Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
7+ cruises

Review
1

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4 out of 5

Awesome cruise

Sail Date: December 11, 2011

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

It was a gorgeous ship. Especially liked the Red Frog Pub and Serenity deck areas.

Pros: Cleanliness and beauty of ship, especially as decorated for the holidays

Cons: Debarkation process in ports

Recommends Carnival Magic? Yes!

Ship Quality
It was exceptionally clean. It had a familiar layout that was easy to navigate.
Food and Dining
We had requested anytime dining but had booked too late to get it so tried to change our dining time when we boarded the ship. We couldn't do that so were stuck with the 8:15 time which was a little too late for us. We ended up going to the Lido buffet area a couple of times when we didn't want to eat that late and were very disappointed in the quality and selection of food. The Northern Lights dining room, however, had excellent food and wonderful service.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our balcony stateroom was on Deck 6 near the forward elevators. It was very comfortable and convenient. Room steward did great job taking care of our every need. We always enjoy the towel animals and usually took pictures of them each evening.
Service and Staff
Dining room staff was exceptional, but I didn't feel the Lido buffet staff was real friendly or helpful. There was one bartender in the Red Frog Pub from Nigeria who had been with Carnival for 19 years who was very friendly and welcoming--don't remember his name.
Entertainment
Variety and comedy shows were good. Otherwise, not enough options that we were interested in.


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