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Carnival Magic

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What people said about this ship:

"Our wait staff in the formal dining room were very entertaining." in 37 reviews.

"This was my third Carnival cruise but my first on Carnival Magic." in 21 reviews.

") with a small parade to the Ocean Plaza followed by a party up on the Lido Deck by the pool." in 18 reviews.


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race21cals
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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What an awesome trip

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Had a great time on the Carnival Magic, we are planning our next cruise already. I would recommend this trip for all ages. The dinning was great. The food amazing no matter where we ended up. The buffets were always plentiful. The fruit was delicious. I enjoyed several surarfree desserts that were a deligtful change. The entertainment was always enjoyable.The outside theatre movies were fun as well. Enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. A truely great expierence   

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last night of the cruise lobster rabbit

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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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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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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Very disappointing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014

The beer and food were always cold. Service in dinning room was horrible. The staff was not friendly they looked like they did not want to be there and you could never get any service on deck. One morning we woke to throw up still in elevator every morning we woke to the back deck still dirty with beer bottles and food on tables and/or ground from night before. There was always one broken elevator.  The boat actually broke and we were late getting to our first port of call. This was our first trip with carnival and will be our last sorry to say. I will stick with Norwegian no problems there!!!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Had an AMAZING time on the Magic!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014

I can't say enough good things about our cruise!   By far one of the best experiences for my family and I!   The ship is absolutely beautiful!  We stayed in cabin 6295 which was a balcony cabin.  It was spacey and comfortable.   Our room stewards treated us great and were always prompt getting us anything we needed.    

The FOOD was SOOOO good everywhere we ate!   I think I gained  15lbs eating!    We ate in the dining room most of our nights--  I can't say enough about our wait staff..   LOVE THEM!   Such great guys with killer service!   I wanted to take all of them home with me.!  LoL

My 10 year old daughter always found plenty of things to do on the ship.   Waterworks was her favorite.   But she  also really enjoyed  Camp Carnival...   She made several of friends there and they always had a good time.   I always felt that she was safe to go do her own thing on the ship at times which is always a good  feeling.    The Magic is VERY kid friendly!   I've been on the Conquest before and it just didn't compare!   So if your traveling with kids I highly recommend this ship!

 

We cant't wait for our next cruise ... Best way to travel!    

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Popular Tips for Carnival Magic


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.

race21cals
Third Mate

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

Stronzo1950
Third Mate

The Seaday Brunch is fabulous!

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