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Carnival Magic

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"Dinner we were back in the dining room with anytime dining, we like this best as different..." in 37 reviews.

"...that cruise was fun and what you would expect from a carnival cruise we were 10 in our group and had a wonderful time i the..." in 21 reviews.

"They forgot my husbands order several times and the food was better on the Lido deck." in 19 reviews.



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Trumphsurvivor
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Isle of roatan, Belize, and Cozumel

Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Sep 07, 2014

Magic is a wonderful ship,and  has many more amenities than the triumph . My only complaint has to do with the food. The lido buffet was not what I would call wonderful and is open for shorter periods of time and opens later for breakfast than we were used to on the triumph. We are early risers and had to wait a couple of hours to get some breakfast. Not a big deal for most folks, but we enjoy eating breakfast and watching the sun come up. The lunch and dinner selections seemed to be heavily italian, although they did have a few other things. This was the first cruise that I got bored with the meals. The mdr was great as usual. We went to the steakhouse one night and that was wonderful.  The wait staff throughout the ship was excellent as usual.

  If you go to roatan and belize, be sure to book excursions, While they are beautiful places with some great things to do, the ports are pretty lacking, so I wouldn't plan on hanging out at the port for the day. We had a hard time finding something to eat in roatan when we returned from our excursion. the only food we found was some really overpriced appetizers in a bar on the beach. Its possible we missed something, but was surprised that there were no restaurants.

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Magic anchored in Belize Roatan

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texrus67
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Ship, Staff, Cuisine, Entertainment, Activities are the best!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014

This was my first cruise in 25 years. I took along my 13-year-old daughter.

 

We were treated like royalty. Each night, the restaurant manager Georgianna in the upstairs in the main dining room worked with the ship's chef to offer my daughter a different, delicious menu of choices matching her rather challenging vegan diet needs. She was impressed and ate each and every dish with vigor. After dinner, the daily and nightly activities were numerous and exciting.

 

Cowboy Bill, the comedian, was hilarious. Bob, the lounge singer/piano master, was entertaining, had a deep reportoire of oldies and goodies, is a great entertainer ("Holy ship, come on in!") and I, along with my brother and his pals closed the place up several nights. The theater extravaganzas including the illutionist and his crew were amazing. Capt. Antonio Marchetti commanded the entire operation with the touch of a Da Vinci. Guest Services always met me with a smile and a "yes." Ditto the hotel management pros. All were delightful folks.

 

Shore excursions were a great value,  interesting, fun and always on time. Bravo to them too. Can you tell that we had a great time. I'm already planning my next getaway, this time with my wife and daughter. Of course we'll book the Magic.

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Roatan, Honduras Ziplinning Lido Deck Water Park Lido Deck Relaxation

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mkldkr
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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First Galveston Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Sep 07, 2014

If driving, reserve your parking ASAP. Covered parking is limited.

25+ cruises on 5 cruise lines.

As for the cruise. Stayed in a Spa Balcony stateroom, third stateroom from the front of ship. The Magic is one of the larger ships and has a very nice layout. We never got the felling that we had to walk from one end of the ship to the other, although we did. With over 3000 guest we did not experience crowds.

The ship was clean and our stateroom was well kept. Enjoyed  the Spa a couple of times. 

We endured the life boat drill in the theater, sat in the most uncomfortable seats that were flat bottoms and straight up backs. Last trip to the theater. Keeping in mind that Carnival is a Fun Ship, the food was very good.

Will cruise this ship again.

 

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Room Type:
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Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Unlimited sun, fun and food

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Aug 24, 2014

Was one of the best vacation my wife and I have ever had.  The ship, Carnival Magic, was the best.  The weather was perfect and we experience only a few rain drops leaving Jamaica and at night during our last two "Fun Days out at Sea."  The excursions in Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica were unforgettable (especially the Jet Ski and Sting Ray experience in Grand Cayman).  The staff were super nice and accommodated all our needs. Can't say enough about the food...UNLIMITED!  Whether you want to eat healthy or eat until you "tapped out," there were a wide variety of choices either at the buffet, 24-hour pizza, sandwich shop, or sit down restaurants.  Finally, the ship had a great gym and spa. Was able to maintain my fitness routine around all the fun and food too.  Highly recommend this trip to anyone who would enjoy a few days or a week of fun, relaxation, and unlimited enjoyment out at sea.

 

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Our room.

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Room Type:
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Experience:
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The Ship That Sailed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Sep 14, 2014

Wonderful, wonderful week! Perfect weather, smooth sailing, surprisingly comfortable bed, great shower, good food & plenty of it; super friendly staff & guests! - a great week. The Song-Dance-Magic show was Vegas quality! The shows and contests on Lido deck were fun & light-hearted.  Could've done without the stop at Jamaica, sorry to say, but the people were rude & some on our bus experienced a thief..... but really enjoyed Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The Caribbean is unbelievably beautiful and visiting it on board the ship or off is SO relaxing and fun.  I do highly recommend this trip and we're looking forward to booking our NEXT Carnival cruise!

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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.

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

race21cals
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The dining room experience was amazing. We tried a lot of dishes that we had never eaten such as shark.

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