted more, only to look up and see that a staff member had closed the line. What!!!! I never. It would have been better if it was a featured theme night in the buffet or made it a specialty restaurant. They had more food left when they closed the line, so what happened to the food?
All in all, I'll have to think twice about taking Carnival again.
We had good service in all the dining areas we ate in. We ate breakfast every morning in the Marketplace, had lunch either in the Marketplace or at the Deli and ate dinner in the formal dining room every night. Service was exceptional.
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