Carnival Magic

3.8 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: Aug 2010    
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Carnival Magic is an extra large ship, carrying 4724 passengers and 1386 crew, and sails from Port Canaveral, Florida and Miami, Florida.

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carnival magic 2017,friend's cruise

The cruise director ,,the rev. dr. E, was my favorite part of the cruise. my least favorite... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

carnival magic 2017,friend's cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The cruise director ,,the rev. dr. E, was my favorite part of the cruise. my least favorite ,,,I do not to like to be seated in the upper dinning room.there were not enough wait staff so the one they had were running, I mean running, they got the job done but it was hard to watch. our severer Murni was wonder, love her to death, I just hated to see her working so hard, bot my was she great, she did not miss a beat, just cannot say enough about her.Love

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fantastic cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The food was delicious. Out of all the different cruise lines we have been on

this was the best food. disappointed in the nightly shows. 

Staff was friendly and could not be of better service. Room service was great.

Our waiter Ronie in the Southern lights dinning room was the best ever.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Disapointed

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

We were very excited about this cruise.  UNTIL

 

Room steward did not put forms in our room for morning room service.

He was ok, but not what I had become use to from Carnival.

 

Food was the same every day did not seem to have a variety. 

 

Dining room staff however were great.

 

2 Drink packages were purchased, when in the Casino had to wait two nights in a row for over an hour to get one drink. This was just not right.  We were told that they do not have enough waiters and they said sorry.  Them having enough waiters is not my problem. They offered to give a free drink, WE HAD THE DRINK PACKAGE.  There was not one day that the 15 drink max was used.,

 

I was in a wheel chair and I was passed to three different people and at one point asked to get up to let someone else use the chair to disembark.  I CAN NOT WALK.

 

Grandchildren loved the childrens program. Thank goodness.

 

I will be calling my travel agent and Carnival when I get home on the 29th of May

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Family trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Entertainment was great on the ship the food was good the staff were very helpful the cruise director was great and funny keep the people hopping around lots of energy. Like how the muster stations are now. In the dining room and not by the life boats great change alot  safer. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great places, Guest relations could have been nicer

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had a great trip visiting places we have never imagined going. The state room was nice, and our house person was very nice.  The ship was clean the

food areas were clean and food great.  The dinning meals were not enticing and we only ate there two nights.  There was great food up on the liddo deck and at GUyS burgers.  We may look into getting "any time hours" if we cruise again. The guest services was rude and only gave us short answers to our questions.  We had no idea how to find the shuttle from ship to airport. The Carnival personal at the front of the bus shuttle once we landed were vague and not nice at all.  Once they knew we were not going any where,,they finally decided to check their list, which they had and our names were on it.  WHY they lied is a question I will never know... MAYBE Carnival should better inform their employees that a guest may not know it all. We look to them for answers.

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

It was ok

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Well, I will start with the ports, I loved Puerto Rico. I always like St.Thomas and Grand Turk. Amber Cove was ok. So the itinerary as far as the ports are concerned is good. You get to go to some beautiful places. What I did not like was Carnival Magic. The way Carnival has their food set up is ridiculous. Blue Iguana, the barbecue place and the lido buffet all close at 2:30. So when you get back on the ship after a day at the port the only thing to eat is guys burgers. Until 6 pm when dinner starts again.  Oh or the sandwich shop or pizza.  They need better hours for their restaurants. The service in the dining room is slow. The dancers they had for the night time performances were terrible and so was the selection of shows. The person who cleaned our room actually left food on the floor and food on the tables when he cleaned. We had food sitting in our room for over 24 hours that should have been taken away.  The lines were always too long for food and their food,with the exception of guys burgers isn't good.  I had a better experience on the Dream.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

1 year anniversary

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We always choose Carnival for our cruise this last one was extra special because we were celebrating our 1 yr anniversary. The entire staff was amazing, the entertainment was awesome we can't wait to go again on carnival. 

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

great ship and crew!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Carnival Magic is a beautiful ship. Very clean and all the crew were very, very polite and helpful. Entertainment was exceptional and the entertainment director, Dr. E, was great.

One downfall that I wish ALL ships would do is to have some separation in the casino for non smoking. It about chokes you when sat at a slot and the next guest is smoking. I would have been in the casino a lot more if I could of have a non smoking section to go to!

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Had the time of my life

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Food. Aplus.     Entertainment...   Aplus.     Service.. Aplus. Touring...Aplus.  Steward...Fidel....Aplus plus.     Servers..Jabour at guys burger and northern lights...millo...fun and prompt.     Very clean ship

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Dinner Menu

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Favorite part of the cruise was the different ports we visited.  Dining room menu and food was not good.  Many items had to be returned or changed for something else. Example, baked potato undercooked and served cold.  Didn't like additional cost suggested for choosing something else from the Grill.  Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Promenade

The Promenade Deck features the Main Lounge, the Fun Shops of Carnival, Casino, Casino Bar, Internet Cafe, the Lanai, Outdoor Promenade, Ocean Plaza,...

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The Atlantic Deck features the Main Lounge, photo gallery, library, second floor of the main dining rooms, internet cafe, conference room, the Warehouse...

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The Spa Deck features staterooms in category 8S and 4S, as well as the Cloud 9 Spa, fitness center, Carnival Waterworks, Carnival Seaside Theatre, splash...

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The Lido Deck features staterooms in categories 8F, 8E, 4J, and 4H, as well as the Lido Pool area, Lido Bars, the Lido Restaurant, Mongolian, pizzeria,...

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Triumphsurvivor
Contributor Level: Second Mate

If you get up early, order room service to tide you over until the lido or mdr opens.

Angela152
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Try the cove balcony.

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Price

XL

Size

Aug 2010

Built

4724

Total Passengers

3.41

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1845

Total Cabins

38

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