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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The ship was OK but nothing really stood out. We had high expectations because it was a brand new ship but it did not impress us. The layout was odd and not well thought out. For example, they positioned the sports court right above the family italian restaurant and it was really noisy in the restaurant when the court was in use. The pools were very small and we were not fans of the contemporary pool deck furnature. It was very hot in the sun.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food in the marketplace restaurant was very good. We liked the indian, burrito, and wok stations. We were not impressed with the offerings in the main dining room and were bored with the menus by the end of the cruise.


1 out of 5
The shows on this boat were some of the worst we have experienced in our many years of cruising. They had some very talented bands/singers/piano and guitar players on this cruise. Individually, they stood out.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff on the ship was friendly and focused on providing great service.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Rooms were consistent with other carnival ships.
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Go to Cassis
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Go to Sorrento and Positano on the Amalfi coast
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Go to Portofino
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Try a wine tasting tour. We had a great day doing this at the foot of Mt. Etna.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Visit historic rome and see all of the favorites

Pros: The red frog bar and entertainer

Cons: varietyquality of the food in the main dining room

Recommends Carnival Magic? No.

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