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Price: $     Size: XL     Built: Aug 2010    

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What people said about this ship:

"Dinner we were back in the dining room with anytime dining, we like this best as different..." in 57 reviews.

"This was my third Carnival cruise but my first on Carnival Magic." in 30 reviews.

"I do not see why we did not continue to Grand Cayman since it was not in the path of the storm." in 14 reviews.



Carnival Magic departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Carnival Magic sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

662 reviews from our community




teterjj
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Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

The cruise was very relaxing!  All of the staff were wonderful.  We had a very good time! We enjoyed our room and the food.  We met some really nice people. We have gone on other cruises and always enjoyed it, this cruise didn't let us down.

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dwharms
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CARNIVAL MAGIC CRUISE SHIP

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

I DID NOT LIKE THE CARNIVAL MAGIC.  THE FOOD IN THE LIDO DECK WAS THE SAME MENU EACH DAY  THERE WAS NOT MUCH SELECTION.  THE SHOWTIME ENTERTAINMENT WAS LOUZY.    THERE WAS ONLY ONE ACT THAT WAS DECENT AND IT WAS A MAGIC ACT POORLY PUT TOGETHER.  THERE IS NOTHING TO DO ON THE SHIP EXCEPT DRINK AND GAMBLE.  I WILL NOT SAIL WITH THIS SHIP AGAIN.  CARNIVAL IS AT THE LOW END OF THE FOOD CHAIN.  I HAVE SAILED ON THE CARNIVAL ECTASY AND THE CONQUEST AND HAD POOR CRUISES ON EACH.  I ONLY WENT ON THE MAGIC CRUISE BECAUSE IT STOPPED AT KEY WEST FL.  AND WE VISITED OUR GRANDCHILDREN WHOM LIVE THERE SEVERAQL PEOPLE ON THE MAGIC COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SHIP.  WE HAD A SUITE AND IT WAS OKAY.  WE HAVE CRUISED ON SEVERAL OTHER CRUISE LINES AND WENT MANY PLACES AND HAVE BEEN HAPPY ON ALL OF THEM.  ALASKA IS THE BEST.  WE HAVE BEEN 3 TIMES AND ARE GOING AGAIN THIS FALL.

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Longbine
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Bahama Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

We did not feel like the food at dinner was great. Just alright. Not as many choices as on past cruises.  We also tried dinner at the buffet on Lido Deck, more then once the chicken, pork and prime rib was "cool" not hot. Meat was not very tender.

We also did not feel they had enough entertainment in lobby area, like music during the day etc.  Even the "theater show" with dancers and music were just not as good as cruises in the past. Seems like too much audience involved and not enough "show" by performers. Embarking and disembarking not organized well, lots of people were confused.

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aprati
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My First Cruise

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

Excellent service. The staff was outstanding: Volodymyr, Jorge and Komang in the dining room; Arnold taking care of our stateroom. The food was excellent. On the negative side, I found some events to be tasteless (election of Miss Carnival). The on-shore excursions are too pricey.

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kaos66
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Good and Bad

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

The shore excursions were out of this world !!! Loved every second. Everyone with Carnival friendly and helpful. Great crew! The only complaint is every day on board the activities the same thing, Except 11;00 pm. Always trivia or guess song. The other cruises I've taken offer MANY games and fun on board. 2 days at sea VERY boring. You have to take stairs because not enough elevators. They were always full to the brim. I would not take this cruise again. I would try another port and another ship with Carnival as second chance because they were a great bunch of people and they steered you to correct excursions. My father didn't leave but twice and he was very bored. We only ate buffets but they were very good. It was fun on land people nice on board. I would rate higher if better activities on board. Only complaint

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monikahole
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Family Cruise 2015

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

We had a great time, all 13 of us, but only my hubby and I booked through this website. Good service on Carnival. My main complaint was about the boat: the other cruise I had taken (not Carnival) allowed you to get outside on every deck, therefore, if you got stuck on a deck and couldn't get TO the other side (aft, forward, whatever) there was no need to run up and down, you just walked out on deck and walked around to where you needed to be. AND the ship's personnel didn't even know their way around, twice I got bad directions and was late for something!

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rak4267
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Birthday Vacation

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

This was my son's 21st birthday present. It's my 3rd cruise with Carnival. I have done 2 other 5 day trips on the Elation. We decided to try the Magic for 7 days.   My issues with this boat are: A/C in my room was not cool enough. I brought this to the steward (Jose) the second day of the cruise. He promptly reported the issue. That night when we returned to the room I had a placard on the bed saying maintenance had checked the A/C and it was in spec set for the rooms. Spec does not mean cool,,, They use a digital thermostat on the farthest edge of the bed. This may be fine when there is NO ONE in the room. Put 3 people sleeping and that 70.7 F temperature goes WAY up. I awoke sweating every morning. Ok, so day 2 and 3 go by. My complaints only get a floor drying fan which is so loud you can't sleep anyway. So I am calling guest services in the morning and the evening. No temperature change is noted. You adjust the in room thermostat and nothing... No air flow increase. My son's room was 4 doors down. You could feel the difference just walking down the hallway. I eventually got a maintenance man to the room around midnight on the 5th night. After a few minutes of discussion. Showing him the air flow in my son's room. He eventually MANUALLY turned the air control valve in the ceiling. Thus proving that the valve and thermostat control on the wall were not working. Needless to say, NOT a HAPPY SWEATY camper... But this goes on to the Drinks... If you want the coldest beer to be found. It's in the 3rd floor lobby bar. The bars on the rest of the boat are luke warm at best... If I wanted to have warm beer I can stay at home and save a LOT of money.   I would like to point out that our server EKA on the pool deck was always on the ball. Unfortunately, I think the boat was short handed. Every afternoon around 3 to 4 EKA would be pulled to a different location on the boat.. We would always find him later that night. And the service would be awesome again. Problem is,,, At 3 or 4 when you want to sit out by the pool for sun, Very few servers would be there. It was faster to get up and walk to a bar.. Of course, this sounds lazy. Hey, Once again. If I wanted to serve my own beer. I could have STAYED home... Food, now this was another story, Great all the way around,,, Not worth the risk of a sweaty nights sleep. 

4 of us cruised on the Elation last summer. On our drive back home we reviewed the cruise. Needless to say, The Carnival Magic is now on OUR do NOT use again list. 

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Ggod

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

Hi, I want to inform you that we dont recieve the credits on board you promised when reservate. We spent time in guest service to check it and they told us the agency dont sent the confirmation of it.

I will appreciate if you tell me what happend with this situation.

Thanks,

Salvador Salazar

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Carnival Magic is Magical!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2015

What an awesome break from the stress of life!!!!!  Pamper, pamper, and more pampering is what we received from all the ship's staff!  We had such a great experience.  We have learned from experience that cruising is the best of the best vacations.  No worries, just relaxation.....well, maybe a little stress from trying to decide WHAT activity you want to participate in next!!!!!!

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Great Getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Mar 22, 2015

This was our annual family cruise. My daughter (19) was a little disappointed because there weren't a lot of young adults around her age. There were plenty of kids and tweens running around (i do mean running around). My husband and I enjoyed being able to do NOTHING. We've decided to see about an adult only cruise (if possible).

The ports were good with the exception of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Is was a little disheartening to see how the people lived and struggled. It really made us appreciate what we have.

Carnival could get a five star if they provide better food on the buffet. Sometimes the food was cold and/or tasteless. You should not have to dine in the dinning hall to get decent food.  

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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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