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Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 28, 2014
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 2344
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We went when there were not a lot of children aboard, which is what we wanted.  The ship is a great one for families, with the serenity section where no one under 21 is allowed.  It was a perfect getaway, not an extremely elaborate ship, but new and well maintained. Its a FUN SHIP.  Tho we didn't partake of the nightly movies on the Lido deck, the ones they showed were recent and well chosen.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Southern Lights dining room was terrific. Wait staff and Maitre D especially

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
plenty to do

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Excellently produced but not my particular taste.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Scott, the Cabin steward, Gusto, from Southern Lights and his assistant waiters. Skip was also an excellent cruise director

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
New and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was good in everry way

Ship Tip

Always go to the Southern Lights dining room for breakfast/brunch at sea days. Lido is nice, but very, very crowded. Just because the ship is larger doesn't mean its any more accessible than smaller ones. Actually, it was a bit more chopped up than smaller ships, and there was lots of walking.

3 out of 5
Crowded and the debarkation and our embarkation were overlapping. So it was a bit confusing. Also, because the ship is so large, the guests are many, so lines are longer.
1 out of 5
Too much oppression by locals. Couldn't even walk down the street. I found the Jamaican people to be rude, overbearing and extremely pushy. I won't go back to Jamaica unless I choose an excursion. I'm sure its a beautiful place, but we were very anxious to get back to the ship.
5 out of 5
Great shopping and food. 7 mile beach is wonderful if you want to be on your own. The town was very accessible, clean and enjoyable. I found the culture to be very classy and no pushy street vendors. Friendly, clean and able to feel safe and relaxed
5 out of 5
Swam in beach at Cozumel. Been there many times so we are familiar with the place. It's culture is more mexican than Island. But its nice. The street vendors are a bit obnoxious, but they don't accost you like they do in Jamaica. Chankanaab is beautiful, but unnecessarily expensive. The dolphin swim is good but you can't take pictures.
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