Great Family Cruise for Christsmas

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 20, 2015
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11265
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our family cruise for Christmas was wonderful but expensive!  The staff is absolutely amazing, and did everything to make you comfortable and make sure you were having fun.  My only complaint is the prices onboard the ship.  Paying almost $30 a bucket of (4) beers is crazy expensive.  Drinks at $8.95 plus tip -- really adds up and is just way overpriced.  The amount you pay for your cruise the prices should be a little more reasonable.  Same goes for the kids arcade, not one game under $1 is also crazy.  Your stuck on the ship with no alternatives so they got you.  Just remember your going to spend double what you think onboard the ship.  Even the pictures are overpriced! 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
At dinner the other Marketplace options are not available. Burito and Mongolian Wok should be open for dinner not just lunch. Only option for dinner if you don't go to dinning hall is the main buffet:(

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Wasn't real impressed with the onboard activities especially over Christmas and last day. Thought they would have made more of an effort on these two days your stuck on the ship especially on a holiday. No going away party the last day on lido deck was disappointing!


3 out of 5
OK -- not great show times if you have late dinner and kids

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
My kids did not partake because to shy to walk into that room

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Can't even say enough about the staff!!!! WONDERFUL!!!! Room attendant was amazing - Sup (?) 11th deck --- so accomidating and always making sure we were good!! Tide Bar: Again AWESOME -- Komang/Erwin/Suyasa!!! Always kept us entertained along with our teen sons. Also -- Burtomi and Alit -- were amazing and made our trip memorable. All these people made our cruise a great one and deserve recognition!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Design is awful -- so split up hard to find things

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was great!! 4 people in room is tight probably wouldn't do that again. Need a coffee maker in the room, so you can have coffee while you get ready for breakfast! Very clean always!!! Sup was wonderful:)
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3 out of 5
Tender process was awful and waste of a day!!
5 out of 5
Loved Jamaica!! Easy off and on the ship
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