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

Cruises to: Caribbean - Eastern, Caribbean - Western, Caribbean - Southern

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4.6 out of 5

Awesome, cruise ship was great, staff super, ports super, overall exprience was memorable. by gc1man47315484

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Overall our very best cruise, exceptional staff, met new friends on board, walked away feeling good.

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5 out of 5

Amazing!! by spbartlett87

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
The whole vacation was amazing! From the ship to the islands, every second was fulfilled with exactly what a vacation should be. We'll definitely be back!

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3.5 out of 5

Carnival Magic is suitable for young children and teenager by alanpeiying

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If you like quite ship or good Broadway shows, try other cruises line. Food quality and services were average.

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4.7 out of 5

Enjoyable trip by tahaney4

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Overall we enjoyed our trip. I wish the guest services and shore excursion desk staff were helpful and friendly. The shore excursion desk staff were to the point of being rude.

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5 out of 5

February eastern Caribbean by LisaBoo

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We had a wonderful trip and would recoit to anyone.

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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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