Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

enjoyed the cruise

Sail Date: May 01, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Impressive ship.

Pros: food and comfort. The evning shows were spectacular.

Cons: number of people -- a bit overwhelming. Not enough variation in activities while at sea.

Recommends Carnival Magic? Yes!

Service and Staff
Ship Quality
All was excellent but the size of ship a bit too large for our taste after experiencing this ship.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Way too many people on tours from several ships in town. Made the visit difficult. Not enough time to see the sites--given 45 minutes on own to see Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Pantheon. The Vatican was so crowded unable to see much of anything. The audio equipment didn't work for the tour much of the time. The guide on the bus not well versed or very friendly. We would not recommend seeing Rome in this way.
Messina, Sicily
Messina not worth spending time walking around. We did hear from our friends that Taurmina tour was good.
Venice, Italy
Murano, St. George and gondola ride. Not enough time for Murano. St. George a waste of time--cathedral under construction--there's many other churches that would be preferable to see.
Don't Miss: Time on own to walk around and see San Marco square and basilica was worthwhile.
Naples, Italy
Tour along Amalfi Coast, stopping in Amalfi.
Don't Miss: Pompeii--excellent
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Trip to Caves of Dragh--interesting as well as the motorcoach ride seeing the countryside getting there. Could skip the stop at the pearl factory--a waste of time.
Marseille (Provence), France
winery in Avignon not worth seeing
Savona (Genoa), Italy
trip to St. Marguerita, Portofino, Camogli

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