A "met my expectations" cruise

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 07, 2016
Ship: Carnival Magic
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9303
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Carnival Magic is a nice ship.  The food was good - not great.  The staff was friendly, although you could tell some of them struggled with having to speak and smile .  Our balcony stateroom was comfortable and was kept clean and orderly. Our room steward was illusive - we didn't meet him until three days into the cruise.  The entertainment was good.  Unfortunately, they don't have a show every night.  One night was a complete bust with an illusionist.  The next night was a different illusionist and the show was very impressive.  The casino was packed virtually all of the time largely due to a slots tournament.  No provision was made for the number of machines taken out of service for the tournament - which left fewer machines available for play. All in all, a nice cruise which did not exceed our expectations but did not disappoint us either.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Kudos to Guys Burger Joint. It was the best burger I've had on any cruise ship or cruise line!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The availability of trash receptacles were few and far between. People chose to drop their trash on the floor rather than find somewhere to put it. Trash was even put in people's mail boxes outside their stateroom door! The layout of the ship is very easy to remember and navigate through.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great location of the cabin. It was very convenient to everything. The only negative (and this was a BIG one) is that it was right next to a door, so every time a cart went over the threshold, it made a noise. For the first day, we thought someone was knocking at our door and then figured out what it was. We grew immune to the noise until the last night. When they were pulling the carts full of luggage across the threshold, it was so loud!
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