Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Disappointing cruise experience

Sail Date: February 26, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was huge and this was the primary problem. They put in lots of extra (very small) cabins, but didn't increase the "commons" areas proportionately. Long lines. Dining "your time" was a disaster on several occasions (lines again - even a pager to summon us). Limited room service menu. Room service not delivered on one occasion

Pros: Departing from Galveston - within easy driving distance

Cons: Tiny cabin, long lines, few interesting activities

Recommends Carnival Magic? No.

Ship Quality
Ship was clean and well decorated
Cabin / Stateroom
Tiny! Even with balcony we felt very cramped. Not even a chair in room
Very clean - stewart did good job in keeping cabin clean and neat
Food and Dining
Food was good overall - The "your time" dining was generally not acceptable - long lines on occasion - had to stand in line for over 30 minutes just to get pager so that we could wait another 30 minutes - will never do this again
Service and Staff
Staff very friendly and generally helpful - sometimes too helpful. My wife uses a cane and felt rushed by staff who wanted to "grab" her tray and get her to a table rather than allowing her to look over selections
Not much variety
"Talent" not very talented

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