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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 07, 2014
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9452
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was my18th Carnival cruise, second on the Magic. Embarkation was easy.Left on time. The overall cruise was typical. The buffet food is always the same. I was disappointed that they have not yet added the new Guy's hamburger station.The main dining room was good. Using the flexible dining time was nice. The food selection was average, most meals were very good. The only complaint on dining was 2 very loud, rude diners using very inappropriate language in a family setting. The waiters heard them but said nothing. One night the assistant took my left over spoon and gave it to another member of our party to use.

   The casino was large, good variety of slot machines. They were not generous,of course. The main showroom productions were pretty good. However, the magic show was big on production and slight on magic. The later evening comedians ranged from so-so to hilarious. The shopping and excursion seminars never change, nor the watch and jewelry "sales".  The candy store was fantastic.

   The staff was nice. Room attendants efficient.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Having a balcony was nice but you really do not spend that much time in the cabin. The bathrooms are the same on every cruise ship.

Ship Tip

Definitely spent the money to use the Spa 9 facilities. It is limited to about 50 people and the cost was $125 (it may vary per cruise). Several steam rooms, large whirlpool, and internally heated tiled reclining lounges. Very relaxing.

5 out of 5
If you have a few extra days there are historic buildings, great seafood restaurants
5 out of 5
Little French Key. Get to see some countryside, better swimming than near ship
5 out of 5
Wallace River tour. Monkeys,bats,iguanas,birds, manatee (his nose),crocidiles
3 out of 5
Seems few people go into to town to shop. Beautiful water.
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