Disappointing cruise experience

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 26, 2012
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 6 years ago
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

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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


3 out of 5
Not much variety "Talent" not very talented

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
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

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Ship was clean and well decorated

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
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

Pros: Departing from Galveston - within easy driving distance

Cons: Tiny cabin, long lines, few interesting activities

Recommends Carnival Magic? No.

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