Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Ship's Staff Awesome…Entertainment terrible!

Sail Date: May 11, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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!

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Ship Quality
Clean and cabin was adequate in size
Food and Dining
Excellent restaurant food and service
Cabin / Stateroom
Adequate size and always very clean
Service and Staff
Steward was wonderful!
Will not sail Carnival again
Children's Programs Don't know anything about this
Onboard Activities
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
Destinations and Excursions
Had awesome excursions
Galveston, Texas
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Appleton Rum factory tour was great! Ride through the mountains was wild but very informative
George Town, Grand Cayman
Beautiful island…would go back for an all inclusive!
Cozumel, Mexico
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


Room service for breakfast is terrific

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