what a disappointment

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 78

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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9 Night Mediterranean (Venice To Barcelona)
Sail Date: May 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
regardless whether Lido or dining room, food was luke warm; poor selection of food choices; limited fruit and vegetables; only pizza available for odd hours; desserts presented well, but tasteless [other than the chocolate feast].

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
food always luke warm; poor selection of choices; limited choice of fruits and vegetables; only pizza available for odd hours


1 out of 5
we actually walked out of several shows due to the lack of quality... the final night was the exception - what a show! and what a response! Being the Inaugural cruise, we were expecting more excitement, fan fare - not a token gift

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
children were kept busy, and appeared to be happy!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
our luggage did not arrive for 5 days! the staff went out of their way to help us [by giving us personal items, t-shirt, discount for shop purchases, and actually doing our laundry as we had only what we wore!]

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
layout excellent, but poor decorating in caribbean bar [decorated in British pub colors!]; main area decorated with 'green eyes' [not inviting - and certainly not in ocean colors!]

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
well done! bathroom and shower a big plus! great staff!
3 out of 5
trains were on strike, staff didn't know or care, thus we were forced to hire a private taxi. Naples drivers are wild, very disconcerting - a definate 'do not do'
Don't Miss: Sorrento is a 'must do'
5 out of 5
We did the Cinque Terre - which has been upgraded since we were here 2 years ago...
Don't Miss: Cinque Terre
5 out of 5
We did the Easy Rome; had a great driver who made sure both sides of the bus had adequate time for pictures...
Don't Miss: St Peter's Square
5 out of 5
Taormina is a 'must do' - the Greek Theatre was incredible - and the leader very articulate
Don't Miss: The Greek Theater and Taormina

Pros: cleanliness of ship, friendliness of staff

Cons: food always luke warm; poor food selection; no covered pool or hot tub

Recommends Carnival Magic? No.

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