Carnival Almost Gets It Right
Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: September 04, 2011
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryExcellent ship; well thought out functionality; Operationally very efficient - embarkation, debarkation, excursion egress/ingress, and good (but not overbearing) communication by the Cruise Director.
Plenty of amenities - could always find something to do and/or quiet space.
Serenity Deck - good concept that is frequently oversubscribed; in spite of crew members doing a good job enforcing the rules.
Smoking on-board is only real negative with this (Carnival) ship(s).
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
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Don't Miss: Gondola Ride, Grand Canal Tour, St Mark's Basillica
Don't Miss: Train tour
Don't Miss: "Old City" Dubrovnik
Don't Miss: Colliseum, Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basillica and more.
Don't Miss: Mt Etna (to the top!) and Taormina (just beautiful!)
Don't Miss: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Michaelangelo's David, walking Florence
Pros: Entertainment, Itinerary, Room Steward, Ship Amenities, Ship Operation
Cons: Smoke In Hallways, Port-side Smoking Sections