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Price: $     Size: XL     Built: Aug 2010    

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What people said about this ship:

"...I disappointed in where our table was located in the dining room and the location of the" in 41 reviews.

"Other than that Carnival cruise is outstanding and I would love to go again and again." in 22 reviews.

"...on bus experienced a thief..... but really enjoyed grand cayman and cozumel." in 13 reviews.



Carnival Magic departs from:

Galveston, Texas

Carnival Magic sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

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I enjoyed the trip!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

My seven day trip was a great experience. My room 11203 was large and comfortable. The food was very  good with a large variety of dishes.   The evening dinning was an experience that I will not soon forget. The Waiters and cleaning crew were first class! The embarkation and debarkation went smoothly with minimal waiting.

Wanted to stay another day!

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absolutely amazing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

My fiancée and i just got home last week from this trip. It was relaxing and there was much fub to be had. The crew addressed us by name and we felt extremely valued as guests. Highly recommend this trip!! Thus trip also got us both to decide on Jamaica for our 2016 wedding! :D

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A Great Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

We had a great time.  Everyone who worked on the ship was very attentive to us.  The food was fabulous and our waiter Rewel was very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Quality of food was very poor. They served the same food every day.i felt as though they were cleaning out the refrigerator.Even in the dining room the food was poor quality. This is my tenth cruise with carnivsl and it will be my last.We have chosen carnival for the value but the last twi cruises have proven to be a bad decision.Carnival cruislines has started cutting corners and buying substandard food. I will not cruise with them again!!!

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Good Times on Carnival Magic

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

Especially enjoyed the route - Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands & Cozumel; the cabin service was excellent; the food enjoyable, all in all a good trip.  The only small complaint was the service at dinner.....seemed a little hectic, had to pour my own wine at times and one night they did not even bring an ice bucket for my bottle of wine.  Dining service started out superb but went steadily down a little every night.  But overall I was very happy with all aspects of the cruise.  It was my send time to go on the Magic and this route.  I had two 21 years old traveling with me and there was plenty for them to do and they had a wonderful time.  They did excursions in Jamaica and Grand Cayman which were very good.

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Carnival does not back what travel agency sells us

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

i traveled recently on the Carnival Magic. I departed ob 1-4 and returned on 1-11-15. I purchased anytime dining thru my agent and just confirmed that with them before writing this. Upon returning to the ship from a shore excursion I wanted to eat and go to my cabin. I was told by a young lady that I could not eat until 8:15pm. Even though there were hundreds of empty chairs I had been assigned the late seating by Carnival! I explained to young uninterested ears what I had purchased to no avail! I took my complaint to the Matrade. He said even though the dining room was probably 80percent empty I had to wait. He looked on the computer and told me that I had booked anytime dining with my agent but, between my booking and printing my confirmation it had filled up. This is not what my agent told me. My frustration then lead security to revoke my sighn and sail alcahol privileges which I was not using anyway but, security still wanted to visit with me. I told them what happened and they also thought the dining people had handled the situation poorly. I have cruised on Carnival before and this is the poorest operated ship of theirs I have encountered. The most frequently used words were go to Guest Services! They never bothered to tell you why you needed to go. The only people that care about the paying traveling consumers is the crew members that rely upon tips to make a living. The salaried people could care less because the smaller the passenger list the easier it is on them. All I can say is beware of what you are purchasing or think you are because with Carnival they are not the same thing.

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7 Night Eastern Caribbean is a great deal.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

I chose to go on this cruises because I wanted the opportunity to travel and to see other countries. For the value of a ticket, it was a great experience. I went with a co-worker who has never been on a cruise, and we both had a good time. On board the ship there is a variety of activities you can do on board, from going dancing, comedy club, karaoke, listening to cover bands, shows, movies, and games. 

 

For each of the three ports to really get a good experience I advice to do a shore excursion. Unless you like to do a lot of shopping their isn't too much to do in each port but with a shore excursion you can learn about the historical background, you can do a fun activity like riding on a glass bottom boat, or snorkeling, and you can see a different side of the port than you would have on foot.

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Awesome!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

Destinations, food (melting chocolate cake, lobster, buffet), outdoor movie night, etc. Love both the Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph. Carnival Triumph however had fancier decor i.e. kinda like fancy European Studies decor. Carnival Magic does better with the outdoor movie nights.

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Great family vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Dec 21, 2014

We are not cruising/all inclusive people, but needed an affordable get away. While we will likely go back to quiet beach get aways, this cruise surpassed our expectations. Dinner was far better than expected, and they were wonderful accommodating my gluten free diet. The kids (5, 7) enjoyed golf, water park, and freedom to run around. They were not keen on kids club. My 7 year old loved the ropes course (5 too short), but my 5 year old loved the arcade. What's most notable is the staff. They were truly best in class. Genuinely friendly and caring!!  We went back and forth on spending $1k for a balcony and we're not disappointed having spent the money.   The carnival magic at Christmas was very nice!

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Out of the Cold and into the Comfort

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Magic | Sail Date: Dec 21, 2014

This was the first year that we did not have family coming for Christmas so we decided to do the Christmas cruise on the Carnival Magic.  Best decision we ever made.  Instead of constant cooking and cleaning, it was being pampered and waited on.  Everyone was so nice and really made the trip outstanding.  My wife and I are 60ish and we even went zip-lining in the Honduras.  On Christmas, Carnival even made it snow in the atrium while everyone sang Let it Snow.  It will go down as one of our most memorable Christmas' for sure.

Gary-Dallas

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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.

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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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