Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Family Cruise on Carnival Magic 6/11 - 6/18

Sail Date: June 11, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

What a fun way to take a family vacation!  Carnival Magic does a lot of things right.  The entertainment for both kids (2 13 yr old girls) which included mini golf, b-ball court, waterslides, ropes course, arcade, kids dance club etc. was enough to keep these girls busy.  And, my husband and I enjoyed relaxing each evening in the casino which offers slots, roulette, blackjack, 3 card poker and our favorite; Let it Ride.  The new Guys Burger concept was fantastic and the line always move quickly.  The buffet's are pretty much what you'd expect... nothing hot and nothing cold.  The selection was OK but the desserts were just awful every single night.  They really should invest in a person to handle good tasting treats.  Even the cookies were bad!  Thankfully the frozen yogurt was available 24/7 and offered a nice cool treat on the hot days.  Our stops included St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Amber Cove and Grand Turks.  I do not recommend even getting off the ship in Amber Cove.  However, the other stops were awesome!    We would do this cruise again on the Magic! 

Cabin / Stateroom The cabin was perfect for a family of 4. I loved the balcony! I also loved being on the Lido Deck (10th floor) where all of the action is. This deck has the pool and restaurants. The location was perfect except at night it did get a bit noisy since it's right outside the elevators.
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Port Canaveral, Florida
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The Beachcomber hotel is a very quaint get away about 15 minute cab ride from the ship. We went there to try flyboarding. This is a fun excursion that you can book on your own. A family of 4 cost $512 for 30 minutes each.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Grand Turk Island


Bring magnetic hooks - they stick to everything in the cabin. We used them to hang wet bathing suits.

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