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Carnival Magic

September 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

Carnival Magic vacation

We just finished our cruise on Carnival Magic.  First time on this ship.  It is a beautiful ship with plenty of places to go and enjoy.  There were a number of people on this cruise, but we did not feel crowded.  We had a balcony room on the 8th deck and loved it.  Our cabin steward was wonderful, always taking care of the room and greeting us with "Hello, how was your day" or "Remember the sun block!"  The food was very good and our wait staff was excellent.  We ate one night at the Italian Dinning and it was out of sight.  Well worth the up charge. Dr. E was our cruise director and can not say enough about his ability to run things and entertain.  This was his last cruise on Magic, I am not sure where he goes from here, but I am sure he will do well.  A couple of things that could be done better:  There was on 2 nights of entertainment in the Entertainment Show area.  Missed those extra evenings.  Actually Dr. E could have used that room for his time, which was in the atrium and not enough seats.  Pictures are still very pricey.  They need to work on the elevators and not have any "X" out.  Too many people needing to use them for any elevators not to be working.  All in all we had a wonderful vacation and certainly would go on the Magic again.

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Carnival Splendor

September 2014 - Carnival Splendor to Canada, New England, New York

Great cruise

We celebrated our 45th Anniversary on Carnival Splendor and had a great time.  We didn't mind the decorations or the pink, infact my  husband enjoyed this decore better than some he called circus like.

We were upgraded to a "Spa Cabin" and loved the access to the spa area.  Now we are spoiled.  The ship kept very clean, the workers go over and above to make your vacation a good one.  The room always clean, everyone passed had a smile and "hello" and I certainly appreciate that.

We were on deck 10 forward and had to learn a good way to get to the back of the ship for our lunch and dinner time.  Once an easy was learned we used it for our travels back and forth.

The food was good and not to be complained about.  The entertainment was very good - we enjoyed each evening.

I do wish the photos were better priced.  I only purchased one.  If they had package prices I'm sure they would do better with sales.

We certainly enjoyed each stop and were blessed with great weather - Halifax had drizzle, but a good day.

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lindablankenshi's Tips

Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - Make sure you take advantage of deck 5 and the walk around outside deck. It is great and not many ships have this.
New York, New York - Don't be afraid to use the subway. Easy to get around at a good price.
Saint John, New Brunswick - People wonderful - love the rose when you get off ship. Go to Fundy's Bay - a beautiful area. We rented a car - nice trip
Carnival Splendor Carnival Splendor - We enjoy eating breakfast in the restaurant. Nice and relaxing. Also certainly enjoyed the "Brunch Days"

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