Carnival Magic

3.9 out of 5

Overview

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

Cruises to: Caribbean - Eastern, Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Okay by frobe11

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Service was excellent, cabin was good...everything else (food, entertainment, choice of shows, etc.) was basically mediocre. 3 of 4 ports were good and local guides for excursions were great.

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4 out of 5

Nice getaway by Dmh00

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Wasn't able To do original itinerary due to hurricane, was ok, Bahamas eh, half moon cay I would do again. Grand Turk would like to see after they recover from hurricane mess

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4 out of 5

Fall Cruise by asummers8585

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Very nice cruise. It went very smoothly. Our cabin was great. The ports were average. The it itenery was adjusted due to prior hurricanes. We felt the food and service were very good. The evening shows from the house entertainment staff were very good.

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4 out of 5

Enjoyed the beauty by Cruiser45859429

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I went with my sister and made memories . We were the best hands at sea cruise met a lot of nice people in our group enjoyed being part of them my sister is a Pezz head collector and I am her enabler. I enjoyed the guy Ferrary‘s burgers and of course you’re pizzeria I took full of vantage of those areas your desserts were OK the one that was my favorite was the chocolate melting cake

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Wonderful Caribbean Cruise by janetwyatt7

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
Deluxe OV Cabin was great. The smell outside the cabin was terrible. Smelled of mildew and mold. Definitely a water leak close to cabin (1419). Fans used outside in hall almost daily.

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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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