Carnival Magic

3.8 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: Aug 2010    

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

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Great cruise

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One thing Carnival can improve is to have Cherry Brandy in the bars so I can have the mixed drink that I like. They should have better comedians.The one we went to see was terrible.We didn't bother with going again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing Ports

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Carnival Magic is a very long ship, not as wide as other ships.  You will get a lot of exercise on the ship.  The pool areas are smaller than other ships.  There are a lot of areas to just sit and listen to live music.  The steakhouse was amazing!  They just kept bringing out food all for $35.00 it was well worth it.  There is a BBQ place on board that does not cost anything extra.  It was very good.  There are several hot tubs and a lot of people can fit comfortably.  This ship is not luxurious, it is comfortable, homey.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

We enjoyed the cruise and the experience of visiting the ports included with the cruise. We found St. Maarten to be very commercial as oppos

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Visiting areas that we had never seen before was probably the best part of the cruise. ST. Maarten was overly commercialized as opposed to the other locations. The day we visited it was raining so it truly put a damper on the day. Store employees were very irritating in that they tried to practically pull you into their stores. This was not the case in any other of the locations. St. Kitts and Turks were wonderful locations. I would highly recommend the snorkeling with open bar on ST. Kitts.

Probably our only mistake was getting a balcony room on the 6th floor of Carnival Magic. It was right above the noisiest music area on the ship. My wife is a very light sleeper and she could not sleep with the loud drums and other music right below our room. The Cruise crew was very understanding about our situation and they gave us a credit for our discomfort. We did appreciate that recognition. From now on we will get a room much higher on the ship. That was our only negative to the cruise. the employees were tremendously helpful to us in all areas.

Will go again for sure!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

27 Cruises -- Plantinum Members -- Growing disappointment

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We have been on over 40 cruises....27 Carnival.

On the positive side, Carnival has vastly improved the embarking and disembarking process.

On the negative....getting more and more passengers on and off appears to be the main priority....even at the expense of the quality of the personal cruise experience.

We are becoming more and more disappointed with Carnival. Each time the personal experience is diminished due mainly  to staff-passenger ratio and Carnival omitting even the small personal touches, & amenities....mints on the pillow, lotion and shampoo in the bathrooms, one complimentary plate brought to the room during the cruise (even 8 day cruise) for Platinum members instead of two ---one sweet and one appetizer plate.

No bar waiters except in Casino, and  one bar, (Play It Again). You have to get your own drinks (squeezing between patrons sitting at the bar), by yelling to get a bartenders attention --they are too busy....then carry them to your seating area, usually requiring  two trips. Only saw one waiter on Lido, but not on upper sun decks. No one is going in their bathing suit or coverup to walk up and down stairs for a Bahama Mama.

Get NFL games....Direct TV, Sunday Ticket. Everyone was told there would be 3 games at the bars on Deck 5. Everyone was livid that we only got one network Sunday game....Miami, of course.

We mainly feel sorry for your waiters and room stewards....You need more. Cut some of the glitz on the ships and hire more people.

 

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1 out of 5

#NEVERCARNIVAL

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

never disclosed balcony overlooked hottub!  Noisy, no privacy, had to keep drapes drawn, negating reason to pay for ocean balcony. All the cruises been on so much to do unable to fit all in. This cruise nothing to choose from at all! Inadequate staffing, LONG lines for everything!! My time dining a joke!  Only booked ship for itinerary and captain could not get into Turks dock due to wind but instead of a comparable port we ended up in Nassau, the cheapest port of all. Sorry, never been on a cruise I didn't like, until now 😥

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

NOV 5-12 MAGIC

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My favorite part of the cruise was the show 88 Keys, a piano/cabaret in the Showtime room.  The food on the ship was very good and the serice in all areas was above average to excellent.  The two arts of the cruise that could be improvd on was the smoking in the casino.  There should be a NON SMOKING area.  Also there should be more paid entertainers and shows. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great time, 1 complaint.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The food and entertainment were excellent; the staff were all wonderful.  I have continuously asked that a small ledge about a foot high be installed in the showers to make it easier for women shaving their legs.  I don't know why this request is ignored time and time again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Poor care on carnival

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

This was supposed to be the nicest of ships I been AN the room

i had no air AN with two fans goin in our cabin it was in the mid 73.6.  That below carnival standards so they thought it was sufficient.  But sleeping under 2 fans has caused each of us to get sick.   Carnival gave us absolutely nothing for the inconvenience AN told us that they couldn't do anything.   I made it a point to not spend any of my money on the boat cause if they don't care about my comfort then why would I wanna invest any of my money with them.    This has been the worst cruise I could have been on.   

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4 out of 5

Surpassed Expectations

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Having been on several Royal Caribbean cruises I was no exactly sure Carnival staterooms would meaure up.  Carnival would not have to go far to beat them in food quality, Royal Caribbean was terrible.  So we got a Deluxe Ocean stateroom.  It surpassed our expectations.  Two bathrooms, one with toilet, shower and sink and another with a bathtub and sink.  The room had a couch, frig and a very large porthole.  The dinning experience was superb.  Really excellent wait staff and vey good menu.  The food was always fresh, never tasted frozen or like a conference dinner rubber chicken.  The vegetables were always fresh and the deserts equally as good.  They even had a 24/7 pizza place, which was excellent as well. 

 

The exertions were well executed and very enteraining.  We snorkeled in Costa Maya and Belize, zipped lined in Roatan, and climbed on a submarine in Cozumel.  All destinations were excellent.  The disembarking and boarding processes were done well.  We never had to process through foreign customs, just ship card and driver's license.  

 

Port Canaveral was excellent, very efficient boarding and disembarking there as well. 

 

They had several good  programs for children of all ages.  We recommend the Carnival Magic to anyone.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

A wonderful cruise!!!! Lovely Ship!!!

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We had a lovely trip..beautiful ship..with alot of marble and pretty lights..The cruise director..Dr. E was a trip!!! So funny and entertaining!!!! Joel, Iputu, and Jose were wonderful to us in the Southern Lights dining room to our party of 10!! and really did a GREAT Job!!!!!! Thanks so much guys!! The food and the desserts were really good..so fish dishes were dry, my husb said..and needed more more or flavor..Wish there was more than only 1 main production show..most ppl were complaining abt that..too many comics!! Nice top tier party..but a bit raucous...snacks were good though..Our room steward Nina did a good job..although a bit testy due to the fact I had called guest services for some ice and more pillows...We were in room 6299...overall..we enjoyed our cruise..and had a nice time!!!  The Lucketts, Winterville NC

 

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Triumphsurvivor
Contributor Level: Second Mate

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

Angela152
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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.

keywest1
Contributor Level: First Mate

Try the cove balcony.

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Price

XL

Size

Aug 2010

Built

4724

Total Passengers

3.41

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1845

Total Cabins

38

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