Carnival Magic is an extra large ship, carrying 4724 passengers and 1386 crew, and sails from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Price: $     Size: XL     Built: Aug 2010    

What people said about this ship:

"...I disappointed in where our table was located in the dining room and the location of the" in 95 reviews.

"...i a show that i would want to attend as i have on other carnival cruise s." in 38 reviews.

"I was disappointed with the amount of time we had to spend in Jamaica and Grand Cayman." in 19 reviews.


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Favorite part of the cruise - Food was excellent!  Was very disappointed in the Muster Drill.  Whoever was announcing the muster drill did not take it serious.  There were no signs directing us where to go, and all passengers were confused in my muster station at to when the drill was finished.  I believe Safety is not a priority on the ship.  In the muster drill, we were in one of the nightclubs for teens there was a wooden box in the middle of the dance floor, when we thought "we were done"  a woman crossed the dance floor and apparently did not see the box on the floor she tripped and fell onto her knee and her wrist.  At that point there was not one not one crew member that sprang into action.  Very surprised.  At times as well there was a stink like sewer gas that spread through the cabins as well as on the second level of the LIDO deck.  Not sure what that was. With unforeseen circumstances we were detained to even board the ship because of a "bomb" threat as well as skipping one of the islands because of a medical emergency turning the ship around and sailing to Miami.  Passengers were not at all compensated.Surprised  Surprised ship was not cleaner.  Signage was also not very clear.

 

 

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Extremely Disappointed

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The dinning experience was horrible! Service was extremely slow and inattentive. Food would sit until luke warm at best. One night we set for 15 minutes before we got any service. Quality of food varied from good at best to poor, especially the seafood.  The best thing going for the ship was their Cruise Director. Dr E was always up beat and entertaining.  Needed some assistance once and after asking 6 crew members for help with no avail, gave up and took matters in my own hands and not at anytime did someone from the crew ask if they could help. Will probably never do another Carnival cruise again!

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The kids enjoyed the slide and outdoor sports area. My husband liked meeting and talking with the employees and learning about their backgrounds. I liked the unique meals and desserts at dinner along with the ability to find a quiet area to relax.

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Could be better

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The best part of the cruise was entertainment and the service from the staff. I was disappointed because with did completed our itinerary, I know was on emergency but Personally I think we should cancel one of our stops to Mexico and visit Roatan Honduras as planned.

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Almost was amazing

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We loved the magic carnival. The staff was truly amazing as well as the service. At times the boat seemed crowded at the pools and family dance party night, was not safe for children because of some drunk adults. DR E does make the adventure fun..Our true disappoint was not going to the ports we paid for. We totally understand accidents happen and wish the man well but for all the money we paid for these ports as well as all of the travel insurance people paid to protect their  journey, i found it was unfounded how the quickest way to get a heartattack victim to the hospital quickly is to turn the whole boat around. 

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horrible family vacation

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The whole experience was a nightmare. From not being able to check in until almost 4pm after arriving at 12. They had us waiting outside in the sun for an hour without any explanations as to what was happening. Once the staff got evacuated from the terminal we were told to go under the parking lot for shade. Then we were told to go to terminal five to be in air conditioning as some people were passing out. At terminal we were given numbers and told to sit and we were not allowed to use our phones at all. No explanation were given as to what was going on. We were a party of 12 and some had already boarded the ship. We had diving all the way from NJ which is an 18 drive and were tired and hungry. We were Goldwater would be handed out however, they did hours later. Once we boarded the ship at around 4 pm or so we went to eat however, the buffet would only be open for another 15 minutes and we did not have time to eat. Are dinner table for 12 was not reserved as we had asked for an were told it was not Carnival's fault but instead it was problem. We were also told we would receive an onboard credit of $75 and we never received it. Went to guest services and were told again that it was orbits fault and we would need to contact them to assist. Staff was very rude and unwilling to help. We looked forward to stopping at Honduras and were going to meet family at the port however, we did not stop there and instead stopped at Key West FL. No explanation as to why we would not make it on time. Our itinerary was completely shortened as well. Definitely the worst cruise experience I have ever been through. We were planning to book an Alaska cruise in 2017 however, after this experience we will look at other cruise lines. We have been on over 10 cruises and never experienced such horrible service. At the pool one day out of nowhere the staff started closing it while we were swimming and did not say why, we asked and were told someone had vomited as we were swimming. How about tell us all to evacuated imidiately as that is not only disgusting but also can be a health hazard. The pool was completely full of swimmers. We are very dissatisfied and dissapointed as we planned and looked forward to this family trip for over a year. It is very difficult to get us all together and unfurtunately it was not what we expected at all. Instead of making positive memories we are left with negative experience and memories. Not sure if we will ever use or Carnival after this experience.

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Memorable cruise....

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Favorite part of the cruise was cruise director Everett and the entertainment. Housekeeping and staff was Great. Only improvement was nothing but Pizza or burgers available after 2:30. If you missed this time, then you had to wait till dinner after 6.

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Wonderful Trip

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I enjoyed the trip.  My son and I had a blast on the ship.  The activities and shows were great.  You had plenty to do on sea days.  My four stars was due to Amber Cove.  It is a new addition to the cruise tours and I would have rather stopped in St Martin versus Amber Cove.  Otherwise, cruise was great. 

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Could have been better

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This is my third cruise with carnival and I have to say this one was lacking. This is a bigger boat we thought we would like it better but bigger isn't always better. My favorite part of the cruise wand the coordinator Dr. E. He made things fun. But that's it. The staff seemed to be new and not ready for the long work hours. Our first night at the dining hall the waiter had no energy, our cocktail waitress was rude enough that my brother asked them if they were ok. The shows were ok. Our housekeeping staff was nice can't complain. They did their job and was very friendly he even remembered our names. We enjoy the ports we stopped at and the kids enjoyed the pool. Hard for me to get in cause it was always crowded during the day. Also liked the  obstacle course. All in all we had a good time and would try another ship

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Carnival magic

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We had a really good time on this cruise. We did A guided jeep tour in St. Thomas. It was a lot of fun and brand new jeeps. The cruise was really clean, shows were good and a lot of kids activities. The pools, as always, stay full all day. The room was a decent size and we enjoyed the balcony. All in all, the cruise was a great family vacation and we look forward to another one soon. 

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

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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.

On the Elegant night be sure and eat in the main dining room if you like filet migon it was great

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