Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Good value for the money cruise

Sail Date: November 27, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Inside

New ship, clean and with very good staff. Good amenities but the shows were not up to the level of other cruises. The smaller shows, comedians in particular were quite good but the larger shows in the main showtime theater were only OK. There are a lot of passengers on the ship therefore getting on & off the ship in ports requires a lot of patience. The food quality and optiions were good, but not up to the same level of quality on some other cruise lines. The child care facilities were excellent.

Pros: Service - very helpful staff

Cons: Crowds at disembarkation at ports and cruise end

Recommends Carnival Magic? Yes!

Food and Dining
Good variety and options. Food was sometimes overdone and not hot when served in the main dining room - probably due to the large numbers of people being served. Preferred dining times were not available even after making several requests.
Entertainment
Children's Programs
My son (3 yo) actually requested to go to Camp Carnivalafter the first couple of days and seemed very happy and entertained. He liked the staff. The only negative was the ratio of staff to children in the 2 to 11 age group was insufficient for the first 2 or 3 days but improved a little after that.
Ship Quality
Very clean and esy to get around to the main areas. long waits for elevators sometimes but the stairs are good excercise.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Very friendly and helpful staff


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