Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not happy with cruise nor change of its Course!

Sail Date: July 09, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

The cruise line should definitely not be allowed to automatically charge your credit card per person per night for gratuities...nor to automatically charge you 15% on drinks that are ordered.  This is absurd!!  How is this allowed?  A person should be allowed to tip what they want, not be told what to tip.  I am sure many people are not aware that the charge is automatic.  It is the same charge for children per day, if there are 2 adults and 2 children in a cabin - this adds up to $48. per day per cabin.

On the first day, the ship turned around for an emergency; we never went to the designated island but to Key West instead which I thought there should have been a compensation.  We have been to Key West twice before but never to the island on the itinerary.

One day the on our end of the boat smelled like sewer all afternoon and into the evening and the odor was very strong in our room.

We were not happy with this cruise and it was expensive!!


Cabin / Stateroom
Never met our Steward although the room was made up quickly.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Port Canaveral, Florida
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Never went on this scheduled itinerary - went to Key West instead due to an emergency this was extremely disappointing!
Belize City, Belize
Cozumel, Mexico


There was music mostly all of the time. I have been on ships that were "dead"

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