August 2015 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western
We enjoyed our itinerary to Cozumel, Belize, and Mahogany Bay. Embarkation/Debarkation process is always the most taxing and moved very slowly through customs. The excursions were vast and varied and we heard many couples talking favorably about them so we would do this cruise again just to try new excursions. The dining experience on Carnival is always pleasant. The main complaint on this cruise was the incredibly lack of speed on the internet plans--we used all our minutes just trying to connect. All we did was to check email and messages each day for maybe 15 minutes and we burned through the plan in less than 4 days because of poor connections. Disappointing and frustrating. Magic is a large ship-crowded with families, and we booked late. Being further forward would have been optimal. Heard that the spa deck was the quietest. Deck 9 aft wasn't always quiet, but we used music or ear plugs at night. Very handy to the Lido! Always appreciate the crew--efficient and expert. Also appreciated the cruise director and his enthusiasm, but selected announcements. One of our best cruises ever!