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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2011
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Very beautiful ship. We had a major problem from the beginning. The Redfrog Pub was directly below our stateroom. HORRIBLE!!! Could hear the music, laughter, noise every night. I mean bass shaking the walls at times. I have already rebooked for another cruise on this ship so overall I did like it BUT even though they gave me a $691.00 credit toward price of the cruise, not enough for the inconvenience. When I rebooked, I made sure I was far away from the pub!!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Was unable to go to dining room because of late shore excursions BUT the Lido Marketplace was pretty good. In the buffet line at night, the food was hit and miss as far as temperature of food.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Rating says it all

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Everything was excellent but location of room with problem as described above
3 out of 5
Went to Mt. Etna. AWESOME GUIDE! Just didnt like Messina that much.
5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful.
Don't Miss: Couldnt go wrong on anything on this port.
5 out of 5
Went to Sistine Chapel/The Vatican...totally enjoyed. So much more there I would like to see.
5 out of 5
Loved Venice. Went on Gondola ride (awesome); went to St. Mark's Square (awesome); went to Murano and Burano (awesome)
3 out of 5
I did not like Florence at all. Too crowded, traffic horrible. Hot day so that may have had something to do with it!!
5 out of 5
Riviera Spectacular was an excellent shore excursion.

Pros: Cruise director, beauty of the ship, friendliness of staff

Cons: ran out of water on days of shore excursions, lack of efficiency re shore excursions

Recommends Carnival Magic? Yes!

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