Large ship but seldom seemed actually crowded. Did not like that on deck 5 you have to walk through the middle of the casino, to get to showrooms, dining venues, shops, bars, and you are OVERWHELMED by cigarette smoke. It is impossible to avoid. Aside from that, great service, very good food and had a lot of fun.
My Favorite part was the shore excursions and the line dancing activities on the ship..I did not enjoy the food. What I did not like was Carnival would not give a full refund on my cruise due to the storm. They wanted me to drive hundreds of miles where there was a hurricane in progress: put my family in harms way, we did not have anywhere to stay because our hotel was canceled due to storm and power outage and every hotel/and or motel was booked or was charging outrageous rates to stay for a decision they could not guarantee.They did not know if the port would reopen or not...
We really loved the ship! It is laid out really well to handle all the people. Service was great! The only thing we were not big on was there was too much BINGO, could do without the fowl R rated comedy. Not sure what is wrong with people who think that garbage is funny. The shows they put on were great except not a big fan of the karaoke nights instead of real shows. Everything else was wonderful!
We had a great experience. The boarding process went smooth. All of the cruise ship workers were always friendly and helpful. Our stateroom had a balcony and every morning we had coffee and watched the sunrise. We never went hungry as there is always something to eat and drink. The activities onboard were plentiful. We didnt get to experience everything onboard but what we did was fun!
We met lots of other cruisers and everyone was nice and friendly.
CARNIVAL MAGIC IS THE BEST CRUISE THAT I EVER BEEN ON AND I HAVE BEEN ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT CARNIVAL SHIPS IN THE PAST. THE SERVICE WAS GREET THE CREW WAS WONDERFUL, THE ENTIRE STAFF WAS SO FRIENDLY AND THE GUY THAT TOOK CARE OF MY ROOM BENDETOS ROOM 2221 WAS EXTRA WONDERFUL, AND THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND THE ENTERTAINMENT WAS GOOD AND I LOVE , LOVE, LOVE DR. E HE WAS SO GOOD AND THE CASINO WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST THAT I HAVE SEEN ON ANY SHIP. GREAT JOB CARNIVAL MAGIC, I WILL BE BACK IN DECEMBER.
After going on Royal Caribbean Independence of the seas last year I had a lot to compare with Carnival unfortunately Magic wasn't what people describedd, I was expecting fun lots of fun, but even though it wasn't terrible it wasn't for me. The dining area was tide I felt like it was very crowded, and being that it was the Caribbean I was expecting more Caribbean music and freedom to dance. Every dance activity was choreographed to the same steps different song (boring). The crew wasn't as pleasant as Royal Caribbean crew, however I had a great time with my family and the rooms were nice all though I missed the sliding doors. Looking forward to my next Royal cruise
This was an amazing trip. The cruise director Dr. E was fantastic. He was the life of the party! The ship was nice and clean. The staff was great. Our steward Roberto noticed sand in my sneakers and vacuumed them out! The ports we visited were beautiful. I'm considering doing this trip a 2nd time!
The entertainment and the entertainers was very good. Rev. Dr. "E" stole the show. I had so much fun with him. All in all I would give Carnival Magic a five star. The only thing I didn't like was my cousin book me in an inside cabin. That will never never happen again. Oh, I forgot the cigarettes on the ship, I brought was not the same as my regular brand. They were a little longer than my brand and they had a funny taste also. I will not do that again. They say you get what you pay for. The price was right but there was know deal.
There were several problems on the cruise ship. Specifically, my neighbor had very noisy kids and I’ve made complaints every single night and security would come and sometimes they would be quite and sometimes they wouldn’t either way they made my stay simply horrible.
Most importantly, I believe we were wrongfully over charged for drinks. Your ship charged us hidden fees we did not find out about until we left the ship. These "fine print" charges were outrageous. I also asked that no one in my party is to charge anything to my acct. yet there were 4 or 5 charges of internet I was charged against my knowledge. The total extra amount we were charged was $552.07. Thus causing my acct. to be overdrawn.
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.
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