Carnival Magic

3.9 out of 5


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.

Sails from: Port Canaveral, Florida, Miami, Florida

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5 out of 5

Best Vacation Ever! by Funtimes74

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
The service and ship were five star all the way. We booked excursions through american airlines cruise center and couldn't have been more pleased. I will absolutely cruise with Carnival again. All expectations were exceeded

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4 out of 5

Not our best cruise by shillman52

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
In review...slow customer service, comforatable beds, good food, smaller portions but they will bring seconds. I have a real problem with talking politics in the comedy show. Casino was nice. I won $400 my first pull. Felt bad about all the medical emergencies.

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Caribbean Cruise, we really enjoyed ourselves.. I just had a problem with my tour excursions..I not gonna let that stop my Husband and I from cruising with Carnival. and we know now to book our excursions with Carnival now. by Patty2003

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
My cruise was beautiful because it was a Anniversary Gift from my Husband 38yrs. and this was the first time we traveled alone. We're planning our next cruise with the Family and some friends. I will upload some picture later have a doctors

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  • Price: $

  • Size: XL

  • Total Passengers: 4724

  • Total Crew: 1386

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 3.41

  • Built: Aug 2010

  • Number of Decks: 14

  • Total Cabins: 1845

  • Cabin Categories: 38

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akaGrandmaJo says ...
Sep 26, 2016

Try the cove balcony.

gray2884 says ...
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!

Triumphsurvivor says ...
Sep 23, 2014

If you get up early, order room service to tide you over until the lido or mdr opens.

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