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.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Rockin & Rolling

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

I would have given a better review had the ship's stabilizers been working.  Our group was not able to enjoy and had to skip many activities and meals due to the rocking of the ship because the stabilizers were not working. The maintenance of the ship should always be a priority for the safety and comfort of its passengers.

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4 out of 5

Very nice

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Favorite part of cruise was always the dinners and shows. However, I think the shows could be better, the last two shows were great as was the magician but others lack luster. Also, need ports of call review day before getting into port, to become comfortable with ordering excursions.  Should plan games around pool :like "horse racing" for the ages of 25 to 40ish. Seems carnival drifted to the "older" crowd who aren't always fun, so that needs to come back.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Overall great trip

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

We had some issues with a few customer service desk people just being rude. Our waiter, Juan Carlos in the my time dining was fantastic! He went above and beyond, cutting our kids' steak the first night without asking. He knew our names after the first night every time he saw us, even outside of the main dining. There's a lot to do and hard to get to do it all. We loved the cruise director, Schwartz and his signature sign off. Love you, love you more, love you the most! My 8 year old son even became like his little sidekick the last couple of days and he was so sweet with him. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Carnival taking $200.00 out of my bank account

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

You should have told me you were taking $200.00 out of my bank account before I got on the ship and realized it.  You did not have my permission.  Next time I will cruise with Disney or royal carribean.

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

New Year's Cruise with family

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

We seven departed on 12/31/2016 and returned 1/7/2017.   The ship was larger (passenger capacity) then I had thought when I booked, but that was okay.

Service was good, and food both in buffets and main dining rooms was very good.  We were pleased as we had been concerned after cruising on Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and NCL with their excellent food service. on past cruses.   We also enjoyed the An Time Dining for dinner.   Only issue was the main dining room were not open for lunch, thus always had lunch on the Lido deck buffets.

We all liked the entertainment on board, especially the comedians, and the production numbers in the main theater.   We really liked the ports of call.

My favorite was St. Thomas but all were nice to visit.   Was a little disappointed in Grand Turk as our shore excursion was canceled by Carnival, and they really didn't offer anything comparable.

Only complaint was to get to the comedy club one had to go up and down a deck or run the gauntlet of the smokers in the casino, very poor ship layout!!  They should have had the smokers area either a the very front or rear of a deck so non-smokers would not have to run the gauntlet of a smoke filled room to get to another entertainment spot on the ship or go up and down decks to get around the pollution caused by smokers.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Highly Recommend.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

I would recommend this cruise to others. The staff and cruise director were friendly, fun, informative, and helpful. The ports were beautiful with plenty of activities and assistance along the way for first-timers. The food was fantastic when it was available to us, I only wish that there were some form of healthier option available all day or at least more frequently than pizza and ice cream for health conscious people. Overall we had a great time - it was our second cruise and definitely won't be our last.

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5 out of 5

Awesome Cruise!

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

Everything was wonderful - we had an amazing time on the cruise and in all of the ports.  The only down side was our family of six placed at a large table with another large family - made intimate evening dinner conversation impossible.  Otherwise, staff did a great job all the way around!  

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5 out of 5

Jill (JJ) from Fun Club was Awesome

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Jill was funny, entertaining and nurturing. Awesome with the little kids and took time out to talk to my granddaughter about being a cruise director. Tremendous asset. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Family Christmas holiday vacation

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This ship was bigger than the past two we've been on.  Going from the inner to balcony state room was definite well worth the additional cost, especially worth kids.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Cruising with Carnival Fun Ship Magic

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Carnival did a great job with getting us on the ship and off the ship.  The quickest I have ever had!!! The cruise director was great and lots of fun activities once on board the ship.   I loved the Chef's Table experience.  It was amazing.  The chef took 4 days to prepare a custom dining experience. Prime Steak house was great. Loved the surf and turf!!! The excursions were great.  We Ziplineed at Country side Zip line in Dominican Republic.  Enjoyed Megan's Bay at St Thomas and the Rainforest in Puerto Rico. Sal the bus driver was very entertaining.  The All inclusive family beach resort was relaxing in Grand Turk.  Really enjoyed the cruise!!! 

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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.

keywest1
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

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