Teen and tween loved it. It was OK for me.

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 12, 2015
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 2290
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

There is something for everyone on a cruise. At first the "spring break" party atmosphere was a little too much, but you just have to remove yourself from it. The smell of booze around the main pool was gross. The main negative I had was traveling on a schedule. The ports were my favorite part but we had to cut our day short and start heading back to the ship by 3:00 or so. It was stressful because they will leave you! Our only bad day was when carnival was not organized with debarking everyone on the first port. We stood in line for 45 minutes and missed our snorkeling excursion. Carnival crew should've diverted the line to other open gang planks, but we didn't know there were faster exits. If you book an excursion through a 3rd party, you're screwed! No gaurentee, no refund, no waiting for you! Carnival catered to their shore excursion guests, the rest of us felt like 3rd class passengers.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony still seemed small for a cabin of 4.

Ship Tip

The Behind the Fun Tour was impressive. Very informative.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Don't book a 9:30 excursion here! The port is tight to debark, there is customs to go through and a taxi line if you need one. We missed our excursion on this port. In line forever!!
3 out of 5
The lamanai ruins was over priced and over rated. 1 hour van ride 1 hour boat ride- very expensive and not that impressive. Go snorkeling.
5 out of 5
Most beautiful and safest of a 3 ports. Would return for sure. Mayan dive shop on the west end is superb!
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