If you cant handle the heat stay off the Magic

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 10, 2015
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9433
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I will start with the good.  The service by the staff was very good. especially dining staff.  the ports we visited were a lot of fun.  the shows especially comedy were good.

Now for the bad.  ship was way to hot.  my deck was very warm I complained 5 times about the heat in my stateroom.  finally it was explained to me that if you opened your door took a shower or did anything that might generate heat in your room that it would take hours for the temperature to drop back down.  That seems ridiculous to me.  Second item food quality is mediocre at best.  If you have ever sailed on a princess ship, which is my prior experience that I am comparing this to,  It is no where near as good. the buffet is highly repetitive and rather sub par.  we got tired of the food very quickly.  disembarking at the ports was horrible.  it took quite some time in both Cozumel and Belize to get off the ship and then to get back on at the end of the day.  the beds are very uncomfortable. they are built much like a cot or trundle bed, metal frame with wire strung across.  I woke up with back pain and sweaty every morning.  the first morning when I looked down at the comforter I had discarded on the floor from the heat I noted dried blood on it from a previous tenant.  They did replace the comforter but that is disgusting.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
nothing special

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
all good activities were very crowded

Entertainment

3 out of 5
lounges were very crowded

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
they watched tv most the time my son was in there, which admittedly wasnt very often or for long.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
made a real effort to know your name.,

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
for such a new ship it sure seemed worn

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
room was too warm, was dirty when I checked in water pressure sucks
1 out of 5
the uglies port i have been to.
3 out of 5
very busy and packed
5 out of 5
the tndering wasnt great but the port area was clean and nice
5 out of 5
port felt very them park like.
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