Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Good time on board as expected

Sail Date: April 14, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our fifth cruise with Carnival but only our first time on the Magic.

As expected the ship was clean, the crew friendly, the food good and the desserts below average.

For a ship with 3500 passengers the loading process went very smoothly and at no time did the ship ever seem crowded. We did the anytime dining and never had to wait in line for more than a few minutes for a table.

I liked that there was an adults only section, numerous hot tubs & lots of shrimp on the menu,. This large ship had several features not found on the slightly smaller ships we had sailed on such as the dedicted Mongollian Stirfry at lunch, the appetizer bar at dinner, the Tandoor grill at lunch and the expanded playground/waterpark area on the upper decks. Especially the tippping waterfall bucket.

We truly enjoyed the 24 hour ice cream and hot chocolate!
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Bunk beds we expected but no pace to sit in the room except a stool at the vanity mirror.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Galveston, Texas
Lots of things to do and they really know how to load people on the ship.
Key West, Florida
Turn left off the ship for some great $5 shops. Hemingway's house is pricey at $13. Zachary Taylor State park is great for the beach and the fort.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Nice beaches are a $10 round trip cab ride away.
Nassau, Bahamas
People are really friendly in the Bahamas. Not in your face like Jamaica.


Check out the barbque on the outdoor Lido deck forward for lunch on sea days. Grilled sliders and quesadillas

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