Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

worst cruise ever

Sail Date: February 09, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

ship did not come into port on time ( fog was to blame ) so we loaded late, really late. ( lots of standing in line waiting  TSA was to blame for some of this no contingency plans for this sort of problem )Did not get on board until after ( started @ 5:30 ) 11:00 pm , no luggage until 12:00 and then we had to do a muster ( fed laws ) finally on way after 1:00 am .. needless to say we were not going to go to our first port on time. ( key west  ) so we did themin reverse order not so bad as we did see them all ( not enought time at key west ) in doing this we had to do an immigration and naturalization process on board ship prior to docking in Key West .  more standing in line seems like that is all we did . Finally docked in Galveston ( late  ) off ship at 12:00 or later..  more fog and had a shipboard emergency passenger had a bad appendix had to be airlifted off of ship.  Food was pretty bad not up to the Magic's standards ( this was our third cruise on the Magic ) .. Service was up to the standards we have come to expect. Serving people can not do too much when the food is bad.  all in all we did not have a very good time on our cruise. which is a shame for thoise first timers ( they are ruined and probably won't be back. 

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
food was not good except for breakfast buffet
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Destinations and Excursions
Galveston, Texas
no contigency plans for late departures nor for loading ship late TSA did not do their jobs in an efficient manner
Key West, Florida
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Nassau, Bahamas


dining room experience was pretty bad ( we have eaten there before and were looking forward to it. hopes were soon dashed.. really bad .

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