Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

First time cruising

Sail Date: March 31, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

We started off good as the Carnival staff noticed my husband had handicaps and had us get on the ship without having to stand in the long lines. It was so very nice of them to do that for him. We really wasn't sure when we first got in the ship as to where to go; not much direction but after looking around and reading we found out. The staff in the Northern Dining room were absolutely fantastic. Alekandra was the nicest waiter I have ever meet and treated everyone fantastic and had tons of personality! The state rooms were clean and comfortable and were kept clean the entire trip; very fast also. If you have children there were tons of things for them and food catered to children as well as adults. The top deck; Serenity is adults only and has nice comfortable loungers and a bar and hot tub (we all called it the warm tub as it felt like pool water). The two things I did not like was the warm hot tub and not even bartenders at each bar; especially the main ones. They got you off the ship very quickly for the excursions and back on just as quick. The photographers did a very good job at all the phot stations.The last day when departing was so fast I could not even believe it!
Ship Quality
Would like an all adult swimpool.
Food and Dining
The staff will get you anything else if you do not like what you ordered.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Bartenders need some work.
Excellent comedy and showtime theatre
Children's Programs
Lots of things to keep them happy
Onboard Activities
Bingo was good enough; short and sweet.
Destinations and Excursions
Some excursions do not give you enough time to eat lunch or shop.
Galveston, Texas
You have to fly into Houston. I recommend private transportaion to Galveston over Carnival's bus shuttle.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The hop on and off bus just takes you to part of the town and back it does not drive anywhere at all by the mountains. I think a driving tour up to the top & back would be good
George Town, Grand Cayman
You can go on an early excursion and still have time to shop at lots of places right on the Pier and time to go to the beach. Taxi's are plenty.
Cozumel, Mexico
Excellent shopping right at the new pier, you don't even have to travel out of that area if you don't want to walk much.


If you are in a hurry go to the Lido deck for meals; if you have time to be pampered wait and go to the dining places.

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