Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 22, 2011

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review summary

Brand new ship for 2011. Recommended for families.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
Took the Taormina & Greek Theatre Tour. My favorite tour so far. However, there was not much time to spend shopping or to sit and sip coffee.
Don't Miss: Views from Taormina

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

1 out of 5
Took the City Sightseeing Tour. No time to shop and experience the city of Palma.
Don't Miss: La Seo

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Took the Angels and Demons Tour. The tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Her English was understandable and engaging. I wish Carnival stayed overnight here instead of Venice. The lunch that was provided on this tour was fixed and there were no choices/menu.

Venice, Italy

1 out of 5
Took the St. Mark's Experience. I did not enjoy this at all. The tour guides were not as engaging. I suggest to experience Venice on your own and skip the shore excursion given that the ship is docked overnight.
Don't Miss: St. Mark's, Gelato, Coffee

Marseille (Provence), France

1 out of 5
Not much to see in Marseille at this point due to the ongoing renovations around the city. Dirty surroundings.
Don't Miss: Cathdrale de la Major

Savona (Genoa), Italy

3 out of 5
Carnival's "Best of Genoa" shore excursion is just ok. The focaccia and wine were served while visiting the Palazzo Rosso. However, the wine was served on plastic cups not on a "glass" as described on Carnival's website.
Don't Miss: Pesto, Focaccia

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
Took the Taste of Sorrento & Pompeii Tour.
Don't Miss: Olive Oil, Handmade Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese

Pros: John Heald (Cruise Director), Main Dining Room Service

Cons: Food

Recommends Carnival Magic? Yes!

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