PhotoEmpress

PhotoEmpress
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Hometown: MIchigan
Joined: 11/27/2015
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About PhotoEmpress

We are a traveling family with young children. Our plan is to see the world as a family and boy have we got a good start! We are slowing moving from a traveling family to a traveling tribe, as we now have extending family running amuck with us!!


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Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruise Lines

Ships: Carnival Magic

Destinations: Caribbean

Ports: Port Canaveral, Florida


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Carnival Magic

July 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

Tons and Tons of Family Fun

We had a GREAT time on the Carnival Magic! There was so much stuff to do we couldn't even do it all! We stayed on deck 9 mid ship, which is perfect for families who have kids going to Camp Ocean. The midship elevators are the only elevators that let you out directly in front of Camp Ocean. Make sure your kids stay for at least one of their parties. Our kids loved it and received awesome goodie bags. We came to pick them up around 1am and they still weren't ready to go! 

 

5 stars for the food and our head waiter Hengrik and room steward Ramell, they were top notch. The cruise director Dr. E has got to be the one of the hardest working men at sea! Carnival is truly the Fun ship, the neon 80's Rock and Glow Party was epic! I highly recommend the Cat in the Hat breakfast as well as the Chef's Table. I can do a review on the Chef's Table by itself, it was just that good!Love

 

Initially, my husband (1st time cruiser) was not wowed by the idea of cruising as a vacation, but he had so much fun, that he now wants to go on another one!

 

I took off 1 star because the Magic had a strong sewage smell toward the back of the ship on decks 7 & 8 it turned my stomach. Luckily our cabin was on deck 9, but I really feel for the cruisers who had to smell sewage for the length of their vacation.

 

 

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Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)

June 1996 - Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) to Caribbean - Bahamas

PhotoEmpress's Tips

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - Coki beach is the best for snorkeling with young children. Our 3 year could see fish, and she was only in the water waist deep!
Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - The midship elevators are the only elevators that let you out directly in front of Camp Ocean! Choose your state room wisely :)
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Favorite port! Too much to see and do, we'll have to make this a separate vacation.

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