big boat, lots of people

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 30, 2013
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

A cruise is always fun, and we did enjoy ourselves. The trip just did not compare to other cruises. The best experience was in the "southern lights" dinning room, food was good and the service was personable. The Magic is a big boat, it seems to me that mostly what was added was cabins, we always had to wait on elevators, lines were everywhere and the theater was full for every performance. Food at venues other than the main dinning room fell under the quantity over quality heading. Also in other cruises I never felt the boat move, in the Magic we felt motion while underway. I feel that maybe we are just outside of Carnivals target market, as our expectation of service levels is greater that others.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The dinning room was good food at other places, not so much

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
overall service levels were mixed

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
lots of ship motion and generally overcrowded

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Good for families and young adults.

5 out of 5
boarding and disembarkment were well organizrd
5 out of 5
enjoyed Zip lining and beach
5 out of 5
visited Goff's caye, very nice
5 out of 5
water and snorkling were excellent
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