July 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern
Spectacular views, very entertaining ship, & excellent staff on the Magic! I'm giving 4/5 stars simply because of the extreme rocking/swaying we had the first 3 nights. Once the rocking calmed down, there was still a definite sway everywhere on the ship, but it was tolerable since we had our ear patches. My children weren't too fond of the water park, because the slides hurt their backs, but still a fun place to hang out to get wet. We couldn't have asked for a better staff, & the cruise director (Dr. E) was outstanding! Dominican Republic was gorgeous. I HIGHLY recommend the day pass to Ocean World with the dolphin encounter. While in St. Thomas we did the Kon Tiki excursion. It was nice. We browsed Puerto Rico & enjoyed looking at their buildings, etc. Grand Turk was stunning, but extremely hot & crowded on the beach. The beach chairs to rent were taken quickly, so I would suggest booking an excursion at this port.
Definitely a party ship, with upbeat personalities & carefree, relaxed atmosphere. We always felt welcomed & cared for.