Good time on board as expected

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 14, 2013
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
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!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bunk beds we expected but no pace to sit in the room except a stool at the vanity mirror.

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
Lots of things to do and they really know how to load people on the ship.
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Nice beaches are a $10 round trip cab ride away.
5 out of 5
People are really friendly in the Bahamas. Not in your face like Jamaica.
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