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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 22, 2012
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Inside
Reviewed: 4 years ago
We recently sailed on the Carnival Magic. The service of the staff was outstanding.

The excursion options had a nice selection but standing in line and waiting for buses took away time and did not allow time for exploring or souvenir shopping. Somehow in Cayman we were the first in line but ended up being the last on the bus so that took away 45 minutes from time in the water. When we got to Seven Mile beach there were no umbrellas available for rentals for 30 minutes and yet again more time was wasted. By the end of the trip, the standing in line for everything - pictures, buffet, to be seated for formal dining, stores, excursions, to get on and off the boat, to see shows was most annoying.

The casino was small but nice. I appreciated that one side was for smokers and the other side was for non-smokers. The comedy acts were entertaining. Some of the shows were great and others were mediocre. The schedule offered bingo, trivia, deck parties and other activities to keep the cruisers entertained.

Carnival should offer the option to make reservations for showtimes.

Overall, it was a pleasant experience for a first cruise.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was very clean. The inside gym had a lot of machines and was quite impressive. The dining rooms were very nice and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. There was supposed to be an adult pool area but there were kids in the pool.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: Endless Food\, Great Crew

Cons: Long lines\, Can't reserve shows

Recommends Carnival Magic? Yes!

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