Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Out of the Cold and into the Comfort

Sail Date: December 21, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was the first year that we did not have family coming for Christmas so we decided to do the Christmas cruise on the Carnival Magic.  Best decision we ever made.  Instead of constant cooking and cleaning, it was being pampered and waited on.  Everyone was so nice and really made the trip outstanding.  My wife and I are 60ish and we even went zip-lining in the Honduras.  On Christmas, Carnival even made it snow in the atrium while everyone sang Let it Snow.  It will go down as one of our most memorable Christmas' for sure.


Ship Quality
The ship is kept emaculate all the time. You are always seeing crew cleaning
Food and Dining
My wife is celiac and the ship made special dishes for her every evening and they even had gluten free pizza crust so she could have pizza while watching the movies.
Service and Staff
They were all so nice and even remembered our first names when we would come out of our room.
I have to admit here was a little disappointing. The singers and dancers were very talented but the choreography was terrible.
Children's Programs did not use so can't comment
Onboard Activities
Always seemed like there was something to do or going on. Never got bored.
Destinations and Excursions
We got off at Cozumel and did some shopping just to get off and move around. Stayed on the ship at Belize because they were having some problems with enough boats for tenure. Then got off the boat at Honduras and went to the beach and did the zip lining. Zip lining is soooo much fun.
Cabin / Stateroom
Just remember you can have them make your twin beds into a queen before you get there so you have one big bed instead of two small ones. We like the inside staterooms because when you turn out the lights, it is pitch dark until you are ready to get up.
Galveston, Texas Drove straight to the ship.
Cozumel, Mexico
We have been three times so the best thing to us is the shopping. Stop in at Touch of Gold and pick up some very nice cultured pearls at a really low price.
Belize City, Belize
The absolute best excursion on the trip will be the cave tubing with lunch. Don't pass it up.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Very small but very pretty place. We think that the Zip Lines were the best choice for an excursion.


We have been on 6 cruises and never watched the movies at night on the big screen. Do watch if you get the chance. They are a great way to relax in the afternoon and they usually have really good movies.

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