Good route, great service but timming could be better as well a more dining options

Carnival Magic Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Magic

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 23, 2016

Ship: Carnival Magic

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 1403

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

The five of us enjoyed this cruise but several things could be better (and some should be WAY better):


1. Muster safety training logistics to get to our spot was not satisfactory;

2. Docking times on most ports are kind of late (and should be moved to considerably earlier!);

3. Very few dining options and a few of the nicer ones are closed at almost all times during the cruise, such as Guy's Pig & Anchor and Blue Iguana Tacos (which coincided with free pasta lunch at Cucina Del Capitan);

4. 1st off shore excursion meet up and debarking the ship was NOT properly organized;

5. Waterpark on the ship is AWESOME;

6. Staterooms are VERY comfortable with fluffy towels, comfy pillows and enough space to not feel squeezed;

7. Lots of great options for excursions (although Deep Sea Fishing in Amber Cove wasn't successful).


We love cruising but after doing the 7 day cruise with Norwegian in Hawaii this past year, the bar was set pretty high for us, so, this is probably a better cruise for first timers or people that can easily benefit from a last minute deal (that live near Port Canaveral) as there's very good value delivered by this cruise. I wouldn't get out of my way to take this cruise but if you "stumble" on it and think the cost x benefit is attractive, by all means take it. If you are on the fence you are probably better looking somewhere else.


Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
very spacious and comfortable. attendant service was superb!!!

Ports Of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
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