Ship's Staff Awesome…Entertainment terrible!

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 11, 2014
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6242
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was our second trip on Magic in a year. We obviously had a great time on the first cruise, but the seond cruise was a complete letdown.  Our biggest complaint is the calliber of entertainment...not only staff entertainers, but passenger participation.  For example, on day one we were subjected to vulgar behavior at poolside which was encouraged by staff.  We expected a rowdy bunch, but some of the actions were profane and not fit for children to see or hear. If you have problems with smoke, this cruise is not for you.  Smoking sections are located in areas where many passengers try to relax.  It was horrible!  

In addition, twice we got up and left the theater during a performance, and we weren't the only ones!  During a Mating Game show two couples laid out on the stage and proceeded to "have sex" and later in the performance, one of the member's response to a question was so vulgar that the cruise director hid behind the curtain.  It was gross, so we left. The second time we left was during the murder mystery; their attempt at potty humor was so juvenile that we walked out.  Aside from the lack of fun things to do during "fun at sea" we did enjoy the excursions and food in the restaurants.  Our cabin steward was awesome, too.  This will be our last cruise with Carnival.  Too much money, too little fun!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent restaurant food and service

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Not much to do. Not big on baking in the sun or getting drunk. Shows were offensive so we stopped going after the second day

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Will not sail Carnival again

Children's Programs

Don't know anything about this

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Steward was wonderful!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean and cabin was adequate in size

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Adequate size and always very clean

Ship Tip

Room service for breakfast is terrific

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Appleton Rum factory tour was great! Ride through the mountains was wild but very informative
5 out of 5
Beautiful island…would go back for an all inclusive!
5 out of 5
If the seas are rough, the ferry ride can be horrible. Many people got sick…took several days for me to recover even with a patch
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