Magic Family Cruise

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 28, 2013
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Our family chose this cruise so we could see just what all the excitement of the Magic was all about. We were not dissatisfied. It was a great experience from start to finish. Their were six in our party in two balcony cabins on the Lido Deck. Great rooms and a fantastic Steward - Budha. He was the best. Very attentive and when we needed something he was right there to make it happen. Our rooms being on the food deck were in just the right space. We did not have any problems with noise and when on our balconies there was not a noise problem that I think would have happened on a lower deck.
The Cloud 9 Spa was fantastic. We purchased a week pass for the special aroma therapy rooms and believe you me it was well worth the money and one of the highlights of the cruise for my daughter and myself. Serenity was a gift of the cruise that came with our passage. It is the best place for relaxing in an adult only area that had great views, comfortable lounges, hammocks and our own in area bar. The attendants were attentive and very friendly.
We dined in the Northern Lights Dining room and had an excellent wait staff. Smith was the head waiter and unfortunately I can't remember the ladies name but she was from the Philippines and greeted us every meal with our names. I am ashamed that I can't remember her name. Katun was the other assistant. All three were very friendly knew my husband was an iced tea drinker and would be asking for the Melted Chocolate Cake every night.
Our shore excursions were all very good. In Jamaica we went to the coffee plantation, Grand Cayman the Turtle Farm (excellent) and in Cozumel we experienced Salsa and Salsa. That was our favorite excursion and it is well worth the fare. The three young energetic hostess were fantastic. We learned to make 5 different Salsa's, a fresh Margarita and then took to the dance floor and learned to Salsa. It was better than Dancing with the Stars. A fun time and I wish Carnival would advertise it better. We have been on 7 cruises and this shore excursion is way up there on our list of favorites.
Overall we had a wonderful fun time on the Magic and highly recommend it to everyone. It is a great experience and we are booking another cruise for next summer that will include our daughters, son in laws and our 4 grandchildren. Look out Magic the Mabry/Alvarados/Peters/Rawlins are coming.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great choices

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the Trivia contest, the music and Comedian Brunch

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Lots of great activities especially trivia contests.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Looked like they were having fun

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always attentitve

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Excellant

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Only the best
5 out of 5
Had a scam with our parking but got a reimbursement on our return. Be careful when you purchase on line.
5 out of 5
Book only thru ship. It is a good deal
5 out of 5
Loved returning to the Turtle farm for the 3rd time
5 out of 5
Salsa and Salsa. Fantastic and fun
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