Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Had fun! Great weather, great People!

Sail Date: September 20, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Start my review with the good.


Met a great bunch of people. There were no divisions in race or religion. EVERYONE was great! The staff was friendly and was there with answers to all our questions. Loved the towel animals every night in our room. Food was good, some great, some not so great, but you will never be hungry or thirsty.

Loved movie night out by the pool on the big screen*. Dancing in the Club “Vibe” and at the Ocean Club. Had some very funny Comedians at the Comedy Club.

Now the not so good.

The Cruse Director Eric was a rude pompous ***. Interrupted the movie* we were watching, right in the most important part without an apology when confronted the next day, actually was rude about it. Carnival if he's the best you got to offer your guest, might need to rethink it.

Coffee, we are coffee drinking people, WORST COFFEE EVER!! Carnival Magic, CLEAN THE POTS! Bitter, bitter, left a bad taste after every cup, no excuse for it!

Loved the Photos, but HATE the price. $22 for 8x10, $13 & $17 for 5x7...REALLY?! Yes. The waste of photos is RIDICULOUS! Cut back on waste and stupid photos (people have their own cameras for those, then you can RUDUCE the price of the photos by 75%! Organize and put photos on CDs and sell for $50, then 95% of people will by it! You might actually turn a profit on it.

Unless your a drunk, skip the unlimited drink cards. Not worth the extra money.

Skip the casino, only .0001% pay out (that's probably being generous).

Best excursion was in Roatan on the Jolly Roger and they took photos on the Catamaran and guess what? They put them on their facebook page for FREE!! You heard me FREE!!! Other Excursions could learn from them!!

Overall fun trip and hope to do it again!


Cabin / Stateroom
Good access to elevators and far enough away from the noise. Great view of all the ports. Would stay in this cabin again.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting on is a mad house, getting off was a little better, first time they didn't call us off by levels, we were on level 8 and was last to disembark. Why pay more for better room if you get no privileges?
Ship Quality
Heard the MAGIC was remodeled, Wasn't very evident, looked worn in some areas.
Destinations and Excursions
Excursion in Belize was canceled and had to pay $40 more for one similar to it, $149 ea. Friends did the same excursion for $89ea without meal. Meal was not worth the extra $$.
Onboard Activities
Too may things to do and not enough time!
Overall lots of fun things to do. Loved the Comedy Club and Dance Club.
Service and Staff
Everyone, except Cruise Director Eric, was polite and Helpful. Loved listening to Brick talk and he was very friendly to all!
Food and Dining
You will never be hungry...and I'm a picky eater!
Galveston, Texas
Galveston needs to clean up the area around the port. They should earn enough revenue from parking and taxes to clean up and revamp the area around the port.
Cozumel, Mexico
Hot, shop people very pushy, garbbed my sister by the arm and dragged us into shop then closed the door. refused to buy from anyone in Cozumel. Will skip this port on future trips, even if I have to stay on ship.
Belize City, Belize
New to Cruise lines, people are friendly and grateful for the additional revenue to their country.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Best out of all excursions. People friendly and not pushy. Would love to travel just to this area.

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