August 2016 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Magic
Value for your money
Highlight was Cruise Director Reverend Dr E who always gave us great performances, while we sang and danced along the 70s and 80's music! Can't say this for nightly Carnival Legend singers. Vocals not strong or maybe the sound equipment needs to be better. Shows are mediocre at best. Recommend a spinoff Broadway show like Motown! Royal Caribbean has Rock of Ages! Next is the disappointment of having semi-formal night on a day returning from a port - San Juan. It was always on last cruising day. So we missed it! No it's not enough to print it in the daily planner. There were no announcements and during dinner the waiters did not say anything about it either. Next are the shops on board- not enough. Liquor selection was minimal. Overcrowding in the hallway for Fun Shop sales. Recommend to reduce the photo level and add more shops. With iPhones and iPads most don't buy pictures anyway. Just saying. Now about debarkation- what a mess in gangway elevators and stairs! Here's a suggestion-designate an elevator for all guests in wheelchairs and their family. They need to get off first! I had to contend with stopping and going behind someone who could not move due to overcrowding. Let's talk food - sooo much better! Everyday was excellent! Not microwave tasting like in years past. Compliments to the chefs! Loved movie nights for the kids and adults alike. Oh, bring back the printed on board charges to the cabins on the last night. I totally forgot to print and now have to call to get one. It's a pain, yes.