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mmchenry1 reviewed 5 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"...coming to the attention of the head person of the dining room , the food was still not really edible." in 46 reviews.

"entertainment on my first carnival cruise i thought was fairly blah compared to other lines i..." in 26 reviews.

"They did excursions in Jamaica and Grand Cayman which were very good." in 13 reviews.



Carnival Magic departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Carnival Magic sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

512 reviews from our community




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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 19, 2015

We went through some stress getting on and off the ship due to the time limit and the crowds, but, once on the ship,it was very enjoyable.  Since I am a Christian minister, I wondered why this cruise line does not have a chaplain or a Sunday morning service, as did the Holland America line that we went on to Alaska some years earlier.  The food was excellent; the staff was courteous; and the activities we attended were enjoyable with the exception of bingo which was somewhat boring. Thank you for a safe enjoyable trip.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 19, 2015

We had a beautiful room balcony front, and in spite of cold choppy ride down to Cozumel we felt very secure. It was way warmer on the way back. Service is impeccable, food in the dining hall is average but splurge a little extra for the restaurants and you won't be disappointed. The entertainment, shows and spa 5 star. Definitely get the serenity spa pass to the steam/dry saunas and mineral tub worth every cent we used it daily. The one day in port is too short! We will be planning a longer cruise next time for sure. The outdoor activities were a blast, water slide, put put golf, games pool parties awesome cocktails. We don't recommend the drink pass pay as you go you will save hundreds of dollars. This is a very family oriented ship so if you are young single and hoping to meet someone don't take the magic. Tons of kids but all were well behaved we didn't see a single tantrum or tear just laughter and smiles. We would take this cruise again if we need a break from the cold.

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Marvelous Weather for a Marvelous Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

The attending crew were extremely courteous, friendly and helpful at all times.  The dinners were consistently delicious, and we were especially impressed with the servers' singing talents.  On Sunday and Monday nights we enjoyed the dancing and singing in the feature shows, but we thought the lighting effects were somewhat overdone, the "strobe" flashing effects being especially uncomfortable to the eyes.  Also the high decibel level was hard on the ears.  The illusionist acts on Monday would have been even more effective if they had been accompanied by well-timed periods of "magical" silence. 

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Had a great time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

We have sailed many cruiselines and many destinations.  We like Carnival for the multiple activities offered.  Love that there are two times for the shows as well as comedy shows in between!  This is a great ship with a huge water park for the kids and a Serenity deck for the adults!  The reason for the less than excellent rating was there seemed to be a shortage of service staff in the bar areas.  The dining room and cabin stewards were excellent as always, but it was a little tough to get bar service.  

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Great Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

We had a wonderful cruise on the Carnival Magic Feb 8-14, 2015. For a newer ship it seemed a little dated but the service was amazing. This was the best wait staff & room staff we have had on a cruise. I Gusti and Shashar in the dining room treated us like royalty. Aurora was the best with our room. From start to finish we had a great time. The shows on the main stage were mediocre, they really need to allow more than 2 singers. The comedians were top notch (we only attended family friendly shows). The ship was very clean and at every port they did maintenance on a different area to keep the ship looking nice. I would recommend this cruise to anyone.

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First cruise ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

Where to start, first as a chiropractor I do not have back problems, ever.  I woke up every day with a stiff sore hurting low back.  And it wasn't because of activity, I am very active.  Not your fault but I will never take a cruise in the winter months, the water in the pools and slides were cold enough that my three children wouldn't use them.  The food was average at best, except the one night we paid extra for a good steak.  The last night my wife and I started off with crab cake that was average and small.  One very small crab cake that was gone in 3 bites.  Then we had panko crusted shrimp that was more breading than shrimp, I grew up on the coast of Texas and have eaten seafood my whole life and I have had better tasting shrimp at Joe's Crab Shack.  The ports of Costa Maya and Progresso are worthless without an excursion.  The good part of the cruise was Camp Ocean, my 10 year old loved it and the staff was excellent.  Our stateroom man was excellent as well as the staff all over the ship.  I am not bitter it was an experience that we mostly enjoyed, but I would not take that exact cruise again on the Magic. 

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Magic Cruise Galveston

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2015

Nice cruise, great food, staff was very friendly!  Ship is clean and well taken care of.  Enjoyed the main dining room every evening. Entertainment was okay, not as  many stage shows as some venures, comedians were excellent, however it was somewhat of  a problem getting into the club due to number of people waiting to get into see the programs, almost needed to book them in a larger showroom.

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First time cruisers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2015

This was our first cruise and it was so exciting.  Everything about the Carnival Magic was magical.   The even dining was wonderful.  Our head waiter Felix and his assistants were just great.  We asked for him every night. The evening shows in theater are GREAT!   Can't wait to go again.

 

 

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A magical cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2015

Best experience ever.  Our steward "bayou" was outstanding. So much to do. Can't wait to book again. And don't need a designated driver!  Food was delicious and plentiful.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2015

The entertainment in the main bow theater was of medium quality.

The cabin and waiter crew did a good job.

The TV channel showing ship's speed and location need to be expanded to show the weather conditions outside. The passenger has no idea how to dress for the day until he or she either goes

outside or waits in line to ask at guest information. A weather forecast for the port of the day would be very useful to the guests. The Captain's announcements on latitude and longitude and the ship's speed in knots is .total waste of the guest's time.

 

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

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.

Go to the lido deck bar and look for Eko and Suanatara. Tip them well and they will pour heavy and toss drinks your way. Plus they are a great pair of guys!

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