Too much quanitity, not enough quality.

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 02, 2014
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6449
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The ship is great, the room was spacious and clean.  The buffet was pretty much the same thing every day, every meal. Sometimes both sides were stocked with food, but one side had signs saying it was closed.  The sit down dinners were delish.  The staff were helpful and fun. The coffee is terrible, unless you like REALLY strong coffee.  All the other drinks were really expensive. The pools were small, but there were plenty of hot tubs.  The activity area with mini golf, water slides and such were great.  All the shows we wanted to see were at 10PM, way too late for us early birds. It would be a good idea to tape them & play them back in the morning for the early birds to see. In fact there really wasn't anything for early birds, except food.

The ports of call were WAY too short 8am-3pm mostly.  Every excursion we went on there were way too many people and not enough time to enjoy what was there.  The printed and video information on ship was all about selling you on the trip & not enough about what you would need or what was available, lockers, changing rooms, money for pictures, food & drinks.  Many of the stops have lost the island feel and become too commercial.  On the beach you expect to hear steel drums or reggia, not rap or hip hop.Sad


Food and Dining

3 out of 5
More varity in the buffets. Not the same breakfast,lunch & dinner every day.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Most things were way too late for the early birds. Music WAY too loud.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Record the late shows and show them in the morning so early birds can enjoy them too.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Bring instant coffee, unless you like REALLY, REALLY strong coffee. Bring water & soda, they are very
expensive on ship.

5 out of 5
Great small town. Most every thing is on the seawall.
3 out of 5
The helmet dive is great. Take an underwater camera. stay too short.
3 out of 5
excursion stops too short & crowded. Bring sun screen.
1 out of 5
Way too many people, too commercial no Jamaica feel.
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