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Carnival Magic

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Price: $     Size: XL     Built: Aug 2010    

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"Food service was very slow in dining room and some daily events like sail away get together on a..." in 55 reviews.

"Will take that into consideraton before booking another Carnival cruise." in 30 reviews.

"Our ports were Montego Bay, Jamaica George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico." in 14 reviews.



Carnival Magic departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Carnival Magic sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

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one of my favorite vacation.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2015

The food, the service, shows, The Photographers, everything was Awesome. Take some fancy clothes and take advantage of the photographers, they take awesome pictures for around $22 for an 8 x 10. we were treated like Royalty.

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The Magical Carnival Magic

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Mar 09, 2015

Fun, Fun, Fun. We brought our three grown children and our two year old grandson, there was something for everyone. The only downfall was one excursion was canceled in Costa Maya due to weather, but the rest of the cruise was awesome. Kids and grandson had a great time swimming, going to shows, dinning, and just hanging out and meeting new people. Build a Bear for our two year old in Camp Ocean was a lot of fun. The 70's Groove show was also one of our favorites. Cant wait to go again!

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Mar 05, 2015

The cruise started out terrible.  The first two days were cold and the boat was rocking.  This was our first cruise.  I talked to many people on the ship and they said it was the worst cruise they'd ever been on and that it only gets better from here.  Obviously, this isn't Carnival's fault.  The ship was nice and the rooms were very clean.  The staff (all of them) was excellent and catered to all our needs.  We finally got to enjoy the outside of the ship on the last day of the cruise which was nice (slides were shut down due to cold and wind the first two days).  For the most part it was a great boat and fun.  The main improvement I would say that is needed is for the Camp Carnival/Ocean section.  My daughter really wanted to go to the camp, so we let her.  When we came back an hour or so later she was crying and stated that she was so bored and that they had nothing to do but color and draw.  Future Carnival ships need to have indoor slides, bounce houses, games or whatever to entertain better.  All the kids were begging to get out of Camp Carnival when we picked up our daughter.  I heard other parents complaining about the same issue.  Overall, we hope to try it out again or maybe try Disney.

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Fist experience on the cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Feb 23, 2015

This was a very cruise experience for both me and my husband. We choose Carnival Magic, because we had heard really good reviews about them in person and also on-line.

The boat itself was really huge and the facilities within the boat were conveniently located. The entire cruise staff was super friendly at all times and went out of their ways to provide excellent customer service during our stay.

Being strict vegetarian we had trouble finding the right meal plans throughout our stay. Daily we looked for ways to overcome food related hurddles and sadly till the day we left the boat we weren't able to find a suitable solution that would have met our needs. Unfortunately, this experience has made us rethink our future cruise adventures at the cost of meals.

The shows that were scheduled on the boat were average. The good shows we were not able to find appropriate seating and ended up watching the entire show standing in the back.

Both of the places that we stopped at in Mexico were beautiful and we were glad to have done prior research to be able to set up our own activities while on land. At both places that we stopped, we catched taxi after getting out of the port and were able to find our way around to the places we wanted to go to and to the activities we wanted to do.

We would highly recommend cruise experience who is not a strict vegetarian and is looking for a small get away with onboard fun!

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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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Cruise to Cozumel

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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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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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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