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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 31, 2013
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago

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!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The staff will get you anything else if you do not like what you ordered.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Bingo was good enough; short and sweet.


5 out of 5
Excellent comedy and showtime theatre

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Lots of things to keep them happy

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Bartenders need some work.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Would like an all adult swimpool.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

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.

3 out of 5
You have to fly into Houston. I recommend private transportaion to Galveston over Carnival's bus shuttle.
3 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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.
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