Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

All in all, the trip was very nice. Smoke in casino was bad and kept many from gambling.

Sail Date: April 30, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

The Magic was a very nice ship.  It was clean and in all the staff was very good.  There were a few things that kept it from being a 5 star rating.   The were overall menu and service in the dining room. An example of this is I have never been on a cruise that beginning the 2nd night, the waiter didn't know exactly what anyone drank at the table (water, iced tea, lemonade, etc)  on this cruise he/she still asked on the last night.   This is a small thing but very noticeable.  and smoke in the casino, was unbearable.  The cabin steward was very nice and always had our cabin made up,etc.  The employees on the Lido deck were great.

Of the 25 cruises I have been on it was closer to the best than the worst.

Im looking forward to going on the Vista in February to see how it compares


I wish Carnival will add some single rooms that you do not have to pay double for and have them closer to other rooms so families can travel together.

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was great. The only problem we had was it was very noisy (I guess engine noises) when we went into ports.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
This went very well. The only comment I have is that liquer had to be picked up the day of disembarkation. It was much better being delivered to the cabin the day before so it could be packed.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Dining room dining was quite disapointing. First a party of 6 was given 3 different tables in different areas. The menu has change a lot. Just about everything on it was spicy and one night I asked for salmon without pepper rub and received it after everyone else was eating desert because it was a special order. More "simple" food needs to be on menu like it used to be. More waiters, helpers need to be in dining room.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Carnivals beach is beautiful and was very secure and easy to get to....just a short walk.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Be sure to take you bathing suit with you to enjoy the pool. Pricing was very reasonalbe and shops were nice.


The Magic has less musical shows than most CArnival ships

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