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Carnival Magic first debuted in May 2011, and offers year-round Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, just east of Orlando. The second of Carnival’s Dream-class ships, the Magic marked a departure away from the bright (and at times overwhelming) design of earlier Carnival vessels, which were characterised by architect Joe Farcus’ distinct palette of bright neons. Magic’s modern and updated decor was matched by other innovations in restaurants, cabins, and entertainment, most notably Sportsquare, an activity deck with outdoor exercise equipment, and the now iconic RedFrog Pub, a late-night pub where Jimmy Buffet would feel right at home.

Carnival Magic is perfect for travelers seeking non-stop celebration with an informal, backyard-barbecue vibe. You can expect the public areas to be bustling and loud on sea days, and a jovial and rambunctious attitude is shared by young and old passengers alike. The Serenity adults-only area is a great option for those looking for a temporary escape from the commotion, but introverts and wallflowers will likely feel overwhelmed by the nonstop energy. With a capacity of 3,690 passengers, Magic is still one of the largest Carnival ships in the fleet, and was only recently surpassed by Carnival Vista in 2016.

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Sails from:

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida , Miami, Florida

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Eastern , Caribbean - Southern , Caribbean - Western

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3.4 out of 5

Ok cruise, just ok! by hgie99

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The ports were not too bad. The food onboard was not good at all. We’ve done several cruises and this was by far the worst. The room smelled like molded on three nights and the hall smelled molded also. The service was very good. The activity director was rude and not so good. My kids love to eat but they hated the food.

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3.9 out of 5

It was ok. I really expected more being this was my first time. by tmwilson

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I will give carnival another try. I overall Loved being on the ship

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3.5 out of 5

Good bad and ugly by angelkeim

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Carnival has become a Walmart of cruises. They treat you like cattle and don’t make you feel special. They may be cheaper but it’s not worth it. The staff are good but the company has made cruising a no frills uneventful experience. They could take lessons from Celebrity or Holland

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5 out of 5

Great 7 day cruise by mncherring

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We had a great time on this cruise.weather was good, staff very nice.Food was very good.all porys wete nice and family friendly excursions available.

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4.2 out of 5

Our Best Cruise Ever!!! by LinusDelacruz

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7 days is just right for a vacation, destinations were perfect. Carnival just need to improve their embarkation at Grand Cayman.

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ToddTheCruiser
Sep 07, 2017

Never book an aft balcony deck 6. Yes, my fault for booking late and it was the only balcony left. Now I know why.

gray2884
Jan 24, 2015

Go to the lido deck bar and look for Eko and Suanatara. Tip them well and they will pour heavy and toss drinks your way. Plus they are a great pair of guys!

akaGrandmaJo
Sep 26, 2016

Try the cove balcony.

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