Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Fun if you like to party and spend money!

Sail Date: December 20, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Okay, so the executions were a lot of fun and we enjoyed those days off the ship, exploring the Mayan Ruins, Stingray city and dolphin swim, and zip lining and kayaking the Great River. On the ship was another story, there were fun things like movie night and trivia, but with 4,000 people on the boat other things were either crowded or cost extra money.  The sports deck was fun but all the events like dodge ball were for 18+.

There was plenty of food, ice cream and lemonade 24 hrs a day. For those that like to relax, eat, gamble, watch shows and spend money than this cruise is great. We are a family that like adventure, learning and less crowds, so this cruise maybe just didn't fit us. 

Cabin / Stateroom
I chose a cheaper room with no window and would not recommend that again. It was a very comfy room and we used the TV station showing the front of the boat to let us know when it was morning.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Disembarkation: we were one of the last groups off, which was great, but once off there was no one to tell us how to get to our transfer bus to Huston. We asked 3 different people and they just said they didn't know. We finally went to special services and she informed us where our bus might be. Of course by then our bus had left and the crew at our bus area was wondering where we had been. Lots of lack of communication between ship and ground personnel.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
For Circle C and older kids programs we wanted our kids to participate for free not have additional costs. Our kids were afraid to participate because some of the entertainment cost money.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

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