March 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western
Loved the cruise its was lots of fun! Only major issue was that the cruise had a lot of kids on board running around everywhere without there parents a lot of the time, which got irritating. The kids constantly took over the pools and hot tubes and would ruin the adults quite relaxation. They would also run and shout all over the ship, which also ruined the outside movies on the top deck too.
Only other concern was that the excursions that I booked through CruiseOnly, didn't specifically inform me that the trips were not booked through the ship. I guess I presumed that the excursions would have been book via a third party through the ship; however, the trips were a separate group that we had to get to on our own. We should have been informed prior to purchasing the excursions that these trips would not be through the ship and we would be left behind if we were late to the ship, as the ship was not guaranteed to wait for us. The ships crew kept continually stating that people who booked a cruise with the ship were guaranteed to get back on the boat. This caused me a few problems on the days we did trips and a little grief when we had to rush back to ship to get back by the specified time frame. The heavy traffic day in Jamaica almost caused us to miss the boat; however, thanks to our taxi driver we made it back with only a little time left before the boat departed.
I did like the fact that the CruiseOnly excursions had less people and we were in a huge group of tourists. It made the cruise more personal and more enjoyable as well!