Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

"Magic" is the right name!

Sail Date: July 03, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This ship is brand new and it shows! The common areas and entertainment areas are very well laid out. There is honestly nothing bad I can say about this beautiful ship.

Pros: The common and entertainment areas

Cons: n/a

Recommends Carnival Magic? Yes!

Service and Staff
The staff on the ship were genuinely nice without being saccharine sweet or fake in any way. They were very nice and friendly and concerned about doing their jobs well and making sure you had a good time.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The food was very high quality and left nothing to be desired. They even offered many vegetarian options that were delicious!
Cabin / Stateroom
The staterooms were very well-appointed and much larger than those in ships I have sailed on in the past.
The entertainment was great. I spent a lot of time in the Punchliner Comedy Club and greatly enjoyed myself.
Messina, Sicily
We expected Sicily to be a waste when it was in fact, an amazing place! Sicily has a rich history evident in the architecture, the people were unbelievably warm and friendly and I have never, ever, had such amazing cannoli.
Don't Miss: Taormina, the Greek Theatre, and Cannoli!
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Florence was very easy to manage and navigate around. There are amazing statues everywhere you look.
Don't Miss: The Duomo and Michaelangelo's "The David"
Naples, Italy
Naples is dirty, difficult to navigate, and terrifying when attempting to cross the street. Skip the city altogether and do a tour of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, or Herculeum. **Note: Pompeii was a pleasure center and is full of things not recommended for small children.**
Don't Miss: Pompeii if not with small children.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
ROME is INCREDIBLE!!! We did the "Rome at its Best!" and could not have enjoyed it more. It was very strenuous walking, but totally worth it.
Don't Miss: The Coliseum and the Vatican City
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Easy to traverse on your own.
Don't Miss: The Old city on the Rock

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