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"In the dining room the servicers seemed stressed( unstaffed) But they..." in 63 reviews.

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Excellence!

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

I went with my daughter, son-in-law and 13 year old grand daughter. The ship has something for everyone and I can't say enough about the wonderful. crew. They took such good care of us! Willy was in charge of our staterooms, greeting us each morning and evening with a smile and an offer to do anything for us to make our day great. Our waiters in the dining room in the evening became like family...Dante, Ricardo and Zirine. Not only were they excellent in taking care of what we wanted or needed, their warmth and humor were so appreciated!! My daughter has gluten allergies and Dante was so on top of her needs, planning her next evening's dinner so she didn't have to worry at all! For her lunch, an excellent and attentive chef Sumatra was super. He even gave her his number so that when she got to the lunch room she could call him and he brought her food to the table.

The only disappointing part was not getting to do our excursion but that wasn't the ships fault. Boat motor problems for the Natulius tour. But it was quickly credited to us since we had booked it ahead. We must try that again next cruise!

This was my second cruise with Carnival but it will not be my last. I loved it!!

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Overall It Was A Pleasant Trip

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

The staff at Carnival were excellent.  They went above and beyond to ensure we were having a great time.  Absolutely loved our April and our waiter, Richard.  The people at Guest Services, however, were not very friendly or helpful. 

There was some bad weather that required the order of our ports to be flipped around, which may be why all of our excursions felt so disorganized.  I was disappointed with the amount of time we had to spend in Jamaica and Grand Cayman.  It really felt like we waited in line to get off the boat, waited in line to get to our excursion and three hours later we were waiting in line again to get back on the boat.  The staff at all of our excursions were excellent, especially Reuben in Mexico.  He was friendly, funny, and entertaining, he made cave experience!  

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first cruise, not good .

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

first cruise and very likely last on Carnival. comedy shows, dance and singing programs excellent, rest pretty much downhill from there. ship was extremely crowded, buffet selections were very routine, little variations for breakfast selections and lunch, also had to pretty well stand in line for everything, wait to get your food, wait for beverage bars, wait for tables, etc..... what you had to choose from Monday was pretty well what you had to choose from the rest of the week. burger  and hot dog bar was pretty good but then again stand in line for that too, pizza bar open all the time but pizza was about like the cheapest frozen pizza you get at walmart. sit down restaurants pretty good but then again selections not up to par. Debarkation process at Montego Bay was horrendous. based on this experience, will not cruise on Carnival again especially in June.

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Glad for the experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

We had a wonderful time and the crew on board was wonderful! Even had to use the medical center and the ship's doctor was excellent. The food was great and we were not disappointed with the quality. While our last cruise experience was without a child on Celebrity, I don't remember seeing as many adults inebriated. I had to monitor the surroundings consistently for bad language from other adult cruisers under the influence. Certainly nothing the cruise line can do about that!

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Carnival Magic

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

The good first. - The staff was very nice and the dining staff was great.  It was the kids first cruise and they had a blast. I bought the excursions on line and the tickets were delivered to the room so I didn't have to wait in any lines.  I thought the dining room food was good, but the buffet left a lot to be desired.  I would not go on this same cruise again, as I was not a big fan of Belize.  Roatan and Cozumel were a lot of fun.

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Timing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: May 31, 2015

Been on 5 cruises with Carnival now,, this was the first time for this time of year, guessing it was the first cruise after school let out. Ship was full,  Weather didn't help at the Cayman Islands,, didn't get off the ship there, cant help the weather. My thoughts, anytime you can go on a cruise, go for it,, I enjoy just relaxing on the ship.. and Carnival has been good all of my cruises. If you have never been on 1 you should try it.

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Picures and Entertainment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: May 31, 2015

There were way too many people on the ship taking pictures

and then having to go thru thousands to find yours, not good a big waste of time.

The music around the pool was good but a real band at least once would have been nice.

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Absolutely amazing!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: May 31, 2015

FANTASTIC service, with friendly workers, great food, clean room, bathrooms, restaurants etc...nothing but positive things to say about this cruise!!!!

Wendi Kaye helped us find the perfect cruise and she answered every question we had. I would highly recommend booking with her! 

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Absolutely wonderful time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: May 17, 2015

My cruise was fantabulous.   This was my first cruise and I loved every aspect.  The entire crew was great especially housekeeping.  The spa was wonderful and relaxing.  I will definitely cruise again in the very near future.  Loved it...

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Fabulous experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: May 17, 2015

My husband and I had a fabulous time on our Cruise celebrating our 35th Anniversary!  We will book again!  I know next time I will get a ocean-view or a Balcony.  Spending the extra will be worth it!

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

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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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