1st and last Carnival cruise

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 16, 2014
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6406
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Yes, a bit reasonable, and way more available (many people said they booked the week of sailing) than Disney or Royal Carib.

BUT, can't be compared in the wow factor or overall satisfaction to them, even though this is Carnival's newest/biggest ship.

You know you are not imagining it when your 7 and 9 year olds come up and tell you they don't want Carnival again,

at their age they're brutally honest.  After one hour at 'Camp Carnival', our 9 year old didn't go back there for 6.75 days, even though she 

originally had planned to stay away from the us (parents) during the cruise.

Except the stage performers, the cruise director (Noonan), and room steward, the staff were SO UNINTERESTED/UNMOTIVATED, AND NON-TEAM PLAYERS with the fellow employees, it was unbelievable; saw multiple interemployee arguments and eye rolling!  As a physician and educator, you're trained to pick up subtle behavioral issues, here the only training one needed was for the crew, lots of it...


Bon voyage

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Awesome Tandoori food at the very back of Lido deck on the right, get there early, they close at 2:30.

3 out of 5
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