July 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western
The cruise line should definitely not be allowed to automatically charge your credit card per person per night for gratuities...nor to automatically charge you 15% on drinks that are ordered. This is absurd!! How is this allowed? A person should be allowed to tip what they want, not be told what to tip. I am sure many people are not aware that the charge is automatic. It is the same charge for children per day, if there are 2 adults and 2 children in a cabin - this adds up to $48. per day per cabin.
On the first day, the ship turned around for an emergency; we never went to the designated island but to Key West instead which I thought there should have been a compensation. We have been to Key West twice before but never to the island on the itinerary.
One day the on our end of the boat smelled like sewer all afternoon and into the evening and the odor was very strong in our room.
We were not happy with this cruise and it was expensive!!